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College and Career Center March 2010

Learning is but an adjunct to ourself
And where we are our learning likewise is.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Love's Labour's Lost
Featured Library Resources
Learning Express Library - Offers interactive practice exams as well as a Job and Career Center. It includes GED, SAT, civil service, ASVAB, law enforcement, real estate and basic skills tests as well as resume and cover letter writing courses. (Library card required)

Tutor.com - Offers live, online assistance with job search, resume writing, and interview preparation as well as tutorials on business and college application writing and job searching. (Library card required)

Gale Directory Library - Provides information on international, national and regional professional associations as well as nonprofit organizations and U.S. public and private companies. It provides links to organization and company websites which may list jobs or scholarship/fellowship information. (Library card required)

Admissions Officers Tell All by Betsy O'Donovan, Career World, MAS Ultra - School Edition (Library card required)

You've Submitted Your College Application.  Now what? by
Zach Miners, USNews.com

7 Essential Startup Steps by
Rich Mintzer, Entrepreneur.com

Making an Easy re-Entry Into the Work Force by
Diana Middleton, WSJ.com
New and Recently Released!

The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide: How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work Even When "There Are No Jobs" - by Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781580080262
ISBN-10: 158008026X
"An emergency, essentials-only guide to finding a job--even your dream job--in a challenging economic climate, from the author of classic career guide What Color Is Your Parachute?"--Provided by publisher.

You Majored in What? : Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career - by Katharine Brooks
Publisher: Viking
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780670020829
ISBN-10: 0670020826
Provides information on job hunting and having a successful career using the Wise Wandering system.

Happy at Work, Happy at Home: The Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom - by Caitlin Friedman
Publisher: Broadway Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780767930536
ISBN-10: 0767930533
The creators of the award-winning Girl's Guide series present comprehensive advice for working moms, explaining how to retain one's professional ambitions and momentum while balancing the demands of a family.

The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide: Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films - by Jon M. Garon
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781556528330
ISBN-10: 1556528337
Giving general legal and financial advice aimed at aspiring filmmakers, Garon (Franklin Pierce Law Center) covers such processes as creating a film company, duties of the company, financing the project, budgeting, assembling the production team, key positions and responsibilities at the film company, legal and logistical aspects of shooting, postproduction and licensing issues, distribution and distribution strategy, and non-primary revenue streams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Work Your Way Around the World - by Susan Griffith
Publisher: Nat'l Book Network
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781854584564
ISBN-10: 1854584561
Travel expert Griffith explains how to find temporary work around the world, not only in advance but also whenon the spot while traveling. Her unique guide incorporates hundreds of firsthand accounts and offers authoritative advice on how to find work from selling ice cream in Cape Town to working as a film extra in Bangkok.

How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Other Social Networks - by Brad Schepp
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780071621335
ISBN-10: 0071621334
An up-to-date guide helps readers fully exploit all the major on-line job-hunting tools, taking the job-hunter through the processes of marketing themselves, connecting with employers, building a network of business contacts, and getting recommendations.

The Leap: How 3 Simple Changes Can Propel Your Career from Good to Great - by Rick Smith
Publisher: Portfolio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781591842569
ISBN-10: 1591842565
The co-author of the best-selling The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Success reveals how he transformed an unfulfilling career into one that was more rewarding, sharing the stories of others who have escaped from humdrum jobs by pursuing their passions, enlisting teams, and minimizing risks.

Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times or Close Down & Move On - by Ralph E. Warner
Publisher: Nolo
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781413310412
ISBN-10: 1413310419
The tightening of credit has made it difficult for a growing number of smaller companies to meet payroll and fulfill customer orders, while still others have been forced to lay off workers, all the more reason for small-business owners to consult this informative resource during a crucial time.
Planning for College Admission

How to Be Irresistible to Colleges: The Essential Guide to Being Accepted - by Eric S. Dawson
Publisher: SuperCollege
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781932662320
ISBN-10: 1932662324
Compares finding the right college to dating and falling in love, with sections on writing essays, early decision, wait lists, and financial aid.

You're Accepted: Lose the Stress, Discover Yourself, Get into
the College that's Right for You
 - by Katie Malachuk
Publisher: Kaplan Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781607141242
ISBN-10: 1607141248
A guide to getting into the right college recommends using the application process as a road to self-discovery and provides tips on everything from writing college admission essays to handling interviews with this goal in mind.

DecideBetter! For College - by Michael E. McGrath
Publisher: Motivation Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781935112037
ISBN-10: 1935112031
Offers advice on choosing a college and making decisions during one's college years, providing information on such topics as declaring majors, studying abroad, social life, relationships, and finance.

8 First Choices: An Expert's Strategies for Getting into College - by Joyce Slayton Mitchell
Publisher: SuperCollege
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781932662399
ISBN-10: 1932662391
Written within an educational framework, this handbook offers general guidance to help students do a self-assessmentnbsp;and select the top eight colleges that are the strongest fit for them. Establishing readers as anthropologists, students will learn to observe 20 campus cultures, assess each one, and research their optionsnbsp;in American higher education. Additionally, it offers several basic assumptions that are contrary to common knowledge about getting into college. Written by a college counselor with decades of experience, this guide offers insight into the college admissions process and allows students to hone in onnbsp;the schools that are right for them.

50 Best College Majors for a Secure Future - by Laurence Shatkin
Publisher: Jist Works
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781593577261
ISBN-10: 1593577265
In just two steps, this eye-opening book pinpoints the best majors that connect to rewarding jobs with great stability. First, readers explore forty lists that rank majors with jobs and then readers review descriptions of majors and related jobs that appeal to them. Dr. Shatkin considers which jobs are expected to grow through 2016 and matches them to the education required. A bonus list reveals the best recession-proof courses to improve any major’s recession resistance.
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