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Careers in the Common Good
Science / Technology
100 Careers in the Music Business . Crouch, Tanja L. Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s, 2001. Descriptions of specific job titles in various sectors of the music industry include the sections: Job Description, Prerequisites, A Day in the Life, Pointers for the Job Search, and Case Studies. “Voices of Experience” and “Career Tips” sidebars and an appendix complete the directory.
An Actor’s Guide: Making it in New York City . Alterman, Glenn. New York: Allworth Press, 2002. From the back cover: “The ultimate guide for actors who dream of succeeding in New York. Aspiring talents and established professionals alike will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock-full of resources and advice: where to live, where to study, how to network…” Information on auditioning, interviewing, “survival jobs,” personal managers, reel creation, professional connections, nontraditional venue opportunities, headshots, and avoiding scams.
Artists Communities: A Directory of Residencies That Offer Time and Space for Creativity . Obalil, Deborah, and Caitlin S. Glass, eds. New York: Allworth Press, 2005. From the back cover: “Provides a comprehensive index of more than 300 residency programs worldwide, along with profiles and photographs of ninety-five leading artists’ communities in the United States. Each community is described in extensive detail…. Included are charts specifically designed to help artists find the best residency program for their creative and personal needs…. [F]or visual and performing artists to filmmakers, composers, and writers.”
Beyond Talent: Creating A Successful Career in Music. Beeching, Angela Myles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. From the back cover: “Understanding the unique talents and training of musicians, Beeching presents a wealth of creative solutions for career advancement in the highly competitive music industry. Step-by-step instructions detail how to design promotional materials, book performances, network and access resources and assistance, jumpstart a stalled career, and expand your employment opportunities while remaining true to your music…. Guidance is also provided on grant writing and fundraising, day jobs, freelancing, and how to manage money, time, and stress.”
Booking Performance Tours: Marketing and Acquiring Live Arts and Entertainment . Micocci, Tony. New York: Allworth Press, 2008. From the back cover: “The quintessential guide for anyone involved in the touring of live arts and entertainment—as a producer, artist, presenter, agent, manager, or attorney. Industry insider Tony Micocci shares keen insights on: Relationships among producers, agents, managers, and presenters; Negotiating styles; Taxation; Technology; Ethics in professional dealings; Booking strategies; Nonprofit versus commercial touring; Special considerations for booking Broadway and popular music; International touring; External factors affecting the field.”
Regional Theatre Directory . Ax, Barbara, ed. Dorset, VT: Theatre Directories, 2002. From the back cover: “Long recognized as the foremost resource of its kind by the theatrical profession, this unique employment guide is a valuable aid to performers, directors, designers, technicians and staff. Redesigned with a fresh look, the 2002-2003 edition still contains all the information theatre professionals rely on to update their knowledge of the job market for the season. In an easy-to-use format, the Regional Theatre Directory gives you: Employment/Internship Directory for Professionals and Students in ALL areas of theatre; 435 Professional Regional and Dinner Theatres; Current Information; Audition procedures; Internship opportunities—non-acting positions, etc.; Nation-wide listing of drama specialty bookstores; Reviews of career development books—written by working actors; Resource list of service organizations and periodicals.”
Studio Art and Multimedia
Careers by Design: A Business Guide for Graphic Designers. Goldfarb, Roz. New York: Allworth Press, 2001. From the back cover: “A leading headhunter reveals the secrets for survival and success to design professionals seeking their first—or next—permanent position. The author provides an intensive survey of the graphic design field, full of the expertise she has gained in her work with hundreds of corporations and firms worldwide…[F]urnishes information about creative and marketing opportunities in each sector of the design business, including brand design, print design, and Web production.”
The Artist’s Guide to Public Art . Basa, Lynn. New York: Allworth Press, 2008. From the back cover: “Part how-to and part manifesto, [this book] assists artists in navigating the ‘system,’ working efficiently, and standing up for their worth and their rights. Through the first-hand accounts from experienced public artists and arts administrators, studio artists at every career level will discover tips for the best ways to find, apply for, and win public art commissions…. Following business etiquette; Running an efficient business; Writing compelling letters of interest; Preparing a proposal and a budget; Winning sales techniques; Coordinating with project managers; Contracts; Dealing with conflict and controversy; Presenting yourself to a committee; Working with facilitators.”
The Screenwriter’s Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script . Trotter, David. Los Angeles: Silman-James Press, 2005. From the back cover: “A screenwriting primer that provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics. A screenwriting workbook that walks the writer through the writing process, from nascent ideas through revisions. A formatting guide that presents correct formats for both screenplays and TV scripts. A spec writing guide that demonstrates today’s spec style through sample scenes and analysis. A sales and marketing guide that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. A resource guide that provides addresses and contacts for the industry organizations, guilds, schools, publications, support groups and services, contests, etc.“
Career Solutions for Creative People: How to Balance Artistic Goals with Career Security . Ormont, Ronda. New York: Allworth Press, 2001. From the back cover: “How do you find the time and energy to pursue your art while making a stable and rewarding living? Dr. Ronda Ormont has written a comprehensive guide to finding a career that can both feed your wallet and fuel your personal creative endeavors. Included are real-life profiles, sample forms and worksheets, and essential steps to [career exploration, time management, dealing with change, and job searching.]”
The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People . Eikleberry, Carol. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2007. From the back cover: “For anyone who’s ever been told, ‘Don’t quit your day job…’ [this book] helps you figure out how to use your unconventional and hard-to-categorize talents to make money and support your creative expression while doing the work you love…. Includes: An Inside Look at the Creative Personality; Eye-Opening Self-Evaluation Tools; Real-Life Success Stories; Tips for Starting a Creative Career Notebook. More Than 270 Creative Jobs Profiled.”
First-Hand Accounts / Biography
Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything . Kawasaki, Guy. New York: Portfolio, 2004. From the panel of the book jacket: “A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new organization, a new anything—where there’s a will, here’s the way…. Whether you are an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit crusader, there’s no shortage of advice available on issues such as writing a business plan, recruiting, raising capital, and branding…. In [this book], Guy Kawasaki [offers] the essential guide for anyone starting anything, from a multinational corporation to a church group…. From raising money to hiring the right people, from defining your positioning to building a brand, from creating a buzz to buzzing the competition, from managing a board to fostering a community, this book will guide you through an adventure that’s more art than science—the art of the start.”
Confessions of a Street Addict . Cramer, James J. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. From the panel of the book jacket: “In the most candid look at Wall Street since Liar’s Poker, James J. Cramer, co-founder of TheStreet.com, radio and television commentator, and for years one of Wall Street’s premier money managers, takes readers on a no-holds-barred tour of life on Wall Street—revealing how the game is played, who breaks the rules, and who gets hurt…. Throughout the book, Cramer is characteristically outspoken, outrageous, and candid about everyone, himself included. There has never been a high-wired, high-octane book about Wall Street like this one.”
Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street . Lewis, Michael. New York: Penguin Books, 1990. From the back cover: “Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to New York- and London-based bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. [This book] is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.”
Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle . Rolfe, John and Peter Troob. New York: Warner Business Books, 2000. From the back cover: “Forget what you’ve read, forget what you’ve heard, forget what you’ve been taught. [This book] pulls off Wall Street’s suspenders and gives the reader the inside skinny on real life at an investment bank, where the promised land is always one more twenty-hour workday and another lap dance away…. Fresh out of Wharton and Harvard business schools, John Rolfe and Peter Troob ran willingly into the open arms of investment bank giant Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. They had signed on as foot soldiers in a white-collar army of overworked and frustrated lemmings furiously trying to spin straw into gold. They escaped with the remnants of their sanity—and, ultimately, this book. Uncensored uncut, it captures the chaotic essence of the Wall Street carnival and the outlandish personalities that make it all hum…and it will become the smartest, most entertaining investment you’ll make this year.”
Management Consulting / I-Banking / Case Interviewing
Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation . Cosentino, Marc P. Needham, MA: Burgee Press, 2007. From the back cover: “Cosentino demystifies the consulting case interview. He takes you inside a typical interview by exploring the various types of case questions and he shares with you a system that will help you answer today’s most sophisticated case questions. With over fifteen years of experience coaching and preparing Harvard students for consulting interviews, Cosentino offers you the expert advice you need to land a job in the competitive field of management consulting.” See also: 2005 edition.
Careers in Management Consulting (WebFeet Guide). San Francisco: WetFeet, Inc., 2007. From the back cover: “Whether you’re attracted by the big bucks, the intellectual rigor, the glamour, the work, or a combination of the above, you’re not alone. Consulting firms are traditionally among the largest employers of top MBA and college graduates. It’s a high-paying, high-profile field that offers the opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility right out of school and quickly learn a great deal about the business world. [E]xpect competition for jobs to be as tough as ever. You’ll need to do your homework to land a job with a top consulting firm. The Insider Guide is the perfect place to start…. [Includes] The state of the industry today…; Industry rankings of the major firms…; Profiles of 22 top management consulting firms…; Typical responsibilities for analysts and associates and profiles of real people working in consulting today; What consultants really love—and really hate—about their jobs; How to prepare for the recruiting process….”
Ace Your Case® II: Fifteen More Consulting Cases . San Francisco: WetFeet, Inc., 2004. From the back cover: “The case interview: analytical, quantitative, creative, challenging…but isn’t that what consulting is really about? …Provides 15 more case questions that you can use to practice and sharpen your case-cracking skills. [Includes] An introduction to the case interview—its role in the process for consulting firms; An explanation of the most common case question types, from market-sizing questions to resume questions; Tips for handing each kind of question; Insight into consulting recruiters’ interview objectives…; Practice questions you can complete on your own; Detailed examples of good and bad answers for each practice question, along with tips for improving your own answers and recovering from mistakes.” See also: Ace Your Case I.
Vault Guide to Investment Banking . Prior, Chris and Tom Lott. New York: Vault Inc., 2001. (Red binder in BUS section of Career Services library). From the Table of Contents: “The Industry—What is an Investment Bank?; Commercial Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Management; The Equity Markets; The Fixed Income Markets; Trends in I-Banking; Stock and Bond Offerings; M&A, Private Placements, and Re-organizations. On the Job—Corporate Finance (The Players; The Role of the Players; The Typical Week in Corporate Finance; Formulas for Success); Institutional Sales and Trading (S&T) (Trading – The basics; Executing a Trade; Trading – The Players; Trading – The Routine; Institutional Sales – The Basics; Institutional Sales – The Players; Private Client Services); Research (The Players and the Product; Three Months in Research; Research – The Ties that Bind); Syndicate: The Go-Betweens. Appendix—Glossary; Recommended Reading.”
The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Writing on the Job with Tips from Communications Experts at the Fortune 500. Cunningham, Helen and Brenda Greene. Chicago: McGraw-Hill, 2002. From the back cover: “[This book] is today’s most comprehensive, practical and easy-to-use guide for writing efficiently on the job. This helpful reference grammar focuses on the writing issues identified as most important in the workplace by communications executives from the Fortune 500. Written in plain English, it is filled with tips and advice for improving your on-the-job writing skills. [This book] provides more than 1,200 A-to-Z entries covering: Usage; Grammar; Punctuation; Spelling; Style. Filled with business-focused guidance plus straight-talking recommendations from top communications professionals, [this] is the most valuable desktop tool….”
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….”
Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact . Dorsey, Cheryl L. and Lara Galinsky. Canada: Echoing Green, 2006. From the back cover: “Create a career with impact. The most important decision you will ever make in your life is how you show up in the world. This includes choices you make about your career. Finding your passion and applying it in the service of others is a sure path to a meaningful life. Let Be Bold guide you on this journey. Since 1987 Echoing Green’s prestigious fellowship program has provided seed capital and support to some of the world’s most visionary nonprofit leaders who have acted boldly and are changing their communities, nations, and the world…. Find the courage to accept your moment of obligation; Have the gall to think big; Tap into your creativity to develop new and untested ideas for social change. Create a vision for your life that allows you always to see possibilities.”
Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups that Can Solve Problems and Change the World . Brown, Michael Jacoby. Arlington, MA: Long Haul Press, 2006. From the back cover: “If you are committed to working with others to bring about change, [this book] will instruct and inspire you. Using stories and exercises from grassroots organizing experience that make the process come alive, [this book] walks you through the steps of starting a new group or strengthening an old one—to build a better world…. Launch (or revitalize) a group that will be effective over the long haul; Turn your passions and experience into powerful leadership for social change; Run meetings that engage your group and achieve your goals; Recruit and motivate members; Channel participants’ energy into leadership for social justice; Re-define power so you can use it to improve your community; Raise money to keep the work going; Carry out effective actions to win improvements in the real world; Build a sense of caring and community within your organization.” Bibliography, other sources, and appendix.
Careers in Social Work . Ginsberg, Leon H. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001. From the table of contents: “Working in Social Work: What is Social Work; Where the Jobs Are; Education for Social Work Careers; Guidelines for Finding Social Work Employment; Salaries and Benefits; Licensing, Credentials, and Legal Regulation for Social Work Practice. Social Work Employment Settings: Working in Government Agencies and Services; Social Work in Mental Health and Health; Working with Older Adults and Children; Crime and Delinquency Services; Social Work Jobs in Smaller Communities, Employee Assistance, and International Settings; Macro-Social Work Careers. Success and Satisfaction on the Job: Things Social Workers Need to Know That They May Not Have Been Taught in Social Work School; Surviving on the Job.” Appendices and index.
Leading Social Entrepreneurs : Changing the world . Arlington, VA: Ashoka Innovators for the Public, 2004. This book provides inspiring profiles of leaders in social change in the areas of Civic Engagement, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Human Rights, and Learning/Youth Development. Each profile includes the sections: The New Idea, The Problem, The Strategy, and The Person. References and indexes of Ashoka organizations follow.
