Career Corner

This web page provides 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 Kevin Thomas, Training and Development Manager, at x3542.

Overall Career Overview

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Managing Your Career

Books

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

Books

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

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Selecting a career assessment tool

Job Search

Books

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

Websites

indeed.com

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.

WBRK Jobs Report

Every Tuesday at 8:30, morning show host Evan Valenti interviews Donna DiGennaro, Staffing Services Manager at United Personnel, for the WBRK “Jobs Report”. Donna will give listeners tips every week on how to build your resume, how to network the right way, and much more. She’ll also dicuss which companies in the Berkshires are in need of new employees.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Books

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

Networking

Websites

Building Your Professional Network with Dave Crenshaw

Articles

24 Networking Tips That Actually Work

Stop Calling It An Informational Interview

Books

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

Websites

The Art of Career and Job-Search Networking: Critical Job Search Tools for Networkers

 Events and Organizations

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Networking and Events

Williamstown Chamber of Commerce Events

North Adams Chamber of Commerce

Berkshire Visitors Bureau Events

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Networking Opportunities

Spark! Berkshire Creative’s Signature Networking Event