Resources for Education and Career Guidance Personnel


Education and Career Guidance (ECG) refers to imparting the necessary knowledge, skills, values and information to help students to make informed decisions about their education and career options.

Professionals and educators provide education and career guidance to students to help them learn more about their own interests, abilities and passions. By exploring the learning or education pathways and career opportunities available across different industries, students can take positive steps towards their aspirations as well as embrace lifelong learning.

These are some selected materials on the topic of resources for education and career guidance personnel that are available from NLB or the Internet. As this list is not intended to be exhaustive, please search the NLB catalogue or the Internet for more resources.

Search Terms Call Numbers
Career interests 331.7
Educational guidance, educational counselling 371.4, 346.7
Career decision making, career life-plan, vocational education 650.1


(listed in alphabetical order)

101+ careers in public health

by Beth Seltzer

Call No.: R 362.1023 SEL

This book provides an extensive overview of the numerous and diverse career options available and the many different roads to achieve them. It covers public health careers in the military, public health and aging, and careers in cutting-edge areas such as nanotechnology and public health genetics..

All rights reserved, New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2016.

This title is also available as an ebook on Overdrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.

50 ways to get a job: An unconventional guide to finding work on your terms

by Dev Aujla and Lodro Rinzler

Through a series of pragmatic exercises, the author offers a practical guide for job seekers looking at an uncertain job market to find a job that meet their desires, skills and abilities.

All rights reserved, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

This title is available as an ebook on Overdrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.

Bridging the gaps: College pathways to career success

by James E. Rosenbaum, Caitlin E. Ahearn, and Janet E. Rosenbaum

Call No.: 331.702350973 ROS -[BIZ]

Using case studies, the authors evaluate the shortcomings and successes of community colleges and investigate how these institutions can promote alternatives to the bachelor’s degree and traditional college procedures to increase graduation rates and improve job payoffs.

All rights reserved, New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2017.

Careers for dummies

by Marty Nemko

This is a comprehensive career guide that may assist in jump starting a career. Learn about available career opportunities, aided by detailed job descriptions and find out about the certifications, degrees and continuing education options which can assist in building one’s career.

All rights reserved, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2018.

This title is available as an ebook on Overdrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.

Teach to work: How a mentor, a mentee and a project can close the skills gap in America

by Patricia Alper

Call No.: 658.3124 ALP -[BIZ]

The book provides a step-by-step guide to help professionals share their knowledge with the next generation of workers through this inter-generational experience. The author is experienced in mentoring inner-city high-school students and reveals how corporations and professionals can have a significant impact on the career pathways of America’s youths.

All rights reserved, New York: Bibliomotion, 2017.

The career guide for creative and unconventional people

by Carol Eikleberry and  Carrie Pinsky

Call No.: 331.702 EIK -[BIZ]

This is a practical career guide for creatively inclined job seekers of all ages. This new edition delves more deeply into freelancing as a career, explores social media as it relates to creative job searches, provides new success stories, provides up-to-date salary information and adds new job descriptions to the directory of more than 280 creative occupations..

All rights reserved, Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2015.

This title is also available as an ebook on Overdrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.

The myth of the nice girl: Achieving a career you love without becoming a person you hate

by Fran Hauser

Call No.: 650.1 HAU -[BIZ]

The author provides a useful guide on how women can achieve satisfying careers of power and leadership without sacrificing kindness. She also gives tips on how to strategise, cultivate confidence and balance personal and professional values.

All rights reserved, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

This title is also available as an ebook on Overdrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.

The third door: The wild quest to uncover how the world’s most successful people launched their careers

by Alex Banayan

Learn about the unconventional adventures of successful people in business such as Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Larry King, Jessica Alba, Tim Ferriss, Quincy Jones, Warren Buffett, Lady Gaga and more.

All rights reserved, New York: The Crown Publishing Group, 2018.

This title is also available as an ebook on Overdrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this audiobook.

Who do you think you are?: Three crucial conversations for coaching teens to college and career success

by Stephen M. Smith and Shaun Fanning

Call No.: R 371.4 SMI

This book details an easy-to-follow road map for families, school counselors and mentors who help young people to make career choices that allow them to excel. This intuitive guidebook helps in orchestrating discussions and unearthing the right options for each child.

 All rights reserved, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.


(listed in alphabetical order)

  • Australian Department of Education and Training. (2017). Information for career practitioners. Retrieved 3 July, 2018, from Australian Department of Education and Training website:
    This website provides information on career practitioner resources for career advisers in schools, universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFEs), Vocational education and Training (VET) teachers and coordinators, counsellors and those operating in community-based organisations. It also provides employment related programmes which can be downloaded. In addition, there are links provided to career practitioner associations in Australia.


  • National Career Development Association. (2017, June 23). Internet sites for career planning. Retrieved 2 July, 2018, from National Career Development Association website:
    The site offers resources on career development that are useful for career counsellors, coaches, and specialists. Resource topics covered include Self-Assessment, General Occupational Information, Industry and Occupation-Specific Information, Education Topics and Employment Trends.



(listed in alphabetical order)

  • Bowers, H., Lemberger-Truelove, M., & Brigman, G. (2018). A social-emotional leadership framework for school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 21(1), 1-10. Retrieved October 5, 2018, from ProQuest Central.
    Discover the leadership approaches of school counselors in keeping the delicate balance between responding to the complex needs of others and one’s own priorities and capacities as a school leader. The Social-emotional learning framework (SEL) requires school counselors to maintain the integrity of their own social-emotional experiences while supporting those of others thus leading to improved school counseling practices and outcomes.


  • Lomako, G., Coward, V., & Ifill, A. (2018). How to become happy – provide students with the skills they need. The Business & Management Review, 9(3) 291-295. Retrieved October 5, 2018, from ProQuest Central.
    This article shares how educators help students through co-curricular activities to discover their gifts, talents and abilities when doing course assignments, interdisciplinary team projects and researches. These help and provide guidance to meet students’ careers choice in future.


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Things to note:

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i. The “Status” of the item: the item is not availablein the library, if the status displayed is “in transit”, “in process” or “not ready for loan”.
ii. Double check that the item is in Lee Kong Chian Reference Library under “Branch”.
iii. Write down the Location Code and the Call Number of the item. This helps you to locate the item within Lee Kong Chian Reference Library. Please refer to the table below for more information (Note: Please feel free to approach the counter staff for help in locating the books.)

Some featured books and periodicals are located at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.


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Hameedah M Ibrahim


The information in this resource guide is valid as at October 2018 and correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete history on the subject. Please contact the Library for further reading materials on the topic.

All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2018.

Written by Hameedah M Ibrahim

Written by Hameedah M Ibrahim