Subject Guide: Jobs/Careers

Are you looking for a job, or to broaden your career prospects? Would you simply like to know more about a career before investing yourself in preparation for it? This subject guide can help. It covers information on different types of careers, resume and cover letter resources, and preparation tools for jobs requiring a standardized test. Also, please note that the Library offers events for job seekers to gain helpful skills.

Last updated: September 1, 2016

Databases

  • Job profiles, career exploration tools, and information on education and training programs with a focus on Georgia.

  • LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance - from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, you can easily create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams.

  • Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Includes preparation for the GED, SAT, GRE, U.S. Citizenship Test, and TOEFL.

  • A nationwide directory of U.S. and Canadian businesses and residences. Business listings include estimated sales, number of employees and a credit rating code, if available. Use the U.S. Jobs/internships section to search for positions and find information about the companies advertising them, with data from the job site Indeed.com.

Catalog Links

  • 100+ Winning Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
    by Casey Hawley

    This book helps job interviewees meet the challenges of that all-important employment interview. For instance, what's the best answer to give a job interviewer when he asks about your background and you know you have less experience than other candidates? She also presents general tips that apply to all interview questions and advises on ways to give answers that are clear, direct, and to the point.

  • Knock'em Dead 2016: The Ultimate Job Search Guide
    by Martin Yate

    Take control of your job search, career, and life! New York Times bestseller Martin Yate has helped millions of job seekers improve their job search and career management tactics, changing their lives forever. Featuring his unique, time-tested methods for achieving professional success, this brand-new edition provides you with the tools you need to win your next job and successfully navigate the twists and turns of your entire career. 

  • What Color is Your Paracute? : A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
    by Richard N. Bolles

    What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, and it has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests. This has allowed them to land a job even in hard times, and to create for themselves a new, interesting, and inspiring career and life. With fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, entrepreneurship, and social media, What Color Is Your Parachute? has everything you need to dust off your motivation and find your dream job.

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