Steps to Career Research


____1. Bridges Choices Planner-- Online database. See librarian for password.
Take an interest quiz. Search jobs with typical work day, interview videos,
student blogs, career finder, high school courses, and more. Create a
portfolio so you can keep an ongoing record of your search.

____2. Occupational Outlook Handbook--Online database with careers.
from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(Citation at end of article.)
____3. Ferguson's Career Guidance Center --Online database with careers.
(Citation at end of article.) See librarian for password.

____4. Career Books--Reference and regular--All with a yellow stripe on spine.
Use online catalog for book and web links.
Regular books-- three week sign-outs. Reference books--overnight.
____5. Interviews and job shadowing
-Remember to take a list of interview questions with you.
You may also sign out a micro cassette recorder for exact quotes.
-If you have to fax an interview, the library fax/phone is 368-3543.


Citation examples:


Taormina, Dan. Personal interview. 10 October 2013.
Ritter, Julie. Telephone interview. 4 January 2013.

*If you cannot schedule a live interview, you can find online interviews at Bridges Choices Planner

_____6. Web Sites--see listing below

_____7. Use www.easybib.com to format your "Works Cited."

Career Web Sites

CareerPark.com

Peterson's

O*NetOnline

Career InfoNet

College Board Career Info

Monster

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