Making a Living While Making a Difference: The Expanded Guide to Creating Careers with a Conscience . Everett, Melissa. Gabriola Island B.C., Canada: New Society Publishers, 1999. From the back cover: “Today, more and more people want their work to be meaningful and to contribute to the betterment of the planet…. Now, whether you are young and just starting out on your career search, or more mature and seeking a graceful transition to work that is more meaningful, there is a career guide just for you. [This book] shows how imaginative others have been in making creative career choices, and what they have done to succeed. It then provides a powerful ten-step program that covers everything from wrestling with your values and investigating career options to going out and finding – or creating – the career of your dreams.” Appendices and index.
So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps…: What to Know Before You Go . Banerjee, Dillon. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2000. From the back cover: “If you’re like most people interested in joining the Peace Corps, the thought of spending a couple of years immersed in a different country, language, and culture sounds both adventurous and intimidating…. [This] is a candid, straightforward guide that answers all these questions and many more…you’ll find detailed information on essentials like: What Peace Corps recruiters look for in applications and interviews; Items you should and shouldn’t pack for your trip overseas; Peace Corps policy on everything from money and travel to training and health; The lowdown on working at the local level in developing countries; Real answers to real questions about friendships, dating, homesickness, and more.”
100 Jobs in Words . Meyer, Scott A. New York: Macmillan, 1996. From the back cover: “Spanning corporate, nonprofit, and freelance careers, 100 Jobs in Words provides all the basics needed—including brief descriptions of each job, typical salary levels, prospects for finding work, and qualifications and characteristics you should possess—to flourish in a chosen line of work. Along with each entry, there is an insightful profile of a person from each field that describes a typical day on the job and details the steps each took to rise to his or her current position.” Information on book publishing, advertising, film and television, nonprofit work, newspapers and magazines, and electronic publishing.
Career Opportunities in Journalism . Burns, Jennifer Bobrow. New York: Checkmark Books, 2007. From the back cover: “…Includes complete information for the 21st century on more than 70 jobs [in] Education; Magazines; Newspapers; New Media; Other Writers; Radio; Specialized Writing and Reporting; Strategic Communication; Television…the reader will find a detailed quick-reference Career-Profile for each job summarizing notable features (duties, alternate titles, salary range, employment prospects, advancement prospects, and prerequisites), a Career ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post.” Index, appendices, and bibliography.
Careers in Media . Barnas, Frank and Mike Savoie. Boston: Pearson, 2007. From the back cover: “…Profiles employment opportunities in media and points out often overlooked options for students seeking jobs in the highly selective and competitive media world. Included is a discussion of portfolio development and valuable appendices with state and job websites.” Useful bibliographies and statistics.
Gardner’s Guide to Internships in New Media . Gardner, Garth, Ph.D. New York: GGC, Inc., 1999. The “Getting Started” portion of the book advises job-seekers on topics like resumes, cover letters, funding, interviewing, thank you notes, and so forth. The remaining majority of the book is a listing of internship profiles with company information, descriptions of internships, and contacts. Although specific positions/contacts might no longer be available, the book will be useful for company searches and brainstorming.
The World On a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent . Goodman, Al and John Pollack. New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1997. From the back cover: “…Technological advances and cost-cutting at major media companies have created unprecedented opportunities for enterprising journalists to succeed abroad as freelance correspondents –stringers- for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, wire services, and Internet outlets… [This book] describes how to: Choose your region wisely; Select the right equipment; Establish vital editorial contacts at home and abroad; Make ends meet while filing stories to various media; Prepare for the risks of reporting from war zones; Work effectively with distant editors. Colorful anecdotes and practical advice from successful stringers around the world highlight the trials and triumphs of freelancing abroad, enabling you to assess and take control of your career in the competitive world of journalism.”
Careers for Kids at Heart & Others Who Adore Children . Eberts, Marjorie and Margaret Gisler. Lincolnwood, Illinois: VGM Career Horizons, 1994. From the back cover: “Put your youthful enthusiasm to good use in a job you can feel good about. Ride the new social trend by joining a child care center, where your skills can be put to good use in a rapidly growing field. Or find the flexibility you need by providing child care in your home or as a self-employed sitter. See the world and join a new family group by becoming a nanny. Help young minds grow as a teacher. Develop a sense of fun and team spirit in sports and recreation. Nurture and care for the young in the booming health care field. Stand up for children’s rights and welfare through the ever-important social services. Experience the magic of bringing art and music to a new, young audience.”
Careers in Education . Edelfelt, Roy A. and Alan J. Reiman. Chicago: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2004. From the back cover: “[This book] offers a comprehensive and realistic look at all sides of the job—the demands and rewards—and lays out the surprisingly varied options available in the field today. Whether your interest lies in teaching, administration, or policy making, this updated edition will help you: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the educational profession throughout history; Match your skills and personality to the specialty that’s right for you…; Enhance your concept of what teaching really is through a variety of firsthand accounts; Choose the right degree and/or certificate program and determine how to finance your education; Familiarize yourself with current salaries, benefits, and the best job prospects.”
Designing Magazines: Inside Periodical Design, Redesign, and Branding . Rothstein, Jandos, ed. New York: Allworth Press, 2007. From the back cover: “[This book]” is for anyone who has ever dreamed of designing his or her own magazine or who wants to restructure and rebrand an existing one. Designers and editors will get the inside scoop on how magazines operate internally and politically—essential knowledge for anyone in the industry. In a series of interviews and essays, thirty-five experienced editors, in-house designers, and consultants…present their views and insights on the goals and process of magazine design. Chapters focus on specific problems editorial designers face, such as: In-house versus external redesign; Setting and working with a budget; The effects of relocation on the staff and content; Maintaining a fresh look without sacrificing identity; Creating design specifics such as the grid, typography, and ad placement; The affect of design on readers; deciding how much to alter the magazine’s image; Evaluating readership; Setting goals and objectives for a design; Meeting the needs of everyone on staff; Ethical considerations of magazine design; The future of the field.” Index.
Education Week: The Last Word. Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: San Francisco, 2007. A collection of essays on today’s issues around education. From the table of contents (4-7 essays under each heading): “The Art of Teaching; Equity and Social Justice; Testing Well, Testing Family; Curriculum in the Classroom; Technology and Learning; Democracy and Virtue; Change and Reform; Charters and Choice; Inspiring Leadership.” Index.
Starting Your Career in Broadcasting: Working On and Off the Air on Radio and Television . Schneider, Chris. New York: Allworth Press, 2007. From the back cover: “For anyone who wants to work in TV or radio, here is the bible to starting and building a successful career. In this informative and inspiring guide, today’s top broadcasting personalities share how they broke into the business, the often-hilarious mistakes they made along the way, and how they grew personally and professionally. Veteran broadcaster Chris Schneider interviews Bob Costas, Danny Bonaduce, Chris Berman, Larry King, Jim Lampley, Bob Kingsley, Rene Syler, Troy Aikman, E.D. Hill, station managers, top university and broadcasting school instructors, and others who offer expert advice on making the right choices throughout a career. Chapters explore: Specific on-air and behind-the-scenes jobs; Academic programs in broadcasting; How to capitalize on a ‘big break;’ What news and program directors seek in job candidates; How an aspiring broadcaster can buy time on the air; Weathering the ups and downs of a competitive industry; How professionals of all kinds can host their own talk shows.” Index.
