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. 

 

How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up

How to be everything

In a world which focuses a bit too much on the phrase “Jack of all, King of none” we often feel the pressure to choose a single passion/career for life. Through this book, Emilie Wapnick provides us with a new perspective and helps take this pressure off of our shoulders. In this book, Wapnick talks about being a multipotentialite: someone with many interests and creative pursuits. And how to use this attribute as your biggest strength to succeed professionally.  Wapnick offers a useful framework for creating a sustainable existence around all of your hobbies rather than advising you to specialize, pick a niche, or amass 10,000 hours of expertise in a particular field.

 

In this masterpiece, Wapnick explores many topics including; How to make a living and structure your work if you have many skills and interests. How to focus on multiple projects and make progress on all of them. And how to handle common insecurities such as the fear of not being the best. So if you too often feel lost, or unsure about which hobbies to pursue and which to toss in the ocean, this is the perfect book for you

 

We are all unique, so why does there only seem to be one path towards success? How to Be Everything throws out this one-size-fits-all approach and explains how to make our diverse skill sets work for us. When we embrace our varied interests and personalities, we let our true talents emerge, and ironically, achieve far more than we would by sticking to the traditional route

-- Todd Rose, Harvard University scientist, cofounder and president of the Center for individual Opportunity, and author of The End of Average

 

This resource can be found in the UTM Career Centre’s e-book collection.

More information on this resource, and others similar to it, can be found under the “What’s my work-search strategy? tab in our e-book collection.

 


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updated August 3, 2022