New Career Center Books

You may place a hold on any Career Center book through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library website.


Modernize Your Resume and Modernize Your Job Search Letters
by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark

An enormous amount of the job search involves written communication. These two books serve as companion pieces to help jobseekers with all job-search-related letters and correspondence. Modernize Your Resume offers resume-writing strategies, a variety of formatting choices, and more than eighty examples of resumes.  Modernize Your Job Search Letters contains helpful advice and examples for: cover letters, thank-you letters, networking letters, e-notes, and letter for unique job search challenges. Both authors are Master Resume Writers and Credentialed Career Managers.

The Ex-Offender’s Re-Entry Assistance Directory
by Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D.

The transition from incarceration back into mainstream society is often arduous and overwhelming. This book aims to help ex-offenders get back on their feet and navigate the difficult barriers they face. The directory is jam-packed with information about key government agencies, nonprofit groups, and faith-based organizations focused on assisting ex-offenders with re-entry. The directory offers resources for employment help, but also for a variety of other issues that may affect a jobseeker’s chances, including housing, transportation, substance abuse, education, mental health, finances, clothing, and tattoo removal. The book contains detailed breakdowns of programs available in every state, as well as information on helpful nationwide and online resources. Author Ron Krannich has written dozens of career guidance books, many of which focus on ex-offenders.

When Talent Isn’t Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined
by Kristen Fischer

Creative professionals (such as artists, designers, writers, etc.) often work freelance, as independent contractors, or as entrepreneurs. Many of these struggle to earn a living, in spite of their valuable talents, because of a lack of business acumen. This book seeks to give creative professionals the business savvy to make themselves successful as freelancers and entrepreneurs. Subjects include: marketing, self-promotion, legalities, bookkeeping, challenging client situations, and cultivating client relationships.

Written by Lynnette Lee