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Career Planning

Job Zone
New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research & Statistics.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Supt. of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office.

JobWeb - Career development
National Association of Colleges

DOI Career Manager 2002
U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Valuable to anyone planning a career transition, especially government employees.


SuccessAbilities!: 1,003 Practical Ways to Keep Up, Stand Out, and Move Ahead at Work
Paula Ancona. JISTWorks, 1998. ISBN 1563704447

Career Bounce-Back! Surfing the Emotional Wave
J. Damian Birkel and Stacy J. Miller. Career Bounce-Back, Inc., 2003. ISBN 0972062904

Ultimate Guide to Getting the Career You Want, and What to Do Once You Have It
Karen O. Dowd and Sherrie Gong Taguchi. McGraw Hill, 2004. ISBN 0071402934

New Guide for Occupational Exploration: Linking Interests, Learning and Careers
Michael Farr, and Laurence Shatkin.  JIST Works, 2005. ISBN 1593571798

No Parachute Required: Translating Your Passion into a Paycheck – and a Career
Jeff Gunhus. Hyperion, 2001. ISBN 0786885513

Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career
Herminia Ibarra. Harvard Business School Press, 2003. ISBN 1578517788

Your Career and Life Plan
JIST Editors. JIST Works, 2003. ISBN 1563709074

The Career Adventure: Your Guide to Personal Assessment, Career Exploration, and Decision making
Susan M. Johnston. Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN 0130938335

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success
Nicholas Lore. Fireside, 1998. ISBN 0684823993

Your Career: Coach Yourself to Success
Jason Rich. Learning Express, 2001. ISBN 1576853624(pbk)

Fearless Career Change: The Fast Track to Success in a New Field
Marky Stein. McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN 0071439129

Emotional and Career Success

Be Your Best
Linda Adams. Parigee, 1989.

Beyond Positive Thinking: A No-nonsense Formula for Getting the Results You Want
Dr. Robert Anthony. Morgan James Publishing, 2005.

The Relaxation Response
Herbert Benson and Mariam Z. Klipper. Harper Paperbacks, 2000.

Dealing Effectively with Job Loss
Eileen L. Berman. Authority Press Inc., 1999. ISBN 1929059051

Self Esteem at Work
Nathaniel Branden. Jossey Bass, 1998.

Taking Responsibility
Nathaniel Branden. Fireside, 1997.

Finding Work Without Losing Heart: Bouncing Back from Mid-Career Job Loss
William J. Byron. Adams Publishing, 1995.

Feeling Good Handbook
David D. Burns. Plume, 1999.

Heart at Work: Stories and Strategies for Building Self-Esteem and Reawakening the Soul at Work
Jaqueline Miller and Jack Canfield. McGraw Hill, 1998.

The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer. Collins, 2004.

Stress Management - A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness
Edward A. Charlesworth and Ronald G. Nathan. Ballantine Books, 2004.

Your Own Worst Enemy: Breaking the Habit of Adult Underachievement
Ken Christian. Regan Books, 2004.

A Guide to Rational Living
Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper. Wilshire Book Co, 1975.

Career Barriers: How People Experience, Overcome, and Avoid Failure
Manuel London. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998. ISBN 0805825797(cloth) 0805825800(pbk)

The Art of Public Speaking
Stephen E. Lucas. McGraw-Hill, 2003. Available from used booksellers.

Try! A Survival Guide to Unemployment
Karen Okulicz. K-Slaw, Inc (P.O. Box 375, Belmar, NJ 07719), 1995. ISBN 0964426005

Virginia Satir. Celestial Arts, 2001.

Job Survival: How to Adjust to the Workplace and Keep Your Job
Dixie Lee Wright. JIST Works, 2004. ISBN 1593571208


The Riley Guide
Margaret Dikel.

Career Development eManual
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Career Services, 2002.

Job Hunter's Bible
Richard Bolles, 2003.

Starting Over After a Job Loss, 2004.

Quintessential Careers: A Career and Job-hunting Resources Guide
Randall and Katherine Hansen, 2003.

Netability Inc., 2003.

Job Search Process

Job Hunter e-zine
Brian Krueger. College

Creative Job Search
Minnesota Dept. of Employment, 2002.

Career and Employment Resources
Leslie Murtha. Rutgers University Libraries, 2001.

Coping With Job Loss
Professionals in Transition Support Group, Inc., 2000.

True Careers: Where Millions of Degreed Professionals Find Jobs with the Companies that Value Them
True Careers Inc., 2005.

Professional Careers Sourcebook: Where to Find Help Planning Careers that Require College or Technical Degrees
Amy Darga. Gale Group, 2002. ISBN 0787654604

Job Hunter's Sourcebook
Kristy Swartout. Thompson Gale, 2004. ISBN 0787659347

What Color is Your Parachute?
Richard Bolles. Ten Speed Press, annual edition.

