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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
The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
The Start-Up of You
Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307888908
The founder of LinkedIn demonstrates how to apply effective entrepreneurial strategies to an individual career, explaining how to navigate modern challenges by becoming more innovative, self-reliant and networked. 60,000 first printing.
Discover What You're Best at: The National Career Aptitude System and Career Directory
Discover What You're Best at
The National Career Aptitude System and Career Directory
Paperback      ISBN: 0684839563
Completely revised for the twenty-first century, this career guide now includes updated information on telecommunications, medical technology, and other high-tech skills in demand and offers readers systematic ways to examine and develop their individual abilities. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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
What Color Is Your Parachute?: Guide to Rethinking Interviews: Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job
What Color Is Your Parachute?
Guide to Rethinking Interviews: Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job
Paperback      ISBN: 160774659x
A job-search expert describes how a job interview is really to determine if the position is a good fit for both parties, discusses the three most important things about interviews and lists the five questions you need to be able to answer. Original.
What Should I Do With My Life: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
What Should I Do With My Life
The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
Paperback      ISBN: 0375758984
Presents a series of profiles of individuals from around the world who have found meaningful answers to some of life's most difficult questions, explaining how they can serve as examples for others.
The New Business of Acting: How to Build a Career in a Changing Landscape
The New Business of Acting
How to Build a Career in a Changing Landscape
Paperback      ISBN: 0971541051
In an expanded and updated follow up to his popular, first book, The Business of Acting: Learn the Skills You Need to Build the Career You Want, talent manager Brad Lemack offers both young, new-to-the-business and "working" actors a vital perspective on the changing landscape in which they seek to launch and grow their professional careers. The New Business of Acting: Create and Launch an Action Plan for Career Success teaches actors how to be smart, pro-active and strategic throughout their career journeys. Lemack teaches actors the critical, non-performance skills they need to build the careers they want - and how to apply those skills in positive, professional and productive ways.Back Stage calls The Business of Acting a "must read" for actors. The New Business of Acting explores the revolution taking place in how business is conducted and how those dramatic changes impact how actors must conduct the business of their own careers.Certain to become another "must read,? this empowering new book builds on the lessons taught in The Business of Acting, while addressing how to apply those lessons to the digital and economic landscape that is the "new? business of acting.Key chapters explore the changing roles of agents and manager, as well as the new demands on casting directors in the new landscape. Readers will learn the art of managing expectations, a required skill in learning how to act (and when not to) on the global Internet stage of self-submission opportunities. Creating and launching an action plan for success requires a perspective and an education on how to use the tools available to you and how to be a smart actor, always, along the journey.It's not about talent and performance; it's about planning and process.
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.
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.
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