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Profiles of jobs, advice on career skills, and career and industry resources


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A collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources.

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College Success    
Self Assessment   back to top

37 Keys to College Success, Hawthorn Publishing, 2007.
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Becoming a Critical Thinker, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.
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Building Self-Esteem, Prentice Hall, 2002.
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Claiming Your Victories: A Concise Guide to College Success, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2003.
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The Confident Student, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001.
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Coping with College, Prentice Hall, 2002.
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Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, Prentice Hall, 2002.
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Critical Thinking: A Casebook, Prentice Hall, 2000.
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15 true-to-life cases set in a fictional college, using well-defined characters to depict the goings-on during a single semester and raising a variety of critical-thinking issues based on campus life.[description from Amazon]

Foundations: A Reader for New College Students, Wadsworth Publishing, 2002.
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How to Get Good Grades in College, Woodburn Press, 2001.
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Investing in Your College Education, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.
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  Critical Thinking:a Casebook

Keys to Liberal Arts Success, Prentice Hall, 2002.
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Keys to Preparing for College, Prentice Hall, 2001.
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Keys to Success: How to Achieve Your Goals, Prentice Hall, 2001.
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Keys to Success in College, Career, and Life, Prentice Hall, 2001.
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Light on the Path: A Christian Perspective on College Success, Thompson Wadsworth, 2006.

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Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: College and Career Secrets for Students, Prentice Hall, 2000.
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Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds, Harvard University Press, 2001.
Thomason Library, Lower Level: 378.1980974 L626M
Presents strategies for academic success through anecdotes, practical advice, stories of students' self-doubts, failures, discoveries, and hopes--revelations from a 10-year study of successful Harvard students by Professor Richard Light.

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, Houghton Mifflin Co., 4th ed., 2005.
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This book empowers students with tools they need to take charge of their success in college and life. Downing's distinctive guided journal entries help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills.
 

Peak Performance: Success in College and Beyond,
McGraw/Hill, 5th ed., 2006.

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The Power of Focus for College Students: How to Make College the Best Investment of your Life, Health Communications, Inc.,2005.

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The Power of Focus: What the World's Greatest Achievers Know about The Secret of Finiancial Freedom and Success, Health Communications, Inc., 2005.
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A practical no-nonsense guide that shows readers how to reach their business, personal and financial goals without getting burned out in the process. Canfield, Hansen, and Hewitt have taken the best ideas from their own successful careers and distilled them into ten powerful focusing principles. Amazon book description
 

Roadways to Success, Prentice Hall, 2001.
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Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads, Ten Speed Press, 2006.
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Step by Step to College Success, Thomson Wadsworth, 2006.
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What Color is Your Parachute?, Ten Speed Press, 2004.
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Your College Experience: Strategies for Success, Thomson Wadsworth, 2006.
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Your Guide to College Success: Strategies for Achieving Your Goals, Wadsworth, 2002.
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Major / Minor   back to top

College Majors and Careers: A Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning, Paul Phifer, Ferguson, 2003.
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College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs, JIST Works, 2004.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 331.702 F688C
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Provides substantive information on long-term career alternatives for bachelor’s degree holders in 60 major fields of study with a chapter on each major field discussing training opportunities at work, types of duties performed at work and the most common occupations in which the grads in each field are employed.

How to Choose a College Major, McGraw/Hill, 2006.
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Helps you pinpoint your interests and talents, gain insight from the experience of other students, and understand which majors lead to which careers.

 

 

Quick Guide to College Majors and Careers, JIST Works, 2002.
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Study Skills   back to top

Becoming a Master Student, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
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The Elements of Learning, Yale University Press, 1999.
Thomason Library, Lower Level: 378.170281 B226E

Essential Study Skills, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.
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How to Study in College, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005.
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Keys to Effective Learning, Prentice Hall, 2002.
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On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, Houghton Mifflin Co., 4th ed., 2005.
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Extensive coverage of study skills.

Power Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life, McGraw/Hill, 2004.
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Practicing College Learning Strategies, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004.
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Study Guides & Strategies [Joe Landsberger]

Researched, authored, maintained and supported by Joe Landsberger as an independent educational public service. "Contains a great deal of useful information regarding study skills and increasing school success, from studying with ADHD to organizing group projects to following the scientific method, this site covers it all." Education World

Study Skills for Learning Power, Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
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The Ninety-minute Hour, Dutton, 1990.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.12 L578N

Study Guides & Strategies: Time Management [Joe Landsberger]
An international, learner-centric, educational web site intended as a public service for learners.

