Career Books

It is never too early to start planning your future. The Dibner Library's career planning collection includes books that can help you decide on a career path, write polished resumes, and network your way to the top of your profession. Featured below is a small sample of our recently acquired career planning books.


Getting from college to career: 90 things to do before you join the real world
Lindsey Pollak

How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It's the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. In Getting from College to Career, Lindsey Pollak offers the first definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need before starting your first major job search.


Expert resumes for engineers
Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark

Expert Resumes for Engineers features an impressive collection of more than 180 pages of professionally written resume samples for all of the most prevalent types of engineers, including civil, mechanical, industrial, electrical, electronics, computer and more.  Professional resume writers share their secrets and sample resumes for landing the top jobs in engineering.



Aspiring academics: a resource book for graduate students and early career faculty
Michael Solem, Kennth Foote, and Janice Monk

Drawing on several years of research, this set of essays is designed to help graduate students and early career faculty start their careers in social and environmental sciences. Aspiring Academics stresses the interdependence of teaching, research, and service–and the importance of achieving a healthy balance in professional and personal life.



Acing the interview : how to ask and answer the questions that will get you the job
Tony Beshara

At some point, most people have been caught off guard by tough interview questions. This book helps readers take charge of the situation! Taking readers through the entire process, from the initial interview to evaluating a job offer, and even into salary negotiation, Acing the Interview is a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners guide to interview success.



Knock 'em dead 2009: the ultimate job search guide
John Martin Yate

Praised by the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today as one of the best career books on the market. It includes updated information on Internet resources for job searching, networking, and company research. The 2009 edition contains a lot of new information: fresh examples of interview types; up-to-the-minute strategies to make applicants stand out from the crowd; new examples of what questions interviewers ask and the best answers to give, and more!