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Researching Career Opportunities: Home

Thoughtful research and careful investigation are the first steps in the adventure of career planning. If you want to locate descriptions of careers and the outlook for working in that field or industry explore the following library resources

Looking for information on a career?


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Billington Library has many resources available on careers and vocational guidance.Click on the tabs at the top of the page to explore these resources.

Library Hours

Summer Semester Hours:

Mon - Thu: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00  - 6:00 pm

Fall and Spring Semester Hours:

Mon - Thu: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

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Beginning your search

There are several areas in the library that contain information relevant to career planning.The LC  numbers  HF 5381 - HF 5382 contain general books on careers and vocational guidance. Use the online catalog  to access a link to these titles. Also, look up books by subject. For example,  look under the heading Medicine-Vocational Guidance for books on careers in the health industry. Note in this example, that some titles are in the R690s with other medical books .Other subject terms that you might search are 'occupations', 'job descriptions', and 'professions'. All titles may be be browsed and checked-out and will be on the second floor of the library.

Information on resumes can be found in the areas of HF5383 and interviewing can be found in HF5549.

Professional journals and newspapers contain classified ads. Consult the Encyclopedia of Associations  for a list of professional associations and their publications.


Career Development Center

* JCCC's Career Development Center is located at SC 252, phone extension 3870. They have many useful services for students. *

Resources for Finding a Job

Click on the link below to view a guide with information on resumes, interviewing, websites for finding jobs and much more.

Subject Guide

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