Time Management Strategies [Cal Polytechnic State University]

Basic factors all schedules need in order to be realistic and effective.

New eBook titles from NetLibrary:

The Time Trap, American Management Association, 2009.

Time Well Spent: Getting Things Done through Effective Time Management, Kogan Page, 2009.


Internships   back to top

 

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

For information on internships and summer jobs choose the Resources tab. Learn more about mentors, cover letters, internships abroad, and more.

 

 

 

A new resource provided by DISCUS with info on careers, job hunting, interviewing, scholarships, internships and more!
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250 Best Jobs Through Apprenticeships, JIST Works, 2005.
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"A resource for helping job-hunters better understand training opportunities in the workplace."
Dan Caulfield, Managing Director, Helmets to Hardhats

Career Resource Guide to Internships and Summer Jobs, Ferguson, 2006.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 331.25 T847F [2 vols]
A comprehensive resource for students looking to gain valuable career experience through summer and part-time employment. Divided into 16 fields, this directory lists more than 550 internship and summer job opportunities and includes contact information, snapshot of the job, salary ranges, application deadlines, educational experience, and requirements. Detailed overviews about jobs, an essay section matching students and their skills to the right kinds of internships and sections on resume writing, interviewing skills, with detailed indexes organizing the content by application deadline, salary range, state, etc.
  Ferguson Career Resource Guide to Internships And Summer Jobs (Ferguson Career Resource Guide)

The Insider's Guide to Political Internships: What to do Once You're In the Door, Westview Press, 2002.

Thomason Library, Upper Level: 320.97307 In7I

The Internship Advantage, Penguin Books, 2005.

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The Internship Bible, Random House, Inc., 2005.
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Internships: Find the Right Internship for You, Thomson Peterson's, 25th ed., 2005.
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Peterson’s Internships: The Largest Source of Internships Available, Peterson’s Education Center, 25th ed., 2004.
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The Vault Guide to Top Internships, Vault, 2005.
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This Vault guide provides detailed information on the internship programs at over 750 companies nationwide, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and governmental institutions. Each program profile includes information vital for prospective interns.

Vault/Inroads Guide to Diversity Internship, CO-OP and Entry-Level Programs, Vault, 2005.
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  Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2006 Edition (Vault Guide to Top Internships)



Career Development or Choosing a Career    
Encyclopedias   back to top

The Encyclopedia of Career Development, SAGE eReference, 2006.
A multidisciplinary resource examining career-related issues from psychological, sociological, educational, counseling, organizational behavior, and human resource management perspectives. Discusses career decision-making strategies, explores the evolution of careers, and variations in the meaning of career success.

 

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, Ferguson, 2008.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 331.702 En19E [5 vols]
Covers more than 900 careers, giving a general description of the job or career field, the personal and professional requirements, salary statistics, work environment, future outlook for the field, and sources for more information
. More than 700 articles have been revised and updated since the last edition to reflect accurate, up-to-date career information. Also includes more than 35 new career articles.

 

Career Handbooks & Guides   back to top

 

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Choose the Job Profiles tab for career information on 16 Career Clusters [from Agriculture to Transportation] which were created by the Department of Education.

 

 

 

50 Best Jobs for your Personality, JIST Works, 2009.

An EBSCO eBook (formerly NetLibrary). Browse table of contents or open then search the full-text content.

The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures, Ten Speed Press, 2005.
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Backpack to Briefcase: Steps to a Successful Career, Life After Graduation, 2006.
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Provides recent graduates the essential advice they need to navigate the working world in order to develop a successful career. Topics include: developing a professional image, mastering effective communication skills, following workplace etiquette, understanding employee benefits and rights, completing a successful performance review, asking for a raise, making sense of one’s paycheck, staying competitive.

Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact, Echoing Green, 2006.
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Career Guide to Industries [Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor]
A companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (below) covering industries rather than occupations. Also provides information about the job market in each state.

