Career Exploration and Development

Please find useful information and resources for Williams College Staff to use in charting and navigating their careers.  If you have suggestions for additional resources that should be included here, contact Human Resources.

Career Development Overview



The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha

Ground of your own choosing : winning strategies for finding & creating work by Beverly Ryle

Visioning and Self-Assessment


Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want by Barbara Sher

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

The Art of Possibility by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander

Job Search


How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager (ebook) by Alison Green


Comprehensive job listings.  Easy to use, advance queries possible, you can even set it up so you get an email or an rss feed for specific searches.

Resumes and Cover Letters


The everything cover letter book : great cover letters for everybody from student to executive by Steven Graber and Mark Lipsman

The everything resume book : great resumes for everybody from student to executive by Steven Graber and Mark Lipsman




Stop Calling It An Informational Interview


Darling, D. (2005). Networking for career success: 24 lessons for getting to know the right people. New York: McGraw-Hill.

The networking survival guide : practical advice to help you gain confidence, approach people, and get the success you want by Diane Darling

I’m on LinkedIn, now what??? : a guide to getting the most out of LinkedIn by Jason Alba

Brag! : the art of tooting your own horn without blowing it by Peggy Klaus