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General Job Search Sites

America's Job Bank
Public employment service, 5000+ best public jobs entered each day from the states and 5000 jobs are entered from employers. Linked to stats (OOH, SOP, etc.).

BigAppleHead.com
A directory of full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities in the New York Metropolitan Area. Mostly internships.

College Grad Job Hunter
This comprehensive site specifically for college students and recent graduates has a database containing job leads from 4,500 employers.

Hound.com
A free job-search tool that tracks down live, active job listings on employers' career pages.

Indeed.com
Free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites including major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Job-hunt.org
Job-Hunt is dedicated to the millions of people who have had their personal lives disrupted by the loss of a job.

SimplyHired.com
A new search engine company based in the Silicon Valley building the "largest online job database on the planet" while keeping searches simple and effective.

Vermont Department of Employment & Training
Job Bank, Talent Bank, Labor Market Information, Employer Resources and Career Resource Centers.

Work Ministry
A career management resource assisting faith-based and community organizations in developing Job Support Groups serving job seekers and connecting groups with Employers.

 




Social Networking Resources


LinkedIn:

Personal branding

Twitter:

Using Twitter in the job search process

Facebook:

Using Facebook in the job search process

Building your personal brand on Facebook



Books

Career Exploration (CEX)

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn In College: The Know-How You Need to Succeed . Coplin, Bill. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2003. From the back cover: “[Coplin] lays down the essential skills you need to survive and succeed in today’s job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, human resource specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches you how to develop real-world know-how in ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic; Physical Performance; Speaking; Writing; Teamwork; Influencing People; Research; Number Crunching; Critical Thinking; Problem Solving.” Index.

200 Best Jobs for Introverts . The Editors at JIST and Laurence Shatkin. Indianapolis: JIST Books, 2008. From the back cover: “Many best jobs require an introvert’s strengths: The working world may appear to be suited to extroverts with outgoing personalities. However, many excellent careers are a good match for introverts, who possess desirable traits such as focus and patience. In this book, you will discover the 200+ best jobs that are compatible with introverts’ strengths and that also offer good pay, fast growth, and many openings. Helpful facts about the best jobs for introverts: The authors used the most up-to-date facts from government sources throughout this volume. Besides the best jobs lists, the book includes information-packed descriptions of more than 200 occupations that met the best jobs criteria.” Appendix and index.

Career Wisdom for College Students: Insights You Won’t Get in Class, on the Internet, or from Your Parents . Vogt, Peter. New York: Checkmark Books, 2007. From the back cover: “…A career-advice book for those who need it most—college students facing monumental decisions about their future but who may not have all the information they need. More than 60 articles offer advice and aid to first-time job seekers and college students during the formative time when a major is chosen, and initial career path is charted, and internship and work-experience opportunities abound.

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type . Tieger, Paul D. and Barbara Barron-Tieger. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1995. From the back cover: “Unlock the secrets of Personality Type—how you process information, make decisions, and interact with the world around you—and discover the career that is right for you. [This book] introduces Personality Type and shows you how to discover your own. Then, using workbook exercises and explaining specific job search strategies, it lists occupations that are popular with your type, including today’s hottest career tracks in growth areas such as biotechnology, health care, and telecommunications. Throughout, the authors provide savvy career advice and highlight the strengths and pitfalls of each personality type with real-life examples. If you are a recent graduate, job seeker, or career switcher, this lively guide will help you discover the right career for you. Join more than 100,000 satisfied readers and Do What You Are.” Resources and index.

Finding the Open Road: A Guide to Self-Construction Rather than Mass Production . Marriner, Mike, Brian McAllister, and Nathan Gebhard. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2005. From the back cover: “[This book] shares how you can create a road-trip experience to discover whether you are travelling down the right course in life. Through a step-by-step guide to planning your trip, a road-trip journal that offers the personal perspective, and more than fifty interviews that describe how others found their true roads, this inspirational handbook offers a nation’s worth of wisdom for anyone trying to find their own authentic path.”

Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World . Pollak, Lindsey. New York: Collins, 2007. From the back cover: “Get ready for the real world: How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It’s the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. In [this book, Pollak] offers the first definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need before starting your first major job search. Her 90 action-oriented tips include strategies ranging from the simple to the expert, including: Avoid the biggest mistake in career prep and job hunting; Subscribe to a daily newspaper; Email like a professional; Make every event a networking success; Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement; Perform five minutes of stand-up; Over-prepare for interviews; Persist.” Resources.

Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors . Camenson, Blythe. New York: McGraw Hill, 2008. From the back cover: “[This book] will help you choose the right career out of the myriad possibilities at your disposal. It provides detailed profiles of careers in your field along with the basic skills necessary to begin a focused job search. You’ll soon be on the fast track to landing a job that satisfies your personal, professional, and practical needs…. Determine the occupation that’s best suited for you; Craft a résumé and cover letter that stand out from the rest; Learn from practicing professionals about everyday life on the job; Become familiar with current statistics on salaries and trends within the profession.” Index.

Guide to Your Career: Comprehensive Profiles of 240 of Today’s Hottest Careers . Bernstein, Alan B. and the Editors of the Princeton Review. New York: Random House, Inc., 2006. From the back cover: “Bernstein helps you identify your interests and style by guiding you through the Birkman Career Style Summary. Here’s how it works: You answer a series of questions about your personal preference and then score yourself to identify your Birkman colors on a grid. Your Birkman colors represent your career interests and style—not only what you like to do, but also how you like to do it. …[F]eatures: Descriptions of 240 professions, from accountant to zoologist—with 34 new additions including meteorologist and stunt double; Real reports from professionals in every field…; In-depth information about the hottest careers for the twenty-first-century economy, from the expected to the unexpected; Vital career specifics, including average starting salaries, average salaries after 5 [and] 10-15 years.”

I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work . Jansen, Julie. New York: Penguin Books, 2003. From the back cover: “Studies show that more than 75 percent of people are dissatisfied with their work. Career coach Julie Jansen has found that there are six basic scenarios that lead to this professional unhappiness: Where’s the Meaning; Been there, done that, but still need to earn; Bruised and gun-shy; Bored and plateaued; Yearning to be on your own; One toe in the retirement pool…. Many people want to alter their current work situation, but don’t know how. Jansen addresses today’s work-dissatisfaction epidemic and uses career assessment quizzes and personality exercises to help readers asses their present job, discover the type of work for which they’re best suited, and make change happen. Filled with real-life examples and a useful resource section, Jansen’s guide is an invaluable instrument for implementing positive career change.” Resources and index.

A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do . Moore, Thomas. New York: Broadway Books, 2008. From the table of contents: “Getting Nowhere; The Calling; Soul and Spirit; Reconciling with the Past; Creative Chaos; Life in a Tower; Care of the Soul at Work; Be Grounded, Fly High; The Daimon of Work; Loving What You Do; To Work Is to Pray; A Seamless Life.”

Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career . Curran, Sheila J. and Suzanne Greenwald. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2006. From the back cover: “College career experts [Curran and Greenwald] offer inspiring profiles of liberal arts grads, identifying their passions, tracing their professional journeys, and highlighting their ‘smart moves’ on the way to a fulfilling career.” Selections from the table of contents: “Smart Moves; Up, Down, and Sideways, in the Business World; A Life of Service; Fulfilling Creative Passions; Taking Your Dream Abroad; Offbeat Passions: Doing the Unexpected; Index.”

What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers . Bolles, Richard Nelson. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2001. From the table of contents: “A hunting we will go; Rejection shock; You can do it!; What do you have to offer to the world?; Where do you most want to use your skills?; How do you obtain such a job?; How to find your mission in life; Appendices; Index.” Visit the official site for the book: http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/.

