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Our New and Notable Resource List for May/June features e-Resources to help you with job searching, resume writing, and job interview preparation.

The Big Book of Job-Hunting Hacks: How to Build a Resume, Conquer the Interview and Land Your Dream Job book cover

The Big Book of Job-Hunting Hacks: How to Build a Resume, Conquer the Interview and Land Your Dream Job (2020)

Authors: Brenda Bernstein and John Henry Weiss

This complete guide provides all the detailed steps for job searching from researching the employment market, choosing and crafting the right yet simple resume and steering every aspect of the interview. New graduates or mid-career professionals can benefit from the experiences of expert job hunters as they share their advice through the tips and tricks that they have learned and utilized. Readers will learn from these hacks and be confident to stand out in the job-hunting crowd.

When Can You Start? The Insider’s Guide to Job Search and Career Success book cover

When Can You Start? The Insider’s Guide to Job Search and Career Success (2020)

Author: Bud Whitehouse

When Can You Start? is a step-by-step guide that teaches job seekers how to execute an effective job search. The vast majority of job seekers don't know what they don't know about the job search, and when they get a job they don't know how to create and manage success. This book shows job seekers the best ways to conduct a proactive job search as well as effective evaluation and negotiation tactics to earn optimum compensation and benefits. By combining Whitehouse's week-to-week work strategies and proven career management secrets, job seekers of all types can work toward obtaining promotions and better job opportunities.

Career Rookie: A Get-It Together Guide for Grads, Students and Career Newbies book cover

Career Rookie: A Get-It Together Guide for Grads, Students and Career Newbies (2019)

Author: Sarah Vermunt

This inviting and entertaining handbook for students and newcomers seeking a job offers direct answers to questions and addresses concerns that they are grappling with. Readers will value this resource and learn how to deal with doubt, destructive and defeating thoughts and be able to dodge the after-graduation numbness. Being aware of the thoughts and feelings that are setting us back is the first step. Learn from an outspoken, delightful coach who will get students revved up to embrace the present and get their desired career.

High-Impact Interview Questions book cover

High-Impact Interview Questions: 701 Behavior-based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job (2017)

Author: Victoria A. Hoevemeyer

More human resource professionals are incorporating competency-based behavioral interviewing to discern if applicants’ answers are sincere or well-practiced while unearthing significant and valuable information. The book is organized in ways to help the interviewer craft questions to dig deeper into the skills of the interviewee during the interview. Also, job seekers can review the job description of the job that they are applying for and be able to judge some the qualities that are fundamentally part of the job requirements. Also, with over 700 questions, readers will become familiar with behaviour-based questions, how to use them in the interview, and how to answer genuinely.

Getting Your First Job book cover

Getting Your First Job (2018)

Author: Roberto Angulo

The job-hunting process can be overwhelming; however, this book aims to make it worry-free and helps one move forward confidently. It starts with recognizing one’s skills, strengths and talents, building and reaching out to one’s mentors and champions, interviewing with certainty and assessing the job offer. Readers will value the small digestible pieces of advice and the clear step-by-step strategies which will help them write tailored resumes, search for company information thoroughly, confidently use online employment websites and social media and set them up for success in the interview.

Blue Collar Resumes book cover

Blue Collar Resumes (2017)

Author: Steven Provenzano

The third edition of this comprehensive handbook is a staple for those looking to market their education, talents, work history, and aptitudes to seek employment with confidence and transparency. The author provides over 100 actual examples and cutting-edge methods to illustrate how to feature one’s work experience and education, chose and highlight the major details of one’s skills, and promote oneself’ to secure interviews. Readers in trades, services, business, administration, manufacturing, construction, and any other novice or veteran job seeker will find value in building an outstanding resume, gaining new skills for networking, and succeeding at interviews.