What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated? And more essays on standards, grading, and other follies . Kohn, Alfie. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004. From the back cover: “In this new collection of essays, Kohn takes on some of the most important topics in education of recent years. His central focus is on the real goals of schooling—a topic, he argues, that we systematically ignore while lavishing attention on misguided models of learning and motivation. From the title essay’s challenge to conventional definitions of a good education to essays on testing and grading that tally the severe educational costs of overemphasizing a narrow conception of achievement, Kohn boldly builds on his earlier work and writes for a wide audience. He explores topics ranging from the destructiveness of praise to the inadequacy of American high schools, shows how traditional educational practices can spoil the value of newer and better approaches, and offers a provocative reflection on what 9/11 and its aftermath can mean for schools.” Index.
Your First Year As a High School Teacher: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional . Rominger, Lynne, Suzanne Packard Laughrea, and Natalie Elkin. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001. From the back cover: “Teaching high school is the toughest job you’ll ever love. Of course, often it is an acquired love. You must learn to manage your students’ education and play parent, counselor, police officer, and mentor…. Full of real-world advice and answers for the complex issues facing today’s high school teachers, this down-to-earth and witty book will teach you how to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom…. Create an attention-grabbing and interactive teaching environment; Manage difficult students and unique teenager problems; Communicate, educate, and have fun with your students; Balance the demands of old-school administrators and pushy parents; Fairly assess, grade, and evaluate students; Develop effective and engrossing lesson plans.”
100 Jobs in the Environment . Quintana, Debra. New York: Macmillan, 1996. From the back cover: “Spanning corporate, nonprofit, and freelance careers, [this book] provides all the basics needed—including brief descriptions of each job, typical salary levels, prospects for finding work, and qualifications and characteristics you should possess—to flourish in a chosen line of work. Along with each entry, there is an insightful profile of a person from each field that describes a typical day on the job and details the steps each took to rise to his or her current position.” Careers working with wildlife; water quality management and conservation; land, sea, and wetlands energy; energy sources and conservation; education and communication; public action. Resources included.
National Wildlife Federation’s 2004 Conservation Directory: The Guide to Worldwide Environmental Organizations . Street, Bill, ed. Washington: Island Press, 2004. From the back cover: “The 2004 edition of National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Directory is the most comprehensive listing of conservation and environmental organizations yet published, with information on more than 4,000 government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and colleges and universities, as well as more than 18,000 individuals concerned with environmental conservation, education, and natural resource use and management. Each entry contains detailed contact information [and] Internet addresses, descriptions of program areas, senior staff....” Indexes.
The Eco Guide to Careers that Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World . Ginsberg, Beth, ed. Washington: Island Press, 2004. From the back cover: “[This book] gives you a wide overview of career choices and opportunities and identifies developing employment trends as the environmental community looks forward to the pressing needs of the twenty-first century. On-the-ground professionals offer insights into their work, explain the issues, and describe some of the exciting solutions being pursued—solutions of which you can be a part.” Includes discussions of environmental issues and “Career Spotlights,” as well as position profiles with each including the sections: At a Glance, Job Description, Getting Started, and Advice from the Pros.
Directory of Environmental Law Education Opportunities at American Law Schools . Abate, Randall S. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2008. From the back cover: “This directory provides a topical and school-by-school listing of environmental law education opportunities at American law schools…. As used in this book, ‘environmental law’ also encompasses areas outside of the U.S. [Environmental Protection Agency’s] regulatory domain, such as natural resources law, energy law, and land use law. This book is an essential resource for career services offices at U.S. colleges and universities to assist students who are considering degree programs, concentrations, or careers in environmental law.”
From Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage . Esty, Daniel C. and Andrew S. Winston. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. From the table of contents: Eco-Advantage (Issues and opportunities for business in an environmentally sensitive world), Natural Drivers of the Green Wave (Environmental problems and how they shape markets), Who’s Behind the Green Wave? (Stakeholders and the power they wield); Managing the Downside (Green-to-Gold Plays to reduce cost and risk), Building the Upside (Green-to-Gold Plays to drive revenues and create intangible value), The Eco-Advantage Mindset (Looking through an environmental lens), Eco-Tracking (Understanding your company’s environmental ‘footprint’), Redesigning Your World (Designing for the environment and ‘greening’ the supply chain), Inspiring an Eco-Advantage Culture (Creating and organizational focus on environmental stewardship).”
Careers in Government . Pitz, Mary Elisabeth. Chicago: VGM Career Horizons, 1997. From the back cover: “From city hall to the Capitol steps, the government employs millions of people in diverse and challenging careers. If you’d like to explore your options in this field, [this book] is essential reading. From describing what it’s like to work for a governmental agency to discussing how to conduct a successful job search, this completely updated edition offers proven advice and solid strategies for everyone seeking a career in government. Inside you’ll find job descriptions, salary ranges, working conditions, and leads on which areas have the greatest projected growth rates in the twenty-first century. In addition, you’ll benefit from sections on qualifications, education and training, popular career paths, and sources for further information.” Bibliography, directories, college major listings.
Find a Federal Job Fast . Krannich, Ron and Caryl Krannich. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications, 1999. From the back cover: “[This book] reveals the secrets to quickly finding jobs in the nation’s largest and most fascinating job market.... Realistic, insightful, practical, and up-to-date, [this book] is not your ordinary treatment of the subject. Going far beyond the rules, regulations, and public relations brochures, [the authors] challenge many myths and misunderstandings; take a hard look at today’s so-called public service crisis; examine important job trends for the coming decade; and explain the major advantages and disadvantages of working for the federal government…how to: Locate job information and vacancies via the mail, telephone, fax, computer, and the Internet; Create powerful applications; Market oneself among several agencies; Get quickly hired for many jobs.”
Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America . Dorman, Shawn, ed. Washington, D.C.: American Foreign Service Association, 2003. From the back cover: “[This book] gives an up-close and personal look into the lives of the diplomats and specialists who make up the U.S. Foreign Service. Gain a sense of the key role played by each member of an embassy team from Paris to Kabul, from Bogota to Beijing, and places in between. Travel into the rainforests of Thailand with an environmental affairs officer, face rampaging militias with a political officer in east Timor, and join an ambassador on a midnight trip into a Macedonian refugee camp to quell a riot. A Foreign Service career offers the experience of living in diverse cultures and the challenge of making a difference in the world. Come along inside a U.S. embassy and learn how the Foreign Service works for America.”
