Help wanted.

Graduation is coming up and I’m sure finding a job is on the minds of many graduates. Though some come to school knowing exactly what they want to do with their degrees, plenty of folks aren’t sure what to do when they finish. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I finished my degree, but I wish I had known about the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a treasure trove of information about the kinds of things you might be expected to do in a particular job, the education and/or training you might need, how much you might expect to earn, and whether the market for a particular job is expected to grow or not (and how quickly it might be expected to grow, or not) in the future.

In addition to information about particular occupations, the OOH website also includes tips on job hunting and the links to occupational outlook information by state.

If you’d rather curl up with a book than your computer screen, the library has the Occupational Outlook Handbook in print, too. We also have lots of books about resume writing, interviewing, and job hunting in the Campus Library–stop by and check out what we have to offer!


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