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.


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. 

Unlocking the Golden Handcuffs: Leaving the Public Service for Work You Really LoveUnlocking the Golden Handcuffs by Lewis S. Eisen

This book explores how the private sector opens up opportunities for you that are not available as a public servant. It examines the fears that keep you bound to your current position and prevents you from looking outside of the box. If you are like many public servants, you long to have a rewarding career or job that you actualy love, but are too scared to give up public servicem then this book is for you. According to Lewis, if you can bring your unique abilities and your passions to the right kinds of work, you will love what you do and will look forward to each day. Unlike public sector, private organisation seem to cherish skills like creativity, orignality and resourcefulness rather than suppressing them. And, most importantly, real world provides you with the opportunity to truly help people by doing what you love.

This book has helped me tremendously to overcome the fear of leaving the public service. It has also articulated very well many of the reasons why I felt unsatisfied in my career.”


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