Career Education Resources

Are You Career Ready?

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This page summarizes self-study training and research resources to learn about career options, research an employer/industry, develop career skills, or research salaries in the industry. You will find information about:

  • General Career Resources
  • Research a Company or an Industry
  • General Career Advice
  • Skills Development
  • Salary Information

General Career Resources

What Can I Do With This Major?

Learn about possible career options that connect to particular majors.

My Next Move

Learn about possible career options that connect to particular majors.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Research education requirements, earnings, job prospects, what employees do on the job, and working conditions for occupations/careers.

Vault Career Insider

Research employers, industries and career subjects. Note: Users must create a login account.

O*Net Online

Research occupational descriptions and data based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Career One Stop

Research occupational descriptions and data based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Jobscan

Jobscan is a tool that gives job seekers an instant analysis of how well their resume is tailored for a particular job and how it can be even better optimized for an ATS.

Kanopy

Access free, on-demand video library containing variety of video materials including career "day in the life" videos.

Research a Company or an Industry

Company or Industry
Resources (UIC Library page)

Research a company or industry using recommended resources.

Company or Industry
News (UIC Library page)

Look up news about companies and/or industries using recommended resources.

General Career Advice

The Muse

Access this website for wide range of career topics and advisement.

The Balance Careers

Access this website for career advice on job searching, resume writing, salary negotiations, and other career planning topics.

Skills Development

UIC Career Services Career Planning Guide

Use the online career guide developed by UIC Career Services containing job search tips, sample resumes and cover letters, and career advice.

UIC Career Readiness eLearning Modules

Access 5 short online modules on the common career topics, now available on YouTube :


You may also access these modules on UIC Blackboard - Career Readiness 101 module.

UIC Career Services YouTube Videos


Watch these videos created by UIC Career Services outlining tips and advice on career topics.

Lynda.com

Get access to 1,200+ online courses to build skills including career development. Access available for FREE with UIC login.

Career Podcasts

Use CareerBuilder.com's list of recommended career podcasts featuring career experts and recruiters discussing career and job search topics.

LinkedIn Learning

Get access to 1,200+ online courses to build skills including career development. Access available for FREE with UIC login.

Salary Information

NACE Salary Calculator

Research salaries based on college, location, & other factors based on data sourced from federal databases.

Job Star Central

Find other salary websites through this reference site.

Glassdoor.com

Access online resource summarizing companies as well as submitted company reviews (by current/prior employees), salaries, job listings, and more.

Salary.com

A catalogue of free courses addressing key elements of the compensation agenda.

Payscale

A comprehensive resource for prepping for your next salary negotiation.

LinkedIn Salary

Explore how salaries vary by industry, company size, education level and field of study.