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What They Didn't Teach You in Art School: What you need to know to survive as an artist (What They Didn't Teach You In School #3)
By Rosalind Davis, Annabel Tilley. 2016
You have the artistic talent, but do you know how to make a success of it? The thing they don't…teach you in art school is just how active and engaged you need to be; you'll have to become your own finance, business and marketing manager, as well as a researcher, curator and administrator. What They Didn't Teach You in Art School is the ultimate survival guide to life as an artist, and the perfect springboard for aspiring artists who haven't yet given up the day job. The book provides expert advice, tips and inspiration to help you build a successful career - giving you the opportunity to nurture your true talent.
By Hilton Catt, Patricia Scudamore, Alison Straw, Mo Shapiro, David McWhir. 2015
This is your complete course in finding that perfect job. From crafting the perfect CV and finding the job of…your dreams, to writing a great cover letter and winning at interview, THE ULTIMATE JOB HUNTING BOOK is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Short, punchy chapters mean you can read up quickly and start applying what you've learned immediately.* Part 1: Your CVs Masterclass* Part 2: Your Job Hunting Masterclass* Part 3: Your Cover Letters Masterclass* Part 4: Your Job Interviews MasterclassDiscover the main themes, key ideas and tools you need and bring it all together with practical exercises.ABOUT THE SERIESULTIMATE books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing.
By Tracey Whitmore. 2021
Your CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile are your first communication with a prospective employer. As the job market is…more competitive than ever, grabbing an employer's attention and making the right first impression has never been more important. If you compromise on the quality of your CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile, you reduce your chances of winning an interview.This book, which will appeal to anyone from entry level to board level, is a step-by-step guide on how to approach job hunting and achieve a killer competitive advantage by producing an impressive CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Invaluable views and advice from senior HR and industry professionals, who are often the first point of entry, are provided throughout the book.How to Write an Impressive CV and Cover Letter will support jobseekers through the entire job-hunting process. It offers access to practical, real-life examples of CVs and cover letters that have secured interviews and helped individuals win their dream job. Readers will gain access to these documents, together with valuable templates, as part of the book.
By Jack Canfield. 2017
'Jack has been inspiring people to live their best lives for decades' Oprah WinfreyBestselling author of CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE…SOUL will guide you through to new levels of passion, purpose and prosperity, with 52 affirmations and time-tested wisdom.'One of the Most Influential Leaders in Personal Growth and Achievement' SUCCESS MagazineIn our 24/7 world, sometimes we let life happen to us instead of taking control of our direction. Other times, we suffer from information overload, and we fail to consciously control our positive thoughts, and we allow negativity to take over. Jack Canfield will show you how positive affirmations can transform your life in extraordinary ways. Success Affirmations reveals:How to avoid letting life just happen to you, and how to proactively go after your dreamsHow to use the power of deliberate thought to create the reality you wantHow to identify your true passions and purpose to direct your affirmations to concrete goalsHow to harness positive energy to attract what you want in your life through the Law of AttractionHow to unplug from technology and plug into your true source of energyAnd much more!
'I'm a HUGE fan of Alison Green's "Ask a Manager" column. This book is even better' Robert Sutton, author of…The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide'Ask A Manager is the book I wish I'd had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let's be honest, fifteen years in)' - Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck A witty, practical guide to navigating 200 difficult professional conversationsTen years as a workplace advice columnist has taught Alison Green that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they don't know what to say. Thankfully, Alison does. In this incredibly helpful book, she takes on the tough discussions you may need to have during your career.You'll learn what to say when:· colleagues push their work on you - then take credit for it· you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email and hit 'reply all'· you're being micromanaged - or not being managed at all· your boss seems unhappy with your work· you got too drunk at the Christmas partyWith sharp, sage advice and candid letters from real-life readers, Ask a Manager will help you successfully navigate the stormy seas of office life.
New edition of this well established & respected source for students of film & TV production and media studies courses...a…must for all media studies students.Contents: List of illustrations; Foreward by Lord Puttnam CBE; Preface to the ninth edition; 1. Introduction; 2. Feature films; 3. Commercials; 4. Documentries; 5. Animation; 6. Television; 7. Training for film and television; 8. Selling yourself to film and television; Appendix of further information; Training and working overseas; Glossary; Index.