100 Top Internet Job Sites: Get Wired, Get Hired in Today's New Job Market
Kristina M. Ackley. Impact, 2000. ISBN 1570231281

10 Insider Secrets to a Winning Job Search: Everything You Need to Get the Job You Want in 24 Hours - Or Less
Todd Bermont. 10 Step Corporation, 2004. ISBN: 097459881X

Job Hunting on the Internet
Richard N. Bolles. Ten Speed Press, 2005. ISBN 1580086527

Guide to Internet Job Searching, 2004-2005
Margaret F. Dikel. VGM Career Books, 2004. ISBN 007141374X

Job Searching Online for Dummies
Pam Dixon. For Dummies, 2000. ISBN 0764506730

Getting the Job You Really Want
Michael Farr. JIST Works, 2002. ISBN 1563708035

Putting Your Spirit Online
Deborah L. Knox. Life Work, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000. ISBN 0750671602(pbk)

Professional’s Job Finder: The 3,003 Best Tools for Finding Private Sector Job Vacancies and Getting Hired
Daniel Lauber. Planning Communications, 1997. ISNB 1884587046

How to Find Your Dream Job and Make It a Reality: Solutions for a Meaningful and Rewarding Career
Jason McClure. Trafford [Print on Demand], Victoria, BC, 2003. ISBN 1412005388

Job Hunting for Dummies
Max Messmer Jr.. For Dummies, 1999. ISBN 0762409878

Fired, Laid Off, Out of a Job: A Manual for Understanding, Coping, Surviving
Byron K. Simerson and Michael D. McCormick. Praeger Publishers, 2003. ISBN 1567206344

Super Job Search: The Complete Manual for Job-Seekers and Career-Changers
Peter Studner. Jamenair Ltd., 2003. ISBN 0938667041

Knock 'Em Dead 2005: The Utimate Job Seekers Handbook
Martin Yate. Adams Media Corporation, 2004. ISBN 1593371063


Interviewing for Success
Ball State University Career Center, 2003.

Interviewing Techniques
Career Development Center, California State University, Long Beach, 2004.

Advice on Answering 50 Common Interview Questions
Wayne D. Ford. Workforce Online (Crain Communications), 2003.

The Job Interview
Harvard University, Office of Career Services.

10 Steps to Better Interviews: Stategies That Will Help You Stand Apart From the Crowd
Arlene S. Hirsch. WSJ Interactive (Dow Jones & Co.), 1997.

Informational Interviewing: The Neglected Job Search Tool!
Carole Martin., 2004.

Sweaty Palms: The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed
Anthony Medley. Warner Business Books, 2005. ISBN 0446693839

The Five-Minute Interview
Richard H. Beatty. Wiley, 2002. ISBN 047125083X

24 Hours to the Perfect Interview: Quick Steps for Planning, Organizing, and Preparing for the Interview that Gets the Job
Matthew DeLuca. McGraw-Hill Trade, 2004. ISBN 007016357X

Interview Rehearsal Book: 7 Steps to Job-Winning Interviews Using Acting Skills You Never Knew You Had
Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro. Berkley Pub Group, 1999. ISBN 0425166864

How to Say It in Your Job Search
Robbie Miller Kaplan. Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN 0735201854

You’re Hired! Secrets to a Successful Job Search
Sharon McDonnell. Arco Pub. Co., 1999. ISBN 0028625099

Boost Your Interview IQ
Carole Martin. McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN 0071425470

Information Interviewing: How to Tap Your Hidden Job Market
Martha Stoodley. Ferguson, 1996. ISBN 0894341758

Help! My Job Interview is Tomorrow!
Mary EllenTempleton. Neal Schuman Publishers Inc., 1997. ISBN 1555702716

Adams Job Interview Almanac
Richard Wallace. Adams Media Corp., 2005. ISBN 1593372922

Interview Power: Selling Yourself Face-To-Face
Tom Washington. Mount Vernon Press, 2004. ISBN 0931213177

Networking and Marketing

Build a Network Before You Need One!
Gail Frank., 2003.

Hidden Job Market
JobStar Central, Bay Area Library & Information System (BALIS), 2002.

Networking Tips
Deb Koen and Diane Mashia. Rochester Women's Network, 2003.

