Library Resources

The Office of Career Services has many books and other print resources that can be viewed upon request.

Resume / Cover Letter

Designing the Perfect Resume
Advice on designing letterheads and cover letters, hundreds of example resumes, and more.

Everything you need to know about using electronic resumes to tap into today's job market.

Federal Resume Guidebook
Strategies for writing a winning federal resume.

Gallery of Best Resumes
A collection of quality resumes by professional resume writers.

Global Resume and CV Guide
Provides information on 40 different countries, including the U.S. Includes job sources, websites, work permit/visa requirements, interviewing, and cultural advice.

How to Prepare your Curriculum Vitae
Helps craft attention-getting CV's.

National Business Employment Weekly: Cover Letters
National Business Employment Weekly offers real sample cover letters and advice from successful job hunters and career counselors.

National Business Employment Weekly: Resumes
National Business Employment Weekly offers real sample resumes and advice from successful job hunters and career counselors.

Perfect Cover Letter
A brief introduction to cover letters — their purpose, how employers use them, and how they are read.

Resumes that Knock 'em Dead
Features information on online postings, email techniques, and follow-up strategies.


Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions
Questions and answers that will help you get the job.

Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation
A book designed to help students with case interviews.

The Essential Digital Interview Handbook

National Business Employment Weekly: Interviewing
National Business Employment Weekly discusses effective techniques to help you answer tough questions and make a great impression.

Vault Guide to Finance Interviews
Overview of aspects of financial industry.

Vault Guide to the Case Interview
Launch your consulting career with winning strategies for your case interviews.

National Business Employment Weekly: Networking
National Business Employment Weekly focuses on strategies for tapping the hidden market where most jobs are found.

Salary Negotiation

Women Don't Ask
This groundbreaking book explores the personal and societal reasons women seldom ask for what they need, want, and deserve at work—and shows how to develop this crucial skill.

Job Offer! A How-To Negotiation Guide
Provides detailed explanations of possible options, including bonuses, job design, stock options, and more.

Negotiating Salary and Perks
The guide to helping you make better career decisions.

Job Search Strategies

Knock 'Em Dead 2008: The Ultimate Job-Seeker's Handbook
The ultimate Job Search Guide.

Complete Job-Search Handbook
Everything you need to know to get the job you really want.

No More Job Interviews! Self-Employment Strategies for People with Disabilities
This book discusses self-employment options for people with disabilities.

Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector
An overview of the various professions in the nonprofit sector.

Jobs That Matter
Find a stable, fulfilling career in public service.

Job Smart: What You Need to Know to Get the Job You Want
Whether you're starting a job search from scratch, or just need a few sample resumes or letters for reference or inspiration, Job Smart is a field-guide for job hunters.

Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work
A book with an untempered, straight-shooting style and an arsenal of uncommon advice for businesswomen in their twenties and thirties.

Over 40 and Looking for Work?
A guide for those over 40 who are unemployed, underemployed, and unhappily employed.

Work It!
How to get ahead and land a job in any economy.

Best Careers for Bilingual Latinos
Market your fluency in Spanish to get ahead on the job.

From Making a Profit to Making a Difference
This book is useful for people changing from business to nonprofits. Also helpful for those working in nonprofits who are exploring career options.

Making a Living While Making a Difference, The Expanded Guide to Creating Careers with a Conscience
Shows how imaginative others have been in making creative career choices and what they have done to succeed.

95 Mistakes Job Seekers Make... and How to Avoid Them
Familiarize yourself with the mistakes and solutions job seekers make.

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities
This book takes you beyond the interview to negotiating salary, fitting into the work environment, and asking for reasonable accommodations with lots of real life examples to inspire you.

Selecting Your Employer: A Guide to an Informed Pursuit of the Best Career for You
Gives the reader the concrete tools to successfully evaluate a present or potential job.

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was
How to discover what you really want and how to get it.

Search: Winning Strategies to Get Your Next Job in the Nonprofit World
Job searching from A to Z.

Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact
Designed to help guide people along a service career path. This book includes recollections from Echoing Green Fellows about their experiences.

Career Change
Everything you need to know to meet new challenges and take control of your career.

What Should I Do With My Life?
The true story of people who answered the ultimate question.

What Employers Really Want: The Insider's Guide to Getting a Job
An essential insider's guide to a successful and efficient job search.

