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General Career Exploration Resources

This is just a sampling of the many general career exploration sites available. All sites listed will provide information specific to libraries. They are also useful for general career information.

Advancing Women, by Lawrence K. Jones

This site focuses on resources for women in the world of work and will appeal to the majority of library workers. It includes articles and resources on networking, careers and business. This is a useful tool for LTA job seekers as well as for the library patron searching for job information. ]

The Career Key

This site is a good place to begin the search process for jobs. This is a basic self-assessment tool based on the Holland personality types test. Included is a list on career help on the Internet and links to the Occupational Outlook Handbook online. It can be helpful for library technical assistant students, as well as general job searchers. 
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Occupational Outlook Handbook

This government publication is a tried and true resource. LTA students can perform a keyword search on library technicians and link to the government description of their job, as well as receive job projections for the next five years. This is useful for preparing to request a salary upgrade. Job seekers and students will also find a wide variety of job descriptions and salary projections. ]

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Amanda Musacchio, Instructor
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3137, (630) 942-3787

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