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Resources for learning more about careers and other next steps for Castleton University students

Featured resources

Lists of careers based on college major

What can I do with this major?

Recommended career/job websites

CityTownInfo.com Information and analysis on U.S. cities, colleges, and careers

The Job Hunter's Bible

JobWire.com from the National Association of Colleges and Employers

NACEWeb from the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Dept. of Labor

O*NET Online "provides comprehensive occupational descriptions and data"

Road Trip Nation Video interviews of people in various careers, what they were doing when they were college age and how they got where they are today

Books to help

 


Use the Vermont State College Online Catalog to locate books on career-related topics. Take a look at books on "Vocational Guidance" and the related headings and subheadings below.

 

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Guide author

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Charlotte Gerstein
Contact:

Calvin Coolidge Library
Castleton University
178 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT 05735

(802) 468-6409 (office)
(802) 468-1257 (reference desk)
Website

Career resources here at Castleton

Career Development at Castleton
Resources and staff available through

Castleton's Career Development office

Renée Beaupré White, Director
(802) 468-1342

 
Also see the job hunting tab on this guide, for more job listings resources for Castleton

Vermont career resources


Vermont Job Link
from the State of Vermont Department of Labor

U.S. Govt. resources

CareerOneStop from the U.S. Department of Labor.  Especially see the Explore Careers section.

Occupational Outlook HandbookYou can browse an index or search for any career.  Provides information for hundreds of careers on

  • the training and education needed
  • earnings
  • expected job prospects
  • what workers do on the job
  • working conditions

Career exploration and general resources

Career exploration

O*Net

Detailed descriptions of occupations, from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, informed by surveys of workers

 

Career Transitions
An online tool for career exploration

You can conduct a self-assessment, explore job titles and industries, prepare or update a resumé, read tips and advice, participate in an interview simulation, view job listings, and more.

Subscription resource through the Vermont Dept. of Libraries.  Castleton students can use their VSC log-in.  Vermont residents can log-in through their public libraries.

Career exploration tool from the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Search, browse by industry, or answer questions to be matched with career areas.


Key resource about occupations:



Occupational Outlook Handbook

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

"The profiles featured cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade."


Other resources


Vocations and Careers Collections
Access to trade journals from various occupations, like Advertising Age, American Artist, Computer World, Contractor
 

(Through Rutland Free Library)
Test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career resources. Over 1,000 online practice tests, ebooks, and interactive skill-building tutorials


A few helpful books