Now that you have a career in mind, find out some basic facts about that career. These facts are called "background information."
Background information provides you with some basic knowledge about your topic so that you can narrow down your topic if you need to or it can provide you with some words you can use as keywords in the next step.
For the topic of careers, some basic background information includes:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Career Information such as what does the job do, what kind of work environment is it, how do you get this job, what kind of pay can be expected, and what is the outlook for this job. It also provides a listing of similar jobs.
Click on "browse occupations" - videos, wages, trends, skills, tasks, education, state trends
O*Net Online (www.onetonline.org)
Enter career in search box. Provides Information on - Tasks, Tools & Technology, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Work Activities, Work Context, Education, Interests, Work Styles, Work Values, Wages, and Trends.
Salem eBooks are electronic books published by Salem Publishing.
Examples: Careers Outdoors, Careers in Human Services, Careers in Financial Services, Careers in Chemistry, etc.
You can also put words in the search box to see what is available on your topic.