Job searchers must bring the latest and best resources to bear in their job hunt. One of our favorite resources is our own US Federal Government. For instance, the United States Department of Labor offers a wealth of information:

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • Training and education needed
  • Earnings
  • Expected job prospects
  • What workers do on the job
  • Working conditions
  • Job search tips
  • Links to information about the job market in each State


Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition

For dozens of different kinds of industries—such as educational services, health care, and motor vehicle and parts manufacturing—the Career Guide to Industries tells you about:
Career Guide for Industries

  • Occupations in the industry
  • Training and advancement
  • Earnings
  • Expected job prospects
  • Working conditions
  • Links to information about the job market in each State


More resources from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Where to Learn About Job Openings
Job Search Methods
Applying for a JobBureau of Labor Statistics
Job Interview Tips
Evaluating a Job Offer

Career One Stop

Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
Fastest Growing OccupationsCareer One Stop
Occupations with the Most Openings
Occupations with the Largest Employment
Occupations with Declining Employment

O*NET Resource Center

The O*NET Resource Center is home to the nation’s primary source of occupational information. It serves as a central point of information about the O*NET program and is the main source for O*NET products, such as the O*NET database, Career Exploration Tools, User Guides and development reports. It also provides the latest news on O*NET developments and product releases, and important links to related O*NET sites. O*NET Job Search Assistance
O*NET Online

Assess Yourself Resources


ArticlesDepartment of Labor Job Search Help
Career Myths and How to Debunk Them
Getting back to work: Returning to the labor force after an absence
Job search in the age of the Internet: Six job seekers in search of employers
Internships: Previewing a profession
Resumes, applications, and cover letters


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