Connecticut Job Search Toolkit

Selected Print Resources

Click on the highlighted title below to view location and call number information. Additional resources can be found in the reQuest Statewide Library Catalog

Career Exploration

Bolles, R. N. (2012). What color is your parachute?, 2012.   Berkeley, Calif:  Ten Speed Press.

Geary, Gail. (2010). Your next career : do what you’ve always wanted to doIndianapolis, IN: JIST Works.

Hofffman, Reid and Hoffman, Reid and Ben Casnocha. (2012).  The start-up of you : adapt to the future, invest in yourself, and transform your career.  New York: Crown Business.

Jerrard, Jane. (2009).  Crisis in Employment:  A Librarians’s Guide to Helping Job Seekers. Chicago: American Library Association.

Ruck, Janet M. and Taylor, Karol. (2012).  Find your federal job fit. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works.

Shatkin, Laurence and Farr, Michael. (2012). Top 100 careers without a four-year degree : your complete guidebook to good jobs in many fields. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works.

Shatkin, Laurence. (2012).  Best jobs for the 21st century.  Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works.

Tanner, Ken. (2010).  The boomers’ career survival guide : achieving success and contentment from middle age through retirement.  Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger.

United States, & JIST Works, Inc. (2010). Top 300 careers: Your complete guidebook to major jobs in every field. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works.

Job Searching

Block, Jay A. (2010).  101 best ways to land a job in troubled times. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Crompton, Diane. (2011).  Find a job through social networking : use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and more to advance your career. IN: JIST Works.

Dalton, Steve. (2012).  The 2-hour job search : using technology to get the right job faster.  Berkeley: Ten Speed Press.

De Back, Allan. (2010). Get hired in a tough market : insider secrets to find and land the job you need now. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Hill, Paul. (2012).  The panic free job search : unleash the power of the Web and social networking to get hired.  Pompton Plains, NJ: Career Press.

Holland, R. William. (2012). Cracking the new job market : the 7 rules for getting hired in any economy.  New York : American Management Association.

Liebman, Pete. (2012).  I got my dream job and so can you : 7 steps to creating your ideal career after college.  New York: American Management Association.

MacDougall, Debra Angel. (2010). The 6 reasons you’ll get the job : what employers look for-whether they know it or not. New York:  Prentice Hall Press.

Schepp, Brad and Debra Schepp. (2012).  How to find a job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+  New York: McGraw-Hill.

Yate, Martin John (2011).  Knock ’em dead 2012 : the ultimate job search guide.  Avon, Mass.: Adams Media.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Asher, Donald. (2010). The Overnight resume: the fastest way to get your next job. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press.

Burns-Martin, Tracy. (2012).  Before and after resumes : how to turn a good resume into a great one.  Avon, Mass.: AdamsMedia.

Eischen, Clifford W. (2010). Résumés, cover letters, networking, and interviewing. South-Western Cengage Learning.

Enelow, W.S. and Kursmark, Louise M. (2010) Expert resumes for career changers. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works.

Farr, J. Michael. (2011).  The quick resume & cover letter book : write and use an effective resume in only one day. Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works.

Ireland, Susan. (2010). The complete idiot’s guide to the perfect resume. New York: Alpha.

Kursmark, Louise M. (2012).  Best resumes for college students and new grads: jump-start your career!  St. Paul, Minn.: Jist Works.

Noble, David F. (2012). Gallery of best resumes : a collection of quality resumes by professional resume writers. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works.

Salvador, Evelyn U. (2011).  Step-by-step cover letters : build a cover letter in 10 easy steps using personal branding Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works.

Stein, Marky. (2010) Fearless resumes : the proven method for getting a great job fast. McGraw-Hill.


Corfield, Rebecca. (2010).  Knockout job interview presentations : how to present with confidence, beat the competition and impress your way into a top job.  Philadelphia:  Kogan Page.

Deluca, Matthew J. (2010). Best answers to the 201 most frequently asked interview questions. New York: McGraw Hill.

Eischen, Clifford W. (2010). Résumés, cover letters, networking, and interviewing. Southwestern Cengage Learning.

Fredericks, Anthony D., Ed.D. (2012).  Ace your teacher interview : 149 fantastic answers to tough interview questions. St. Paul, Minn. : Jist Works.

Grensing-Pophal, Lin. (2012).  The everything job interview book : all you need to stand out in today’s competitive job market.  Avon, Mass. : Adams Media.

Kramer, Eric. (2012). 101 successful interviewing strategies.  Boston: Course Technology/Cengage Learning.

Kramer, Eric P. (2012).  Active interviewing : branding, selling, and presenting yourself to win your next job.  Boston: Course Technology/Cengage Learning.

Poundstone, William. (2012).  Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy. New York: Little, Brown & Company.

Schuman, Nancy and Buron Jay Nadler.  (2012).  1,001 phrases you need to get a job : the “hire me” words that set your cover letter, resume, and job interview apart.   Avon, Mass. : Adams Media.

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