Career Information, Résumé Writing, & Interviewing

Career Research


You will find many useful books on career information and résumé writing in the Las Positas Library. Many but not all of them are listed in this bibliography. You may locate additional books in the Library Catalog by using keywords, subjects, authors, or titles. Some examples of subject keywords besides the actual title of the career include:

Vocational guidance--United States

Occupations--United States

Professions--United States


Résumés (Employment)

Applications for positions

College graduates--Employment

College majors--United States


Magazine and Newspaper Articles in Electronic Print Resources

Use the following indexes and databases to find magazine and newspaper articles on career information:

Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Provides full text for more than 4,650 publications in the world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database.

Business Source Premier.EBSCO. Provides full text for nearly 8,350 scholarly business journals and other sources in the world’s largest full text business database.

Newspaper Source Plus. I ncludes more than 700 full-text regional, national, and international newspapers, providing more than 33 million full-text articles.

The following search terms may lead you to informative articles:

  • Occupations
  • Professions
  • Vocational guidance
  • Résumés Employment
  • Employment Interviewing

Boolean search for names of specific careers,such as    "engineering AND employment"    or   "engineering AND vocational guidance"

Articles listed will include the title and author of the article, the name of the magazine in which the article appears, the pages and the date of issue, and usually the full text of the article. If the article is not full text, you may check to see if Las Positas Library owns the magazine or newspaper in the Las Positas College Library Catalog

Career Research on the Web

Good Internet resources are listed on the Las Positas College Library Students Homepage under Careers and Jobs. You will find some of the best links to career sites there.

Using This Guide

Materials are listed alphabetically under the headings: Careers, Résumés, Interviewing, and Videorecordings. Within each section the materials are listed alphabetically by title. The complete call number is given in parentheses. Use this information to locate the materials on the shelf.



Career Information Center. (Ref HF5382.5.U5.C32 2007 , v. 1-13 - Reference and HF5382.5 U5.C32 – checkout):

Vol. 1 - Administration, Business, and Office;
Vol. 2 - Agribusiness, Environment, and Natural Resources;
Vol. 3 - Communications and the Arts;
Vol. 4 - Construction;
Vol. 5 - Consumer, Homemaking, and Personal Services;
Vol. 6 - Engineering, Science, and Technology;
Vol. 7 - Health;
Vol. 8 - Hospitality and Recreation;
Vol. 9 - Manufacturing;
Vol. 10 - Marketing and Distribution;
Vol. 11 - Public and Community Services;
Vol. 12 - Transportation;
Vol. 13 - Employment Trends and Master Index.


Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. 12 ed. (Ref HF5381.E52 2011 Vol. 1-5)

Occupational Outlook Handbook: current Edition. (Ref HF5381.A1.O362 in Reference)

(See the online version of the Occupation Outlook Handbook for the most current edition.)

Stacks (Check Out)

America's Top 101 Computer and Technical Jobs. 2 ed. (QA76.25.F37 2004)

Career Opportunities in Aviation and the Aerospace Industry (HD8039.A23.E285 2005)

Career Opportunities in Health Care (R690.F54 2002)

Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science. (Z682.35.V62.C37 2005)

Career Opportunities in the Armed Forces. (UB337.H45 2003)

Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry. (Z471.Y34 2005)

Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry. (GV734.F545 2004)

Career Opportunities in the Travel Industry. (G155.7.C65 2004)

Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados and Other Multilingual Types. 2nd ed. (P60.2.U6 S4 2001)

Careers for Nature Lovers and Other Outdoor Types. 2nd. ed. (S945.M55 2001)

Careers in Journalism. (PN4797.G58 2000)

Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World. (BF76.K88 2004)

College Majors and Careers: A Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning. 4th ed. (HF5382.5.U5.P445 2000)


8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness. (BF637.S4.C685 2004)

Ferguson's Careers in Focus: Business Managers. (QA10.5.C37 2002)

Ferguson's Careers in Focus: Mathematics and Physics. (HD38.25.U6.C3675 2008)

Ferguson's Careers in Focus: Therapists. (R697.A4.C3735 2003)

The Ferguson Guide to Resumes and Job-Hunting Skills (HF5383.H49 2005)

From College to Career: A Guide for Criminal Justice Majors. (HV9950.P44 2004)

Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors. (GN41.8.C35 2005)

Great Jobs for Biology Majors. (QH314.C35 2004)

Jobs in the Drug Industry : A Career Guide for Chemists. (RS403.F825 2000)

Opportunities in Architecture Careers. (NA1995 .P5 2001)

Opportunities in Biological Science Careers. (QH314.W525 2004)

Opportunities in Broadcasting Careers. (HE8689.6.E43 2005)

Opportunities in Chiropractic Careers. (RZ236.S32 2004)


Opportunities in Commercial Art and Graphic Design Careers. (NC1001.6 .G68 2004)

Opportunities in Engineering Careers. (TA157.B342 2003)

Opportunities in Environmental Careers. (GE60.F36 2002)

Opportunities in Film Careers. (PN1995.9.P75.B66 2004)


Opportunities in Foreign Language Careers. (P60 .R5 2005)

Opportunities in Forensic Science Careers. (HV8073.C316 2001)

Opportunities in Gerontology and Aging Services Careers. (HQ1064.U5.W59218 2003)

Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers. (R690.D66 2004)

Opportunities in Hotel and Motel Management Careers. (TX911.3.V62 H46 2001)

Opportunities in Interior Design and Decorating Careers. (NK 2116 B3 2002)


Opportunities in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers. (HV8143 S86 2003)

Opportunities in Nursing Careers. (RT82.F66 2003)

Opportunities in Paralegal Careers. (KF320.L4.F56 2005)


Opportunities in Physician Assistant Careers. (R697.P45.S227 2002)

Opportunities in Real Estate Careers. (HD1382.E9 2002)

Opportunities in Recreation and Leisure Careers. (GV160.J45 2000)

Opportunities in Religious Service Careers. (BV683.N39 2004)


Opportunities in Restaurant Careers  (TX911.3 .V62 C46 2004)


Opportunities in Social Science Careers . (H62.5 .U5 M37 2004 )

Opportunities in Visual Arts Careers. Rev. ed. (N6505.S34 2001)

What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. (HF5382.7 B64 2007)


Amazing Résumés : What Employers Want to See--and How To Say It. (HF5383 HF5383 .B69 2009)


Ferguson Guide to Resumes and Job Hunting Skills : a Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for Your Job Search.  (HF5383 .H49 2005)


Gallery of Best Resumes for People Without a Four-Year Degree. (HF5383 .N622 2009)


How To Write Better Résumés. (HF5383.L48 2004)


Resumes for First-Time Job Hunters : With Sample Cover Letters. (HF5383 .R4376 2005)


Real-Résumés for Teachers. (LB1780.R43 2000)


101 Toughest Interview Questions … And Answers that Win the Job. (HF5549.5 .I6 P67 2009)


201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview. (HF5549.5 .I6 K3 2002)

201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions. (HF 5549.5 .M3178 2010)


Job Interviews That Get You Hired. (HF5549.5 .I6 J63 2006)

Updated October 2012 by Charlotte Bagby.

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