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Career Exploration and Résumé Writing

Features resources helpful for exploring various occupations, career options, and industries. Also provides recommendations for resources that will help with the résumé-writing process.


Click on the link below for Open Educational Resources for Career Exploration and Resume Writing:

Careers: Mason OER Metafinder

Resume Writing: Mason OER Metafinder

Kean University's Office of Career Development and Advancement

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Résumé-Writing Reference Books

Elements of Resume Style

Electronic Resource

Knock Em Dead Resumes

Electronic Resource

Knock Em Dead Resumes

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Resume Magic

Electronic Resource

Recommended Career Encyclopedias and Other Reference Books

Career Paths in Psychology

Reference Collection (First Floor)

Careers for Sports Nuts and Other Athletic Types

Nancy Thompson Library Annex

Careers in Health Care

Electronic Resource

Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook

Electronic Resource
"Based on data provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. Includes all job descriptions from the Occupational Outlook Handbook plus thousands more from the O*NET and Dictionary of Occupational Titles."

Green Jobs for a New Economy

Electronic Resource

Handbook of Career Studies

Electronic Resource

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Electronic Resource.
The OOH provides information about specific jobs, including educational requirements, salary range, availability of jobs, job requirements, and working conditions.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-2019

Reference Collection (Second Floor)
Provides job descriptions and statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Recommended Online Reference Databases

Working from off campus? If so, you will need to log in with your Kean Google username and password. 

Recommended Multimedia Databases

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Company and Industry Research Resources

If you are preparing for a job interview, we recommend that you consult the Company and Industry Information Research Guide to gather information about specific companies and industries.