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This category is all that career information, training, job hunting advice and all those posts that are about the working life. This also has business and legal advice.

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Ye Olde Fashion Careers

Fashion Business: It’s All Yours

Submitter: I found this gem in a small urban public library. I get so upset at old career guides for patrons. Here is some career advice for the fashion industry. When is this from? 90’s? – Nope. Don’t say the 1980’s? Nope! 1976. This is still in a public library, with two other copies at local schools that share their catalogue. Its almost 40 years old. Taking up space, collecting dust and helping no one.  I highlighted a nice little blurb about the current hosts of the Today show. Barbra Walters and Jim Hartz.

Holly: Puh-leaze. Please. PLEASE. Weed your career books. #Please

More Fashion Careers of Yesteryear:

Back to the Future in Fashion Design

Be a Professional Fashionista

Fashion Careers

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Video Killed the Radio Star

Exploring Careers in Video

Submitter: I have found another woefully out of date career book at my local public library. I volunteer and help people long out of work find new careers or jobs. We need to use the resources at the large public library.  As a librarian at another institution, I can’t imagine not weeding a careers section at a such a large public library.

Holly: Today I present to you a two-for. Two equally ridiculous career books about TV and video. For the love of Dewey, WEED THE CAREER SECTION! Seriously. These are ridiculous.




TV Careers Behind the Screen

Submitter: This book was sitting on a small urban public library shelf in the career services section. Hopelessly out of date. Lacking anything current like digital TV, the internet or broadband. There are chapters that follow the day to day activities of a television show. Giving the reader what it would be like to work on hit current show. The one I chose to scan was Kate and Allie. I have never heard of Kate and Allie but there is a wiki entry for them. I also love the salaries of the News and Actors. Some of them are no longer alive.

More Bad Career Advice:

Design a Career

But Who Will Do the Cooking and Cleaning?

Lady Jobs

Groovy Baby, Yeah!

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Design a career!

I can be an interior designer

Today’s submitter found this at a large public library where he volunteers to help people long out of work. As a librarian himself, he is horrified at the materials available in the career section there. I can see why!

People interested in interior design are likely attracted to very visual things. This book alone is enough to turn them off from an otherwise promising career!

From the hair to the clothes to the rooms featured, this one can be sent back to the 80’s where it belongs.

This reminds me of the woman that did the interior design of a new library where Mary and I used to work. She wanted to feature our library in her portfolio, so she came to take pictures shortly after the library was open for business. She was absolutely horrified that the library was being used and that work was being done in her beautiful spaces. The sorting carts were ugly, the book drop was unseemly…pretty much all of our every day work had to be moved out of the camera eye so as not to sully the [somewhat impractical] design. It was quite beautiful, though. I’ll give her that.


More Bad Decor:

Fabric Decorating

Scary Children’s Decor

Decorating with Barbara Taylor Bradford

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