Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Books on Careers and Job Hunting

Interested in reading up on the state of the job market and the economic crisis? The Hostos Library recently purchased the following:

The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the Impending Jobs Crisis
by Edward E. Gordon

Location: HD5724.G637 2005

The problem Chicago-based consultant Gordon sees is not a lack of jobs, but a lack of people to do them as baby boomers retire and the next generation has not been properly educated or trained for the high-skill, technology-related jobs that will be available. He describes how the US came to where it is, the current situation and its implications, and solutions for structuring renewal.

America Works: the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market
by Richard B. Freeman

Assessing the performance of the U.S. job market in light of other developed countries' recent history highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the free market model. Written with authoritative knowledge and incisive wit, America Works provides a compelling plan for how we can make markets work better for all Americans.

Location: HD5724 .F734 2007

Why Men Earn More: the Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap--and What Women Can Do About It
by Warren Farrell

"This book--complete with far more textured, subtle arguments than a column can ever convey--will make you think twice." -- Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer,

Location: HD6061.F37 2005

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (14th ed).

Location: Reference - HF5381 .E52 2008

Change Your Career: Teaching as Your New Profession
by Lauren Starkey

Making the change to the education sector can prove to be a worthwhile and rewarding move. If you are looking to make a career switch, Change Your Career: Teaching as Your New Profession is the perfect resource for you. In this take-charge guide, you will find all the vital information you need to decide if teaching is right for you, and how to make a seamless transition into this new profession.

Location: LB1775.2 .S73 2007

Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment
by Paul Greenland

Location: S945 .G74 2008

Career Opportunities in Forensic Science
by Susan Echaore-McDavid

Location: HV8073.E34 2008

Careers in High Tech
by Nicholas Basta

Location: TA157.B3418 2007

Opportunities in Dental Care Careers
by Bonnie L. Kendall

Location: Reference RK60.K44 2006

Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Radiography: the Complete Study Guide and Career Planner - 5th ed.

Location: Reference RC78.17 .C35 2008


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