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A successful career move involves people matching their ideas, passions and goals to the needs of employers and vice versa.…Full of practical examples of what works and what doesn't in the world of work, this book explains what employers need and how you can place yourself to deliver it. Whether you are looking for a new career or want to move to a different job, here you will find out how to know yourself, identify what you have to sell, structure your job search, target your CV, network successfully, respond to advertisements, conduct interviews and get the best out of agencies. Plenty of sample letters and CVs, exercises and useful addresses will make sure that your next career move is a move in the right direction.Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface to the fourth edition; Introduction; 1. What do you really want to do?; 2. Your main marketing tool; 3. The best way - networking; 4. The next best way; 5. Helping others to help you; 6. Meeting of minds; 7. The negotiation game; 8. In the new position; Appendices; Bibliography; Useful addresses; Index.
A successful career move involves people matching their ideas, passions and goals to the needs of employers and vice versa.…Full of practical examples of what works and what doesn't in the world of work, this book explains what employers need and how you can place yourself to deliver it. Whether you are looking for a new career or want to move to a different job, here you will find out how to know yourself, identify what you have to sell, structure your job search, target your CV, network successfully, respond to advertisements, conduct interviews and get the best out of agencies. Plenty of sample letters and CVs, exercises and useful addresses will make sure that your next career move is a move in the right direction.
By Kawana W. Johnson. 2021
Research shows that internships are the dominant form of experiential learning used in business schools worldwide, providing practical insight into…a job role for students and enhancing their employability.This book provides practical resources that practitioners and students can use to maximize the overall internship experience by explaining business education, internships, skill development, and employment outcomes. It also includes material to assist in the development or enhancement of internship programs to create a high-quality internship course while providing guidance on reflecting and evaluating the learning gained from the experience. Including quizzes and short activities, this book can be used as a companion text for any student participating in an internship, or as a guide that practitioners in this field can use to help design their own internship program and course content.Business schools are increasing their focus on experiential learning and are encouraging faculty to incorporate internships into their existing curriculum. Linking theory, history, and practice, this book is ideal reading for students participating in an internship for academic credit and as a guidebook for business school practitioners who wish to start or improve their existing academic internship program.
By Will King. 2010
HOW TO BUILD A GREAT BUSINESS IN TOUGH TIMES is the inspiring entrepreneurial from-the-kitchen-table-to-supermarket-shelf story.Entrepreneur Will King hand-filled the first…10,000 bottles of his original King of Shaves (KoS) shaving oil at his kitchen sink, even getting his ironing lady to pitch in! From such humble beginnings, King of Shaves has grown to become a multi-million pound business. In 2008 a KoS product was sold every 3 seconds. Will explains how to keep the faith and follow your business dream even when the odds are heavily stacked against you.
Following the success of Andrea Shavick's Passing Psychometric Tests and Psychometric Tests for Graduates comes this book, crammed full of…even more genuine practice psychometric tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world. These are the tests used by over 95 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies to select their staff, as do the police, the Civil Service, local authorities, the Armed Forces, the Fire Service, financial institutions, retail companies, the communications industry, the motor industry, the IT industry, the power industry...the list is endless. So if you're looking for a job, you need this book! It includes:* 52 genuine practice tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world. * 334 questions covering verbal, numerical, abstract and spatial reasoning, mechanical comprehension, fault diagnosis, accuracy and personality, including the popular OPQ 32 personality questionnaire.* Tips on how to improve your performance in every category of test. PLUS valuable advice about: * Online psychometric tests. * Whether or not it's possible to cheat!* How to improve your exam technique, speed up and concentrate. Above all this book will give you the three things you need to pass psychometric tests: information, confidence, and lots and lots of practice.
