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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links

Choosing a Career

College Board -- Majors and Careers Central
What kind of career do you want?  How do you choose the right major for you?  You find all kids of Information in College Board's Majors & Careers Central.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook ( is a Bureau of Labor Statistics publication that describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects.

This is the official job site of the United States federal government.  "
Your career in the U.S. Government starts here!  ¿Habla Español? ( Para saber más de las oportunidades de empleo, iniciativas, y novedades."

Job Megasites

America's Career Infonet
This is a comprehensive site that includes career information, career tools, and career videos of more than 360 jobs.  Also has a job bank.

Los Angeles Public Library Internet Guide--Jobs and Career
Los Angeles Public Library has a great site for searching the Internet for jobs and careers information.  The site has particularly good information about California and Los Angeles area job search sites. 

JobStar Central
Considered one of the best places to begin a job search.  A library-sponsored guide to job search resources on the Web.  Contains a salary information section with connections to over 150 salary surveys.  Also has a resume section with examples, and includes extensive listings of employer telephone hotlines, local career centers, libraries and job search events.
This site is a supplement to a very popular job-hunters book What Color is Your Parachute?  Information about job tests, making contacts, doing job research, where to find jobs, and writing resumes.

Monster Jobs is one of the largest job search sites on the Internet.  Your resume can be posted on this site. 

Looking for a Job

This site is maintained by the California Employment Development Department.  Resumes can be posted online after registering. Jobs
Very simple to search for a job--select the job location and type in or select the type of job wanted.
Also look at the Dirty Dozen Online Job Search mistakes.

JobStar Los Angeles
JobStar has gathered sites containing Southern California newspaper job classified listings including such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register. -- Career Pavilion
This is a site for bilingual, English/Spanish, college graduates to find jobs. 


This site offers more than 175 templates for different college majors.  Click on Choose Your Template ; on next page, click on Click Her to Begin ; on the next page click on your major and then download template.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Best jobs for the 21st century (JIST's best jobs series)
Call number: Ref HF5381.15.F37 2006

The Encyclopedia of careers and vocational guidance
Call number: Ref HF5381.E52 2008

Enhanced occupational outlook handbook
Call number: Ref HF5382.F368 2007

Guide to Internet job searching
Call number: Ref HF5382.7.D54 2006

Jobs rated almanac : the best and worst jobs--250 in all--ranked by more than a dozen vital factors including salary, stress, benefits, and more
Call number: Ref HF5382.5.U5K72 2002

The resume makeover : 50 common problems with resumes and cover letters--and how to fix them
Call number: Ref HF5383.M264 2003

Suggested Subject Headings (General)
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Career development

Job hunting


Success in business

Vocational guidance

Suggested Subject Headings (Career-specific)
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

College graduates -- Vocational guidance

Early childhood education -- Vocational guidance

Education -- Vocational guidance

United States -- Armed forces -- Vocational guidance

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 3 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database. 
Use Advanced Search and type each tern in a separate box:

    1.  SUB(job hunting) AND (advice)
    2.  SUB(Internet) AND SUB(Business networking) AND SUB( Job hunting )
    3.  SUB(Business networking) AND SUB( Job hunting ) and SUB(Guidelines)

Researched and evaluated by:
D. Petticoffer, Librarian 5/1998
last update: D. Yashar, Librarian 9/2010

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