CCIC Videos

RIASEC at Work: Match Your Personality to Careers
JIST Works, 2010.
DVD, 39 min.
Describes the six personality types devised by psychologist John L. Holland and how they can be used to determine the best career for any person.
Collection: CCIC
Location: HF5381 .R537 2010

Dress and Groom for Career Success
JIST Career Solutions, 2016.
DVD, 27 min.
This video provides viewers with the dressing and grooming tips they need to be successful during their job search and to stay successful once they are hired. It presents strategies and suggestions for apparel, personal hygiene, and behaviors and mannerisms, all with an eye to looking and acting professional. Numerous examples of what is appropriate and inappropriate are provided to give viewers a clear sense of what it takes to make a positive first impression. The video provides general guidelines for dressing and grooming that will apply to most industries and workplaces.
Collection: CCIC
Location: HF5387 .D747 2016

Transferable Skills: What They are and How to Get Them
Career Kids, 2012.
5 DVDs, 100 min.
This 5 part series includes 5 DVDs, which will help the viewer identify transferable skills, which ones the viewer currently possesses, and how to feature oneself as a strong candidate for getting that job now and in the future. Viewers learn from workers and the people that do the hiring at IBM, UC Berkeley, US Navy SEALs, and other organizations what skills they are looking for when hiring. Then it helps viewers see if they have acquired these skills and how they could develop them further.
Collection: CCIC
Location: HF5381 .T735 2012

Getting to Know Your Skills
JIST Works, 2011.
In planning your career and looking for a job, knowing what you can do well is important; knowing your best skills can help you decide what kind of work is right for you. Part of the Series, Getting the Job You Really Want.
Collection: CCIC
Location: HF5382.7 .F332 2011 pt.3

Getting to Know Your Job Objective
JIST Works, 2011.
This video discusss the most important points to consider when forming your job objective. Part of the Series, Getting the Job You Really Want.
Collection: CCIC
Location: HF5382.7 .F332 2011 pt.4

One Week Job
FilmWorks Entertainment, 2011.
DVD, 76 min.
"After graduating from college, Sean Aiken struggled with the question: 'What should I do with my life?' ... [He] created the One-Week Job Project. His goal: to work fifty-two jobs in fifty-two weeks in search of his passion. He traveled across Canada and the United States, reinventing himself as a firefighter, a stock trader, a radio DJ, a martial arts instructor, an NHL mascot, a snowshoe guide, and more"--Container.
Collection: CCIC
Location: HF5381 .O649 2011

Betty Liu on Career Success, 2016.
Online, 30 min.

Location: Available on to COD Students and Faculty with a Library Card

Job Hunting Online, 2014.
Online, 1 hr, 56 min.

Location: Available on to COD Students and Faculty with a Library Card

Writing a Resume, 2016.
Online, 2 hr, 39 min.

Location: Available on to COD Students and Faculty with a Library Card

The New Rules of Work, 2017.
Online, 1 hr, 10 min.

Location: Available on to COD Students and Faculty with a Library Card


Find an Internship

  • College Central Network
    Search for jobs/internships posted exclusively to College of DuPage. Search the Jobs Central® national job board and the Intern Central® national internship board.
  • Co-op/Internships Websites
    Additional sources for internship opportunities. List is maintained by Career Services at the College of DuPage.
  • The Riley Guide
    Guide to websites for internships, apprenticeships, and volunteer opportunities.
  • ReferenceUSA
    Use this database to search for jobs and internships.

    Books about Internships

  • All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining a Job
    Career & College Information HF 5381 .B3647 2012
  • Finding Your Internship: What Employers Want You to Know
    Career & College Information LC1072.I58 R877 2013
  • Internships in Psychology
    Career & College Information BF77 .I67 2013
  • Internships for Today's World : A Practical Guide for High Schools and Community Colleges
    Career & College Information LC1072.I58 M35 2014
  • The Ultimate Guide to Internships : 100 Steps to Get a Great Internship and Thrive In It
    Career & College Information LC1072.I58 W66 2015

Career & College Information

CCIC books.jpgThe Career & College Information Collection (CCIC) provides information on educational opportunities, occupational choices and job-seeking skills. This multimedia collection can assist you in planning for your educational, career and employment goals.

The collection can help you:

  • Explore careers
  • Obtain occupational information (salaries and outlook)
  • Find schools that meet your educational plans
  • Write your resume and cover letter
  • Discover new job-search methods
  • Identify internship opportunities
  • Plan for an interview
  • Prepare for standardized tests and certification exams

The Collection is available to all visitors whenever the Library is open. Users that have COD Library cards can also check out materials.

Attached files: 

Resumes, Jobs, Salaries


Purdue OWL: Resume Workshop
Great site for the step-by-step process of creating an effective resume. See tips on resume design and length. Examples of functional, skills based, interactive and chronological resumes are also shared. Content is from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Job Listings: Nationwide

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The Riley Guide
The Web's premier gateway for job search, career exploration and school information since 1994.

Search the classified job listings of over 140 local newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, L. A. Times, and Miami Herald plus more than 1400 partners. Provides a menu choice of career field and location, giving information of Web and newspaper postings for jobs that match. The program will search for job listing matches and send them to your e-mail address, if you register. Registration is free.

Free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards.

Job Listing: Chicago Area

College Central Network: College of DuPage Career Services
Register for this job search and resume service for College of DuPage students and alumni.

lllinois WorkNet
Find information on Key Sectors where jobs are available as well as register as an Individual for an account to find a job, locate support services, and connect to a career advisor Jobs in Chicago Area Nonprofits
Popular guide to jobs in Chicago-area nonprofit organizations
Site sponsored by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital listing job openings for people with disabilities.

Salary Surveys

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES): Wage Information
Find wage data in a specific Illinois county or metropolitan statistical area organized by Standard Occupational Code

Salary Expert
Basic salary reports for hundred of job titles in U.S. metro areas that include renter’s Cost of Living estimates for each locality. For job transfers, basic cost of living report available. Premium Salary Report can be ordered for a fee.
Salary Wizard Basic Report estimates salary for hundreds of job categories under 60 job families in major U.S. Metro areas, while Cost of Living Wizard to help job changers learn living cost differences between specified U.S. locations. Personal Salary Report available for a fee.


What can I do with Logo.pngWhat Can I Do With This Major?

Guide from the University of Tennessee's Career Services to career paths for 80 majors. Includes occupation types, typical employers, and strategies from specialized coursework to on-the-job experiences to help make the student a "stand-out" candidate. Good links to websites with more information.

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