What’s That Job and How the Hell Do I Get It? Rosen, David J. New York: Broadway Books, 2008. From the back cover: “What exactly is this? A no-BS directory of more than fifty cool careers; A book that explains, in detail, what each job really entails—and then tells you what you need to do to actually get it; A book for people searching for the right job; Don’t panic: you will not end up a hobo or pharmaceutical test subject. And how the hell will it help me? Each chapter is based on insider knowledge gleaned from interviews with the cream of the crop in their fields…You’ll get answers to burning career questions such as: What will I actually do all day? How do I even get my foot in the door? What are the pros and cons of this job? Do I have to wear a suit and pointy shoes? What should I say in the interview? Will I be able to afford a yacht? ...Over fifty different jobs are detailed, including: Blogger, Chef, Event Planner, Investment Banker, Magazine Writer, Multimedia Designer, Personal Trainer, Screenwriter, Veterinarian, Video Game Developer, Wardrobe Stylist….”

Job Search (JS)

General Job search

A Car, Some Cash, and a Place to Crash: The Only Post-College Survival Guide You’ll Ever Need . Knight, Rebecca M. Rodale, 2003. From the table of contents: “Now What? First Step: Get a Job. Moving On, Moving In. Car Talk. Climbing the Ladder. Money Matters. It’s the Only Body You’ll Ever Have. Getting a Life. What Next? Index.”

Courting Your Career: Match Yourself With the Perfect Job . Graham, Shawn. Indianapolis: JIST Works, 2008. From the back cover: “Use what you know about dating to find a great job: Find a career that’s your type; Play the field of job options; Swap digits with potential employees; Write resumes and cover letters that turn heads; Overcome ‘first-date’ interview jitters; Find the employer that’s your ‘Mr. or Ms. Right.’ This Book is a Job Seeker’s Soulmate! With the tools and strategies in [this book] finding a great job can be fun! Proven Strategies from a career counselor on the front lines with job-seeking college grads and young professionals; Resume, cover letter, and e-mail samples and templates; Extensive coverage of Web resources, including social networking sites and other helpful links; Example interview questions and answers; Career wish-list, contact management, and job offer evaluation worksheets.” Quick reference appendix and index.

Ditch the Flip-Flops: Ace Your Job Interview Fresh Out of College—It’s your toughest test yet . Landy, Sylvia I. Winnetka, IL: Keystone Three LLC, 2007. From the back cover: “[This book] equips soon-to-be degree holders and recent college grads with the skills to ace their toughest test yet: the job interview. Nothing in school has prepared you for the brutal scrutiny of HR managers…nor the fierce competition you will encounter while trying to leverage a costly education and land your dream job. This book never forgets what you’re up against. As a result, Ditch: Maps out interviewing strategies as a manageable three-step process; Embraces Interviewing 101 so critical fundamentals and life-changing momentum don’t slip through the cracks; Shares insider tips from seasoned HR heads and reveals interviewing’s down and dirty details from recently hired college grads; Divulges action plans and cutting-edge tools in a straightforward style, using hundreds of examples.

Don’t Send a Resume: And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job . Fox, Jeffrey J. New York: Hyperion, 2001. From the panel of the book jacket: “Easy to read, inspiring, and often counterintuitive, these concise directives reflect the values of creative thinking and persistence that have made Fox one of America’s most emulated businessmen. ‘The Job-Getting Blueprint’ and ‘The Job-Seeker’s Glossary’ will guide you on your way, as will the basic form and variations for a ‘Boomerang Letter.’ Fox’s rules not only help today’s job seekers devise a winning strategy, but also show how to prepare for and make the best impression in an interview. This wisdom-packed book gives readers the edge on the competition, and helps prepare them for the challenges and rewards of landing not just a good job, but a great one.”

Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life . Freedman, Marc. New York: Public Affairs, 2007. From the panel of the book jacket: “In one of the most significant social trends of the new century, and the biggest transformation of the American workforce since the women’s movement, members of the baby boom generation are inventing a new phase of work. If the old golden years dream was the freedom from work, the dream of this new wave is the freedom to work—in new ways, on new terms, to new and even more important ends. [This book] tells the stories of…encore career pioneers who are not content, or affluent enough, to spend their next thirty years on a golf course. These men and women are moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to phase out or fade away. They are searching for a calling in the second half of life, crafting a new phase of work that offers not only continued income but the promise of more meaning—and the chance to do work that means something beyond themselves.” Appendix, notes, further reading, index.

