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Job Hunting


Cover Letters and Resumes

Federal Resume Guidebook: Strategies for Writing a Winning Federal Resume
by Kathryn Troutman
Explains how to tailor a resume for a government job, gives advice on other parts of the application process and covers a wide range of job areas. Original. – (Baker & Taylor)
Knock ‘Em Dead Resumes
by Martin John Yate
The latest edition of a vital job-hunting resource provides a number of high-quality sample resumes to use as templates and show what to doùand what not to doùin a book that also includes plenty of resume-writing tips. Original. – (Baker & Taylor)

Find a Job through Social Networking
by Diane Crompton
Provides expert tips on using the Internet to find jobs, expertise, referrals and clients; offers the basics on getting started with professional-networking sites; and includes a directory of networking sites and other resources. Original. – (Baker & Taylor)
101 Successful Networking Strategies
by Eric Kramer
Written by accomplished career coach and clinical psychologist Eric Kramer, this unique book applies the latest research in social intelligence to networking like no other book. Easy to read and understand, with strategies that are simple to implement, 101 SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING STRATEGIES offers a wealth of recommendations today's readers can instantly implement to become master networkers. – (Cengage Learning)


Eliminated! Now What?
by Jean Baur
Teaches the unemployed how to view their job loss as an opportunity, explaining what to do in the first days following a layoff, how to maintain a positive attitude, how best to look for a new job and more, in a book that includes case studies of real people who lost their jobs, yet went on to successful careers. Original. – (Baker & Taylor)

