The New Rules of Work

The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career

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Author: Alexandra Cavoulacos,Kathryn Minshew

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0451495675

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 336

View: 9282

"In this definitive guide to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to play the game by the New Rules. The Muse is known for sharp, relevant, and get-to-the-point advice on how to figure out exactly what your values and your skills are and how they best play out in the marketplace. Now Kathryn and Alex have gathered all of that advice and more in The New Rules of Work. Through quick exercises and structured tips, the authors will guide you as you sort through your countless options; communicate who you are and why you are valuable; and stand out from the crowd. The New Rules of Work shows how to choose a perfect career path, land the best job, and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day-- whether you are starting out in your career, looking to move ahead, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between"--

Revising Your Resume

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Author: Nancy Schuman,William Lewis

Publisher: *Wiley Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 3423

Offers sixty rules for creating an effective resume, identifies common mistakes, and shares useful examples and sample formats

The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

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Author: Karen Kelsky

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0553419439

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 6967

The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Promote Yourself

The New Rules for Career Success

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Author: Dan Schawbel

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250025672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2345

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. Schawbel shows readers how to navigate this new environment as an employee and lays out what managers are really looking for. Unveiling exclusive new research on the modern workplace, Schawbel breaks down the outdated mores of getting ahead and lays out a practical guide for building an outstanding career in an age of personal marketing, economic uncertainty and constant adaptation to new technologies. Shedding light on the disconnect between Gen Y and their managers, and revealing new findings on the most important skills required for management roles, professional development at work, networking, self-promotion, and social media's role in the workplace, Promote Yourself also gives readers the most critical skill necessary today: an awareness of their unique strengths and how to differentiate themselves.

Resumes that Get You Hired

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 9781576855508

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 5434

Draws on the latest practices to counsel prospective job hunters on how to sell oneself effectively on a resume, from documenting personal strengths to preparing printed and digital formats, in a reference that also makes recommendations about such topics as e-mail etiquette, Internet job searches, and using an employer's Web site. Original.

The Art of Non-conformity

Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World

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Author: Chris Guillebeau

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399536108

Category: Self-Help

Page: 242

View: 4592

Encourages one to create an ideal life through hard work, drawing on the author's own story and the experiences of others to prove that this life plan can really work.

Resume 101

A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land Jobs

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Author: Quentin J. Schultze

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607741954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 4887

Minimal job experience? No problem! You’ve just graduated and are ready to land your first real job after college or high school. But how do you write the first résumé and cover letter of your career if you don’t have any previous jobs to list? How do you stand out above the other applicants--including people with more experience who are out of work--with your summer job at the diner, internship at the local paper, or spot on the Ultimate Frisbee team? Dr. Q to the rescue! For two decades, communication professor Quentin Schultze has been teaching résumé-writing to college students and recent graduates, helping them identify their strengths and transferable skills from their unique life experiences--from extracurriculars to part-time jobs to internships to volunteering. With Résumé 101, you’ll discover the secrets to composing strong, impressive resumes and cover letters, such as: What to include when you lack professional experience How to get great references and recommendations Why to use a summary rather than objective statement When to include hobbies, travel, and technology skills What to do if your GPA isn’t sky-high Which designs and basic formats work the best Where to find the perfect verbs and adjectives for a specific job With Dr. Q’s help, you’ll soon have a résumé and cover letter that will show hiring managers who you really are, why you’re prefect for your dream job, and why they should choose you.

Programming JavaScript Applications

Robust Web Architecture with Node, HTML5, and Modern JS Libraries

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Author: Eric Elliott

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491950277

Category: Computers

Page: 254

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Take advantage of JavaScript’s power to build robust web-scale or enterprise applications that are easy to extend and maintain. By applying the design patterns outlined in this practical book, experienced JavaScript developers will learn how to write flexible and resilient code that’s easier—yes, easier—to work with as your code base grows. JavaScript may be the most essential web programming language, but in the real world, JavaScript applications often break when you make changes. With this book, author Eric Elliott shows you how to add client- and server-side features to a large JavaScript application without negatively affecting the rest of your code. Examine the anatomy of a large-scale JavaScript application Build modern web apps with the capabilities of desktop applications Learn best practices for code organization, modularity, and reuse Separate your application into different layers of responsibility Build efficient, self-describing hypermedia APIs with Node.js Test, integrate, and deploy software updates in rapid cycles Control resource access with user authentication and authorization Expand your application’s reach through internationalization

