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Careers: Resources on careers

explore careers, improve job skills, start a business

This guide links you to library and online resources to help you find information on careers, improve job skills, or start a business.The careers and job searching section has relevant eBooks, databases, and streaming videos. The skills training resources will help you improve your job skills with quality video and interactive tutorials. For entrepreneurs there are links to databases and websites available to help with starting your own business.

Careers and job searching

These online resources provide information on careers and offer resources to help with your job search, including preparing a resume.

Use an eBook

Use a Database to Learn about Careers

Use one of these specialized databases to learn more about careers and successful job searching techniques.

Watch Streaming Videos on Careers and Job Searching

Skills Training

Use these video and interactive tutorials to build and improve the skills needed for job and college success.

Starting your own business

Here are a few resources to help as you explore the idea of starting your own business. The databases are specific to small business owners and entrepreneurs. The websites are state and national government agencies that help small businesses. These websites will connect you with other resources.

Small Business Databases

Websites for small businesses

Vol State Thigpen Library  Division for Workforce and Economic Development @ Vol State

Programs and services  are available for a broad range of personal, professional, and workforce development needs of the local community and area business and industry. The division is organized into four departments:

  • workforce development,
  • small business development
  • healthcare training
  • non-credit online courses

Learn more about the programs and services of each department by visiting the Division for Workforce and Economic Development's website.

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The purpose of this guide is to link users to credible resources on career-related topics for College class assignments and job searches.

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