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College and Career Center November/December 2010

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Job Fairs



Finding the Work You Love by  Kerri Coffman-Thiede, Amazeyourself.net
Should I Turn My Hobby into a Career? by Leslie Goodwin, MFCC, FabJob.com

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Recession-Proof Careers - Jeffrey Fred Cohen
Publisher: Alpha
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/02/2010
ISBN-13: 9781592579716
ISBN-10: 159257971X
Provides information to help choose a career that will ensure continued employment despite the economic climate, featuring details on job requirements, salary, experience and schooling needed, and appendices that outline resources for job sites, fairs and organizations. Original.
150 Best Jobs for Your Skills - J. Michael Farr
Publisher: JIST Pub., Inc.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2007
ISBN-13: 9781593574178
ISBN-10: 1593574177
Employers need workers with good skills! But most people find it difficult to identify the skills they already have. Knowing your skills is important in the job search for writing resumes, interviewing, and showing employers your value. Plus, people are happier doing jobs they are good at and that use their skills. With nearly 100 "best jobs" lists and almost 275 job descriptions, this ground-breaking book helps readers identify their best skills and then connect them to the best jobs.
250 Best-Paying Jobs - J. Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin
Publisher: JIST Works
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9781593577704
ISBN-10: 1593577702
Descriptions for the 250 best-paying jobs appear in alphabetical order and are packed with current labor market information on growth, number of openings, tasks and responsibilities, skills needed and education and courses required. Original.
The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention : Essential Survival Skills for Any Economy - Pamela Mitchell
Publisher: Dutton
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2009
ISBN-13: 9780525951469
ISBN-10: 0525951466
The media personality founder of The Reinvention Institute counsels readers on how to psychologically and financially prepare oneself for a career change in today's volatile economic market, sharing true success stories that illustrate the author's lessons for adapting one's working roles.
50 Best College Majors for a Secure Future - Laurence Shatkin
Publisher: Jist Works
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2009
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. Original.


10 Tips for Networkers by Liz Ryan, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg.com, October 9, 2007.
Perri Capel, CareerJournal.com, June 28, 2005.

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Other Library Resources

Gale Directory Library (Library Card Required) - Expand your professional connections in your field.  Includes Encyclopedia of Associations and Tradeshows Worldwide.

Make Your Contacts Count : Networking Know-how for Business and Career Success - Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon
Publisher: AMACOM
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/09/2007
ISBN-13: 9780814474020
ISBN-10: 0814474020
Now completely revised and expanded, Make Your Contacts Count makes networking an art, not an accident.This practical, step-by-step guide is packed with valuable tools for creating, cultivating and capitalizing on networking relationships and opportunities. It offers a field-tested "Hello to Goodbye" system that takes readers from entering a room, to making conversations flow, to following up. Updated from its first edition, the book now includes expanded advice on building social capital at work and in job hunting, as well as new case studies, examples, checklists and questionnaires.
The 29% Solution : 52 Weekly Networking Success Strategies - Ivan R. Misner
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2008
ISBN-13: 9781929774548
ISBN-10: 1929774540
A guide to improving networking skills provides a self-assessment test and fifty-two weeks of exercises that assist in all aspects of networking.
Public Speaking Superstar : Overcome Stage Fright, Develop Compelling Stories and Riveting Presentations - Made for Success
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9781441752826
ISBN-10: 144175282X
Gain the confidence to be a charismatic speaker with this complete guide to becoming comfortable with public speaking.
It's Not Just Who You Know [sound recording] : Transform Your Life (and Your Organization) by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships - Tommy Spaulding and Dustin Rubin
Publisher: Random House Audio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/10/2010
ISBN-13: 9780307736123
ISBN-10: 0307736121
An anecdotal narrative about the successful entrepreneur and consultant best known for his 21st-century updates to Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People describes how he overcame dyslexia and forged productive relationships in order to pursue his career ambitions. Simultaneous.
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