Job Seeker Pathfinder
The sources below have been grouped by the steps of self-assessment, self-training, job hunting, applications and networking, resumes, and interviewing, as well as federal jobs/transitioning from military. The sources may be useful for steps beyond the group they are introduced in, but are included where the primary focus of the source is, or the group in which the source is most useful and timely.
Many books for job seekers are housed in a separate Vocational Guidance (VG) collection. Any call number that does not start in VG is likely in the adult nonfiction section. If you cannot find a book, check its status in the public catalog (OPAC), place a hold on it in the catalog, or ask a librarian for assistance.
Books on Self-Assessment
VG 331.702 SHA
Shatkin, Laurence. 150 Best Jobs for Your Skills. 454 p., 2012.
VG 370.113 COP
Coplin, William D. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College: the Skills You Need to Succeed. 292 p., 2012.
VG 650.14 LOR
Lore, Nicholas. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success. 430 p., 2012.
VG 650.14 MER
Merritt, Jennifer. The Wall Street Journal Guide to Building Your Career. 200 p., 2012.
Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. 391 p., 2013.
Leider, Richard. Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Good Life. 2012 (3rd ed.).
Reynolds, Siimon. Why People Fail: the 16 Obstacles to Success and How You Can Overcome Them. 236 p. 2012.
Sullivan, Bob. The Plateau Effect: Getting from Stuck to Success. 298 p., 2013.
Grant, Adam M. Give and Take: a Revolutionary Approach to Success. 305 p., 2013.
Blake, Trevor. Three Simple Steps: a Map to Success in Business and Life. 237 p., 2012.
Internet Sources on Self-Assessment
Career Cruising. 2014. https://www2.careercruising.com/main (access to Poplar Creek library card holders through our website at http://www.poplarcreeklibrary.org/library-resources/online-databases)
CareerOneStop. 2014. http://www.careeronestop.org/
Innes, J. Ultimate New Job: the Definitive Guide to Surviving and Thriving as a New Starter. 2012. http://emedialibrary.lib.overdrive.com/5513C9C7-7CA1-453E-AF37-F1EF9B596F43/10/384/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=FB3C0625-4DA8-45F5-9B4C-F95B724DD4E1 (access to Poplar Creek library card holders only)
O*Net Online. http://www.onetonline.org/
The Riley Guide: Self-Assessment Resources. 2014. http://www.rileyguide.com/assess.html
Books on Self-Training
Muir, Nancy. Laptops for Seniors for Dummies. 457 p., 2014.
Vandome, Nick. Mac Computing for Seniors. 2012 (3rd ed.).
005.446 WINDOWS 8.1
Miller, Michael. Computer Basics: Absolute Beginner's Guide: Windows® 8.1. 438 p., 2014.
Miller, Michael. My Facebook for Seniors. 330 p., 2014.
VG 378.16 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE
Teukolsky, Roselyn. Barron's AP computer science A. 2013 (6th ed.).
VG 378.16 TEAS
Stocker, Brian. Complete TEAS V!: Test of Essential Academic Skills Study Guide and Practice Tests. 308 p., 2013.
Internet Sources on Self-Training
Learning Express Library. 2014. http://www.learnatest.com/LEL/index.cfm/ (access to Poplar Creek library card holders through our website at http://www.poplarcreeklibrary.org/library-resources/online-databases)
Books on Job Hunting
VG 331.702 FAR
Shatkin, Laurence. Top 100 Careers without a Four-Year Degree: Your Complete Guidebook to Good Jobs in Many Fields. 410 p., 2012.
VG 331.702 HAN (LARGE PRINT)
Hannon, Kerry. Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work that Keeps You Happy and Healthy and Pays the Bills. 565 p., 2013.
VG 333.72 SCH
Schatt, Stanley and Michele Lobi. Paint Your Career Green: Get a Green Job without Starting Over. 2012.
VG 650.14 BES
Beshara, Tony. The Job Search Solution: the Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now! 313 p., 2012.
VG 650.14 DAL
Dalton, Steve. The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster. 233 p., 2012.
Ghilani, Mary E. Working in Your Major: How to Find a Job When You Graduate. 234 p., 2012.
VG 650.14 HOL
Holland, R. William. Cracking the New Job Market: the 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy. 238 p., 2012.
American Library Association. How to Get a Great Job: a Library How-to Handbook. 172 p., 2011.
VG 650.14 LON
Long, Cheryl Butler. Unemployed, but Moving on!: Smart Job Searching in a Web-Based World and a Sucky Economy. 151 p., 2012.
VG 650.14 SIL
Silvis, Carol A. Job Hunting after 50. 2012.
Leibman, Pete. I Got My Dream Job and So Can You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career after College. 245 p., 2012.
Internet Sources on Job Hunting
Birkel, Damian. The Job Search Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Get Back to Work after a Layoff [electronic resource] 2013 (1st ed.). http://emedialibrary.lib.overdrive.com/5DE8ABA0-810B-47BA-958F-61A0D23041C2/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=68D85ECA-48CA-49D1-8EEB-146BF499B710 (access to Poplar Creek Public Library card holders only).
