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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Resources for your career and job search

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Washington County Library is ready to help you conquer your job search, whether you’ve just started looking, are rethinking your career, or need help prepping for the interview. No matter your age or level of experience, we have something that can help you land that dream job! Read on to check out some brand new additions to our collection, and find more helpful resources in our catalog

Getting the Job


Road Map to Your JobRoad Map to Your Job: Navigating to Each Pit Stop on the Road to Employment by Trevor M. Morgan

Learn to build a network, sharpen your story, populate your platform, build confidence, and tackle the job interview. This book includes exercises and fun activities that you can use to cruise through the job search process and obtain the job you want!


7 second CVThe 7 Second CV: How to Land the Interview by Quentin Schultze

It takes an employer just seven seconds to save or reject a job applicant’s CV. This book offers invaluable advice on what employers want to see in the CVs they receive and how you can stand out from the crowd. 



Killer LinkedIn ProfileHow to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile... And 18 Mistakes to Avoid by Brenda Bernstein

LinkedIn is considered a powerful business tool, and is often used by companies to recruit job candidates. Bernstein gives you suggestions on creating a powerful profile and will help you get the results you want, whether it’s a new job or a lead for your business.


Ladders Resume Guide: Best Practices & Advice from the Leaders in $100K+ Careers by Marc Cenedella

This best-selling resume guide gives you all you need to know in a quick 90 minute read, sharing best practices and expert advice for writing a great resume without over-thinking it. Informed by members, recruiters, and hiring managers, this guide makes it easy to improve your resume in a single day. 


Nailing the Interview


High Impact InterviewHigh-Impact Interview Questions: 701 Behavior-Based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job by Victoria Hoevemeyer

This user-friendly guide is packed with hundreds of interview questions designed to gauge accountability, assertiveness, attention to detail, judgment, follow-through, risk-taking, social media usage, and more. Get help selecting the right person for your business, or prep for your own interview by learning some questions your potential employer will ask. 


Why YouWhy You?: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again by James Reed

Why You? offers powerful interview preparation techniques, the lowdown on how to answer the most common questions, and how to adopt a winning mindset. From classic questions like ’tell me about yourself’ and ’what are your greatest weaknesses?’ to puzzlers like ’sell me this pen’ and ’how many traffic lights are there in London?’, James Reed reveals what interviewers are really asking. 


Ladders 2019 Interviews Guide: 74 Questions That Will Land You The Job by Marc Cenedella

This book coaches you to achieving your best performance in job interviews in a quick 90 minute read. Based on 15 years experience and feedback from millions of readers, Ladders 2019 Interviews Guide provides easy and effective advice for fast-rising and mid-career professionals.


Rethinking your Career


AdvanceAdvance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career 1st Edition by Gary Burnison

Many employees find themselves stuck in one job without a promotion or raise, and with no opportunities to learn and grow. Learn the skills and behaviors that help people navigate their careers and stand out among the crowd. 


careers handbookThe Careers Handbook: The ultimate guide to planning your future  By DK

Do you have a passion but can’t work out how to make a career out of it? The Careers Handbook offers practical and inspirational advice about our constantly changing job market. This revised edition reveals the most exciting jobs in data science and online platforms, while also arming you with information for career success in more "traditional" areas, like accounting and teaching. 


comeback careers

Comeback Careers: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success-At 40, 50, and Beyond by Mika Brzezinski

Career reinvention is possible at any age! Comeback Careers shares successful relaunchers’ secrets to overcoming internal and external obstacles, and provides step-by-step processes and candid advice. Learn key strategies from top job coaches, resume-writers, and LinkedIn experts, tailored to the special challenges of mid-career job seekers.


Millennials GuideMillennials’ Guide to Work: What No One Ever Told You About How to Achieve Success and Respect by Jennifer P Wisdom

This guide is for Millennials who want to achieve and find success, satisfaction, and respect in their professional lives. This practical guide includes advice on overcoming 60 everyday challenges, strategies for dealing with problematic colleagues, tips for working with challenging bosses, and a guide to clarifying your values and goals.


For Teens


Teens GuideTeens’ Guide to College & Career Planning (Teen’s Guide to College and Career Planning), 12th Edition

With valuable input from teens, parents, and well-known experts, the Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning knows how to talk to high school students about the important decisions for their plans after graduation.


What ColorWhat Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job by Carol Christen

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens distills the time-tested advice of career development guru Richard N. Bolles into a friendly, approachable guide for students just starting on the road to college and career. Authored by teen specialist Carol Christen, this book helps students discover their interests and passions early, so they can identify their dreams and decide what additional schooling--and tuition debt--makes sense for their chosen field.


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