Modernize Your Job Search Letters book cover

Modernize Your Job Search Letters: Get Noticed…Get Hired (2017)

Authors: Wendy Enelow and Louse Kursmark

The job search letter that accompanies the resume – otherwise known as a cover letter - is equally as important in an ever-evolving job market which is full of extreme competition and many different search technologies. Although cover letters are not new, aligning content to specific letters and e-notes with an outstanding, clean, lean resume is a new trend and very necessary when job seeking. There are different types of letters that serve in a variety of situations. This book tackles the many different types of letters that job seekers will need to use during their job search.

Knock’em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide book cover

Knock’em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide (2017)

Author: Martin Yate

This sought-after resource is three books in one because it covers resumes, cover letters, and the job search guide. It begins with how to prepare and start the job-hunting process, building one’s network, researching for jobs, getting the word out, answering interview questions, handling the stress questions, understanding why interviewers do the things they do, and assessing the job offer.. Finally, everything you want to know about the resume such as constructing, formatting and customizing it and learning how to get it out there. This job search guide provides readers with practical and thoughtful guidance throughout their careers.

Click on this link to find lots of other great resources that will help you with your job search.

Additionally, you can contact SAIT’s Career Advancement Services and they will help you with your resumes, job interviews and much more.

These other websites might help you as well:

Good luck with your job search!

Here is a short list of other general interest resources that you might be interested in as well:

Keeping Us Engaged: Student Perspectives (and Research Based Strategies) on What Works and Why book cover

Keeping Us Engaged: Student Perspectives (and Research Based Strategies) on What Works and Why (2021)

Author: Christine Harrington

This book is for faculty who want to learn more about student engagement through student narratives. Based on research and backed by students, the author reports on the critical first day of class where students make assertions that could dictate their attitudes for the rest of the course. It shows teachers how implement new approaches to increase engagement. Educators will value the practical strategies which will enable them to make stronger connections with their students. Instructors can improve assignments, refresh their teaching methods, and deliver feedback to foster students’ certainty and encourage more involvement from their students.

It’s Who You Know: How to Make Networking More Effective book cover

It’s Who You Know: How to Make Networking More Effective (2019)

Author: Janine Garner

Networking is a necessary skill and it is the key to your success. One’s personal and professional connections can be too casual or questionable. The key to networking is developing and cultivating value-added associations. This author covers how to make, handle and influence a strong network to open up prospects and move towards successful ventures. Readers will find helpful information on knowing who needs to be in their network and the benefits of networking while on the road to success.

Is Canada Even Real? How a Nation Built on Hobos, Beavers, Weirdos, and Hip-Hop Convinced the World to Believe (2017) Author: J. C. Villamere  This is a whimsical impression of this beloved yet quirky country called Canada. Take a break and enjoy this amusing view of our “loved around the world” country and maybe even take a quiz or two.. Readers will find out how real or imagined Canada is through weird and wonderful characters and symbolic stuff like the Littlest Hobo, the beaver and moose, snow, KD, Wilf Carter, Maestro Fresh-Wes, Drake, Sir John A. Macdonald, Justin Trudeau, Peter Puck, and Bonhomme. This book is a light yet fun read about the cultural symbolism of Canada book cover

Is Canada Even Real? How a Nation Built on Hobos, Beavers, Weirdos, and Hip-Hop Convinced the World to Believe (2017)

Author: J. C. Villamere

This is a whimsical impression of this beloved yet quirky country called Canada. Take a break and enjoy this amusing view of our “loved around the world” country and maybe even take a quiz or two.. Readers will find out how real or imagined Canada is through weird and wonderful characters and symbolic stuff like the Littlest Hobo, the beaver and moose, snow, KD, Wilf Carter, Maestro Fresh-Wes, Drake, Sir John A. Macdonald, Justin Trudeau, Peter Puck, and Bonhomme. This book is a light yet fun read about the cultural symbolism of Canada.

Suggestions from students, faculty, and staff for the purchase of new materials are always welcome too.

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