Computer science & engineering students interested in improving communication skills, searching for a job or launching a business can find these resources and more at the Reading Room.
To find more resources, search our catalogue. Suggested keywords: employment, vocational guidance, interviewing, resumes, entrepreneurship, business communication, presentations.
Job Hunting (interviews, résumés)
- The 2-hourjob search : using technology to get the right job faster / Dalton
HF 5382.7 D35 2012
- Ace the IT interview : the best interviewing strategies for IT professionals / Moreira.
HF 5549.5 I6 M674 2008
- Ace the IT résumé : resumes and cover letters to get you hired. 2nd ed. / Moreira.
HF 5383 M67 2007
- Ace the programming interview : 160 questions and answers for success / Guiness.
HF 5549.5 I6 G85 2013
- Algorithms for interviews : a problem solving approach / Aziz, Prakash.
QA 76.9 A43 A36 2010
- Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy / Poundstone.
HF 5549.5 I6 P678 2012
- Coding interviews : questions, analysis & solutions / He.
HF 5549.5 I6 H44 2012
- Cracking the coding interview : 189 programming questions and solutions. 6th ed. / Laakmann McDowell
QA 76.6 M34 2015 (plus older edition)
- Cracking the PM interview : how to land a product manager job in technology / McDowell, Bavaro
HF 5415.15 M335 2013
- Cracking the techcareer : insider advice on landing a job at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or any top tech company / Laakmann McDowell
HC 79 H53 M42 2014
- Elements of programming interviews / Aziz; Prakash; Lee
QA 76.9 A43 E6 2012
- Elements of programminginterviews in Java: the insiders' guide / Aziz; Lee; Prakash
QA 76.73 J38 A96 2015
- The google resume : how to prepare for a career and land a job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or any top tech company / Laakmann McDowell.
HF 5383 M335 2011
- How to find a job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. 2nd ed. / Schepp.
HF 5382.7 S34 2012
- Knock 'emdead : the ultimate job search guide, 2017 / Yate
HF 5549.5 I6 Y37 2017
- Programming interviews exposed : secrets to landing your next job. 3rd ed. / Mongan, Suojanen, Giguère.
HF 5549.5 I6 M664 2013 (also on Kindle)
- Techjobhunthandbook : career management for technical professionals / Grossman
HF 5382.7 G76 2012
- Tell me about yourself : storytelling to get jobs and propel your career / Hansen.
HF 5549.5 I6 H346 2009
See also: Programming Interviews Reading List for recommended readings, including books on program management, software development and software testing.
Academic & Education Careers
- CV handbook : a curriculum vitae owner's manual / Coghill-Behrends, Anthony.
HF 5383 C625 2011
- The academic job search handbook. 4th ed. / Vick, Furlong.
LB 2331.72 H465 2008
- The Chicago handbook for teachers : a practical guide to the college classroom. 2nd ed. / Brinkley ... [et al.].
LB 2331 C52 2011
- The PhD handbook for the academic job search : an owner's manual for finding jobs : the best reference on the market for those with a PhD, MFA, MD, DDS and a whole lot of brains / Coghill-Behrends; Anthony.
HF 5383 C645 2011
- University Affairs
Monthly Canadian publication (JOURNAL section)
Business (entrepreneurship, management)
- The art of the start : the time-tested, battle-hardened guide for anyone starting anything / Kawasaki.
HD 62.5 K38 2004
- BC Business.
Monthly business magazine (JOURNAL section)
- Business : the ultimate resource.
HD 38.15 B878 2006 (REFERENCE section)
- Business in Vancouver.
Weekly business newspaper (JOURNAL section)
- Businessmodel generation : a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers / Osterwalder, Pigneur
HD 30.28 O778 2010
- Engineering your start-up : a guide for the high-tech entrepreneur. 2nd ed. / Swanson, Baird.
HD 62.37 B35 2003
- Hello, startup : a programmer's guide to building products, technologies, and teams / Brikman
QA 76.6 B7382 2015
- HowGoogleworks / Schmidt, Rosenberg
HD 9696.8 U64 G66647 2014 (also available on Kobo, also Audiobook)
- The industries of the future / Ross
HC 79 T4 R677 2016
- Marketing of high-technology products and innovations. 3rd ed. / Mohr, Sengupta, Slater.
HC 79 H53 M64 2010
- Mastering the VC game : a venture capital insider reveals how to get from start-up to IPO on your own terms / Bussgang.
HG 4751 B875 2010
- Smart and gets things done : Joel Spolsky's concise guide to finding the best technical talent / Spolsky.
QA 76.25 S664 2007
- Start your own business. 5th ed. / by Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
HD 62.5 E559 2010
- Tap : unlocking the mobile economy / Ghose
HF 5548.34 G46 2017
- The upstarts : how Uber, airbnb, and the killer companies of the New Silicon Valley are changing the world / Stone
HD 62.5 S76 U67 2017
- Trillion-dollar coach : the leadership playbook from Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell / Schmidt, Rosenberg, Eagle
HF 5549.5 C53 S35 2019
- What would Google do? / Jarvis.
HD 30.2 J375 2009
- Workrules! : insights from inside Google that will transform how you live and lead / Bock
HD 57.7 B633 2015
Communication (writing, presenting, networking, social media)
- Barron's IELTS : international English language testing system. 3rd ed. / Lougheed.
PE 1128 L887 2013
- Branding yourself : how to use social media to invent or reinvent yourself. 2nd ed. / Deckers, Lacy
HD 69 S8 D43 2013
- Business communication : process and product. 4th ed. / Guffey, Rhodes, Rogin.
HF 5718.3 G82 2004
- Confessions of a public speaker / Berkun.
PN 4058 B47 B47 2010
- Practical English usage / Swan.
PE 1106 S94 2005 (REFERENCE section)
- Presentation zen : simple ideas on presentation design and delivery. 2nd ed. / Reynolds.
HF 5718.22 R49 2012 (also DVD)
- Presenting to win : the art of telling your story / Weissman.
HF 5718.22 W45 2009
- Slide:ology : the art and science of creating great presentations / Duarte.
HF 5718.22 D83 2008
- TalklikeTED : the 9 public speaking secrets of the world's top minds / Gallo
HF 5718.22 G353 2014 (also Audiobook)
Professional & Career Development (project management, product development, professional advancement)
- The art of project management / Berkun.
HD 69 P75 B47 2005
- Being geek : the software developer's career handbook / Lopp.
QA 76.76 D47 L67 2010
- Lean in : for graduates / Sandberg, Scovell
HD 6054.3 S266 2014 (also Audiobook)
- Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead / Sandberg.
HD 6054.3 S265 2013
- Making it big in software : get the job. Work the org. Become great. / Lightstone.
QA 76.25 L54 2010
- Makingthingshappen : mastering project management / Berkun
HD 69 P75 B47 2008
- Managing humans : biting and humorous tales of a software engineering manager. 2nd ed. / Lopp.
HF 5549 L578 2012
- Maximum success with Linkedin : dominate your market, build a global brand, and create the career of your dreams / Sherman.
HD 69 S8 S535 2013
- The principles of product development flow : second generation lean product development / Reinertsen
TS 170 R45 2009
- Project management for mere mortals / Baca.
HD 69 P75 B324 2007
- Radical candor : be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity / Kim Scott
HD 38.2 S41 2017
- Team geek : a software developer's guide to working well with others / Fitzpatrick, Collins-Sussman.
HD 66 F58 2012
- Women in tech : take your career to the next level with practical advice and inspiring stories / Van Vlack
T 36 W646 2016