Hot Off the Press: October 2011

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Riding the Alligator, by Pen Densham

Densham, a successful Hollywood writer, director and producer, presents a genial guide to the vagaries of Hollywood screenwriting. He explores the existential desire to write for the movies and how to nurture it; outlines the basic structure and anatomy of a successful screenplay; and describes the process of networking, selling and developing one's work.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Nursing Entrance Exams, by Maryanne Baudo

This book focuses on nursing exams for US residents. It provides preparation for all five nursing entrance exams and includes sample questions in each chapter, and two full-fledged practice exams.

SAT Demystified, by Alexandra Mayzler

This book takes the mystery out of studying for the SAT by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject.

Put Your Mindset to Work, by James Reed

In this unstable and highly competitive job market, everyone wants the best advice on how to stand out from the crowd and secure a richly rewarding, well-paying position with long-term potential. But what does it actually take to get and keep the job you want? Ninety-seven percent of employers argue that it goes beyond having the right skills--it's all about the right mindset.

GMAT Premier, 2012

The only state-of-the-art GMAT preparation program guaranteed to raise students’ test scores!

SSAT & ISEE for Private and Independent School Admissions, 2012 by Joanna Cohen

This book provides the perfect mix of strategy and review. This comprehensive study guide provides students with all of the resources they need for test day preparation, and gives advice to parents on helping their children navigate what can be a daunting experience for first-time test takers.

LSAT Logic Games Strategies and Tactics, by Glen Stohr

New from one of Kaplan’s top LSAT instructors-focused strategies, all real LSAT questions, and targeted review to help students master the Logic Games section of the LSAT!

LSAT Logical Reasoning Strategies and Tactics, by Deborah A. Katz

New from one of Kaplan’s top LSAT instructors-focused strategies, all real LSAT questions, and targeted review to help students master the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT!

Hot Off the Press: September 2011

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The Unwritten Rules, by Beeson, John

Maximize your chances to get promoted to the executive level.

What Color is Your Parachute? Guide to Job-Hunting Online, by Bolles, Mark Emery

This companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, has been completely rewritten for our changing times and includes hundreds of updated website recommendations and descriptions.

Dig This Gig : Find Your Dream Job-- Or Invent It, by Dodd, Laura

With poignant, enlightening advice from handpicked mentors like two-time "New York Times" bestseller Jeffrey Sachs and broadcast journalist Dan Rather, this collection is an essential contemporary career book for bewildered recent graduates.

LinkedIn For Dummies, by Elad, Joel

Learn to: create a LinkedIn profile that showcases your skills and attracts contacts, find and connect with former colleagues and new contacts, understand LinkedIn etiquette and recruiting solutions, use LinkedIn to find a job, develop sales leads, and market your services.

Green Volunteers: The World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation, by Ausenda, Fabio

Interested in nature and conservation? Want to get involved with a conservation project as part of a gap year or career break? Green Volunteers is an easy-to-use resource for anyone interested in working in nature conservation - whether you have any previous experience of conservation work or not.

Med School Rx : Getting In, Getting Through, Getting on With Doctoring, by Hartwig, Walter Carl

Dr. Walter Hartwig, a medical school admissions advisor, has helped thousands of students over the years, and now he shares this wisdom in this unique book.

The Google résumé, by McDowell, Gayle Laakmann

This book is the only book available on how to win a coveted spot at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or other top tech firms. Gayle Laakmann McDowell worked in Google Engineering for three years, where she served on the hiring committee and interviewed over 120 candidates.

Best in Books: July

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New! The Calgary Public Library is excited to share reviews of its print and electronic career resources. These reviews are written by local career practitioners and will give you the inside scoop on some of the Library's best resources for job search and career planning. The following book is available through the Library's website as an eBook: see below for instructions.

Social Networking For Career Success 2011: A Choice Works Book Review

If you are looking for a user-friendly, systematic narrative on how to leverage online tools to grow your professional network, generate job search momentum, manage your online identity or craft your personal brand, then this book is well worth your time. Miriam Salpeter provides refreshingly clear and focused guidance for job seekers. With Social Networking for Career Success 2011, you can begin to explore the value of incorporating social media into both active and passive stages of work search. This is an excellent resource designed to educate and inform. It avoids tacky self-promotion and succeeds in meeting the dynamic needs of recent graduates, experienced professionals, career explorers, small business owners, consultants and those considering encore careers.

Packed full of relevant sources for readers to explore in depth, this book also offers time saving tips gained from the practical experiences of the author. Expect to find how-to segments to begin using Linked In, Twitter, Facebook, Blogging and Social Bookmarking, strategies for crafting your Personal Brand, methods to manage your online identity and introductions to many other online tools. Challenging the belief that social media is merely the latest way to damage your professional credibility and get yourself fired, Salpeter causes readers to rethink career possibilities and evaluate their own attitudes toward social media’s transformation of our society. I consider this book a must-have, big-picture gem for those interested in capturing the best of what the online world has to offer.

By: Samantha Schellenberg, Alberta Employment & Immigration Career Development Workshop Facilitator, Designer and Presenter. Director, ChoiceWorks Rehabilitation Solutions Ltd.

Note: This book is one of many career books available as electronic books (eBooks) from one of the Library's subscription databases called Learning Express. You can download these books for free onto your home computer. Click here to learn how to access these publications.

Strategic Networking Sessions

Are you looking for work? These informal groups sessions will show you how to create new work opportunities, exchange ideas and job leads, and meet other job hunters.

  • Where: Third Floor,Central Library: 616 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: Thursday evenings: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please call 403-260-2782

Hot off the Press: New Career Books for October

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In Fashion: From Runway to Retail, Everything You Need to Know to Break Into the Fashion Industry by Annemarie Iverson

Packed with insightful tips, along with advice from leaders at Michael Kors, Bergdorf Goodman, Conde Nast, and more, "In Fashion"offers straightforward, honest, and insightful advice to land a dream job in fashion.

Nusring Fundamentals Demystified by Bennita Vaughans

This book offers a fast and interesting way for you to understand the foundational concepts and information that will be the cornerstone of your entire nursing education and career.

Green Careers in Building and Landscaping: The Indispensable Guide for Students and Career Changers by Margaret Moran

This Peterson's guide is a one-stop resource for entry into the burgeoning green building sector.

MCAT Premier: Your Complete Interactive MCAT Program by Rochelle Rothstein

Features include four full-length MCAT practice tests, a full-color portable study guide featuring charts, graphs, and diagrams, online teaching videos for every chapter, and effective tips and strategies for test-day success.

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays: What Worked For Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice

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