Careers & Job
Maria Paz, Librarian
WOIS/The Career Information System
O*NET (Occupational Information Network)
Testing and Education
Occupational Outlook Handbook Online
DVD & Videocassettes
Finding Books: The Library Catalog
NetLibrary & eBooks
Finding Articles: Periodical Databases
to Employment listings, Job-Hunting, Resumes
Aid: Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
the Library @ NSCC
Good Beginnings: Career and Occupational websites/databases to begin your
What Can I Do With A
The University of North Carolina in Wilmington (UNCW) Career
Center describes undergraduate majors such as accounting,
economics, history, marine biology, sociology and more. Includes
list of related career titles and skills, links to jobs and
internships, professional organizations, career planning, and
Database contains over 340 job descriptions as well as schools and training
programs in Washington State. Includes wages and employment outlook
for Washington State.
Describes civilian occupations, educational programs, schools, and military careers.
computer on campus to access this database.
Library @ NSCC Homepage
Under Articles, click on
down the list and click on WOIS career
Click on Occupations
down the list and click on the occupation you want to research.
Online (Occupational Information Network)
Database developed by the US Department of Labor to replace the Dictionary
of Occupational Titles (DOT). Information on thousands of
occupations nationally and by state. Sections include Task, Tools & Technology used, Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities needed, Work Activities and Work Content, Related
Occupations, Wages & employment , links to
related Associations. Find Occupations: Find
occupations using keywords, O*NET-SOC codes, Job Families, or by viewing a
complete list. Skills Search: Use a list of your skills to find
matching O*NET-SOC occupations. Crosswalk: Use other classification
systems (DOT, SOC, MOC, and RAIS) to find matching O*NET-SOC occupations.
Available free on the
1. Click on
Online (Occupational Information Network)<http://online.onetcenter.org>
2. Click on
There are several ways to identify possible occupations and
At Browse by Job Family scroll down and choose one of the
4. Click on the Occupation you want to search.
5. To find occupational information by state, click on
Wages & Employment Trends and select a
6. At the bottom of
the page, if you Select All, you will get more information about
the occupation in the selected state.
Education Reference Center
Practice tests and full text exam
books for the for High School, College Prep, Careers, Graduate
School, and International Students.
Examples: GED; TOEFL and US
Citizenship; civil service and military entrance exams;
licensing tests for law enforcement, real estate, the postal
service, and many other fields; plus college and graduate school
the Library @ NSCC Homepage
Under Articles, click on
Scroll down the list and click on
Testing and Education Reference Center.
Outlook Handbook Online
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a nationally recognized
source of career information, designed to provide valuable
assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work
lives. This is a good place to start if you want to explore
career, job, or learning options. The reason is that the OOH
contains information on 270 jobs, but these are major ones,
employing more than 90% of the workforce. The OOH is updated every
two years by the U.S. Department of Labor and is considered by
many to be the most helpful of all career references. We also
have the book in the Reference Collection at Ref HD8051.A62.
hundreds of different types of jobs the Occupational Outlook
Handbook tells you:
In addition, the OOH gives you
search tips, links to information
about the job market in each State, and more.
Additional Resources on Careers in the Library
The Reference Collection books are shelved on the first floor of the
Library. Begin your search with the following books that are
available at most libraries:
1. Guide for Occupational Exploration
(GOE). Ref HF5382.5.U5G83 2001
Describes more than 12,000 jobs and career alternatives listed with
DOT numbers. Clustered in twelve areas such as artistic, scientific,
and mechanical, and based on general interests, previous experience,
training, and other factors.
O*Net: Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Ref HB 2595.O16
Printed version of the job descriptions in the online database.
This replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).
3. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Ref HD 8051.A62
Information on two hundred different occupations or categories of
occupations on employment opportunities, training requirements,
qualifications, salaries, working conditions, related occupations, and
career advances on a national level.
Online version: Occupational
Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
Click Publications and Research Papers. Find resources on resume
writing and evaluating an offer.
More Reference Books
on Careers and Occupations
Ref HF 5382.5.U5F76 2009
150 Great Tech Prep Careers
Ref HD 4885.U5F47 2006
Apprenticeship Programs (2 vols.)
Ref HF 5382.G733 2008
The Career Chronicles: An Insider's
Guide to What Jobs Are Really Like
Ref GE 60.D69 1999
The Complete Guide To Environmental Careers In The 21st
Ref TX 667.C85 2000
Culinary Schools: Find Out Where To Train For A Career In
Ref HF 5429.235.U5K478 2004
Franchise Bible: How To Buy A Franchise
Or Franchise Your Own Business.
Ref HF 5382.7.D54 2006
Guide to Internet Job Searching
Ref R 690.W565 2000
Health-Care Careers for the 21st Century
Ref HD 2346.U52W376 2003
How To Start A Business In Washington
Ref LC 1072.I58O43 2005
The Internship Bible
On DVD & Videocassette
Common Mistakes People Make in Interviews
[DVD 294] 2003 Cambridge Educational
4 3/4" DVD Color 1 videodisc, 27 min.
An informative and effective program that helps job seekers anticipate
what employers are looking for. Using a wrong way/right way format,
illustrates the things to do and not to do in an interview so you can
convey the right attitude, project a professional image, and get that
A Day In The Career Of A Social Worker
[VHS 560] 1994 Vocational Video, Inc
1/2" video Color 1
cass., 20 min.
Irene Siegel describes what social workers do, the types of settings in which
they work, and what a typical day is like for her as a clinical social worker.
Includes a list of organizations to contact for more information about becoming
a social worker.
Diversified Health Occupations Videos Series, #1: Is
A Career In Health Care For You?
[VHS 773] 2001 Thomson Delmar Learning
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 37 min.
Primary focus: Dental Assistant, Laboratory Assistant, Medical Assistant
(Clinical), Nursing Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Medical Assistant
(Administrative). Secondary focus: Diagnostic Services, EMS, Health Information
and Communication Services, Hospital/Health Care, Facility Services, Medical
Careers and Specialties, Mental and Social Services, Nursing Careers, Nutrition
and Dietary Services, Therapeutic Services, Veterinary Services and Vision
Diversified Health Occupations Videos Series, #2: A
Day In The Life Of Health Care Services
[VHS 774] 2001 Thomson Delmar Learning
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 28 min.
Primary focus: Government Agencies Concerned with Health Care, Health Care
Non-Profit Agencies, Health Care Insurance Plans, Trends in Health Care,
Students Exploring different Health Occupations Via a Clinical Rotations or
Diversified Health Occupations Videos Series, #3:
Professional & Personal Standards For Health Care Careers
[VHS 775] 2001 Thomson Delmar Learning
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 30 min.
Primary focus: Personal Characteristics, Personal Appearance, Professional
Conduct, Legal Responsibilites, Ethics, Patients Rights and Professional
Diversified Health Occupations Videos Series, #4: How
To Suceed In Your Health Care Career
[VHS 774] 2001 Thomson Delmar Learning
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 22 min.
Primary focus: Job Seeking Skills, Writing Letters Preparing Resume, Completing
a Job Application Form, Job Interviewing, Workplace Skills, Teamwork, Written
and Oral Communications, Personal Budgeting and Finances.
The Empowering Appraisal
[DVD 296] 1993 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
4 3/4" DVD Color 1 videodisc, 30 min.
Using real-life situations, shows how organizations can make performance
evaluations more effective. It shows managers and employees the communication
skills required so that evaluations result in better-motivated employees.
Demonstrates how to introduce performance appraisal systems in any organization.
A dramatic re-creation takes us through the appraisal process and highlights the
three steps of an Empowering Appraisal—preparing, discussing, and following-up.
Engineers Can Do Anything!
[DVD 194] 2005 Engineering Education
4 3/4" DVD Color 1 videodisc, 20 min.
Shows how engineers are involved in every segment of society. Provides insight
into the world of engineering for anyone who wants to be inspired but doesn't
know how to start, have time to start, or doesn't want to sift through the maze
of engineering career web sites and literature. Designed to enable everyone to
uncover the rewards of an engineering career.
How To Find And Keep A Job
[VHS 1699] 1996 Films for the Humanities &
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 20 min.
Provides expert advice on how to land a job and to manage a career in
today’s uncertain economy. We follow a hiring manager reviewing hundreds of
applications and learn what about an applicant’s resume causes them to be
chosen for an interview. We then watch these interviews, and learn from
career counselors the secrets of successful interviewing. Once an employee
is hired, we see that factors besides education and intelligence are
critical to career success. Finally, we learn about a new set of skills that
everyone needs to know in order to be best prepared for the rapidly changing
job market of the future.
The Road to Success: Stories of Career
Satisfaction in Popular Fields
[DVD 574-575] 2007
Films for the Humanities & Sciences
4 3/4" DVD Color
[DVD 574] Spotlight on Careers in Entrepreneurship (1 videodisc, 20
Since its founding, Paul Orfalea’s Kinko’s empire has grown to more than
1,500 stores and 23,000 employees worldwide. And Pleasant Rowland’s American
Girl dolls, second only to Barbie in U.S. sales, made her $700 million when
she sold her company to Mattel. How did these incredible entrepreneurs do
it? Section one of this program profiles Orfalea, who talks about overcoming
dyslexia while growing up and his business philosophy, which is based on his
freethinking, creative style. In section two, Rowland describes her
motivation in creating the American Girls and how her special approach to
marketing and distribution has helped make them so popular.