Job Searching and Career Development

The Job Search Solution: The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now
by Tony Beshara
What Color is Your Parachute?
by Richard Nelson Bolles
Thoroughly revised for 2016, a handy job-hunter's guide explains how to identify one's personal goals and interests and reveals how to apply that information toward obtaining satisfying employment, with tips on interviews, salary-negotiation techniques, career searching online and more, in a guide that reflects the current market. Simultaneous. – (Baker & Taylor)
The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-Start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search
by Wayne Breitbarth
Describes how to navigate the business networking site, covering how to create a effective personal profile to find a job, customer, or opportunity. – (Baker & Taylor)
The Book of U.S. Government Jobs: Where They are, What's Available, and How to Complete a Federal Resume.
by Dennis Damp
Discusses the nature of government jobs, civil service hiring procedures, types of jobs available, examinations, the application form, working abroad and provisions for people with disabilities. Original. – (Baker & Taylor)
The Complete Guide to Joining the Peace Corps
by Sharlee DiMenichi
”Had this book been around in 1988 when I first joined the Peace Corps, it would have alleviated a lot of the guess-work. It really gives the reader a true insight into what to expect when deciding whether `the toughest job you'll ever love' is for them. Pack your bags for great adventure!”-Jennifer Zweigbaum, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mauritania, 1989-1990 – (Blackwell Publishing)
Dig This Gig: Find Your Dream Job—or Invent It
by Laura Dodd
Drawn from hundreds of interviews, this modern-day Working for millennials introduces a vast array of dynamic young people who provide their firsthand views of entirely new fields taking off, and features invaluable advice from such industry icons as Jeffrey Sachs and Dan Rather. Original. – (Baker & Taylor)
EZ Occupational Outlook Handbook
A comprehensive resource offers job outlooks for every relevant profession and includes helpful appendices that sort jobs by eduction requirement, provide career resources and much more. Original. – (Baker & Taylor)
Women Still at Work: Professionals over Sixty and on the Job
by Elizabeth Fideler
Women Still at Work draws on national survey data and in-depth interviews, showing not only the big picture of older women advancing their careers despite tough economic conditions, but also providing the personal insights of everyday working women from all parts of the country. Their stories showcase some of the key themes women choose to stay at work—including job satisfaction, diminishing retirement savings, the need to support children or parents longer in life, exercising the hard-won right to work, and more. Women Still at Work shows employment to be a positive and rewarding part of life for many women well beyond the expected retirement age. – (Rowman and Littllefield)
The Web 2.0 Job Finder
by Brenda Greene
Social networking sites are dramatically changing the way people stay connected. Not surprisingly, sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook, along with “tweets,” blogs, and personal Web pages, are now key components of how job seekers discover exciting new opportunities and how companies find promising new employees.
The AARP Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love
by Samuel Greengard
A guide to recareering looks at the art of switching careers and offers tips on finding a compatibile and fulfilling career in an area of genuine interest. – (Baker & Taylor)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to LinkedIn
by Susan Gunelius
Helps new and experienced members become super-users of the social networking website, explaining how to tailor a profile to achieve a particular goal as well as finding jobs, consulting positions and clients. Original. 15,000 first printing. – (Baker & Taylor)
Life after the Military: A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans
by Janelle Hill
Discusses the issues transitioning veterans face when making the move to civilian life, from finding employment to managing finances. – (Baker & Taylor)
The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
by Reid Hoffman
The founder of LinkedIn demonstrates how to apply effective entrepreneurial strategies to an individual career, explaining how to navigate modern challenges by becoming more innovative, self-reliant and networked. 60,000 first printing. – (Baker & Taylor)
Cracking the New Job Market: The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy
by R. William Holland
Shows what a prospective employer finds important; emphasizes those skills, accomplishments, and qualities in resumes and interview answers; identifies the intersection between talents and what the marketplace needs; and unlocks the power of social media. – (Baker & Taylor)
The Way Up: How to Keep Your Career Moving in the Right Direction
by Donald Hurzeler
The Job Survival Instruction Book
by Karin Ireland
Surviving in today's workplace requires wisdom and wit. This newly revised edition of The Job Survival Instruction Book, Third Edition: 400+ Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Stay Employed offers plenty of both for anyone who is employed or soon-to-be employed. This book offers workers of all ages a variety of helpful tips on how to get, and stay, employed: how to perform some basic work skills, how to be the kind of employee that employers want to hire and keep, and how to adopt attitudes that make both the employer and the applicant/employee successful and happy. It also includes a few suggestions on how readers might downsize their lifestyles to fit the work they want to do, and how to know when a job is a bad fit and it's time to leave. Keep this book at your desk at all times. You never know when you'll need a little inspiration and motivation to survive – and thrive – in the workplace! – (Cengage Learning)
Be Your Own Best Publicist
by Jessica Kleiman
Public relations specialists Kleiman and Cooper show readers how to use public relations to achieve job goals, from looking for employment to getting a promotion to landing clients. Through personal anecdotes, first-hand accounts, and experiences, they outline a three-step process that helps workers prepare by developing a personal story, doing research, and mapping out a plan to reach goals; project personality, image, and key messages; and protect that image. Topics covered include networking, interviews, and respect. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( – (Book News)
I Got My Dream Job and So Can You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career after College
by Pete Leibman
Recent graduates looking to enter the workforce face a discouraging job market and stiff competition for even the most entry-level positions. Yet with the right attitude and strategies, they can break into any organization in any industry and start climbing the ladder to success. – (American Management Association)
The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention
by Pamela Mitchell
Suggests ways to psychologically and financially prepare oneself for a career change in today's volatile economic market, sharing true success stories to illustrate lessons for adapting one's working roles. – (Baker & Taylor)
I Found a Job!
by Marcia Pounds
Explores a host of job-search strategies designed for today's tough economy, teaching readers how to develop an aggressive job-search plan, adjust their expectations, rebound from rejection, and accept the right position. – (Baker & Taylor)
The Art of Selling Yourself: The Simple Step-by-Step Process for Success in Business and Life
by Adam Riccoboni
Presents advice for successful self promotion both in a career and a personal life, covering such topics as increasing confidence, networking, creating connections, improving communication, and developing leadership skills. – (Baker & Taylor)
Find Your Federal Job Fit
by Janet Ruck
”This little book shows you how to analyze your skills, experience, and values. It introduces you to the mission and values of key federal departments and agencies. And it tells you how to create a match between you and a target job destination.”–P. I – (Baker & Taylor)
Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes
by Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Presents information on effectively using the online business network, describing how to create profiles, communicate with other members, find a job, request and provide recommendations, work with groups, and use applications. – (Baker & Taylor)
Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities
by Daniel Ryan
A complete career-planning and job-search guide for people with physical and mental disabilities explains how to identify strengths, explore options, find jobs, write resumes and perform well in interviews. – (Baker & Taylor)
Job Hunting after 50
by Carol Silvis
”The good news is that companies do hire mature workers. The bad news is that many baby boomer job seekers do not know how to carry out a modern job search or present themselves to employers in the way that best represents their background. Ineffective resumes, job searches, and interviews can derail anyone's job search, but they can completely shut out the mature job applicant. ‘Job Hunting After 50' will prepare you with a plan of action to carry out an effective job search to get the job you want. It covers self-assessment of skills and qualifications, preparing a resume for today's market, dressing with style, using technology to find a job, identifying common mistakes made b job seekers over 50 and how to avoid them, and interviewing skills. Emphasis is placed on updating skills, improving energy level and attitude, and determining where the best jobs are for this age group” –Cover, p. 4. – (Baker & Taylor)
Top 100 Health-Care Careers
by Saul Wischnitzer
A manual of one hundred health-care careers, includes a directory of thousands of education and training programs and sample resumes and cover letters. – (Baker & Taylor)

Salary Tutor: Learn the Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You
by Jim Hopkinson
Jim Hopkinson details a novel way to get the the raise you deserve. Using these ten steps, you will be able to confidently and effectively negotiate your salary. With helpful tips and questions throughout, this book gives readers the tools to conquer “the evil HR lady.”- (Grand Central Pub)
Earn What You're Really Worth: Maximize Your Income at Any Time in Any Market
by Brian Tracy
Provides proven strategies for earning true worth at work and explains how to better organize time and advance skills to succeed at every stage of a career no matter how competitive the industry. – (Baker & Taylor)