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Preparing for a Career? Changing Careers?

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Explore your library’s collection of books, databases, recommended websites and listings of upcoming events for job seekers and entrepreneurs in the Business and Career Center.


Check out these books

Making a difference by being yourself: using your personality type at work & in relationships
Huszczo, Gregory E 155..26 H

The career within you: how to find the perfect job for your personality
Wage-le, Elizabeth 155.26 W

What's your type of career? : find your perfect career by using your personality type
Dunning, Donna 158.6 D

Work with passion: How to do what you love for a living
Anderson, Nancy 650.1 A

Work with passion in midlife and beyond: Reach your full potential and make the money you need (on order)
Anderson, Nancy 650.1 A

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Michigan Job and Career Portal Service
Visit this Michigan Job and Career Portal Service, which includes a calendar of upcoming Job Fairs.


Check out these Books

  • Field guides to finding a new career
    Ferguson Publishing 331.702
  • Best green careers: explore opportunities in the rapid growing field!
    Learning express (COR) 331.702 B
  • The big book of jobs
    VGM Career Horizons 331.702 B 2009-2010
  • The complete idiot’s guide to recession-proof careers
    Cohen, Jeff 331.702 C
  • 50 best jobs for your personality
    Farr, J. Michael 331.702 F
  • Top 100 careers w/out a four-year degree: complete guidebook to major jobs in many fields
    Farr, J. Michael 331.702 F
  • 150 great tech prep careers
    Ferguson Publishing 331.702 O
  • Occupational outlook handbook
    United States Bureau of Labor Statistics 331.702 O
  • 150 best recession-proof jobs
    Shatkin, Laurence 331.702 S
  • The top 100: the fastest-growing careers for the 21st century
    Ferguson Publishing 331.702 T


Check out these websites

Learning Express Library
Search this database for occupation practice tests, workplace skills improvement and related comput-er instruction.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Occupational Outlook Handbook details training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects , what workers do on the job and working conditions for hundreds of different jobs.


Check out these Books

  • The complete idiot’s guide to getting government jobs
    Partnership for Public Service 351.73 C
  • The best careers for teachers: making the most of your teaching degree
    Learning Express 370.23B
  • What color is your parachute? 2011: a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers
    Bolles, Richard Nelson 650.14 B
  • Get hired in a tough market: insider secrets to find and land the job you need now
    De Back, Alan 650.14 D
  • Guerrilla marketing for job hunters 2.0: 1,001 unconventional tips, tricks, and tactics for landing your dream job
    Levinson, Jay Conrad 650.14 L
  • The 6 reasons you’ll get the job: what employers look for-whether they know it or not
    Macdougall, Debra Angel 650.14 M
  • Knock ’em dead 2011: the ultimate job search guide
    Martin, Yate 650.14 M
  • The work at home sourcebook, 10th ed.
    Arden, Lynie 658.041 A 10th ed.
  • Work at home now: the no-nonsense guide to finding your perfect home-based job, avoiding scams, and making a great living
    Durst, Christine 658.041 D

Career Builder
Career Builder includes job postings, job search tools, job recommendations, advice, & resources.

Indeed helps you find millions of jobs from thousands of company



  • Resumes for the rest of us: secrets from the pros for job seekers with unconventional career paths|
    Boldt, Arnold G 650.14 B
  • Resumes for the 50+ job hunter
    McGraw-Hill Pub.Co. 650.14 R
  • Over 40 & you're hired! : secrets to landing a great job
    Ryan, Robin 650.14 R
  • Resumes that pop!: designs that reflect your personal brand
    Criscito, Pat 650.142 C 4th ed.
  • Expert resumes for career changers
    Enelow, Wendy S. 650.142 E 2nd ed.
  • Expert resumes for military-to-civilian transitions
    Enelow, Wendy S. 650.142 E 2nd ed.
  • The complete idiot’s guide to the perfect resume
    Ireland, Susan 650.142 I 5th ed.
  • Gallery of best resumes: for people without a four-year degree
    Noble, David R. 650.142 N 4th ed.
  • Résumé magic: trade secrets of a professional résumé writer
    Whitcomb, Susan Britton 650.142 W
  • Resumes for high school graduates: with sample cover letters
    McGraw-Hill Companies 650.142 R 3rd ed.
  • Resumes for re-entering the job market
    McGraw-Hill Companies 650.142 R
  • Step-by step resumes: build an outstanding resume in 10 easy steps!
    Salvador, Evelyn U. 650.142 S
  • Knock ‘em dead resumes: standout advice from America’s leading job search authority
    Yate, Martin 650.142 Y 9th ed.

Interviewing & Beyond:

Check out these books

  • Nice girls don’t get the corner office: 101 unconscious mistakes women make that sabotage their careers
    Frankel, Lois P. 158.1 F
  • The employee rights handbook: effective legal strategies to protect your job from interview to pink slip
    Sack, Steven Mitchell 344.73 S 3rd ed.
  • The complete idiot's guide to the perfect interview
    Dorio, Marc A 650.144 D

Job Star includes resume templates and tips for writing your resume & cover letter.

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Reference Resources

Career information center
Macmillan USA REF 331.702 C VOL 1-13

Enhanced occupational outlook handbook
Farr, J. Michael REF 331.702 E

Exploring tech careers, 4th ed.
Ferguson Pub. REF 331.702 E VOL 1-2

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (available Dec. 2010), 15th ed.
Morkes, Andrew REF 331.702 E VOL 1-4

Job hunter's sourcebook
Gale Research Inc. REF 331.702 J 8th ed.

Visit our Business and Career Center for much more!