Career Resource Library

For more career related information, check out our Career Resource Library.

The Career Resource Library is located in DV 3094. It contains information about a wide range of career choices, resume and cover letter preparation guides, effective work search methods, tip sheets, and much more.

In Person Resources

The UTM Career Centre library holds a variety of career related books and the latest information on topics ranging from job searching and further education to career planning for specific groups including graduate students and the LGBTQ community. If you’re not sure what to do with your degree we have books with fresh career ideas for every discipline from Art to Zoology.

You can search our collection of career books by visiting the Library Thing website.

Also, check out our collection of Career Profiles binders containing detailed information about careers in: Business, Finance and Administration; Natural and Applied Sciences; Health; Social Science, Education and Religion; Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport; Sales and Services; Trades, Apprenticeships and Primary Industries.


Our e-book collection covers a range of subjects from what to do with your degree in science to where you can find careers that make a social impact. Our collection also features books that prepare you for grad school such as the MCAT and LSAT. If you have just completed your PhD, you can find e-books that can help you figure out what is next. Our e-books are available for a 14 day loan for offline use through your mobile device.

Books That Make You Think

Each month the Career Centre features books that will help you navigate your way through your career journey. We hope to inspire you, educate you, and maybe even surprise you. 


Drive by Daniel H. Pink


The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

            Drive is a book written by Daniel H. Pink about the essentials that motivate people and how important it is to discover these true motivating factors. In short, Daniel emphasises that people are motivated by internal factors and not so much by external factors; which is what most people might believe.  Furthermore, Daniel mentions that rewards don’t work and that once people’s financial needs are met; they are more motivated by having the desire for Mastery and a sense of Autonomy towards a certain purpose. Moreover, this phenomenon has also been scientifically proven as there is scientific evidence that extrinsic motivating factors rarely provide long-term performance improvements.

            During this point of the semester it is important that we do not lose motivation and find some source of energy to keep going. This book can provide an understanding as well as bring a different perspective to some ways that people motivate themselves to keep going. Furthermore, it can be a personal check to help individuals stay grounded and stay morally in tune with their authentic selves.

            In this book, Drive, the author touches on the seven deadly flaws of extrinsic motivators:

  1. They can extinguish intrinsic motivation
  2. They can diminish performance (especially long term performance)
  3. The can crush creativity
  4. They can crowd-out good behaviour
  5. They can encourage cheating, shortcuts and unethical behaviour
  6. They can become addictive
  7. They can foster short-term thinking

In summary, Drive highlights that the passion behind a meaningful purpose is what makes us more motivated and engaged in life

Product details:

IBSN: 978-1-59448-480-3

Pages: 260

List price: $17.30 (paperback) $24.59 (hardcover)

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Please come on in to the Career Centre (DV3094) to speak with someone if you have any questions about this resource or anything else!