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Land that Job! Bookshare Resources for Career Success

Achieving vocational fulfillment is important to many of us, but landing the job you want in today’s competitive market can be tough.  Many people with disabilities find it especially difficult to reach acceptance in the world of employment.  So how can you stay competitive, make yourself stand out as the best job candidate, and grasp the tools you need to find career success?  Bookshare has many titles in its collection that can help you gain a competitive edge during your job search.  From résumé writing strategies to savvy interview techniques, let these books guide you through your journey and help you achieve your employment goals.

Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields. This book shows you how to turn your passion-whether it’s cooking or copy-writing, teaching or playing video games-into a better payday and a richly satisfying life.

Landing the Internship or Full-Time Job During College by Robert R. Peterson. From crafting a resume to comparing offer letters, it’s all here- straight from those (recent college graduates) who have landed their dream jobs.

From B. A. to Payday: Launching Your Career After College by D. A. Hayden, Michael Wilder. Aimed at recent college graduates, this book helps you assess your personal strengths and develop strategies to land the job you want.

What Color Is Your Parachute? By Richard Nelson Bolles. Best selling guide for first-time job seekers as well as second and encore career changers.

Career Comeback by Bradley G. Richardson. Richardson shares with readers the lessons he learned in the trenches – and the powerful tools he used to get back on top.

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities by Daniel J. Ryan. The goal of this book is to prepare you to best represent yourself to potential employers, and to reassure them that you are a capable worker.

Unbeatable Résumés by Tony Beshara. The book shows readers how to build a powerful resume, utilize keywords effectively, use gaps and job changes to their advantage, and pair their resumes with concise, dynamic cover letters.

The 250 Job Interview Questions You’ll Most Likely Be Asked…: And the Answers That Will Get You Hired! By Peter Veruki. Helps readers craft winning answers to tough interview questions.

The First 60 Seconds by Dan Burns. Information about how to do well on a job interview.  Shows job seekers how best to impress in that crucial first minute.


  1. Allison Nastoff

    Excellent post! I didn’t realize bookshare had resources for job and internship seekers when looking for internships this summer, but I will definitely be referring to this post next spring when I will graduate college and start looking for a job.

    • Betsy Burgess

      I’m glad it was helpful. Good luck with your job searches!

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