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Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center Access on-line practice tests for the NCLEX, MCAT, LSAT, PRAXIS, GRE, GMAT and other tests. Use test prep eBooks to study.  Access career information.

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lyndaCampus @ EIU offers access to many high-quality instructional videos, including test prep tutorials for the GRE and ACT tests.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook profiles of hundreds of occupations describing What They Do, the Work Environment, How to Become One, Salaries and more.

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Explore Career Options
O*NET OnLine, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration, offers a variety of options for your career search.  One highlight of O*NET is the detailed breakdowns for each career field.  Within the Hospitality and Tourism cluster, for example, you'll find over 100 distinct occupations listed, from lodging managers to baristas to recreation workers.  Each occupation will provide a detailed analysis of tasks, skills, abilities, work styles and values, and much more.

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

Illinois Career Information System (CIS)  is part of the intoCareers consortium and offers local, state and national labor market information for businesses, educators, government agencies, researchers, and students, including the Illinois Career Resource Network which provides career development tools for everyone from elementary school students to adult job seekers and second career seniors. Their goal is to produce the most up-to-date, reliable information to help make important life decisions.  Illinois residents :  login by entering your city or town and zip code.
Job searching, resumes, etc.

Job Searches

Best Jobs for the 21st Century … Stacks HF5381.15 .F37 2012x
Complete Job Search Book for College Students … Stacks HF5382.7 .W36 2007
Cracking the New Job Market … Stacks HF5382.75 .U6 H65 2012
How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job … Stacks JK692 .W45 2012
Job Search Solution … Stacks HF5382.7 .B472 2012
This is How to Get Your Next Job … Stacks HF5382.7 .K39 2013
Two-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster … Stacks HF5382.7 .D35 2012
What Color is Your Parachute … Stacks HF5382.7 .B64


Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads … Stacks HF5383 .K867 2012x
Damn Good Resume Guide: A Crash Course in Resume Writing … Stacks HF5383 .P35 2012
Quick resume & Cover Letter Book … Stacks HF5383 .F32 2011
Résumé 101: … Crafting Résumés and Cover Letters that Land Jobs … Stacks HF5383 .S3275 2012
Resumes for Re-entering the Job Market … RefHF5383 .R448 2008x
Same-day Resume: Write an Effective Resume in an Hour … Stacks HF5383 .K873 2012x
Unbeatable Resumes … Stacks HF5383 .B4335 2011 Cover Letters
Cover Letter Magic … Stacks HF5383 .E4787 2004
Cover Letters that Knock ‘em Dead … Stacks HF5383 .Y378 2003x

Job Interviews

101 Dynamite Answers to Interview Questions … Stacks HF5549.5 .I6 K69 1999
101 Successful Interviewing Strategies … Stacks HF5549.5 .I6 K68 2012
501+ Great Interview Questions …  Stacks HF5549.5 .I6 P63 2005
Interview Expert: Get the Job You Want … Stacks HF5549.5 .I6 L44 2012
Winning the Interview Game … Stacks HF5549.5 .I6 N54 2005

Careers in your major

Careers for Majors

101 Careers in Healthcare Management … Ref RA971 .F75 2013x
College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs … Stacks HF5382.5 .U5 F644 2004
Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports … Stacks GV734.3 .W66 2013
Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors … Ref QD39.5 .R688 2006
Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors … Ref HV8143 .L335 2007
Great Jobs for Economics Majors … Ref HF5382.5 .U5 C25196 2007
Great Jobs for Engineering Majors … Stacks TA157 .G327 2002
Great Jobs for Geology Majors … Ref QE34 .C36 2007
Great Jobs for History Majors … Stacks D16.9 .G34 2001
Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors … Ref HF5382.5 .U5 C252 2008
Great Jobs for Math Majors … Stacks QA10.5 .L36 1999
Great Jobs for Sociology Majors …. Ref HM585 .L24 2003
Green Careers in Energy … Stacks HD9502.5 .C54 G74
Green Collar Jobs … Stacks GE60 .D45 2010
Hospitality Career Launcher … Stacks TX911.3 .V62 H35 2011
What Can You Do with a Major in Business? … Stacks HF5382.5 .U5 W46 2005x

Military-to-Civilian Guides

Expert Resumes for Military to Civilian Transition … Stacks HF5383 .E47885 2010
Life after the Military … Stacks UB357 .H55 2011
Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide … Stacks HF5384 .F37 2010
Out of Uniform: … Military-to-Civilian Career Transition … Stacks HF5384 .W64 2012