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Thinking of a Career Change?
You may be ready for a career change or are just starting out after graduation. The library has over 260 books on resume writing, cover letters and career development in the 650s section of our library. The business librarian also recommends the following websites for career development, writing effective and powerful resumes and cover letters.
Books
  • 12 Steps for a New Career (650.14 Wel)
    ,”What to do when you want to make a change now!”
  • 300 best jobs without a four-year degree (331.7020973 Far)
    Thinking of a change but don’t know where to start? This book gives 300 job descriptions including jobs with best pay, fastest growth and most openings.
  • 50 Best Jobs For Your Personality (331.702 Far)
    ,”300 job descriptions for 6 personality types” - find out your personality type and the job descriptions that best match.
  • Be The Captain Of Your Career (650.14 Mol)
    A new approach to career planning and advancement
  • Best Job Ever! (650.1 Bra)
    Rethink your career, redefine rich, revolutionize your life
  • Best Jobs For The 21st Century (331.702 Sha)
    The author used the most up-to-date facts from government sources. The best jobs are ranked by earnings, growth through 2018, annual openings and more.
  • Career Change In A Week (650.14 Scu)
    You are just seven steps away from the career change you’ve been looking for.
  • Career Courage (650.1 Kel)
    Discover your passion, step out of your comfort zone and create the success you want.
  • Career Development All-In-One For Dummies (650.1 All)
    Take control of your career! This hands-on guide provides new techniques for being a better leader and building mindfulness into your workday.
  • Career Match (650.14 Zic)
    Connecting who you are with what you’ll love to do!
  • Carve Your Own Road (650.1 Rem)
    ,”Do what you love and live the life you envision,”
  • Coach Yourself To A New Career (650.14 Mie)
    7 steps to reinventing your professional life.
  • Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties (302.35 Bue)
    Welcome to the corporate world, friend! A world where things aren’t fair, some people are mean, and if you want to succeed, your boss has to like you. There’s no app for navigating the corporate world but Buell is here to help young professionals get their career running.
  • Finding Your Way To Change (158.1 Zuc)
    How the power of motivational interviewing can reveal what you want and help you get there.
  • Getting To Like: How To Be Everyone’s First Contact  (650.1 Gol)
    How to boost your personal and professional brand to expand opportunities, grow your business, and achieve financial success.
  • Getting Your First Job (650.14 Ras)
    Everything you need to know to land your first job and find career success.
  • I Don’t Know What I Want, but I Know It’s Not This (650.14 Jan)
    Career coach Jansen walks the reader through the steps necessary to identify work problems and make career changes.
  • Job U : How To Find Wealth And Success By Developing The Skills Companies Actually Need (331.702 Wym)
    Today, unemployment hovers at a near-record high, yet 3.5 million American jobs remain unfilled. Why? Because companies simple cannot find people with the right skills. The good news is that this skills gap equals unprecedented opportunities for anyone seeking a rewarding and well-paying career.
  • Leap: Leaving A Job With No Plan B To Find The Career And Life You Really Want (650.14 Vig)
    For the multitude of people who change jobs mid-career, the growing legions of freelance workers, and the entrepreneurially minded who see self-employment as an increasingly more appealing and viable option, Tess Vigeland has created a personal and well-researched account of leaping without a net.
  • Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job (650.1 Lic)
    The DKNY PR girl delivers personal and professional guidance for people just starting their careers. This is not an advice book, it’s a mentorship in 288 pages!
  • Making a Living Without a Job (650.041 Win)
    ,”Winning ways for creating work that you love!”
  • New Resume New Career (650.142 Jew)
    The pivotal skill in career changing is marketing. It’s all about a major makeover of that all-important marketing document called the resume.
  • No Fears, No Excuses (650.1 Smi)
    What you need to do to have a great career.
  • Now Is The TIme To Do What You Love (650.1 Whi)
    How to make the career move that will change your life!
  • Pivot: The Art And Science Of Reinventing Your Career And Life (158.1 Mar)
    ,”Is it time for a change? Are you ready to have the life you’ve always wanted? This book will teach you how to change your life to one you want to live.”
  • Reboot Your Career (650.1 Fog)
    27 ways to reinvent yourself in the workplace - if you still have a job!
  • Reinvention Roadmap (650.14 Rya)
    Break the rules to get the job you want and career you deserve!
  • Second Acts That Change Lives (650.14 Sam)
    ,”Turn someday I’d love to” into “today I will!”.
  • Subversive Job Search (650.14 Cor)
    How to overcome a lousy job, sluggish economy and useless degree to create a six figure career.
