Career Services houses an extensive library including books, DVD’s and computer programs to assist students in researching majors, occupations, colleges, programs, job listings, labor market information, companies, and salaries.
The Career Services Library is open to all students and visitors.
Books may be used in the Center but may not be checked out.
Browse our list of books and DVDs available for use in our Career Center.
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Online Resources Listed by Category
Planning a Major and College Resources
- Health Career Center: Career and Job Search Guide
Helpful resource page for students interested in pursuing a health career career or looking for a health-related occupation.
- Quintessential Careers
Site offers suggestions on career and college planning, applying to schools, scholarships and financial aid.
Search schools based on your major; can also locate special programs. Site provides assistance with writing admissions essays. Scholarship and financial aid information is also available.
Career Exploration and Self-Assessment Resources
What are your interests? Take a skills assessment. Search college majors and schools. Search information on hundreds of careers, including job descriptions, job outlook, salary, and training. Enter Site Code: NDVS4JX (for Foothill students).
- Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Contains 70 questions and an evaluation to help determine personality type.
- Learn How To Become...
A non-commercial organization, provides detailed insight into 45 of today's most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching.
Site contains career exploration information, a career database, and a salary calculator.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Handbook showcases various jobs, working conditions, future job prospects, and salaries.
- O*Net Online
Research various occupations according to your skills and abilities on this site.
- Transferable Skills Survey
Complete a brief survey and learn which skills you can successfully transfer to a job/career.
Explore careers and learn to create effective resumes.
- Green Career Central
Site is a forum for articles on green careers, career paths and possibilities and network building.
- I Seek
Explore green careers, plan your education, find a job and grow your own green business. Although this site is based on jobs in MN, it offers good general resources.
- Sustainability Jobs
Search job sites, company career pages and associations for sustainability jobs.
- Green Drinks International
Environmental networking community offers monthly social gatherings.
Professional networking site is designed to bring networking professionals together.
- Student Mentor
StudentMentor is a nonprofit that matches college students seeking career or academic advice with volunteer mentors nationwide. Students work one-on-one with mentors to receive career or academic advice on a wide variety of topics including financing education, graduate school applications, and work-life balance.
Internships and Volunteer Websites
Internship and volunteer opportunities are listed on this site.
- Inroads, Inc.
Organization that mentors under-represented minority students for summer internships. Click on Oakland or Los Angeles for CA mentors.
Large database of paid internships
National database of internship opportunities.
VolunteerMatch is database of volunteer positions, including virtual projects in IT and web development.
- Intern Abroad
International internships (paid, volunteer, academic, non-academic, college credit/training).
- The Washington Center
Internships and Academic Seminars: Earn academic credit for internships and summer jobs.
Job Hunting Resources
Bayjobs.com is a San Francisco Bay Area job resource for students entering the job market.
- California Job Service: CalJobs
California’s Employment Development Department website that offers job preparation, job listings, and Job Fairs and Events.
- California Jobs.com
This link has job seeker resources, job postings, ability to post your resume and Job Fairs.
- Career Journal from The Wall Street Journal
Contains advice on career management and job hunting. Career articles are also available.
- Craigs’s List
Is an assortment of jobs, including part-time opportunities.
Is a site created for experienced IT jobs and technology insider information.
This is a great site that combines searches of Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder, and many company career pages.
- Job Hunter’s Bible
“What Color is Your Parachute?” author Richard Bowles, has free on-line career assessments.
- Job Hunt.org
Have access to unadvertised jobs and research companies.
- Simply Hired
Local jobs and industry information.
- U. S. Government Jobs
Lists various careers available with the U.S. Government.
Resume Writing Assistance
- Sample Resumes
Sample resumes and cover letters for various careers.
Employer Research Websites
Good information for free, but membership provides more information. Insider tips for interviewing, etc
One-stop source for up-to-date job listings by company name, reputation of each company, latest opinion rankings by industry
- WetFeet Career Research
- The Riley Guide: Resume Help
- Glassdoor.com: Insider Salary Information
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