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Nevada Career Information System  Match skills and interest with occupations. Highlights include facts on Nevada industries, apprenticeships, financial aid and school directories.

Career Info

Careers and Job Hunting  Looking for a job or a new career? These resources can help you find your dream job and help you get it!

Occupational Outlook Handbook  Welcome to the Nation's premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade

Choosing a School

America's Best Colleges  From US News and World Report, see the college rankings, and find the best school for you.

College and Technical Schools  What to do after high school? Use these resources to find the education that can lead you to that career that you want!

College Blue Book 2011  Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

Colleges and Careers  From The Princton Review, find a major, find a school, see the rankings, and more.

Cool Colleges 101  Peterson's Cool Colleges 101 is our brand new undergraduate eBook featuring colorful, easy-to-read profiles of hundreds of "cool" colleges and universities across the United States and abroad

Peterson's Planner  "Planning your future can be a whirlwind, but it's important: finding the right college or study abroad program; studying for the SAT or ACT; exploring financial aid. Through every step, Peterson's is here to help."

Entrance Exams

ACT  Are you getting ready to take the ACT test? Have you already taken it? Get information. See your test scores. Get copies. More!

BrainFuse - Practice for College Entrance Exams  practice for your SAT or ACT. Practice the entire test or pick a subject area.

College Board  Home of the SAT test. Register, prepare, and see your scores afterwards. Find a college for you!

In! College Admissions and Beyond  A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to college admissions that helps students through every aspect of the application process and gives them a proven approach to make their application stand out from the rest.

LearningExpress  Practice tests and courses for all areas. Includes Real Estate, SATs, Civil Service, GED, and much more! For home access: use your library card number when setting up the account.

Master the SAT 2012  

Financial Aid

College Financing Information for Teens, 2012  Provides information for teens about planning, saving, and paying for post-secondary education, with facts about government aid, private loans and scholarships, and other sources of financial assistance.

Federal Financial Aid  All you need to know about finding and getting Federal Financial Aid for college

FinAid  "The Smart Student's Guide to Financial Aid"

Financial Aid for College  Ivy League, State U, in-state, out-of-state, SAT, ACT, SAT II, Scholarships, Loans, Grants, Work Study: These are things to start thinking about now if you are in high school and planning to go to college!

Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid  A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, 2011  Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies.

More Financial Aid

Finding a Job

Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World  How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It's the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces.

Job Interviews for Dummies  Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send shivers down your spine? It doesn't have to! Whether you're searching for your first job, changing careers, or looking for advancement in your current line of work, Job Interviews For Dummies shows you how to use your skills and experiences to your advantage and land that job.

NevadaJob Connect  Nevada JobConnect is a statewide network that connects businesses with employees, all in one convenient system.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012  For forty years now job-hunters and career-changers have been turning to this, the world's most popular job-hunting book, confident that each new annual edition will give them the most up-to-date information about the job-market and how to find meaningful work--even in the midst of challenging economic times such as these.

Finding Out About Companies

Business Insights: Essentials  

Start your research with Business Insights: Essentials

Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content you need to explore a global business landscape:

  • extensive reference content from Gale's core business collection
  • easy-to-use company fundamentals and investment research reports
  • industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more!

Glass Door  A comprehensive career resource with information on thousands of companies. This includes salary and details for specific jobs, as well as actual interview questions and hiring process details.

GED

GED Basics  Peterson's GED Basics provides a quick and thorough way for students to prepare for the GED exam

Master the GED 2012  Peterson's Master the GED 2012 provides practice tests, subject review, and expert tips on how to score high on each GED test.

Going to College Tips

College Rules! How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College  

Getting the Best Out of College: Insider Advice for Success from a Professor, a Dean, and a Recent Grad. Revised and Updated  

Job Interviewing Tips

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions  This book pinpoints what employers are really asking with every question, and more importantly: what they want to hear in response. This no-nonsense guide will prepare you to leverage the trickiest questions to your advantage. Learn how to deal gracefully with complicated case interviews, various personality types, and even potentially illegal questions - all while avoiding common mistakes. Get the expert answers employers are looking for!

250 Job Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked......And the Answers That Will Get You Hired!  Why do you want this job? Why should I hire you? Why do you want to leave your current job? Do you have convincing answers ready for these important questions? Landing a good job is a competitive process and often the final decision is based on your performance at the interview.

Resumes and Cover Letters

101 Great Résumés: Winning Resumes for any Situation, Job or Career  

Winning Cover Letters  Land your dream job with the perfect cover letter.