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The Career Development e-book and video collection is provided by the Career Exploration & Education - 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.

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

Featured books

Programming Interviews Exposed

The new edition of Programming Interviews Exposed builds on the great track record of previous editions of helping tens of thousands of programmers prepare for the all-important programming interview. The authors bring their more than 15 years experience with this book and readers together with the latest changes in how companies and recruiters approach technical interviews in 2018 and beyond. Updates for this new edition include: How to use Programming Interviews Exposed as your first source and supplement it with online practice and tips Changes in the interview process with more phone screens and screens by non-technical recruiters The use of new technologies and sites such as GitHIB and HackerRank that interviewers and hiring managers will use to evaluate technical candidates Solutions to programming interview programmers in newer and popular programming languages The addition of NoSQL and object databases in the database coverage Looking at problems and questions in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning De-emphasize the use of "brain teaser" problems which hiring companies themselves are de-emphasizing as not good predictors of performance and potentially culturally biased

MCAT Prep Course

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the MCAT. The MCAT Prep Course offers the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the MCAT available. Including, 1,059 practice problems! 103 MCAT-style passages, and detailed solutions to all problems The MCAT is one of few college entrance exams that actually tests some of the subjects you will study: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. At 6 1/4 hours, it is also one of the longest tests. For this reason, we have written the most comprehensive analysis of the MCAT Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Verbal sections available. The MCAT has the reputation of being one of the hardest entrance exams given; it is a reputation well earned. This should not discourage you; rather it should motivate you to take the test seriously and study for it assiduously. Although the MCAT is a difficult test, it is a very learnable test. The classic MCAT Prep Course presents a clear, insightful analysis of the MCAT. Its lively prose and subtle wit makes this challenging test more palatable. The review sections are written in a user-friendly manner to simplify and reduce the student's burden when deciphering difficult concepts. At the end of each chapter, MCAT-style practice questions are included to test understanding of key concepts. Answers and explanations for the practice questions are provided after the review sections. Illustrations and tables are included wherever necessary to focus and clarify the key ideas and concepts.

GRE Prep Course

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the GRE. Fully revised for the new test. Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the GRE. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. GRE Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course. Features: * Math: Twenty-two chapters provide comprehensive review of GRE math. * Verbal: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.). Also, learn the 4000 essential GRE words. * Writing: Comprehensive analysis of the writing task, including writing techniques, punctuation, grammar, rhetoric, and style. Also includes GRE 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 GRE test timed and scored by the program.

Personality Power

A recent Conference Board survey found that a staggering 53 percent of workers are dissatisfied with their jobs, but with the unemployment rate stubbornly high, searching for a new position may not be the answer. Based on the author's proprietary personality model used by over 50,000 professionals worldwide, Personality Power shows you how to identify and harness your corestrengths to immediately improve your job satisfaction-and, ultimately, your success. After completing a simple 10-minute self-assessment, just turn to the in-depth chapter devoted to your personality type to: - Discover your work-related strengths and potential blindspots - Identify your ideal (and least-preferred) work environments - Learn how best to communicate with and coach others with different styles - Create a personal career roadmap complete with concrete steps for achieving your goals - And much more Featuring helpful charts, exercises, and inspiring success stories, Personality Power shows you how to leverage your natural talents and find the fulfillment and recognition you deserve. "

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. "

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!

How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path

An invaluable resource for general readers at any career stage, this book explains why, when, and how to engage in a fulfilling, nontraditional career path that is both inspiring and practical. * Identifies the skills needed to be successful and the key questions to ask when considering a nontraditional career—and provides the tools and a "road map" to move forward in a nontraditional direction * Establishes the relevance and value of a nontraditional career, addressing both strategic and practical aspects * Provides authoritative, experience-based information derived from the author's own success in creating a nontraditional career path as well as his broad experience in the career field working with individuals and organizations

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 Exploration & Education- 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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