By John Maxwell. 2004
Drawing from the text of the Business Week bestseller Today Matters, this condensed, revised edition boils down John C. Maxwell's…12 daily practices to their very essence, giving maximum impact in minimal time. Presented in a quick-read format, this version is designed to be read cover to cover in one sitting or taken in as brief lessons in a few spare minutes each day. It covers such topics as:-- Priorities-- Health-- Family-- Finances-- Values-- GrowthReaders will learn how to make decisions on important matters and apply those decisions daily to put them on a path to more successful, productive, and fulfilling lives.
By Irena Chalmers. 2008
Do you want to turn your passion for food into a career? Take a bite out of the food world…with help from the experts in this first-of-its-kind What Color Is Your Parachute? for food related careers.Maybe you're considering culinary school, maybe you're about to graduate, or maybe you're looking for an exciting career change. How can you translate your zest for flavor into a satisfying profession? Should you become a chef or open a specialty foods shop, write cookbooks or try your hand at food styling? Culinary careers are as varied as they are fascinating-the only challenge is deciding which one is right for you. Filled with advice from food-world pros including luminaries such as Alice Waters, Chris Kimball, Betty Fussell and Darra Goldstein Food Jobs will set you behind the stove of your dream career.Chalmers provides essential information for getting started including testimonials from the best in the field (Bobby Flay, Todd English, Gordon Hamersly, Francois Payard, Danny Meyer, Anthony Bourdain and more).
What do you want to be when you grow up? That question nags at us long after childhood. Why is…it so hard to figure out? Because finding your true calling takes courage. It means conquering fears, shedding misguided ideas, and mustering the strength to let go of a safe job and stage your next act.Career Courage serves as a personal coach through the soul-searching and planning process ahead, whether you're a college grad contemplating choices, a seasoned professional seeking new directions, or a stay-at-home mom preparing to reenter the workplace. Packed with exercises and stories of inspiring second acts, the book poses tough questions about motivation, confidence, character, risk tolerance, and more. The answers will power your journey forward as you learn to:Clarify what really mattersExpress your point of viewBuild strong relationships and a robust networkStay focused on financesThink like an entrepreneurPrioritize a truly fulfilling lifeAnd moreA career that seemed promising can feel like a dead end today. Career Courage helps you break free and create your own brand of success.
By Wendy Sachs. 2017
We all need to think more like entrepreneurs. Seeking and seizing opportunities, boldly taking risks, quickly changing course—achieving success today…requires the kind of action-first, fake-it-‘til-you-make-it ethos celebrated in the tech industry.This formula is not typically a female one. Women tend to be cautious. We overthink our next moves, become paralyzed by fear, and simply don’t act. We might be safer . . . but we’re also stuck.But, what if women embraced the startup model? What if we had the confidence to take chances, even if we knew we may fail fabulously? What if instead of agonizing over which step to take, we leapt forward quickly? Fearless and Free empowers women, showing us how we can all use lessons from Silicon Valley to pivot in our careers—and unlock a world of possibilities.Author Wendy Sachs talked to a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks, and failures…to reinvent themselves. Spanning industries and ages—from media maven Jill Abramson to Aminatou Sow of the Tech LadyMafia—the book weaves their insights and experiences together with current research and actionable advice. You’ll learn how to:Capitalize on your skills and expand themGrow comfortable with being uncomfortableSell your storyEngineer serendipityNurture your networkShake off setbacksBrand yourself—without braggingBuild momentumCompete with digital nativesAnd moreBeing disciplined is no match for being disruptive. Whether you want out of a shrinking industry or into a business of your own creation, Fearless and Free helps you dream big—and act now.
From Uber to the presidential debates, the gig economy has been dominating the headlines...and for good reason. Today, more than…a third of Americans are working in the gig economy--mixing together short-term jobs, contract work, and freelance assignments. For those who've figured out the formula, life has never been better!The Gig Economy is your guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Succeeding in it starts with shifting gears to recognize that only you control your future. Next is leveraging your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory--one immune to the whims of an employer.Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategies--ranging from the professional to the personal--to help you:Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of successCultivate connections without networkingCreate your own securityTake more time offBuild flexibility into your financial lifeFace your fears by reducing riskPrepare for the futureAnd much moreLayoffs... recessions...Corporate jobs are not only unstable-- they're increasingly scarce. It's time to take charge of your own career and lead the life you actually want.
Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews: Over 400 Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases That Will Get You the Job You Want
By Dr Phil Mcgraw, Tony Beshara. 2014
The job market is awash with qualified applicants. Yet employers rarely select based solely on merit. Instead, most hiring decisions…are gut-level evaluations made in the first few minutes of an interview. What people say determines who lands a job and who does not. Hiring expert Tony Beshara knows the words that trigger "yes" in the minds of employers--and in his handy new book, he arms candidates with hundreds of ready-to-use responses to even the toughest interview questions. Covering entry-level to executive positions and encompassing all industries, this quick-reference guide propels job seekers through every stage of the process. Readers learn power phrases to: * Get their foot in the door * Clearly communicate their skills, strengths, and experience--and why they would be a perfect fit * Make a great impression at the crucial opening and close * Score high on the likability factor * Dispel lingering concerns about work history * Give follow-up emails real impact * Negotiate a strong job offer * And more After all, when it's time to choose between a candidate who is perfect on paper and one who is persuasive in person, there's no contest. Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews gives you the right words to make the difference every time.
Increasingly, employers today are using a tough new kind of interview to evaluate candidates and determine how well they think…on their feet. To be successful in these new competency-based interviews, job seekers must be prepared with situation-specific examples that highlight the accomplishments, knowledge, and abilities they have that employers need. 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. It's a powerful book no job seeker should be without.
By R. William Holland. 2012
Forget everything you think you know about landing a well-paid jobùthe rules have changed forever.The rules for finding professional work…once seemed clear and unwavering: capture career highlights in a resume, practice answers to standard interview questions, and do lots of face-to-face networking. Cracking the New Job Market shows how these rules have changed and delivers new job-hunting strategies that actually work. The key, rather than to emphasize past accomplishments, is to sell your self on the value you can create for an employer. This new approach to getting hired requires new skills. Author R. William Holland, a human resources insider, shows job seekers how to: ò Gather information on what a prospective employer finds important ò Emphasize those skills, accomplishments, and qualities in tailored resumes and interview answers ò Identify the intersection between personal talents and what the marketplace needs ò Unlock the networking power of social media ò Negotiate the best possible offer Enlightening and practical, this myth-busting book delivers seven powerful rules for landing a great jobùeven in a difficult economy.
By Anne Baber, Lynne Waymon. 2007
Make Your Contacts Count is a practical, step-by-step guide for creating, cultivating, and capitalizing on networking relationships and opportunities. Packed…with valuable tools, the book offers a field-tested "Hello to Goodbye" system that takes readers from entering a room, to making conversations flow, to following up. Updated from its first edition, the book now includes expanded advice on building social capital at work and in job hunting, as well as new case studies, examples, checklists, and questionnaires. Readers will discover how to: * draft a networking plan * cultivate current contacts * make the most of memberships * effectively exchange business cards * avoid the top ten networking turn-offs * share anecdotes that convey character and competence * transform their careers with a networking makeover Job-seekers, career-changers, entrepreneurs, and others will find all the networking help they need to supercharge their careers and boost their bottom lines.
By Brian Tracy, Campbell Fraser. 2005
As one of the world’s most sought-after personal coaches, Brian Tracy has helped transform the lives and careers of countless…individuals, unlocking the secrets to greater wealth, professional success, and immeasurable happiness. Now, you can experience firsthand the incredible power of Brian’s coaching in your own career and life. TurboCoach gives you an array of tools and exercises to help you develop and implement your own personal strategic plan that will quickly take you as far as you want to go. <P><P>Each chapter begins with questions to ask yourself, and ends with an application exercise that helps you put your answers to work. You’ll learn more than you thought possible about: Yourself. Pinpoint your values, vision, mission, purpose, and goals, and identify the knowledge, skills, habits, and activities you must undertake to excel. Your field. Study your competition, know your customers, use your strengths, and remove critical constraints to success. Your productivity. Leverage the power of delegation, and learn the Eleven Keys to Increasing Your Productivity. Your business. <P> Do more than just meet or exceed expectations -- delight and amaze your customers. Create a powerful marketing plan and a personal brand, increase revenues seven different ways, and maximize your profits. TurboCoach shows you how to put all of these approaches to work for you, no matter what sort of business you’re in. Best of all, Brian reveals how to maximize the return on your new-found productivity by freeing up more time to spend on what really matters -- the people and activities you love. TurboCoach is filled with examples of Brian’s techniques in action, such as the woman who, simply by concentrating on her highest-value activities, was able to: (1) save herself $55 dollars per day in expenses; (2) create two more productive hours per day; and (3) double her income in 10 months! Powerful, proven, and universal, the personal strategic plan in TurboCoach will help you excel in your work, reap incredible financial rewards, and find satisfaction and joy in your career and your life!
