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Finding a Job (ebook)

Searching for and applying for jobs can be a stressful experience. Finding a Job explains how this process works, provides advice on how to find a job that is right for you, and information on topics such as cover letters and interviews.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022

This completely updated edition features the latest resources, strategies, and perspectives on today's job market, revealing surprising advice on what works--and what doesn't--so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results.  This practical manual also provides essential tips for writing impressive resumes and cover letters, networking effectively, interviewing with confidence, and negotiating the best salary possible. 

Bound-For-Career Guidebook

In this guidebook for adolescents and young adults, the author outlines the experiences and tasks that will facilitate the career development process and lead to satisfaction and success.

Career Rookie

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.

Browse career development books and ebooks.

Watch career development videos from the Ferguson's Career Guidance Center database.

Self-Paced Tutorials

Want some more in-depth information about preparing for a job or career? Check out this self-paced Canvas tutorial which includes the following modules:

  • How to Explore Careers Using Library Resources
  • Information Skills for the Workplace

More resources can be found in the Career Research guide

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Career Tips: Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter


Your cover letter is a marketing document designed to sell a product—you—and a business document to give employers a glimpse of your personality.