College and Career Center Summer 2008
"The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else." ~ Elias Canetti
Thank you for subscribing to the new College and Career quarterly newsletter.   In each issue we will focus on a career topic and provide you with related information about library resources, programs and services. 

This issue focuses on career exploration and development resources.  Whether you are just starting on a career path or are looking for a different one, here is a selection of books and resources that will assist you.
Career Choices Summer 2008
48 Days to the Work You Love - by Dan Miller
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2005
ISBN: 9780805431889
ISBN-10: 0805431888
People working in jobs they hate can make successful career decisions by creating a compass from their natural skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions to direct them to a more fulfilling vocation.
What Color Is Your Parachute? - by Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2007
ISBN: 9781580088671
ISBN-10: 1580088678
A guide to discovering personal goals and interests explains how to apply that information toward obtaining satisfying employment.
Career Building through Social Networking - by Alex Goetchius
Publisher: Rosen Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2007
ISBN: 9781404219434
ISBN-10: 1404219439
Goetchius gives tips and advice for using online social networking sites such as MySpace, Friendster, and Facebook to market oneself, find a mentor, and upload resumes and portfolios.
No More Mondays: Fire Yourself--and Other Revolutionary Ways to Discover Your True Calling at Work - by Dan Miller
Publisher: Currency Doubleday
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 1/22/2008
ISBN: 9780385522526
ISBN-10: 0385522525
A motivational handbook explains how to find fulfilling work in an uncertain economy, arguing that the only true security in life is to follow your calling to make the job you love work for you.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Discovering Your Perfect Career - by Rene Carew with the American Writers and Artists Institute
Publisher: Alpha Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2005
ISBN: 9781592572977
ISBN-10: 1592572979
Carew explains how to trade in an unsatisfactory job for a fulfilling career by providing a series of self-assessment tests designed to answer key questions about one's talents, values, interests, personality, and goals.
Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams - by Pamela Skillings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 5/13/2008
ISBN: 9780345499745
ISBN-10: 0345499743
Filled with practical advice, inspirational anecdotes, and hard-won wisdom, an offbeat career handbook is designed to help American office workers break free from the established corporate world to pursue a more unconventional, personally rewarding career, without going broke in the process.
The Girl's Guide to Kicking Your Career into Gear - by Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio
Publisher: Broadway Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 1/15/2008
ISBN: 9780767927666
ISBN-10: 0767927664
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 co-workers, someone upstairs will recognize their talents and dedication, and deliver big rewards. Here, they show women how to leave this fantasy behind and go after their career goals without shame or hesitation.--From publisher description
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