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Research Guide to Careers: Web Sources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for research careers


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These are open-access websites:

Anne Arundel Community College: Careers and Employment
Services include individual career counseling, job search assistance, career assessments, and career workshops; resources include HumanMetrics Online Personality Assessment, College Central Job Bank, Virtual Career Library, and more

Career Journal
Offering articles, salary comparisons, a job listings search, and career advice from The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information
Guide to career resources, jobs and occupations, online education and degree programs from online schools and universities in the U.S.

Mapping Your Future
A national collaborative, public-service, nonprofit providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy services

Maryland Workforce Exchange
Created the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to improve access to information about jobs, training and workforce support throughout Maryland

O*Net OnLine
Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, and researchers

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Classic reference about occupations compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; includes a description of the work, training and education needed, earnings, and job prospects for each occupation

TED Talk

Elizabeth Gilbert: A different way to think about creative genius

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk (19:29). 

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