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Job and Career Resources

Job and Career Resources

Resources for Choosing a Career or Job Goal

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed for hundreds of different kinds of jobs as well as what you would earn, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips and information about the job market in each State by occupation type.
  • O*Net OnLine is a tool for career exploration and job analysis featuring detailed descriptions of the world of work.
  • Industry Clusters tells you growth expectations and number of projected job openings by industry type.
  • Job Zones groups occupations into categories based on levels of education, experience, and training necessary to perform the occupation.
  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the US Department of Labor, contains definitions of almost every occupation.
  • America’s Career InfoNet features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools and career exploration assistance. (
  • Fastest Growing Occupations helps you identify growing occupations by level of job training and education required.
  • Self Assessment helps you evaluate your skills and interests, identify accomplishments, understand time management, create goals, explore career options, and find resources for learning skills, finding a job and managing your career.


Job Finding Resources


  • America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers and provides contact information for a range of local work-related services including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities. (
  • USAJOBS is the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
  • Placement USA matches you to jobs based on your profile. You will need to create an account before you can view jobs.
  • Academic Careers Online features faculty, research, post doctorate, adjunct, administrative and senior management positions at (community) colleges, universities and research institutes around the world.
  • VolunteerMatch connects you to local and virtual volunteer opportunities that are a great way to gain experience, learn about jobs and new careers, and help others.

Chicago Area

  • ChicagoDiversity connects Chicago area employers with qualified, local applicants of all backgrounds.
  • Search for jobs in the Chicago area related to your field of expertise at this Web site