By Shoya Zichy, Ann Bidou. 2017
<p>The simple quiz that can change your life... Is your job just a way to pay the bills? It doesn't…have to be that way. You'll find that when your career fits your personality, it becomes a source of tremendous satisfaction and success. <p><i>Career Match</i> is designed to help you discover your ideal work. Take the ten-minute self-assessment to determine your personality style and then turn to the corresponding chapter-the one that reads as if it's written just for you-and: <p> <li>Identify career choices that will exhilarate you <li>Recognize the type of work environment and boss you need to thrive <li>Learn to leverage your natural strengths <li>Customize and speed your job search </li> <p> <p>Updated to include hot new careers in areas such as gaming, web design, alternative energy, cybersecurity, food science, and more, the second edition features expanded chapters for each personality type and fresh stories of people who have found fulfillment in work perfectly suited to them. If you're looking for direction, this indispensable guide will help you match who you are with what you're meant to do-for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.</p>
The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking. . . Because People Do Business with People They Like
By Michelle Tillis Lederman. 2012
We all know that networking is important, and that forming relationships with others is a vital part of success. But…sometimes it seems like networking removes all emotions from the equation and focuses only on immediate goals. . . whereas the kind of relationships that have true staying power, give us joy, and support us in the long run are founded on simply liking each other. This book, featuring activities, self-assessment quizzes, and real-life anecdotes from professional and social settings, shows readers how to identify what's likable in themselves and create honest, authentic interactions that become "wins" for all parties involved. Readers will discover how to: * Start conversations and keep them going with ease * Convert acquaintances into friends * Uncover people's preferences and tweak their own personal style to enable engaging, reciprocal interactions * Create follow-up and stay in others' minds long after the initial meeting The worst thing we can do when trying to establish a personal bondwith someone is to come across as manipulative or self-serving. Authentic connections go much deeper - and feel much easier - than trying to hit self-imposed business card collection quotas. This book presents a new paradigm that shows how even the most networking-averse can network. . . and like it.
By Michael S. Dobson, Susan B. Wilson. 2008
This valuable WorkSmart guide helps you decide where you're going and make a plan to get there. Goal Setting discusses…the importance of goals and explains how to let and achieve them.
By Kimberly Palmer. 2014
The biggest trend in business is the microbusiness! Handcrafted jewelry, artisanal eats, life coaching, app development, you name it--entrepreneurial side…ventures are everywhere. Weary of pink-slip anxiety and the endless money squeeze, millions of people are taking the leap. They're adding to their incomes and creating safety nets in case the ax falls at work. In the process, they're unlocking their creativity and finding a sense of fulfillment they never dreamed possible. Financial columnist Kimberly Palmer illuminates the everyday faces behind this growing movement, starting with her own journey. Recognizing that journalism offers little job security these days--and with a baby to provide for--she decided to develop a series of financial planners. This supplemental business was soon providing a reliable income stream. The Economy of You recounts story after story of people who--like Kimberly--are liberating themselves from financial strain. A deli employee who makes custom cakes at night. An instrument repairman who sells voice-overs on his website. A videographer who started a profitable publishing house on the side. Interwoven in the profiles are concrete guidelines for readers looking to launch rewarding businesses of their own, including: * Tips for figuring out the ideal side gig* Ideas for keeping start up costs low* Advice on juggling a fledgling enterprise and a full-time job* Strategies for finding your "tribe" and building a social network* Branding and marketing basics that bring results* When and what to offer for free* And much moreCompanies guarantee nothing but today's wages. It's up to YOU to build stability by becoming a money-making engine. It's empowering, gratifying, and easy to do with The Economy of You.