Careers and College

This resource guide will introduce you to resources online and at Mitchell Public Library for your future career or college enrollment.

Resources for Choosing a Career:

Online Resources

South Dakota Job Search Site

Search for jobs in South Dakota, create a resume, and look for training.

Mapping Your Future
At Mapping Your Future you can explore careers. prepare for college, explore ways to pay for college, and discover techniques to manage your money.

Tool for career exploration and job analysis. At My Next Move, you can search for careers with keywords, browse careers by industry, and take a quiz to match careers with your interests.

A source for career exploration training and jobs.

Available at Mitchell Public Library

Occupational Outlook HandbookOccupational Outlook Handbook

Call Number: R 331.7

Describes 250 occupations which cover approximately 107 million jobs.

Resources for a Successful Job Hunt:

Online Resources

Resume Building and Cover Letter Workshop by Simplilearn

This video on Resume Building and Cover Letter Workshop will take you through the various steps required to create a good resume that will up your chances of being selected. We will discuss Resume Building Tips and towards the end, we will also discuss how to draft a perfect Cover Letter for your Job Application. These resumes and Cover Letter Tips will make a great impact on your application.

Job Search and Workplace Skills (Learning Express)

Designed to help job searchers navigate the job search process from start to finish.

Helps you create a resume that looks great while being properly structured and formatted. Their resume-building app helps guide you to create your best resume.

IBM Job Readiness Courses

Free job readiness resources from IBM and NAF to help you with your next job search.

Gen Z Career Guide

A guide to help Gen Z identify job opportunities and skills needed for the future.

Available at  Mitchell Public Library

Resumes that ImpresssResumes that Impress! 

by Cory J. Shulman

Call Number: 650.14 Sch81r 

201 Killer Cover Letters

201 Killer Cover Letters

by Sandra Podesta

Call Number: 650.14 P751t

Career Choreography

Career Choreography

by Ken Lindner

Call Number: 650.14 L642c 2021

College Selection:

Big Future

The College Board's website for finding colleges and more. You can use this website to search by location, majors, the type of institution, and what campus life is like.

College Navigator

Provides information about schools, including programs/majors, level of available education, and institution type.

Department of Education College Scorecard

Allows consumers to compare the cost and value of higher education in the United States. Includes information about cost, graduation rate, and median earnings from graduates.

Princeton Review College Search

Test Prep:

Online Resources

ACT Test Prep (Learning Express)

Online resources to help prepare for an ACT test. Includes practice tests and preparation tutorials for each section of the ACT test. 

SAT Test Prep (Learning Express)

Online resources to help prepare for an SAT test. Includes practice tests and preparation tutorials for each section of the SAT Test.

AP Exam Preparation Resources

Practice preparation for a wide variety of AP exams.

Available at Mitchell Public Library

ASVAB Study GuideASVAB Study Guide

by Terry L. Duran

Call Number: 355.0076 D9313a 2022

ACT Test Prep Official ACT Prep Guide

Call Number: 378.1662 Of24 2021 

SAT PrepSAT Prep 2023

Call Number: 378.1662 F8511s 2022

Financial Aid:

Online Resources

An office of the U.S. Department of Education, has information about preparing to finance your education. 

  1. Zack North

    Adult Services Librarian