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Career Exploration and Research

This guide provides you with a list of databases, campus services, websites, and more to support your career research.Thanks to Tarleton State University Libraries for the resource guide content.

Career Services @ UMA

Career Connections at UMA offers resume assistance, mock interviews, job fairs, career counseling, and much more. Visit the Career Connections website to see all their offerings. Use the selected links below to begin exploring possibilities.

Career Exploration Tools

  • CareerOneStop – career descriptions, job searches, links to training, and other resources
  • LearningExpress Library – preparation tools for professional certifications, licensing, and graduate school
  • – information about careers by keyword, industry, or interest
  • Occupation Finder – entry-level requirements, on-the-job training options, projected # of new jobs, projected growth rate, & median pay for 800+
  •      occupations
  • O*NET - descriptions of the expertise, skills, abilities, and activities required in a wide variety of professions
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) – detailed profiles of 800+ professions
  • UMA's Career Connections – Career advising services, internships, job search, workshops, tools, and appointments.
  • – company rankings and reviews, tips and guides, and information about internship programs
  • Vocational and Career Collection – wide array of trade periodicals for occupation and industry information

Databases for Company, Industry, and Career Research

  • Business Collection – business periodicals with articles about job-hunting, interviewing, and more
  • Business Premium Collection – combines Proquest's most popular business databases to provide a truly comprehensive business research solution. 
  • Business Economics and Theory – useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic
  •      models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.
  • NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) – 6-digit code system used to classify businesses into industries. Use NAICS to research a particular industry
  • MORE: Career Databases

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Library of Congress Call Numbers

  • [HF5381 - 5386] Job-hunting. Resumes.
  • [HF5549 - 5549.5] Job interviews.

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