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Making the Scene Nashville: How to Live, Network, and Succeed in the Music City
Making the Scene Nashville
How to Live, Network, and Succeed in the Music City
Paperback      ISBN: 1617740896
Nashville may be considered the epicenter of country music, but today, this thriving music-industry town is home to a diverse array of musicians and musical styles. Combine that musical community with a "livable" town that's more friendly and affordable than some coastal music cities, and it's no wonder that musicians continue to flock to Nashville to play, write, record, produce, and live otherwise fulfilling lives. Getting acquainted with any new city is a challenge. For musicians, picking up and moving presents a whole host of challenges. Musicians make noise and thrive on working with other musicians, whether playing in rehearsal spaces or gigging. They need spaces where they can create, record, and hang out with other musicians. They need to know where to play, where to buy gear, where to meet other musicians, where to see live music, and where to network and exchange ideas with other musicians. Making the Scene: Nashville will serve as a comprehensive guide for musicians and artists of all types looking to move to and establish themselves in Nashville, Tennessee. Sprinkled with historical references on how Nashville became the home of country music along with interviews from a wide range of music professionals and resources, this book will become a prime resource helping artists and others meet the challenges of moving to Music City USA - Nashville, Tennessee.
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.
Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work As a Pilgrimage of Identity
Crossing the Unknown Sea
Work As a Pilgrimage of Identity
Paperback      ISBN: 1573229148
The author assesses the workplace in terms of opportunity for rediscovering, shaping, and nurturing our personal lives, as he applies the stages of a holy pilgrimage to the process of seeking one's identity through work.
Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life
Total Leadership
Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1422103285
Many self-help books are designed to build leadership qualities, but few are designed to adapt those development principles outside of the workplace and into the realm of personal life. Friedman, head of the Leadership Development Center for Ford Motors, has used these concepts to help managers and executives lead balanced and consistent lives outside of work. Step-by-step instruction, examples from real life and hands-on tools in this guide help leaders to accomplish success by acting with authenticity, integrity and creativity. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
What Happy Working Mothers Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy and Happy Work/Life Balance
What Happy Working Mothers Know
How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy and Happy Work/Life Balance
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470488190
A fact-based and proven approach to help working mothers balance their duties at home and work includes interactive activities, shows the reader how to use positive psychology to shift from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality for workplace success, includes real case studies of working moms, and more.
Creating the Work You Love: Courage, Commitment and Career
Creating the Work You Love
Courage, Commitment and Career
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815426
Describes how to choose a calling based on the seven chakras and work toward finding the career that best suits one's personal priorities
Six Months Off: How to Plan, Negotiate, and Take the Break You Need Without Burning Bridges or Going Broke
Six Months Off
How to Plan, Negotiate, and Take the Break You Need Without Burning Bridges or Going Broke
Paperback      ISBN: 0805037454
Offers advice on taking a leave of absence, discussing how to negotiate a sabbatical, overcome obstacles, decide what to do and where, and fend off the postsabbatical blues
Taking the Leap: Building a Career As a Visual Artist
Taking the Leap
Building a Career As a Visual Artist
Paperback      ISBN: 0811818152
Offers artists advice on creating a portfolio, planning a career strategy, staging art exhibitions, and making useful connections
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..
Creating a Life Worth Living: A Practical Course in Career Design for Aspiring Writers, Artists, Filmmakers, Musicians, and Others Who Want to Make a Living from Their Creative wor
Creating a Life Worth Living
A Practical Course in Career Design for Aspiring Writers, Artists, Filmmakers, Musicians, and Others Who Want to Make a Living from Their Creative wor
Paperback      ISBN: 0060952431
Dreaming is easy. Making it happen is hard. With a fresh perspective, Carol Lloyd motivates the person searching for two things: the creative life and a life of sanity, happiness and financial solvency. Creating a Life Worth Living is for the hundreds of thousands of people who bought Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, but who are looking for more down-to-earth solutions and concrete tasks for achieving their goals. Creating a Life Worth Living helps the reader search memory for inspiration, understand his or her individual artistic profile, explore possible futures, design a daily process and build a structure of support. Each of the 12 chapters, such as "The Drudge We Do For Dollars" and "Excavating the Future," contains specific exercises and daily tasks that help readers to clarify their desires and create a tangible plan of action for realizing dreams. The book also provides inspiring anecdotes and interviews with people who have succeeded in their chosen fields, such as performance artist Anna Devere Smith, writer Sally Tisdale and filmmaker R. J. Cutler. The pursuit of one's dreams is one of the great joys in life but also one of the most terrifying. Creating a Life Worth Living is an invaluable road map for this journey, guiding readers as they take the first tentative steps that are necessary before they can fly.