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. 

 

 The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt by Louisa Jewell, MAPP

 

Wire Your Brain for Confidence

The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt

            Wire Your Brain for Confidence is a book written by Louisa Jewell who is the founder and president of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA). This book contains information on how you can wire your brain to increase your confidence. Using the techniques and methodology of positive psychology scientists have discovered a formula to increase confidence and have explained this formula in Wire Your Brain for Confidence. Lousia Jewell emphasises that adopting a resilient mindset will enable individuals to show their best self at home or in the workplace to help them “fast track” and flourishing in every area of their lives.  

            In today’s day and age of social media several platforms such as facebook, instagram and snapchat have increased vulnerabilities towards self-doubt and insecurities within individuals. Mental Health America has pointed out that social media serves as a trigger and can increase a person’s exposure to body shaming as well as promote body obsessions, comparisons and competition (Spettigue & Henderson., 2004). This can contribute to low self-confidence and self-esteem; therefore, it is important to find ways to increase one’s well-being and this book can be a great place to start.

Three takeaway messages from Wire Your Brain for Confidence include (Truax, 2018):

  1. Finding Peace at 6- Write out a list of everything that you strive to be good at, and then pick three things from that list that you choose to be at a level 10 at; everything else you can okay at (level 6). This is because it is difficult or even impossible to try to be at a level 10 in over 15 areas of your life, but this is what many people strive to do; so, this is an important step to break that cycle and have a perspective.

 

  1.  Self-Efficacy is the Key to Success- Self- Efficacy is the belief you have in your own capabilities within a specific situation. This book emphasises that when it comes to self-efficacy belief is the key determinant because if you believe that you are incapable of a specific skill, your self-efficacy in this area will be lowered.

 

  1. Surround Yourself With the Right People- These are people that are going to empower you to the best version of yourself.

 

Product details:

IBSN (print): 9780995990906            IBSN (ebook): 9780995990913

Pages: 244

List price: $19.95

Author: Louisa Jewell

Please come on in to the Career Centre (DV3094) to speak with someone if you have any questions about this resource or anything else!