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The Career Development e-book and video collection is provided by the Career Centre - St. George Campus, the Academic Advising & Career Centre - UTSC and the Career Centre - UTM. Books are available for use by all members of the University of Toronto community.

Looking for more Career Development Videos?

Find them here from the St. George Campus Career Centre and here from the UTSC AA&CC. 

Featured books for September

Master the LSAT

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the LSAT.

To prepare properly for the LSAT, you must study problems that reflect the true LSAT format. The best way to do that is to study actual LSAT tests. Now, you can do that with this book! MASTER THE LSAT contains detailed solutions to numerous actual LSAT questions, carefully selected to illustrate every type of question that has appeared on the test in the past several years, including thorough analysis of 4 official LSATs! These solutions will introduce you to numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely not only on the LSAT but in law school as well.

The LSAT is an aptitude test. Like all aptitude tests, it must choose a medium in which to measure intellectual ability. The LSAT has chosen logic. Although this makes the LSAT hard, it also makes the test predictable--it is based on fundamental principles of logic. MASTER THE LSAT analyzes and codifies these basic principles: the contrapositive, the if-then, pivotal words, etc. Armed with this knowledge, you will have the ability to greatly increase your score.

Features:

* Analytical Reasoning: Learn powerful diagramming techniques and step-by-step strategies to solve every type of game question that has appeared on the LSAT.
* Logical Reasoning: Discover the underlying simplicity of these problems and learn the principles of logic these questions are based on.
* Reading Comprehension: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage. (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.)
* Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing LSAT problems solved to solving them on your own.
* Complete analysis of 4 official LSATs.
* Official score conversion charts and writing samples for each test.
* The average LSAT scores of 153 ABA approved law schools.

Unbeatable Resumes

What does Tony Beshara do that most résumé "experts" don't? While the experts write résumés all day, Tony-the veteran placement specialist featured regularly on the Dr. Phil show-actually uses them to get people jobs. With Unbeatable Résumés, Tony dissects and discusses real-life résumés for jobs in a wide range of industries from healthcare to banking, construction to technology, administration to sales and marketing, and more. The book shows readers how to build a powerful résumé, utilize keywords effectively, use gaps and job changes to their advantage, and pair their résumés with concise, dynamic cover letters. He complements his expertise (he has personally placed more than 8,500 professionals)with the results of a survey of more than 3,000 managers, executives, HR specialists, and other hiring authorities about what gets résumés read, interviews granted, and jobs offered. Readers will learn: - The critical components of well-written résumé - How to ensure their résumé actually gets read... by the right people - What employers look for, and what turns them off - How to customize a résumé for a particular job - The truth about video résumés, job-search websites, and social networking sites like FaceBook, LinkedIn, andMySpace - And much more Unbeatable Résumés shows job seekers of all types how to present themselves in the best possible light... for the best possible position. "

Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews

The job market is awash with qualified applicants. Yet employers rarely select based solely on merit. Instead, most hiring decisions are gut-level evaluations made in the first few minutes of an interview. What people say determines who lands a job and who does not. Hiring expert Tony Beshara knows the words that trigger "yes" in the minds of employers-and in his handy new book, he arms candidates with hundreds of ready-to-use responses to even the toughest interview questions. Covering entry-level to executive positions and encompassing all industries, this quick-reference guide propels job seekers through every stage of the process. Readers learn power phrases to: - Get their foot in the door - Clearly communicate their skills, strengths, and experience-and why they would be a perfect fit - Make a great impression at the crucial opening and close - Score high on the likability factor - Dispel lingering concerns about work history - Give follow-up emails realimpact - Negotiate a strong job offer - And more After all, when it's time to choose between a candidate who is perfect on paper and one who is persuasive in person, there's no contest . Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews gives you the right words to make the difference every time. "

I Got My Dream Job and So Can You

Recent graduates looking to enter the workforce face a discouraging job market and stiff competition for even the most entry-level positions. Yet with the right attitude and strategies, they can break into any organization in any industry and start climbing the ladder to success. When he was only 21 years old, Pete Leibman landed his "dream job," working in the front office of the NBA's Washington Wizards. He went on to be their #1 salesperson for three straight seasons and was promoted to management in under two years. In I Got My Dream Job and So Can You, Leibman shares his proven and simple system for career success. He shows readers how to: - Think big and identify what they want from their career - Network their way past corporate gatekeepers - Impress highly influential people in any field - Land interviews for "hidden" jobs - Sell themselves on paper, online, and in person - Get hired faster and with less effort than they thought possible Career hopefuls will also find inspiring stories of other young professionals, creative strategies for leveraging social media in the job-search process, and the 5 secrets that will skyrocket their earning potential once they are hired. In short, all the information they need to land the job of their dreams-in any economy. "

Study Skills Strategies

This book provides questions, tips, and self-tests that will help the reader develop a good attitude towards studying. Topics include note taking, time management, memory techniques, exam strategies, critical thinking and mathematical study skills.

Surviving First Year University

A user-friendly and up to date guide for all new university students

How to use Career Development e-books

 

Books are available  for use offline for a fourteen-day loan period. At the end of the fourteen days, the book will be deleted from your device.

You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. The free software is different from Adobe Reader. A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to another device. It is NOT required to read books on this computer.

Books can be downloaded for offline reading on either your tablet or phone (iOS and Android are supported). You'll need to download Bluefire Reader for mobile devices. It is a free download from the App Store or Google Play. When on your mobile device, you will be guided through the three-step download process.

 

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Contact your Career Centre

Career Centre - St. George Campus

Koffler Student Services Centre

(NW corner of College and St. George streets)

214 College Street, Main floor, Toronto, ON, M5T 2Z9

careercentre@mail.careers.utoronto.ca

Phone: 416-978-8000

Fax: 416-946-0590

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA & CC)
University of Toronto Scarborough

Connect with us!

Online: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc

Email: aacc@utsc.utoronto.ca

Telephone: 416-287-7561

In Person: UTSC, Academic Resource Centre, Room AC213
1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4

For our hours, please visit: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc

UTM Career Centre

DV 3094

3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

careers.utm@utoronto.ca

Phone: 905-828-5451

Fax: 905-569-4652

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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