Library Home > Research Resources > > Career Resources

Career Resources

Library Databases | Career Fairs | Career Writing | Cost of Living | Employment Analysis | Job Search| Mentoring

Library Databases

Gale Vocations, Careers and Technical Education Collection - Offering content from over 300 largely full-text journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Business Dateline (ProQuest) - Search a unique resource focusing on local, company-specific material that gives business researchers access to hard-to-find local and regional business news and analysis. Comprehensive local and regional business news coverage of large corporations and private organizations.

Career and Technical Information (ProQuest) - Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum.

U.S. Jobs/Internships (ReferenceUSA) - search by job type, company, and location. Additionally, you can look at the business profiles of companies that are of interest to see all of their available jobs and find similar businesses in the same area. To apply for some job listings, you may have to register through an external site.

Career Fairs

Choice Career Fairs - committed to connecting America's workforce with hiring employers.

Coast to Coast Career Fairs - browse by region to find and register for upcoming career fairs. Job Fairs - browse by state to find and register for upcoming career fairs in your area.

Meeting Employers - site created by Virginia Tech provides helpful tips and advice on how to prepare and attend job fairs.

Military and Veteran Job Fairs - listing of upcoming job fairs from

National Career Fairs - search by city, state or zip to find and register for a career fair near you.

United Career Fairs - view all job fair upcoming events, as well as find resources you might find helpful before, during, or after the career fair.

Career Writing

Action Verbs Categorized by Skills - powerful action verbs for use in your re´sume´.

Curriculum Vitae -  curriculum vitae samples and format examples provided by ResumeEdge. Free Resume Templates - offers 279 resume samples in MS Word in chronological, functional and combination formats.

How to Write a Resume -comprehensive guide created by Open Colleges after consulting with industry experts.
Consulting with industry experts, Open Colleges has complied this comprehensive guide on how to put together a resume. - See more at:
Consulting with industry experts, Open Colleges has complied this comprehensive guide on how to put together a resume. - See more at:
Consulting with industry experts, Open Colleges has complied this comprehensive guide on how to put together a resume. - See more at:

LiveCareer: Resume Builder - hundreds of templates and professional designs for all jobs and industries, including sample phrases written by experts, plus helpful tips and advice to make your resume stand out.

Microsoft Office Resume Templates - free downloadable templates from Microsoft.

Preparing a Curriculum Vitae - article provides some expert tips to help you get started with your writing and preparing your vita.

Purdue OWL: Job Search Writing - tips for applications, letters, resumes and vitas from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue.

ReadWriteThink: Letter Generator - resource helps students create a professional cover letter.

ReadWriteThink: Resume Generator - follow the prompts, filling in the necessary information to generate a neatly formatted resume that you can save.

Resume Dictionary - formed to help job seekers with resume writing with the power of language and provide information about formatting, writing, posting resumes and job hunting and career information.

Resume Redux: Tips for Tough Times - article provides practical advice for revisiting your resume.

Resume Writing - learn which resume formats the experts prefer and how to effectively write summary statements, your employment history and other sections.

Write a Masterpiece of a Resume - award-winning guide to resume writing will teach you to write a resume equal to one done by a top-notch professional writer. It offers examples, format choices, help writing the objective, the summary and other sections, as well as samples of excellent resume writing.

Cost of Living - includes a cost of living comparison calculator for the city you are moving from to the city you are moving to.

Consumer Price Index - US Census Bureau provides produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA) - Social Security's general benefit increases based on increases in the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

Cost of Living Calculator (CNN Money) - helps determine how far your salary will go in a different city.

Cost of Living Calculator(COLA Calculator) - calculates the cost of living in the past and in the future based on research at the American Institute for Economic Research.

Cost of Living Wizard - reports the salary adjustment needed to maintain your current standard of living, and what salary increase or decrease is likely given local market factors.

Numbeo: Cost of Living - provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.

Sperling's Best Places - cost of living comparison includes food, housing, utilities, transportation and health cost of living numbers.

Employment Analysis

Best Job Rankings (U.S. News & World Report) - full rankings of the 100 Best Jobs, can browse the rankings by industry.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Career OneStop - tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor - one-stop, comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - in-depth guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly - articles cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as unusual occupations, tips for jobseekers, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

O*NET OnLine - detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more

State Labor Market Information Contact List - directory of labor and workforce websites by state.

Job Search

American Job Center - official website of the U.S. Government provides tools to help you explore careers, investigate salary and benefit information, plan a job search and browse job sites, and write and improve resumes and cover letters.

Career Builder - create an account to apply to jobs faster, even from your mobile phone, post a resume to be found by registered employers, and create job alerts.

Dice - leading career site for technology and engineering professionals.

Glassdoor - search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages. - a healthcare-focused job board that offers current job opportunities, industry news and job search tips for medical professionals.

HigherEdJobs - leading source for jobs and career information in academia.

Idealist - networking and job searching website for nonprofit careers

Indeed - search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages. - find paid internships, summer jobs or entry level jobs. Or use the Internship Predictor to help find the right job. - a one-stop shop for job seekers looking for the latest employment opportunities from popular job boards. - site powered by Monster allows you to search or browse for jobs by state or category.

Jobs2Careers - Pay-Per-Application job search engine that not only offers professional jobs, but also part-time work and gigs to job seekers.

LinkedIn - get expert guidance from industry leaders here, then sign up for LinkedIn to power your job search.

LinkUp - aggregates jobs from company websites. It indexes over 22,000 company websites and updates those job listings every night.

Monster - search or browse jobs, find articles, job-hunting guidance, salary information and more.

Neuvoo - job search engine that indexes jobs directly from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards.

Psychology Jobs - offers the most comprehensive listing of Jobs in Psychology on the Web.

SimplyHired - lists open jobs in more than 974 official occupations in the US.

Snagajob - largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers.

USAJobs - job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations.

Vitae - provides inside career advice, tools, the best jobs, and an active community to help you succeed in higher education.


ACP AdvisorNet - online community assisting Veterans in developing and achieving their professional goals by connecting them with business leaders from companies nationwide.

MicroMentor - free online mentor service that connects small business owners with business mentors. You can find a mentor or volunteer to be one.

SCORE Mentoring - provides access to volunteer business counselors. SCORE is focused on helping grow small businesses and provides “Volunteer mentors who share their expertise across 62 industries.” - college students can conveniently find and collaborate with mentors from diverse industries and professions to achieve their academic and career goals.