How to Get Any Job With Any Major: Career launch and re-launch for everyone under 30 (or how to avoid living in your parents’ basement) . Asher, Donald. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2004. From the back cover: “So you think your choice of major will determine your career path? Think again— …[I]n [this book] Asher explains step-by-step how to discover your passion while getting the preparation you really need. It is the first book that definitely answers the following questions and many more: What’s the difference between ‘getting a job’ and ‘launching a career?’ Why do employers hire people like you? Which skills do employers value most? (They’re not what you think!) Which non-tech skills are high-tech companies looking for? Why do some promoted again and again? How do you prove you have the skills that don’t show up on your transcripts? How do you identify your passion if you’re confused? What experience should you get now to help you get into grad school later? What should you do if you’re a graduate and living in your parents’ basement? What should you do if you’re a junior to make sure you don’t end up in that basement?”

How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Presenting Your Ideas, Persuading Your Audience, and Perfecting Your Image . Jones, Frances Cole. New York: Ballantine Books, 2008. From the panel of the book jacket: “In today’s fast-paced world, where an elevator ride with your CEO can turn into an impromptu meeting, your lunch date can become a job interview, and your conversation at a cocktail party may be a preamble to a potential business merger, knowing how to market yourself in any situation is vital…. Every encounter, Jones believes, provides you with an opportunity to positively influence colleagues, employers, neighbors—even competitors…you’ll learn how to make a lasting impression with a simple introduction; effectively employ the twelve most persuasive words in the English language to command the stage, boardroom, or lunch table; read nonverbal responses accurately—and shift negative ones immediately; motivate your team under deadline; interview flawlessly and fearlessly; write the perfect pitch, résumé, cover letter, or e-mail; deliver speeches that bring people to their feet; transform a PowerPoint presentation into a powerful success.” Recommended readings.

The Intern Files: How to Get, Keep, and Make the Most of Your Internship . Fedorko, Jamie. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006. From the back cover: “In today’s highly competitive job market, an internship at the right company can be the first step to building a career. But how do you get the gig of your dreams? And once in the door, how do you figure out what to wear, whether it’s ok to hook up with a coworker, and how to suck it up when you’re smarter than your boss? Jamie Fedorko steers prospective interns along every step of the journey. He’ll help you with the basic stuff—hunting down internship leads, acing the interview, and making a great first impression. But this book takes it one step further, into understanding office politics and social etiquette, dealing with impossible bosses, making the most of time-wasting assignments, and drawing a line between being helpful and being a doormat. Hilarious, wry, and wise, [this book] will teach you how to enjoy the view from the bottom of the ladder—and start climbing rapidly to the top.”

Internet Your Way to a New Job: How to Really Find a Job Online. Doyle, Alison. Cupertino, CA: HappyAbout.info, 2008. Selections from the table of contents: “Building your professional brand (How to create your professional brand; LinkedIn for professional networking; Facebook for personal and professional networking; Which sites to use; Writing a blog). Online career networking (Benefits of networking; Networking—then vs. now; How to connect; Choose your networks); Resumes and Cover Letters; How to Job Search Online; Where to find jobs; Active vs. passive job seeking; Online job search management tools; Online communications; Privacy and safety issues; Online job searching trends; Top job and networking websites.” Appendix.

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future . Pink, Daniel H. New York: Riverhead Books, 2006. From the back cover: “Lawyers. Accountants. Software engineers. That’s what Mom and Dad encouraged us to become. They were wrong. Gone is the age of “left-brain” dominance. The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers—creative and emphatic ‘right-brain’ thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn’t. Drawing on research from around the advanced world, Daniel Pink outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are essential for professional success and personal fulfillment—and reveals how to master them. From a laughter club in Bombay, to an inner-city high school devoted to design, to a lesson on how to detect an insincere smile, [this book] takes readers to a daring new place, and offers a provocative and urgent new way of thinking about a future that has already arrived.” Notes and index.

