Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Career Books @ the library

Busse, Meg and Steven Joiner. The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-Time Job Seekers.  Canada: Action Without Borders, 2008.

“The idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time job seekers is a comprehensive resource for emerging professionals pursuing their first position in the non profit sector. … Written by nonprofit career experts, The Idealist Guide is designed to be easily accessible and convenient to read.”   From the back cover.

Feirsen, Robert and Seth Weitzman. How to Get the Teaching Job You Want. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2004.

            “Now extensively revised, this book maintains its place as the most up-to-date book available on job hunting for teachers. The authors cover changes in the educational marketplace; the new mandates about standardized testing and public reporting of student achievement- and what they mean for applicants; how new certification standards and schools’ requirements affect career changers; the growing acceptance of on-line applications and electronic portfolios; and additional advice for teachers applying to change schools or districts.” From the back cover.

Asher, Donald. Graduate Admissions Essays: Write your way into the Graduate school of your choice. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2008.

            This book contains sample essays, letters of recommendation, and applications that can help guide a grad school applicant before their actual application. It has practical advice which can give them the edge in the application process.

Pollock, Robert W. Teacher Interviews: How to get them and how to get hired. Martinsville, N.J: Advanta Press, 2001.

            During this turbulent time in education, this book can provide you with an advantage by giving you tips on cover letters, portfolios, interviewing, and more than anything creating a successful plan for  your job search.

Harpur, John, Maria Lawlor, and Michael Fitzgerald. Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome.  Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.

            College can be stressful for anyone however this book gives specific practical advice and help for students with Asperger Syndrome.  It provides information in how to act and how to use their traits in a positive way to succeed in college.

Clement, Mary C. The Definitive guide to getting a teaching job. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007.

This book discusses the entire process of successful job searching in the education field, from creating a resume and cover letter to interviewing. “Designed for every student in an education program, as well as those who seek to change careers into education.”  From the back cover.

McWade, Patricia. Financing Graduate School: How to get money for your master’s or PH.D.  Princeton, N.J.: Peterson's, 1996.

            A guide to finding financial resources to go to graduate school. It covers government, and private resources and gives financial tips.      

Change Your Career: Transitioning to the nonprofit sector. New York: Kaplan, 2007.

            An overview of the nonprofit sector and how to go about finding a job in the nonprofit field.

Cryer, Shelly. The nonprofit career guide: how to land a job that makes a difference. Saint Paul, Minn.: Fieldstone Alliance, 2008.

            This book focuses on helping you choose a nonprofit organization which is personally rewarding.  It goes beyond interviewing, resumes, and cover letters to cover internships, researching organizations, and compensation.

Graduate & Professional Programs, an overview. Lawrenceville, N.J: Peterson’s Publishing, 2011.

            A guide to graduate programs and institutions in the United States, gives the facts and figures for accreditation, degrees awarded, entrance requirements, faculty research, tuition and fees, financial support and contact information.

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