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Career -- Books

The Boxed Set: Volumes I-X and Reference Guide
J. Williams Pfeiffer and John E. Jones
1988, Volumes I-X and References Guides.
These sets of books are designed by practicing professionals who are continually experimenting with new techniques.  You can benefit from the fresh thoughtful approach that underlies University Associates’ experientially based materials, resources, books, workbooks, instruments, and tape-assisted learning programs.

The Employee Handbook of New Work Habits for a Radically Changing World
Price Pritchett
1997, 51 Pages
This book gives you a new set of guidelines that will be crucial to your job success in the years to come. Using hard facts and powerful logic, he shows why you need to change you work habits in order to protect your future.

Investing in People: The Human Capital Needs of Rural America
Lionel Beaulieu, David Mulkey
1995, 383 Pgs.
This book provides the skills necessary for both creating and keeping jobs as well as creating a practical society with all the challenges that are facing the people and the planners in the rural areas today with America’s growth of industries in the future.

Maximizing Paraprofessional Potential
Joye Norris and Susan Baker
1999, 130 Pages
Human service paraprofessionals typically work for public or nonprofit agencies.  Administrators who work directly with these agencies will benefit from this book.  This book covers with Sequential Development Model.  This book is intended to fill the gap between the decision to employ human service paraprofessionals and the skills and knowledge professionals need to train and supervise them.

The Negotiating Style Profile
Rollin Glaser and Christine Glaser
1986 Book, 8 pages
This instrument is designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of your negotiating style.  There are no right or wrong answers.  The data provided by this instrument will only be valid if you respond candidly to each of the statements. This data will help you determine whether changes in you style could increase your negotiating effectiveness.

New Work Habits for a Radically Changing World: 13 Ground Rules for Job Success in the Information Age
Price Pritchett
1997 Book, 51 pages
Pritchett concisely shares why resisting change can ruin your career, the real source of job security, why you should focus on outcomes rather than effort, the power of recommitment, why you don't have time to take your time, the risks of relying on your reputation, why you must contribute more than you cost and other guidelines on how to take personal responsibility for your career and seize the opportunities you will encounter in the Information Age.

Smart Questions
Dorothy Leeds
1987 Book 295 pages
The first book on a new strategy for getting ahead that is receiving wide media coverage--asking the right questions at the right times.

Surviving Corporate Downsizing: How to Keep Your Job
Jeffrey G. Allen
1988 Book 160 pages
Can you do anything to protect your job during downsizing? This author believes yes you can. He tells you how to take control of your career future and keep your job -- even improve your position -- during downsizing. You'll learn why downsizing presents opportunities to improve your position, why you need a mentor and how to get one, who in your company really wields power and how to reach them, how to recognize the classic signals that a downsize is coming, and how employment law works to protect you and promote your career.

Termination Trap: Best Strategies for a Job Going Sour
Stephen Cohen
1984 Book 222 pages
Here's how to recognize, analyze, and cope with more than 100 common termination traps -- those work events and job interactions which signal danger of being fired. Learn which doors are opportunity and which are merely exits, how to maneuver artfully around traps, how to cooperate yet not be used, and how to understand who sets the trap. Learn broad concepts about in-groups and scapegoats, body language, how organizations work, personality types. And if the termination is inevitable, learn how to cope with the pain, shame and anger; how to handle your now ex-boss, co-workers, family; all about "out-placement experts" and how to negotiate what is best for you as you move on with your life.

Voyage: A Chartbook for Career/Life Planning
Margaret G. Anstin
1980 Book 173 pages
This workbook was developed to be used in conjunction with a television course. The workbook involves the reader in an intensely personal process of looking at oneself. This course encourages the participants and helps them become more able to plan a fully successful career.

Welcome to Our Company: Your Office Manual
Yolanda Nave
1988 Book 96 pages
The book is written and illustrated in cartoon style. The caricature which appears throughout portrays an employee and the everyday situations he encounters on the job. The comical illustrations include such topics as orientation, company policies, the company and you, your job, and benefits.



Books can be checked out for one month, audio and video tapes for two weeks. Contact the Distribution Center at or 701 231-7882 to check out Staff Resource Library materials, or stop by Morrill 10 to browse the shelves.