A neat new addition to the Library’s streaming video collection provides career videos from CandidCareer.com. Our license with Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online now includes 161 short video interviews “with industry professionals, giving students a realistic view of a particular path from college to career.” The videos cover a wide variety of industries. (Off-campus users will logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.)
Check out the Ferguson’s Career Tips screening videos recently added to our e-collections. Career fairs, social media, summer internships, resume writing, interviewing – and more – are covered. You may be prompted for your Library logon (last name and 7-digit Raider #). The Careers Subject Guide lists these videos, and others, on the [Multimedia] tab; take a look at the recently added career titles on the [Books] tab, too.
If you’re in the market for a new job, this is the list for you. The Hot Jobs! list can help guide you to new employment in a high-demand career. West Michigan Works! analyzed online job posting data and surveyed employers to create a list of the 100 highest-growing and most in-demand jobs in West Michigan. Take a look! For more career information, see the Careers Subject Guide, as well as the [Careers & Education] tab on most departmental Subject Guides.
Find out more about the fastest growing occupations at Occupational Outlook Handbook online. There are easy-to-use links to the 20 fastest growing occupations, from Wind Turbine Service Technicians to Optometrists. For other Career information, start at the Careers Subject Guide.
Students and parents are rightly interested in potential future earnings. A recent Grand Rapids Business Journal article about a Stanford economist’s “big data” research and subsequent analysis by the New York Times and a Michigan think tank is worth reading. The entire original report of The Equality of Opportunity Project, which studies many aspects of upward mobility, is available online and on the LLC’s Statistical Resources Subject Guide.
“… Among two-year colleges in West Michigan, the highest median wage at 34 goes to students who attended Grand Rapids Community College at $30,700, and the lowest wage in the same category is earned by students who attended Montcalm Community College at $20,600.”
Are you interested in knowing more about salaries in potential careers? Take a look at GRCC’s Career Coach and Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. More career resources are available on the LLC’s Careers Subject Guide, and on the [Careers & Education] tabs on Subject Guides for academic departments.