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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.
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 Paul McGee. 2009
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 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 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
By James Masters. 2011
If you love sport and want to spend your working life in that environment this book will help you to…find the right job for you. The sports and leisure industry continues to grow worldwide and it offers some exciting career opportunities. You'll be amazed at the range of careers available for all levels and types of sports enthusiasts - both at home and abroad. Whatever your passion, if you're a sports-minded job seeker this book will give you a head start. This new edition includes a new chapter on the 2012 Olympics and the opportunities it offers for working in sport.
By Harvey Mackay. 2010
Bestselling business author Harvey Mackay returns with an uplifting, amusing and jam-packed with proven tips book to guide you through…the toughest job market in decades. The average person will have at least three career changes and ten different jobs by the age of 38. In this era of downsizing and outsourcing, you can never be sure your job will still exist in five years - or five weeks. So you'd better think of your career as a perpetual job search. That demands a passion for lifetime learning and the skills for relentless and effective networking. Mackay shows you how to be at your best when things are at their worst. His hard-hitting topics include: beating rejection before it beats you; warning signals that you might be losing your job; how to impress at interviews; negotiating the job you want, not the job they offer; taking advantage of the way bosses make hiring decisions; and blending the latest contact tools with old-fashioned face-to-face networking. Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door is the definitive A-Z career resource for the rest of your life.
By Liam O'Connell. 2010
A contemporary motivational book – the new “Who Moved My Cheese!”Read it in an hour and change your life for…good!Deals with coping with change. This book portrays the fire as a metaphor for what is really important to you in your life or your work. It shows how change happens and how you should react positively and take action and the opportunity that change brings.My fire’s gone out! is a simple, funny and yet profound story about coping with change.The fire is a metaphor for what is really important to you in your life or your work.In this fast-paced modern world we live in,we are faced with many challenges and complex choices. Sometimes our personal fire can go out and this book can help you get that spark back to relight your fire!Thoughts from the flames!• Change happens• React positively• Take action and the opportunity that change bringsMy fire’s gone out! can be applied to any type of change, from redundancy to starting a new relationship. It covers the universal themes of common sense and the reality of life in general!This book can... help you achieve positive success and enjoy your life and your work!
By Liam O'Connell. 2007
Don't just feed the ducks and wait for something to happen. Do something about it now!Through a series of real…life stories, observations and innovative ideas, Liam O’Connell explains how anybody can create an extraordinary successful business. Liam believes in harnessing the power of passionate people to create real life business results. His innovative and off-the-wall style is equally entertaining and thought-provoking. Liam has the ability to communicate positively and his enthusiasm is absolutely contagious.
By David Allen. 2003
David Allen, 'the guru of personal productivity' (Fast Company Magazine) and author of the business bestseller GETTING THINGS DONE, inspires…us to work better, not harder, in his new book, READY FOR ANYTHING. Offering over 50 productivity principles to help you clear your head and focus, READY FOR ANYTHING enables you to identify what drives you, what holds you back and how to be ready for anything. With motivational insights and inspirational quotes, READY FOR ANYTHING shows readers how to make things happen with less effort, stress and inefficiency, and lots more energy, creativity and clarity. This is the perfect inspirational and motivational book for anyone wanting to work and live at their very best.
By Dan Schawbel. 2014
How people perceive you at work has always been vital to a successful career. Now with the internet, social media,…and the unrelenting hum of 24/7 business, the ability to brand and promote yourself is more crucial than ever.No matter how talented you are, it doesn't matter unless your bosses recognise those talents and think of you as an invaluable employee, a game-changing manager or the person whose name is synonymous with success.So, how do you stand out and get ahead?In Promote Yourself, Dan Schawbel lays out a step-by-step process for building a successful career through the subtle and amazingly effective art of self-promotion. By showing you how to build a rock-solid foundation of skill that are essential to getting the job done right and identifying exactly what managers value, Promote Yourself will provide you with the unique tools that you'll need today and for the rest of your career.
By Judy Bartkowiak. 2012
Market Research just got easierEvery day in business we make decisions. To reduce the risk associated with making these decisions,…it's essential to understand your consumer and your market, and this is why we conduct market research. Decisions are not taken in a vacuum; there are competitive products and services in your marketplace, which means that consumers can choose whether or not to buy your product. Some decisions are high risk such as launching a new product, changing the packaging of an existing product, making a price change, changing the creative direction or strategy of the advertising or selling into new markets. How will your consumers react to the decisions you make and how will your competitors respond? This book takes you through the market research process from initial problem identification through research design, consideration of alternative methodologies, briefing an agency, questionnaire design and approval, to managing the project, analysis and presentation of results.Whether you use an outside research agency or your own market research or consumer insight department, spending a week to understand the process will give you unique skills which will ensure that you get the research results you need that will address the marketing questions you have.Each of the seven chapters in Market Research In A Week covers a different aspect:- Sunday: Market research and project design- Monday: The research brief and research proposal- Tuesday: Qualitative market research- Wednesday: Quantitative market research- Thursday: Questionnaire and topic guide design- Friday: Research analysis- Saturday: Report writing and presentation skills
Tackling Tough Interview Questions In A Week: Job Interview Questions Made Easy In Seven Simple Steps
By Alison Straw, Mo Shapiro. 2016
The ability to give a successful answers to tough interview questions is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their…career.Written by Mo Shapiro and Alison Straw, leading experts on interviews as both coaches and practitioners, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to shine at an interview.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!