Multcolib Research Picks - Great Books for Job Seekers
Annotation:Blake presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life.
Annotation:This is a basic guide for college students and young professionals to use in facing the job market and climbing the corporate ladder. Generation Y has come of age using online social media, and personal branding is fully integrated into the use of these tools, as well as blogs and video resumes. This update of the 2009 edition includes a complete guide to making use of Twitter and Google Buzz, as well as a new chapter on job searching through personal networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. A personal branding glossary is included.
Annotation:There's no better time than now to remake your career and life. Neuroscience research reveals that creativity spikes in our later years--making midlife an ideal time to change professions. This breakthrough career-reinvention guide shows workers in their forties and over how to leverage this new found potential.Boundless Potential empowers you with the knowledge, inspiration, and tools to kick-start anything from a new entrepreneurial venture to a new career.
Annotation:Most of the nation's 78 million boomers are not getting old … at least not yet.The Big Shift is animated by a simple premise: that the challenge of transitioning to and making the most of this new stage--while deeply personal--is much more than an individual problem; it's an urgent social imperative, one affecting all generations. By embracing this time as a unique period of life -- and providing guidance, training, education and support to the millions who are in it -- Freedman says that we can make a monument out of what so many think of as the leftover years.
Annotation:This completely revised and updated new edition offers more than fifty self-tests, diagnostic tools, and the acclaimed Rockport Career Design Method to help you choose an entirely new career, an entrepreneurial path, or the ideal job in your present field.
Annotation:Already a classic in the genre, Do What You Are has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work.
Annotation:Helps individuals maximize online networking for job search and career success by showing them where, how, and why they can benefit from making professional connections online.
Annotation:The down economy has prompted millions of people to consider changing jobs or industries to stay employed. A major obstacle these people face is to write a resume that effectively connects their skills and experience to new opportunities. Expert Resumes for Career Changers shows people who are transitioning from one career to another how to do just that.
Annotation:Finding your dream job the old way just doesn't happen anymore. If you want to move up in today's ultracompetitive job market, you have to master the most useful tools out there - social networks.
Annotation:Featuring a plethora of sample questions - and winning answers - this book is organized by the five core competencies most interviewers are looking for: * Individual responsibility (decisiveness, independence, flexibility, career goals) * Managerial skills (leadership, delegation, strategic planning) * Motivational factors (ambition, initiative) * Analytical skills (problem solving, attention to detail) * People skills (teamwork, communication, customer service) This indispensable guide features fill-in-the-blank exercises readers can use to prepare themselves to demonstrate sought-after competencies and wow potential employers.
Annotation:More than an interview how-to, this “career dictionary” holds A-to-Z secrets from America’s most trusted career coach. Future-proof your career as you learn to provide value to employers, create a memorable career brand, quadruple your interview opportunities, tap into the most overlooked interview “must,” demonstrate your ability to do the job, and bottom-line the return-on-investment employers will receive for hiring you.
Annotation:Resume Magic is a giant compendium of advice and before-and-after resume transformations explains resume creation and illustrates professional techniques with actual examples that show why the techniques work. All the tricks professional resume writers use to create eye-catching, result-driven resumes are revealed in this book.
Annotation:An emergency, essentials-only guide to finding a job--even your dream job--in a challenging economic climate, from the author of classic career guide What Color Is Your Parachute?
Annotation:In the course of the book, Ferrazzi outlines the timeless strategies shared by the world's most connected individuals, from Katherine Graham to Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan to the Dalai Lama. Chock full of specific advice on handling rejection, getting past gatekeepers, becoming a "conference commando," and more, Never Eat Alone is destined to take its place alongside How to Win Friends and Influence People as an inspirational classic.
Annotation:This guide will teach readers how to present their skills in creative new ways that stand out in today's hyper competitive job market, and employ little known search engine optimization tricks used by top headhunters.
Annotation:Robin Ryan lays out the essentials for making a great impression on potential employers. Designed for all job seekers--whether they're just starting out or moving onwards and up.
Annotation:Write a cover letter that will get you the interview In this newest edition of the bestselling cover letters guide, Martin Yate shows you how to dramatically increase your chances of landing an interview with a dynamic cover letter.
Annotation:Using his twenty-five years of experience, New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has built a set of rules for creating the most effective document to get you noticed. He'll guide you through every step of the writing process as well as provide you with all-new examples of industry-specific resumes and those that cover every stage of your career. Yate also offers valuable advice on how to submit a resume electronically, what to include on social marketing profiles, and how to make the most of keywords so that search engines find your resume quickly.
Annotation:Updated for 2013, Yate delivers a blueprint for success in a time when hundreds of candidates are competing for the same position. He tells you exactly where today's employment opportunities are and what skills you'll need to impress employers. He also shows you how to stand out from the crowd.
Annotation:With this extensive reference, readers will discover 300 jobs with the best pay, fastest growth, and most openings, no bachelor's degree required.
Annotation:This information-packed reference helps readers identify their skills and connect them to a wealth of promising jobs. After completing a self-assessment, readers will discover their top three career skills. Then they'll be able to browse lists that feature the best jobs for each skill.
Annotation:Jobs with stability are in demand. More than ever, people want assurance that another recession, technological advances, or offshoring won't derail their career. This book reveals which occupations are most likely to sustain such situations. In just two steps, this book helps readers identify jobs that are secure in good and bad economies and learn more about them. Approximately 175 "best jobs" lists rank secure occupations according to earnings, growth, openings, education level, age, personality type, and more.
Annotation:As the economy continues to challenge employers and confound job seekers, the Internet continues to expand, providing more opportunities--and pitfalls--than can be reasonably explored. Understanding how to use online resources has become an essential skill and What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Job-Hunting Online will help overwhelmed job hunters get the most out of search engines, databases, career/job sites, social networking, personal websites, blogging, and more. It also covers controversial issues such as maintaining privacy, keeping up with new technology, and where and how not to look for a job online.
Annotation:Greengard shows readers how to sort out their feelings about their existing career; successfully transition to a new job and work toward a greater sense of balance in their daily lives. Profiles of recareering veterans show how others have attained their own goals. These are rounded out by tips, quizzes, worksheets, how-to sidebars, and other practical resources. With this handbook to guide them, readers of any age can finally make the leap to finding the life's work they will truly love.
Annotation:Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D. , is one of America's leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a Senior Product Developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.
Annotation:This category-defining career self-help book has been extensively rewritten to include modern job-hunting strategies, including how to use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in a job search. What Color is My Parachute? still covers familiar territory, though, sharing basics on resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation and starting a business, as well as pointers on finding your passion and identifying transferable skills.