Denny, Melanie L. The Job Seeker's Secret Guide to LinkedIn. 2012. http://emedialibrary.lib.overdrive.com/5513C9C7-7CA1-453E-AF37-F1EF9B596F43/10/384/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=C1B0F06F-D11B-4E40-BA77-65C43BA916A2 (access to Poplar Creek library card holders only)
Illinois Dept. of Employment Security. Illinois JobLink. https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/
Indeed.com. 2014. http://www.indeed.com/l-Illinois-jobs.html
United States. Federal Trade Commission. Jobs & Making Money. http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/jobs-making-money
Books on Applications and Networking
VG 650.14 HIL
Hill, Paul. The Panic Free Job Search: Unleash the Power of the Web and Social Networking to Get Hired. 246 p., 2012.
VG 650.14 LAB
Labovich, Laura M. 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Tweet, Cold Call, and Network Your Way to Your Dream Job. 214 p., 2012.
VG 650.14 RUT
Rutledge, Patrice-Anne. Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes. 246 p., 2012.
VG 650.140285 SCH
Schepp, Brad. How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. 253 p., 2012.
VG 650.142 SCU
Scudamore, Patricia. Successful Job Applications in a Week. 121 p., 2012.
Gunelius, Susan. The Complete Idiot's Guide to LinkedIn. 308 p., 2012.
Belew, Shannon. The Art of Social Selling: Finding and Engaging Customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks. 267 p., 2014.
Joel, Mitch. Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It. 276 p., 2013.
Internet Sources on Applications and Networking
LinkedIn. 2014. http://www.linkedin.com
Networking Monkey. 2014. http://www.networkingmonkey.com/
Snagajob. 2014. http://www.snagajob.com/job-applications/
Books on Resumes
VG 650.14 EVE
Graber, Steven. The Everything Resume Book. 2013 (4th ed.).
VG 650.14 SCH
Schuman, Nancy. 1,001 Phrases You Need to Get a Job: the "Hire Me" Words that Set Your Cover Letter, Resume, and Job Interview Apart. 383 p., 2012.
VG 650.142 KNO
Yate, Martin John. Knock ‘em Dead Resumes. 2012 (10th ed.).
VG 650.142 KUR
Kursmark, Louise. Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads: Jump-Start Your Career! 234 p., 2012.
VG 650.142 NOB
Noble, David F. Gallery of Best Resumes: a Collection of Quality Resumes by Professional Resume Writers. 428 p., 2012.
VG 650.142 PRO
Provenzano, Steven. Blue Collar Resumes. 232 p., 2012 (2nd ed.).
VG 650.142 SCH
Schultze, Quentin J. Résumé 101: a Student and Recent Grad Guide to Crafting Résumés and Cover Letters that Land Jobs. 136 p., 2012.
Internet Sources on Resumes
Kennedy, Joyce Lain. Job Search Letters For Dummies [electronic resource]. http://ebook.3m.com/library/pcpl-document_id-bmx3xz9/ (access to Poplar Creek Public Library card holders only).
Noble, David F. Gallery of Best Resumes [electronic resource]: a Collection of Quality Resumes by Professional Resume Writers. http://proquestpubliclibrary.safaribooksonline.com/9781593578589 (access to Poplar Creek Public Library card holders only).
Monster.com. 2014. http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/careers.aspx
Resume.com. 2014. http://www.resume.com
Books on Interviewing
Freiberger, Paul. When Can You Start?: How to Ace the Interview and Win the Job. 229 p., 2013.
Straw, Alison. Succeeding at Interviews in a Week. 121 p., 2012.
VG 650.144 GRE
Grensing-Pophal, Lin. The Everything Job Interview Book: All You Need to Stand Out in Today's Competitive Job Market. 290 p., 2012.
VG 650.144 KEN
Kennedy, Joyce Lain. Job Interviews for Dummies. 318 p., 2012 (4th ed.).
VG 650.144 KRA
Kramer, Eric P. Active Interviewing: Branding, Selling, and Presenting Yourself to Win Your Next Job. 293 p., 2012.
VG 650.144 WIL
Williams, Lynn. Ultimate Interview: 100s of Great Interview Answers. 223 p., 2012.
Internet Sources on Interviewing
The Ladders. 2014. http://www.theladders.com/career-advice/interviewing
Books on Federal Jobs/Transitioning from Military
VG 331.128 JOB
Troutman, Kathryn K. Jobseeker's Guide: Navigating the Federal Job System for Transitioning Military Personnel and Family Members of Active Duty Military. 2012 (5th ed.).
VG 351.73023 WHI
Whiteman, Lily. How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Résumés and Cover Letters, Networking, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More! 270 p., 2012.
VG 650.14086 WOL
Wolfe, Tom. Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition. 239 p., 2012.
LocDoc PC 3.11:AD 9
Poplar Creek Public Library. Adventures in government jobs. 3 p., 2013.
L 1.7/2:W 89/6
U.S. Dept. of Labor. U.S. DOL Employment Workshop: Transition from Military to Civilian Workforce, Participant Guide. 268 p., 2012. Government Document.
Internet Resources on Federal Jobs/Transitioning from Military
USA Jobs. https://www.usajobs.gov/
Feds Hire Vets. http://www.fedshirevets.gov/