Leadership & Personal Missions: A Guide to Finding Your Mission & Purpose in Life
A tool to enable you to identify salient aspects about you, and apply that knowledge to your own direction.

Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in the Nonprofit Sector
Discusses all types of nonprofits.

InterAction Member Profiles 2004-2005
Profiles of some of the best international development organizations.

Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers
A comprehensive resource for transitioning professionals pursuing new career options in the nonprofit sector.

Net Impact: Social impact Career Handbook
Designed to be a supplement to the Career Services resources. The book discusses areas such as corporate social responsibility, microfinance, and nonprofit management.

Lean In
Women, work, and the will to lead.


Successful Internship
Advice and tips on how to make an internship successful.

Internship Success
A step-by-step guide to getting the most out of your internship.

Big Green Internship Book: Internships and Summer Jobs for the Environment
This annual directory describes internships and summer jobs for students interested in the environment.

Human Rights Internship Book
This annual guide describes internship opportunities with human rights organizations.

Internships in International Affairs Book
This annual directory describes internship opportunities for students interested in international affairs.

Internships with Community and Service Agencies
This annual guide lists internship opportunities across the U.S. with social and community service agencies.

Washington Internships in Law and Policy
This annual directory describes internship opportunities in the fields of policy and law.

Women's Rights Internship Book
This annual directory describes internship opportunities in the field of women's rights.


Public Interest Profiles 2001-2002
Directory of America's most influential Public Affairs Groups.

How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job
A complete guide to opportunities, internships, resumes and cover letters, application essays (KSAs), interviews, salaries, promotions, and more.

Guide to America's Federal Jobs: A Complete Directory of Federal Career Opportunities
A comprehensive resource on federal employment for job seekers and federal employees.

Book of U.S. Government Jobs
Where they are, what's available, and how to get one.

Ten Steps to a Federal Job
Helps applicants slash the red tape and access thousands of jobs vital to running the government.

Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism
A complete guide of more than 70 exciting careers.

How to Get a Job in Congress (Without Winning an Election)
An essential tool for job seekers wanting to work for Congress on Capitol Hill. Also discusses alternative careers around Capitol Hill.

Insider's Guide to Political Internships: What to Do Once You're Inside the Door
Provides helpful tools so interns can hit the ground running in political internships.

First 90 Days in Government: Critical Success Strategies for New Public Managers at All Levels
This book introduces a framework enabling new government leaders at all levels to accelerate their transitions by addressing nine key challenges.

Paths to Making a Difference
A compilation of interviews with top political executives to capture their experiences.


D&B Healthcare Reference Book 2001/2002
America's leading healthcare providers and suppliers.

Early-Careerist: MGMA Smart Pack
A collection of practice management articles and papers.

More than a Market, Making Sense of Health Care Systems: Lessons from Community Voices, Health Care for the Underserved
This book offers a look at providing health care to underserved populations.

Effective Health Care Supervisor
Packed with strategies, techniques, and tools to build your management skills.

Introduction to Healthcare Delivery Organizations
Provides a concise overview of the activities, management, personnel, and interrelationships found in healthcare delivery organizations.

Physicians in Managed Care: A Career Guide
Discusses managed care organizations, career paths, management positions, and more.

Opportunities in Hospital Administration Careers
Advice on how to get started in some of the fastest growing jobs in hospital administration, including salary statistics and a listing of professional societies.

Tyler's Guide: The Healthcare Executive's Job Search
A guide for any healthcare executive planning or making a job change.

Careers in Healthcare Management: How to Find your Path and Follow It
Provides information about where you can work, types of management positions, and the skills you will need to be successful.

Career Guide for the Health Services Manager
Learn the professional and personal skills necessary to succeed as a healthcare executive.

Practical Guide to Global Health Service
This book profiles approximately 300 organizations that place health service volunteers.

JobBank Guide to Health Care Companies
This book is a directory of health care employers and how to get a job with them.

Philanthropy / Fundraising

Handbook on Private Foundations
Addresses the most compelling issues facing the foundation community.

Harvard College Guide to Grants
This book lists funding sources for internships, graduate study, overseas study, purposeful travel, and research.

Careers in Fundraising
Provides guidance on professional opportunities in the field of fundraising, including topics on professional development and on-the-job issues.

