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Where Did the Jobs Go-And How Do We Get Them Back?: Your Guided Tour to America's Employment Crisis
Where Did the Jobs Go-And How Do We Get Them Back?
Your Guided Tour to America's Employment Crisis
Paperback      ISBN: 0061715662
Using pop culture to help define the fundamental concepts that shape the varying economic and job proposals, this timely primer on the nation's job crisis helps readers sift through the lies to find the truth about what is really going on in the world today. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Outside the Ivory Tower: A Guide for Academics Considering Alternative Careers
Outside the Ivory Tower
A Guide for Academics Considering Alternative Careers
Paperback      ISBN: 0943747082
Firefighting
Firefighting
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789489090
From ancient Rome to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, this lavishly illustrated chronicle of the history of firefighting examines some of history's most devastating fires, explores the role of the firefighter in human society, and traces the evolution of firefighting technology, equipment, and tactics over the years. 35,000 first printing.
The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide: How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work, Even When
The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide
How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work, Even When "There Are No Jobs"
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 158008026x
"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?"--Provided by publisher.
301 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview
301 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071738886
Revised and updated for today’s job market, the bestselling handbook for the ahead-of-the-curve job seeker "Is there anything you'd like to ask us?" This question can paralyze even the most seasoned job applicants. But with 301 Best Questions to Ask on YourInterview at your side, you’ll be ready with a response that demonstrates your confidence and ability to see the whole picture and think on your feet. This second edition of the bestselling job seeker's resource delivers proven, up-to-the-minute tools for job hunters who want to shine in this most crucial part of the interview process. Written with the participation of hundreds of recruiters, job coaches, hiring managers, and Fortune 500 HR specialists, this book is the bestavailable source for the questions that can advance your candidacy and convince interviewers that you’re the best person for the job. Other features, including examples of the most powerful questions you can ask—and thequestions NEVER to ask—make 301 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview your go-to guide for get-noticed, get-hired tips and techniques and expert guidance to put you in the driver’s seat at your next interview. John Kador is the author of several books, including The Manager's Book of Questions and How to Ace the Brain Teaser Interview. A professional business writer and consultant, he has produced numerous speeches, annual reports, scripts, casehistories, white papers, and news releases for Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Adecco, IBM, Sears, and other corporate clients. He lives in Winfield, Pennsylvania.
Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance
Go Put Your Strengths to Work
6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance
Paperback      ISBN: 0743261682
Outlines a six-step, six-week process through which employees can make the most of their assets while rewriting their job descriptions, in a guide that explains how to determine one's strengths, promote oneself without bragging and maintain a focused career path. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
Talent Is Overrated
What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
Paperback      ISBN: 1591842948
"A provocative title for a fascinating book."-Charlie Rose Asked to explain why a few people truly excel, most of us offer one of two answers. The first is hard work. Yet we all know plenty of hard workers who have been doing the same job for years or decades without becoming great. The other possibility is that the elite possess an innate talent for excelling in their field. We assume that Mozart was born with an astounding gift for music, and Warren Buffett carries a gene for brilliant investing. The trouble is, scientific evidence doesn't support the notion that specific natural talents make great performers. According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, both the hard work and natural talent camps are wrong. What really makes all the difference is a highly specific kind of effort-"deliberate practice"- that few of us pursue when we're practicing golf or piano or stockpicking. Based on a wide array of scientific research, Talent Is Overrated shares the secrets of extraordinary performance and shows how to apply these principles. It features the stories of extraordinary people who never stopped challenging themselves and who achieved world- class greatness through deliberate practice- including Benjamin Franklin, comedian Chris Rock, football star Jerry Rice, and top CEOs Jeffrey Immelt and Steven Ballmer.
Working for You Isn't Working for Me: How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back
Working for You Isn't Working for Me
How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back
Paperback      ISBN: 1591843685
The guide for anyone who deals with difficult authority figures at work. Sooner or later, we all have to work for someone we can't stand-whether it's an inept supervisor, an undermining department head, or an overly demanding client. When that happens, some people quit, some suffer in silence, and others cope by sulking, obsessing, or retaliating. But you can take charge of this crucial workplace relationship. In this book, Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, authors of the bestseller Working for You Is Killing Me, offer concrete examples of bad boss scenarios and a proven four-step program for improving each situation: •Detect - Identify how this person drives you crazy. •Detach - Discover concrete actions you can take to reclaim your power. •Depersonalize - Learn how to take a boss's actions less personally. •Deal - Devise a plan to get what you need and move your career forward.
I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know It's Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work
I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know It's Not This
A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work
Paperback      ISBN: 0143116991
The quintessential guide to kick-starting your career- now updated to address the challenges of today's economy With our current economic situation, more people are unemployed now than at any other time in recent history and many who do have jobs are overworked, maxed out, and miserable. In this revised and updated edition of I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This, career coach Julie Jansen shows how anyone unhappy with their employment-or lack of-can implement a real and satisfying career transformation. A range of quizzes and per­sonality exercises help readers to identify the type of work for which they're best suited, and then Jansen shows them how to transform this uncertain time from a period of crisis into an opportunity for positive change..
10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College: The Know-How You Need to Succeed
10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College
The Know-How You Need to Succeed
Paperback      ISBN: 1580085245
Provides advice on what skills are needed to succeed in the job market, covering such topics as work ethic, speaking, writing, research, critical thinking, and problem solving.