Grad to Great

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Author: Anne Brown,Beth Zefo

Publisher: Dalidaze Press

ISBN: 097980180X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

View: 433

A guide to career success for recent college graduates that focuses on the importance of projecting authenticity in the workplace. Topics covered include job interviews, networking, working with difficult people, gaining credibility, processing feedback, and learning how to know when it's time to move on to a second job. Includes real on-the-job scenarios and interviews with executives and career counselors.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Author: Klaus Schwab

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 1524758868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 9142

In the bestselling tradition of The Fred Factorand What the CEO Wants You to Know, bestselling author and quality guru Subir Chowdhury (The Power of Six Sigma), tackles a question that has haunted him in his consulting work with companies for years. Why is it that some companies improve 50x, while others improve only incrementally? The ideas and training, after all, is the same. What is the difference? That is the question he tackles in this compelling and empowering new book. In The Difference, Subir Chowdhury looks at what distinguishes a company that adopts his quality training processes, and improves 5x, versus a company that adopts the same training and consulting, but increases their profits and quality 50x. The difference, he claims, is this short, engaging, and insightful book, is the people in your workplace, on your staff, in your executive offices. The best processes and training programs in the world will not lead to world-class operations, unless a company first looks to the people who make up their workforce. Only by creating a "caring mindset" -- a culture built upon straightforwardness, honest and openness; a management structure that thinks about the concerns of their people; a workplace that inspires accountability and engagement; and managers and employees who tackle the challenges they face with perseverance and resolve, can companies flourish and excel.

Cover letters

proven techniques for writing letters that will help you get the job you want

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Author: Taunee Besson,Wall Street Journal (Firm)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 670

An informative resource on writing cover letters includes more than 75 sample cover letters, addresses the concerns of a range of job applicants--first-time job seekers, career changers, women returning to the workforce--and discusses other career-related correspondence. Reprint.

Knock 'Em Dead 2016

The Ultimate Job Search Guide

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Author: Martin Yate

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440588821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 6322

Featured on US News & World Report Take control of your job search, career, and life! New York Times bestseller Martin Yate has helped millions of job seekers improve their job search and career management tactics, changing their lives forever. Featuring his unique, time-tested methods for achieving professional success, this brand-new edition provides you with the tools you need to win your next job and successfully navigate the twists and turns of your entire career. With details on everything from connecting on LinkedIn to finding the right job to accepting an offer, Yate shows you where today's employment opportunities are and how you can develop the skills and values that employers are looking for. You'll also learn how to: Create resumes that get results Maximize social networks to quadruple interviews Turn those job interviews into job offers Negotiate the best salary and benefits package With Knock 'em Dead 2016, you will land your dream job and be better prepared to navigate the twists and turns of a long career.

Brazen Careerist

The New Rules for Success

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Author: Penelope Trunk

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 0446561657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5557

Are you taking long lunches? Ignoring sexual harassment? Do you keep your desk neat to the point of looking like you don't have enough to do? The answer to all three should be yes, if you want to succeed in your career on your own terms. Penelope Trunk, expert business advice columnist for the Boston Globe, gives anything but standard advice to help members of the X and Y generations succeed on their own terms in any industry. Trunk asserts that a take-charge attitude and thinking outside the box are the only ways to make it in today's job market. With 45 tips that will get you thinking bigger, acting bolder, and blazing trails you never thought possible, BRAZEN CAREERIST will forever change your career outlook. Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start "Take everything you think you 'know' about career strategies, throw them away, and read this book because the rules have changed. 'Brazen,' 'counter-intuitive,' and 'radical' are the best three descriptions of Trunk's work. Life is too short to be stuck in a rat hole..." Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D, author of the New York Times Bestseller The No Asshole Rule "A delightful book, with some edgy advice that made me squirm a bit at times. I agreed with 90% of it, found myself arguing with the other 10%, and was completely engaged from start to finish." Paul D. Tieger, author of Do What You Are and CEO of SpeedReading People, LLC "Penelope Trunk brings considerable savvy and a fresh new perspective to the business of career success. Bold and sometimes unconventional, BRAZEN CAREERIST gives readers much to think about as well as concrete, practical suggestions that will help them know what they want, and know how to get it." Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling author of Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time "BRAZEN CAREERIST has the street-smarts you need to make your career and life work for you from the start. Read it now, or you'll wish you had when you're 40!"

