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Adult Education Resources: Beyond the GED

GED, ESL, and other developmental resources

Moving Forward at SCTC

Now that you've graduated high school or completed your GED, one of Southern Crescent's fields of study might be right for you.  Here's info for potential SCTC students.

College & Career Books at the Library

Expert Resumes for Career Changers

In addition to 180 pages of sample resumes, this book provides winning job search strategies, sound resume-writing advice, and tips for creating and using electronic resumes. New content for this edition includes completely updated resumes, a new chapter on writing cover letters, and a collection of cover letter samples.

Career Errors

Career Errors: Straight Talk About the Steps and Missteps of Career Development examines the career development encounters that people experience across their life-span. The book begins with a comprehensive examination of the career development process and why these eight phases must be understood in order for career satisfaction and success to be achieved. This analysis is followed by a meticulous treatment of 25 things members of the workforce "do wrong" or "don't do" in pursuit of our career ambitions. Conducting an effective job search, dealing with job loss or termination, and how best to prosper in the workplace, are among the subjects included.

Do What You Are

The bestselling guide to finding career success and satisfaction through Personality Type is now thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated. Do What You Are -- the time-honored classic that has already helped more than a million people find truly satisfying work -- is now updated to include jobs in today's hottest markets, including health services, education, and communications technology. With the global economy's ups and downs, the advent of astonishing new technology, the migration to online work and study, and the ascendancy of mobile communication, so much has changed in the American workplace since this book's fourth edition was published in 2007. What hasn't changed is the power of Personality Type to help people achieve job satisfaction.

The Undecided College Student

The world of technology is advancing at a rapid pace. New career fields are emerging, new interdisciplinary majors are being developed, and new college majors are being formed to prepare students for an ever-changing workplace. This revised edition provides extensive and systematic accounts of research (old and new), model programs for assisting students, and diverse theory for understanding the undecided college student. The text focuses on the unique needs of college students who are undecided regarding a field of study and/or career path, and the various approaches that advisers and counselors may take.

Graduate to a Great Career

What you need to know that you didn't learn at college! This is the most important moment in your career. Branding guru Catherine Kaputa will show you how to get it right. In today's job market, competition is fierce. After college many graduates fall back to earth with a bump and struggle to launch a career in their chosen field. But what if you changed the way you thought about applications? What if, instead of getting bogged down in the search process, you approached your resume like a marketer launching an exciting new brand? Marketing guru and brand strategist Catherine Kaputa is an expert in personal branding and knows exactly how to make an application sizzle.

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College

You'll learn a lot of things in college, but there's one thing the textbooks won't teach you: how to acquire marketable job skills before you graduate.Award-winning college professor and student adviser Bill Coplin has been developing skill-based liberal arts curricula for more than 30 years, and has helped thousands of students get great jobs. Here, he lays down the essential skills you need to survive and succeed in today's job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, human resource specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches you how to develop real-world know-how in ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic Physical Performance Speaking Writing Teamwork Influencing People Research Number Crunching Critical Thinking Problem Solving

Keys to Community College Success

&>For First Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College courses for students attending two year programs.   Keys to Community College Success sets the standard for connecting academic success to success beyond school, showing students how to apply strategies within college, career, and life. This Seventh edition retains Keys'' tried-and-true emphasis on thinking skills and problem solving, re-imagined with two goals in mind: One, a risk and reward framework that reflects the demands today''s students face, and two, a focus on student experience specific to two-year schools with a more extensive research base and increased metacognition, helping students get a degree, get skills, or work toward a transfer.

I Can Finish College

Your all-in-one guide to navigating college left and setting yourself up for success! "Marcia Cantarella's advice is not only concrete and practical, it covers situations that may overwhelm and derail students as they attempt to navigate the path to graduation." --Patty Machir, Executive Director, Futures and Options "I am excited about the students who will have the honor and pleasure to read this book.It's like something picked right out of my brain. This is incredible!" --Endri Horanalli, Hunter College Graduate College is a time of both great opportunities and great challenges. Regardless of your background, obstacles and adversity are sure to come your way. The key is knowing how to respond, how to navigate the system, and not letting anything get in the way of you reaching your ultimate goal.

College and Beyond

What comes next after the GED?  For some, it may mean pursuing a college degree.

Career Advancement

Whether just starting out after graduation, or looking to make a career change, visit these resources to help plot your course.

Learning Express Library on Careers

Learning Express Library homepage

Visit the Learning Express Library for career planning resources and skills assessments.

Start at the library's homepage and click on "Learning Express Library" on the left side of the page.  If prompted, sign in with your SCTC info.