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Career Exploration

Career Databases & Websites


Intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession.  Detailed information on nearly 5,000 companies in more than 120 industries. Extensive information on more than 840 professions, including education requirements, skill requirements, salaries, advancement prospects, and more.  Search for current job openings, and find essential advice on resumes, interviews, networking, and more.


Business Source Complete
A massive database covering virtually all business subjects. Thousands of entries for both scholarly and trade business publications. 

  • Tip:  Trade publications are generally written by people within an industry for people within an industry.  For example, JCK is for people working in the jewelry industry, and the Chronicle of Higher Education is for people working at colleges and universities.  Trade publications give great insight into the culture, vocabulary, and inner workings of an industry. 


Occupational Outlook Handbook
From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Searchable profiles on hundreds of occupations including: job descriptions, work environments, how to become employed in the filed, pay, and future employment projections.


Career OneStop
From the U.S. Department of Labor.  Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice.


 Career eBooks


A Day in a Working Life: 300 Trades and Professions through History
Essays on 300+ occupations as they were practiced in 21 historical time periods, ranging from prehistory to the present day, written to inform readers about career choices in different times and cultures.  Each is accompanied by a bibliography of additional sources of information, sidebars that relate historical issues to present-day concerns, and related historical documents.


Careers without Borders: Critical Perspectives (eBook)
Analyzes the challenges, debates and developments in global careers using a critical management perspective.  This book aims to help students and managers understand the career issues involved when they do business in other countries. Copyright 2013. 


Careers and Cultures (eBook)
Explores what a career for individuals is in different countries, cultures, professions and age groups. What does career success mean for people around the world? What are key career transitions, and how are they best managed in different cultures? Copyright 2012.


Careers around the world: individual and contextual perspectives (eBook)
Develop new understandings of career from the vantage point of those who live in diverse cultures, and who belong to different generations. Explores the meaning of what a career for individuals is in different countries, cultures, professions and age groups. Copyright 2012.  


Report on Salary Surveys
Monthly magazine from Bloomberg BNA that analyzes data from major salary surveys released during the year by the biggest compensation survey companies.  (No longer updated as of February 2016.) 




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