Work on Professional Development during the break with new Library eBooks!

The end of the semester is here! Congratulations on all your hard work during the semester, and enjoy your well-deserved time off.

During the break, you might find some extra time on your hands, so why not use it to your advantage? The library has new eBooks available to help you work on Professional Development.
Job Hunting

Cracking the new job market : the 7 rules for getting hired in any economy

Summary: “The rules for finding professional work once seemed clear and unwavering: capture career highlights in a resume, practice answers to standard interview questions, and do lots of face-to-face networking. This title shows how these rules have changed and delivers fresh job-hunting strategies that actually work.”

Want more? Search the library catalog for: “job hunting”

Create your Personal Brand : manage your online self for profit, image and business success

Summary: “New media expert Cresta Norris gives advice on how to manage an online image through media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. She shows the reader how to stay connected to the things they care about using RSS feeds, news feeds, netvibes, etc. She passes on tricks from top journalists about how to use search engines as a professional research tool. also shares tips on how to find a better job, recruit staff, or find similar people to work with, illustrating these tips with case studies of individuals and businesses. It also provides examples of how an online image can go wrong, and valuable advice on how to put it right.”

Want more? Search the library catalog for: “social media” AND jobs


Improve your Communication Skills

Creating success: Improve your communication skills

Summary: “Covers how to improve conversation skills and build rapport with colleagues, hold interviews and staff appraisals, learn the skills of persuasion, give effective presentations, write emails, letters and reports and write for the web.”

Want more? Search the library catalog for: “business communication”
Develop your Leadership Skills

Creating personal presence : look, talk, think, and act like a leader

Summary: “’Personal presence’ is hard to define, but we know it when we see it. Someone walks into a room and people step aside. Heads turn. Conversation opens up to include them. This title shows how we can master the skills and attitudes that enable us to become compelling leaders and communicate with credibility and power.”

Want more? Search the library catalog for: “leadership”