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. 

 

Finding your element by Ken Robinson

Finding Your Element

How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

Finding your element is a unique book that allows individuals from all age groups to explore and find ways to discover their “element”. Metaphorically speaking, this book describes you being within your element like a fish within water; when the fish is actually unaware that he/she are spending their lives within water. Confused? ... Well, the authors believe that if you are within your element it should feel so natural to you that you might not even know you are within your element.

Perhaps you are going to start choosing your programs or you are doing some career exploration at this moment, this book can be helpful for your ability to look inward and help you discover your talents and passions. Furthermore, this book explores different methods that you can use to find a career or other activities that let you live your life within your element.

Just as a test, the authors of this book mention that finding your element requires three easy steps:

1- Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses

2- See which one of your strengths really make you feel happy- Be honest!

3- Examine why you aren’t pursuing a career for the strengths which make you happy.

In short, Finding your element tries to put across the message that it is very important for individuals of different ages and phases within their lives to discover and truly utilize their element. Once you have found your element this can become one of your strengths as Confucius said, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” and Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica refer to that happy state as “being in your Element.”

Product details:

IBSN: 9780670022380

Pages: 258

List price: $29.50 CAD

Authors: Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica 

 

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