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Career Development Resources

This guide will provide you with both print and online resources about career development and how to find jobs in different career fields.

The Importance of Websites

Librarians often tell students that the Internet may not be the best or easiest place to find good information on a topic, but to instead use books and periodical articles. Good information can be found on the web, but it requires careful searching and evaluation.

Career information, though, is one area in which the strengths of the Internet can be put to good use. The Internet is an ideal place to find concise summaries of jobs and careers. Even more usefully, the Internet can be used to find actual up-to-the-minute job openings and listings.

"It's Who You Know" Networking in Job Seeking

Sometimes a job seeker may benefit from knowing someone who works at a company at which she or he is applying. In addition to good old fashioned schmoozing, increasingly there are sites which help one establish useful networks before one may need them. Start building your networks today.

Websites about Careers

Employment Listings on Association & Organization Websites

Career fields often have one or more professional associations associated with them. In addition to holding meetings and creating norms for the profession, the web sites and publications of these associations may list openings in the field or even provide career-related advice and resources. Use the following resources to search for or to identify associations and organizations. 

Companies or organizations often list career opportunities available within the organization. Look for links titled employment, job, or careers in the header or footer of such websites. Example: St. Louis Community College uses a link titled Careers at STLCC in the footer of all their webpages. This link appears below:

Career Listing Websites

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000