Books

A SELECTION OF BOOKS TO HELP WITH YOUR JOB SEARCH AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NEWTON FREE LIBRARY

GENERAL GUIDES AND ADVICE

Bolles, Richard Nelson.  What Color is Your Parachute. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2010.  331.12 B63W

Bolles, Richard Nelson. What Color is Your Parachute? Job-Hunters Workbook. 3rd ed. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2010.  [In Processing 9 March 2010] Putting together a resume, a profile, or making other initial job hunting decisions, can be difficult.  How can you know the answers if you don’t even know the questions you should be asking?  This workbook will show you the questions. Take a look.  It should help.

De Back, Alan.  Get Hired in a Tough Market: Insider Secrets to Find and Land the Job You Need Now. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010.  331.7 D35G

Farr, J. Michael.  New Guide for Occupational Exploration: Linking Interests, Learning, and Careers. 4th ed. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2006.331.7 FARR

Finding a Job. New York: Ferguson, 2010.  331.7 F49F

Levinson, Jay Conrad and David E. Perry.  Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0: 1,001 Unconventional Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2009.  331.7 L57G

Pounds, Marcia Heroux. I Found a Job! Career Advice from Job Hunters Who Landed on Their Feet. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2011.  331.7 P79I

Yate, Martin.  Knock ‘em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2010.  331.115 Y27K

REFERENCE BOOKS

Job Hunter’s Sourcebook: Where to Find Employment Leads and Other Job Search Resources. 9th ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2009. R 331.702 J57H

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09. Library Edition, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2008. R 331.7 O15O (See also Databases and Websites under the category of Career at http://www.newtonfreelibrary.net.)

World Chamber of Commerce Directory. Loveland, CO: World Chamber of Commerce Directory, 2011.  R 382 W81W Source for contacts, especially when you are looking a various geographical locations.

INTERNET JOB SEARCHING

Bolles, Mark Emery.  Job-hunting Online: A Guide to Job Listings, Message Boards, Research Sites, the UnderWeb, Counseling, Networking, Self-assessment Tools, Niche Sites. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2008.  331.7 B63J

Bolles, Richard N.  The Job-Hunters Survival Guide: How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work, Even When “There Are No Jobs”. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2010. 650.14 B63J

Dikel, Margaret Riley and Frances E. Roehm.  Guide to Internet Job Searching. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008.  331.7 D56G

Nagle, Janet.  How to Use the Internet to Get Your Next Job. Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing Group, 2010.  331.7 N13H

RESUMES

Bright, Jim.  Amazing Resumes: What Employers Want to See–And How to Say It. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Pub., 2009. 331.115 B76A

Criscito, Pat. E-resumes: a guide to successful online job hunting. Hauppauge, NY Barron’s 2005. 331.115 Criscito

Criscito, Pat.  Resumes that POP. 4th ed. Hauppauge, NY: Barrons Educational Series, 2010. 331.115 C86R To learn more about ASCII/Plain text resumes and to see additional samples, take a look at Chapter 16: Electronic Resumes, pp. 303-318.

Enelow, Wendy S. Expert Resumes for Career Changers. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2010.  331.115 E56E

Enelow, Wendy S. Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs. 3rd ed. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2011. 331.115 E56E

Enelow, Wendy S. Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work. 2nd ed. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2008. 331.115 E57E

Farr, J. Michael. The Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book: Write and Use an Effective Resume in Only One Day. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2008.  331.115 F24Q

Fry, Ronald W.  101 Great Resumes. 3rd ed.  Boston, MA: Course Technology, 2009. 331.115 F94O

Ireland, Susan.  The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume. New York: Alpha, 2010.  331.115 I66C

Résumé Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Résumé Writer. 4th ed. Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, 2010.  331.115 W58R

Schuman, Nancy. The Everything Resume Book: Create a Winning Resume that Stands Out from the Crowd. 3rd ed. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2008. 331.115 S39E

Stein, Markey.  Fearless Résumés: The Proven Method for Getting a Great Job Fast. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010.  331.115 S81F

COVER LETTERS

Bly, Robert W. and Regina Anne Kelly.  The Encyclopedia of Business Letters, Faxes, and E-mail. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2009.  808.066 B62E See Chapter Three: Job-Hunting and Employment Related Correspondence, pp. 39 -66.

Enelow, Wendy S. Cover Letter Magic: Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers. 4th ed. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2010   331.115 E56C

Farr, J. Michael and Louise M. Kursmark. 15-Minute Cover Letter: Write an Effective Cover Letter Right Now. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2009. 331.115 F24F Also includes thank you notes and other job related correspondence.

