Cleveland State University

Career Services Center

Choosing a Career

Career Resource Library
career resource library

Located in the Career Services Center, the Career Resource Library is a comprehensive source of career information designed to help students with their job searches, including information on job search strategies, occupational trends and outlooks, and specific employer information; in all, we have more than 200 volumes.

Due to the continuous use of materials, items may not be checked out of the library. For this reason, students should not wait until the last minute to do research on an employer, occupations, or on interviewing skills. All students will find it to their advantage to plan time in the library as the best jobs will go to those graduates who are prepared for their job search.

The following may be found in the library:

  • Permanent Employer Files — brochures, annual reports, etc. for various employers. These should be read before an interview. Some employers have three-ring notebooks with more extensive information. (Take home literature is also available in the Career Resource Library.)
  • Periodical Files — such magazines as Business Week, Black Collegian, Crain's Cleveland Business, etc. These contain good, current information. The College Placement Journal and the Occupational Outlook Quarterly are especially helpful.
  • Directories — useful for making employer contacts and for finding information about a specific field.
  • Occupational Information — a variety of books geared to provide information on specific career choices — outlook, salary, qualifications, duties, etc. Students should be familiar with this information before they begin interviewing.
  • Self Help Books — for help with résumé writing, interviewing, changing careers, etc.
  • Career Information — books and pamphlets on specific careers.
  • Government Files — information on various agencies.
  • Computers — Students may use our library computers to register on CSUcareerline, browse internet job search sites, research employers, and work on resumes and cover letters.


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Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
Campus Location
Rhodes West, Room 280
1860 East 22nd Street
Phone: 216.687.2233
Toll Free: 888.CSUOHIO
Satellite Office
College of Urban Affairs, UR 209
Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University 2121
Euclid Avenue, RW 280
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

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