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The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio That Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job
The Infographic Resume
How to Create a Visual Portfolio That Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job
Paperback      ISBN: 0071825576
Make your resume STAND OUT in today's super-competitive job market Infographic resumes are in, and they’re not just for designers. Free tools are popping up every day online to help anyone create a dynamic, visual resume without sacrificing substance for style. The Infographic Resume provides samples, tips, and ideas on how to create visual resumes and portfolios using these tools. Readers learn how to create a digital footprint, showcase their best work online, and grab a hiring manager’s attention. Hannah Morgan is the owner of, which advises readers on topics such as personal reputation management, networking, personal branding, and social media.
Now, Discover Your Strengths
Now, Discover Your Strengths
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743201140
Outlines a program developed by Gallup experts and based on a study of more than two million people to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths and how they can be translated into personal and career successes. 100,000 first printing.
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.
Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?: The Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job
Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?
The Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job
Paperback      ISBN: 0761141456
Offers information and advice on how to survive and thrive in the workplace, including interview dos and don'ts and tips on râesumâe writing, salary negotiation, and creating cover letters.
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.
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Are You Indispensable?
Paperback      ISBN: 1591844096
"This is what the future of work (and the world) looks like. Actually, it's already happening around you." -Tony Hsieh, CEO, In bestsellers such as Purple Cow and Tribes, Seth Godin taught readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. But this book is about you-your choices, your future, and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose. There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team, the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there's no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. They may not be famous but they're indispensable. And in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom. As Godin writes, "Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must."
How to Survive and Prosper As an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul
How to Survive and Prosper As an Artist
Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul
Paperback      ISBN: 0805088482
The classic handbook for launching and sustaining a career that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist," (The New York Times) with a brand-new chapter on Internet art marketing Now in its sixth edition, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the definitive guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, Caroll Michels offers a wealth of insider’s information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various artistic disciplines. She has also added a new section on digital printmaking and marketing in this emerging field. Most notably, this sixth edition contains an entirely new chapter: "Art Marketing on the Internet." Michels offers criteria for selecting an ideal Web designer for your online portfolio and for organizing your Web presence, and shares proven methods for attracting curators, dealers, and private clients to your site. She also addresses vital legal concerns in the age of e-commerce, including copyrighting and registering your art, and finally, the appendix of resources, consistently updated online at Michels’s site the Artist Help Network (, is fully revised.
The Art of Blacksmithing
The Art of Blacksmithing
Hardcover      ISBN: 0785803955
A close-up look at the historical craft of blacksmithing features more than five hundred illustrations that demonstrate how blacksmiths worked and how they created everything from knives to horsehoes to rifle barrels.
The Freelancer's Bible
The Freelancer's Bible
Paperback      ISBN: 076116488x
Amazingly, one-third of the American workforce is freelance—that’s 42 million people who have to wrestle with not just doing the work, but finding the work, then getting paid for the work, plus health care, taxes, setting up an office, marketing, and so on. Now help is here, and consultants, independent contractors, the self-employed, “solopreneurs,