Me 2.0

4 Steps to Building Your Future

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Author: Dan Schawbel

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1682301591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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“ME 2.0 is an easy, thought-provoking read and recommended for anyone who may find themselves back on the job market with only a paper resume as a calling card.”—ENTREPRENEUR “ME 2.0 is an instruction manual for developing your personal brand and then leveraging that brand to command your career.”—THE NEW YORK POST From Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, LLC and the man the New York Times calls a “personal branding guru,” comes a guide detailing how to survive the modern job hunt and thrive in the digital age. Packed with expert insights and concrete, step-by-step instructions to create and maintain one’s personal brand, ME 2.0 shows potential job-hunters how to use digital media and social networks to find job opportunities and careers based on their passion and experience. For those on the edge of starting their career or trying to catch up fast, ME 2.0 offers practical, straightforward advice for driven job-seekers looking for an edge in a fast-paced work environment.

Designing Your Life

How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

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Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 110187533X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

CVs and Applications

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Author: Patricia McBride

Publisher: Lifetime Books

ISBN: 9781904979203

Category: Résumés (Employment)

Page: 174

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'CVs and Applications' is an invaluable and practical guide for anyone wishing to paint themselves in the best possible light. It includes examples of CV layouts, application forms and letters and advice on how to complete the UCAS form.

There Is Life After College

What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

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Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062388878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.

Resumes that Knock 'em Dead

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Author: Martin John Yate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580627948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 1796

Offers advice on preparing effective resumes, includes real-life examples, and provides instruction on creating an electronic resume.

How to Land a Top-paying Federal Job

Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Re ́sume ́s and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More!

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Author: Lily Whiteman

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814401842

Category: Career changes

Page: 294

View: 1619

A comprehensive guide to landing one of the hundreds of thousands of jobs filled each year by the nation''s largest employerOC the U.S. government."

Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant

How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job

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Author: Lynn Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470498606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7812

An indispensable guide to dealing with challenging, childish boss behavior and building a great career, with laugh- out-loud humor built in. Based on extensive interviews among workers, managers and psychologists, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ draws hilarious but true parallels between toddlers and managers. When under stress, both often have trouble moderating their power, or lose the ability to think rationally. Traits in common include tantrum-throwing, demanding, stubborn, moody, fickle, self-centered, needy and whiny behavior. BADD (Boss Attention Deficit Disorder) is discussed as part of “Short Attention Spans.” There are 20 chapter traits in all, divided into “Bratty” and “Little Lost Lamb” categories, for easy reference, including real anecdotes and many useful tips. When bad bosses run amok in companies, nobody wins. This book shows readers how to build positive relationships with even the most out-of-control boss, and still thrive in your job. The key to success lies in dealing with a Terrible Office Tyrant (or TOT™) much like a parent deals with a troublesome toddler. With true stories and time-tested solutions, this is the perfect guide managing a boss stuck in his Terrible Twos. Taylor takes you behind all the bossy blustering, so that you can focus on getting ahead – and achieve career excellence. Savvy top management will also gain insight on what not to do with their team. They know that Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT) managers may not be in plain sight (they don’t leave juice stains on the hallway carpet!) But they do wreak havoc on the bottom line. A special section helps senior management and Human Resource departments mitigate TOT behavior for a more productive workplace.