CareerOneStop [US Department of Labor]

Organized into six major areas: Explore Careers, Salary + Benefits, Education + Training, Job Search, Resumes + Interviews, and People + Places to Help. The home page also contains a link to a section titled ReEmployment Tools, which will be beneficial for those who have recently lost a job. One-Stop Career Centers are located in all 50 states providing job training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services. One can download or print just about anything on the site, and navigation is quick and easy. description from CHOICE Reviews Online 10/2009

Career Opportunities for Minority College Graduates, Flagship Publishing Group, LLC, 2008.
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Career Portfolio Workbook, McGraw/Hill, 2003.
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Career Preparation: A Transition Guide for Students, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
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Career Wisdom for College Students, Checkmark Books, 2007.
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Careers for Animal Lovers & Other Zoological Types, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Careers for Book Worms & Other Literary Types, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Careers for Caring People & Other Sensitive Types, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Careers for Extroverts & Other Gregarious Types, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Careers for Geniuses & Other Gifted Types, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Careers for Homebodies & Other Independent Souls, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Careers for Kids at Heart & Others Who Adore Children, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Careers for Night Owls & Other Insomniacs, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Careers for Persuasive Types & Others Who Won't Take No for an Answer, VGM Career Horizons, 2001.
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Careers for Scholars & Other Deep Thinkers, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Careers for Scientific Types & Others with Inquiring Minds, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Careers for Travel Buffs & Other Restless Types, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Careers for Writers & Others Who Have a Way with Words, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Career X Roads, MMC Group, 2000.
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College Majors and Careers: A Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning, Paul Phifer, Ferguson, 2003.
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The College Years: The Definitive Reference Guide, Cap & Compass, 2003.

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Courting Your Career: Match Yourself With the Perfect Job, JIST Works, 2007.
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Do What You Are, Little, Brown and Co., 2001.
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Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook, JIST Works, 2005.
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Executive Coaching: Lead, Develop, Retain Motivated Talented People, Prentice Hall, 2000.
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  Courting Your Career: Match Yourself With the Perfect Job

Exploring Tech Careers [2 vols], Ferguson Publishing Company, 2001.
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Explorations in Theology and Vocation, The Center for Theological Exploration of Vocation, 2005.
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The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: The Guide for Achieving Success and Satisfaction, Crown Business, 2003.
Thomason Library, Upper Level:
650.1 C498F

Federal Law Enforcement Careers, JIST Works, 2006.
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From Master Student to Master Employee, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.
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Going Global: Country Career Guide [2 vols], Going Global, Inc., 2003.
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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Résumés and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More! [EBSCO eBook].  Lily Whiteman. AMACOM/ American Management Association, 2008.

I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know It's Not This, Penguin Books, 2003.
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Life After College, Hawthorn Publishing, 2005.
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New Guide for Occupational Exploration, JIST Works, 2006.
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Occupational Outlook Handbook [Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor]
Search the current handbook or browse A-Z list of occupations to discover the training required, earnings and job prospects to be expected, work duties, and working conditions in hundreds of different occupations. In addition, job search tips and links to information on job searching by state are included. See also Career Guide to Industries.
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O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles: The Definitive Printed Reference of Occupational Information, JIST Works, 2004.
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Uses the new O*NET data released by the U.S. Department of Labor, and it will eventually replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).

O*NET Online
A freely accessible web site that provides hundreds of occupation-specific entries for job seekers, employment professionals, and those interested in exploring different career tracks. When searching this site for specific fields, users may view a description of an occupation, along with on-the-job tasks and work activities, tools, technology and knowledge required, reported job titles, requirements needed to enter and work within the field, wage and employment data, and related occupations. O*NET allows users to search for various occupations according to skills sets, industry codes, whether the occupations are in demand, and how much professional development and schooling is required to enter the field. Lastly, O*NET links to a list of related sites for career exploration, resources for job seekers with disabilities, and US Department of Labor resources and statistics. description from Choice Reviews Online

Quintessential Careers

This free site provides more than 4,000 pages of valuable career resources for college and graduate-level students, job seekers at all levels and in various industries, career changers, and career counselors. The many resources comprise career articles, a variety of informative tutorials, college planning advice for both traditional and nontraditional students, a job database, and links to a wide range of career and job sites. description from Choice Reviews Online 5/2009

Road Trip Nation, A Guide to Discovering your Path in Life, Ballentine Books, 2003.
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"To broaden their knowledge of occupations, two enterprising California college students/surfers hatched an idea to interview successful adults in interesting jobs, to see what paths they took to get there. They ended up crossing the U.S. in a large RV for three months.The final portion of the book tells readers how to go about doing what the authors did-minus the RV-with tips on cold calling, following up, being on time, keeping your word, researching and reaching people, thanking them with a letter, and more." School Library Journal

  Roadtrip Nation: A Guide to Discovering Your Path in Life

Women for Hire's Get-Ahead Guide to Career Success, Perigee, 2004.
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Career Guides by Discipline   back to top

 

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Careers in Accounting, WetFeet, Inc., 2005.
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Career Opportunities in Advertising and Public Relations, Checkmark Books, 2006.
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Careers in Advertising and Public Relations, WetFeet, Inc. 2006.
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Career Opportunities in Aviation and the Aerospace Industry, Checkmark Books, 2005.
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Careers in Art, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Career Opportunities in the Visual Arts, Checkmark Books, 2006.
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Great Jobs for Art Majors, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Career Opportunities in the Automotive Industry, Checkmark Books, 2005.

