HS Library

Careers and College Planning

Steps to Career Research

____1. Occupational Outlook Handbook-Online database with careers.
from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sample Citation:
“Lawyers.” Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 24 Oct. 2017, www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/lawyers.htm. Accessed 4 Jan.       2018.

____2. Career Books–Reference and regular 

             Use online catalog to find call number.
               Regular books– three week sign-outs.  Reference books– overnight.

____3. Interviews and job shadowing
-Remember to take a list of interview questions with you.
You may also sign out a micro cassette recorder for exact quotes.

Sample Citations:
Taormina, Dan. Personal interview. 10 October 2020.
Keiser, Linda. Telephone interview. 4 January 2021.

_____5. Websites– see listing below. Use EasyBib to format your Works Cited citations.

_____6.  If you take AP courses, check out which credits could your AP exam scores transfer into as college credit. Visit the site below to search:


Career Web Sites



Career InfoNet

College Board Career Info

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career One Stop

Education Planner

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