Developing Your Career

Are you seeking a new job? Thinking about your short term and long term career vision? Evaluating how you can reach your professional goals? Here are some resources to help you enhance your career development. 

Career Choreography: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Right Job and Achieving Huge Success and Happiness by Ken Lindner

America’s Most Successful Career Developer shows you how to secure personally suited jobs and achieve your professional goals by following easy and effective steps

Crush Your Career: Ace the Interview, Land the Job, and Launch Your Future by Dee Ann Turner

Chick-fil-A’s former HR operations manager helps you create a work life you love from recruitment to retirement, including how to prepare and interview for jobs, develop strong relationships, keep a job, and grow your career. 

Roadmap to Federal Jobs: How to Determine Your Qualifications, Develop an Effective USAJOBS Resume, Apply for and Land U.S. Government Jobs by Barbara A. Adams

Learn proven processes for finding, applying for, and landing U.S. Government jobs.

The Genius Habit: How One Habit Can Radically Change Your Work and Your Life by Laura Garnett 

Print   Book on CD   Ebook

 In The Genius Habit, performance strategist Laura Garnett shows you how the path to finding long-lasting professional happiness starts with building the habit that makes extraordinary accomplishment all but guaranteed, as well as: – The difference between passion and purpose and why one matters more than the other – How to stop equating achievements with happiness – Why having a mentor is not a necessity for career success.

Back to Business: Finding Your Confidence, Embracing Your Skills, and Landing Your Dream Job After a Career Pause by Nancy McSharry Jensen

The 45 percent of American women who take career breaks know better than anyone that searching for a job—with its new modes of communication, new rules of discoverability, and new expectations—has changed rapidly in the last decade. This book lays out a clear path for anyone ready to re-enter the workforce.

How to Get a Good Job After 50: A Step-by-Step Guide to Job Search Success by Rupert French

These days, more and more people are looking to stay in the workforce longer and are seeking satisfying, fulfilling jobs. How to Get a Good Job After 50 is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job older employees want to have! In clear, practical chapters, job search expert Rupert French shows you how to adopt a pro-active, ‘self-employed’ approach that builds self-esteem and promotes a time-efficient, self-managed job search program.

Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work by Lindsey Pollak

A leading workplace expert provides an inspirational, practical, and forward-looking career playbook for recent grads, career changers, and transitioning professionals looking to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving workplace.

Next Job, Best Job: A Headhunter’s 11 Strategies to Get Hired Now by Rob Barnett 

If you’re struggling to find work in an uncertain job market, Next Job, Best Job by headhunter Rob Barnett delivers game changing strategies to get you hired now. For readers at any phase of a career, Barnett saves you months of wasted time surfing random job postings and uploading resumes into oblivion. His new process gives you the end-to-end tools to find the work you want.

Love Your Job: The New Rules of Career Happiness by Kerry Hannon

Yes, it is possible to have a job you love, and it doesn’t require starting from scratch. Love Your Job is a guide to making work fulfilling and fun – again or even for the first time. Kerry Hannon, The New York Times columnist and AARP’s jobs expert, focuses on the little things that can make a big difference in how we feel about work.

Amazing Fast-Track Careers: Start A New Career In Less Than A Year by Rothesia Stokes

Amazing Fast-Track Careers is a guide for those who are seeking new career paths but are unaware of the options available to them.

You no longer have to feel limited to a career that does not fulfill you or feel it will take several years to make a career change. You can begin taking action to have the career you desire.

Power Moves:  How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose by Lauren McGoodwin

From the founder of the influential website Career Contessa, an invaluable career resource for women feeling stuck or unfulfilled that combines actionable advice, learning tools to make impactful life changes, and an in-depth discussion of how to build a meaningful career on your terms.

Finding Work You Love: 3 Steps to Getting the Perfect Job After College by Kirk Snyder

A three-step career system to help you tap into your own unique value to find a deeply meaningful and engaging job, whether you’re a college student, a recent graduate, or a new professional looking for a fresh start.

The 2-Hour Job Search, Second Edition: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster by Steve Dalton

Use the latest technology to target potential employers and secure the first interview—no matter your experience, education, or network—with these revised and updated tools and recommendations.

The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up by Jane Finkle

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.

-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

Books for Gathering and Entertaining

Whether you are  planning a slew of holiday parties, hosting an intimate evening for friends and family, or simply enjoying the coziest time of year, here are some newish books available with your Livingston Library card,  that will provide inspiration for preparing meals and drinks, arranging the decor, or setting the party table, all to ensure a smooth and enjoyable gathering.

Cocktails

Classic Cocktails : The Very Best Martinis, Margaritas, Manhattans, And More by Nick Mautone

Zero Proof Cocktails : 90 Non-Alcoholic Recipes For Mindful Drinking by Elva Ramirez

Memorable Meals and Desserts

Boards, Platters, Plates : Recipes For Entertaining, Sharing, And Snacking by Maria Zizka

Christmas With Southern Living 2021 : Inspired Ideas For Holiday Cooking & Decorating

Come For Tea : Favorite Recipes For Scones, Savories, And Sweets

Entertaining With Mary Berry : Favorite Hors D’oeuvres, Entrées, Desserts, Baked Goods, And More by Mary Berry

Share + Savor : Create Impressive  Indulgent Appetizer Boards For Any Occasion by Kylie Mazon-Chambers

Table Setting and Decor

The Art Of Tablescaping : Deck Out Your Table With The Queen Of Theme by Bugsy Drake

Gather At Home : Over 100 Simple Recipes, DIYs, And Inspiration For A Year Of Occasions by Monika Hibbs

Tables & Spreads : A Go-To Guide For Beautiful Snacks, Intimate Gatherings And Inviting Feasts by Shelly Westerhausen 

-Archana, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian