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Career Information and Job Print Resources

The following print resources are available in the Hawkeye College Library. Some of the Career reference books are available for check out while newer editions must be used in the library only.

Reference Books on Career Topics

  • O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles is not available in print. Please use O*NET OnLine from the U.S. Dept. of Labor. O*NET OnLine provides descriptions for nearly 1000 occupations, including: knowledge, skills, abilities, required education, work context, related occupations, and more. Useful in interview and resume preparation.

  • The most recent edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook is shelved in the reference section at R 331.702 O15. An older edition is available for checkout in the HCC Stacks 331.702 O15. The Occupational Outlook Handbook can also be found online.

    The Occupational Outlook Handbook describes 250 major occupations and the education and skills required. Useful in interview and resume preparation and as a career planning guide.

  • Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. This four volume set is shelved in the reference section at: R 331.702 E56. An older edition is available for checkout in the HCC Stacks 331.702 E56.

    Volume One surveys the state of more than seventy industries and the remaining volumes describe over 680 specific jobs, including required education and skills. This set covers more jobs than the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

  • American Salaries and Wages Survey lists wage information for thousands of occupations and reported for a variety of geographical locations, ranging from national wage averages to earnings for individual cities. This reference is located in the reference section at: R 331.2 A512.

You may also find additional titles by using the Career Services Resources Center or search the Library's Book and Video Catalog to find print materials on specific careers. These references may be checked out from the library.

Business News and Job Listings

The Sunday newspapers often have features on specific businesses or business trends in the local area. Also there are more job openings listed in the Help Wanted sections of the Sunday papers than on weekdays.

The library subscribes to print versions of the following newspapers:

  • Des Moines Register
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Waterloo Courier

 

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