Career Resource Library

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

The Career Resource Library is located in the Student Services Hub, Main Floor Davis next to the Hello Desk. 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.


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. 


Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century


Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century



The article "Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century" by Stephen Reed discusses a report about the Future of Jobs, focusing on the skills that will be in demand and those that will decline by the year 2022. The trending skills include analytical thinking, innovation, active learning strategies, creativity, reasoning, and complex problem-solving. The article is divided into six parts:

Part One: "Acquiring Knowledge" - This section covers cognitive processes critical for effective learning.

Part Two: "Organizing Knowledge" - It explains different methods, such as matrices, networks, and hierarchies, for visualizing the organization of knowledge.

Part Three: "Reasoning" - This section discusses visuospatial reasoning, reasoning from imperfect knowledge, and reasoning strategies.

Part Four: "Problem Solving" - It focuses on the knowledge and strategies required for solving various types of problems, including those involving design and dynamic changes.

Part Five: "Artificial Intelligence" - This part delves into topics like Data Sciences, Explanatory Models, Information Sciences, and General AI.

Part Six: "Education" - Consisting of three chapters, this section emphasizes educating 21st-century skills at all levels of instruction. The foundation for acquiring these skills is derived from research in Cognitive Psychology, Education, and AI.

In summary, the article covers the essential cognitive skills needed for success in the 21st century job market and how education and artificial intelligence play a role in nurturing these skills.

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

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updated August 1, 2023