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Career Books & eBooks
The Career Center has many great ideas for websites for you to explore careers; however you can also find a variety of books and ebooks in the FLC Library. And don't forget, if you see that a great book "lives" at another Los Rios library (Sacramento City College, American River College, Cosumnes River College) and it is a circulating book (vs. reference or reserve) you can request to have the book sent here for pickup at the circulation desk!
Below are selected books to get you started on your career exploration path. You can always contact the library for more help.
Sample Career Exploration Books @ the library
100 Fastest-Growing Careers by
Call Number: HF5382 .F37 2010
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
100 Fastest-Growing Careers is an extensive volume that provides information about pay, outlook, education, and skills needed to obtain some of the most promising jobs in the world of work.
Do What You Are by
Call Number: BF698.9.O3 T54 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
This book leads you step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying your personality type, providing real-life case studies of people who share your type and introducing you to the key ingredients your work must have for it to be genuinely fulfilling.
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 16th Edition, 5-Volume Set by
Call Number: REF HF5381 .E52 2015
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
The five-volume Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 16th Edition is an essential resource for public, college, high school, and junior high school libraries; career centers; guidance offices; and other agencies involved with career exploration and planning.
What Color Is Your Parachute? by
Call Number: HF5382.7 B643 2013
Publication Date: 2019
In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute?is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
Working in Your Major by
Call Number: HF5382.7 .G45 2012
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
Contains what every college graduate needs to know to find a good job in their major, and it provides sound advice on establishing a professional identity, surviving the critical first year on the job, and ensuring marketability in the future.
150 Great Tech Prep Careers
Publication Date: 2009
This new career guide describes rewarding jobs in a number of fields that are attainable without a four-year degree.
What's Your Type of Career? by
Call Number: HF5381 .D88 2001
Publication Date: 2010-09-16
Keeping in mind that satisfaction at work requires finding a position that aligns specifically with personality traits, author Donna Dunning uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® to expose eight natural work styles: the Responder, Explorer, Expeditor, Contributor, Assimilator, Visionary, Analyzer, and Enhancer. With exercises, checklists, tips, and more, Dunning gives readers a five-step career planning process.
Work Your Strengths by
Call Number: HF5381 .M3714 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-02
Work Your Strengths helps you avoid trial-and-error career moves by matching your strengths to the jobs that call on those skills specifically. Based on the authors two-year study of more than 2000 top-performers at hundreds of organizations of all types, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits, the book reveals which strengths correlate with success in different jobs.
Sample Career Exploration Books - online (e-Books)
#Entryleveltweet Book01 by
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Learn what it takes to find, land, and succeed in an entry-level career. In 140 tweet-style tips, Huhman provides a roadmap of what to do to impress hiring managers, how to create stand-out "career tools," and how to network during your job search with confidence in yourself and what you have to offer potential employers.
50 Best College Majors for a Secure Future by
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Readers explore 40 lists that rank majors with jobs that pay the most, are growing quickly, have many openings, suit various interests and personality types, and more. A bonus list reveals the best recession-proof courses to improve an otherwise risky major. Next, readers review descriptions of the majors and related jobs that appeal to them. These extensive descriptions are packed with information about specializations in the major, typical sequences of high school and college courses, related secure jobs, beginning and annual pay, growth through 2016, and much more.
90-Minute College Major Matcher by
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Decide your right college major right now with the newest book in JIST's Help in a Hurry Series. Why spend months unsure about your major or declare one that leads to a poor career fit? This book leads you through an easy method of connecting yourself to a major and a career.
300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree by
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
Discover 300 jobs with the best pay, fastest growth, and most openings, no bachelor's degree required. Featuring more than 60 insightful best jobs lists and information-packed job descriptions.
Aptitude, Personality and Motivation Tests by
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Build a profile of your personality, skills and abilities to prepare for aptitude tests, find your ideal career, plan a career change or simply explore your potential.
College Majors and Careers by
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
This updated guide helps students make the most out of their field of study and their career.
50 Best Jobs for Your Personality by
Call Number: HF5381.15 .F3618 2009
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
Research indicates that connecting your personality to jobs is one of the most effective ways to achieve job satisfaction and career success. With the help of this best-selling title readers can identify their personality type and learn about the 50 best jobs that relate to it.
Best Jobs for the 21st Century by
Call Number: HF5381.15 .F37 201
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., is one of America's leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a Senior Product Developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.
Use Interlibrary Loan
Some of the books listed here may be at other Los Rios libraries (check out the Location). Unless it is a "Reserve" book you can usually request to have it sent to FLC or another library for you to pick up.
Look for the Request button and follow the prompts to have it delivered to your home library.