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Career Resources: Books Available at Career Development
The CDC staff at available for resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews, and graduate/professional school and job search strategies to name a few. Be sure to check out their web pages for the most current activities, services, and job fairs!
List of books purchased from the WIN grant that is available at the Career Development Center in Unity Hall 5th floor
Sample of Books Available at Career Development Center
Be More Like You by Tyler Lafferty"What do I want to do with my life?" It's a daunting question. But what if you could answer with confidence? With passion, purpose and a plan? This book will show you exactly how. In Be More Like You, you'll meet Rory Langford, a young college student who's unsure of his future. Then he meets a successful business woman who becomes his mentor. She guides him through the IDEAS Framework, a prescriptive approach to better understanding yourself, uncovering your passions and aligning your unique skills and interests to an industry you love. She also shows him how to build a network of people to help him get informational interviews, job shadows and internships/apprenticeships. These career-connected learning opportunities help him validate his field of interest and create contacts in the industry. As you follow Rory's journey, you'll see the IDEAS Framework unfold and understand how it can easily be applied to your own life. The book gives helpful directives throughout that you can use yourself. As you follow Rory's journey to see where it leads, you'll be inspired to dream big and uncover your passions. This book will jump start your journey to purpose, fulfillment and happiness in work and life. It will give you the courage to dig deep and Be More Like You. Here's what people are saying: "Tyler's care for young people and their quest to find their true path is worthy of endorsement and celebration. Tyler is not only able to connect and make the process less daunting, but brings with him a lifetime of experience and success." -Dr. Molly Kreyssler, life and education coach. "Purposeful direction starts with your passion and curiosity. This framework is a highly useful and practical guide from someone who is as much a student in life as a teacher. Tyler is the consummate selfless teacher who learns from every interaction and experience. Dig in. It will be worth your time and energy." -Shane Atchison, CEO, North America at Wunderman Thompson. "Tyler has an unmatched ability to spot and advocate for the unique and powerful light within people, empowering them with confidence and skills to embrace their true passions." -Andrea Hopelain, senior vice president of brand, Electronic Arts. "Frederick Buechner reminds us that true vocation 'is the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need.' In his inspiring story of a young man's search for meaning and purpose, Tyler Lafferty reminds us that with a little guidance, reflection and intentionality, we can all find that intersection where our passions and abilities meet up with the opportunities the world provides for work and service." -Beck A. Taylor, Ph.D., president, Whitworth University.
Call Number: Career Development Office
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
Invisible by Michele Lent HirschFeatured in The Advocate, New York Times, Literary Hub, Autostraddle, and New York magazine's The Cut This is a vital exploration of the ways society overlooks--and fails--young women with disabilities and chronic illnesses Miriam's doctor didn't believe she had breast cancer. She did. Sophie navigates being the only black scientist in her lab while studying the very disease, HIV, that she hides from her coworkers. For Victoria, coming out as a transgender woman was less difficult than coming out as bipolar. Michele Lent Hirsch knew she couldn't be the only woman who's dealt with serious health issues at a young age, as well as the resulting effects on her career, her relationships, and her sense of self. What she found while researching Invisible was a surprisingly large and overlooked population--and now, with long COVID emerging, one that continues to grow. Though young women with serious illness tend to be seen as outliers, young female patients are in fact the primary demographic for many illnesses. They are also one of the most ignored groups in our medical system--a system where young women, especially women of color and trans women, are invisible. And because of expectations about gender and age, young women with health issues must often deal with bias in their careers and personal lives. Not only do they feel pressured to seem perfect and youthful, they also find themselves amid labyrinthine obstacles in a culture that has one narrow idea of womanhood. Lent Hirsch weaves her own experiences together with stories from other women, perspectives from sociologists on structural inequality and inequity, and insights from neuroscientists on misogyny in health research. She shows how health issues and disabilities amplify what women in general already confront: warped beauty standards, workplace sexism, worries about romantic partners, and mistrust of their own bodies. By shining a light on this hidden demographic, Lent Hirsch explores the challenges that all women face.
Call Number: Career Development Office
Publication Date: 2019-02-26
It's Okay to Manage Your Boss by Bruce TulganGet what you need from your boss In this follow-up to the bestselling It's Okay to Be the Boss, Bruce Tulgan argues that as managers demand more and more from their employees, they are also providing them with less guidance than ever before. Since the number one factor in employee success is the relationship between employees and their immediate managers, employees need to take greater responsibility for getting the most out of that relationship. Drawing on years of experience training managers and employees, Tulgan reveals the four essential things employees should get from their bosses to guarantee success at work. Shows employees how to ask for what they need to succeed in their high-pressure jobs Shatters previously held beliefs about how employees should manage up Outlines what employees must get from their managers: clear expectations; the skills needed to perform their jobs; honest feedback, recognition or rewards A novel approach to managing up, It's Okay to Manage Your Boss is an invaluable resource for employees who want to work more effectively with their managers.
Call Number: Career Develpment Ofiice
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Essential Managers Effective Communication by DKThe practical guide that gives you the tools to improve your communication in a business environment. Discover how to improve your communication skills by learning to understand your audience, communicate strategically, and discover which delivery approach is right for you. You'll also develop confidence, learn to listen effectively, and give and receive feedback. In a slim, portable format, Essential Managers: Effective Communication gives you a practical how-to approach with step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists and "ask yourself" features showing you how to overcome barriers to communication, choose the right medium for your message, and make an impact. If you want to brush up on or enhance your communication skills, this is the guide for you.
Call Number: Career Development Center
Publication Date: 2022-05-24
Backpack to Briefcase: A Student's Guide to a Meaningful Career Journey by Stephanie KoonarWhat will you do when you graduate?
Whether you are a high school student, a student in post-secondary education, or have recently graduated, this question can stop you in your tracks.
If you haven’t figured this out yet, feel lost and confused, and are not sure of your next steps, then this book was written for you. Many suffer from career confusion. Some feel it is just too hard to figure out and don’t know how to move forward.