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A variety of books, organized into categories, are available for checkout from the Career Development Resource Room. When you have chosen a book you would like to borrow, just stop by the Career Development Resource Room in 124 Scovell Hall, between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., M-F, to check out any of the following books.

48 Days to the Work You Love

Miller, Dan, ©2005, 978-0-8054-4479-7.
From BarnesandNoble.com:
Now available in paperback! Dan Miller’s thriving vocational best seller, 48 Days to the Work You Love, is not so much about finding a new job. It is more about learning who we are really called to be. According to the author, failing to make that fundamental discovery is why so many people find themselves in jobs they hate. But now, thousands upon thousands are finding the work they love thanks to practical advice from leading career counselor Miller. Conversational and creative, Miller helps readers see clear patterns form from which we can make successful career and job decisions by understanding our God-given skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions. 48 Days to the Work You Love provides a step-by-step process for creating a Life Plan and translating that plan into meaningful and fulfilling daily work.

51 Ways to Find a Job Fast Guaranteed

Donlin, Kevin, ©2004, 0-9758838-1-x.
From Amazon.com:
Announcing a revolutionary job search guide that will show you not one, two, 10 or even 20 proven ways to find your next job, but ... "51 Ways To Find A Job Fast -- Guaranteed!" Now, the first job search book in the world with a Double-Your-Money-Back Guarantee (see inside for details) will show you exactly how to find and get your next job. Faster than you ever thought possible. Whether you're right out of college and looking for your first job, or a seasoned pro in search of a better position, you'll find dozens of inspiring success stories to guide you in this book. Or your money back!

The Academic Job Search Handbook

Vick, Julia Miller, Furlong, Jennifer S., ©2008, 978-0-8122-2016-2.
From Amazon.com:
For more than 15 years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. The guide includes information on aspects of the search that are common to all levels, with invaluable tips for those seeking their first or second faculty position. This new edition provides updated advice and addresses hot topics in the competitive job market of today, including the challenges faced by dual-career couples, job search issues for pregnant candidates, and advice on how to deal with gaps in a CV. The chapter on alternatives to academic jobs has been expanded, and sample resumes from individuals seeking nonfaculty positions are included.

Diary of a Job Search: One Man's Journey from Unemployment to a New Career

Johnston, Tim, ©2004, 9781580085458. From Amazon.com: Guide to weathering the emotional storms of joblessness and turning economic downtown into new career opportunities. Offers creative solutions to today's job market challenges.

Finding Your Perfect Work

Edwards, Paul & Sarah, ©2003, 1-58542-216-9.
From BarnesandNoble.com:
The complete guide to finding the right career is updated for the twenty-first century by the authors of Working From Home and Making Money with Your Computer at Home. After nearly 100,000 copies sold, this new edition of Finding Your Perfect Work features:
• 75 new careers reflecting the advent of the Internet and changes in the economy
• new information on careers that can be operated virtually anywhere
• updated resource lists-including newly relevant, little-known Internet sources of grants and loans
• more contemporary examples of the right career-making moves.

Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters

Perry, David E., ©2005, 978-0-471-71484-2.
From Amazon.com:
Using a typically unconventional Guerrilla approach, authors Levinson and Perry cover all the basics of a winning campaign. This book covers:

  • Using the Internet for everything from research and job searches to your own Web site, blogs, and podcasting
  • Performing an extreme resume makeover and creating a higher-powered value-based resume
  • Harnessing the full power of Google, LinkedIn, and ZoomInfo to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of your competition (or other job hunters)
  • Branding yourself and selling your strengths in resumes, letters, e-mail, and interviews

Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters includes real-life war stories from successful job hunters and expert tips and tactics from over 100 prominent headhunters.

Insider's Guide to Finding A Job

Enelow, Wendy S. & Goldman, Shelly, ©2005, 1-59357-077-5. From Amazon.com: Straight talk from America’s top hiring managers and recruiters about how to succeed in any job market. The authors asked top HR, staffing, and recruitment professionals, along with the managers who make the hiring decisions at the most sought-after companies, to tell them what makes a job candidate stand out to them. Their responses are woven into seven "how-to" chapters that each focus on a different aspect of job search. This book compiles the diverse opinions of many people to "humanize and simplify the concept of job search."

Finding a Job After 50: Reinvent Yourself for the 21st Century

Woodward, Jeannette, ©2007, 9781564148940. From BarnesandNoble.com: Finding a Job After 50 is a "guerilla guide" that gives you the powerful tools you need to substitute real satisfaction for the rat race. Getting the job you want may be a battle, so you have to approach it as such, equipping yourself with the right weapons to succeed in today's job market. Your arsenal better be well stocked before you enter the fray.

Job Hunting Tips for People with Hot and Not-So-Hot Backgrounds

Krannich, Ron & Caryl, ©2005, 1-57023-225-3. From Amazon.com: Finding a job may be the hardest, most frustrating, and ego-bruising work you ever do. Depending on how you approach the process, it also can be an extremely educational, exciting, and exhilarating experience. This unique book presents 150 job hunting tips that are applicable to most job seekers, regardless of their backgrounds. Filled with cutting-edge career advice, quizzes, websites, and examples, here's the book that tells it like it is from the job search trenches. Follow the many tips outlined in this book and you should be able to quickly energize your job search by focusing on those activities that have the greatest impact on getting job interviews and offers. You will join thousands of others who have found their dream job through the methods outlined in this book.