  • Successful Career Change (650.14 Scu)
    Learn in a week, what the experts learn in a lifetime!
  • Targeting A Great Career (650.14 Wen)
    This book will help you clarify your dream career.
  • The Best Job In The World (650.14099 Sou)
    How to make a living by following your dreams.
  • The Best Job In The World (650.14099 Sou)
    Follow adventurer Ben Southall as he shares his life, his journey and his blueprint for turning your passions into a living.
  • The Career Activist (650.14 Wed)
    ,”this book will reaffirm your faith in the American dream and give you the tools to construct if for yourself.”
  • The Career Catapult (650.1 Unn)
    ,”Shakeup the status quo and boost your professional trajectory.”
  • The Career Code: Must-Know Rules For A Strategic, Stylish, And Self-Made Career (650.1 Ker)
    This book will help you navigate the corporate ladder and set you up for success along the way.
  • The Career Within You (331.702 Wag)
    ,”Find the perfect job for your personality!”
  • The Encore Career Handbook (650.14 Alb)
    How to make a living and a difference in the second half of life.
  • The New Rules Of Work (650.14 Cav)
    The modern playbook for navigating your career.
  • The Pathfinder  (650.14 Lor)
    How to choose or change your career for a lifetime of satisfaction and success.
  • Trajectory (650.14 Van)
    7 career strategies to take you from where you are to where you want to be.
  • True Fit: How To Find The Right Job By Being You (650.14 Beq)
    Looking for a job? Don’t try to fit into someone else’s box. Find your true fit.
  • Undecided (650.1 Kal)
    How to ditch the endless quest for perfect and find the career and life that’s right for you!
  • What Color Is Your Parachute?  (650.14 Bol)
    An annual classic that makes changing careers fun.
  • Your Next Career: Do What You’ve Always Wanted To Do (650.140844 Gea)
    this author will show you how to define your ideal next career - and then go and get it!
Web Sites
  • Career Key
    (www.careerkey.org)
    Includes a 10 minute professional aptitude test to help with career choices.
  • Job Hunters Bible
    (www.jobhuntersbible.com)
    From the author of What Colour Is Your Parachute comes his online supplement to his best selling career change book.
  • Job Interview Net
    (www.job-interview.net)
    Site aims to help the job seeker improve their interview skills
  • Keirsey Temperament and Character Website
    (keirsey.com)
    designed to identify 4 kinds of personality temperaments - artisans, guardians, idealists and rationals.
  • National Occupational Classification
    (www23.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca)
    The authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada.
  • Next Step
    (www.nextsteps.org)
    Career planning for Canadian students.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/)
    the authoritative resource on occupational information in the United States
  • Ontario Job Futures
    (www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/labourmarket/ojf/index.html)
    Job opportunities vary across Canada. This career tool will help Ontarians plan their work future.
  • OnWIN: Ontario WorkinfoNet
    (www.onwin.ca)
    Provides employment and career information through links to work- and career-related web sites in Ontario.
  • Personality Type
    (www.personalitytype.com)
    helps you to discover your personality type to help you make the right career change
  • Quintessential Careers
    (www.quintcareers.com)
    A comprehensive career development website for all ages.
  • Salary Expert
    (www.salaryexpert.com)
    Leading provider of online salary data and help in evaluating your employment worth.
  • Skills for Change
    (www.skillsforchange.org)
    Provides learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees.
  • The Career Project
    (www.thecareerproject.org)
    provides a brief description of thousands of jobs - from the workers within that industry.
  • The Riley Guide
    (www.rileyguide.com)
    A well-known gateway to employment and career information sources and services on the Internet.
  • University of Waterloo Career Development eManual
    (https://emanual.uwaterloo.ca/)
    An e-manual offering career counselling that started out as a guide for Canadian students but has gained a reputation as a comprehensive career guidance resource.
  • Wall Street Journal Careers
    (www.careerjournal.com)
    The Wall Street Journal’s career site for executives, managers and professionals.
  • Wet Feet
    (www.wetfeet.com)
    Comprehensive career content for job seekers.
  • Working in Canada
    (www.workingincanada.gc.ca)
    Information from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada through a single portal, integrates former Job Futures website.
*Information provided by the Business Services Web page does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Richmond Hill Public Library. Please read the Library's Disclaimer and Copyright Notice regarding linked sites. If you notice a broken link or wish to suggest a useful Web site, please contact the Business Librarian at 905.884.9288 x304 or e-mail jgirot@rhpl.ca.