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

Book Displays

CCIC Display
Books on display can get checked out.
Just take your selections to the Circulation Desk and hand them your COD library card. The book will be yours for 28 days.

Got a suggestion for the collection? Don't see your career on display? Ask! We take suggestions all the time.


Image courtesy of digitalart at FreeDigitalPhotos.netCollege Central Podcasts: Career and Job Search Advice
By College Central Network, Inc.

These FREE podcasts provide clear, concise, expert advice and tips for entry-level job search and career related issues. Find insight and instruction on resumes, interviews, internships, etiquette, and more.

Remember, College of DuPage has access to College Central Network if you are looking for local internships or jobs.


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

Cyber Security...

Cyber Security is one of the latest additions to the Careers Internet Database. Home of over 460 career reports, these offer complete, impartial research investigations that give the answers people seek. Download and print these today! Additional careers include:

  • Agricultural Extension Service
  • Civil Engineering
  • Financial Planning
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Hospital Administration
  • International Business Administration
  • Marine Biology
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Opticianry
  • Pet Services Industry
  • Residential Architect
  • Social Work
  • Sports Journalism
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Teacher of English

Career Monographs

Were you a user of our Career Monographs? Good news! They can now be accessed on line!
Access and print over 460 career reports. Each report includes:

  • career highlights and drawbacks
  • educational requirements
  • interviews
  • links to schools and industry associations
  • earnings info

To access off campus use:
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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.

Resumes, Jobs, Salaries


Resume Generator from
Build your resume and then email, save or print a PDF version.

  • No registration required.
  • 3 Templates to choose.
  • Generates a PDF version.

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.

One of the most comprehensive career development sites on the Web. They offer helpful information, resources, and key links on all aspects of college and graduate studies, on career exploration and assessment, and on job-hunting strategies and tools.

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. National Labor Exchange
Nationwide job postings site from the National Labor Exchange.

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.

Definitive Chicago Area Job Guide
Many links to local Chicago job listing, career counseling, networking sites and more

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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