New resources for scholarships, salary reports, networking, travel abroad and more!


Happy new year to everyone and best wishes for a successful 2010. We have quite a few new resources to help you develop your career - take some time at the beginning of this session to think about where you're at and where you'd like to go.

We're delighted to announce that a new salary resource is available to you. Glassdoor is an insider company information website providing salaries, interview information and company reviews submitted by users. Normally you would have to register and submit contributions in order to have full access to the site. However, thanks to our partnership with Glassdoor, just click on our link to them under 'Recommended Websites', and you will have full, free access without registration. You must access their website through our page in order to view all information. Of course, you will have to register if you wish to contribute. 

Use Glassdoor to successfully negotiate your salary. To learn more about negotiation, check out our books on salary negotiation in section 3.33 of the resource centre.

Our latest acquisitions, all located in the CaPS Career Resource Centre in the Brown building (room 2200):

  • DVDs of McGill Academic Career Week 2009 panels featuring experts and professionals
  • Understanding Tenure Track
  • The Hiring Committee Panel: Who They Hire & Why
  • Going on the Market: Advice for Job Seekers - Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Going on the Market: Advice for Job Seekers - Science & Engineering
  • Building Your Teaching Portfolio
  • Strategies for a Winning Thesis Defense
  • Networking at Academic Conferences: The Right Way
  • Managing Your Relationship With Your Supervisor
  • Guide to Canadian Scholarships 2010  [3 binders]
  • Comprehensive Guide to Canadian Public Service Exams
  • Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women
  • How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Other Social Networks
  • Universities Telephone Directory / Bottin des universités 2010
  • Education Student Job Search Guide
  • Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career
  • The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas (4th edition revised, Book + CD)
  • Fly Smart / Prenez l'air averti
  • Yes Montreal Program Book 2010
  • Yokoso! Japan: Welcome to Our Home - Visit Japan Pocket Guide
  • Suite of Stalla Review for the 2009 CFA Exams lecture CDs and study session books

We've also added a number of resources on tree planting to our collection. These are older publications but full of candid, detailed information. If you're in good physical shape and have a taste for adventure in the great outdoors, consider tree planting this summer.

  • Nowhere to Grow but Up: A Guide to Tree Planting
  • Tree Planting Booklet
  • Treeplanting Guide
  • Tree Planting Photo Album

Magazines and serials

  • Verge Winter 2010
    This special photo annual also features articles on travelling, working and volunteering in Costa Rica; teaching English in Thailand, with a supplemental list of resources online; and a guide on Volunteering Abroad.
  • Perspectives on Labour and Income, Winter 2009

Other bits and pieces

45 of the Weirdest College Scholarships
See if you qualify for these unusual, U.S.-based scholarships!

Going Global
, an international careers resource, has increased their employer directory listings from 25,000 to more than 450,000 corporate profiles. Major employer listings have also been added to all Country and City Career Guides. In progress are new Country Career Guides for Mexico, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They also recently published a comprehensive Guide to Working in the USA. Read about how to use Going Global here. Please note that a VPN connection is required to access Going Global.

Finally, did you know that old books from our career resource centres are up for grabs in our free stuff cabinets just outside of our office? Feel free to look through the drawers of the cabinets marked 'free stuff', located in front of the elevators outside of our office on the 2nd floor of the Brown building.

If you have any questions or have purchasing suggestions, don't hestitate to visit, call 514-398-3304 ext. 00950 or send an caps.library [at]" target="_blank">e-mail.

Search our catalogue and our website directory for more career resources, covering graduate school, networking, occupational descriptions, employer directories, self-improvement, and everything in between.

Contact Information

Vanessa Franco
caps.library [at]
Office Phone: 
514-398-3304 ext. 00950