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Over 1,000 books on writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, job hunting, and choosing and preparing for a career are contained in the College Library Career Collection.

The collection is located in the center area of the third floor of College Library.

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Topics Covered in the Career Collection

Career Selection
  • Assess your skills and interests and identify career opportunities.
  • Find college majors that prepare you for a chosen career and find careers that make use of your college education.
  • Explore fields and occupations, including requirements, duties, potential for advancement, and job outlook.
Colleges & Universities
  • Evaluate schools using descriptions, statistics and information about specific fields of study.
  • Compare ratings and rankings for undergraduate and graduate schools.
  • Apply to schools, write application essays, and study for standardized tests.
  • Find descriptions and sources for educational funding such as scholarships, loans, grants and fellowships.
  • Identify study abroad programs and resources and prepare for a study abroad experience.
Summer Jobs
  • Identify internship opportunities and internships that are currently available.
  • Explore various types of summer employment and find summer job openings.
  • Identify volunteer opportunities and organizations that offer volunteer experiences.
  • Find temporary and part-time jobs.
Employers
  • Find employers and jobs in specific career fields.
  • Find jobs in the Madison area through campus and government job offices, local job services, and newspaper classified ads.
  • Use job banks, lists of jobs in specific locations, and employer contact information to apply for jobs outside Madison.
  • Find information on popular international jobs, companies, and current job openings.
Job Hunting
  • Learn about job hunting strategies, organization, networking, and Internet job searches.
  • Use company profiles, financial information, growth and advancement opportunities and recent media coverage to compare employers and prepare for interviews.
  • Prepare your resume and use on-line resume banks.
  • Use sample letters and guidelines for creating cover letters to write your cover letter.
  • Learn how to interview, write follow-up letters and negotiate salaries.
  • Find information on city rankings, cost of living, and quality of life for locations throughout the U.S. and around the world.

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Sell yourself in any interview : use proven sales techniques to land your dream job
Adler, Oscar.
Call No: HF5549.5 I6 A35 2008
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Interview kit
Beatty, Richard H.
Call No: HF5549.5 I6 B387 1995
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Making it in the art world : new approaches to galleries, shows, and raising money
Carey, Brainard.
Call No: N8600 C29 2011
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Transforming your STEM career through leadership and innovation : inspiration and strategies for women
McCauley Bush, Pamela.
Call No: HF5386 M473 2013
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What they didn't teach you in graduate school : 299 helpful hints for success in your academic career
Gray, Paul.
Call No: LB1778.2 G73 2012
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Ultimate interview : 100s of great interview answers tailored to specific jobs
Williams, Lynn, 1955 January 15-
Call No: HF5549.5 I6 W54 2012
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Ultimate aptitude tests : assess and develop your potential with numerical, verbal and abstract tests
Barrett, James.
Call No: HF5381.7 B373 2012
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Tech job hunt handbook : career management for technical professionals
Grossman, Kevin W.
Call No: HF5382.7 G76 2012
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Starting your career as a freelance web designer
Tortorella, Neil.
Call No: TK5105.888 T67 2011
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Start your own photography business : studio, freelance, gallery, events
Davis, Charlene
Call No: TR581 E58 2013
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Start your own personal training business : your step-by-step guide to success
Linsenman, Ciree.
Call No: GV428.7 L95 2012
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Start your own personal concierge service : your step-by-step guide to success
Linsenman, Ciree.
Call No: HD9999 P3942 A33 2011
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Start your own grant writing business
None
Call No: HG177 S73 2013
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Schultze, Quentin J. (Quentin James)
Call No: HF5383 S3275 2012
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Preparing for success : a practical guide for young musicians
Hallam, Susan.
Call No: ML3795 H1355 2012
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Passport to success : strategic planning at the personal and professional levels
Adsit, Tim L.
Call No: LC89 A125 2013
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Paint your career green : get a green job without starting over
Schatt, Stanley.
Call No: GE60 S33 2012
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Out of uniform : your guide to a successful military-to-civilian career transition
Wolfe, Tom
Call No: HF5384 W64 2012
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Off balance : getting beyond the work-life balance myth to personal and professional satisfaction
Kelly, Matthew.
Call No: HF5549.5 J63 K44 2011
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Media career guide : preparing for jobs in the 21st century
Culver, Sherri Hope.
Call No: P91.6 C85 2012
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Make your movie : what you need to know about the business and politics of filmmaking
Doyle, Barbara Freedman.
Call No: PN1995.9 P7 D69 2012
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Job search solution : the ultimate system for finding a great job now!
Beshara, Tony
Call No: HF5382.7 B472 2012
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How to succeed as a scientist : from postdoc to professor
Gabrys, Barbara J.
Call No: Q147 G33 2012
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Health care careers directory
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Call No: R847 D573
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Great answers to tough career dilemmas : test your aptitude, be inspired and discover your ideal career
Bryon, Mike.
Call No: HF5381 B6785 2011
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