Trying to find information on your chosen career? Not sure yet what career you want to pursue? Don't worry, we have resources to help you out.
Practice Tests and Career Resources
Online Resources for Career Exploration
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (opens in new window)
Career database that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. Includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.
Career & Technical Education Database (opens in new window)
Vocational information on technical topics such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
Career and Employment Resources at Wake Tech
Career and Employment Resources at Wake Tech serves to improve the employment prospects of Wake Tech Community College students and alumni. They help get your career off the ground and show you how to start climbing the career ladder by providing the following career management assistance:
- Career exploration labs (Career Lens)
- Open resume writing labs featuring WinWay
- One-on-one resume review
- Job search assistance
- Mock interviewing
- Online career resources, job openings, job fairs, and networking opportunities posted on College Central Network
- Professional Transitions ACA 220 course
A Selection of Books about College at Wake Tech
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019 by In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute?is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
Call Number: HF 5383 .B56 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-14
Career Rookie by This fresh, fun guide gives even the most lost and overwhelmed a way forward. It explores passion, curiosity, uncertainty, self-sabotage, and more on the quest to shake off post-graduation paralysis. Finding the right career can seem impossible, but Sarah Vermunt is the fun-loving, straight-talking coach we all need to make feel-good work a reality.
Call Number: HD 6277 .V47 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
The Introvert's Complete Career Guide by What do Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Marissa Mayer, and Bill Gates all have in common outside of being wildly successful? They are all introverts. In today's fast-paced, unstable workplace achieving success requires speaking up, promoting oneself and one's ideas, and taking initiative. Extroverts, fearless in tooting their own horns, naturally thrive in this environment, but introverts often stumble. If you question your ability to perform and succeed in this extroverted work culture, The Introvert's Complete Career Guide is custom fit for you. In this supportive, all-inclusive handbook, Jane Finkle demonstrates how to use your introverted qualities to their best advantage, then add a sprinkling of extraverted skills to round out a forceful combination for ultimate career success. Finkle shares the keys to navigating each stage of professional development - from self-assessment and job searching, to survival in a new position and career advancement. In The Introvert's Complete Career Guide you will learn to: Build confidence by evaluating your values, personality style, interests, and achievements Write the story of your career in resume and LinkedIn formats Use social media at your own comfort level to promote your career and expand your network Express yourself clearly and confidently in network meetings, interviews, and workplace situations Build strong professional relationships with colleagues and senior leaders Overcome fears that prevent you from embracing new challenges Equally applicable to the real or virtual workplace, The Introvert's Complete Career Guide provides strategies, tools, and success stories that win you the professional respect and recognition you deserve.
Call Number: HF 5382.693 .F56 2018
Publication Date: 2019-02-01
The Career Manifesto by The Career Manifestopresents an inspiring and refreshingly simple approach to finding your passion and purpose and then jumpstarting a dream career to achieve those, by asking three essential questions- - What do you want your impact to be? - What are the potential pathways that move you towards your purpose? - How can you hold yourself accountable for your goals? Award-winning CEO of XO Group and sought-after speaker, Michael Steib, draws on his own diverse work experience and career highlights as well as powerful anecdotes from other successful business leaders to offer expert guidance, field-tested advice, and interactive exercises that will help you answer these three key questions, envision a goal and then craft and execute a plan to achieve it. For young professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives seeking more purpose and meaning in their work and lives, The Career Manifesto is the essential way to build--and follow through on--an effective plan to excel at whatever job, project or career goal you put your mind to.
Call Number: HF 5381 .S7465 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
Career Match by Is your job just a way to pay the bills? Are you a drudge Monday through Friday only so you can be more yourself on Saturday? It doesn't have to be this way! Never before in history has there been such an eclectic variety of money-making opportunities and cutting-edge vocations than there are in today's marketplace. There is no need to settle! And when you find the career that fits your personality, you'll discover that the work hours you once begrudged with every fiber of your being now bring you tremendous satisfaction and success.Career Match contains the ten-minute self-assessment that can change your life! After a simple quiz to determine your personality style, turn to the corresponding chapter that reads as if it was written just for you and discover what ideal work options there are for you. In this invaluable resource for all personalities:* Identify career choices that will exhilarate you* Recognize the type of work environment and boss you need to thrive* Learn to leverage your natural strengths* Customize and speed your job searchThis second edition has been updated to include trending new careers in areas such as gaming, web design, alternative energy, cybersecurity, food science, and more. Whether you are a recent graduate looking for direction or a burned-out veteran seeking new inspiration, this indispensable guide will help you match who you are with what you're meant to do--with a success rate vastly greater than that of your typical match maker!
Call Number: HF 5381 .Z467 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-22