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    Main Subject: Career and Vocational Guidance




Career and Vocational Guidance Resources: General

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Job Search Problems
101 great answers to the toughest job search problems [computer file] / by Ollie Stevenson. Job hunting Handbooks, manuals, etc. Career Press, c1995.

15-Minute Cover Letter: Write an Effective Cover Letter Right Now
Title: 15-minute cover letter [electronic resource] : write an effective cover letter right now / Michael Farr with Louise M. Kursmark. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2005. Description: ix, 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

200 Best Jobs for College Graduates
200 Best Jobs for College Graduates JIST'S Best Jobs Series; 3rd Ed. by Farr, J. Michael.; Shatkin, Laurence. Publication: Indianapolis, IN Jist Publishing, 2006. Graduates 200 Job Descriptions ) 60+ Best Jobs Lists, Including Jobs with the Best Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings ) Quickly identify best jobs for your education level: associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees. ) “Best jobs” lists organized by earnings, growth, interests, education, age, personality type, self-employed and part-time workers, and more. ) Job descriptions packed with details on salary, growth, tasks and responsibilities, skills needed, and required education and courses. Based on the latest government data Michael Farr with Database Work by Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D. Best Jobs™ for College Third Edition Part of JIST’s Best Jobs™ Series

Almanac of American Employers, 2002-2003
Title: The Almanac of American employers, 2002-2003 [electronic resource] / Jack W. Plunkett, editor and publisher. Publisher: Houston, Tex. : Plunkett Research Ltd., c2001. Description: 718 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

America’s Top 300 Jobs: A Complete Career Handbook
Title: America’s top 300 jobs [electronic resource] : a complete career handbook. Edition: 9th ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN. : JIST Works, c2004. x, 721 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Best Career and Education Web Sites: a Quick Guide to Online Job Search
Title: Best career and education web sites [electronic resource] : a quick guide to online job search / Rachel Singer Gordon and Anne Wolfinger. Edition: 4th ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2004. Description: vii, 198 p. : ill.

Best Jobs for the 21st Century
Title: Best jobs for the 21st century [electronic resource] / developed by Michael Farr ; with database work by Laurence Shatkin. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2004. xvii, 669 p.

Encyclopedia of Career Development
Offers introductory materials prepared by the editors and supplementary appendices on select topics. Incorporates global, cultural, and international dimensions of careers and examines the social context of careers such as the contemporary work environment, emerging values in society, gender and ethnicity, social class, and work-family interface. Explores the evolution of careers, including career stages, patterns, and transitions, as well as variations in the meaning of career success. Discusses career decision-making strategies, and looks at legislative, regulatory, and labor relations decrees that influence career development and decision making. Analyzes initiatives used by employers, counselors, and society to promote the effective development of careers.

Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook
Title: Enhanced occupational outlook handbook [electronic resource] / developed under the direction of Michael Farr, with database work by Laurence Shatkin. Edition: 5th ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2005. Description: Book Computer File ix, 773 p. ; 28 cm.

Expert Resumes for Career Changers
Title: Expert resumes for career changers [electronic resource] / Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2005. Description: xvii, 270 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators
Expert resumes for teachers and educators/ Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2005. xiv, 290 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Subject(s): Teachers --Employment. Educators --Employment. Résumés (Employment) Cover letters.

Gallery of Best Résumés
Title: Gallery of best résumés [electronic resource] / David F. Noble. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2004.

Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in the Nonprofit Sector
Title: The Harvard Business School guide to careers in the nonprofit sector [computer file] / Stephanie Lowell. Publisher: Boston : Harvard Business School, c2000. Description: xiii, 109 p. ; 28 cm.

O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles
Title: O*NET dictionary of occupational titles [electronic resource] / developed under the direction of Michael Farr ; with database work by Laurence Shatkin. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Indianapolis : JIST Works, c2004.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
This standard source by the U.S. Dept. of Labor offers details on numerous careers, including the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, qualifications needed, expectations of job growth, number of openings, and sources of additional information.

Plunkett’s Employers’ Internet Sites With Careers Information, 2002-2003
Title: Plunkett’s employers’ internet sites with careers information, 2002-2003 [electronic resource] : the only guide to America’s hottest corporate internet sites for job seekers / editor and publisher Jack W. Plunkett. Publisher: Houston, Tex. : Plunkett Research, c2002. Description: 697 p. ; 28 cm.