By Sir Ronald Cohen. 2007
'One of the best books written on entrepreneurship in recent years' FINANCIAL TIMES In business, everyone can see the first…bounce of the ball. It is the second bounce that is uncertain. Ronald Cohen, one of the world's leading private-equity investors, argues that the entrepreneur's aim is to take advantage of that uncertainty: for it is only in situations of uncertainty that significant gains can be made. Putting it another way, successful entrepreneurs know how to turn risk into opportunity.The book is essential reading for entrepreneurs, wannabe entrepreneurs and all those who want to apply entrepreneurial approaches in all walks of life. It provides relevant background on the development of entrepreneurship and of the venture-capital and private-equity industry through the prism of Cohen's experience at Apax. It provides guidance about how to take advantage of business opportunity: the right people and the right money and the roles played by personality and luck and underlines the importance of ethics.
By Duncan Bannatyne. 2009
The Sunday Times bestselling author and star of Dragon's Den, Duncan Bannatyne, explains how to take control of your finances…and get more from your money.Today's turmoil and uncertainty in the financial markets illustrates how important it is to be in control of your own money. How To Be Smart With Your Money addresses the core fundamentals of financial literacy, telling readers how banks work and why city traders earn such enormous bonuses. It will help you to plot a path out of debt and develop financial confidence so you feel in charge of your finances.Duncan Bannatyne knows the true value of money: now worth £320 million, he was born into extreme post-war poverty. Taking each area of our financial lives in turn - earning, spending, borrowing, investing, saving, budgeting and the wider economy - he helps us understand where we are in our own financial cycle and how to achieve financial security for good.Duncan Bannatyne is the former stoker in the navy who built up his own business empire, worth over £320 million and is a star of the TV series Dragon's Den. His first book, Anyone Can Do it, was a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and paperback.
By Duncan Bannatyne. 2007
At 30, Duncan Bannatyne had no money and was enjoying life on the beaches of Jersey. He saw a story…of someone who had made himself a millionaire, and decided to do the same. Five years later he had done it, and now he is worth £168 million.In this remarkable book, Bannatyne relives his colourful path to riches, from ice cream salesman to multi-millionaire, explaining how anyone could take the same route as he did - if they really want to. Hugely articulate, and with numerous fascinating and revealing stories to tell, this is an autobiography and a business book unlike any other - but then Bannatyne isn't like any other businessman, either.
By Tim Clissold. 2006
The incredible story of a Wall Street banker who went to China with $400,000,000 and learned the hard way how…(not) to do business there . . . In the early nineties, China finally opened for business and Wall Street wanted in on the act. When the investment bankers arrived from New York with their Harvard MBAs, pinstripes and tasselled loafers, ready to negotiate with the Old Cadres, the stage was set for collision. This is the true story of a tough Wall Street banker who came to China looking for glory. He teamed up with an ex-Red Guard and a Mandarin-speaking Englishman. Together, they raised over $400,000,000 and bought up factories all over China. Only as they watched those millions slide towards the abyss did they start to understand that China really doesn't play by anyone else's rules. Tim Clissold was there at the beginning of China's transformation and he's still there, doing business. In this new edition of his hugely successful book he describes just how much - and how little - has changed in China since his story began.
By Paul McGee. 2009
By Adam LeBor. 2009
How America fell for financier Bernie Madoff's $65 billion investment scam.It was luxurious Palm Beach, by the manicured lawns and…Olympic-sized swimming pool, that financier Bernard Madoff ravaged the world of philanthropy and high society he had strived so hard to join, vaporising the assets of charities, foundations and individuals that had trusted him with their funds. It seems nothing was sacrosanct to Madoff, possibly the greatest con-man in history. Even Elie Wiesel's foundation has lost tens of millions. How could Madoff, a pillar of the Jewish community, do this to a Nobel Laureate and Auschwitz survivor? But Wiesel was hardly alone in trusting the rogue financier. How could some of the most sophisticated and worldly people in America fall victim to a collective delusion for year after year? THE BELIEVERS answers these unsettling questions. It opens up the clubbish world where Madoff operated, tracing the links from Palm Beach and The Hamptons to the salons and clubs of Manhattan society. It details the network of relationships across which flows hundreds of millions of dollars. 'The Believers' shows how despite material success and acclaim, some human impulses remain eternal. It reveals how an underlying sense of insecurity still shapes some of the richest and most successful individuals in America, making them crave ever more status and peer acclaim. By focusing on Madoff's connection to, and catastrophic impact on, the American Jewish community, THE BELIEVERS dramatically humanises a story that is part financial scandal and part Greek tragedy.