  Career Opportunities In The Visual Arts (Career Opportunities)

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Opportunities in Architecture Careers, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Careers in Life Science [Access Excellence]
Agronomist to zoologist--list of careers with short description and link to organization with additional information.

Career Opportunities in Banking, Finance, and Insurance, Checkmark Books, 2007.
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Great Jobs for Biology Majors, VGM Career Books, 2004.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 570.23 C144G

Opportunities in Biotechnology Careers, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Careers in International Business, VGM Career Horizons, 2003.
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Great Jobs for Business Majors, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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MBA Career Bible, Vault Editors, 2005.
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Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels, Checkmark Books, 2000.
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Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors, McGraw/Hill, 2006.
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Opportunities in Chemistry Careers, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Careers in Child Care, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Great Jobs for Computer Science Majors, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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  Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors, Second ed. (Great Jobs Series)

 

D-E   back to top-Career Guides by Discipline

 

See Dental School Advisor, Biology Dept.

Career Opportunities in Education and Related Services, Checkmark Books, 2006.
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Careers in the Environment, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Great Jobs for Economics Majors, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Great Jobs for Engineering Majors, VGM Career Books, 2002.
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Great Jobs for English Majors, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors, VGM Career Books, 2002.
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Green Jobs: Working for People and the Environment, Worldwatch Institute, 2008.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 304.2 R295G

Opportunities in Dental Care Careers, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Opportunities in Education Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Opportunities in Environmental Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2002.
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What to Do With Your English or Communications Degree, Princeton Review, 2007.
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Career Opportunities in the Fashion Industry, Checkmark Books, 2002.
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Career Opportunities in the Film Industry, Checkmark Books, 2003.
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Careers For Film Buffs and Other Hollywood Types, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Great Jobs for Film Majors, VGM Career Books, 2004.
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Opportunities in Fire Protection Services Careers, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Opportunities in Food Services Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Opportunities in Foreign Language Carers, VGM Career Horizons, 2005.
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Opportunities in Fund-Raising Careers, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Career Opportunities in Health Care, Checkmark Books, 2003.
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Careers in Health Care, McGraw/Hill, 2005.
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Careers in Health Care, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Exploring Health Care Careers, Ferguson, 2002.
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Opportunities in Holistic Health Care Careers, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006.

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Opportunities in Hotel and Motel Management Careers, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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What to Do With Your History or Political Science Degree, Princeton Review, 2007.

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Careers in Focus: Internet, Ferguson, 2006.
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Careers in Information Technology, WetFeet, Inc., 2005.
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Careers in Journalism, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Careers in Focus: Journalism, Ferguson, 2006.
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Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry, Checkmark Books, 2002.
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Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security and Protective Services, Checkmark Books, 2006.
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Federal Law Enforcement Careers, JIST Works, 2006.
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Great Jobs for Criminal Justice, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Opportunities in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science, Checkmark Books, 2005.
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M   back to top-Career Guides by Discipline

See Medical School Advisor - Sciences

Opportunities in Direct Marketing Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Opportunities in Marketing Careers, McGraw/Hill, 2006.
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Vault Guide to the Top Advertising and PR Employers, Vault, 2005.
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Careers in Focus: Mathematics and Physics, Ferguson, 2003.
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Great Jobs for Math Majors, VGM Career Books, 2006.
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Opportunities in Medical Imaging Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Vault Guide to the Top Advertising and PR Employers, Vault, 2005.
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Careers in Focus: Mathematics and Physics, Ferguson, 2003.
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Great Jobs for Math Majors, VGM Career Books, 2006.
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Opportunities in Medical Imaging Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Career Opportunities in the Armed Forces, Checkmark Books, 2003.
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Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, Checkmark Books, 2004.
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Great Jobs for Music Majors, VGM Career Books, 2005.
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Opportunities in Museum Careers, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006.

