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Career Information -- General
Career information compiled by the US Department of Labor and other career resources. Several sites describe all types of careers or interview someone "doing" that job/career.
Career Books @ AHU
The Big Picture : A Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life (1st ed) by "If young adults could be guided in the right direction for a life journey of meaning and purpose we would be grooming the leaders of tomorrow for a better world. This book is the perfect guide." --Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing What am I going to do for the rest of my life? For young people at a turning point--whether it's facing the end of high school, college, graduate school, or just a dead-end job--this is a familiar question. Maybe they have the degree they wanted, but don't know where to start in their job search. Maybe they're still in the process of choosing a major, and given the range--from "Biochemistry" to "Adventure Education"--are lost in the options. Maybe they're facing a mountain of debt, but don't want to get locked into a job they hate. While other books might give advice on writing resumes or preparing for interviews, they only go so far. Young people want more than just another job--they want a life, and a meaningful one at that. Enter The Big Picture. Created by the leading authority on self-help research, and reviewed by over six hundred college students, Dr. Christine B. Whelan's The Big Picture offers a guide to discover one's talents, dreams, and desires that can then lead a person to not only a fulfilling career, but a fulfilling life. It guides young people to take a step back and look at the "big picture" of who they are, what they want, and why they're here. Through quizzes and questionnaires which have been vetted by college students, Whelan guides the reader through "big picture" questions like, What are my talents--and how can I use those to help others and create meaning? How have my life experiences shaped who I am and what I can give? What do I value--and how can I be happy while being true to those values? Although there are endless books on finding a job, this is the first book that presents research-based and tested material to help young people answer the question, What am I going to do with my life? A great gift for a graduate or a guide for yourself, The Big Picture provides the resources needed to find--and live--a purposeful life.
Publication Date: 2016-05-23
Career Match : Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do by Is your job just a way to pay the bills? Are you a drudge Monday through Friday only so you can be more yourself on Saturday? It doesn't have to be this way! Never before in history has there been such an eclectic variety of money-making opportunities and cutting-edge vocations than there are in today's marketplace. There is no need to settle! And when you find the career that fits your personality, you'll discover that the work hours you once begrudged with every fiber of your being now bring you tremendous satisfaction and success.Career Match contains the ten-minute self-assessment that can change your life! After a simple quiz to determine your personality style, turn to the corresponding chapter that reads as if it was written just for you and discover what ideal work options there are for you. In this invaluable resource for all personalities:* Identify career choices that will exhilarate you* Recognize the type of work environment and boss you need to thrive* Learn to leverage your natural strengths* Customize and speed your job searchThis second edition has been updated to include trending new careers in areas such as gaming, web design, alternative energy, cybersecurity, food science, and more. Whether you are a recent graduate looking for direction or a burned-out veteran seeking new inspiration, this indispensable guide will help you match who you are with what you're meant to do--with a success rate vastly greater than that of your typical match maker!
Call Number: Online / ebook -- ebook Central
Publication Date: 2017-06-22
An Intelligent Career : Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life by Written by three career experts, An Intelligent Career is a playbook for the modern knowledge worker, providing a complete guide that will allow workers to take a composite, dynamic view of a life's work in the 21st century."Knowledge work" is fundamental in today's economy. It is the basis for long-term success in the global economy and it drives the collective brainpower through which goods and services are delivered. And today, knowledge work requires much more than a college degree: it means understanding thechanging nature of work and employment, and the processes through which knowledge is generated, transferred, and applied. It means understanding new career possibilities, more dynamic work arrangements, and the growing demand for knowledge work around the globe. It means navigating work life with anauthenticity that replaces any straightforward loyalty to a single employer, and instead calls for better understanding of the self, collaborators, clients, and customers.Now in paperback, An Intelligent Career provides clear guidance on how to take charge of your own destiny, seek continuous learning, collaborate with others, recognize and act on fresh opportunities, determine when it is time to move on, and much more.
Call Number: Online / ebook -- ebook Central
Publication Date: 2018-04-01
Planning for a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciences by Planning for a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciences:Learn to Navigate a Tough Research Culture by Harnessing the Power of Career Building, Second Edition, presents useful information, insights and tips to those pursuing a career in the biomedical and life sciences. The book focuses on making educated choices during schooling, training, and the job search in both the academic and non-academic sectors. The book's premise lies in the notion that if users understand the full path of a career in either the biomedical or life science fields, they can proactively plan their career, recognize any opportunities that present themselves, and be well prepared to address important aspects of their own professional development. Topics include choosing a training path, selecting the best supervisor/mentor, and negotiating a job offer. Updates to this edition include an outline of core competencies to achieve success, how to build soft skills and tailor them to specific job opportunities, and how to increase collaborations across disciplines. Additionally, coverage on issues around diversity, health, wellness and work/life balance are expanded. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate, graduate, medical and postdoctoral students in the biomedical and life sciences, as well as academic faculty and advisors.
Call Number: Online / ebook -- EBSCO
Publication Date: 2018-06-02
An Informational Interview is a meeting with someone who works in the career field in which you are interested. The purpose is not to obtain a job but to ask questions and learn as much as possible about the nature of the work. Source: Career Development for Health Professionals by L. Haroun.
Health Sciences Education Association
Careers in Focus Series
Looking for a career? Check out the Careers in Focus Series --