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Learning community consisting of ENGL& 101, CMST& 102 & GEN-S 105.

Library Assignment - Using Web Resources

After you have participated in the orientation to the Haselwood Library, use the LibGuides to access information on the career of your choice. Use a minimum of TWO of the following Web Resources to complete this assignment:



Occupational Outlook Handbook Search this government site for current information on a specific occupation, including nature of the work, training and qualification requirements, job outlook, earnings, and related links.

O*NET Online Evaluate your current skills and interests, and learn which jobs might fit people with your skills and interests.

America's Career InfoNet US Dept of Labor site helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The Web site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast-paced global marketplace.

Washington Career Bridge Find links to information on careers, trends, education, etc.

Washington State Employment Security Department: Employment and Economic Information Find information on different occupations, and up-to-date labor industry information by County.






Write a two-page summary of at least THREE “aha” discoveries that you made by examining these Web Resources.


         First, identify the specific career that you chose to research

         Next, list the Web Resources that you used (minimum of two)         

         Then list at least THREE examples of “aha” discoveries: NEW information that you learned from these sources (examples may be the wage & salary information, projected job growth or decline, working conditions, required educational preparation, your suitability for the career, etc.)

         Describe how this new information influences your decision to pursue this career          (pro or con)


Submit this assignment as a WORD document (.doc or .docx) to the GEN-S 105 Angel classroom digital dropbox. See course Announcements and/or Calendar for due date.

Library Faculty

Dianne Carey
Olympic College
1600 Chester Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337