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College and Career Center June 2010
"It is no use to cling to rocks that are falling with you."
Alan Watts (1915 - 1973), American philosopher
Featured Library Resources

June is Professional Wellness Month.


Surviving -- and Thriving -- In Your Less Than Ideal Job by Robert Holsking, OfficePro. October 2009.
(Library Card required)

Job Satisfaction: Strategies to make work more gratifying by Mayo Clinic Staff, MayoClinic.com.

Sure You Want to Move up the Ladder? by John Baldoni, BusinessWeek Online.

New & Recently Released

P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life - by Robert S. Feldman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/06/2010
ISBN-13: 9780073375168
ISBN-10: 0073375160

P.O.W.E.R. Learning is the only first-year experience text with a unifying system for critical thinking and problem solving. P.O.W.E.R. Learning maximizes students' potential for success in college and in life. Using the scientifically-based, yet simple and class-tested principles of the P.O.W.E.R (Prepare, Organize, Work, Evaluate, and Rethink) system, students gain a sense of mastery and achievement as they move through the text; with the growth of their confidence comes the increased intellectual enthusiasm and personal discipline needed for them to excel.

The New Global Student : Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education - by Maya Frost
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780307450623
ISBN-10: 0307450627
Offers advice on how high school students can explore global education opportunities, avoid debt, and find a sense of purpose, based on the author's own experience traveling and educating her four daughters overseas.

Working World 101: The New Grad's Guide to Getting a Job - by Bridget Graham
Publisher: Adams Media
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781598694956
ISBN-10: 1598694952
Presents a guide for recent college graduates on seeking employment, providing advice on assessing skills, writing a resume, researching available positions, networking for contacts, preparing for an interview, and negotiating an offer.

Put More Cash in Your Pocket: Turn What You Know into Dough - by Loral Langemeier
Publisher: Harper Business
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780061763250
ISBN-10: 006176325X
A best-selling author empowers readers to stop sacrificing and start making money by creating a business that requires no plan, no capital, no investment--just creativity and the willingness to ask for the cash, in a book that encourages readers to turn skills and hobbies they already have into money-making ventures.

Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You - by Harvey Mackay
Publisher: Portfolio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/18/2010
ISBN-13: 9781591843214
ISBN-10: 1591843219
Drawing on real-life stories, the best-selling author of Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive explains how to rebuild one's confidence, take advantage of the way bosses make hiring decisions and blend the latest online tools with old-fashioned face-to-face networking.

Over 40 & You're Hired! Secrets to Landing a Great Job - by Robin Ryan
Publisher: Penguin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780143116981
ISBN-10: 0143116983
An internationally syndicated career columnist and author of 60 Seconds and You're Hired! counsels middle-aged job seekers on how to jump-start a career in youth-driven employment markets, sharing strategies for creating targeted resumes and mastering interviews.

The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2010: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes - by Gen S. Tanabe
Publisher: SuperCollege
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781932662368
ISBN-10: 1932662367
Lists thousands of scholarships, grants, and educational money prizes indexed by career goals, major, ethnicity, and more, in a detailed resource that provides information on eligibility requirements and application processes while providing additional tips for avoiding scholarship scams.
Professional Wellness

The One-Life Solution: Reclaim Your Personal Life While Achieving Greater Professional Success - by Henry Cloud
Publisher: Collins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 9780061466427
ISBN-10: 0061466425
The best-selling author of Boundaries and Integrity addresses the challenge of how to maintain a healthy work-life balance, counseling readers on how to successfully integrate the increasing demands of a career and family.

The AARP Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love: The Essential Guide to Reinventing Your Life - by Samuel Greengard
Publisher: Sterling
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 9781402752407
ISBN-10: 1402752407
Boomers reinvented society; now they're reinventing themselves, and AARP wants to facilitate that process. This book explores both the motivations and the methods of those taking part in the social phenomenon known as recareering. A new generation of American workers is no longer counting the days until retirement; instead they're seeking greater fulfillment in their personal lives by tackling new--and often much more socially significant--work. Switching careers is a challenge at any age, yet boomers may have more to overcome than their younger counterparts. Author Greengard shows readers how to sort out their feelings about their existing career; successfully transition to a new one; and work toward a greater sense of balance in their daily lives. Profiles of recareering veterans show how others have attained their own goals. These are rounded out by tips, quizzes, worksheets, how-to sidebars, and other practical resources.--From publisher description

Thank You for Firing Me! How to Catch the Next Wave of Success After You Lose Your Job - by 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.

The End of Work As You Know It: 8 Strategies to Redefine Work on Your Own Terms - by Milo Sindell
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781580089975
ISBN-10: 1580089976
"A new career approach for employees who want to make their jobs work for them instead of the other way around"--Provided by publisher

Career Success without a Real Job: The Career Book for People Too Smart to Work in Corporations - by Ernie J. Zelinski
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781580089678
ISBN-10: 1580089674

This revolutionary career book is for those millions of organizationally averse people who would like to break free of corporate life so that they have complete control over their lives.  Throughout the book you will read about several ordinary individuals who have attained extraordinary success without a real job.  International best-selling author Ernie Zelinski, whose books have sold over 625,000 copies worldwide, also uses experiences from his own life to show how the powerful success principles on the pages within can help you joyfully avoid the shackles of the corporate world for the rest of your life.--Book cover

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