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Career Development

Career Development Resources

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 August

GRE Math Tests

Twenty-three GRE Math Tests!

The GRE math section is not easy. There is no quick fix that will allow you to "beat" the section. But GRE math is very learnable. If you study hard and master the techniques in this book, your math score will improve--significantly!

The GRE cannot be "beaten." But it can be mastered--through hard work, analytical thought, and by training yourself to think like a test writer. Many of the problems in this book are designed to prompt you to think like a test writer. For example, you will find "Duals." These are pairs of similar problems in which only one property is different. They illustrate the process of creating GRE questions.

* If your target is a 700+ score, this is the book!

The Guide to Learning and Study Skills - For Higher Education and at Work

This new guide builds on the hugely successful materials the authors have developed over the last 15 years. Along with highly practical guidance on traditional learning skills, The Guide to Learning and Study Skills provides guidance for students on learning in a blended environment; the increased use of personal and professional development planning, continuing professional development and work-based learning.

How to Study

Best-selling HOW TO STUDY, SEVENTH EDITION reveals the study skills that all students need to know in order to be successful, whether the goal is landing a top scholarship or excelling in school. This edition includes information on how to create an effective work environment, stand out in class, use the library, conduct research online, and much more. Plus, author Ron Fry covers all the traditional elements of a winning study strategy, such as reading, writing, time-management, memory, and test-taking skills. HOW TO STUDY, SEVENTH EDITION introduces a revolutionary study system, along with examples, that gives students the edge in any learning environment.

Competency-Based Interviews, Revised Edition

"This book will provide any candidate with a successful game plan to tackle even the most difficult competency-based interview." --Dennis Donovan, former Executive VP of Human Resources, Home Depot People interviewing for jobs today often fail because they are using yesterday's strategies. Technology is becoming more sophisticated and virtual assessment centers are being used to assess how strong candidates are in key competency areas. Global competencies are being used to help organizations choose people for international assignments or simply to work on diverse international teams. The best employers are constantly changing the way interviews are done. This newly revised edition of Competency-Based Interviews offers you a new and more effective way to handle the tough new interviews so that you will emphasize the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have and that employers demand. Preparing for a competency-based interview will give you the strategy you need to: Be selected for the most competitive positions Win the best job at a new organization Get a great first job or internship Be chosen for that critical promotion in your current organization Take control of your career path Increase your salary Secure more interesting assignments and more interesting work

Creative Careers

Offering a wealth of creative career paths, accurate income information, job descriptions, and relevant college courses to take, this guide shows that creative people aren't doomed to be "starving artists" and that there are numerous ways to make a living in creative fields. More than 75 creative professions are featured from across the arts spectrum, with practical advice from working professionals about the advantages and disadvantages of their chosen creative careers. Whether one wishes to pursue the traditional path of professional performer or writer and find a related part-time arts career or wants to investigate full-time employment in creative fields, this guide shows that real world jobs can offer creative fulfilment.

Choosing a Lasting Career

People choosing a career have a lot of information available, but almost all of it presents only today's situation. What will happen with specific work opportunities, though, over the next two decades, after which most of today's new college graduates will not have even reached middle age? Choosing a Lasting Career answers that question. It starts by showing that while the jobs crisis is permanent and will not end with better times, careers will not be affected uniformly. The book then presents a broad set of factors likely to affect how work opportunities will fare over the next two decades. It provides a catalog of 506 different jobs, each rated in 11 different future-leaning categories. It is valuable not only for those seeking opportunities after graduation, but for others who want to invest their time and money in a long-term position that will not be swept away by automation, globalization, efficiency, or other factors we cannot ignore.

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. - 4:30 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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