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Careers in Green Energy

by Camden Flath

The young adults of today will be the job force of tomorrow, so choosing a career that will best fit with the needs of the changing world will be important to job satisfaction and a successful life. With the vast array of career and job options, it will also be important for young adults to understand which work will be the best match for their interests, talents, goals, and personality types. Certain careers are expected to gain importance within the early decades of the twenty-first century.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Occupation Specific Information

Careers in Animal Law

by Yolanda Eisenstein

The first book of its kind, Careers in Animal Law will help you:

  • Gain an overview of the field from a practicing animal lawyer and professor of animal law
  • Forge a successful animal law career with firms of all types and sizes, government agencies, corporations, or nonprofits
  • Strike out on your own as a solo practitioner
  • Learn career tips from a series of animal-lawyer profiles
  • Understand evolving trends in legislation, litigation, and academia
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Careers in Law Enforcement

    by Coy H. Johnston

    Careers in Law Enforcement is a valuable resource for students considering a career in the criminal justice field, specifically in policing. Written in a concise and conversational tone, author Coy H. Johnston includes three main sections: planning a realistic path, selecting an appropriate career path in law enforcement, and preparing for the hiring process. The first chapter offers students a unique opportunity to take a personality/career test to help them discover the types of jobs that might be a good fit. Consequently, students will set sensible goals at the beginning of their degree program and seek appropriate internships and volunteer opportunities. This text is a helpful resource students will be able to peruse repeatedly when they are ready to start the process of applying for jobs within law enforcement.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Start Your Own Child-Care Service

    by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media and Jacquelyn Lynn

    Start your own child-care service and get paid to care for kids!

    As the number of working parents grows the number of children who need quality childcare grows along with it. That need is creating a tremendous entrepreneurial opportunity for people who love children and want to build a business caring for them. This guide has the latest trends, facts, and figures, along with an updated list of resources to help you create a stable and enriching environment for child development, as well as a sound and profitable business.

    Learn how to:

  • Choose the type of child care program and services to offer
  • Acquire the right licensing, permits, insurance protection, and state-specific child care licensing
  • Analyze the market, asses the needs of the community, and match services to fit those needs
  • Find the right location, or decide to operate from home
  • Comply with safety regulations and child-care provisions of the Disabilities Act
  • Consider zoning laws, space requirements, and legal determinations of offsite properties
  • Calculate startup costs, get funded, manage finances, create a business plan, and account for the day-to-day operating costs
  • Stay competitive in the market with low-cost marketing tactics
  • Find, hire, and keep good employees
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies (Third Edition)

    by Kate Shoup and Kate Gatski and Allison Strine

    Turn your hobby into revenue with an expertly-run Etsy shop

    Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies is the all-in-one resource for building your own successful business. Arts and crafts are currently a $32 billion market in the U.S., and Etsy is the number-one way to grab a piece of it for yourself. Sales through the site are rising, fueled by Pinterest, Instagram, and other social media—so there's never been a better time to jump into the fray. This book shows you everything you need to know to get set up, get things running, and build your business as you see fit. From photography and sales writing, through SEO, homepage navigation, and more, you'll find it all here.

    This new third edition has been updated to cover Etsy's newest seller tools, including Pattern, Etsy Manufacturing, Etsy Shop Updates, and the Dashboard, with expert guidance on QuickBooks Self-Employed to help you keep your business's finances under control. With helpful information, tips, tools, and tricks, this book is your ultimate guide to building your own Etsy shop.

  • Showcase your products to their best advantage with great photographs and compelling listings
  • Learn the technical side of setting up shop and processing orders
  • Manage your storefront efficiently using the latest Etsy tools and features
  • Increase sales by connecting with other vendors and promoting on Pinterest
  • Are you an artist, crafter, artisan, or craftsman? Etsy can be another great revenue stream. Are you just curious about whether your projects would sell? Wade in gradually to test the waters. Etsy is home to businesses of many sizes and types, and Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies shows you how to stake your claim.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Rule of Thumb

    by Michael Mitilier and Marian Shalander Kaiser

    Rule of Thumb: A Small Business Guide to Basics is an introductory guide for first-time entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to gain a basic understanding of what it takes to operate a small business. A business owner needs to be aware of legal requirements, financial resources, record-keeping requirements, marketing basics and strategies, communication skills, human resource laws, as well as issues that may arise on a day-to-day basis. Knowing and following the laws will keep you out of legal trouble. Knowing and applying the skills needed to run your business on a day-to-day basis will increase the odds of your success. Rule of Thumb: A Small Business Guide to Basics, will assist you in gaining a basic understanding of what it takes to operate a small business successfully.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Secrets for Secondary School Teachers

    by Jeffrey A. Kottler and Cary J. Kottler and Ellen Kottler

    Teach like a pro from day one!

