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									           Recorded Books on Careers for Adults and Young Adults
              Available from Vermont Department of Libraries,
                            Special Services Unit.

                            Updated July 14, 2009

   Careers & Work Life in General
   Careers in Specific Fields
   Self-employment & Home-based Businesses
   Careers for Those with Special Needs
   Career Books from the Unabridged Audio Download Service

                        Careers & Work Life in General

The Career Chronicles: An Insider's Guide to What Jobs Are Really Like; the
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Over Seven Hundred Fifty Professionals.
RC 68211
Gregory, Michael. 2008.
A former lawyer offers college students and young adults an overview of
various professions. Discusses opportunities and includes comments from
practitioners in medical, legal, financial, computer, sales, and media fields,
among others.

Work 101: Learning the Ropes of the Workplace without Hanging Yourself.
RC 67206
Freedman, Elizabeth. 2007.
Corporate career consultant presents her office rules for the novice
professional. Covers many aspects of work conduct, including building
relationships with coworkers and supervisors, showcasing strengths in
meetings, mastering communication, and handling promotions and
resignations. Explains e-mail pitfalls and dress codes.

What Now? RC 66826
Patchett, Ann. 2008.
Author of "Bel Canto (RC 54190)" reflects on life choices in a 2006
commencement address she delivered at Sarah Lawrence College. Draws on
her own experiences and offers inspiration to anyone at a crossroads, be it a
milestone or an everyday decision. Bestseller.

Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life. RC 66388
Trump, Donald J.; Zanker, Bill. 2007.
Learning Annex founder Zanker describes increasing his company's annual
profits from five million dollars to one hundred million, using the techniques
he learned from New York mogul Trump. Trump provides anecdotes about
his business deals and television show "The Apprentice" and offers advice on
being confident and "thinking big."

High School Money Book. RC65796
Silver, Don. 2007.
Outlines "money-smart ways" for teens to live, work, shop, bank, invest, give
to others, prepare for college, and handle debt, credit, and paperwork.
Includes advice on electronics safety, voluntary simplicity, and thinking
ahead to insurance, mortgages, and retirement. For junior and senior high
and older readers.

What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining
Your Future. RC 62321
Bolles, Richard Nelson, and Carol Christ. 2006.
      Career guide helps adolescents assess personal abilities, interests, and
long-term goals and land their dream job. Offers tips on employment
searches and interviews. Examines the option of continuing education after
high school or not. Includes resources and profiles of successful young

What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual For Job-Hunters And
Career-Changers. RC 61233
Bolles, Richard Nelson. 2005.
      Revised and updated edition of the popular guide for determining job
objectives and career goals. Assesses the impact of global outsourcing on job
growth as compared to actual job vacancies, which are the product of
constant employment turnover. Offers advice for finding a niche. Includes
Monster Careers: How To Land The Job Of Your Life. RC 60010
Taylor, Jeff. 2004.
      Step-by-step guidebook with updated basics of job searching for first-
timers, career changers, and those over fifty. Topics include the right
attitude, your job-search portfolio, the resume that sells, and best-deal
negotiation. Discusses networking, interviewing, and defining what you want
to do.

America's Top One Hundred Jobs For People Without A Four-Year Degree:
Great Jobs With A Promising Future. RC 59966
Krannich, Ronald L., and Caryl Rae Krannich. 2005.
      Former university professors and authors of career books present a
guide to finding secure positions with opportunities for advancement. Covers
nine major fields, including medicine, computers, science, construction,
sports, and travel. Profiles the salary, nature of work, and working conditions
for each category. For senior high and older readers.

Career Comeback: Eight Steps To Getting Back On Your Feet When You're
Fired, Laid Off, Or Your Business Venture Has Failed -- And Finding More Job
Satisfaction Than Ever. RC 59630
Richardson, Bradley G. 2004.
       Columnist provides an action plan for a professional and emotional
comeback from a job loss. Includes handling the initial crisis, learning from
experience, creating support systems, and finding employment that is more

Young Person's Occupational Outlook Handbook. RC 56352
      Describes over 260 careers based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s
research. Explains the education needed, the duties and skills of the
employee, subjects to study, earning potential, and future outlook for each
given profession. For junior and senior high readers.

Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Job. RC 55812
Frisch, Carlienne A. 2000    .
      Offers teens advice on preparing and looking for a job, contacting
potential employers, creating a cover letter and resume, and interviewing.
Includes a chapter for people with disabilities. For junior and senior high

Now, Discover Your Strengths. RC 55450
Buckingham, Marcus, and Donald O. Clifton. 2001.
       A how-to guide for managing individual strengths and building an
effective organization, based on a study of individuals who have succeeded
in their careers. "To excel in your chosen field and to find lasting
satisfaction...suspend whatever interest you may have in weakness and
instead explore...your strengths."

                           Careers in Specific Fields

Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job. RC 68195
McNamee, Gregory. 2008.
An overview of various forms of renewable energy--solar, wind, geothermal,
hydroelectric, hydrogen, and bioenergy--and the career opportunities in this
growing field. Discusses "green" jobs in building, management, and
transportation. Details salaries, required education, and other employment
criteria. For senior high readers.

