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Topic Guide: Career Resources

 

 


AC Career Advising

Did you know AC has a Career Advising Office? Check out the webpage and connect with our Career Advisors to review your resume, cover letter, interview skills, and how to find a job!


Books

Title Author Call Number Book Cover
Before and After Resumes: How to Turn a Good Resume into a Great One Burns-Martin, Tracy HF 5383 .B865 2012 Alexander College Career Subject Book
What Color Is Your Parachute? Bolles, Richard Nelson HF 5382.7 .B65 2014 Alexander College Career Subject Book
Presentation Skills for Students Van Emden, Joan and Lucinda Becker PN 4129.15 .V36 2010 Alexander College Career Subject Book

Want to reserve one of these titles? Email library@alexandercollege.ca with your student # and the book title.


E-Books

These e-Books are available in the online library collection. Click the link to access the resource.

Title Author Publication Date Permalink
How to Find a Job in Canada : Common Problems and Effective Solutions Cheinis, Efim 2008 Link
Killer Cover Letters and Resumes WetFeet 2008 Link
The Elements of Résumé Style: Essential Rules and Eye-opening Advice for Writing Résumés and Cover Letters That Work Bennett, Scott 2005 Link
Top Notch Interviews: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques from the First Call to Getting the Job You Want Davis, Brian 2010 Link
How to Get the Job You Want: 10 Practical Steps to Get a Better Job Quicker Hyams, Ron 2017 Link
Work Smarter with LinkedIn Samuel, Alexandra 2013 Link

Handbooks

Handbooks provide information resources about film theory, and guides for studying and writing about film.

Job Search and Career Checklists: 101 Proven Time-saving Checklists to Organize and Plan Your Career Search by Arlene S. Hirsch
Whether starting a new career or analyzing present job progress, readers will find this book a great tool for assessing needs, gaining confidence in all job-hunting. You can find this resource here.

CaPS Job Search Handbook by McGill Career Planning Service
This handbook was created to help students conduct an effective job search. It can be accessed here.


Library Databases & Job Search Engines


Web Resources

WorkBC
WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia and helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills.

Government of Canada Job Bank
The GC Job Bank offers a job search, career planning, job trends, and other services like a resume builder.

Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre
The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is an online & in-person resource centre that helps newcomers to Canada find the information they need to get a job, explore careers or start a business. Services and resources are free and are created by staff at Vancouver Public Library.

UBC Career Resources
UBC Career Resources is a collection of guides covering topics such as finding a job, developing resumes and cover letters, networking, and job and career exploration.

McGill Career Planning Services
McGill CaPS provides toolkits for students to find jobs and develop their career.

VPL Career Job Search
This guide from the Vancouver Public Library will help you find job market information, including current labour market conditions, economic forecasts for occupational groups, descriptions of industries and occupations, and earnings.

LinkedIn
A website and app used for professional networking. Set up your profile with resume and connect with people you work with. Also allows you to search for job postings, develop skills, and direct message your network contacts.

WorkSafeBC
This organization provides information about workplace safety in British Columbia to workers and employers.


Developing Workplace Skills

These three websites offer courses in business, marketing, information technology, personal development, and more. Many do have course fees. Check with your local public library to see if you can access one of these services for free with your public library card!