    In this updated version of the successful Secrets for Secondary School Teachers, you will learn tangible ways to supercharge your teaching skills, while avoiding the pitfalls common to beginning teachers. Offering a unique blend of perspectives and "insider" insights into secondary education, a seasoned high school teacher, a long-time educator and counselor, and a recent high school graduate join forces to impart proven tips and tools.

    This indispensable guide combines practical applications of your preservice coursework with straightforward portrayals of what you can expect during your first days, weeks, semesters, and years in the classroom.

    Already packed with winning ideas and real-life scenarios, this newest edition has added:

  • A new chapter on developing plans for instruction and assessment
  • Rubrics—both holistic and analytic
  • A-to-Z list of assessments
  • Expanded information on multiple intelligences and diverse learning populations
  • Suggestions for students with attention deficits
  • Stress source chart
  • Technology tips
  • Reduce your stress, hone your skills, and be "in the know" with this invaluable resource.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Introduction to Social Work

    by Carolyn J. Tice and Dennis D. Long and Lisa E. Cox

    The best-selling Introduction to Social Work by Lisa E. Cox, Carolyn J. Tice, and Dennis D. Long takes students to the root of the social work profession by covering its history, practice settings, and career paths within a unique advocacy framework. This advocacy practice and policy model comprised of four components—economic and social justice, a supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access—provides an effective lens for viewing today’s social issues. Throughout the book, an emphasis on advocacy underscores the transformative opportunities and contributions of social work on not just the clinical/client level, but also at organizational, community, national, and international levels.

    The Second Edition closely aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and references the 2018 Code of Ethics from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Through the authors’ inclusion of reflective practice, students will be encouraged to engage in critical thought and contemplate a career in social work.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Exactly How to Sell

    by Phil M. Jones

    The sales guide for non-sales professionals

    Exactly How to Sell walks you through a tried and true process that draws on time tested methods that are designed to attract and keep more customers. No matter what you are selling (yourself, your product or your services) this simple read is certain to provide you actionable strategies to deliver you more of the sales results you are looking for.

    Inside, Phil M. Jones writes from experience and explains how to get more customers and keep them all happy—while they’re spending more money, more often. Using simple, practical, and easy-to-implement methods in line with the modern business landscape, Phil educates and guides you, giving you the confidence you need to develop the skills you need to win more business.

  • Boost your salesmanship to support your core profession
  • Create intent in a buyer and scenarios where everybody wins
  • Choose your words wisely and present like a pro
  • Overcome the indecision in your customers and close more sales
  • Manage your customer base and have them coming back for more
  • If you want to up your sales game, Exactly How to Sell shows you how.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Managing the Retail Supply Chain

    by Glenn Taylor and James Topps

    Buying, merchandising and the supply chain are inextricably linked. Product merchandisers play a key role within retail, as profits can be affected by how successfully they undertake their work. Merchandisers set prices to maximise profits and manage the performance of ranges, planning promotions and mark-downs as necessary. They also oversee delivery and distribution of stock and deal with suppliers. Their connection with and understanding of the supply chain is vital. Supported by theories, explanations and real-life examples, Managing the Retail Supply Chain looks at concepts and core themes that run across all sectors.

    Many businesses use a one-size-fits-all solution for any issues which arise, leading to big problems. Managing the Retail Supply Chain presents numerous examples of different business models adopted by a variety of companies. Covering basic principles of retail supply chain, KPIs, merchandise planning and demand planning as well as omnichannel, vertical integration, on-shelf availability and e-commerce, Managing the Retail Supply Chain is an essential guide for anyone involved in or studying retail supply chains and merchandising.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Building Your Ideal Private Practice

    by Lynn Grodzki

    A much-anticipated second edition to this classic practice-building text.

    Building Your Ideal Private Practice, a best-seller in its genre, is now fully revised after its original publication in 2000. Much has changed for therapists in private practice over the past fifteen years, including the widespread encroachment by insurance and managed care into the marketplace, the density of new therapists as over 600,000 therapists nation-wide try to stay viable, and the role of the Internet in marketing services. The revision of Building Your Ideal Private Practice is a comprehensive guide, updated with six new chapters and targeted for therapists at all stages of private practice development. It covers the essential how-to questions for those starting out in practice and explains the common pitfalls to avoid.

