Careers Research Guide

Designed to help you learn more about career options as well as to successfully complete a job search.

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Changing Careers? Research Your Options

"Never fear changing careers. The following individuals prove the first career is not always the best career:

  • Actor Brad Pitt’s first career was as a limo driver.
  • Actor Sylvester Stallone worked as a deli counter assistant.
  • Walt Disney’s first career was as a newspaper editor. Allegedly he was fired because didn’t have any good ideas or imagination.
  • Julia Child worked for the United States as a spy before her starting her second career cooking French cuisine"

Quote Source: 10 Best Jobs for a Midlife Career Change

Career Changes: Military to Civilian

Leverage Your Social Media Networks to Find Jobs

Database Access

Restricted database - current students, staff and faculty

Restricted: Only current SMU students, faculty, & staff. Certificate students and alumni do not have permission to use these resources.

EZ database - off campus access using 8-digit SMU ID & password

EZ: Off-campus access using 8-digit SMU ID & password. Access these databases - anytime, anywhere.

In Business Library only database

In Library Only: Accessible only on Business Library computers and are not accessible via wireless connections. A valid SMU ID should be presented to receive a placard that must be displayed while using the computer.

Transferrable Skills

eBooks at SMU Libraries

Cover - How to Change Your Career and Do the Work You Really Love
Cover - The Rules of Success : How Managers Can Overcome Setbacks and Grow
Cover - Tales My Boss Never Told Me
Cover - The 15 Essential Marketing Masterclasses for Your Small Business
Cover - Mastering Your Inner Critic…and 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement:
Cover - Evolving Digital Leadership: How to Be a Digital Leader in Tomorrow’s Disruptive World
Cover - Cracking the Tech Career

Business Library Workshops

Register for and learn more about Business Library workshops, led by Business Library librarians, that focus on the information you will need to successfully complete your research.

Business Library Workshops: