Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving from the UNT Dallas Library! The library will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014.  We will open again December 1, 2014.  Over the holiday you still have access to all of our online resources, including loads of ebooks!  Let's Celebrate Thanksgiving is a children's book available through the catalog at http://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b2519550~S2.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: Resumes for Mid-Career Job Changes




“You’ve spent years in the workforce learning valuable skills; now it’s time to take that experience and embark on a new career.  Get an edge on the other job applicants with Resumes for Mid-Career Job Changes, a resource packed with expert advice on creating a concise, stylish resume that will instantly get you noticed.  

With this go-to guide you’ll:
Get access to nearly 100 sample resumes and cover letters
Organize and draft your resume with the aid of helpful worksheets
Discover the common elements in the most popular resume formats
Learn to use vivid, active verbs in your resume
Find out how to format and submit resumes electronically

In today’s job market, an effective, eye-catching resume is essential for success.  With the help of Resumes for Mid-Career Job Changes you’ll make a strong first impression and take a confident step toward landing the job of your dreams.” Quote from back of book

This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”  

This book gives a great resource for resumes, especially for those who are translating years of experience from a different career to starting a new career.  It provides a list of words that make your resume more exciting and therefore more likely to get you a job.  Take a look at this book for ideas and advice on resumes and cover letters, especially for those transitioning from one career to another.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: No One Will Hire Me!





“It's the often-heard lament of disillusioned job seekers who lack the will to go on with their frustrating job search - "No one will hire me!"

Misunderstanding job market realities, job seekers make numerous mistakes that frequently result in self-fulfilling prophecies. Two of America's leading career experts identify 17 key mistakes job seekers make, from failing to articulate goals and knowing one's worth to improperly using Internet resources, looking for jobs in the wrong places, and prematurely accepting a job offer.

Each chapter identifies a major mistake and then offers analyses, self-tests, exercises, and resources for avoiding the error in the future. The perfect job search guide for everyone, from students, job changers, and displaced executives to ex-offenders and transitioning military personnel.” See more at
http://www.impactpublications.com/noonewillhiremeavoid17mistakes.aspx

This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”  

This book should interest anyone looking for a job now or planning to look for a job in the future.  It contains helpful tips on what to do and what not to do when looking for a job.  Each chapter talks about a mistake people looking for jobs often make and how to not do those things.  Take a look at this book to see if you are making any of the mistakes listed.  It may increase your chances of getting a better job in the future!

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: Asperger's on the Job




“Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment. 
Rudy's candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over 50 adults with Asperger's from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field. 
Detailed lists of "what the employee can do" and "to employers and advocates" provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy's "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche. 
There is more to a job than what the tasks are: from social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work—together!” See more at http://fhautism.com/aspergers-on-the-job.html.  

This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.” 

This book is good for anyone who has worked with or plans to work with people with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism and people with AS (Asperger’s syndrome).  It gives tips on working with people with AS, as well as tips for people with AS on working with people.  For people that will become managers in their careers, learning about Asperger’s syndrome and High Functioning Autism is necessary, because more people are entering the workforce.  It is likely that people working in Human Resources will hire people with these syndromes, because they can work effectively, but act different than those people without the syndrome. 

Students in Management (MGMT), Sociology (SOCI), Psychology (PSYC), and especially Special Education (EDSP) classes will find this useful. 


Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: The Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book




“The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book teaches job seekers how to master these essential steps in the job search process. As the definitive guide to resumes, it offers techniques proven to get results quickly; a friendly, easy-to-follow design; and rock-solid advice for creating outstanding resumes and cover letters and, more importantly, using them effectively.

The first section of the book shows how to create a basic resume in about an hour and an improved resume in about half a day. Readers also gain guidance on how to define their ideal jobs and then go out and get them. In addition, the book provides more than 90 sample resumes written by professional resume writers for all types of jobs and people.” See more at publisher’s website.
This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.” 

This book is also available as an eBook!


The book starts with quick tips to get the basics in and for those that are pressed for time.  Then it follows the quick tips with more detailed information about good resumes and cover letters.  That way, no matter whether you need a quick overview or have a while to really get it right, the book has something for you.  

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles



“This best-selling career reference puts the official job descriptions and other important information from the U.S. Department of Labor's massive Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database into useful and manageable print form.

Job seekers, career changers, and students will find that this in-depth resource is a treasure trove of information that helps them quickly learn about hundreds of jobs. Featured information, vital to career exploration, includes a job's education, training, and experience level; annual earnings; projected growth through 2014; number of people employed; number of annual openings; skills, abilities, and knowledge needed; work activities; RIASEC personality type; working conditions; work values; New Guide for Occupational Exploration interest area and number; Classification of Instructional Programs course titles; related Dictionary of Occupational Titles jobs; related Occupational Outlook Handbook jobs; official O*NET code, and more!

This edition of the O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles features updated job descriptions and data, all of the newest jobs listed in the latest O*NET database, and a new chart linking 5,700 military job titles to civilian occupations to help transitioning military easily find careers related to their experience.