Woah, My Boss is Naked! A career book for people who would never be caught dead reading a career book. Greene, Jake. New York: Currency, 2008. From the back cover: “A hilarious yet savvy career guide for the generation that grew up with remote controls in their hands. (Who knew that you could learn so much about work from American Idol and Anchorman?!). …Greene uses pop-culture references from the ’80s. ’90s, and today, drawing from such modern day masterpieces such as Mean Girls and Entourage to school young professionals in every stage of the business experience, from overcoming postgraduation indecision to solving the puzzling protocols of office politics. Like a grown-up Ferris Bueller, Green shares strategies for moving up in the world without becoming a sellout jerk. With its irreverent humor, original voice, and wisdom from the world of pop culture, [this book] proves that career advice doesn’t have to be boring.” Appendix.

Specific job search topics (Interviewing, networking, etc.)

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions . Fry, Ron. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson, 2007. From the back cover: “How will you handle the curveballs that are headed your way? Tough interview questions are inevitable in today’s competitive job market. [This book] has helped more than 500,000 job seekers pinpoint what employers are really asking with every question, and more importantly, what they want to hear in response. Now in its 5th edition, this no-nonsense guide will prepare you to leverage the trickiest questions to your advantage. Learn how to handle: Complicated case interviews; Various personality types; And even potentially illegal questions… all while avoiding common mistakes. Get the expert answers employers are looking for.”

101 Secrets of Highly Effective Speakers: Controlling Fear, Commanding Attention . Krannich, Caryl Rae. Manassas Park, VA: 1998. From the back cover: “The fear of public speaking is something that most people can overcome if they learn several winning presentation techniques as well as certain behaviors. In her new book, communication and career expert Dr. Caryl Rae Krannich, a seasoned public speaker and trainer to thousands of speakers, reveals 101 of the most important secrets of highly effective speakers…how to: select a winning title; analyze the audience; prepare a dynamite introduction; use visual aids effectively; time a speech properly; incorporate examples and stories; keep listeners in suspense; establish credibility; use a variety of supports; project voice and use gestures; use humor appropriately; check the speaking environment; prepare questions for the audience; control nervousness; handle lecterns and microphones; project enthusiasm; maintain audience attention; close and handle questions.” Appendix and index.

Adam’s Cover Letter Almanac. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2006. From the table of contents: “All About Cover Letters; All About Job Hunting; [600] Sample Cover Letters; Index.”
Adam’s Resume Almanac. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media, 1994. From the table of contents: “All About Resumes; All About Cover Letters; [600] Sample Resumes; Index.”

Networking for Job Search and Career Success . Tulllier, L. Michelle. Indianapolis: JIST Works, 2004. From the back cover: “Learn how networking can work wonders in your career and life. Whether you’re searching for a job, looking to advance your career, or developing a business, this comprehensive book can help. It covers every aspect of networking from preparation to examples of actual networking conversations and follow-up. Put networking know-how to work: Practical advice you can use right away; Case studies showing how real people use the methods; Helpful worksheets for developing your network; and much more! Build a network with great insights and resources: Dealing with difficult people; Assembling your self-marketing toolkit; Networking for introverts; Networking through the Internet; Lists of trade and professional associations.” Appendices and index.

Power Networking: Using the Contacts You Don’t Even Know You Have to Succeed in the Job You Want . Kramer, Marc. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons, 1998. From the back cover: “Networking is more than a way to find a job—it’s a way to keep your job, and a way to excel in your career. Regardless of your experience, networking can help you make the contacts you need to keep your career moving. Whether that means getting a job or getting better at the job you have, networking is the key to success. In [this book] you’ll learn the many applications of networking, from job searches to increased productivity in any field. You’ll learn to write effective introductory and follow-up letters, maintain relationships over time, catalog your contacts, and network via the Internet.”