This guide will lead to you tools for exploring various careers, finding job opportunities, and preparing for interviewing. For more specialized help, including help with your resume and connecting you to potential employers, consult the Job Resource Center on campus.
- Skills & Interests
- Career Guides
- Job & Internship Listings
- Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing
- Company & Industry Research
Skills & Interests
These tools can help you assess your own skills and interests in order to determine potential career matches for yourself.
Reference Solutions In the US Jobs/Internships section, use the Starting Your Career-Job Resources at the bottom to explore Skills, Interests & Self-Assessment.
My Next Move Answer questions about yourself to explore careers that may interest you.
O'Net*Interests Find out which careers match your personal traits and interests.
What Can I Do With This Major? Explore potential career paths for various college majors.
Career guides provide lots of information about a chosen career including duties, salary, education required, and what the job outlook may be.
Books & E-Books
The library has hundreds of books about careers, both general and very specific. To search, start with the keyword "vocational" and add words for your field (such as social work, teaching, welding, food, etc.) or your attributes (such as women, introverts, Asperger's, veterans).
Databases & Websites
Reference Solutions In the US Jobs/Internships section, use the Starting Your Career-Job Resources at the bottom to explore Career and College Options and find testing prep.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Current information about hundreds of careers
Illinois Career Information System (CIS) Information about careers for residents of Illinois
Job & Internship Listings
MVCC - Job Resource Center This online job board includes regional listings and is available to students, alumni, community residents and approved employers.
Reference Solutions The US Jobs/Internships area lists current job postings that are searchable by keyword and geographic area.
Career Builder Search job listings from around the country, get email job alerts, upload your resume, research salaries and more.
Indeed Search millions of job listings, upload your resume, read company reviews, and research salaries.
NPO.net Look for jobs at Chicago area Non-Profit organizations.
AbilityLinks A web-based community for job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers
Internships.com Search by keyword and geographic area.
Apprenticeship.gov Search by keyword and geographic area.
Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing
Reference Solutions In the US Jobs/Internships section, use the General Job Help-Job Resources at the bottom to explore job search, interview, and resume writing tips.
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