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Luck is No Accident: Making the most of Happenstance in your Life and Career
Realizing that
"failures, mistakes, and random encounters" are the doors to opportunities
John D. Krumboltz and Al S. Levin. (2004)

What Color is Your Parachute?
Richard N. Bolles. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley

Do What You Are, Paul Tieger and Barbara Baron-Tieger. This enlightening resource is based on the Myers-Brigges Type Indicator (MBTI). If you don't know your MBTI type, this book will help you identify it. It provides excellent overviews and suggestions for each of the 16 types.

The following series of four career books, by Kate Wendleton, founder of the Five O'Clock Club, is an excellent guide to the career process:

  • Building a Great Resume, Kate Wendleton. This is the best guide for creating a strong professional resume.
  • Targetting the Job You Want, Kate Wendleton. A step-by-step process for developing a target statement and identifying potential employers.
  • Getting Interviews, Kate Wendleton. A detailed program for creating a job search strategy and accomplishing the search in the most effective manner.
  • Interviewing and Salary Negotiation, Kate Wendleton. A guide to preparing for interviews and salary negotiations.

The Book of Lists. Published annually by the Washington Business Journal, this tabloid-sized book is a wonderful source of information on local companies, listed by sector. Usually found in the magazine section of local bookstores.

Disability Information Resources

Accommodations (School and Employment)

The Job Accommodation Network - JAN
Accommodations for each type of disability, searchable by disability type

Attention Deficit Disorder

You Mean I'm not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy? Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo. A basic introduction to adult ADD and how to live and work with it.

ADD in the Workplace. A great primer on how to deal with ADD in the workplace. I especially love the ADD-friendly layout—no big blocks of text.

Dealing With Difficult People

Why is it Always About You? The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism
, Sandy Hotchkiss.

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