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RAND is a policy research agency that produces reports on a range of topics. It strives to produce objective, factual analysis for decision making. This page focuses on current topics in careers. There are also sections on employment and unemployment, occupational training and many other wide-ranging topics that address the workforce management, both in the U.S and internationally.
The Work: searching for a life that matters by Wes Moore
Call Number: F189.B153 M67, Geisel 6th fl.
Publication Date: 2015
The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons--about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking--that led him to a new definition of success for our times.
This book explores the concept of "occupation" in disability well beyond traditional clinical formulations of disability: it considers disability not in terms of pathology or impairment, but as a range of unique social identities and experiences that are shaped by visible or invisible diagnoses/impairments, socio-cultural perceptions and environmental barriers and offers innovative ideas on how to apply theoretical training to real world contexts.
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Tressie McMillan Cotton's informal advice to job-seekers
The sociologist and writer Tressie McMillan Cotton wrote a series of tweets June 2018 describing her advice to social sciences undergrads soon to be on the job market. These suggestions stand well for a broad range of fields. Here's a static PDF of that feed.
Harness social media to land your dream job For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media sites are proven platforms for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job.
Strategies for job hunters are revealed in this new Third Edition. New chapters integrate using social media and social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and ZoomInfo in your job search, along with case studies from successful guerrilla job hunters that detail what works in today's hyper competitive job market with commentary from America's top recruiters.
The rules for finding professional work once seemed clear and unwavering: capture career highlights in a resume, practice answers to standard interview questions, and do lots of face-to-face networking. Cracking the New Job Market shows how these rules have changed and delivers new job-hunting strategies that actually work.