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Career Research and Resources
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Career Research & Resources guide!
Explore the subject tabs to find help with researching a career (including potential earnings),
writing resumes and cover letters, and interviewing.
You'll also find many helpful library resources (books and eBooks).
MCC Career Services
McHenry County College's Career Services can help with:
- career planning
- job search strategies
- resume writing
- interviewing tips
You can also schedule an appointment for one-on-one career help! Call or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Career Research Using Library Databases
Peterson’s Test and Career Prep,
Tip: Click Practice Tests & Courses to find career assessment resources, a virtual career library, and practice tests to prepare you for a number of careers.
Research U.S. businesses, as well as jobs and internships.
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers
The Vocations and Careers Collection provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers full-text access to current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Career Research Using the Open Internet
Government data on salaries, job skills, markets, and industries.
From the U.S. Department of Labor. Search the name of a specific job or click Find Occupation to browse career types. Use their Advanced Search to find a career that matches your existing skills.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (BLS)
From the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes short descriptions of hundreds of careers, required training, potential earnings, growth potential, geographical data, and more.
Wage Data by Area & Occupation
From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data by area and occupation.
Search jobs and companies.
Career Resources in Illinois
MCC Library Info
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