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Career Services: Career Exploration

This guide is designed to assist you through career planning with helpful links to online resources. The following sources in this guide are good places to begin your research.

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Best Places to Work 2020 

Search by city, top-paying, best jobs. Employees Choice Awards sponsored by Glassdoor.

25 Best Paying Jobs for Women in 2020 

Forbes list.

U.S. News and World Report Best Jobs 2020 

Includes career fields; links to interview and resume tips, a variety of career advice links.

Career Videos


Career and skills and abilities information videos.

Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight 

Short videos on contemporary careers, including nursing, exhibit designer, financial advisor, attorney, account manager, and more.

WSJ Video Careers 

Career videos and news from the Wall Street Journal online.

Career Blogs

Discover blogs that match your interests.


For college women. Career lists, how-tos, blogs, and more.

Monster Career Advice 

Career management, job search tips, networking, dream jobs.

U.S. News Careers 

Career section of the online magazine. News, resources, yearly career recommendations.

Vault Blogs 

Features include: research companies, explore professions, find internships, prepare for interviews and resumes.

WSJ Careers 

Latest career and employment news online from The Wall Street Journal.

Career Exploration

Business - Kriebel, Alex / Career Exploration

Career Village 

Questions from students. Answers from professionals.

Cyberseek Interactive Career Pathway 

Cybersecurity career pathways and interactive map of employment supply and demand.

EFinancial Careers 

For students and grads in finance, technology, and sales and marketing. Career tips, internships and entry level positions, and industry news.

Gap Year 

Take a year off to explore before (or after) college; gap year programs and ideas for planning travel, study, and work experiences.

The Muse 

Contemporary career resources. Career paths, company close-ups, and search by location.

My Next Move 

Browse careers, explore interests, and research education options. 

Becoming a teacher, state and district information, video library, education and career resources.

Books not found at NYPL

Google Book Search

Career Preparation

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Career information and occupational profiles. Employment projections. Nationally recognized source of career information.

Career Outlook 

Articles and data on careers and economic trends. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Skills Matcher 

Rate yourself from beginner to expert. Use this online tool to Identify positions that match your skills.

O*NetTM Career Exploration Tools 

O*NetTM OnLine 

The main source of occupational information. Explore your job skills; search occupational categories. Use Career Exploration Tools.

NYPL Databases for Career Exploration

Access these databases with the use of your library card. Don't have a library card? New York residents can get a library card through the SimplyE app.

NEW! Resource via Coursera free certificates in various skills: signed up a partnership with The New York State Department of Labor in order to provide unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers with free access to 4,000 courses, programs, and professional certificates in business and technology.

Brainfuse JobNow provides support for job-seekers through live resume building, career coaching, interview preparation, and much more. Get more with Live coaches who are only a click away to provide expert analysis from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST. 

Career Cruising offers resume samples, career guides, access to college and scholarship information, and ways to assess your transferable skills and learning styles.

Career Insider (Vault) offers career guides, industry guides, company and employer profiles, articles, resume guides and more. Find industry overviews, career paths, salary ranges, industry outlooks, and more. Temporary remote access with a library card. Premier career and job resource. Note: Library users must create an account with their name and email address.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is a top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academia.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online library of reference titles for multidisciplinary research, including texts relating to American and world history, biography, health, the arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies.

Learning Express  provides online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages in job search and workplace skills improvement; building skills in reading, writing, math, and basic science; career certification; licensure exam prep; college and grad school entrance test prep; G.E. D® test prep; and more. provides video training tutorials in various skills, including Microsoft, Adobe, HTML, resumes, salary negotiation, interviewing skills, business writing, and many more.

Occupational Outlook Handbook offers information on hundreds of different types of jobs, and the training or education required to do them.

Data Axle - (Previously Reference USA) provides addresses, sales information, executives, for over 11 million U.S. Now includes job listings. **Patrons should read the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy of this resource before searching.

Vocations and Careers OneFile (Gale) aids users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, searching for jobs, and maintaining a career.

You can also visit the Career Services Facebook page to view previously recorded career/job search seminars offered by industry experts. You don't have to join Facebook to view the recordings


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