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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 for January

What's Your Type of Career?

Keeping in mind that satisfaction at work requires finding a position that aligns specifically with personality traits, author Donna Dunning uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® to expose eight natural work styles: the Responder, Explorer, Expeditor, Contributor, Assimilator, Visionary, Analyzer, and Enhancer. With exercises, checklists, tips, and more, Dunning gives readers a five-step career planning process.

101 Careers in Social Work

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: ""This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well."" --Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW Professor & Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University ""The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, and richness of the profession. I strongly recommend this book for use in social work orientation, advising, and education."" --Saundra Starks, EdD, LCSW, Professor, Western Kentucky University What do documentary filmmakers, conflict mediators, forensic social workers, researchers, mental health practitioners, human services administrators, medical social workers, and policy advocates have in common? They are all potential careers for social workers. The second edition of this popular guide to social work careers has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current trends in social work education and social work practice, including the employment outlook in various fields of practice, current accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements, along with new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of social work, the book describes both traditional careers and those that are off the beaten path in such arenas as forensic social work, social entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, and community practice. Well organized and written in a conversational tone, each chapter describes a particular social work domain, illustrating specific careers within that field including best features, challenges, required core competencies and skills, and educational and licensing requirements needed to succeed. For each career the book also discusses employment outlook and includes recommended references for more in-depth information. Vivid stories from social workers across the country further help readers to choose a career that is a good fit. Additionally, the book includes updated job-hunting tools and websites, including international opportunities, and ways to offset the high cost of higher education. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists provide additional fodder to help readers choose a social work career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions. New to the Second Edition: Presents updated accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements Describes new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Discusses the impact of our current social, economic, and political climate on the profession Includes new career-planning and job-hunting tools Addresses how students can offset the high cost of higher education

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 Think about Law School

This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide for college students and high school seniors considering law school. It teaches how to build an undergraduate resume, how to gather information about law school and legal careers, how to prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and how to navigate the pitfalls of the law school application process. It also leads students through the law school curriculum, the central importance of the first year (1L), the roles played by Law Review, clinical programs, Moot Court, Mock Trial, interviewing, networking, summer associate positions and clerkships. Finally, it concludes with seven lessons to carry from law school into legal practice. This Handbook arises from the author s two careers one as a university professor and pre-law advisor, the other as a magna cum laude law school graduate and a successful practicing attorney. Along the way it conveys the author s love of the law and admiration for the role of law in the United States. How to Think About Law School adopts a broader and longer perspective than any of its competitors, beginning with freshman year, and covering each year as an undergraduate, through law school admissions, the three years of law school, and into the beginnings of legal practice. The Handbook provides useful, concrete and practical information including, lists of Dos and Don'ts, a Four Year Checklist, information about key resources, a step-by-step explanation of the law school application process, as well as a formula for selecting competitive, safe and reach law schools. In addition, it presents detailed information about the law school curriculum each year, the importance of Law Review, clinical programs, Moot Court, interviewing skills, and summer associate positions. Addresses current downsides to the practice of law in a more open way than any of its competitors, including the exorbitant cost of law school, the difficulty repaying law school debt, the lack of opening legal positions in the wake of 2008, the high levels of job dissatisfaction in the profession, the stresses practice places upon a personal live. The book concludes with seven critical lessons to carry from law school into the practice of law."

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.

The Adult Student's Guide to Survival and Success

Whether enrolling in college for the first time or returning after an extended absence, this motivational guide provides adult students with a wealth of practical guidance. This thorough handbook explores not only how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities, but also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create support groups. Containing essential information on financing education through loans, grants, and scholarships as well as practical tips for managing time, preparing for tests, taking effective notes, and using internet resources, this one-stop reference also includes action review checklists.

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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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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