Job Search Magic

Whitcomb, Susan, ©2006, 1-59357-150-x.
From Amazon.com:
A complete, coaching-oriented system for finding the perfect job. Includes tips on resumes, cover letters, interviews, career choice, salary negotiation.

Over-40 Job Search Guide

Geary, Gail, ©2005, 1-59357-090-2.
From Amazon.com:
The only career transition guide to exclusively provide workable solutions for the reemployment issues of over-40 year-old workers. The book shows readers how to present their age as an advantage to employers rather than a disadvantage. The book also boldly addresses midlife career transition issues by providing cutting-edge information, fresh strategies, and timely solutions. Captivating case studies from the author’s extensive work with over-40 job seekers engage readers and arm them for the real world.

Skills For Success

Scheele, Adele, ©1979, 0-345-41044-0.

The Complete Job-Search handbook

 Figler, Howard, ©1999, 0-8050-6191-6 (2 copies).
From BarnesandNoble.com:
Now in its third edition, Howard Figler's classic job-search handbook puts you in the driver's seat, on the road to where the jobs really are. Figler's unique program has been revised and updated to let you not only decide what your ideal job may be, but also discover exactly where that job is. The program has been expanded to describe thirty lifetime job-hunting skills, as well as Twenty Lessons from the Front, a list of potential pitfalls for job seekers to be aware of.

The Ex-Offender's Hunting Guide

Reed, Jon & Myers, Rachel, ©2005, 1-57023-236-9.
From BarnesandNoble.com:
This comprehensive book helps ex-offenders develop the proper attitudes and strategies for landing jobs that can lead to rewarding careers.

The Girl's Guide to Kicking Your Career Into Gear

by Friedman, Caitlin & Yorio, Kimberly, ©2008, 978-0-7679-2766-6. From Amazon.com: Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio see it all the time: women derailing their careers because they believe that if they just sit quietly, work hard, and please their coworkers, someone upstairs will recognize their talents and dedication and deliver big rewards. But in today’s ultra-competitive workplace, nothing could be further from the truth. If you want your dream job with your dream salary, and all the opportunities and fulfillment that come with it, you have to stand up and go for it--without shame, guilt, or hesitation! The Girls’ Guide to Kicking Your Career into Gear gives you everything you need to decide what you want out of work and create a plan to make it happen. From how to negotiate a raise or a promotion to starting a new profession, Friedman and Yorio provide savvy, reassuring advice on how to successfully navigate every aspect of your career.

The Job Hunter's Survival Guide

Bolles, Richard N, ©2009, 978-1-58008-026-2
From Amazon.com:
One hundred pages of lifesaving advice for people out of work. When over ten million people have needed help with their job-hunt—or with figuring out what to do with their life—there is one person they have turned to, more than any other. He is Richard N. Bolles, author of the #1 job-hunting book of all time, What Color Is Your Parachute? His name is well-known around the world. Just during the last twelve months, he has appeared in Time (“10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now,” March 2009), U.S. News & World Report (deemed “savior of the nation’s unemployed,” October 2008), NBC’s Today Show (broadcast in April 2009), and many other publications and shows. His book was the #1 best-seller on BusinessWeek’s paperback list as recently as last November. Never has his advice been more sought than during these brutal economic times. He has responded by writing a completely new book: The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide, designed particularly for people who are hanging on the ropes, who haven’t time to do a lot of reading but need help desperately—and now. Early reviews have called this little Guide “brilliant” and “tremendously helpful.”

The Wizard of Work

Gaither, Richard, ©1995, 0-89815-639-4.
From BarnesandNoble.com:
Nearly a million job hunters have used premier trainer Dick Gaither's self-directed job-search material, which is available in book form for the first time. Dick's simple, straightforward approach, combined with his series of proven, power-packed exercises and text, will put the job seeker on the right track from the very first page. Geared especially to entry-level or skilled-labor sorts, this is a workbook, a sourcebook, an idea book, and a practical guide based on a gifted trainer's fifteen years of experience helping thousands of people in every walk of life to find the kind of job they want and to find it quickly.

What Color is Your Parachute 2008

Bolles, Richard Nelson, ©2008, 978-1580088671.
From BarnesandNoble.com: "WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? HOT AGAIN, 30 YEARS AFTER DEBUT." So ran the headline this past October in the Seattle Times. Actually, it has been "hot"-the best-selling job-hunting book in the world-year after year, for more than three decades now, so much so that it is referred to as "the job-hunters' bible." Each year it is updated, and sometimes vastly rewritten, by the author, giving first-time and veteran readers alike something new to discover. For those who have not read an updated version in recent years, this is a reminder of why, in the words of Fortune magazine, "PARACHUTE remains the gold standard of career guides."

What Color is Your Parachute Workbook

Bolles, Richard & Nelson, John, ©2004, 0-89815-880-x.

What Color is Your Parachute 2009

Bolles, Richard Nelson, ©2009, 978-1-58008-930-2.
From BarnesandNoble.com:
Parachute is streamlined this year to help those struggling in these hard economic times acquire the job-search tools they need faster and more efficiently. Its life-saving information is, as always, updated and relevant to today’s job market. This book is not only about finding a job in hard times. It’s about finding your passion. In the words of Fortune magazine: “Parachute remains the gold standard of career guides.”