Employment & Career Guidance


Subject Guide

This subject guide offers assistance when researching Employment and Career Guidance information. It lists books, research databases, websites, DVDs, and government information sources. It also includes subject headings that are helpful for searching our catalog for more information.

Employment & Career Guidance Books

Links to Research Databases

Links to Recommended Websites

Browsing Our Catalog

For more titles on Employment & Career Guidance, select the following terms/phrases to search the library's online catalog by subject:

Career Development
Employment Interviewing
Job Hunting
Vocational Guidance

Video Sources

MCPL has a number of DVDs that can be checked out concerning job hunting & employment interviewing. A few of these titles are listed below:

Advance Your Career
Finding That Dream Job
Job Search In The 21st Century
10 Things Not To Do In An Interview

Government Information Sources

CareerOneStop (www.CareerOneStop.org) provides national, state and local career, labor market, and workforce information using online tools, videos, and maps to a range of local services. Job listings are updated nightly and it includes most State Job Banks. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and provides resources and tools for job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. It also includes a web tool that is "very" useful for those trying to match and compare old job skills with potentially new occuaptions. It's called my Skills my Future  (http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/). It not only tries to compare old job skills to the kinds of skills needed in new occupations but, offers additional relevant information as well. Such information includes the locations of job training opportunities, occupational preparations that might be needed (certification, licensing, etc.), wages paid, as well as job listings.         

The Missouri Career Center Division of Workforce Development has locations throughout Missouri. These centers provide various employment services.

Their web address is http://workforce.mo.gov.

Below is a list of their local offices:

Kansas City Downtown - Address: 1740 Paseo, KCMO
Phone: 816-471-2330

Kansas City South - Address: 6801 Longview Road, KCMO
Phone: 816-325-1000

Gladstone - Address: 3100 NE 83rd Street, KCMO
Phone: 816-437-3635

Independence - Address: 15301 E 23rd Street, Independence
Phone: 816-325-5890

The Federal Job Corps service is a division of the U.S. Dept. of Labor. It can help those between the ages of 16 to 24 get free job training. You can find out more by contacting either their local office or by calling their toll free number.

Their website address is http://www.jobcorps.gov.

Toll Free - 800-733-5627

Excelsior Springs - 816-630-5501

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