Quick Résumé & Cover Letter Book : Write and Use an Effective Résumé in Only One Day
Title: The quick résumé & cover letter book [electronic resource] : write and use an effective résumé in only one day / Michael Farr. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2005. Description: xi, 404 p. ; 24 cm.

Top 100 Computer and Technical Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs in Many Fields At All Training Levels
Top 100 computer and technical careers: your complete guidebook to major jobs in many fields at all training levels / Michael Farr. America’s top 101 computer and technical jobs. Edition: 3rd ed. Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2007. v, 378 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Subject(s): Computer science --Vocational guidance --United States. Technology --Vocational guidance --United States. Occupations --United States. Labor market --United States. Job hunting --United States.

Career and Vocational Guidance Resources: Specific Careers/Vocations

Biology
Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology and contains color illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary

Business Careers in Advertising: You Manage the Campaign: From the Creative Side to the Client in This Fast Paced World : High Paying, Exciting Work in Accounts Services, Traffic, Research, Media
Business careers in advertising: you manage the campaign: from the creative side to the client in this fast paced world : high paying, exciting work in accounts services, traffic, research, media. Publisher: Institute for Career Research, c2005. Subject(s): Advertising --Vocational guidance. Advertising --Management --Vocational guidance.

Career as a Community Health Nurse, Public Health Nurse
Title: Career as a community health nurse, public health nurse [electronic resource]. Publisher: Chicago : Institute for Career Research, c2005.

Careers in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology: Genetic Engineering-- Gene Therapy
Careers in biotechnology, molecular biology: genetic engineering-- gene therapy. Publisher: Chicago : Institute for Career Research, c2005. Subject(s): Biotechnology --Vocational guidance. Molecular biology --Vocational guidance. Biology --Vocational guidance. Genetic engineering --Vocational guidance. Gene therapy --Vocational guidance.

Careers in Horticulture and Botany
Title: Careers in horticulture and botany [computer file] / Jerry Garner. Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill., USA : VGM Career Horizons, c1997. Description: vi, 119 p. ; 25 cm.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
Encyclopedia of crime and punishment / David Levinson, editor. Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Ca. : Sage Publications, c2002. Authoritative and comprehensive, this multivolume set includes hundreds of articles in the field of criminal justice. Impressive arrays of authors have contributed to this resource, addressing such diverse topics as racial profiling, money laundering, torture, prisoner literature, the KGB, and Sing Sing. Written in an accessible manner and attractively presented, the background discussions, definitions, and explanations of important issues and future trends are absorbing. Interesting sidebars and facts, reference lists, relevant court cases, tables, and black-and-white photographs supplement the entries. Appendixes cover careers in criminal justice, Web resources, and professional organizations. A lengthy bibliography lists relevant works."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003

Expert Résumés for Computer and Web Jobs
Expert résumés for computer and Web jobs/ Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2005. xiv, 286 p. ; 28 cm. Contents Résumé writing strategies for technology professionals -- Writing your résumé -- Printed, scannable, electronic, and Web résumés -- Résumés for computer operators and technicians -- Résumés for computer systems professionals -- Résumés for technology support professionals -- Résumés for network and systems technologists -- Résumés for Web, internet, e-commerce, and game-design professionals -- Résumés for project managers and technology consultants -- Résumés for technology managers and executives -- Writing a winning cover letter -- Sample cover letters.

Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Careers: Engineering, Management, Executive, Operations, Production, and Technology
Expert resumes for manufacturing careers: engineering, management, executive, operations, production, and technology / Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2002. xvii, 270 p. ; 28 cm. Résumés (Employment) Manufacturing industries --Vocational guidance.

Top 100 Computer and Technical Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs in Many Fields At All Training Levels
Top 100 computer and technical careers: your complete guidebook to major jobs in many fields at all training levels / Michael Farr. America’s top 101 computer and technical jobs. Edition: 3rd ed. Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2007. v, 378 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Subject(s): Computer science --Vocational guidance --United States. Technology --Vocational guidance --United States. Occupations --United States. Labor market --United States. Job hunting --United States.