Choosing your career, changing your job, and getting selected by the organization that's right for you are amongst the most…important decisions of your life. You need detailed practical advice - on career choice; on what organizations look for in the people they recruit; and on tips and techniques to get you through the stages of their selection process. These include presenting a cv, undergoing interviews, taking assessment tests, negotiating salaries and working with head hunters. All are covered in this book. Organizations are increasingly using sophisticated selection techniques, so this book is important if you are not to lose out to someone less talented but better prepared.
The rise of the female entrepreneur over the past 30 years is a cause for celebration in the UK. Whether…driven by unfair treatment at work, conflict between office and family life, or the inspiration of a great business idea, hundreds of thousands of women are motivated to work for themselves. There are many benefits to being self employed but many, too, are the challenges. Women need confidence, support, and often some start-up finance to make a go of it. This book will provide inspiration, information and loads of advice from a range of women who run their own business. It starts by recognising that women start all kinds of ventures in many different circumstances: - Developing an idea from home - Freelancing - Joining the 'mumpreneurs' - Launching a business with capital investment - Buying a franchise or creating a franchise - Becoming an direct selling agent - Creating a social enterprise - Starting up after redundancy or unemployment - Breaking new ground - young, retired, disabled, disadvantaged
By Frederick Lewis Allen. 1949
A revealing biography of J. P. Morgan, one of the most powerful and enigmatic financiers in history, from bestselling author…Frederick Lewis Allen. Celebrated as a titan of industry by some and decried as a monopolizing robber baron by others, John Pierpont Morgan was without a doubt a dominant player in American finance at the turn of the twentieth century. He founded U.S. Steel, a conglomeration of leading steel and iron producers, which was the nation's largest coast-to-coast railroad system, and the first company to be worth more than $1 billion. Morgan was also instrumental in developing the Federal Reserve after working with political leaders to prevent a potentially devastating fiscal crisis in 1907. Indeed, he was a driving force in the modernization of American business, and the effects of his acumen and foresight continue to resonate today--on Wall Street and beyond. Additionally, known for his displays of wealth and power, Morgan was a prominent figure of the New York society scene--a member of the original one percent--as well as a notable art connoisseur with a sizable collection now housed in Manhattan's lavish Morgan Library & Museum, once his own private library. In this meticulously researched and comprehensive biography, Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor of Harper's magazine and author of Only Yesterday, delves into the life and character of a fascinating, multidimensional man. Allen also probes the evolution of the business landscape during Morgan's lifetime, when giant corporations with unparalleled economies of scale began to absorb and replace smaller competitors. This richly detailed portrait of a man whose name is inseparable from American finance is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of banking and business history.
By Adam Costa, Darcie Connell. 2010
'The past six weeks have been incredible: we've eaten frogs, drunk beer on the street with locals in Vietnam, ridden…a motorcycle through rice fields, explored the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, and scuba dived the crystal clear waters off several tropical islands. The next six months will be just as interesting and just as much fun.' As incredible as this trip has been for Adam and Darcie, the most incredible part is that they haven't spent a penny on it. In fact, they have actually been making money. This will continue for the rest of their travels, for as long as they want. Adam and Darcie have written this book with the explicit intention of changing your life so that - when you've learnt their strategies -you, too, can start living the life you've always wanted. Adam and Darcie's websites - which they refer to as streamsA" throughout the book - are the reason they are able to live the way they do. They bring in more passive income each month than they spend, which results in copious amounts of free time and a never-ending stream of income to travel with. In this book you will discover: - how to set up your business so that it almost runs on auto pilot. - how you should plan your travels around the world. The book is divided into four parts: 1. Inspiration - a listing and photos of some of the most intriguing destinations around the world, along with photographs to get your imagination running. 2. Education - how to build an online business, from creating a product to accepting payments. 3. Perspiration - step-by-step accounts of three very different online business models to finance your dreams. 4. Embarkation - covers the nuts and bolts of long-term travel abroad.Contents: Arrival: The business in a backpack lifestyle; 1. Inspiration - Free yourself; 2. Education - How to make money anywhere, anytime; 3. Perspiration - Roadmap to success and adventure; 4. Embarkation -You've earned it; Tying it all together; Departure; Glossary; Recommended reading; About the authors; Index.
