Welcome to your future. Now what? We can help you explore career possibilities at the library. From books to free online tools we have what you need.
If you are thinking about going to college but don’t know what you should major in, check out the College Majors Handbook which examines the jobs and earnings you can expect with 50 different college majors. It also looks at the employment growth rate for different fields. If you don’t know what you are best suited for, check out this book: 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality. Research shows that people who connect their work with their personality end up much more satisfied in life. If you expect to look for a job right away, the library has many books on resumes and interviewing. A good book for first time job seekers is Knock ‘Em Dead, a series of books which provide all kinds of good tips for anyone looking for a job.
Be sure to check out our library databases, especially these three:
Career Transitions will help you write a resume or a cover letter for your job application
Brainfuse has offers a free resume review service. Upload your resume and get suggestions in 24 hours.
Learning Express will provide you practice tests you might encounter for school or career progression. In addition, you can practice popular software programs such as Adobe and Microsoft.
If you are planning to head off to college in the Fall, here are two books for your summer reading: College Rules, written by two college professors who provide tips on how to study, avoid stress, and stay motivated and the popular title The Naked Roommate which not only provides expert advice but also sometimes hilarious, but true, stories from real college students across the country. If you read these books, you will be prepared for whatever comes your way!