Career Development

Career development, undertaken by the employee, with support and encouragement from management, helps build lifelong careers and achieve long-term work/life satisfaction. Assisting individuals with developing their career potential helps the University of Michigan to recruit and retain the talent necessary to be a great public university.

Today's workforce is not satisfied simply with finding a job, but is intent on establishing a career. Career pathing and development are invaluable for employees who seek long-term growth within our organization.

Whether you are planning your career or helping others to plan theirs,  this web site will direct you to a wealth of information, resources and tools for career self-assessment, planning, preparation and job search.

Career Development Resources

Recommended Reading

General Career Development

What Color is Your Parachute? 2009: A Practical Manual for job Hunters and Career Changers, by Richard Nelson Bolles; Ten Speed Press (2007)

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need, by Daniel H. Pink; Riverhead Trade (2008)

Escape the Mid-Career Doldrums: What to do Next When You're Bored, Burned Out, Retired or Fired, by Marcia L. Worthing; Wiley (2007)

The Promotable Woman, by Norma Carr-Ruffino; Career Press (2004)

Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do, by Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou; AMACOM (2007)

Self Assessment and Readiness

Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types, by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates; Prometheus Nemesis Book Co. (1997)

Professional Development

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful, by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter; Hyperion (2007)

Job Search and Preparation

Every Woman's Essential Job Hunting & Resume Book, by Laura Morin; Adams Publications

Knock 'Em Dead 2008: The Ultimate Job Seeker's Handbook, by Martin John Yate; Adams

Better Resumes for Executives and Professionals, by Robert F. Wilson and Adele B. Lewis; Barron's Educational Series

Resumes for Dummies, by Joyce Lain Kennedy (2007)

Job Interviews for Dummies, by Joyce Lain Kennedy (2008)

175 High Impact Cover Letters, 3rd Edition, by Richard H. Beatty; Wiley (2002)