Discovering Careers For Your Future: Publishing. RC 63845
      Highlights various careers in the publishing industry, such as editor,
press worker, columnist, literary agent, writer, and webmaster. Includes job
descriptions, educational requirements, earnings, outlook, and more. For
junior and senior high readers.

Animal Care. RC 63612

     Guide to careers dealing with both wild and domesticated animals.
Discusses job duties, salary ranges, work environment, and required
education level for such occupations as animal trainer and shelter employee,
naturalist, park ranger, pet groomer, veterinarian, veterinary technician,
zookeeper, and more. For senior high and older readers.
Social Work. RC 63463
       Guide to careers in social services. Discusses job duties, salary ranges,
work environment, required education, related coursework, and necessary
certifications for such professions as adult day care coordinator, drug abuse
counselor, grief therapist, hospice worker, occupational therapist, mobility
specialist, psychologist, and more. For senior high and older readers.

Young Adult's Guide To A Business Career. RC 58693
Giles, M.J. 2004.
       Guide for students who are choosing a career. Gives examples of jobs
in a variety of fields, highlighting both positive and negative aspects and
listing skills and education needed. Profiles include work in computers,
accounting, finance, management, and marketing. For senior high and older

Young Adult's Guide To Business Communications. RC 58626
Thomason-Carroll, Kristi L. 2004.
     Outlines the interpersonal skills a new graduate needs for success in
the workplace. Covers applying for a job, interviewing, making a good first
impression, and using proper written and verbal communication. Includes
sample resumes and letters. For senior high and older readers.

Careers For Homebodies And Other Independent Souls. RC 56180
Goldberg, Jan. 2001.
      Describes career possibilities for those who want to work independently
from home. Includes options such as operating small businesses or
franchises, consulting, and writing, along with other possibilities made
available through advances in technology. Emphasizes the pros and cons and
necessary skills. For junior and senior high and older readers.

Careers For Scholars And Other Deep Thinkers. RC 55913
Camenson, Blythe. 2001.
      Highlights careers for those who love research and teaching, including
job opportunities in universities, libraries, museums, and laboratories. Also
details the duties of a librarian, psychologist, botanical specialist, and animal
behaviorist. For junior and senior high and older readers.
Careers For Aquatic Types And Others Who Want To Make A Splash. RC
Camenson, Blythe. 2000.
      Highlights careers for those who love the water, including service in the
navy and coast guard and opportunities in aquatic science, fishing,
transportation and cruise industries, safety and rescue work, and sports.
Provides information on professional organizations, salaries, and job
outlooks. For junior and senior high and older readers.

Careers For Scientific Types And Others With Inquiring Minds.
RC 51196
Goldberg, Jan. 2000.
      Describes the attributes and education necessary to become employed
in the sciences. Analyzes various careers available in biology and medicine,
the physical sciences such as chemistry and meteorology, agriculture,
engineering, computers, or mathematics. Also considers salaries and job
outlooks. For junior and senior high and older readers.

Careers For Persuasive Types And Others Who Won't Take No For An
Answer. RC 51195
Goldberg, Jan. 2000.
       Describes career possibilities for those with persuasive personalities,
including sales, public relations and fundraising, marketing and advertising,
politics, law, and education. Emphasizes the training necessary, the salaries,
and the job outlooks. For junior and senior high and older readers.

Careers For Craft People & Other Dexterous Types.
Rowh, Mark. RC 50798
      Explores the world of craftsmen and artisans whose livelihoods involve
creating hand-forged objects from wood, metal, glass, fabrics, or in the
graphic arts. Offers suggestions on pursuing a career outside of the
mainstream. For junior and senior high and older readers.

So, You Want To Join The Peace Corps: What To Know Before You Go. RC
Banerjee, Dillon. 2000.
      Returned Peace Corps volunteer answers questions he had when he
joined in the 1990s. Topics include assessing program requirements, packing
for the two-year stint, training, living among the locals, managing money,
handling medical and safety concerns, maintaining contact with home, and
socializing. Appendixes include restrictions related to medical conditions.

Careers For Music Lovers And Other Tuneful Types. RC 50277
Johnson, Jeff. 1997.
      Describes 19 careers in the music field, with qualifications and duties
for each job. Includes promotion, publicity, marketing, distribution,
publishing, songwriting, and more. Profiles singers Mariah Carey, Gloria
Estefan, Donna Summer, and Ace of Base. For junior and senior high and
older readers.

Working In Law And Justice. RC 50171
Davis, Mary L. 1999.
      Profiles of 12 Colorado residents employed in legal and judicial fields;
includes a 9-1-1 operator, deputy sheriff, bail-bonding agent, private
investigator, forensic scientist, security firm owner, paralegal, law librarian,
lawyer, district court judge, court administrator, and court reporter. For
junior and senior high readers.

Careers For Bookworms & Other Literary Types. RC 49693
Eberts, Marjorie, and Margaret Gisler. 1995.
      Examines occupations for book lovers that involve a lot of reading.
Includes careers in libraries, book publishing, magazines and newspapers,
education, research, movies, and more. Briefly discusses qualifications and
duties for each job. For junior and senior high readers.

