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Published: 13 Mar 2009

Summer will soon be here and many of you are looking for summer jobs or embarking upon careers. We've been busy acquiring new resources to help you along.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Canada Employment Weekly and International Career Employment Weekly are weekly subscriptions; use these resources to locate jobs in industry and academia globally. These are available in myFuture under the 'Documents' tab. Click on ‘Career Resources’. Under the ‘Type’ drop-down menu, choose ‘CaPS- Subscription’ and then click on ‘Apply Search’. In addition to being available in a downloadable digital edition on myFuture, the Chronicle of Higher Education website is available to the entire McGill community via the network/VPN. Canada Employment Weekly and International Career Employment Weekly are available in PDF format through myFuture.

In addition, the latest issues of Artsboard, Current Jobs in Liberal Arts, Qui Fait Quoi (media and culture industry in Québec) and Job Postings are now available. You'll find the first two in PDF on myFuture whereas Qui Fait Quoi may be consulted in the Resource Centre. Copies of Job Postings are in a rack just outside of the CaPS office, along with many other free publications.

Speaking of free publications, you will find many pamphlets, flyers and maybe even promotional goods in the cabinets to your right as you enter the CaPS office. Feel free to open the drawers and explore- if you're looking for a summer job, internship or study/work abroad information, this is an excellent place to begin. We receive promotional materials from organisations on a weekly basis so check back often.

Music students! Did you know that you can search music jobs through the Bridge? This subscription-only job search site is hosted by the New England Conservatory of Music and lists opportunities in festivals, performance, grants/scholarships/fellowships, professional development, internships, administration, teaching, and competitions. caps [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Contact me) for login information.

Check out the following resources to guide you through professional and personal development. After 16h, two items may be borrowed overnight, to be returned by 10h the following day. You must leave either your McGill I.D. or $10 per item as a deposit.

Associations Canada
On-site consultation only- ask for this comprehensive directory at the front desk. Detailed profiles include contact information for over 20,000 professional associations and non-profits. This is an excellent resource for identifying potential employers or networking opportunities. Includes subject, budget, executive name and geographic indexes. Also available online through the McGill libraries (must be connected to the network/VPN).

Breaking the Ice: How to Improve Your On-the-Spot Communication Skills
Determine your 'Ice-Q' and learn how to manage those uncomfortable situations in life!

Down, But Not Out: 10 Steps for Rebuilding Your Life, Your Career (and All That Other Stuff)
Written by someone who knows, this book shows you how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and begin again.

Financially Fearless by 40
'Practical advice for the smart, successful and financially clueless.'

Gazette Summer Camps insert
Missed last week's issue of the Gazette? Looking for a summer job? This insert lists summer camp job opportunities in Québec, Ontario and the U.S.

Guide to Professional Programs in Canada, 2nd ed.
Admission, application and general information on the top professional programs in Canada. Includes information on prerequisites, deadlines, costs, and how many applicants are accepted.

How to Be Happy at Work, 2nd ed.
This book shows you how to choose or change careers, achieve security, manage anxiety, deal with job loss, overcome challenges and failures, build good relationships, and balance life and work.

Lifescripts: What to Say to Get What You Want in Life's Toughest Situations (revised & updated)
109 scripts provide you with an icebreaker opener, a 'pitch', and a flowchart of rejoinders to give any response, positive or negative.

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty (updated)
Contains practical advice, experiences and opinions on how to manage your career, hire and lead a research team, find funding, and other topics for scientific professionals.

Most Diverse Employers (DVD)
A half-hour video about employers who support diversity.

Power Phrases! The Perfect Words to Say it Right and Get the Results You Want (expanded 5th edition + CD)
Provides Power Phrases to say NO; transform conflict into understanding; negotiate; break the ice; manage your boss; and communicate with coworkers.

Resumes for Mid-Career Job Changes, 3rd ed.
This guide describes how to develop powerful résumés that put your career in perspective as you work towards new opportunities. Includes samples.

Suddenly Unemployed: Encouraging and Practical Steps for Finding a Job
In addition to providing real-life examples and answers from people who have been or are currently unemployed, this book describes how to create an impressive résumé and how to prepare for an interview.

The 30-Second Commute: The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Operating a Home-Based Business
Learn how to write a business plan, find the necessary financing, and market and sell your products and services.

The Canadian Hidden Job Market Directory, 7th ed.
Listings of recruiters, firms and organizations by industry, industry associations by topic, trade directories, sector councils, and career resources on the Internet.

The Canadian Summer Job Directory, 4th ed.
Just in time! Outlines 11 Steps to getting work in the summer. Includes national and regional programs and opportunities.

The Job of Your Life, 2nd ed.
Find out how to write a 'real' résumé, how to be yourself in interviews, get motivated, and offers tools and resources.

Weekend Entrepreneur: 101 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash
This book contains a very thorough list of ways to earn extra income in various industries.

What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement
Find out how to begin planning for retirement now, not only financially but also psychologically, emotionally, medically and socially.

Work + Life: Finding the Fit That's Right for You
This three-step guide will show you how to combine work and life strategically, effectively and creatively.

For more information or purchasing suggestions, pay me a visit, call or e-mail caps [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

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