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Opportunities in Music Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2002.
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Opportunities in Osteopathic Medicine Careers, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector, Checkmark Books, 2006.
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Careers in Nursing, VGM Career Horizons, 2003.
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Opportunities in Nursing Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2003.
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Opportunities in Nutrition Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Opportunities in Nutrition Careers, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005.

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Opportunities in Paramedical Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Career Opportunities in Photography, Checkmark Books, 2006.
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Great Jobs for Physical Education Majors, VGM Career Books, 2004.
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Opportunities in Pharmacy Careers, McGraw-Hill, 2003.

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Opportunities in Physician Assistant Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2002.
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Opportunities in Physician Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism, Checkmark Books, 2003.
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Great Jobs for Political Science Majors, VGM Career Books, 2004.
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Opportunities in Property Management, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Great Jobs for Psychology Majors, VGM Career Books, 2006.
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Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry, Checkmark Books, 2005.
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Opportunities in Publishing Careers, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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What to Do With Your History or Political Science Degree, Princeton Review, 2007.

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What to Do With Your Psychology or Sociology Degree, Princeton Review, 2007.

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Career Opportunities in Radio, Checkmark Books, 2004.
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Opportunities in Real Estate Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2002.
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Opportunities in Recreation and Leisure Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Opportunities in Religious Service Careers, VGM Career Books, 2004.
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Opportunities in Retailing Careers, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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S-T   back to top-Career Guides by Discipline

 

Science Careers [Science Magazine ]
Search diverse job listings for the entire scientific community.

Career Opportunities in Science, Checkmark Books, 2003.
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Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers, McGraw-Hill, 2003.
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Sports Market Place Directory, Grey House Publishing, 2010.

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Great Jobs for Sociology Majors, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Opportunities in Social Science Careers, VGM Career Books, 2004.
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Opportunities in Social Work Careers, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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What to Do With Your Psychology or Sociology Degree, Princeton Review, 2007.

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Opportunities in Technical Writing Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Opportunities inTelevision and Video Careers, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts, Checkmark Books, 2006.
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Ferguson's Careers in Focus: Therapists, Ferguson, 2003.
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Opportunities in the Travel Industry, Checkmark Books, 2004.
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Opportunities in Travel Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2003.
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Career Opportunites in Writing, Checkmark Books, 2006.
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Careers for Writers, VGM Career Horizons, 2003.
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Careers in Writing, VGM Career Books, 2001.
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Career Change   back to top

Career Coward's Guide to Changing Careers: Sensible Strategies for Overcoming Job Search Fears , [EBSCO eBook] JIST, 2008.

 

Is Your Genius at Work? Four Key Questions to Ask Before Your Next Career Move,
Davies-Black Publishers, 2005.
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"The spiritual meets the practical as soul-searching turns out to be the best career-building resource available." Kirkus Reports

 

 
Graduate School   back to top
Handbooks & Guides    

 

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Choose the Resources tab to find information on College Planning and Financial Aid. By following the Is Graduate school right for you? link, you'll find lots of information on graduate degrees, standardized tests required, interviewing, and what to expect in a graduate program, as well as information on financial aid.

 

 



Peterson’s Graduate and Professional Programs
, Peterson’s Guides, 2009.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 378.73 P442P2 [6 vols]
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The only annually updated reference work of its kind, providing wide-ranging information on the graduate and professional programs offered by accredited colleges and universities in the United States and its territories, as well as those in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Africa that are accredited by U.S. accrediting bodies. Book 1: An Overview containing information on institutions as a whole while Books 2-6 are devoted to specific academic and professional fields.

Petersen's Graduate Planner - Student Edition
Getting started, finding a school/program, preparing for tests, paying for school.

The Real Guide to Graduate School: What You Better Know Before You Choose Humanities & Social Sciences, Linguafranca Books, 1997.
Thomason Library, Lower Level: 378.155 R229R
Includes the basics of admission and finances, then an in-depth look at several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

The Vault MBA Career Bible, Vault, 2005.
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Gradschools.com [Education Dynamics]

A leading online resource for graduate school. You can use this site to find your ideal program by searching by subject, location and even school. Try targeting your search even more by going to sections designed specifically for MBA and business programs, international programs, distance and online programs, and a section that helps guide students from under-represented groups. 

How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs, Ridhard Montauk, Prentice Hall Press, 2007.