    For those already in practice, worried about profitability in an age of increasing competition, the author offers informed strategies such as the best way to create websites and other online marketing to find clients, and then goes further to explain how to retain the new breed of fickle clients who shop for therapists online, but are hard to satisfy. Other new chapters support veteran therapists edging towards retirement, including how to sell a therapy business for a profit or whether to stay working solo or expand into a more lucrative group business model.

    The revision comprises a complete, easy to use and fascinating business plan that shows therapists not just what to do, but also who to be in order to succeed. It adds depth, up-to-date information and a wealth of strategies to the original book, often referred to as the "bible" for therapists in private practice. Like the original, the revision conveys the author's experience, optimism and warmth as she presents case examples, checklists and exercises to make the business advice come alive.

    Whether you have insurance-based or a fee-for-service practice, this book will help you thrive.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Confident Web Design

    by Kenny Wood

    This is your ultimate beginner's guide to the skills of web design. Confident Web Design takes you on a practical journey during which you will discover the techniques to allow you to publish a basic website from scratch. Whether you want to develop web design skills to set yourself apart in a competitive job market, power your entrepreneurial pursuits by creating a new website to showcase your product or business idea, or simply boost your professional performance in your current job, Confident Web Design is the perfect beginner's resource.

    In Confident Web Design, each chapter is supported by exclusive online exercises to allow you to put your knowledge into practice and perfect the techniques. The book's structure is designed to break down each skill into manageable chunks, aided by helpful examples, technical term glossaries, tables and images to support you as you learn. Written in accessible and engaging language, author Kenny Wood shares his passion and enthusiasm for modern web design through this essential guide.

    Online Resources include practical exercises for readers to test out their new skills and consolidate their learning.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Confident Digital Content

    by Adam Waters

    Confident Digital Content gives you the opportunity to become digitally multi-skilled and learn the fundamentals of the most important types of digital creativity. Whatever your career path, being able to produce exciting and creative content online, whether through video, design, digital journalism or social media, can supercharge your professional career and empower your entrepreneurial pursuits.

    Confident Digital Contentteaches you valuable hard skills, including how to create and upload great video content, graphic design, photography for social media, community management, digital strategy and metrics, and helps you learn them through practical exercises in every chapter. It also provides insightful guidance on how to boost your career and employability by honing your leadership, creativity and entrepreneurial skills in the world of digital. Case studies from inspiring individuals at organizations including CNN International, Mumsnet, Bunster's Hot Sauce, HuffPost UK, and Crocstar Media show you real world examples of excellent digital content in practice. This book is your ultimate guide to achieving the technical proficiency and confidence to start an inspiring digital career path, whether your ambition is to rise to the top of your chosen industry, be a successful freelancer or become an entrepreneur.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Confident Data Skills

    by Kirill Eremenko

    Data science is the most exciting skill you can master. Data has dramatically changed how our world works. From entertainment to politics, from technology to advertising and from science to the business world, data is integral and its only limit is our imagination. If you want to have a vibrant and valuable professional life, being skilled with data is the key to a cutting-edge career. Learning how to work with data may seem intimidating or difficult but with Confident Data Skills you will be able to master the fundamentals and supercharge your professional abilities. This essential book covers data mining, preparing data, analysing data, communicating data, financial modelling, visualizing insights and presenting data through film making and dynamic simulations.

    In-depth international case studies from a wide range of organizations, including Netflix, LinkedIn, Goodreads, Deep Blue, Alpha Go and Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. show successful data techniques in practice and inspire you to turn knowledge into innovation. Confident Data Skills also provides insightful guidance on how you can use data skills to enhance your employability and improve how your industry or company works through your data skills. Expert author and instructor, Kirill Eremenko, is committed to making the complex simple and inspiring you to have the confidence to develop an understanding, adeptness and love of data.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    The 10% Entrepreneur

    by Patrick J. Mcginnis

    Choosing between the stability of a traditional career and the upside of entrepreneurship? Why not have both?

    Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular hours, no job security, and very little pay.

    What if there was a way to have the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup? All of the benefits of entrepreneurship with none of the pitfalls? In The 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick McGinnis shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck.

    McGinnis details a step-by-step plan that takes you from identifying your first entrepreneurial project to figuring out the smartest way to commit resources to it. He shows you how to select and engage in projects that will provide you with upside outside the office while making your better at your day job. He also profiles real-world 10% Entrepreneurs such as...

