Online @ wpi.edu/+library: Help & Instruction Self-Help Career Research
Resources for Career Planning
Job Search Strategies – 2010
Finding a Career Path
Books & web sites on career choices: What Color is Your Parachute and Occupational Outlook Handbook
Search the Library Catalog for print and electronic books on vocational guidance or job hunting
Track down subject specific career guides that cater to your area of interest or personality: such as Careers for
Number Crunchers or Riley Guide: Computing & Technology Jobs
Career Advice & Finding the Right Job for You
America’s Career InfoNet
Build a profile with employment, wages, skills, and more. Find high-growth and high-wage occupations.
Create industry profile with employment and wage trend information and more.
Bolles, Richard Nelson. What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job Hunters & Career Changers.
General Collection HF5383 B56
Classic manual for career planning. Contains practical, entertaining advice, and resources.
Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Reference HB2595 A5 or online
Search of standardized occupational information used by the public employment service system, which
requires a uniform occupational language for use in all of its offices.
Search occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and
characteristics of workers and occupations. Choose Find Occupations or Skills Search to get started.
Occupational Outlook Handbook. Reference HF5382.5 U5 O25 or via web (free resource)
Career guidance, information about prospective changes in the world of work, and qualifications needed
by workers. Describes 250+ occupations in detail.
Specialized Career Guides
Peterson's Job Opportunities in Business. General Collection HF5382.5 U5 B8
Peterson's Job Opportunities in Engineering and Computer Science. TA157 P44
Riley Guide (free resource)
Free web site with links to job advice and listings