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Career Information From the Federal Government

Occupational Outlook Handbook [Online version]
Also available in paper, at the Government and Legal Information Unit Reference Desk, L2.3/4:
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a source of career information published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Handbook describes working conditions, training, education, earnings, expected job growth and other information about individual occupations.
Career Guide to Industries [Online Version]
Also available in paper at the Government and Legal Information Unit Reference Desk, L2.3/4-3:
The Career Guide to Industries provides career information organized by 42 industries. These 42 industries cover over 7 out of every 10 workers. Topics included are the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment outlook, occupations within an industry and other useful information.
Occupational Outlook Quarterly [Online Version]
Current online edition of the print periodical. OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The online site also contains a hotlinked index of the previous year's articles for full-text access. Also included is an online 5-year index to the print edition of OOQ. Print editions of OOQ are located in the federal government stacks at L2.70/4:
Employment Projections [Online]
Employment Projections also produced by the U.S. Dept. of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics, contains links to all of the above online sites PLUS more.
O*Net Online
O*Net the Occupational Information Network is a skills-based occupational database produced by the Dept. of Labor to replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. It is common knowledge that the workplace has changed since the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) first defined it sixty years ago. O*NET captures those changes in terms that reflect the latest research in the field of job analysis. By identifying and describing the key components of modern occupations, O*NET supplies the nation with up-dated information critical to the effective training, education, counseling and employment of workers.
Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates [Online]
National, State, and Metropolitan Area wage estimates for all types of occupations.
Dictionary of Occupational Titles
Available in print at the Government and Legal Information Reference Desk. Last published in 1991, the DOT was for years the standard used to define job descriptions. It has been replaced by O*Net
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USAJOBS [Online]
Locate current federal job openings and their descriptions. One can bring up openings by broad types of jobs such as Trades and Labor/Senior Executive/Student Employment -- or do an alphabetical job search. Online applications can also be filled out at this site.
Military Careers [Online]
This military career guide is an online compendium of military occupational, training, and career information and is designed for use by students desiring to explore the military world of work. The result is a comprehensive reference source for learning about the many opportunities available in the military. The Military Occupations section contains descriptions of 152 enlisted and officer occupations. Military Occupations can be searched by keyword or concept, or you may browse the enlisted or officer occupation categories to find an occupation to match your interests. Also available in print in the GovDoc stacks at D1.6/15:

Career Information From the State of Illinois

List of Professions regulated by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
hotlinked to the Illinois laws and regulations for that profession
Illinois Skills Match [Online}
Illinois Skills Match is an online interactive database by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The database serves to bring together job seekers with current employment opportunities in Illinois. Requires free registration.
Applying for State Employment [Online]
An online guide by the Illinois Department of Central Management to applying for Illinois government jobs.
One Source Workforce & Career Information Center
The Workforce Info Center makes information available by geographic area and across five sections of interest. Use Career Click to explore six different career interest areas; and LMI Source has labor market reports, data and publications which can be viewed online or saved to your computer.
Internet CIS [Online]
For high school students, college students and adults, it is your tool for career exploration with information about occupations, educational requirements, schools and financial aid sources, including specific scholarships.

Career Information From Western Illinois University

Career Services Office at WIU [Online]
A link to the many services offered by our WIU Career Services Office.