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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 April

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions

Tough interview questions are inevitable in today's competitive job market. Ron Fry's "101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions" has helped more than 500,000 job seekers pinpoint what employers are really asking with every question, and more importantly: what they want to hear in response. This no-nonsense guide will prepare you to leverage the trickiest questions to your advantage. Learn how to deal gracefully with complicated case interviews, various personality types, and even potentially illegal questions - all while avoiding common mistakes. Get the expert answers employers are looking for!

101 Great Resumes

In 101 Great Resumes, you will find the resume format that will work wonders for you, one that can showcase your unique background, situation and career goals and help you land your dream job. It features resumes tailored to the individual situations, challenges, and aspirations of today's job seekers.

101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview

This book is for every job candidate who thinks "Do you have any questions for me?" marks the end of an interview. It doesn't. In fact, it marks the beginning of the last and perhaps most important interview phase - a phase so important that failing to prepare properly for it can undo all your hard work, including providing great answers to tough questions! Asking questions in your interview is your moment to shine - to show off the depth and breadth of your research, to remind the interviewer of how perfectly your credentials fit the job description, and to actually ask for the job! From what to ask, when to ask it, and the kind of answers to expect, this book gives every candidate, from first-timers to seasoned pros, the practical information and advice they need to ace the entire interview and get their dream job.

101 Successful Networking Strategies

Now business professionals and job seekers can master the strategies needed to maximize networking opportunities and achieve results with the fast-paced, effective approach found only in Kramer's 101 SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING STRATEGIES. Written by accomplished career coach and clinical psychologist Eric Kramer, this unique book applies the latest research in social intelligence to networking like no other book. Easy to read and understand, with strategies that are simple to implement, 101 SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING STRATEGIES offers a wealth of recommendations today's readers can instantly implement to become master networkers. The book's brief "What to Think/What to Do" presentation focuses on the most important concepts behind networking to ensure readers achieve success in this critical business and life skill of networking. This book's specialized knowledge and scientifically proven skills equip new and expert business professionals with strategies to approach any networking opportunity with confidence.

201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions

Increasingly, employers today are using a tough new kind of interview to evaluate candidates and determine how well they think on their feet. To be successful in these new competency-based interviews, job seekers must be prepared with situation-specific examples that highlight the accomplishments, knowledge, and abilities they have that employers need. Featuring a plethora of sample questions-and winning answers-this book is organized by the five core competencies most interviewers are looking for: - Individual responsibility (decisiveness, independence, flexibility, career goals) - Managerial skills (leadership, delegation, strategic planning) - Motivational factors (ambition, initiative) - Analytical skills (problem solving, attention to detail) - People skills (teamwork, communication, customer service) This indispensable guide features fill-in-the-blank exercises readers can use to prepare themselves to demonstrate sought-after competencies and wow potential employers. It's a powerful book no job seeker should bewithout. "

Careers Beyond Clinical Medicine

Career changes are becoming common among professionals in recent years. Many physicians may want to change direction, but often do not know whether it is the right thing to do or if pursuing a career outside of clinical practice would achieve their professional goals. Doctors have the training and education to contribute to society in many beneficial ways in addition to traditional clinical practice. Yet, there is no formal mapped-out route for doctors who want to pursue alternative careers, which is where Careers Beyond Clinical Medicine comes in. Doctors at any stage, from early in training to mid-career, to nearing retirement, can use Careers Beyond Clinical Medicine to clearly evaluate the issues involved when considering a career change. This book shows physicians how they can serve society and patients in innovative ways, and make a notable impact on health care delivery, policy and quality when they use their medical background in a non-traditional career pursuit. The numerous unadvertised opportunities for physicians are explored and a step-by-step route with practical advice for finding the best career is described. Recent advances in healthcare technology, medical science, patient education require physicians to play new roles that have not traditionally been well-defined. Doctors can innovate and have a long-term productive impact on healthcare in the United States and throughout the world if they learn to seize the non-traditional career opportunities available to physicians, or even create a new way to fill a void in health care. Careers in Clinical Medicine helps illuminate that path.

Fearless Job Hunting

Searching for a job is difficult mostly because it is so psychologically daunting. It is nearly impossible to motivate oneself to complete applications and submit resumes without feeling hopeful, but this same hope all too easily backfires into feelings of disappointment and rejection. Worsening the problem, many people searching for jobs who have been recently laid off are affected by feelings of vulnerability, hopelessness, and low self-esteem. Fearless Job Hunting is a psychologically sophisticated guide that applies cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to help readers searching for jobs silence negative self-talk and focus on taking action. Readers learn how to create a productive and positive work environment for effective job searching, put an end to self-limiting beliefs and other self-imposed barriers, and make the most of networking opportunities. Readers also discover communication skills and psychological techniques drawn from CBT that can help them not only get the interview, but ace it. The book includes information from decision-makers who work in government, Fortune 500 companies, local grocery chains, entrepreneurial operations, and more on what helps and hurts job candidates. Also included is advice for negotiating contracts once a job is offered and translating CBT skills to the workplace.

GMAT Prep Course

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the New GMAT. Every year students pay as much as $1,000 to test prep companies to prepare for the GMAT. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. GMAT Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course. Although the GMAT is a difficult test, it is a very learnable test. GMAT Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of the GMAT and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the GMAT but in business school as well. Features: * Math: Twenty-two chapters provide comprehensive review of GMAT math. * Integrated Reasoning: Thorough analysis of the new integrated reasoning section. * Logical Reasoning: Discover the underlying simplicity of these problems and learn the tactics the GMAT writers use to obfuscate the answers. * 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.) * Sentence Correction: Comprehensive review of GMAT grammar.* Writing Assessment: Learn how to get top scores on your Analysis of Issue and Analysis of Argument essays. * Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing GMAT problems solved to solving them on your own. Also includes GMAT test prep software! Software features: Mentor Mode: In Mentor Mode, you are immediately told whether you answered a problem correctly, and you can immediately view a detailed solution of the problem. Test Mode: In Test Mode, you can take a GMAT test timed and scored by the program.

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: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 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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