Career Development Resources

Carefully selected resources to assist you in your career development.

Harper College Career Development Services Library

Visit the Career Development Services Library for numerous career and occupational books, plus videos and DVDs regarding all aspects of the job search.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Find extensive profiles of hundreds of careers. Information on what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects. Published by the U.S. Department of Labor.

America's Career Info Net

Smart career decisions start here! Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online.

Career Information System

Provides occupational information specific to Illinois and educational programs nationwide. 
User ID: illinois Password: careers

Career Cruising

Provides career profiles, multimedia interviews, interest assessment, learning styles inventory, college and university information, and personal portfolio.
Site ID: harpercc  Password: palatine

College and University Home Pages

Provides links to over 3000 different colleges' and universities' home pages worldwide.

College Board

Utilize the College Search Engine to find colleges and universities with specific characteristics and to research college admissions requirements. College Board

Focus 2

Undecided? Explore your interests, personality, skills, values, and leisure interests and how they relate to different areas of interest at Harper and careers! 


Provides an inside look at salaries, reviews and interview questions posted by employees at over 100,000 organizations. Content includes actual interview questions and reviews for specific employers from previous interview candidates; specific salary, bonus, and commission details; and reviews of the company culture and working conditions.

Princeton Review

Use the research tools to find the 351 best colleges in the U.S., search for a major, research colleges, or get advice on college choices.

Psychology Career Information

Quintessential Careers

The leader in career and job search advice. Now with more than 1900 pages of college, career, and job search content to enhance your success in life.

What Can I Do With a Major In?

Explore 44 exciting majors. Find information on career planning and development, related job titles, related major skills, links to job listings, organizations, and associations  

What Can I Do With This Major?

Explore over 75 popular major areas. Discover different employment options, potential employers and strategies for success in that major. What Can I Do With This Major?

What Color is Your Parachute?

Online companion to the best-selling job hunting and career changing book in the world, What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles. Hundreds of links to tried and true websites to help you in career planning and job search.