The Networking Survival Guide: Get the Success You Want by Tapping Into the People You Know
Diane Darling. McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0071409998

Market Yourself and Your Career
Jeffrey Davidson. Adams Media, 1999. ISBN 1580621198

First Impressions: What Your Don't Know About How Others See You
Ann Demarais. Bantam, 2005. ISBN 0553382012

Power Networking: 59 Secrets for Personal and Professional Success
Donna Fisher, Sandy Vilas and Marilyn Hermance. Bard Press, 2000. ISBN 1885167474

Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market
Katherine Hansen. Ten Speed Press, 2000. ISBN 1580081401

First Five Minutes: How to Make a Great Impression in Any Business Situation
Mary Mitchell with John Corr. John Wiley & Sons, 1998. ISBN 0471184780

101 Ways to Promote Yourself
Raleigh Pinskey. Avon Books, 1999. ISBN 038081054

Networking for Job Search and Career Success
L. Michelle Tullier. JIST Works, 2004. ISBN 1593570678

Buff and Polish: A Practical Guide to Enhance Your Professional Image and Communication Style
Kathryn J. Volin. Pentagon Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0966687868

Networking Works! The WetFeet Insider Guide to Networking
WetFeet Inc., 2003. ISBN 1582073708


International Jobs: Where They Are, How to Get Them
Nina Segal and Eric Kocher. Perseus Publishing, 2003.

International Job Finder: Where the Jobs Are Worldwide
Daniel Lauber. Planning Communications, 2002. ISBN 1884587100

Work Worldwide: International Career Strategies for the Adventurous Job Seeker
Nancy Mueller. Avalon Travel Publishing, 2000. ISBN 1562614908


279 resume samples in Word, 2014.

How to Write a Cover Letter: 31 Tips You Need to Know, 2015.

Preparing Your Resume for Emailing or Posting on the Internet
Margaret Dikel. Riley Guide, 2005.

Is your Resume "Byte-Able"?
Michelle Dumas. AfterCollege, Inc., 2005.

Writing Winning Cover Letters
Wendy L. Enelow and Louise Kursmark. JIST Publishing, 2003.

A Resume that Works
Susan Ireland., 2003.

Build the Resume Employers Want
JobWeb, National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Your Guide to Resume Writing
JobWeb, National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Carefully Crafted Cover Letter
Barbara Mulligan. National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Your Resume
Purdue University On-Line Writing Lab, 2004.

SoYouWanna Write a Cover Letter?, 2000.

Guide to Resume Writing
University of Maine Career Center, 2003.

WPI Career Development Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2005.

Adams Resume Almanac
Adams Media Corporation, 2005. ISBN 1593372914

Overnight Resume
Donald Asher. Ten Speed Press, 1999. ISBN 1580080413

The Resume Kit
Richard H. Beatty. John Wiley & Sons, 2003. ISBN 0471449261

101 Best Cover Letters
Jay A. Block and Michael Betrus. McGraw-Hill, 1999. ISBN 0071342575

101 More Best Resumes
Jay A. Block and Michael Betrus. McGraw-Hill Trade, 1999. ISBN 0070329699

Designing the Perfect Resume
Pat Criscito. Barron's Educational Series, 2000. ISBN 0764112686

Cover Letter Magic:Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers
Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. JIST Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1563709864

Expert Resumes for Career Changers
Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. JIST Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1593570929

Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book: Write and Use an Effective Resume in Only One Day
Michael Farr. JIST, 2005. ISBN 1593570899

Dynamic Cover Letters
Katherine Hansen. Ten Speed Press, 2001. ISBN 0898159849

Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume
Susan Ireland. Alpha Books, 2003. ISBN 0028644409

Career Change Resume
Kim Isaacs and Karen Hofferber. McGraw-Hill Trade, 2003. ISBN 0071411860

Cover Letters for Dummies
Joyce Lain Kennedy. John Wiley & Sons, 2000. ISBN 0764552244

Guide to Basic Cover Letter Writing
Steven A. Provenzano and the Public Library Association. McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0844281964

Resume.Com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes
Warren Simons and Rose Curtis. McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN 0071411054

Electronic Resumes and Online Networking
Rebecca Smith. Career Press, 2000. ISBN 1564145115

Federal Resume Guidebook
Kathryn Kraemer Troutman. JIST Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1563709252

Guide to Basic Resume Writing
VGM Career Books and the Public Library Association. McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0071405917

Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of A Professional Resume Writer
Susan Britton Whitcomb. JIST Works 2003. ISBN 1563708914

Resumes That Knock 'Em Dead
Martin John Yate. Adams Media, 2004. ISBN 159337108X

Salary Negotiation

The Secrets of Power Negotiating : How to Gain the Upper Hand in Any Negotiation
Roger Dawson. Career Press, 2000. ISBN 1564144984

Michael Korda. Ballentine Books, 1987. Available only from used booksellers.

Salary Negotiation Tips for Professionals: Compensation That Reflects Your Value
Ron Krannick and Caryl Krannich. Impact Publications, 2005. ISBN 157023230X

Get Paid What You're Worth: The Expert Negotiators' Guide to Salary and Compensation
Robin L. Pinkley and Gregory Northcraft. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2003. ISBN 031230269X


Skills Profiler
CareerOneStop, 2004.

