Looking for a new career?

Because of the global pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, many of workers have already faced unemployment or fear doing so. While many professionals hope to eventually resume pre-pandemic jobs/careers, others will find a new line of work, either by choice or necessity. No matter what the circumstance, the library is here to help!


For general job hunting resources, take a look at Resources for Job Seekers during Covid-19.


If you’re interested in looking at specific career options, the Masters at Work series of books, eBooks, and eAudiobooks cover a wide variety of career paths (with more titles coming!).

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You know it’s time for a change, but do you need help figuring out how to get started? These titles can help point you in the right direction.


Born for this: how to find the work you were meant to do / Chris Guillebeau.

Demonstrates how to enjoy greater career success and personal fulfillment by finding one's life calling, with recommendations beyond the entrepreneurial sphere to outline an actionable method for rendering one's passions profitable. (Baker & Taylor)



Lifeboat: navigating unexpected career change and disruption / Maggie Craddock.

Lifeboat draws an analogy between the 1912 sinking of the ship Titanic and modern-day layoffs, mergers, and business closures that disrupt careers and cause unemployment. Using the metaphor of a lifeboat, the author provides readers pragmatic strategiesto adapt to change in the workplace and keep their careers afloat. (Baker & Taylor)



Pivot: the art and science of reinventing your life / Adam Markel.

The CEO of Peak Potentials describes how anyone at any age can tap their true potential and transition or transform their career through step-by-step exercises, introspective prompts, and daily rituals that will help create a clear space for change. (Baker & Taylor)



Roadmap: the get-it-together guide to figuring out what you want to do with your life.

Through inspirational stories and interviews, journal-like prompts, and practical career development information, this helpful resource will steer students, recent graduates, and career-changers toward an authentic, fulfilling life. (Chronicle Books)



Switchers: how smart professionals change careers and seize success / Dawn Graham.

Aims to help those seeking a career change find success by explaining the concerns of hiring managers and showing readers how to make their applications stand out from the crowd. (Baker and Taylor)



Take the leap: change your career, change your life / Sara Bliss.

Provides inspiration and guidance for transitioning to a career that reflects ones passion in life, with advice from people who have transformed their careers dramatically. (Baker & Taylor)



What color is your parachute? 2020: a practical manual for job hunters and career-changers / Richard N.  Bolles.

This newly streamlined edition features the latest resources, case studies, 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. (Random House)