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Careers And Job Searching: Getting Started

This guide aims to lead you to sources that useful for investigating and pursuing a job or career choice. The sources covered include books, e-books, website and subscribed database, a available only to LBCC students, faculty, and staff.

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Careers and Job Searching


This research guide pulls together a variety of resourcse you may want to use for investigating and pursuing a job or career choice.

  •  Make a decision which career is  right for you

  • What kinds of education, certification, personality traits, etc are required for specific jobs?

  • How the Industry outlook, estimated salary, growth potential, etc. looks like?

  • Which school and universities offer this degrees/certificates?

  • What are the course requirements for this degrees/certificates at specific schools and universities?

Want to know where to start your research? Click on the above tabs to find lists of books, journal titles and recommended databases, primary sources and recommended reliable websites.

Have questions? Feel free to comment or ask questions about this research guide by clicking above on the PAGE COMMENTS link. Feel free to contact a librarian anytime you need assistance.

Good luck in your research.


Keyword Suggestions

Reference sources are great starting point to begin any research. Books are the most reliable source of information. Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers and the Internet provide the most updated data. You however need to use the right terms to describe your research topic. Use of Keywords can then be applied in any type of search from using the library catalog, to database searches and of course the Internet. The following are some common keywords used for searching information about careers.

  • "Career development"
  • vocational guidance"
  • "vocational interests"
  • "employment opportunities"
  • "cover letters"
  • "job vacancies"
  • "job search"
  • "work abroad"
  • "overseas work"
  • "job hunting"
  • resumes
  • interviewing
  • occupations
  • professions
  • employment

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