Give and Take: A Candid Account of Corporate Philanthropy
A candid look at the factors that make for a successful giving program.

Urban Planning

Sustainable Streets 2009 Progress Report
Report detailing NYC DOT’s strategic plan for a more sustainable NYC.

Practice of Local Government Planning
A discussion of issues in local government planning.

World Class Streets: Remaking New York City's Public Realm
Report focusing on NYC DOT’s public realm strategies.

International Careers in Urban Planning
A collection of interviews with planners working throughout the world. Profiles international planners' career paths, including education, current jobs, and career advice.

Planning in the USA, Policies, Issues, and Process
Outlines land use, urban planning, and environmental protection policies.

Career Opportunities for American Planners in International Development
The American Planning Association (APA) discusses different aspect of international planning.

Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning
A guided look at the variety of fascinating careers available in planning, design, and development.

Becoming an Urban Planner
A clear and concise survey of the urban planning field and advice for navigating a successful career.

Planning for a New Century
A discussion by leading thinkers of important policy issues in planning.

Career Worth Planning
Dispenses practical career advice for beginner and veteran urban planners.

Community Planning
Walks the reader through the planning process and clearly demonstrates what planners do.

Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
Includes fishery and wildlife management, parks and outdoor recreation, land and water conservation, and more.

Readings in Planning Theory
Examines the current state of planning theory and the new directions it has taken in recent years.

What Planners Do: Power, Politics and Persuasion
A comprehensive look at planning.

Guide to Careers in Community Development
Everything you need to know about community development.


Insider Guide: Careers in Management Consulting
Guide to careers in management consulting.

Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in Management Consulting
A complete guide to careers in management consulting.

Directory of Management Consultants 2000
A comprehensive compilation of information about US management consulting firms.


Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
A compilation of volunteer stories of life overseas and information on how to become a volunteer.

Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America
Discusses careers in the Foreign Service.

Work Abroad
The complete guide to finding a job overseas.

Financial Resources for International Study
A guide for students and professionals with detailed descriptions of 700 grants and fellowships.

Working for Change: Making a Career in International Public Service
Explores career paths in international public service, focusing on development management positions.

Directory of Jobs and Careers Abroad
A guide to launching a successful overseas job search, including recommended skills, and opportunities in over 50 countries.

Careers in International Business
Will guide you toward finding and keeping a job in international business that's right for you.

Careers in International Affairs: 9th Edition
Designed to provoke thought about possibilities, this book offers an introduction to and an overview of a wide variety of employment opportunities around the world.

International Jobs Directory
1001 international employer profiles and tips for success.

Academic Job Search

Academic Job Search Handbook
Provides specific advice on all aspects of academic job seeking in a tight job market.

Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career
A portable mentor for scholars from graduate school through tenure.

Cracking the Academia Nut: A Guide to Preparing for Your Academic Career
Advice for students who seek a career in academia.

Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia
Provides practical advice for women in academia on topics such as choosing a dissertation topic, making it through jobs interviews, and other academic life issues.

Outside the Ivory Tower: A Guide for Academics Considering Alternative Careers.
This book discusses exploring alternative careers, translating a C.V. to a resume and other info for Ph.D.s pursuing careers outside the ivory tower.


Reframing Education: The Partnership Strategy and Public Schools
Strives to unite rigorous academics and personalized support as critical features of effective education.

Pathways to Career Success for Minorities
Discusses financial aid, professional organizations, and more.

What Color is Your Parachute Workbook
Helps create an ideal picture of you next job.

Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory
A guide to resources for nonprofit managers.

Straight Jobs, Gay Lives
Gay and Lesbian Professionals, The Harvard Business School, and the American Workplace combine to provide encouragement, information, and support needed to navigate in the business world.


Green Book 2008-2009
Official directory of government of the City of New York.

Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace (Red Book) Spring 2007
The only and most respected source of contact information for the municipal bond industry. Please refer to Bobst Library for the most recent edition.

National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States
Lists 7,600 national trade associations, labor unions, professional or scientific societies, technical organizations, and other national groups united for a common purpose.

Washington Directory
Comprehensive directory of Washington DC area’s major institutions.

New York State Directory
Comprehensive directory of public service institutions in the state of New York.

Executive Search Firms

Executive Search Firms that recruit in public service.