There are many resources available to you at UC Berkeley to help with the career awareness phase of your career development planning. These include accessing the Career Counseling Library and online resources.
Most importantly, seek information from supervisors, colleagues, professional contacts, professional associations, career mentors, and the media to help inform you, keep you engaged in your career development, and keep you in the loop on important decisions. There is more information on mentoring, relationship-building, and networking throughout this website.
Career Counseling Library
The Career Counseling Library offers free access for staff members to resources such as:
- An extensive collection of books, articles, directories and catalogs that can help you explore and research career fields, and learn about workplace culture and etiquette, leadership, or other career management topics.
- Information on graduate school programs.
- Computer-Based Career Guidance Programs, MyRoad and EUREKA, to help you assess interests and skills and investigate career options
- Access to Wetfeet Career Resource Site, containing career profiles, industry profiles, company profiles and real people profiles. Wetfeet also publishes career insider guides which can be downloaded from the website. Visit the library to obtain the username and password.
- Personal assistance in researching occupations and industries
Phone: (510) 642-2367
Address: 2220 Bancroft Way (Courtyard of the Tang Center)
- Read job descriptions posted at the Careers Home in the "Self Service" area of the blu portal to learn about job opportunities on campus. You will need your CalNet ID and passphrase to log in.
- Learn about job fields and families (PDF) on campus. In this document, you will be able to see the career path from one job to another, including information about the skills, abilities and knowledge needed to be successful in a particular job on campus.
- Read Getting There From Here: A Guide to Career Mobility at UCSF (PDF), a guide to staff career mobility that was written for UCSF staff, but which applies equally well to understanding career planning strategy when working at a UC campus.
- Visit O*NET, a free career information system that provides comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
- Visit the California Careerzone for information on job salaries.