Recorded Books on Careers for Adults and Young Adults Available from Vermont Department of Libraries, Special Services Unit. Updated July 14, 2009 Categories: 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 adults. 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 resources. 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 satisfying. Young Person's Occupational Outlook Handbook. RC 56352 2003. 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 readers. 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 2005. 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 2006. 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 2006. 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 readers. 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 51197 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 50478 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 47820 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 66994 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 readers. 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 Want 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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