Employment & Career Guidance
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
The Career Center's Live Tutor service is open from noon to midnight, seven days a week, and offers one-on-one, online assistance in English and en Español. Available topics for assistance are Resume Help, GED Preparation, Citizenship, and Back to School. Users can also upload a document, such as a resume, for review and proofreading by a tutor. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers thousands of sample resumes and cover letters, worksheets, tutorials, study guides, practice tests, and more.
Career Center is available on iOS.
Career Transitions is a complete, self-paced application that walks job seekers through the entire process of assessing strengths and interests, exploring different career paths, compiling a resume, and searching job listings. Using Career Transitions can improve your chances of landing a job.
Whether you're changing careers or choosing a career for the first time, get an inside look at today's most exciting jobs. You will find a description, job duties, salary range, employment prospects, education and training requirements, tips for getting the job, and more.
LearningExpress Library provides interactive online practice tests and a tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on academic and licensing tests. It offers immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Registration by the user is required to allow the software to record the progress of the user and to allow the user to stop a particular test or lesson and continue at a later time.
Note: If you have any courses in progress as of April 1, you will need to log in using the following link: www.learningexpresslibrary.com. You will have until June 30 to complete those. Any new courses or tests can be done through the main LearningExpress Library link.
Plunkett Research Online provides in-depth information on many industries. Market research and trends analysis, industry statistics and charts, profiles of industry-leading companies (public and private), and industry associations and organizations are included within each Industry Center.
Links to Recommended Websites
Provides a database of want ads from newspapers around the country as well as online resume posting, information on career development, employers, job fairs and virtual job fairs.
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals. Here you will find information about salary and benefits, education and training, as well as resumes and interviews. It also includes links to state-sponsored job bank sites.
A job bank where you can post your resume free. Search for U.S. job and company profiles.
"Revised every two years, the Occupational Outlook Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations."
Official job site of the United States Federal Government.
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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
Kansas City South - Address: 6801 Longview Road, KCMO
Gladstone - Address: 3100 NE 83rd Street, KCMO
Independence - Address: 15301 E 23rd Street, Independence
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