Thomason Library, Upper Level: 658.0071 M762H
"Wonderful, comprehensive, and thorough...extraordinarily useful." description quoted from Linda Meehan, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Columbia Business School

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ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools 2008, Law School Admission Council, Inc, 2007.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 378.15 Of2O
This guide is designed to provide prospective law school applicants with basic information in a simple format to facilitate comparisons among schools. In addition to statistics on all ABA-approved law schools, this book contains information intended to help individuals prepare for the rigors and costs associated with attending law school.
 

Medical Fields   back to top

Barron’s Guide to Medical & Dental Schools, Barron’s, 2006.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 378.1553 W753B
Updated with the latest facts and figures, this school directory and guidance manual presents profiles of all accredited medical, dental, and osteopathic schools in the United States and Canada. Includes information on tuition and fees, application procedures, sample essays for medical school applications and a special section dedicated to high school students who are making long-term plans for a medical or dental career.

Member Medical Schools [American Association of Medical Colleges]
Contact information and website links to AAMC member medical schools.

Test Preparation - New item!   back to top

Learning Express Library

An innovative, web-based learning solution that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to a comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, as well as skill-building materials, and career resources.

Users are required to create a free account to use this resource. It's easy and free!

 

 

view a demo

Entrance Exam / Test Prep Information [The Career Center, Colorado State University]
Information the DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT and PAT with links to test prep sites for many of these.

Free GRE Test Preparation Materials [GRE, Educational Testing Service]
Free, official test preparation materials for the computer- and paper-based GRE® tests are available to anyone who registers for the GRE tests worldwide or who visits this website. For the general or subject test, this site provides sample questions, writing topics, test taking tips.

$Also provides links to prep materials available for a modest fee.

Petersen's GRE Central [Petersen's Guides]

Find links for GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and many other tests under Quick Test Prep Search on left side or under tabs at top of page. Tips and strategies, last minute study tips, and a free practice test provided for most tests. $Also provides links to prep materials available for a modest fee.

 

Financial Aid for Graduate School   back to top

The Grants Register 2007, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 378.34 G767G 2007
Provides detailed, accurate and comprehensive survey of awards intended for students at or above the postgraduate level, or those who require further professional or advanced vocational training. Arranged with a section allowing the user to find an award within a specific subject area, an index to all awards by title, discontinued awards, and awarding organizations.

Foundation Grants to Individuals, The Foundation Center, 2006.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 378.33 F825F
Foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online [$ fee based information]

Paying for Graduate School - Petersen's Graduate Planner [Petersen's]

Finding a Job   back to top
Resume Writing   back to top

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Choose the Skills tab for information on job hunting and resume writing skills, advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, behaving professionally in the work environment, and more—with more than 90 sample résumés and cover letters included.

 

 

 

The Elements of Résumé Style: Essential Rules and Eye-opening Advice for Writing Résumés and Cover Letters that Work, Amacom, 2005.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.142 B439E

eResumes, McGraw/Hill, 2002.
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Get the Interview Every Time, Dearborn, 2004.

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How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae, McGraw-Hill, 2003.
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Internet Ready Resume [Margaret F. Dikel, The Riley Guide]
A directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage.

The Optimal Resume [OptimalResume.com]
An online resume resource for resume development tool that students can use to create their resume as a web based and printed document. Drafting assistance, resume critique and cover letter guidelines are provided on request. Appointments with Career Services staff are encouraged.

Perfect Phrases for Resumes, McGraw/Hill, 2005.
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The Perfect Resume, Broadway Books, 2004.
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The Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book, JIST Works, 2005.

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The Resume.com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes, McGraw/Hill, 2004.
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Resumes for Advertising Careers, VGM Career Books, 2003.
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Resumes for College Students and Recent Graduates, VGM Career Books, 2005.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.142 R312R
Sample resumes and cover letters, tips on highlighting strengths, and worksheets for gathering personal information.

Resumes for Communications Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2003.
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Resumes for Computer Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2002.
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Resumes for Education Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 1999.
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Resumes for Environmental Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2003.
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Resumes for First-Time Job Hunters, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
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Resumes for Science Careers [eBook]. 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Resumes for Scientific and Technical Careers, VGM Career Horizons, 2000.

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Resume Magic, JIST WORKS, 2007.

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Resumes That Knock 'Em Dead, Adams Media, 2004.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.14 Y27R

Resumes That Knock 'Em Dead, 7th edition, Adams Media, 2007.

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Resume Workshop [OWL, Purdue University Online Writing Lab]

Same-Day Résumé: Write an Effective Résumé in an Hour  2nd ed. [EBSCO eBook] Michael Farr, JIST Works, 2007.