Careers For Sports Nuts & Other Athletic Types. RC 49092
Heitzman, William Ray.
      Describes careers in the sports fields for those who are not professional
athletes but love the thrill of the game. Includes the roles of coaches and
managers, officials and communicators, medical personnel, and others
involved before the team even starts to play. For junior and senior high and
older readers.

Careers For Kids At Heart & Others Who Adore Children. RC 48140
Eberts, Marjorie, and Margaret Gisler.
      Description of the numerous career opportunities that entail working
with children. Includes school settings, infant and toddler care, and health-
and safety-oriented jobs as well as practical considerations. For junior and
senior high readers.

Careers For Foreign Language Aficionados & Other Multilingual Types. RC
Seelye, H. Ned, and J. Laurence Day
      A career guide for people who speak and write in more than one
language. Discusses job opportunities in teaching, information services,
business, government, and volunteer work. Describes job requirements,
salaries, and sources of further information. For junior and senior high and
older readers.

                 Self-employment & Home-based Businesses

Small Business, Big Life: Five Steps to Creating a Great Life with Your Own
Small Business. RC 65474
Barajas, Louis. 2007.
Barajas, a successful financial planner who returned to his East Los Angeles
roots to help the working class, presents his blueprint for creating a
profitable small business without sacrificing family life and fun. He discusses
the four values--truth, responsibility, awareness, and courage--he considers
necessary to achieve this balance.

The One-Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a
Successful Business. RC67103
Blanchard, Ken. 2008.
The authors profile a fictional entrepreneur to demonstrate the typical
challenges encountered when starting a business. They address issues such
as finding revenue sources, securing customers, providing good service, and
ensuring steady cash flow.

Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires. RC
Fox, Scott. 2008.
Business consultant describes simple methods for making money on the
Internet, including some that require no start-up capital or technical training.
Identifies e-business opportunities and ways to test ideas. Also offers legal,
financial, and marketing advice. Commercial audiobook.

The Everything Home-Based Business Book: Everything You Need to Know to
Start and Run a Successful Home-Based Business.
RC 66152
Savage, Jack. 2000.
Owner of a home-based publishing company offers a guide to starting and
maintaining a business out of one's residence. Discusses business plans,
financing strategies, technology systems (including Internet use), legal and
tax issues, marketing techniques, and more.

                     Careers for Those with Special Needs

The Blind Need Not Apply: A History Of Overcoming Prejudice In The
Orientation And Mobility Profession. RC 65118
Ferguson, Ronald J. 2007.
       Provides a historical context of the conflict between the professionals in
the orientation and mobility (O and M) field and organizations of blind
people. Examines the basic assumptions underpinning their different
approaches to preparing O and M instructors. Considers ways these
differences have shaped policies and practice.

I'd Rather Be Working: A Step-By-Step Guide To Financial Self-Support For
People With Chronic Illness. RC 61969
Backstrom, Gayle. 2002.
      Author with fibromyalgia offers a guide to finding a job that can
accommodate a chronic illness or disability. Discusses the Americans with
Disabilities Act, government programs, education and training, assistive
technology, and self-employment opportunities. Provides real-life examples
and resources and includes exercises to assess abilities and limitations.

Job Search Handbook For People With Disabilities. RC 58010
Ryan, Daniel J. 2004.
      Comprehensive resource guide to career development for people with
mental or physical disabilities. Helps prospective employees assess their
strengths, locate job openings, prepare for interviews, organize resumes,
utilize government programs, and negotiate the workplace. Includes a state-
by-state list of employers who recruit and hire qualified disabled individuals.

Learning A Living: A Guide To Planning Your Career And Finding A Job For
People With Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, And Dyslexia.
RC 55089
Brown, Dale S. 2000.
     Providing applicable how-to tips, recommends researching educational
and work opportunities and building social skills. For senior high and older

Job-Hunting For The So-Called Handicapped Or People Who Have Disabilities.
RC 53895
Bolles, Richard Nelson, and Dale S. Brown       . 2000.
      In this updated edition of the popular guidebook first published in
1991, the authors explain the hiring process in the context of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA). They present job-hunting strategies and tips,
offer advice for the interviewing process, including research and face-to-face
issues, and suggest other resources available.

     Career Books from the Unabridged Audio Download Service

25 Things To Say To The Interviewer To Get The Job You Want.
Hawk, Dexter.

The Entrepreneur Starter Kit: Expert Insights Into Small Business Success.
Christian, Lyn.

Guerilla Negotiating: Unconventional Weapons & Tactics to Get What You
Levinson, Jay.

How to Have Confidence & Power in Dealing with People
Giblin, Leslie T.

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less
Boothman, Nicholas.
Nailing The Job Interview: Prepare And Get Hired!
Leahy, Susan.

The Passion Test: The Effortless Path To Discovering Your Destiny
Attwood, Janet Bray.

Simpleology: The Simple Science of Getting What You Want
Joyner, Mark.

The Small Business Bible
Strauss, Steven D.

Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success
Shipman, Claire.

Additional books on careers may be available from Recordings for the Blind &
Dyslexic and Bookshare.org.

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