  • Luke Holden, a cash-strapped recent college graduate, who started his own lobster-roll empire and oversaw much of its first year of operations, all while working full time in corporate America
  • Dipali Patwa, a designer and mom whose side project designing and selling infant clothing is now a sensation.
  • A group of friends who met at a 6am Bible study class and went on to start a brewery that now generates millions in sales
  • A successful 10% Entrepreneur himself, McGinnis explains the multiple paths you can follow to invest your cash, time, and expertise in a start-up—including as a founder, angel, adviser, or aficionado. Most importantly, you don’t have to have millions in disposable income to become a 10% Entrepreneur. When you put McGinnis’s 10% principles into action, you’ll quickly start racking up small wins, then watch as they snowball into your new (and far more entrepreneurial) life.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Culinary Careers

    by Rick Smilow and Anne E. Mcbride

    Turn a passion for food into the job of a lifetime with the insider advice in Culinary Careers.

    Working in food can mean cooking on the line in a restaurant, of course, but there are so many more career paths available. No one knows this better than Rick Smilow—president of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), the award-winning culinary school in New York City—who has seen ICE graduates go on to prime jobs both in and out of professional kitchens. Tapping into that vast alumni network and beyond, Culinary Careers is the only career book to offer candid portraits of dozens and dozens of coveted jobs at all levels to help you find your dream job.

    Instead of giving glossed-over, general descriptions of various jobs, Culinary Careers features exclusive interviews with both food-world luminaries and those on their way up, to help you discover what a day in the life is really like in your desired field.

  • Get the ultimate in advice from those at the very pinnacle of the industry, including Lidia Bastianich, Thomas Keller, and Ruth Reichl.
  • Figure out whether you need to go to cooking school or not in order to land the job you want.
  • Read about the inspiring—and sometimes unconventional—paths individuals took to reach their current positions.
  • Find out what employers look for, and how you can put your best foot forward in interviews.
  • Learn what a food stylist’s day on the set of a major motion picture is like, how a top New York City restaurant publicity firm got off the ground, what to look for in a yacht crew before jumping on board as the chef, and so much more.
  • With information on educational programs and a bird’s-eye view of the industry, Culinary Careers is a must-have resource for anyone looking to break into the food world, whether you’re a first-time job seeker or a career changer looking for your next step.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    The Ultimate Freelancer's Guidebook

    by Yuwanda Black

    The definitive resource for a new generation of freelancers!

    Freelance writer, internet marketer, and mobile entrepreneur Yuwanda Black specializes in helping young freelancers build a business and "live the freelance life," and in The Ultimate Freelancer's Guidebook, she gives you the tools you need to be successful in the ever-growing freelance market. Whether you're just starting out or looking to grow and expand, you'll learn how to:

  • Break into the freelance market
  • Find the best-paying jobs
  • Negotiate a contract
  • Build a brand
  • Create a strong online presence and portfolio
  • You'll also learn how to build your reputation in the freelance market, form long-lasting professional relationships, and start taking control of your own employment destiny--and success!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    You Can Do Anything

    by George Anders

    In a tech-dominated world, the most needed degrees are the most surprising: the liberal arts

    Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers? For more than a decade, the national spotlight has focused on science and engineering as the only reliable choice for finding a successful post-grad career. Our destinies have been reduced to a caricature: learn to write computer code or end up behind a counter, pouring coffee. Quietly, though, a different path to success has been taking shape. In YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education - and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week.

    The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren't unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You can segue from anthropology into the booming new field of user research; from classics into management consulting, and from philosophy into high-stakes investing. At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist's grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. And if you know how to attack the job market, your opportunities will be vast.

    In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why "telling your story" is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up. You will discover why people who start in eccentric first jobs - and then make their own luck - so often race ahead of peers whose post-college hunt focuses only on security and starting pay. You will be ready for anything.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Go It Alone!

    by Bruce Judson

    There is an epidemic of unhappiness in the American workplace. A full 70 percent of workers in the United States report that they are disengaged from their jobs. When asked, "Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?" only 20 percent of nearly 2 million employees said yes. It is no wonder that 56 percent of all Americans dream of starting their own business. So why don't they do so? Because starting one's own business is seen as difficult, expensive, and risky.

    In this extraordinary book, successful Go It Alone! entrepreneur Bruce Judson explains that the conventional wisdom about starting your own business is stunningly wrong. Using the leverage of technology -- e-mail, the World Wide Web, and the remarkable array of off-the-shelf business services now available -- it is dramatically easier to start your own business. Magnified by these new services, it is also possible to create, for the first time, a highly focused business.