The World's Greatest Resumes, Ten Speed Press, 2005.
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Cover Letters   back to top

15-Minute Cover Letter: Write an Effective Cover Letter Right Now, [EBSCO eBook] JIST Works, 2009.

Cover Letter Magic, JIST Works, 2007.

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Cover Letters that Knock 'Em Dead, 7th edition, Adams Media, 2006.

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Cover Letters that Knock 'Em Dead, Adams Media, 2004.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.14 Y27C

Cover Letter Quick Tips [OWL, Purdue University Online Writing Lab]

The Elements of Résumé Style : Essential Rules and Eye-opening Advice for Writing Résumés and Cover Letters that Work, Amacom, 2005.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.142 B439E

No-Nonsense Cover letters: The Essential Guide to Creating Attention-Grabbing Cover Letters That Get Interviews & Job Offers. [EBSCO eBook]. Wendy S. Enelow and  Arnold G. Boldt.  Career Press, 2007.

Find Information about a Company   back to top

Business Source Premier 

EBSCO's scholarly business database


LexisNexis - Hoover's Company Records [LexisNexis Academic Universe]
Detailed information on companies from Hoover's:

 
  • Type company name in search box and check Company box.
  • From list of results, find company name with Hoover's Company Records-In-depth Records and select.
  • Scroll through company execs, description, history, industry info, locations, competitors, financials, etc.

Interviewing Skills   back to top

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions, Thomson Delmar, 2007.

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Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions, McGraw Hill, 1997.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.14 D388B

Boost Your Interview IQ, McGraw Hill, 2004.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.14 M363B

Dressing Smart for Women, Impact Publications, 2004.
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The Career Coward's Guide to Interviewing: Sensible Strategies for Overcoming Job Search Fears, JIST Works, 2007.
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  Career Coward's Guide to Interviewing

How Would You Move Mount Fuji?: Microsoft's cult of the puzzle: How the World's Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers, Little, Brown, 2003.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 658.31124 P856H

The Manager's Book of Questions:751 Great Interview Questions for Hiring the Best Person, McGraw Hill, 1997.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 658.31124 K116M

Vault Guide to Schmoozing, Vault Inc., 2002.
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Salary Survey   back to top

Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers
Springs 3rd Floor: Career Services Office

  • Data for nearly 80 disciplines at the bachelor's degree level, more than 40 fields at the master's level, and more than 20 at the doctoral level.
  • Salary figures by field of study, job function, employer type, and degree level.
  • Average offers, plus salary ranges.
  • Four reports a year—Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall—to help you make mid-course corrections quickly.
    (Note: Salary Survey is a cumulative report; the Fall report is the final report for each academic year; e.g., the Fall 2009 Salary Survey is the final report on starting salary offers to the college class of 2008-09.)

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) [U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics]
This program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. Estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

Salary.com
This site offers "in-depth coverage of salary information over a comprehensive set of industries and thousands of job titles." The Salary Wizard tool searches for salary ranges by occupation and by region. Basic salary information is free. Other features include salary news and advice, brief job descriptions, and links for job searching.

Job Search   back to top

50 Best Jobs for your Personality, JIST Works, 2009.

An EBSCO eBook (formerly NetLibrary). Browse table of contents or open then search the full-text content.

100 Best Nonprofits to Work For, Arco, 2000.
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200 Best Jobs for College Graduates, JIST Works, 2006.
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300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree, JIST Works, 2006.

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America's Top Rated Cities: A Statistical Handbook [4 vols], Grey House Publishing, 2008.
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Vol 1: Southern; vol 2: Western; vol 3: Central; vol 4: Eastern

Best Entry Level Jobs, Random House, Inc., 2005.
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Best Jobs for the 21st Century, JIST Works, 2006.
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The Big Book of Jobs, VGM Career Books, 2002.
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Blue Hose CareerNet [College Central Network Services, Presbyterian College]
Information about current internships, part time jobs and full time employment. Services are available to students, alumni and employers.
 

CareerOneStop [US Department of Labor]

Organized into six major areas: Explore Careers, Salary + Benefits, Education + Training, Job Search, Resumes + Interviews, and People + Places to Help. The home page also contains a link to a section titled ReEmployment Tools, which will be beneficial for those who have recently lost a job. One-Stop Career Centers are located in all 50 states providing job training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services. One can download or print just about anything on the site, and navigation is quick and easy. description from CHOICE Reviews Online 10/2009

Employment Background Checks: A Jobseeker's Guide [Privacy Rights Clearinghouse]
Current emphasis on security and safety has dramatically increased the number of employment background checks conducted by employers.This guide explains the why and how of background checks. It also tells you what can be covered in a background report, your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and what you can do to prepare.

