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The Nesmith Library offers many avenues for assisting the job-seeker. From career guides to resume books, employment advertisements to online information about companies, the library is here to support your job search. This guide will list information in the following areas: Careers, Print Business Directories, Newspapers (employment ads), Job Search Books, Resume and Interviewing Books, Online Databases (company information), Videos, and Websites. Let us know if you have problems accessing any of this material and we will do our best to help you.
The following titles will give you an idea of what is available for researching career paths. There are many books in the library on individual occupations as well. For more titles, browse the Call Number 331.7.
331.128 BOL Bolles, Richard Nelson. What color is your parachute? : a practical
manual for job-hunters & career changers. c2004
331.7 CAR Career guide to America’s top industries: essential data on job
opportunities in 42 industries, 6th edition. c2004
331.7 FAR Farr, J. Michael. America’s fastest growing jobs: detailed information on
the 141 fastest growing jobs in our economy, 7th edition. c2003
331.7 FAR Farr, J. Michael. 200 Best Jobs for College Graduates, 2nd edition. c2003
331.7 OCC Occupational Outlook Handbook: 2004-2005 edition. c2004
331.7 FAR Farr, J. Michael. America’s top 101 jobs for people without a four-year
degree, 7th edition. c2005
331.702 FAR Farr, J. Michael. Best Jobs for the 21st Century, 3rd ed. c2004
615.14 RIC Richardson, Bradley G. Career Comeback : 8 steps to getting back on your
feet when you’re fired, laid off, or your business venture has failed – and finding more job satisfaction than ever. c2004
R 331.7 CAR Career Information Center, 8th edition, Volumes 1-13. c2002
R 331.7 ENC The Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 12th edition.
R 331.7 ONE 150 Great Tech Prep Careers, c2001.
Print Business Directories
Find businesses by geographic area or SIC code, look up business size, executives, and more.
R 331.112 BIG The Big Red Job Book : the best place to find your first job – right here
in New Hampshire. c2003
R 338.02 BUS 2004 New Hampshire Business and Professional Directory 2004
R 338.4 MAN NH 2004 New Hampshire Marketing Directory
R 338.47 NEW 2005-2006 New Hampshire Business Directory
R 338.6 AME 2002 American Big Business Directory. c2002
R 338.74 COR CorpTech Directory of Technology Companies. c2004
R 338.74 HOO Hoover’s Handbook of World Business, 2005
R 338.74 HOO Hoover’s Handbook of American Business, 2005
R 338.74 HOO Hoover’s Handbook of Private Companies, 2005
R 338.74 HOO Hoover’s Handbook of Emerging Companies, 2005
R 338.76 DUN Dun & Bradstreet Regional Business Directory 2005
R 338.76 NEW 2006 New Hampshire Business Review Business Services Guide 2006
R 338.86 COR LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations 2002
R 650 NEW 2005 New Hampshire Business Review 2005 Lists
R 658 NEW 2004 New Hampshire Business Resource Directory 2004
Check our newspaper collection for current employment ads.
Christian Science Monitor
National Ad Search
NewYork Times (Sunday)
Wall Street Journal
Job Search Books
Read tips and tricks for finding and landing your next job, along with employers, recruiters, internet listings and more.
025.06 WED 2004 Weddle’s Directory of Employment-related Internet Sites for
Recruiters and Job Seekers. c2004
331.1 ADA 2000 Adams Job Almanac. c2000
331.7 CAR Career Exploration on the Internet : a student’s guide to more than 500
351.73 GUI Guide to America’s Federal Jobs : a complete directory of U.S.
government career opportunities, 3rd ed. c2004
650.1 PET Peterson’s Hidden Job Market 1999 : 2,000 high-growth companies that are
hiring at four times the national average, 8th edition. c1998
650.14 BOL Bolles, Richard Nelson. Job-hunting on the Internet, 3rd ed., revised. c2001
650.14 DIK Dikel, Margaret F. The Guide to Internet Job Searching 2002-2003. c2002
650.14 GEA Geary Gail. Over-40 Job Search Guide: ten strategies for making your age
an advantage in your career. c2005
650.14 HOS Hosier, Helen Kooiman. Suddenly Unemployed: encouraging & practical
steps for finding a job. c2005
Job Search Books, cont.