The Key Features and Benefits of the book are that it: puts the most useful information from the unwieldy database into practical print form, provides high-quality, current labor market information—a key consideration for anyone doing career research, writing resumes, and preparing for interviews, and descriptions and data included for nearly 950 jobs, covering almost 100 percent of the workforce.

Includes a unique section called "Six Easy Ways to Find O*NET Jobs of Interest" to help readers determine the careers that interest them most.” See more at publisher’s website.

This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.” 

This dictionary is also available as an eBook.  People can also search through the material on O*NET OnLine


This book is a good choice for any students looking at potential careers.  The information in this book is easy to find and helpful in determining what career a person should pursue.  For people who want to have the book in their hands, we have it at the library.  For those that want to browse the information online, the website is the best way to go.   

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: The Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook






“Job seekers, students, and anyone doing in-depth career research can access information on more than 6,000 jobs in one current, convenient book.
With more job descriptions than in any other career reference, this resource provides a practical way to obtain and use the information from the three most authoritative occupational data sources. It includes the complete text of the most current Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), plus related job descriptions from the government's latest O*NET database and from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Organized according to clusters of related jobs, the Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook contains the most up-to-date and reliable career information available.
This edition features an appendix that organizes all the OOH jobs by personality codes so readers can easily find related job descriptions after using any career assessment based on Holland's six personality types.” See more at publisher’s website.

This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”  

This book is also available as an eBook

This book contains information on many different careers including the nature of the work, working conditions, employment outlook, training and other qualifications needed, earnings, related occupations, and sources of additional information about the job.  People looking at different potential careers will find this information helpful.  The eBook is more up to date than the book edition. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: Quick Job Search for Ex-Offenders




“According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than two-thirds of released prisoners are rearrested within three years. Studies have shown (and common sense dictates) that one of the top factors in preventing recidivism is steady employment. Yet most individuals coming out of incarceration lack the fundamental tools and information they need to conduct a successful job search. They need a short and accessible guide that speaks directly to their concerns, barriers, skills, and goals.
Quick Job Search for Ex-Offenders helps ex-offenders find a job quickly. Using Michael Farr's time-tested techniques, combined with additional tips and guidance from Maurice Stevens—a career counselor who works extensively with ex-offenders—this book coaches ex-offenders through the seven key stages of the job search: Step 1: Create a Positive Image and Environment, Step 2: Identify Your Skills, Step 3: Identify Job Targets, Step 4: Get Your Documents in Order, Step 5: Use the Two Most Effective Job Search Methods, Step 6: Dramatically Improve Your Interviewing Skills, and Step 7: Follow Up on All Job Leads.”(Quote from publisher’s website)

This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup”. 


This book will be helpful to those people who have been to prison and are having a difficult time finding a job.  It would also be useful for those who might help those people in their careers.  People working in career centers or planning on working in places that help people find jobs will find this a useful guide.   

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: Creating Careers with Confidence




“This compact self-paced workbook teaches students about the career development process, leads them through the process, and offers a logical step-by-step approach resulting in clarity, direction, and increased career decision-making self-efficacy.  Once students understand their full potential they will discover ways to use it in the world of work.  The author draws on over 30 years of experience in group and individual career counseling to help students grasp the psychology of career pathways that lead to fulfillment and balance in life and work.  The text concludes with tools to set and accomplish career/life goals.  The substantial appendix also offers practical activities to create an action plan including resume writing, interviewing techniques, time management and stress reduction.”  See more at: Pearson Higher Ed.

This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”


This book will be interesting to anyone starting out with their career plan or unsure of the next step in their career.  It has useful exercises to personality types and other useful information and how to apply that information.  This book is most helpful in pointing out the potential careers best fit for you based on what you like to do and how you like to do things.

Monday, November 17, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies





“For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media sites are proven platforms for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job. Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies enables you to harness the power of the Internet to research and identify job opportunities, and then create a strategy for securing a position.

Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies features in-depth coverage of topics such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition; and much more.

Takes the mystery out of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
Offers advice on how to brand yourself online
Includes coverage of the latest changes to social platforms and websites

If you're a recent graduate, changing careers, or have been away from the job-search scene for a while, turn to the trusted guidance and expert insight of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies.” (Quote from publisher’s website)

This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup."  


Students looking for a job or wanting to know how to look for a job in the future will find this book useful.  As social media becomes more important in our lives, the importance of understanding how to use and not use it in all parts of life matters.  This book helps you understand how to find openings and how to get them using social media.  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Strategies to Help Preschoolers Develop Healthy Eating Habits





Childhood obesity rates increased dramatically in the United States in recent years. Obesity rates in 2 to 5 yearolds are especially high and are a major concern for families and childhood educators. Researchers and policy makers are taking notice and shaping children’s eating habits through mealtime interaction with children. Teaching chi ldren helping them recognize their internal clues of hunger and fullness. By letting the children decide how much to eat and allowing them to choose what foods they want by what is offered. Communicate with families and make sure their children eat well. Moderating healthy eating habits encourages children to eat fit and letting children serve themselves. It encourages children to try new foods without pressure. The ultimate aid is to reduce the alarming rates of overweight and obesity in children.  

You can read this and other articles in this month’s Young Children issue at the UNT Dallas Library.