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College and Career Center Spring 2009

"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education."

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemons) [1835-1910], Pudd'nhead Wilson.

Learning Express Library
Want to improve your job search skills?  Need to take a licensing exam?  Planning to attend college or graduate school?   HPL's LearningExpressLibrary database provides online practice tests and skills courses in a wide range of areas to assist you in your career.  It provides scoring, explanations and individualized analysis.  You just need your library card for remote access.
Affordable New Ways to Get Job Skills: The federal "income-based repayment" plan and online training are options by Kim Clark - Discusses low cost ways to obtain a college education.  (Library card required)

Project: dream job: use your project management skills to land that prime position  by Mary Kay Pratt (Library card required)

The 100-Day plan for the rest of US: C-level execs aren't the only ones who should plan their first months in a new position by Mary K. Pratt (Library card required)

Four Skills You Can Transfer to a Healthcare Career by Megan Malugani - Offers advise on how to recognize and showcase your transferable skills.

Eight Tips for Older Workers in IT by Allan Hoffman - Provides tips for staying on the cutting edge at work.

A Boost in Online Money Courses by Alina Dizik - Provides information about free courses online covering a range of topics, including 100+ business courses, offered by institutions worldwide.

Job-Hunting Online: Make Your Efforts Count from Readers Digest.com 
New and Recently Released!

Job-hunting online : a guide to job listings, message boards, research sites, the UnderWeb, counseling, networking, self-assessment tools, niche sites - Mark Emery Bolles & Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 5/1/2008
ISBN-13: 9781580088992
ISBN-10: 1580088996
"Helps job searchers integrate the Internet into an efficient job-hunting strategy"--Provided by publisher.

Change the way you see yourself : through asset-based thinking - Kathryn D. Cramer & Hank Wasiak
Publisher: Running Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 4/21/2008
ISBN-13: 9780762432844
ISBN-10: 0762432845
Describes how constructing introspection through asset-based thinking can create positive change in one's life.

Seven-step job search : cut your job search time in half - Michael Farr
Publisher: JIST Works
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 1/1/2006
ISBN-13: 9781593572396
ISBN-10: 1593572395
Find a Job Fast Using the Most Effective Methods! Need to find a job fast? Don't fret and sweet. Seven-Step Job Search comes to the rescue. In just seven easy steps, you can master the most important tips for landing a job quickly. Mike Farr, whose proven methods help people find better jobs in less time, gives you the essentials for a successful search: Summarize your skills, experience, and education. Explore the possibilities and set a specific objective before you go looking. Spend your time networking and getting interviews instead of sitting at home writing your resume. Build your resume quickly using helpful worksheets. Organize your time to get two interviews a day. Dramatically improve your interviewing skills. Follow up on all job leads.

Back on the career track : a guide for stay-at-home moms who want to return to work - Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin
Publisher: Warner Business Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 6/15/2007
ISBN-13: 9780446578202
ISBN-10: 0446578207
A step-by-step reference for stay-at-home moms looking to reenter the workforce offers counsel on self-marketing, reintegrating with formerly junior co-workers, and assessing career options after extended periods of unemployment.

Career building through social networking - Alex Goetchius
Publisher: Rosen Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 9/30/2007
ISBN-13: 9781404219434
ISBN-10: 1404219439
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.

Job seeker's online goldmine : a step-by-step guidebook to government and no-cost Web tools - Janet E. Wall
Publisher: JIST Works
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 3/1/2006
ISBN-13: 9781593572945
ISBN-10: 1593572948
One-of-a-kind job search tool that taps into the Web resources sponsored by Uncle Sam and noncommercial entities. Job seekers, students, and anyone interested in important career information will find a goldmine of assistance through the little-known, but highly useful Web tools described in this book. This action-based, goal-oriented handbook guides the reader in accomplishing specific career and education goals - all by using high-quality, no-charge Web tools that help them pinpoint career interests, write resumes, find job openings, and more!

The hard truth about soft skills : workplace lessons smart people wish they'd learned sooner - Peggy Klaus
Publisher: Collins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2/1/2008
ISBN-13: 9780061284144
ISBN-10: 0061284149
Explaining that shortcomings in soft skills, rather than technical skills, are what are holding back today's advancement-minded workers, a guide to self-management explains how to build one's social, communication and problem-solving abilities in order to further a career. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Career wisdom for college students : insights you won't get in class, on the Internet, or from your parents - Peter Vogt ; foreword by Doug Hardy
Publisher: Ferguson
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 3/30/2007
ISBN-13: 9780816068371
ISBN-10: 0816068372
Vogt (counseling, U. of Wisconsin-Whitewater) offers advice to college students on the choosing of a major and other decisions leading them to their career path. Advice includes how to balance skills with passions and interests, seeking career information from non-school sources including practitioners, confronting internal beliefs and external influences (including how to think "what will I do first?" rather than "what will I do with my life?"), how to gain experience, and how to land jobs through attitude and presentation. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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