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The Google résumé: how to prepare for a career and land a job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or any top tech company
By Gayle Laakmann McDowell. 2011
A guide to win a coveted spot at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or other top tech firms. Learn what to study,… what career paths to consider, hiring procedures and how to make yourself stand out from other candidates. Covers key concerns like which extra-curriculars and other experiences look good, how to apply, how to design and tailor your resume, and how to prepare for and excel in the interview. 2011.
By Gail E Vaz-Oxlade. 2011
The hardest part of retirement planning is getting started, so Vaz-Oxlade walks you through the steps to put momentum on… your side - even if it's with as little as a dollar a day. She'll help you figure out where you are now, where you want to be, and how to get there. Strong language. c2011.
By Gail Vaz-Oxlade. 2015
"Money talks" is Gail's answer to the toughest - and most common - problem that sits at the heart of… money and relationships: how to tell your mate, your father, your best friend or your grandmother it's time for a change. With over 75 different scenarios drawn from years of working with real Canadians, Gail helps readers see their own situations through stories that reflect what they're experiencing. Then she gives readers the language to negotiate effectively, showing them that for each problem there are steps they can take to find a solution. 2015.
By Gail E Vaz-Oxlade. 2011
Want to teach your kids to see money as a tool, not a trap? Determined to help them avoid the… mistakes you made? Gail starts with an age-appropriate allowance, showing parents how to use it effectively to help their kids. What better gift could you give your kids than the confidence to control their money, rather than letting their money control them? 2011.
By Kim Ziervogel. 2007
Follow the road to becoming a dentist with Dennis Hewitt. He charts out his inspiration, challenges, college years and his… first practical experience years, while helping people overcome their fear. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.
By Jenny Blake. 2011
A manual for every graduating student and young professional, featuring practical, actionable advice that helps people focus on the big… picture of their lives, not just the details. Provides tips, inspirational quotes and coaching exercises for every area of life including: Work, Money, Home, Organization, Friends & Family, Dating & Relationships, Health, Fun & Relaxation, and Personal Growth. c2011.
By Kristina Rutherford. 2016
Takes readers through the history of women's pro sports, exploring how far we have come in a relatively short time… and exposing what ground is left to gain. The book provides first-person insight through interviews with professional female athletes, including Canadian hockey player Cassie Campbell, American MMA fighter Miesha Tate, and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne. Along the way, author and sports journalist Kristina Rutherford covers important topics like opportunity, female role models, and stereotypes. Grades 4-7. 2016.
By Gail E Vaz-Oxlade. 2010
The author will show you how to make your money work for you. Budgeting, saving, and getting your debt paid… off have never been so easy to understand or to do. 2010.
By Sharon Graham. 2010
Every day, millions of Canadians are competing for prime job interviews, and the cover letter is key to your success… over other job seekers. Written by and for Canadians, this guide will enable you to employ proven strategies used by professional resume writers; write a strategic letter to spark interest from recruiters and employers; address critical Canadian components such as spelling and grammar; and create a superb cover letter that will outshine the competition. c2010.
By Gail E Vaz-Oxlade. 2009
Gail's rules are simple: you can't spend money you don't have, you must save something, and if you're in debt,… you must get the albatross off your back. She provides a road map to getting out of the red in 36 months or less. By following Vaz-Oxlade's detailed plans, readers will reach the right destination: a debt-free life. 2009.
By Simon Shapiro. 2016
It takes a lot of talent, skill, and hard work to become a world-class athlete. But it takes even more… to make a sport better: it takes smarts! And whether innovators are aware of it or not, it takes an understanding of physics, mechanics, and aerodynamics to come up with better techniques and equipment. Looks at the hard science behind many inventions and improvements in sports, such as how the introduction of the aluminum bat changed baseball, how a slapshot works, and what’s involved in bending a ball like Beckham. It also covers the history of such milestones as the introduction of diversity, disabled athletes, and women in sport. Grades 4-7. 2016.
By Nancy Honovich, Julie Beer. 2014
This guide inspires kids to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors, where they can discover the… wonder and amazement of the world around them, whether in their backyard, across the country, or around the world. Full of fun activities, kids will learn how to make backyard bird baths, explore state parks, participate in an outdoor community event, and much more. Activities for every season are included to keep kids engaged all throughout the year, and some rainy day activities are also presented. Fun facts, lists, and sidebars supplement activities. Grades 5-8. 2014.
By Carol L McClelland. 2010
The transition from business-as-usual to a new sustainable economy is opening up a wide range of opportunities as new clean… technologies, policies, and standards are adopted. Making sense of this new economy can be tricky, but if you're committed to finding a career that will have a positive impact on the planet, this guide gives you everything you need to land the job of your dreams. c2010.
Think baseball, basketball, and hockey are the only options in the world of sports? Think again! This book uncovers the… "other" sports, from the local and hidden to the strange, bizarre, and downright crazy. Playing football with over 200 people per team? (Just imagine the pile-up!) Chasing a giant wheel of cheese down an English hillside? Wrestling with your toes? This book contains all the funny facts about these sports — and many more! Grades 3-6. Winner of the 2014-15 Hackmatack Award for non-fiction. 2013.
By Jurg Oppliger. 1997
Answers questions such as: what do you have to offer an employer, what is the right way to write a… resume and fill out an application form, and how can you make a good impression at a job interview? 1997.
By Christy M Newman. 2000
A guide for ESL students to develop the language skills and effective communication strategies they need to succeed in the… workplace. It focuses on giving and understanding instructions, reading and understanding safety rules, participating in work discussions, and discussing problems on the job. Theme-based lessons integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and help the student understand North American workplace culture. 2000.
By Gina McMurchy-Barber. 2013
An orphaned girl in a Ugandan refugee camp. A former child soldier in the Sudan. When survival is the priority,… something as simple and normal as play seems to be a luxury that these children can do without. But Right to Play is changing that perception. Founded in 2000 by Norwegian Olympic medallist Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play begins at the grassroots community level, using sports and games to teach at-risk and underprivileged children around the world important values like self-esteem, empathy, and peace. This book presents the history of this organization as well as the people who are involved in it - from the children, to their community leaders, to the celebrity athlete ambassadors who support them. Grades 4-7. 2013.
By Kenneth Coates, William R Morrison. 2014
Going to university used to be a passport to future success, but that's no longer the case. For some students,… it's still a good choice that leads to a successful career, but for many their degrees are worthless pieces of paper. Choose the wrong program and graduation is more likely to lead to disillusionment and debt than a steady paycheque. Yet parents, guidance counsellors, and politicians still push higher education as if it's the only option for building a secure future. The authors set out to explore the many and varied educational opportunities and career paths open to Canadian high school students and those in their twenties. Young adults will gain much insight regarding the path that is best for them: whether to pursue a degree, enrol for skills training, or investigate one of the many other options that are available. For senior high and older readers. 2014.
By Hervé Kempf. 2007
By Lori Polydoros. 2011