Career 101: Getting the Right Job

Do you know how to respond to an interviewer who has just asked you to tell them about yourself, your weaknesses, or your accomplishments? Fall interview season is here, and employers agree that the key to interview success is preparation. Ford Library offers several new titles on career planning filled with sample interview questions and responses, advice on overcoming interview jitters and avoiding common mistakes, and practical guidance on finding a meaningful career. Visit our career book display or follow the links below to place your hold today.


Dan Beaudry. Power ties: the international student’s guide to finding a job in the United States.

Drew Tewell. The dream job program: get the job you want. 1st ed.

Gayle Laakmann McDowell. The Google resume: how to prepare for a career and land a job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or any top tech company.

Gillian D. Elcock. How to get an equity research analyst job: a guide to starting a career in asset management.

Heather Krasna; with a foreword from Max Stier. Jobs that matter: find a stable, fulfilling career in public service.

Lily Madeleine Whiteman. How to land a top-paying federal job: your complete guide to opportunities, internships, résumés and cover letters, networking, interviews, salaries, promotions, and more! 2nd ed.

Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin; foreword by Kristine Dobson. 50 best jobs for your personality. 2nd ed.

Shelly Cryer. The nonprofit career guide: how to land a job that makes a difference.


Alison Doyle’s job search guidebook.

Enrico Moretti. The new geography of jobs.

Jay Conrad Levinson and David E. Perry. Guerrilla marketing for job hunters 3.0: how to stand out from the crowd and tap into the hidden job market using social media and 999 other tactics today.

Joe McDermott and Andrew Reed. Top answers to 121 job interview questions. 2nd ed.

Joyce Lain Kennedy. Job interviews for dummies. 4th ed.

Laura DeCarlo and Susan Guarneri. Job search bloopers: every mistake you can make on the road to career suicide– and how to avoid them.

Linda Matias. How to say it: job interviews. 1st ed.

Matthew J. DeLuca and Nanette F. DeLuca. Perfect phrases for negotiating salary and job offers: hundreds of ready-to-use phrases to help you get the best possible salary, perks, or promotion.

Sidney W. Frost. Job seekers’ attitude adjustment guide.

Steve Matter. Get noticed & get hired: action steps, strategies and resources to become empowered & employed.

Victor Cheng. Case interview secrets: a former McKinsey interviewer reveals how to get multiple job offers in consulting.

For more career resources, visit the Career Section of the Ford Library, or Ask a Librarian.


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