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General Resources

Use these general resource documents and activities to help increase your success in this course. Some content requires software plugins. Visit our Plugin Help Center for help with downloading plugins.

Career and Job Search Resources

Good writers tend to get good jobs. This link between mastery of English and career success is the reason that career resources and activities are listed here at the Evergreen Online Study Center. If you already have set a career goal for yourself or just want to investigate several careers, these links are a good place to start. Have fun exploring, and keep improving your writing skills. I wish you great success. -Susan Fawcett

Online Career Information and Advice

http://stats.bls.gov/oco/
Occupational Outlook Handbook online: first-rate job information source

http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/
Useful real-world job-search help with a free job-search book available to read online; note importance of spoken and written English at every phase of the process

http://www.acinet.org/acinet/
Career searches, skill sets needed, resume tutorial

http://www.collegegrad.com/jobsearch/16-15.shtml
50 interview questions to rehearse aloud with a friend. An excellent pre-interview practice

http://www.bc.edu/offices/careers/skills/resumes/verbs/
Must-read list of action-packed, precise verbs to make your resume and job letter stand out; or search "action verbs, resumes" on your search engine

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/
Purdue University's handouts and PowerPoint shows on professional topics like cover letter and resume writing

http://www.monster.com/
Online info, job listings, resume and workplace tips

Some Careers that Require Writing

If you think only English teachers care about writing skills, you should know that most employers do too! Here are just a few of the careers that require excellent writing skills.

  1. Accountant
  2. Administrative Assistant
  3. Architect
  4. Astronomer
  5. Attorney
  6. Auditor
  7. Banker
  8. Buyer
  9. Chiropractor
  10. Clergy
  11. Clerk
  12. Computer Programmer
  13. Counselor
  14. Dentist
  15. Designer
  16. Desktop Publisher
  17. Detective
  18. Director
  19. Doctor
  20. Drafter
  21. Engineer
  22. Entrepreneur
  23. Executive
  24. Health Care Worker
  25. Inspector
  1. Judge
  2. Librarian
  3. Manager
  4. Medical Technician
  5. Nurse
  6. Nurse's Aide
  7. Nutritionist
  8. Optometrist
  9. Paralegal
  10. Pharmacist
  11. Police Officer
  12. Politician
  13. Professor
  14. Psychologist
  15. Reporter
  16. Salesperson
  17. Scientist
  18. Social Worker
  19. Surgeon
  20. Teacher
  21. Technician
  22. Therapist
  23. Veterinarian
  24. Webmaster
  25. Web Site Designer




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