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Career Guide 2012 – 2013

Whether you are a student, an educator, a first-time jobseeker, parent or a person considering a career change, you will find the Career Guide a valuable tool as you make those all-important career decisions. It contains wage and job outlook information for more than 250 occupations, interest assessments, tips for marketing yourself, sources of financial aid and contact information for Pennsylvania's public schools, PA CareerLink® offices and selected state agencies.
 
The Career Guide can be downloaded in its entirety by clicking on the image below. It is also available for viewing and printing in the following individual sections:
 

WHAT'S INSIDE...

Explore:
 
 
 
The Importance of Finding the Right Job
5
So You Want to Be a Star?
6
Media Mythmaking and Employment Reality
7
The Only Constant is Change
8
 
 
 
 
 
Getting to Know Yourself
9-10
Have a Career in Mind? Try It Out First
11
Your Detailed Career Search
12
Spotlight on Natural Gas Occupations
13-15
Spotlight on Transportation
16-17
Spotlight on Manufacturing
18
 
 
 
 
 
Occupational Data Bank
19-40
Other Career Options
41
Starting Your Own Business
42
 
 
Prepare:
 
 
 
Getting There
43-44
Military Training and Careers in the Armed Forces
45
Veterans' Benefits
46
Standardized Testing
47
The Costs of College
48
To-Do List for High School Students
49-52
PA CareerLink®
53
 
 
Achieve:
 
 
 
Networking
54-55
Your Résumé
56-58
Convey Your Abilities in Your Cover Letter
59
The Job Application
60-61
The Interview
62-63
Keeping Your Job
64-65
Other Helpful Resources and Services
66-67
 
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please call 1-877-493-3282 or send a request to workforceinfo@pa.gov.
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