By EVPL Staff

Whether due to the pandemic, or other life circumstances, we know that many of our users may need to look for a job or change careers in the coming weeks and months. EVPL has always had a large selection of books to help with career planning, job hunting, and starting and running a small business. During our current closure, we’ve added a number of eBooks to help with these topics as well.

Many of these titles are also available in print, and you’re welcome to place holds on items you’d like to check out when we resume circulation. Please use our Ask EVPL service if you have any questions about using eBooks or placing holds.

Career Planning and Job Search

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2020: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard Nelson Bolles

The latest edition of the best-selling blockbuster includes advice on navigating the 21st-century job market, with strategies for writing resumes, networking and interviewing in the shifting economic landscape as well as new resources and case studies.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby



Don’t Keep Your Day Job: How to Turn Your Passion into Your Career
by Cathy Heller

Shares inspirational advice for transforming personal passions into a fulfilling and profitable career, offering anecdotes from experts and practical suggestions for garnering motivation, navigating rejection, and achieving happiness.

eBook: Overdrive/LibbyeAudio: Overdrive/Libby



LinkedIn Profile Optimization for Dummies
by Donna Serdula

The LinkedIn profile is a platform to shape how other see you and explain how you impact lives. This book will explain exactly what you need to know to optimize your profile according to your goals so you can collide with your desired opportunities. Discover how to identify your personal keywords, utilize endorsements, and optimize your experiences. You’ll also create a compelling summary that grabs the attention of a potential partner, client, or employer.
eBook: Overdrive/Libby


Resumes for Dummies
by Laura DeCarlo

Outlines steps to creating a résumé, including special advice for handling employment gaps, job-hopping, and lack of experience.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby



The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster
by Steve Dalton

Use the latest technology to target potential employers and secure the first interview–no matter your experience, education, or network–with these revised and updated tools and recommendations.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby



Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job
by Tony Beshara

At some point, most people have been caught off guard by tough interview questions. This audiobook helps listeners take charge of the situation! In Acing the Interview, the employment expert Dr. Phil called “the best of the best” gives job seekers candid advice for answering even the most unexpected questions.
eAudio: Overdrive/Libby


The First 60 Seconds: Win the Job Interview Before It Begins
by Dan Burns

Outlines a number-based approach to acing job interviews immediately, counseling job seekers on how to make excellent impressions in the first minute by preparing a successful credentials package, connecting with an interviewer, and distinguishing oneself from other candidates.

eBook: Overdrive/LibbyeBook: Hoopla



Odd Jobs: How to Have Fun and Make Money in a Bad Economy
by Abigail R. Gehring

Provides such information as pay, perks, and downsides about unusual jobs that offer a way to make extra money.

eBook: Overdrive/LibbyeBook: Hoopla


Starting and Running a Business


So You Want to Start a Business: The 7 Step Guide to Create, Start & Grow Your Own Business
by Ingrid Thompson

Intends to help readers find success when starting a new business, providing steps to ensure that the financial and administrative sides of the business are secure from the start.

eBook: Overdrive/LibbyeBook: Hoopla


Starting an Online Business All-in-one for Dummies
by Shannon Belew

The sixth edition of Starting an Online Business: All-in-One For Dummies will teach you the basics and beyond. It will prepare you to set up your business website, offer your products in an online store, and keep accurate books. The authors help you navigate the primary legal, accounting, and security challenges related to running an online business.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby


The Home-Based Business Kit: From Hobby To Profit
by Diana Brodman Summers

Starting a home-based business has special challenges. From preparing the right business plan to your first successful sale, this book gives you the tools you need to succeed and make a profit.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby



From Passion to Profit: A Step-by-step Guide to Making Money from Your Hobby by Selling Online
by Claire Hughes

With the help of this step-by-step business start-up guide, you can get your own online enterprise up and running in six weeks or less. Featuring a combination of highly practical advice and warm encouragement, the book provides worksheets, checklists, and step-by-step instructions.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby


The Franchise Handbook: A Complete Guide to All Aspects of Buying, Selling or Investing in a Franchise
by Mark Siebert

Franchise expert Mark Siebert walks you through the process of vetting and buying a franchise, helps you ask the right questions of franchisors and yourself, and gives you the resources you need to decide if franchising is right for you. Siebert shows you how to do your homework before making what could be the greatest financial decision of your life.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby


Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Earn Your Freedom and Do Work That Matters
by Steve Glaveski

Employee-turned-entrepreneur Steve Glaveski shows you how to navigate the challenges, find the entrepreneurial success that is right for you and become a better person along the way. Employee to Entrepreneur combines storytelling with a step-by-step framework to teach you how to effectively explore and leverage entrepreneurship to gain freedom, fulfillment and financial security.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby


Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business
by Mike Michalowicz

Mike has lived through the struggles and countless distractions of entrepreneurship, and devoted years to finding a simple way to pinpoint exactly where to direct attention for rapid growth. He figured out that every business has a hierarchy of needs, and if you can understand where you are in that hierarchy, you can identify what needs immediate attention. Simply fix that one thing next, and your business will naturally and effortlessly level-up.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby


Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs
by Tom Golisano

The Paychex philanthropist and award-winning author of Fire From the Sky counsels aspiring business owners on how to succeed in all phases of entrepreneurship, discussing everything from finding opportunities and financing to developing leadership and profitability.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby



Guerrilla Marketing During Tough Times: Is Your Business Slowing Down? Find Out Why Here!
by Jay Conrad Levinson

For businesses stuck in a rut or roiled by a recession, this treasure-trove of marketing tactics will be the boost they need. Each of the 12 chapters includes action steps that you can use, and an exercise to help you focus your energy on the areas of your business you must change.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby



The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field
by Mike Michalowicz

Citing unproductive cycles that impact typical entrepreneurial efforts, an introduction to the author’s successful business method explains how he found inspiration in the examples of giant pumpkin farmers, sharing metaphorical strategies for identifying core strengths, meeting top customer needs and driving sustained growth.

eBook: Overdrive/Libby | eAudio: Overdrive/Libby

EVPL Staff

EVPL Staff

With 8 locations throughout Vanderburgh County, EVPL is ready to discover, explore, and connect WITH you! We encourage you to uncover new things, revisit old favorites, and to engage with us along the way.

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