PLAN AND EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER PATH
WHERE TO LOOK FOR RESEARCH ABOUT A CAREER?
BOOKS: PRINT SOURCES IN LIBRARY
Use DESTINY (Online Public Access Catalog):
This is the library’s online card catalog. It contains a complete listing of all materials, print and non-print, currently held here.
To access: open up FireFox or Internet Browser and type: http://pgdestiny.pgsd.org
Click on the Catalog link and Library Search box.
Look for materials using any of the search methods (title, subject, author, etc.).
USE REFERENCE ENCYCLOPEDIAS and NON-FICTION BOOKS!
EBSCOhost Web contains databases for research: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, GreenFILE, Teacher Reference Center, eBook Collection, Readers’ Guide Full Text Select, Science Full Text Select, OmniFile Full Text Select, OmniFile Full Text Mega, Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega, Social Sciences Full Test, Humanities Full Text, General Science Full Text, Business Abstracts with Full Text, Education Full Text, and MagillOnLiterature Plus.
Gain access from the Destiny homepage, click on EbscoHost Web link, click EBSCOhost Web, Select all databases.GREAT ONLINE SOURCES:Occupational Outlook Handout has some of the following information concerning careers: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, etc...Occupational Outlook Handbook. United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Find careers that match your current skills or simply explore careers
http://www.careerbuilder.comJob Search & Career Research CenterJob Search & Career "Learn how to Become" is a great new resource with an extensive career resource center that contains eye-catching resumes, acting job interviews, volunteer opportunities and non-profit careers, etc.Monster
Use Monster’s resources to create a resume, search for jobs, prepare for an interview, and more!Riley GuideA starting point for exploring careers that commonly require education beyond high school...contains salary info, ect...YouTubeUse YouTube to find real life interviews with people! I typed in "Automative Mechanic Interview" and got a ton of good hits.
What is better than to investigate the career and go directly to the source?!The Nurse at Pottstown Hospital, the barber on high street, the teacher at the Hill School, the chef at Lone Star Restaurant!!!!! Write up some basic questions, and ask them! You will be surprised how many juicy details they will spill about their jobs and their boss!WHEN IN LIBRARY PRINT TO ToshibaFollowMeBlackWhiteYou will have to click on the bouncing printer in your dock > Click RESUME and then type your USERNAME AND PASSWORD in CAPITAL LETTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!ASSIGNMENT:Open a new document in Google Drive.
Insert a header. Type your last name. Right align it. Then insert page number.
Choose a career in which you are interested in following.
Locate 10 resources which focus on the subject of your career (print or online).Find books using DESTINY card catalogUse Reference books utilizing Encyclopedia for Career books...and other job specific reference bookYou must cite your resources within your paper.
You must include a works cited page with your report.
You MUST make each of these topics an actual HEADING in your paper.
1. Definition (of job):
2. Requirements (education, personality, physical, etc.):
3. Nature of the Work (what do they actually do):
4. Opportunities for Experience:
5. Ways to Enter the Field (how to get a job):
6. Opportunities for Advancement (other options in the field):
7. Employment Outlook (now and future):
9. Effects of Technology:
10. Real Life Experiences of People in this Career:
Print and staple correctlyWORKS CITED EXAMPLES:REGULAR BOOK EXAMPLE:Author or editor Last Name, Author's First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Print.Strelecky, David, ed. Ferguson's Career in Focus: Coaches and Fitness Professionals. New York: Ferguson 2008. Print.REFERENCE BOOK EXAMPLE:Author or editor's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication, page #'s. Print.Likoff, Laurie, ed. "Fashion." Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. Vol. 1. New York: Ferguson, 2008. 203-7. Print.INTERNET SOURCEAuthor's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of Article". Name of website. Place of publication: Publisher, year. Name of Site. Web. Date Accessed.*If on the site there is a section called "How To Cite" Use This ExactlyYOU TUBE EXAMPLE:Poster's Name. "Title of Video." Online Video Clip. Name of Website's Publisher, date posted. Web. Date assessed.