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College and Career Center January/February 2011

Library Events

WeCan Works Job Search Seminars 

Thursday, February 3 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Friday, February 11 | 12 pm - 2 pm
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Thursday, February 3 | 12 pm - 2 pm
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Work Skills Lab: Create a Resume/Resume Help

Mondays & Tuesdays | 2 pm - 4 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays | 10 am - 12 pm
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Job Fairs

Employment Guide's Diversity Community Job Fair and Food Drive
Wednesday, February 9 | 9 am - 1 pm
Minute Maid Park, Entrance at Texas St & Jackson St
 501 Crawford, Houston, TX 7700 
Monday, February 14 | 11 am - 2 pm
Crowne Plaza Houston, River Oaks
2712 SW Fwy, Houston, TX 77098
Monday, March 7 | 11 am - 2 pm
Sheraton North Houston
15700 JFK Blvd, Houston, TX 77032
Reinvent, Recreate, Retool!


by Nicholas Lore, excerpted from The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction, RockportInstitute.com, 2009.
by Kevin Donlin, Net-Temps.com.
by Kevin Donlin, Net-Temps.com, 2002.

Catalog Searches

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Career changes  
Career development
Job hunting
Job satisfaction

Expert Resumes for Career Changers - Wendy S. Enelow
Publisher: JIST Works
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9781593577810
ISBN-10: 1593577818
This collection of resumes is aimed at people who are transitioning from one career to another. The authors provide strategies as well as plenty of sample resumes for successful career changes.
What's Next? : Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job - Kerry Hannon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/28/2010
ISBN-13: 9780811871150
ISBN-10: 0811871150
Filled with inspiring stories from real people who have made the leap to more fulfilling careers, this book written by celebrated columnist and career expert Kerry Hannon will be a signpost for boomers or anyone else who wants to make their next job their dream job.
I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This : A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work - Julie Jansen
Publisher: Penguin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/23/2010
ISBN-13: 9780143116998
ISBN-10: 0143116991
Using career assessment quizzes and personality exercises, Jansen helps readers understand their present work or career situation, discover the type of work they're suited for and learn how to create the changes they need.
Thank You for Firing Me! : How to Catch the Next Wave of Success after You Lose Your Job - Kitty Martini
Publisher: Sterling
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/02/2010
ISBN-13: 9781402769566
ISBN-10: 1402769563
A book on recreating oneself and one's career after being fired or laid off helps readers pause and ask themselves what they want to do next, understand the changing job market and find a job in growth areas such as green technology, in a book that also has a chapter for women and a section on freelancing. Original.
Your Career from Here in Easy Steps - John Poole
Publisher: Pgw
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9781840783872
ISBN-10: 1840783877
An invaluable guide for anyone reviewing their career options, either by choice or forced upon them. Whatever the reasons, this guide helps to take a step back and re-appraise their work life and then take positive action towards putting their career on the right path and finding the next fulfilling role. Whatever the current circumstances, this book will guide the readers through all the essential decisions and equip them with the ideas and tools to help improve their chances of finding and securing the next role.  Your Career from Here in Easy Steps provides many practical suggestions and exercises to feel motivated and positive about the way ahead.
Nonprofit Options


by Jennifer C. Berkshire, Chronicle of Philanthropy, 2009,  EBSCOhost.  (Library Card Required)

by Nicole Wallace,  Chronicle of Philanthropy, 2009, EBSCOhost. (Library Card Required)

Catalog Searches

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Nonprofit organizations   Nonprofit organizations - Management
Fund raisingFund raising -- United States

Effective fundraising for nonprofits : real-world strategies that work - Ilona M. Bray
Publisher: Nolo
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/24/2010
ISBN-13: 9781413312539
ISBN-10: 1413312535
Featuring advice and stories from over 40 experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers and journalists, an updated edition explains how to: work with individual donors, plan special events, solicit grants from foundations and corporations, get media coverage, use the Web to further fundraising goals, start a side business to raise funds and much more.
Mission-based Management : Leading Your Not-for-Profit in the 21st Century - Peter C. Brinckerhoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/23/2009
ISBN-13: 9780470432075
ISBN-10: 0470432071
Offers ideas for managing a not-for-profit organization in such areas as the mission statement, staff, the board of directors, marketing, financial empowerment, and the planning process.
The Ask : How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture - Laura Fredricks
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/26/2010
ISBN-13: 9780470480946
ISBN-10: 0470480947
A completely revised edition of the must-have resource for increasing your nonprofit's bottom line.  This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling book, The Ask, is filled with suggestions, guidelines, and down-to-earth advice that will give you the confidence to ask anyone for any size gift, for any purpose. Written in winning language, filled with sample dialogues, and offering a wealth of tips and tools, this book addresses common mistakes made when asking and shows how to correct each mistake, providing guidance and direction on how to make a great ask.  Written for fundraisers from any size organization.
You've Gotta Have Heart : Achieving Purpose beyond Profit in the Social Sector - Cass Wheeler
Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/28/2009
ISBN-13: 9780814409909
ISBN-10: 0814409903
For organizations in the social sector to be truly effective, they must stay relevant and stay true to their mission. Using examples of some of the most lauded organizations, Wheeler reveals the leadership skills that can help employees, volunteers, and board members build a more visionary, creative, and disciplined nonprofit organization.
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