[DVD 575] Spotlight on Careers in Technology (1 videodisc, 18 min.)
What is it like to be a visionary, to have a hand in shaping the future
through important technologies? Section one of this program showcases the
environmentally clean, zero-emission Ballard Fuel Cell as Geoffrey Ballard
himself explains how he developed it against all odds. In section two, Bob
Mason, cofounder of the direct-to-Internet TV service Brightcove, discusses
why he and partner Jeremy Allaire started the company, Brightcove’s place in
the Internet revolution, and career options in the ever-changing high-tech
Takin' Care Of Business : CPA ... Imagine The
[VHS 1700] 2000 AICPA
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 15 min.
Features five young, successful CPAs in exciting careers ranging from an FBI
Special Agent to Controller of the New York Jets. Combining animation with
real-life profiles, this enlightening video uses a career day discussion as
a backdrop for highlighting the CPA profession.
The Virtual Job Interview
[DVD 645] 2005
Daniel Peters Productions
4 3/4" DVD Color 1
videodisc, 30 min.
A simulation of a conversation between a job candidate and an interviewer.
The user is asked a typical job interview question by an interviewer in a
video clip and is given a choice of responses. Once a selection is made,
another video clip of the inteviewer responds accordingly! A wide range of
questions and answers is explored until ultimately the user is either hired,
put on file, or has his or her application torn up on the spot! Includes
video segments on interview preparation, tips for the day of the interview,
techniques for handling illegal questions and a review.
Workplace Etiquette Why Being Polite Counts
On The Job
[DVD 835] 2009 Human
4 3/4" DVD Color 1 videodisc, 24
There’s a right way and a wrong way to behave in the workplace. Doing
things the wrong way can result in getting fired. Doing things the right
way can result in job security, salary increases and promotions. Using
acted-out scenarios in common workplace settings, plus commentary from
real bosses, the video shows employees conducting themselves
inappropriately and then models what is appropriate. Topics include: how
to dress properly; how to treat customers and fellow employees with
respect; using appropriate language; respecting personal boundaries;
being punctual; proper telephone manners; proper voicemail and email
usage; avoiding gossip; responding appropriately to constructive
criticism; and being a good listener.
Finding Books: The Library Catalog
Library Catalog lists books, electronic books, DVD's, etc. available
within the Seattle Community College District Libraries North, South and
Central campuses - and is accessed through the NSCC Library home page.
Circulating Books are located on the second level of the
library and may be checked out using your NSCC Student ID with
a current registration sticker.
Reference Books are located on the first level of the library and are
for Library Use Only.
1. Using Explorer
or Firefox to access the Internet, type
https://library.northseattle.edu/ in the location or address
field at the top of the screen for the NSCC Library Home page.
click on the Library Catalog.
3. The click on the tab
to do an Advanced Search.
guidance" is a common subject phrase used for books about
careers. Follow this example to find titles for careers in
Click on the Search button.
Check the following fields:
North Campus Circulating Collection (second floor)
Can be checked-out.
North Campus Reference Collection (first floor) Cannot be checked-out, must
be used in the library.)
Ebook Collection - All Campuses NetLibrary full text electronic book viewed
Available means it should be
on the shelf ready for you to check out.
Call Number: The books are
arranged on the shelves by their Library of Congress call
number, a letters/number
at Multiple Locations: The title is at more than one library in
the District. Click on the title to check if North has a copy.
Click on the title then on Web
Links for titles in our NetLibrary electronic books
The Library of Congress Subject
Headings is the standardized list used by academic and public Libraries. You can
do a subject search in any Library catalog using the same LC subject headings.
the book you want is at Central or South Campus, you can Request Item
to have it sent to North (in a day or two if it is on the shelf). Type
your Student ID number in the appropriate box.
In two days, ask at the check out/circulation desk if the item as
arrived from the other library. You can also call them at
We have recently added a new series of
books on a wide variety of careers to our Circulating Collection.
Using the Library Catalog, do a Basic/Title search to find the call
number of these books. They are shelved according to the subject
of the career, so a book on the music career would be with music books
and one on a teaching career would be with the education books.
Ebooks are full text electronic books
available online. We currently have 17,000 titles in our collection.
You may see them listed with a search you do on the Library Catalog or
you may search for just ebooks.
NetLibrary can be
accessed through the NSCC Library home page
Under "Search for Books", click on:
As an example, do a Basic Search.
search terms: employment
interviewing, resumes, vocational guidance, job hunting, occupations)
4. Click on
the book you want to read. If it won't open, then try again
later. Only 1 person can open the book at a time.