650.14 KRA Krannich, Ronald L. America’s Top Internet Job Sites, 2nd ed. c2004
650.14 KRU Krueger, Brian D. College Grad Job Hunter: insider techniques and
tactics for finding a top-paying entry level job, 4th ed., revised. c1998
650.14 MOR Mornell, Pierre. Games People Play: the job hunter’s guide to playing
smart and winning big in the high-stakes hiring game. c2000
650.14 RYA Ryan, Daniel J. Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, 2nd ed.
650.14 SCH Schlesinger, Eric. Sams Teach Yourself Today e-job Hunting: planning
your career and searching for jobs online. c2000
650.14 SMI Smith, Rebecca. Electronic Resumes & Online Networking: how to use the
Internet to do a better job search. c2000
R 331.112 BIG nhfirstJob. The Big Red Job Book: the best place to find your first job
– right here in New Hampshire. c2003
R 331.12 CUT Cubbage, Sue. National Job Hotline Directory: the job finder’s hot list.
A state-by-state listing of job hotlines in the areas of city, state, and federal government, etc. c1999
R 331.124 BOS 2003 The Boston JobBank, 19th ed. c2003
R 331.7 AME The American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries 2000-2001 ed.
R 658.31 DIR 2005-2006 The Directory of Executive Recruiters.
This is a sampling of the resume-writing books available. Again, to browse more titles, go to the Call Number 650.14.
650.14 ADA Adams FastResume users manual. c1996
650.14 AME Farr, J. Michael. America’s top resumes: for America’s top jobs, 2nd
650.14 BLO Block, Jay A. 101 Best Tech Resumes. c2003
650.14 JAC Jackson, Acy L. How to prepare your curriculum vitae, 2nd ed. c1997
650.14 KIN King, Julie Adair. The smart woman’s guide to resumes and job hunting, 3rd
650.14 KUR Kursmark, Louise M. Best resumes for college students and new grads.
650.14 REA Real-resumes for manufacturing jobs : including real resumes used to
change careers and transfer skills to other industries. c2002
650.14 RES Resumes for the 50+ job hunter. c1995
650.14 TRO Troutman, Kathryn K. Creating your high school resume : a step-by-step
guide to preparing an effective resume for jobs, college, and training programs, 2nd ed. c2003
650.14 YAT Yate, Martin John. Resumes that knock ‘em dead, 5th ed. c2003
Once you have gained an interview, these resources will help you make the most of it.
650.14 COR Corcodilos, Nicholas A. Ask the headhunter : reinventing the interview to
win the job. c1997
650.14 GAR Garber, Janet. Getting a job. c2003
650.14 FRE Green, Paul C. Get hired : winning strategies to ace the interview. c1996
650.14 INT Interview to win. c1992
650.14 KEN Kennedy, Joyce Lain. Job interviews for dummies, 2nd ed. c2000
650.14 KRA Krannich, Caryl Rae. Dynamite answers to interview questions. c1992
650.14 KRA Krannich, Caryl Rae. Interview for success : a practical guide to
increasing job interviews, offers, and salaries. 6th ed. c1997
650.14 SHI Shingleton, John D. Job interviewing for college students. c1996
650.14 YAT Yate, Martin John. Knock ‘em dead, 2005. c2004
Use these online services to research companies, find out executives’ names, news items on businesses prior to interviews, and more. Access these databases from the library’s website at http://www.nesmithlibrary.org/Misc/data.htm
Hoover’s and ReferenceUSA must be used from within the library.
EBSCO Host Research databases – EBSCO offers business information from thousands of magazines and journals and over 200 newspapers.
eLibrary – Electric Library covers newspaper, magazines, television and radio transcripts, and more.
Hoover’s – Hoover's, Inc., delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence that drives business growth. Their database of 12 million companies, with in-depth coverage of 40,000 of the world's top business enterprises, is at the core of their business tools and services that customers find vital to their business operations.
NewsBank – NewsBank’s coverage includes The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Union Leader, and hundreds of other newspapers.
ReferenceUSA - The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses.
Audios and Videos
AB/CD 650.14 HAW [Audio on CD-ROM] Hawk, Dexter. 25 Things to Say to the
Interviewer to Get the Job You Want. c2005
158 SEV [Videorecording] The seven spiritual laws of success : a practical guide to the
fulfillment of your dreams
650.14 INT [Videorecording] Interview to win
658.041 HOM [Videorecording] Home-based business : a winning blueprint
Please keep in mind that websites come and go, and sometimes change their addresses just slightly.
The Nesmith Library website has a listing of helpful employment-related links at http://www.nesmithlibrary.org/Favorites/employment.htm
The New Hampshire State Library has also developed a list of links at http://pierce.state.nh.us/internet/jobs.asp
Most businesses listed in the directories above have their own websites with job or career listings. Or, if a particular company interests you and you do not have their website address, try entering www.thecompanyname.com into your computer’s search window.
Finally, because our collection is constantly updated, check the library’s new book shelf for the most current acquisitions. Particularly, look in the 331.7 and the 650.14 call numbers. Some of the titles listed above are updated regularly. If the copyright does not appear current, it may be that there is not an updated or revised edition available.