Career Resource Library

For more career related information, check out our Career Resource Library.

The Career Resource Library is located in DV 3094. It contains information about a wide range of career choices, resume and cover letter preparation guides, effective work search methods, tip sheets, and much more.

In Person Resources

The UTM Career Centre library holds a variety of career related books and the latest information on topics ranging from job searching and further education to career planning for specific groups including graduate students and the LGBTQ community. If you’re not sure what to do with your degree we have books with fresh career ideas for every discipline from Art to Zoology.

You can search our collection of career books by visiting the Library Thing website.

Also, check out our collection of Career Profiles binders containing detailed information about careers in: Business, Finance and Administration; Natural and Applied Sciences; Health; Social Science, Education and Religion; Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport; Sales and Services; Trades, Apprenticeships and Primary Industries.

E-Books

Our e-book collection covers a range of subjects from what to do with your degree in science to where you can find careers that make a social impact. Our collection also features books that prepare you for grad school such as the MCAT and LSAT. If you have just completed your PhD, you can find e-books that can help you figure out what is next. Our e-books are available for a 14 day loan for offline use through your mobile device.

Books That Make You Think

Each month the Career Centre features books that will help you navigate your way through your career journey. We hope to inspire you, educate you, and maybe even surprise you. 

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Fearless Job Hunting: Powerful Psychological Strategies for Getting the Job You Want

By: Bill Knaus, Sam Klarreich, Russell Grieger, and Nancy Knaus

“Searching for a job is difficult mostly because it is so psychologically daunting.” Have you ever felt yourself flagging after spending six months looking for a job, with no rewards? Like you didn’t have the skills, the qualifications, like it’s pretty hopeless? The authors of this book use research & techniques drawn from cognitive behavioural therapy to show how you can manage the worries, setbacks, and frustrations of the job search process and get results. The book includes helpful sections on:

  • Creating a productive environment for your job-search
  • Using psychological tools and techniques to develop and maintain
  • Motivation
  • Positivity
  • Adaptability
  • Momentum
  • Stamina
  • Confidence
  • Composure under pressure
  • Improving your communication skills, making the most of your interview opportunities, and negotiating your contract
  • Approaching the job search if you’ve been fired from your previous position

The key value in this book is learning to manage the trials and tribulations of the job search process and prevent them from knocking you off course. Finding a job is not easy; Fearless Job Hunting’s special sauce is its incorporation of cognitive behavioural techniques to help you master some of the fears, beliefs, and emotions that hold you back from putting your best foot forward.

This book can be accessed in the Career Centre E-book Collection. More information on this book can be found at this URL:

http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/c.php?g=373504&p=2526353

 

Please come on in to the Career Centre to speak with someone if you have any questions about this resource or anything else!