Tests and Other Assessments: Helping You Make Better Career Decisions
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, 2000.

Finding a Major or Career; the Career Interests Game
John L. Holland. University of Missouri Career Center, 2002.

Test Your Own Aptitude
James Barrett and Geoffrey Williams. Kogan Page, 2003. ISBN 0749438878

Career, Aptitude & Selection Tests
Jim Barrett. Kogan Page, 1998. ISBN 0749425571

What's Your Type of Career?: Unlock the Secrets of Your Personality to Find Your Perfect Career Path
Donna Dunning. Davies-Black, 2001. ISBN 0891061541

Do What You Are: Discovering the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tiege. Little, Brown, 2001. ISBN 0316880655

Special Interest


Disabled Workers

Jan (Job Accommodation Network)'s Web Site Portal for Individuals
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office Disability Employment Policy. International Center for Disability Information, West Virginia University, 2003.

Resources for Persons with Disabilities, National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The New Freedom Initiative's Online Resource for Americans with Disabilities, U.S. Dept. of Labor, 2003.

JobWeb: Resources for Persons with Disabilities
National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Job Applicants and the Americans with Disabilities Act
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

I'd Rather be Working: A Step-By-Step Guide to Financial Self-Support for People with Chronic Illness
Gayle Backstrom and Craig Gray. AMACOM, 2002. ISBN 0814471153

Job Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilties
Richard Nelson Bolles and Dale Susan Brown. Ten Speed Press, 2002. ISBN 1580081959

Career Success for People with Physical Disabilities
Sharon F. Kissane. McGraw-Hill, 1996. ISBN 084424175X

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities
Daniel J. Ryan. JIST Works, 2004. ISBN 1563709899

High-Tech Careers

TechJobBank, Inc., 2003.

America’s Top 101 Computer and Technical Jobs: Detailed Information on Major Jobs at All Levels of Education and Training
Michael Farr. JIST Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1593570732

Career Opportunities in Computers and Cyberspace
Harry Henderson. Facts on File, 2004. ISBN 0816050953

Career Guide for the High-Tech Professional: Where the Jobs Are Now and How to Land Them
David Perry. Career Press, 2004. ISBN 1564147436


Blackworld Career Center
Blackworld. The place for recruiting Black professionals on the Web.

The essential job board for Hispanic and bilingual professionals, 2005.

Saludos Hispanos, 2004.

Best Careers for Bilingual Latinos: Market Your Fluency In Spanish to Get Ahead on the Job
Graciela Kenig. McGraw-Hill, 1998. ISBN 0844245410


Community Career Center
Enterprise Inc.

Helping Charity Work: Paid Jobs in Charitable Nonprofits
Olivia Crosby. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Summer 2001.

Career Center: Action Without Borders Action Without Borders, 2005.

Jobs and Careers with Nonprofit Organizations: Profitable Opportunities With Nonprofits
Ronald L. and Caryl Krannich . Impact Publications, 1998. ISBN 0942710665

Non-Profits Job Finder
Daniel Lauber and Jennifer Atkin. Planning Communications, 2005. ISBN 188458733X

The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in the Nonprofit Sector
Stephanie Lowell. Harvard Business School Press, 2000. ISBN 157851231X

Older Workers

Reinventing Yourself: Life Planning After 50 Using the Strong and MBTI
Sandra Davis and Bill Handschin. Consulting Psychologists Press, 1998. ISBN 0891061185

Over-40 Job Search Guide
Gail Geary. JIST Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1593570902

So What If I’m 50?: Straight Talk and Proven Strategies for Getting Hired in the Toughest Job Market Ever
Bob Weinstein. McGraw-Hill Professional, 1995. ISBN 0070691894 (Limited availability)


Women & Interviews: Career Basics for Women
Constance Gray. Ask the Headhunter, 2003.

What’s Holding You Back? 8 Critical Choices for Women’s Success
Linda S. Austin. Basic Books, 2001. ISBN 046503263X

Seven Secrets of Successful Women: Success Strategies of the Women Who Have Made It - And How You Can Follow Their Lead
Donna L. and Lynn Brooks. McGraw-Hill, 1999. ISBN 0071342648

Women for Hire: the Ultimate Guide for Getting A Job
Tory Johnson and Robyn Freedman. Perigree, 2002. ISBN 0399528105

Winning Roles for Career-Minded Women: Understanding the Roles We Learned as Girls and How To Change Them for Success at Work
Binnie Shusman Kafrissen and Fran Shusman. Davies-Black, 2000. ISBN 0891061460

Smart Women’s Guide to Interviewing and Salary Negotiations
Julie Adair King. Thompson Delmar, 1995. ISBN 156414206X

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Sexism and Racism in Corporate America: the Myths, Realities & the Solutions
Anthony Stith. Warwick Publishing, 1998. ISBN 1894020200

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