The Student’s Federal Career Guide: 10 Steps to Find and Win Top Government Jobs and Internships . Troutman, Kathryn Kraemer and Emily K. Troutman. Baltimore: The Resume Place, Inc., 2004. From the back cover: “The first and only comprehensive guide to the federal government written just for students and graduates. [This book] is your answer to getting a job in government. Don’t get stuck waiting tables after graduation—the U.S. Federal government employs 2.6 million people. Thousands of Federal jobs and paid internships are available now, but you won’t find them in Help Wanted sections or on websites like Monster.com…. With this book you’ll learn how to: Network; Discover the best agency for you; Find and win prestigious internships; Understand the Federal job system; Find Federal job listings; Write a Federal resume; Write your KSAs and cover letter; Apply for jobs; Track and follow-up using unique government etiquette; Nail your government interview. Your guidebook to top Federal jobs including: White House Internships, National Park Service, Intelligence, Homeland Security.” Glossary, resources, index, and CD with student case studies and federal resume templates.
Entrance Essays and Exams and graduate School Funding
Cracking the GMAT: 2008 Edition . Martz, Geoff and Adam Robinson. New York: Random House, Inc., 2008. From the back cover: “If it’s on the GMAT, it’s in this book. In [this book], you’ll learn how to think like the test writers and: Solve complex Sentence Correction problems by recognizing the most common errors tested; Crack tough Data Sufficiency questions using simple techniques; Practice, practice, practice with questions just like those you’ll see on the real GMAT, and learn from your mistakes with detailed explanations for every answer.”
GRE Exam: 2006 Edition . Staff of Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. From the back cover: “From the creator of the #1 GRE Exam course: A personalized plan that helps you get the maximum results from your study time; The most up-to-date information on the GRE Exam, from the #1 student choice for GRE Exam preparation. This customized study program includes: Diagnostic test with targeted feedback; 3 full-length practice tests—2 in the book and 1 online; Detailed answer explanations; Hundreds of practice questions; Personalized study plan and progress report; Kaplan’s exclusive strategies for achieving a higher score, including the 4-Step Method for Reading Comprehension, 5-Step Method for GRE Exam Writing, 3-Step Method for Problem Solving questions, and more; Summaries of key lessons; Detailed table of contents and chapter openers to make it easy to find what you’re looking for.
Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way Into the Graduate School of Your Choice . Asher, Donald. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2000. From the back cover: “Learn the secrets of successful graduate school applicants…. The heart of the application—the essay: Admissions directors carry their favorite essays around with them for years as examples of how it should be done (but rarely is). Your essay can have this kind of impact—the clear instructions and hands-on exercises in this book make it easy—no matter how rusty your writing skills may be. Fifty examples of winning essays offer inspiration, while the Essay Hall of Shame identifies the pitfalls you will want to avoid. How to secure winning letters of recommendation: One perfect recommendation can overcome every shortcoming you may have. Asher devotes a whole chapter to the subject, explaining how to help your references write great letters of recommendation on your behalf.”
The Graduate School Funding Handbook . Hamel, April Vahle, Mary Morris Heiberger, and Julia Miller Vick. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002. From the back cover: “A comprehensive, up-to-date guide for students seeking financial support for graduate school in the United States or abroad…. Covering programs in the arts and science and engineering, [this book] is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate students who seek information about applying to graduate school at the master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. The authors include detailed descriptions of the types of funding offered graduate students…[and] covers the availability of nationally prominent grants and fellowships through the federal government and private organizations. Most [funding] listings feature tips on writing the proposal and advice on the application process.” Index.
Paying for Graduate School Without Going Broke: Everything you need to know to minimize the cost of graduate school . Diffley, Peter and Joseph Russo. New York: Random House, Inc., 2005. From the back cover: “Learn various ways to finance different degrees. Minimize borrowing with our extensive listing of fellowships and grants, including research and travel grants. Get tips on writing smart grant proposals and applying for fellowships. Learn about employer-financed opportunities. Calculate your costs and aid eligibility with specialized worksheets before you apply. Master the concepts of common-sense borrowing. Find out about tax considerations you should be aware of before taking on student loans. Spot the warning signs of a bad lender. Defray debt by budgeting well while in graduate school. Manage your money and debt after graduation.” Appendices, glossary, and resources.
Medical, Law, and Business School
Complete Book of Business Schools . Gilbert, Nedda. New York: Random House, Inc., 2003.
Complete Book of Law Schools. Owens, Eric. New York: Random House, Inc., 2004.
Complete Book of Medical Schools. Stoll, Malaika. New York: Random House, Inc. 2003. Each contains alphabetical directory of graduate schools in that field with information on academics, students, admissions, costs, and other useful statistics, facts, and figures.
Best 290 Business Schools . Gilbert, Nedda. New York: Random House, Inc., 2008.
Best 170 Law Schools. Owens, Eric. New York: Random House, Inc., 2008.
How to Get Into the Top Law Schools . Montauk, Richard. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 2004. From “Unique Features:” “[This book] provides a thorough explanation of how you can get into the best [law] schools possible. It guides you through each step of the process, showing at each point how to develop your own marketing strategy. It analyzes each element in a thorough, detailed fashion. The unique features include: Advice from over 20 admissions directors of the very top schools…; Nearly two dozen actual applicant essays…; An in-depth look at the strategies available to you to minimize the cost of law school; Detailed advice on how to write persuasive personal statements…;A first-of-its-kind analysis of law school interviews…; A detailed timetable so you will know what to do when; Complete explanations of what top schools look for in applicants, and how you can meet their needs” (xi). Index.
Law School Essays that Made a Difference . Owens, Eric. New York: Random House, Inc., 2003. From the back cover: “This book puts you in the admissions pro’s seat; we give you the intimate details—test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and of course, personal statements—of 34 law school hopefuls. Then we show you where they got in… and where they didn’t—invaluable information when you’re evaluating your own chances of admission to the most selective law schools in the land. 1. 34 real-life personal statements by students at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Stanford, and more. 2. Where they got in; where they didn’t. 3. Bonus section: Patented strategies for acing the Games section of the LSAT. 4. Interviews with admissions officers at Boalt Hall, Duke, George Washington, Georgetown, and Northwestern.”
Finding Work in Global Health: A practical guide for jobseekers or anyone who wants to make the world a healthier place . Osborn, Garth and Patricia Ohmans. Saint Paul: Health Associates Press, 2005. From the back cover: “[This book] helps you: Understand international health today; Clarify your dreams and plans; Build your network of contacts; Get that crucial first job; prepare to travel overseas; Make the most of your experience.”
Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers . Heitzman, Ray. Chicago: VGM Career Books, 2003. From the back cover: “In [this book], you’ll find: Exciting information on a range of sports and fitness careers, both in the spotlight and behind the scenes; Details on sports and fitness career options working in diverse settings, including schools, health clubs, public relations offices, professional associations, and more; Expert advice on how to prepare for a sports or fitness career, including educational and training information.”
Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference . Turnock, Bernard J. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006. From the back cover: “[This] is the first book about public health workers, both current and future, and what they do. This book offers basic information for those considering a career in public health. This innovative title emphasizes key aspects of the work of different public health occupations and titles in order to provide an understanding of the tasks of public health jobs and careers…. Features: This text sorts out the myriad career specialties and opportunities available within public health and is well suited to students as an orientation and guide to career path development; Job duties, qualifications, skills, salary expectations, career ladders, and professional networks are all detailed and up-to-date; The emphasis is on key aspects of the work of different public health occupations and titles in order to provide an understanding of the basic underpinnings of public health jobs and careers.”
Top 100 Health-Care Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Training Jobs in Allied Health, Nursing, Medicine and More . Wischnitzer, Saul and Edith Wischnitzer. Indianapolis: JIST Works, 2005. From the back cover: “Determine whether health care is the right field for you: Learn about 100 different careers in the health-care field and where to find them; assess your skills and interests using checklists and exercise, locate the best education and training for your chosen career, and get information on financing your schooling; Discover what it’s like to work in health care, including relationships between health-care professionals and patients. Get complete details on 100 different health-care careers: Summaries of each career’s critical components; Facts on salaries, work settings, training and education requirements, advancement, and more; Updated education and training listings with full contact information for thousands of schools and training programs. Find a job in health care: Define your career goals, target prospective employers, and learn to network and market yourself effectively; Write an effective health-care resume and cover letter using samples written by professional resume writers; Use the Internet to find and apply for open positions in the field.” Appendixes and index.
General Career exploration / job search Information
The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas . Hachey, Jean-Marc. Toronto: Intercultural Systems / Systèmes interculturels (ISSI) Inc., 2004. Selections from the Table of Contents: “Your International IQ (The Effective Overseas Employee; Myths & Realities; Living Overseas; Women Living & Working Abroad). Acquiring International Experience (Short-term Programs Overseas; Hosting Programs; Cross-Cultural Travel; Studying Abroad; Awards & Grants; Internships Abroad). The International Job Search (The Hiring Process; The Job Search & Targeting Your Research; Resources; International Resumes; Covering Letters). The Professions (Teaching Abroad; Careers in International Development; International Law). International Career Directories. Indexes.” Includes CD Rom with appendices of organizational profiles, guest contributors, and a searchable index.
Careers in Foreign Languages . Camenson, Blythe. Chicago: VGM Career Books, 2001. From the back cover: “[This book] will help you determine the career path that suits your interests. Inside, you’ll find information about a range of careers, including teaching languages at all levels; interpreting, translating, editing, and writing; government jobs in federal agencies, the military, and the civil service; travel and tourism positions at home and abroad; and business, industry, and commerce occupations. …[S]alary statistics and descriptions of working conditions will give you a clear idea of what to expect on the job. In addition, comprehensive coverage of professional organizations and educational language programs will get you started on your path to career success!” Appendix.
How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas . Collins, Joseph, Stefano DeZerega, and Zahara Heckscher. New York: Penguin Books, 2002. From the back cover: “…The first comprehensive guide to international volunteerism for North Americans of all ages—from college students to senior citizens. [The authors]—all founders of respected international organizations—share everything you need to know about volunteering in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. In-depth chapters provide information on: How to decide if international volunteering is right for you; How to choose the right program; Fundraising and financing your volunteer work; What to do before and after you go abroad; How to be an effective volunteer; Pros and cons of the Peace Corps; Political and social contexts of Americans volunteering abroad. Featuring worksheets, first-hand accounts from volunteers, and profiles of more than 100 volunteer organizations, this indispensable and unrivaled guide is a must-read for anyone who’s ever dreamed of living and volunteering abroad.”
The ACCESS Guide to International Affairs Internships: Washington, D.C. Higham, Matthew T. and Hilary Berkey. Access, 1997. Directory of internships in DC area, with contact information, program descriptions, purpose, eligibility, deadlines, compensation, application information, responsibilities and additional information. Specific opportunities outdated, but useful contact information.
Careers in International Affairs . Carland, Maria Pinto and Lisa A. Gihring, eds. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2003. From the back cover: “Now in its seventh edition, [this book] is the leading guide to job hunting and career development in the field of international affairs. [This book] is published in cooperation with Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, the oldest and largest school of international affairs in the United States. Established in 1919 to provide “preparation for foreign service in public and private interests,” the school offers a liberally based professional education in international affairs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.” General information and job search advice, but primarily a directory (listed by career area) of organizations with description of each and the type of work involved in the jobs available.
The Directory of Websites for International Jobs: The Click and Easy Guide . Krannich, Ron and Caryl Krannich. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications, 2002. From the back cover: “...Written by two leading career and travel experts, [this book] is a treasure-trove of sound advice on how to use the Internet for conducting an international job search. Identifying more than 1,400 websites for launching a global job search, the authors quickly cut through the Internet clutter as they zero in on the most important online employment resources: Search engines, directories, and gateway websites; International executive recruiters; Global gateway employment sites; Expat communities for networks; Region- and country-specific employment websites; Employment and travel publishers; Nonprofit and educational organizations; Government and international agencies; Contracting and consulting firms; Teaching opportunities abroad; Websites for implementing a seven-step job search process.”
International Workcamp Directory. Belmont, VT: Volunteers for Peace, 2004. By-country directory of volunteer work-camps. From the panel of the book jacket: “What is a work-camp? …a group of 2-20 international volunteers who come together to assist a local community with a project. Volunteers must be prepared to live and work in a group setting and…usually work 30+ hours a week. Living conditions are simple and work can be strenuous but fun and rewarding.” Opportunities from 2004, but useful contact information.
The ISS Directory of International Schools . Princeton: International Schools Services, Inc., 2001. A by-country directory of international schools with country profiles and profiles of schools with information on staff, general information, educational programs, and campus facilities. Regional maps, accrediting/supporting organization directory, and index.
Opportunities in Foreign Language Careers . Rivers, Wilga M. New York: VGM Career Books, 2005. From the back cover: “In [this book], you’ll find: Valuable information on employment opportunities, salaries, and career potential; Tips on obtaining the best education, special training, and experience to jump-start a career using your foreign language skills; Detailed descriptions highlighting specific jobs available in the areas of world trade, government, private industry, and education; Practical advice for your job search, including resume preparation, interview strategies, and advice on analyzing job offers; Helpful appendices listing related associations, government agencies, periodicals, and exchange programs.”
Summer Jobs Abroad . Woodworth, David and Victoria Pybus. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2006. From the back cover: “Everything you need to land that summer job: Where the jobs are; Who to apply to; Details of wages; Period of work; Plus – info on work permits, visas, etc., where to go, what to do and essential preparation.” By-country directory of job openings across the world.
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;  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;  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.”
Careers in Law . Munneke, Gary A. Chicago: VGM Career Books, 2004. From the back cover: “Before you invest your time, money, and effort in pursing a legal career, let [this book] provide you with an accurate portrayal of what various specialties entail as well as tips for finding and keeping the job that’s right for you. Whether your interest lies in a solo practice, corporate team, or nonprofit agency, this updated edition will help you: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal profession throughout history; Match your skills and personality to the law specialty that’s right for you—environmental, labor, entertainment, and much more; Assess your qualifications and create a professional game plan for success; Prioritize your law school options and determine how to finance your education; Familiarize yourself with current salaries, benefits, and the best job prospects.” Appendix and recommended reading.
