Books for Job Seekers
Career, Aptitude and Selection Tests: Match Your IQ, Personality and Abilities to Your Ideal Career, by Jim Barrett (2009)
It can be difficult for job hunters to pinpoint exactly what they want to do. This book points readers in the right direction. With a range of IQ tests and searching questionnaires, it helps job hunters identify their interests and strengths and scientifically interprets which jobs they are suited to.
Eliminated! Now What?: Finding Your Way from Job-Loss Crisis to Career Resilience, by Jean Baur (2010)
Teaches the unemployed how to view their job loss as an opportunity, explaining what to do in the first days following a layoff, how to maintain a positive attitude, how best to look for a new job and more, in a book that includes case studies of real people who lost their jobs, yet went on to successful careers.
Home Based Business for Dummies , by Paul Edward (2007)
This guide to running a successful business from the home includes information on a wide range of financial planning, tax, marketing, and technological issues.
How to Find a Job on Linkedin, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Other Social Networks, by Brad Schepp (2009)
An up-to-date guide helps readers fully exploit all the major on-line job-hunting tools, taking the job-hunter through the processes of marketing themselves, connecting with employers, building a network of business contacts, and getting recommendations.
How to Start a Business in Massachusetts, by Julia O'Neill (2008)
This book is a comprehensive aid to starting and running your own business, and explains everything from choosing the type of business you will form to filing your state and federal taxes properly.
Jobs that Matter: find a stable, fulfilling career in public service, by Heather Krasna (2010)
Details on major career interest areas, including human services, health, education, civil rights, the environment, infrastructure, finance, international development, security and law enforcement, religion, and the arts. Profiles of 26 professionals in all areas of public service, with employers ranging from the NYC Transit Authority to the Seattle Opera.
Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide, by Janet Farley (2009)
This book provides a framework for career transition for military service members and their families. While other books similar in scope address just one or two aspects of the job search process, this one addresses the actual entire transition process and includes the family perspective with it.
101 Internet Businesses You Can Start from Home, by Susan Sweeney (2010)
Describes 101 popular home-based businesses, exploring the planning, set-up, management, and technical requirements of each and offering advice on designing effective Web sites and optimizing Web marketing opportunities.
Online Education for Dummies, by Kevin Johnson (2009)
From admission to graduation-your personal guide to studying online. Whether you want to earn a degree or just increase your knowledge through an online course, Online Education For Dummies is the only guide you need.
Start Your Own Hair Salon and Day Spa, by Eileen Sandlin (2010)
This book will take you step-by-step through the entire process of starting a hair salon business, from having the dream to making it a reality. Professional industry experts share inside information and invaluable advice, revealing how they have been successful in this lucrative business and, more important, how you can be successful, too.
Start Your Own Pet Business and More, by Eileen Sandlin (2009)
This hands-on guide provides the step-by-step information needed to start five hot businesses in the pet industry, including pet sitting/dog walking, dog training, pet grooming, pet food and upscale pet products.
Successful Interview Skills, by Rebecca Corfield (2009)
All types of interviews are covered here, including interviews for jobs, promotions, training programs, and even college courses. The guide looks at every aspect of the interview process, such as preparing for an interview, what employers are looking for, and creating a positive first impression. Suggested answers are provided for tough questions, with advice on dealing with tricky situations.
The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention, by Pamela Mitchell (2011)
Suggests ways to psychologically and financially prepare oneself for a career change in today's volatile economic market, sharing true success stories to illustrate lessons for adapting one's working roles.
250 Best-Paying Jobs, by Michael Farr (2010)
Descriptions for the 250 best-paying jobs appear in alphabetical order and are packed with current labor market information on growth, number of openings, tasks and responsibilities, skills needed and education and courses required.
Ultimate Homebased Business Handbook, by James Stephenson (2008)
This one-stop guide to moving any venture from idea to startup profitability features how-to tips, ideas, tools, and hundreds of print and online resources, as well as an expanded list of homebased business possibilities.
~~plus lots more at all Springfield City Library branches~~
Other job seeker topics include test preparation books for ASVAB, CDL, CPA, GED, NCLEX-RN and many others. Please ask a librarian if you need help finding any of these books.