Guide to Internet Job Searching, VGM Career Books, 2002.
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Guide to Investment Bank Diversity Programs, Vault Inc., 2006.
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How to Get Any Job with Any Major, Ten Speed Press, 2004.
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Industries and Careers for Undergraduates, WetFeet, Inc., 2006.
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International Job Finder: Where the Jobs are Worldwide, Planning/Communications, 2002.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 650.14 L361I
Gathered together in one place the broadest collection of effective online and offline resources for finding international jobs. Some 1200 online and print resources are organized into worldwide gateways and into eight geographical regions further subdivided alphabetically by country. Each resource is covered by a paragraph describing its services, its strengths, any charges to users, and recommendations on how to use it most effectively.

International Jobs: Where They Are, How to Get Them, Basic Books, 2003.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 331.702 Se37I
An authoritative guide for researching and launching an international career, this book provides all the tools necessary for understanding the complex international job market and finding the right employment options.

Job Hunter’s Sourcebook: Where to Find Employment Leads and Other Job Search Resources, Gale, 2002.
Thomason Library, Main Level, Reference: R 650.14 J575J
In-depth coverage of information sources for specific professional and vocational occupations.

Job Search and Career Checklists, JIST Works, 2005.
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Job Seekers Online Goldmine, JIST Works, 2006.
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Rules for the Road : Surviving Your First Job Out of School, Berkley Publishing Group, 1998.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.14 L973R

Monster Careers : How to Land the Job of Your Life, Penguin Books, 2004.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.14 T215M
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Upbeat, inspirational, and indispensable guide to getting the job you want in the new world of work. Rich with real-world advice from recruiters, career counselors, human resource professionals, and successful Monster members who share their job-hunting expertise, Monster Careers provides a step-by-step plan for carrying out a super-charged job search.

Monster.com [Monster Worldwide, Inc.]
A leading online career network providing information for job seekers and employeers. Search jobs, post resumes, do company research, get career advice, etc.

Nail the Job: Every Tool You'll Need to Land Your Dream Job, Perseus Publishing, 2002.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.14 N143N
The first half of this book deals with more general job-hunting topics and is useful for those seeking careers in any profession; early chapters give advice on networking, avoiding mistakes, acing interviews, determining what recruiters are looking for, and closing an interview effectively. The remaining chapters are directed more toward those in the MBA-related fields. Current, authoritative, sound advice, with useful examples from real-life situations while emphasizing throughout the need for research and thorough preparation. [description from Library Journal]

New Directions in Career Planning and the Workplace: Practical Strategies for Career Management Professionals, Davies-Black, 2000.  
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 658.3 N42N
An updated edition of a landmark book, this invaluable career-planning guide for employers and counselors offers a startling look at the forces changing the workplace of the new millennium.

OpportunityKnocks.org
An Atlanta based non-profit job site with free searching by region, state, or keyword. Listings contain job descriptions and application information. Includes briefly annotated lists of other Web non-profit job listings, career information resources, and a lengthy categorized library of Web based non-profit resources. The Company authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the material on this web site solely for your personal, noncommercial use.

USA Jobs [US Office of Personnel Management]
The official job site of the US Federal Government, a one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.

The Ultimate Job Search Guide: Knock 'em Dead, Adams Media, 2006.

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Welcome to the Real World: You've Got an Education, Now Get a Life!, Norton, 1997.
Thomason Library, Upper Level: 650.14 K869W
Answers you need to get your post-college life on track, from learning what kinds of jobs are out there to getting your first job, from renting an apartment to balancing your budget, from haggling with car dealers to paying back your student loans and more!

Additional Reading   back to top

THOMCAT

Use the online catalog to locate books in Thomason Library. You can search by AUTHOR, TITLE, KEYWORD, or SUBJECT.

 
Subject Search Examples
 
     
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Keyword Search Tips
 
 

 

· Use AND between words to narrow your search:
jobs AND United States

· Use OR between words to expand your search and
group words with parentheses:
(job*
OR employment) AND wage*

· Add * to the root of a word to truncate or expand a term:
employ* = employ, employs, employed, employer, employment

 
     

 

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