So You Want to Be a Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Law as a Career . Newtown, PA: Law School Admission Council, Inc., 2003. From the back cover: “Find out all about: What it’s like to be a lawyer; Evaluating the schools; Getting in; The admissions process; How to pay; What you can expect in law school; Taking the bar and finding a job. The Law School Admission Council, the producers of the LSAT…has produced this invaluable resource that answers all your questions—from what to expect in law school to preparing for the bar to finding the perfect job. Authoritative and reassuring, this is your handbook for choosing a law school and getting a law school to choose you.”
So You Want to a Be a Big Time Lawyer: Insider’s Guide—Getting Into and Surviving at a Major Law Firm . Schwab, Solan. New York: Lynx Media, Inc., 2004. From the table of contents: “Getting into a major law firm; Acing one’s first year in law school; Preparing to join a major law firm; Life at a major law firm; Compensation”
Natural Sciences, Technology, and mathematics
101 Careers in Mathematics (2d ed.) . Sterrett, Andrew, ed. Washington, D.C.: The Mathematical Association of America, 2002. From the back cover: “Contains updates on the career paths of individuals profiled in the first edition, along with many new profiles. The authors of the essays in this volume describe a wide variety of careers for which a background in the mathematical sciences in useful. Each of the jobs presented shows real people in real jobs. Their individual histories demonstrate how the study of mathematics was useful in landing good-paying jobs in predictable places such as IBM, AT&T, and American Airlines, and in surprising places such as FedEx Corporation, L.L. Bean, and Perdue Farms, Inc. You will also learn about job opportunities in the Federal Government as well as exciting careers in the arts, sculpture, music, and television. There are really no limits to what you can do if you are well prepared in mathematics…. Students should not overlook the articles in the Appendix that are reprinted from the MAA’s student magazine, Math Horizons. These articles provide valuable advice on looking for a job and on the expectations of the industry.”
Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower . Robbins-Roth, Cynthia. San Diego: Academic Press, 1993. From the back cover: “In [this book] you will meet scientists who evolved into Wall Street analysts, science policy gurus, patent agents, journalists, consultants…. Each chapter covers a different career track and includes: Basic job description, qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations; Typical day scenario; Why a graduate degree in science gives you an edge; Outlines skills important to career track – creative, critical, computer, interpersonal; Training phases and requirements; Existing steps in the promotion ladder and salary ranges; Career opportunities stemming from each position.”
Great Jobs for Biology Majors . Camenson, Blythe. Chicago: VGM Career Horizons, 1999.
Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors. Rowh, Mark. Chicago: VGM Career Horizons, 1999.
From the back cover: “Get on the right path now for a satisfying and rewarding career by learning to match your skills and interests with exciting employment opportunities. The range of options will surprise you, and the choices are yours: Assess your strengths and interests; Choose the ideal location; Establish your standard of living; Explore unusual career paths; Identify the best employers; Set a strategy for getting the job you want!”
Landing Your First Job: A Guide for Physics Students . Rigden, John S. College Park, MD: American Institute of Physics, 2002. Selections from the Table of Contents: “Steps to a Job. To Freshmen, Sophomores, and 1st-Year Grad Students: Laying the Foundation—Advanced Preparation for a Job Search; Remove One Burden and Relax…a Bit; Networking I; Plan Now to Set Yourself Apart; Action Points I. The First-Time Job Seeker—Self Assessment; Skills; Work-related Values Test; Intellectual and Professional Assets for the Workplace. Resources for the Job Hunter—Employment Data; Physics-Related Professional Societies Employment Support. The Search—Getting Started; Researching Your Potential Employer. Cover Letters—Format; Tips On Writing; Samples. The Resume and the Curriculum Vitae—Format; Writing Tips; Curriculum Vitae; Action Verbs; Samples. The Interview. Negotiating Compensation—Starting Salary; Salary Increases; The Five Keys to Salary Negotiation; Benefits. After an Offer is Accepted.”
Opportunities in Clinical Laboratory Science Careers . Karni, Karen. Chicago: VGM Career Books, 2002. From the back cover: “In [this book], you’ll find: Descriptions of the personal attributes, skills, and qualifications necessary to excel as a clinical laboratory scientist; Tips on applying to and obtaining financial aid from schools, colleges, and universities; Helpful contact information for agencies and organizations related to the field; Information about on-the-job activities of clinical laboratory scientists in a range of workplace environments, including the armed forces and overseas.” Bibliography and appendix.
Peterson’s Job Opportunities: Engineering and Computer Science . Canada: Peterson’s, 2000. From the back cover: “Tap into top full-time, part-time, and temporary jobs with major U.S. companies and selected government agencies. Get vital contact information, overviews, company URLs, helpful indexes, and much more, including: Job search strategies; Interview questions; Resume and cover letter advice; Articles by industry leaders; Trends in engineering and computer science; Last-minute tips and checklists. It’s the essential job search tool for anyone switching jobs or finding a first in the fields of engineering & computer sciences.”
Top 100 Computer and Technical Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs in Many Fields at All Training Levels. Farr, Michael. Indianapolis: JIST Works, 2007. From the back cover: “This book describes top computer and technical jobs—including some that you may not have considered. Whether you’re exploring career or education options, looking for a job, or advancing in your career, you’ll find useful information on top computer and technical careers in this one time-saving book. Get everything you need to learn about and land a technical job; Easily match yourself with the right career; Obtain authoritative details on top computer and technical jobs; slash job search time in half with the Quick Job Search.” Directory of jobs with sections: Significant Points, Nature of the Work, Working Conditions, Training, Other Qualifications and Advancement, Employment, Job Outlook, Earnings, and Related Occupations. Includes worksheets, current trends section, and index.
The WetFeet Insider Guide to Careers in Biotech & Pharmaceuticals . San Francisco: Wet Feet, Inc., 2004. From the table of contents: “The Industry at a Glance. The Industry—Overview, The bottom line, Industry Breakdown; Industry Position; Industry Trends; Industry-Speak; The Drug Development Cycle: A Case Study. The Companies. On the Job—Science Jobs; Engineering Jobs; Sales Jobs; Other Specialties; Real People Profiles. The Workplace—Lifestyle; Culture; Diversity; Hours; Travel; Vacations; Compensation; Insider Scoop. Getting Hired—The Recruiting Process; Interviewing Tips; Getting Grilled; Grilling Your Interviewer. For Your Reference—Books, Online Resources.”
Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You . Sternberg, Robert J., ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2007. From the back cover: “…A guide for anyone contemplating a career in psychology: students, recent graduates, career-changers, or psychologists seeking new challenges. In this book, psychologists who have achieved great success in a variety of areas discuss their work: what got them into it, what they like and don’t like about it, and what a typical work week is like in their chosen specialty…. Among the careers discussed in these pages are the following: School psychology; Consulting psychology; Industrial/organizational psychology; Counseling psychology; Clinical psychology in hospitals; Military psychology; Public service; Psychology in academic careers; Health psychology; Psychology in managed care... additional chapters on careers in medical schools, administration, child psychology, neuropsychology, and the government.”
