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Resources

Books

Now, Launch Your Career by Paul Carpino (2008) – Find your path with personal job search/career advice from the World’s Top Professionals, including Donald Trump, Dr. Patch Adams, Jeff Foxworthy and Richard Simmons.

If I’d Known Then: Women in Their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves by Ellyn Spragins (2008) – Offers rare glimpses into the personal stories of extraordinary women and will inspire readers to live their best lives.

The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference by Shelley Cryer (2008) - “Beginning with an insightful exposition of the nonprofit world, this handbook provides concrete strategies and pavement-pounding tips for securing the ideal job for those wanting a career that makes a difference.”

BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing I by Peggy Klaus (2004) – The purpose of this book is not to teach you to make a lot of pretentious noise.  It’s to teach you to master the art of bragging (self-promotion). “Included are specific techniques to help you develop Bragalogues and Brag Bites which can be utilized to enhance your image from interviewing, performance reviews and on-the-spot opportunities to effectively promote yourself.

Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay (2009) – Flexibility, time rather than money, strategies to tame the demands of technology and negotiation methods to deal with getting what you need in your life as a woman are only a few of the many insightful and useful topics offered by this new book co-authored by Claire Shipman of Good Morning America and Katty Kay of BBC News.  Take a look!

How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Other Social Networks by Brad and Debra Schepp (2009)

Websites and On-line Articles

Guide to America’s Federal Jobs: A Complete Directory of U.S. Government Career Opportunities by Karol Taylor – Touted as the “most comprehensive resource on federal employment for new applicants and federal employees.”  Offers current information, guidance and tips on job hunting in the federal sector.  For a class on how to apply for a federal job, check out her website www.tayloryourcareer.com .

Job Search and Your Online Presences 1 and 2  - by Shahrzad Arasteh http://www.careerconsultmd.com/Articles.html - for more information on utilizing social networking as a job hunting tool.  I have heard her speak- she is terrific!

Job Seeker Weekly, www.jobseekerweekly.com , provides a succinct list of items to cover, whether you are just starting your search, or re-trenching and re-doubling your efforts.

Smart Brief on Your Career, www.smartbrief.com, a daily email "roundup of the most useful, career development, best practices - for job seekers, rising stars and professionals on the
move."

Career Exposure, www.careerexposure.com, Up Close and Virtual, facts, tips, interviews and excellent blogs regarding career paths and advice.

Salary Check-up, the following websites will enable you to compare salary ranges for different positions within a geographic area. I recommend looking at several for the most accurate view:

www.payscale.com
www.salaryexpert.com
www.salary.com
www.jobstar.org

Marva Goldsmith, "Job hunting is like a marathon, not a sprint," www.examiner.com, January 3, 2011, http://www.examiner.com/baby-boomer-in-washington-dc/job-hunting-is-a-marathon-not-a-sprint