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.

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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.

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