By Suzanne Potts, Conrad Potts. 2010
It is estimated that we spend half our waking life at work. If during our time at work we find…ourselves full of self doubt, lacking in confidence, irritated, frustrated and not respected how can we enjoy this time? This book will re-ignite your self esteem and help you to command the respect to which you're entitled at work. It will provide you with practical tools that you can put into use immediately, enabling you to: * Be valued for who you are * Ask for what you're entitled to * Say 'no' when you have a right to do so * Have your opinions & ideas respected and heard * Stand up for yourself * Handle difficult situations calmly and successfully * Get the job promotion you deserve * Have greater all round confidence
By Michael Hiltzik. 2020
In 1869, when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad, few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks. Once…a hodgepodge of short, squabbling lines, America&’s railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators, crooks, and visionaries. The vicious competition between empire builders such as Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, J. P. Morgan, and E. H. Harriman sparked stock market frenzies, panics, and crashes; provoked strikes that upended the relationship between management and labor; transformed the nation&’s geography; and culminated in a ferocious two-man battle that shook the nation&’s financial markets to their foundations and produced dramatic, lasting changes in the interplay of business and government. Spanning four decades and featuring some of the most iconic figures of the Gilded Age, Iron Empires reveals how the robber barons drove the country into the twentieth century—and almost sent it off the rails.
By The Staff of The Undefeated. 2019
A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America&’s greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha…Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN&’s TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball. Meet forty-four of America&’s most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African American figures authored by the team at ESPN&’s TheUndefeated.com. From visionaries to entrepreneurs, athletes to activists, the Fierce 44 are beacons of brilliance, perseverance, and excellence. Each short biography is accompanied by a compelling portrait by Robert Ball, whose bright, graphic art pops off the page. Bringing household names like Serena Williams and Harriet Tubman together with lesser-known but highly deserving figures such as Robert Abbott and Dr. Charles Drew, this collection is a celebration of all that African Americans have achieved, despite everything they have had to overcome. <p><p><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Julie Gray. 2010
Get that Job with the Right CV will teach you how to write the best possible CV to land that…perfect job. It covers everything from layout and format, through to perfecting a jargon-free writing style, avoiding common pitfalls and tailoring your CV to different jobs. Julie Gray's in-depth professional advice and friendly style will guide you through every step of the CV writing process with humour and practicality and give you real confidence to effectively showcase your skills to employers.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to get your CV right.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
In this 'compelling, accessible and purpose-filled book,' (Alan Webber, Founder, Fast Company) bestselling business author Seth Godin shows how you…have the potential to make a big difference-and make yourself indispensable in the process-wherever you are.Why are some people easily outsourced, downsized, or freelanced into obscurity, while others have their pick of opportunities? In his most powerful book yet, Seth Godin argues that it's more essential than ever to become indispensable - to become a linchpin. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations: they invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They love their work and pour their best selves into it and turn each day into a kind of art - and, in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom.Godin shows that the key to being indispensable is overcoming the fears that hold most of us back. If you have you ever found a shortcut that others missed, seen a new way to resolve a conflict, or made a connection with someone others couldn't reach, then you have what it takes to become indispensable. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map.'Thousands of authors write business books every year, but only a handful reach star status and the A-list lecture circuit. Fewer still - one, to be exact - can boast his own action figure. . .Godin delivers his combination of counterintuitive thinking and a great sense of fun' BusinessWeek