Resource Library

The following resources are available for your use in the location indicated.  All books in the Student Resource Center are available to be checked out for 10 days at a time.  If you find other resources not listed here to be beneficial, please let us know so we can share them with others. 

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The Student Resource Center

100 Jobs in Social Change 
Overview of Careers in: Advocacy, Social and Health Services, Education, Non-profit work, Media, Communications and Technology, Political Arena

101 Best Resumes 
Jay Block and Michael Betrus

Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector 
Jennifer Bobrow Burns
Complete overview of many positions available in the non-profit sector

Careers for Good Samaritans and Other Humanitarian Types 
Marjorie Eberts, Margaret Gisler
"If you want your work to make a difference, this book is essential reading. Inside, you'll learn about the many careers that let you make a contribution to your community, the environment, or the world. From jobs at local social service organizations to international development work, there are hundreds of possibilities for people who want to do well while doing good."

Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty 
Harvey Mackay
A book about Networking "If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I've met over a lifetime, I'd say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts"

How to Find Your Mission in Life 
Richard Bolles
"In this intimate treasury of wit and wisdom, Richard Bolles, ...explores the spiritual aspects of finding one's place in the world"

Is Your Genius At Work? 
Dick Richards
4 Key Questions to ask before your next career move

Kise, Stark, and Krebs Hirsh
Discovering... Who you Are - Why You're Here - What you do Best

Making A Living While Making A Difference: The Expanded Guide to Careers with Conscience 
Melissa Everett
"You don't have to sell your soul to make a living. More and more people want their work to be meaningful and to contribute to the betterment of the planet. They want a career that makes use of their skills without compromising their integrity, and they want their work to reflect their own passion and commitment. This book shows how imaginative others have been in making creative career choices, and what they have done to succeed"

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change 
William Bridges
"William Bridges provides a clear understanding of what change does to employees, and he shows how to minimize the distress and disruptions caused by change."

Minnesota Non-Profit Salary and Benefits Survey 
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Opportunities in Gerontology and Aging Career Services 
Ellen Williams
- descriptions of occupational choices - employment resources, trade and professional organizations - Information on issues involving older adults

Opportunities in Religious Service Careers 
John Oliver Nelson
An overview of many responses to a call to work in a religious career

The Concise Guide to Becoming an Independent Consultant 
Herman Holtz
"Packed with expert advice, helpful tips, and industry secrets to successful self-marketing, this guide gives you the crucial tools and techniques you need to both survive and thrive in this highly competitive field."

The New Quick Job-Hunting Map 
Richard Bolles
"How to Create a Picture of Your Ideal Job or Next Career" Based on 'What Color is Your Parachute'

The Overnight Resume 
Donald Asher
"Job-winning resumes and cover letters and the latest on using the internet in your job search"

What Color Is Your Parachute 2007 
Richard Bolles
"A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers"- "The best-selling job-hunting book in the world!"

What’s Your Type of Career?, 
Donna Dunning
"Unlock the secrets of your personality to find your perfect career path"

Whistle While You Work 
Richard Leider and David Shapiro
"Calling is natural... It needs only to be uncovered not discovered... it is a liberating and practical guide that will help you find work that is truly satisfying, deeply fulfilling and consistent with your deepest values."

The Luther Seminary Library

Developing a Professional Vita or Resume 

Let Your Life Speak 
Parker Palmer


Resume Writing 

The Active Live 
Parker Palmer

The Fabric of this World 

What Color is Your Parachute? 
Richard Bolles

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