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Wilkes County Wellness: Occupational

This guide is a resource for the patrons and community of Wilkes County Public Library. In this guide, you will find resources to encourage wellness in all aspects of your life and promote lifelong health benefits.

What is Occupational Wellness?

Occupational Wellness - Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one's work. 


NC Cardinal & ARL Catalog

What color is your parachute? 2022: your guide to a lifetime of meaningful work and career success - Richard N. Bolles & Katharine Brooks 

Publication Date: 2021

ISBN: 9781984860354

Catalog Summary: Fully updated with advice reflecting the current job market, a revised and expanded edition of the best-selling career guide discusses digital resumes, online interviews, and making the most of social media tools

Subjects: Employment interviewingVocational guidanceSuccess in businessJob huntingCareer changesApplications for positions

Designing your work life: how to thrive and change and find happiness at work - Bill Burnett & Dave Evans 

Publication Date: 2020

ISBN: 9780525655244

Catalog Summary: A book that shows how to find meaning and satisfaction in your work life

Subjects: Quality of work lifeJob satisfaction

Find your happy at work: 50 ways to get unstuck, move past boredom, and discover fulfillment - Beverly Jones 

Publication Date: 2021

ISBN: 9781632651860

Catalog Summary: Is your career stuck? Do you sometimes dread starting work? Are you bogged down by frustration, boredom, loneliness, or uncertainty? There's hope. This book gives you a roadmap to quickly create more joy and meaning in your work, even if you don't love your job. Aspects of your career may be beyond your control, but you have more power than you realize, and this book offers practical strategies to help you feel more enthusiastic and gratified on the job-whether in the office or working from home-leading to greater success and satisfaction.

Subjects: Job satisfactionEmployee motivationQuality of work lifeCareer development

Eat, sleep, work, repeat: 30 hacks for bringing joy to your job - Bruce Daisley 

Publication Date: 2020

ISBN: 9780062944504

Catalog Summary: Most of us are unfilled at work. Daisley has become fascinated by what makes people happy at work-- and what doesn't. Here he offers research-based hacks that all of us can use for making work better. He empowers workers to take back control over their lives, and start enjoying their jobs again.

Subjects: Employee motivationJob satisfactionQuality of work lifeBurn out (Psychology) Prevention

Open-Access Resources

Tips on Improving Occupational Wellness - Printable file from the University of Toledo featuring tips for occupational wellness. 

What Is Occupational Wellness and Why Is It Important? - An overview of occupational wellness and simple steps to improve that wellness. 

Prioritizing Employee Wellness: How to foster employee health and well-being at work - A blog post on Psychology Today by Duygu Biricik Gulseren Ph.D. on promoting workplace wellness.

DBSA Wellness Wheel: Your Occupational Wellness - Resources and tips for improving occupational wellness provided by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

Media Resources

National Wellness Week: Focus on Occupational Wellness! - “Created by the Program to Achieve Wellness, this animated video showcases Occupational Wellness tips.”

Wellness Wheel Podcast - Creating Health in your working life with Alexandra Kopack - “In the DBSA Wellness Wheel podcast, DBSA staff Maria Margaglione, Programs Director, and Hannah Zeller, Programs Manager discuss the areas of the Wellness Wheel and their journey towards wellness. In this episode, DBSA interviews expert Alexandra Kopack, to find out more about Occupational Wellness.”

Career Wellness

In the News

Celebrating Healthy Workplace Month 2022 - “The theme of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month 2022 is ‘Together for a Better Workplace,’ emphasizing that everyone—employers and employees alike—can play a role in creating and maintaining a healthy workplace.”

Wellness First: TMA Recommits to Physicians' Well-being - “These physicians and others shared their experiences with burnout, moral injury, and other stressors during the Texas Medical Association’s Fall Conference on Sept. 17, which was also National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. That same day – and at a pivotal moment for physicians coping with a nearly three-year-long pandemic that has exacerbated long-standing pressures and introduced new ones – TMA debuted its reimagined physician well-being support program: Wellness First.”

NC Live Databases

Career & Technical Education Database - Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.

Cypress Resume - Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume in a matter of minutes.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course - This online, self-paced course will help you recognize opportunities that others overlook and determine whether starting a business is right for you.

Entrepreneurship Database - Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.

NCWorks Online - Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in North Carolina. Search jobs, create résumés, find education and training.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Profiles for hundreds of occupations including sections like What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections for the 2010-20 decade.