Majoring in Psych? Career Options for Psychology Undergraduates . Morgan, Betsy L. and Ann J. Korschgen. Boston: Pearson, 2006. From the back cover: “So you’ve decided to major in psychology—or maybe you haven’t decided yet. Spending some time and energy now thinking about what you want to de early in your college career can have enormous payoffs once you graduate. This guide will help you lay out some of the questions and answers involved in planning a career with a psychology degree. While this book was designed with psychology majors in mind, almost all of it is applicable to other social science majors as well. It’s meant for the majority of you who will NOT go to graduate school and who will define the answer to the question, ‘What can you do with a psychology degree?’”
General Diversity Resources
From the Outside In: Seven Strategies for Success When You’re Not a Member of the Dominant Group In Your Workplace . Blank, Renee, Sandra Slipp, and Vincent Ford. New York: Authors Choice Press, 2005. From the back cover: “…A unique guidebook that shows you how to break through the “concrete ceiling” and succeed in your own terms. Based on extensive research and firsthand interviews, this practical book presents the seven strategies that successful people have used to get themselves noticed and appreciated for their talents—regardless of their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical condition—or anything else that made them different from the company’s dominant culture. Written by a “diverse” team of authors, you’ll get real-world advice on how to: Recognize the power that resides in your own hands; Learn from the real-life examples of how people used the seven strategies to achieve their goals; Use the 10 extra things you can do to maximize your value to your organization; Practice the easy-to-remember model (SAME) to build good relationships with people at all levels of the organization; Map out your objective and strategies on the worksheets provided; Become more visible without showing off.”
The Jobseeker’s Guide to Diversity Employment Resources . De Morsella, Tracey, ed. Miami: Convergence Media, Inc., 2005. [This book] is a highly targeted, comprehensive job hunting tool that provides an alphabetized compilation of over 600 career-focused newsletters, magazines, journals, job banks, job boards and web sites that target African-Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and other minorities. The 40-subject cross-referenced index enables job seekers to review diversity career resources based on career specialty, gender focus, industry, special interest, affiliation, career level and diversity focus. …You can: Uncover needed information for identifying job opportunities; Track industry and career field trends; Discover role models for success; Identify key players with whom you can network; Find ideas for making smart career decisions.”
Vault/INROADS Guide to Diversity Internship, CO-Op, and Entry-Level Programs: 2007 Edition . Vault editors. New York: Vault, Inc. 2007. From the back cover: “Top United States organizations have devoted attention and resources to the issue of diversity. Now [this guide] details corporate diversity employment, strategies and commitment in one guide. This book was developed jointly by Vault and INROADS, the nation’s largest nonprofit source of salaried corporate internships and leadership training for high performing students of color. [This guide] gives students, young professionals, and educators objective information and insight into the top diversity programs and hiring processes of top companies and organizations. This guide will enable readers to match their interests and career goals with appropriate employers and to assess diversity efforts and programs. The format of this guide presents self-reported information from companies in a user-friendly way, addressing the efforts firms are making in the area of diversity.”
The Colorblind Career: What Every African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American Needs to Succeed in Today’s Tough Job Market . Stevenson, Ollie. Princeton: Peterson’s, 1997. From the back cover: “Stevenson shows you how to adopt a business mindset as you establish goals and make a real commitment to your career path. Because investing in yourself is your top career priority, she guides you in preparing for a lifetime of skill building, growth, and change. From meaningful goal setting to focused job search, on-the-job success to recognition and advancement, Stevenson lays out a comprehensive plan that will help you manage and grow your career into the 21st century…. Take control of your career; Use effective job search tools and strategies; Reach beyond your own circle for networking, allies, and mentors; Deal with the stress of being ‘the only one;’ Handle office politics at every juncture in your career; Be a risk taker.”
Embracing the Real World: The Black Woman’s Guide to Life After College . Kyser, Chaz. Seshet Press, 2006. From the back cover: “In [this book], Chaz Kyser provides candid, witty and inspirational advice to help you navigate the often challenging transition from college to the real world. You will be coached on how to create the career and life you envision in chapters such as: Handling Self-doubt & the Fear of Failure; Preparing for the Interview; Building & Maintaining a Positive Image; Managing Your Boss; Working in Corporate America. Other chapters and personal stories from successful black women cover nearly every issue you may face as you strive to make a name for yourself in your chosen field.”
Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped . Bolles, Richard Nelson and Dale Susan Brown. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2001. From the back cover: “In [this book], Bolles and Dale Susan Brown guide readers through the often frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process of securing independence in their lives and personal satisfaction in their careers. The authors begin by demystifying the intricacies of the [Americans with Disabilities Act], describing in clear terms what the act does and does not guarantee disabled job-hunters, and then move on to job-hunting strategies tailored specifically to people with disabilities. Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the contemporary job market, this is an indispensable resource for the next generation of job-hunters with disabilities.”
Lavender Road to Success: The Career Guide for the Gay Community . Snyder, Kirk. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2003. From the back cover: “Based on a groundbreaking two-year study of more than 300 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender alumni from the University of Southern California, [this book] is the first career guide written specifically for the gay community. Career planning expert Kirk Snyder reveals the truth about a wide variety of issues facing gay professionals, such as what it means to be gay in the workplace, why you will make more money when you are out of the closet at work, how defining your personal identity as a member of the gay community will help you achieve success, and how to find an employer that’s your perfect match. Combining extensive research, effective exercises, and real-world case studies, [this book] is a sensitive and practical guide to building a successful and enduring career.
Women & Work: In Their Own Words . Michelson, Maureen R., ed. Troutdale, OR: NewSage Press, 1994. Two-page profiles of women workers by profession. A sampling from the table of contents: “Mathematics Instructor, Smoke Jumper, Restaurant Owner, Veterinarian, Rehabilitation Nurse, Investigator, Television Writer, Coal Miner, Principal, Lawyer, Medical Records Clerk, Scientist & Administrator, School Crossing Guard, Musician & Band Leader, Soil Scientist, Cook & Produce Clerk, Rodeo Bronco Rider…” According to the back cover, it “was selected by the American Library Association as a ‘Best Book for Young Adults.’”
Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change . Babcock, Linda and Sara Laschever. New York: Bantam Books, 2007. From the back cover: “Combining fascinating research with revealing commentary from hundreds of women, this groundbreaking book explores the personal and societal reasons women seldom ask for what they need, want, and deserve at home and work—and shows how they can develop this crucial skill…. From career promotions to help with child care, studies show time and again that women don’t ask—and frequently don’t even realize that they can. [This book] offers real-life examples of the differences between the negotiating habits of men and women, and guides women in retooling their attitudes and approaches. Discover how to: Take the first step—choosing to negotiate at all; Develop a comfortable, effective negotiation style; Overcome fear, personal entitlement issues, and gender stereotypes.”