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College and Career Center Fall 2009
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough
U.S. Biographer and historian (1933- )

Featured Library Resources
Whether you've lost your job or just want to do something in a different field, the  resources in this newsletter will help you prepare for your search.

Job Search and Workplace Skills Center from Learning Express Library - Get help to write a resume, improve your interviewing and networking skills or prepare for a new career.

Career Help from Tutor.com - Get live, real-time assistance with your resume, cover letter or interviewing technique.

Where the Jobs Are: Information Technology Professional by Susan Adams, Forbes.com

Best Cities: It's All About the Jobs, Kiplinger.com

13 Jobs in Hard Times by Marty Nemko, Kiplinger.com

The 30/40/50 Method by Marty Nemko, California Job Journal (Library Card required)

Discover Your Ideal Job by Peter Sherer,  T & D (Library Card required)
Finding the Right Job

Best Careers for Veterans: Transitioning to Civilian Life - by Olivia M. Cloud
Publisher: LearningExpress
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/28/2009
ISBN-13: 9781576856703
ISBN-10: 1576856704
Presents information for veterans on successfully transitioning to a new career, providing advice on resume writing, preparing for interviews, and networking.

Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over after Job Loss - by Martha I. Finney
Publisher: FT Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/30/2009
ISBN-13: 9780137021147
ISBN-10: 0137021143
This book will help you get back on your feet, develop a plan of action, and find your next great job!

AARP Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love: The Essential Guide to Reinventing the Rest of Your Life - by Samuel Greengard
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/07/2008
ISBN-13: 9781402752407
ISBN-10: 1402752407
Whether you've toiled in the trenches of bureaucracy or blazed an entrepreneurial trail, heeding the urge to change careers can fulfill a passion you've always harbored-but never acted upon.

The Career Chronicles: An Insider's Guide to What Jobs Are Really Like: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from over 750 Professionals - by Michael Gregory
Publisher: New World Library
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/28/2008
ISBN-13: 9781577315735
ISBN-10: 1577315731
Draws on insider testimonies to describe the day-to-day, nitty-gritty responsibilities for hundreds of professions from lawyers and dentists to teachers and computer programmers, in a guide that shares complementary information on the educational background for cited professions as well as average starting and median salaries.

Test-Drive Your Dream Job: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding or Creating the Work You Love - by Brian Kurth
Publisher: Business Plus
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/07/2008
ISBN-13: 9780446698887
ISBN-10: 0446698881
Outlines an approach to changing careers and achieving one's job ambitions by trying out prospective occupations, in a guide that draws on the author's inspirational methods while presenting case stories about people who have successfully achieved meaningful employment at various life stages.

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: 01/22/2008
ISBN-13: 9780385522526
ISBN-10: 0385522525
A motivational handbook by the author of 47 Days to the Work You Love shows Christians 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.

No Job? No Prob! How to Pay Your Bills, Feed Your Mind, and Have a Blast When You're Out of Work - by Nicholas J. Nigro
Publisher: Skyhorse Pub
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/03/2008
ISBN-13: 9781602393509
ISBN-10: 1602393508
Makes upbeat recommendations for living comfortably and responsibly while unemployed, sharing motivational tips for job seeking, getting out of the house, and assessing one's priorities from an unemployed perspective.

Finding the Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneur's Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work - by Dave Pollard
Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub. Co.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/15/2008
ISBN-13: 9781933392905
ISBN-10: 1933392908
"Now what am I going to do?" is a question many people ask and leave unanswered at critical potential turning points in their careers. Perhaps you're a new graduate, but instead of lining up for a boring entry-level job at a big corporation, you wish you could start your own sustainable and responsible business. Or maybe you've been stuck in a job you hate for a few years, but you still dream of doing the thing you love and that you're actually good at. Or maybe you're a boomer and you're ready for a second career, a personal venture that will represent a total change from what you've spent most of your work life doing. Whatever your situation, this is the book to help you get started.
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Library Events

Job Search Seminars Series: 1. Resumes
Wednesday, November 18 | 1:30 PM
Collier Regional Library
6200 Pinemont | 832-393-1740

Job Seeking Skills
Monday, November 23 | 3:00 PM
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Job Search Seminars Series: 1. Resumes
Wednesday, November 25 | 1:30 PM
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Monday, November 30 | 3 PM
Heights Neighborhood Library
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Career/Job Research
Sunday, December 6 | 2 PM
Central Library
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Job Search Workshop, Part 1: Rebranding Your Skills
Monday December 7 | 10 AM - 12 PM
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Job Search Workshop, Part 2: Creating a Resume / Completing the Application
Tuesday December 8 | 10 AM - 12 PM
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Job Search Workshop, Part 3: Networking
Wednesday December 8 | 10 AM - 12 PM
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Job / Career Fairs

Choice Career Fairs
Thursday, December 3 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Norris Conference Center
803 Town and Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024

Houston Hires Job Fair
Monday, December 7 | 11 AM - 2 PM
Crowne Plaza Houston - River Oaks
2712 SW Fwy, Houston, TX 77098

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