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Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money. — William Lyon Phelps



Woodward English (YouTube Channel)
Woodward English (Official Website)


occupation : the principal business of one’s life : vocation — Merriam-Webster   See also   OneLook


Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Occupation may refer to:
Job, a person’s role in society, often a regular activity performed for payment
Employment, a person under service of another by hire
Career, a course through life
Profession, a vocation founded upon specialized training
Vocation, an occupation to which a person is specially drawn
A category in the Standard Occupational Classification System — Wikipedia

The Job Hunter’s Bible (Dick Bolles)



Talks about Careers (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)
Articles about Careers (Big Think)




DDC: 331.7 Skilled and Unskilled Labor (Library Thing)
Subject: Occupations (Library Thing)

Subject: Occupations (Open Library)

LCC: HF 5381 Career Development (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Occupations (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: HF 5381 Career Development (Library of Congress)
Subject: Occupations (Library of Congress)

Subject: Occupations (WorldCat)




GCFLearnFree.org (YouTube Channel)
GCFLearnFree.org (Official Website)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Occupational Therapists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Occupational Therapists (US Occupational Outlook Handbook)


Occupations (JSTOR)

Jobs (The Wall Street Journal)


What Color is Your Parachute? (Richard Nelson Bolles)

Employment website is a website that deals specifically with employment or careers. Many employment websites are designed to allow employers to post job requirements for a position to be filled and are commonly known as job boards. Other employment sites offer employer reviews, career and job-search advice, and describe different job descriptions or employers. Through a job website, a prospective employee can locate and fill out a job application or submit resumes over the Internet for the advertised position. — Wikipedia



U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

CareerOneStop offers a variety of tools to learn more about occupations. Research industries, view career profiles, set career goals, determine trends, and find salary information by occupation or geographic area. 

CareerOneStop (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

O*NET OnLine lets you locate careers based upon results from career assessments. Learn about required skills, tools needed in the career, educational preparation needed, work context, and other relevant information for many occupations.

O*NET OnLine (U.S. Department of Labor)

The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides extensive information about hundreds of careers. You can search it using key words, occupational groups, alphabetical order, and other criteria. It is a great way to begin gathering information on careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Occupation (USA.gov)




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