    Bruce Judson shows you the practical steps that will allow nearly any individual to create a business, often using job skills that seem to require an entire corporation for support. It is no longer necessary to spend time on the tasks that don't add value. It is now possible to stay small but reap big profits. Go-it-alone businesses allow the individual the freedom to concentrate on their greatest skills. After reading this book, your motto will be "Do What You Do Best, Let Others Do the Rest."

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


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    The Effective Executive

    by Peter Drucker

    The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.

    Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned:

  • Managing time
  • Choosing what to contribute to the organization
  • Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect
  • Setting the right priorities
  • Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making
  • Ranging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter F. Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    Ultimate Cover Letters

    by Martin John Yate

    Does your cover letter have the X factor? How can you make sure that it communicates what employers really want? Ultimate Cover Letters, from best-selling author and careers expert Martin John Yate, describes how to write the very best cover letters, helping you to open doors to job interviews and offers of employment, and outshine all other candidates.

    From the very popular Ultimate series, the book offers sound advice on assembling letters and how to use key 'power phrases' to get results, as well as over 100 sample letters to cover a variety of situations. These include e-mail responses to online applications, speculative letters, letters to answer advertised vacancies, follow-up letters, networking letters and even acceptance and resignation letters. Now including a chapter on how to develop your professional image and integrate it into your job search letter, Ultimate Cover Letters 5th edition covers all aspects of this crucial part of the job-hunting process in an engaging and approachable way, ensuring you put every chance of success by your side. Ultimate Cover Letters will help you make the perfect first impression.

    About the series: The Ultimate series contains practical advice on essential job search skills to give you the best chance of getting the job you want. Taking you all the way from starting your job search to completing an interview, it includes guidance on CV or résumé and cover letter writing, practice questions for passing aptitude, psychometric and other employment tests, and reliable advice for interviewing.

    Date Added: 02/12/2019


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    Cover Letters In A Week

    by Hilton Catt and Patricia Scudamore

    Sunday: Understand the importance of first impressions and the common mistakes people make

    Monday: Ensure your application is taken seriously with a cover letter that is concise, complements your CV and is targeted to the job you have applied for

    Tuesday: Discover how to style and structure your cover letter with advice on forms of address, etiquette, fonts, margins and the importance of 'white space'

    Wednesday: Design your cover letter to engage your audience and overcome the competition for advertised jobs

    Thursday: Design a speculative cover letter to approach the invisible job market

    Friday: Learn how to address cover letters to agencies and recruitment consultants

    Saturday: Learn from your applications, whether successful or not, and develop your writing style for the future

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes

    by Richard N. Bolles

    The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.

    Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash—or getting on the shortlist. That’s just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool.

    This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is—and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews.

    This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author’s decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers—and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    The Elements of Résumé Style

    by Scott Bennett

    It's amazing the misinformation found in most resume books! Scott Bennett has hired hundreds of people in a variety of industries, and he knows firsthand what kind of resume sparks an employer's interest-and which ones fail. In The Elements of Resume Style, he warns against popular "tricks" that tend to backfire-and instead shows readers how to craft clear, compelling, targeted resumes and cover letters that actually work.

    In this new edition, readers see that whether it's on paper or online, the rules are the same: use clear, dynamic language-and keep it short and focused. Now covering social media, the online application process, and more, this indispensable guide provides:

  • More than 1,400 action words, statements, and position descriptions that help sell your skills and experience
  • Hundreds of words, phrases, and vague claims to avoid
  • Advice for handling employment gaps, job-hopping, and requests for salary history and requirements
  • Sample resumes, response letter, inquiry letter, informational interview request letter, references, and more
  • Surprising tips for acing the interview
  • Competition is intense no matter what your field, but this candid book's time-tested tools will make you stand out-and help get you the job you deserve!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    CVs, Resumes, and LinkedIn

    by Adrian Wallwork

    Are you a graduate, postgraduate or PhD student? Are you simply looking for a new job in the private or public sector, in research or industry? If your aim is to produce a professional CV or resume, then this book is for you. Based on interviews with recruiters and HR managers, and an analysis of hundreds of CVs from around 40 different countries, the book is structured as a series of FAQs.

    Topics covered include:

  • how recruiters and HR people analyse a CV
  • whether using a template is a good idea
  • the difference between a CV and a resume
  • how to present your personal details and whether to include a photo
  • how to write an Executive Summary
  • what to write in each section (Education, Work Experience, Skills, Personal Interests)
  • how to write dates
  • how to highlight your language, communication and team skills
  • how to get and write references
  • You will also learn some hints and strategies for writing a:

  • cover letter
  • LinkedIn profile
  • reference letter
  • bio
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing


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