Read about the importance of self in career exploration

Read about the importance of self in career exploration

Many students think their degree determines what they'll do after graduation but your degree is just one of many things to take into consideration when deciding on a career path. The most important factor in choosing a career that's right for you is...YOU! But you can't choose a career that fits who you are if you don't know who you are! Take some time to reflect on your history, your experiences, your curiosities, your likes and dislikes, your strengths, your skills, your accomplishments, and the many other factors that go into making you who you are.

To supplement the activities available at the Career Centre to help you explore important aspects of yourself, the Career Centre's non-circulating non-circulating career resource library has a wide variety of print materials to help you learn more about yourself and careers that might be a good fit for you.

Some titles from the Career Centre's Resource Library:

  • The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers, Meg Bussee with Steven Joiner
  • Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise: The Authoritative Guide for Landing the Job of Your Dreams, American Kinesiology Association, 2011
  • 101 Career Alternatives for Teachers, Margaret M. Gisler
  • 101 Careers in Social Work, Jessica A. Ritter, Halaevalu F.O. Vakalahi and Mary Kiernan-Stern
  • Ready, Set, Hired! A Practical Guide to Starting a Career with the Canadian Government, Charles Seems
  • Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, 3rd ed., Daniel J. Ryan, 2011
  • Best Canadian Résumés, Sharon Graham
  • Get the Interview Edge! Tips to getting Hired from Interviewers, Kim Chung and Elisa Hui
  • Comprehensive Guide to Canadian Public Service Exams, PublicServicePrep
  • From Master Student to Master Employee, Doug Toft (Ed.)
  • Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career, Sheila Curran and Suzanne Greenwald
  • Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development, Sherry L. Mueller and Mark Overmann
  • Perfect Personal Statements: Write Powerful Essays for Law, Business, Medical, and Graduate School Applications, 3rd ed., Mark Alan Stewart
  • Your Social Media Job Search: Use LinkedIn, Twitter, and other tools to Get the Job You Want!, Robert Hellmann, 2010
  • “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside Academia, Susan Basalla, Maggie Debelius and Michael Fasulo
  • Careers for Environmental Types & Others Who Respect the Earth, Jane Kinney
  • Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You, 2nd ed., edited by Robert J. Sternberg
  • So, You Want to Be a Lawyer, Eh?: Law School in Canada, 2nd ed., Adam Letourneau
  • Shine While You Dine: Business Dining Etiquette for the Virtual Age, Robert A. Shutt, 2011


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