Employment & Careers

Employment and Careers Resource Guide

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Career Information Center, 10th edition
Provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information such as books, audio/visual materials, and organizations.

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Research Careers

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and is your pathway to career success. It contains tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Note: Site works best in Internet Explorer.

A web portal from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration to help job seekers match their current skills to new careers and find out what training is needed to transition from one job to another.

O*Net Online
Search occupations by title, skills or tools used and get wage and trend information for occupations by state.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics annually updates this guide with information about many careers: education requirements, salary, work conditions, projected growth of the field, etc.

Build Your Career

Frederick County Workforce Services
Local agency that provides support for job-seekers including classes, career advice, help with résumés, networking with potential employers, funding for career training, and much more

Professional social networking website

Maryland Workforce Exchange
Enroll in this Maryland government service to get connected with opportunities for jobseekers and employers in the state.

Search for Jobs

Includes searchable job postings from over 140 newspapers. including the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun, as well as other sources. Create an account to get job alerts, post your résumé, and more.

Job search engine that pulls results from many job posting boards. Sign up for email alerts of new job postings that match your search criteria.

A very large, popular job seeking and posting site

Job search engine that pulls results from many job posting boards; you can also browse jobs by category. Sign up for email alerts of new job postings that match your search criteria.

US government site for searching federal job openings. Get detailed information about the requirements and application process for each opening provided in a tabbed format

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