4 Cover Letter Secrets to Land You More Job Interviews Next Week and Much More: 101 World Class Expert Facts, Hints, Tips, Advice on Cover Letters and Resumes. Edited by Heather Jones. S.l: s.n., 2009.    331.7 J71F

Kennedy, Joyce Lain.  Cover Letters for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 2009.   331.115 K38C

Noble, David F.  Gallery of Best Cover Letters: A Collection of Quality Cover Letters by Professional Resume Writers. 3rd ed. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2007.  331.115 N66G

THE INTERVIEW

Blair, Kendall.  The Most Important Questions to Ask on Your Next Job Interview: Insider Secrets You Need to Know. Ocala, FL: Atlantic Pub. Group, 2007. 331.7 B57M

Falcone, Paul.  96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire. New York: American Management Association, 2009. 658.311 F18N  This is also a good book for the person who is being interviewed.  It helps for the interviewee  to know the questions and the rationale of the interviewer.

Fry, Ronald W. 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions. 6th ed. Boston, MA: Course Technology, 2009.  331.7 F94O

McKay, Dawn Rosenberg.  The Everything Practice Interview Book: Make the Best Impression–and Get the Job You Want. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2009.  331.7 M19E

Powers, Paul. Winning Job Interviews. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2010.  331.7 P87W

Stutz, Elinor.  Hired! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself on Interviews. Pompton Plains: NJ, Career Press, 2011.  331.7 S93H

Vega, Lizandra. The Image of Success: Make a Great Impression and Land a Job You Want. New York: American Management Association, 2010. 331.7 V52I

SOCIAL NETWORKING

Alba, Jason.  I’m on LinkedIn — Now What???: A Guide to Getting the Most OUT of LinkedIn. 2nd ed. Cupertino, CA: Happy About, 2009.  331.7 A32I

Butow, Eric and Kathleen Taylor.  How to Succeed in Business Using LinkedIn: Making Connections and Capturing Opportunities on the Web’s #1 Business Networking Site. New York: American Management Association, 2009.  025.066 B97H

Crompton, Diane and Ellen Sautter.  Find a Job through Social Networking: Use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and More to Advance Your Career. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2011.  331.7 C88F

Pierson, Orville. Highly Effective Networking:  Meet the Right People and Get a Great Job. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2009. 331.7 P61H

Sagolla, Dom.  140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2009.  808.066 S12O

Sautter, Ellen and Diane Compton.  Seven Days to Online Networking: Make Connections to Advance Your Career and Business Quickly. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2008.  331.7 S26S

Sawyer, Sarah.  Career Building Through Podcasting.  New York: Rosen, 2008.  331.702 BROADCASTING

Schawbel, Dan.  Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future. Revised and updated ed. New York: Kaplan, 2010. 331.7 S31M It’s all about building your brand.  In this case the brand is you. Chapter 9 is of special interest: “Personal Branding for Job Seekers.”

Schepp, Brad and Debra.  How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Other Social Networks. New York: McGraw Hill, 2010.  331.7 S32H

Zack, Devora.  Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Under Connected. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler, 2010. 331.7 Z12N

CAREER SKILLS

Bly, Robert W. and Regina Anne Kelly.  The Encyclopedia of Business Letters, Faxes, and E-mail. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2009.  808.066 B62E  Chapter 3: Job-Hunting and Employment Related Correspondence, pp. 39-66. Check out other sections as well.

Communication Skills: Career Skills Library. 3rd ed. New York: Ferguson, 2009. 153.68 C73F

Research and Information Management: Career Skills Library. 3rd ed. New York: Ferguson/Infobase Publishing, 2010.    025.524 R31F

GOVERNMENT JOBS

Civil Service Career Starter and Test Prep. 3rd ed. New York: Learning Express, 2007.      351.076 C49L

Government Jobs in America: U.S., State, City, and Federal Jobs and Careers With Job Titles, Salaries, and Pension Estimates. By the Editors of Government Job News. New York: Partnerships for Community, 2009.  331.7 G74G

Guide to America’s Federal Jobs: A Complete Directory of Federal Career Opportunities. Indianapoois, IN: JIST Works, 2009. 331.7 T21G

Liff, Stewart.  Managing Your Government Career: Success Strategies that Work. New York: AMACOM, American Management Association, 2009.  331.702 PUBLIC SERVICE

Troutman, Kathryn K.  Federal Resume Guidebook: Strategies for Writing a Winning Federal Electronic Resume, KSAs, and Essays. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2007.  331.115 T57F

Whiteman, Lily.  How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More! New York: AMACOM/American Management Association, 2008.  331.7 W58H

STAYING SAFE ONLINE

Criddle, Linda.  Using the Internet Safely for Seniors for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: For Dummies/Wiley Publishing, 2009.  004.678 C86U

Gralla, Preston. How Personal and Internet Security Work.  Indianapolis, IN: Que/Sams, 2006.           005.8 G76H

Internet Safety. Edited by Richard Joseph Stein.  New York, H.W. Wilson, 2009.  364.168 I61S

Sandler, Corey. Living with the Internet and Online Dangers. New York: Word Association, 2010.  004.678 S21L

vea/revised 15 February 2011 and updated 9 March 2011
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One Response to Books

  1. Kate May says:

    Great job, Ginny. I love the book list and the way you have organized the material’

    Kate

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