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Websites

www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/html/busjobsearch. This comprehensive site for Harvard's Office of Career Services lists career advice, resources, and numerous "mega-links" for people at every stage in the career/job search.

 

www.jobbankusa.com and www.hotjobs.com offer massive listings of jobs available and search indexes.

 

www.monster.com, www.careerbuilder.com and www.brassring.com are large recruitment sites.

 

www.careerjournal.com is the Wall Street Journal's site for executives, managers, and professionals.

Books

"So What Are You Going to Do With That?" A Guide To Career-Changing for M.A.'s and Ph.D.'s, Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001). A down-to-earth book by advanced-degree candidates who had a challenging job search.

 

Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists, Peter S. Fiske (American Geophysical Union, 2001). Advice for science or technical Ph.D.s on how to seek opportunities outside research and academia.

 

Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science, Karen Young Kreeger (George H. Buchanan Co., 1998). Anecdotes from people with doctorates in the sciences who have moved from traditional to "alternative" careers.

Composing a Life, Mary Catherine Bateson (Plume, 1990). Looks at the "creative act" through biographies of five women.

 

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Julia Cameron (J.P. Tarcher, 1992). A guide to unblocking creativity for performers and visual artists alike.

 

Making a Life, Making a Living: Reclaiming Your Purpose in Business and Life, Mark Albion (Warner Business Books, 2000). The author discusses how to find a richer, more meaningful life, with a special look at people who thought they "had it all."

 

What Color is Your Parachute? 2002 Edition, Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press, 2001). The classic, updated, for people trying to discover themselves in work.

 

The Guide to Internet Job Searching, 2000-01 Edition, by Margaret Riley Dikel et al. (McGraw Hill-NTC, 2000). A comprehensive look at what the Internet can do for you.

 

Hand-Me-Down Dreams: How Families Influence Our Career Paths and How We

Can Reclaim Them, Mary H. Jacobsen (Three Rivers Press, 2000). How not to let others' dreams and disappointments become your own.

 

Managing Transitions: Making Time for Change and Job Shift: How to Prosper in a Workplace without Jobs, William Bridges (Perseus Press, 1991 and 1995). The books examine changing jobs and careers within the context of the job market (and of our own abilities to adapt).

       

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