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Description: Looking to start your career? Pivot to a new one? Get out of a work funk? Check out these books to jump start your next move in your career. #general


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Work and Disability

by Randall M. Parker and Edna Mora Szymanski

Work is a central aspect of human life in every culture and every society. In certain societies work may be a means by which individuals define themselves and/or maintain their quality of life. However, as a whole, work is the essential means by which we all attain our basic needs such as food and water.

In our modern society, persons with disability face a society in which jobs and education are not as easily accessible or attainable. Disability often complicates the delicate interrelationships between people and work. It may affect work productivity, relationships with coworkers, and relationships at home.

This third edition covers the latest in legislative background and other contextual matters regarding employment of people with disabilities; vocational theories and research related to disability; counseling interventions, multicultural issues, vocational assessment, labor market information, and accommodation of people with disabilities in the workplace; job placement and job development; outreach through business consultation; and supported employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Jobs to be Proud of

by Deborah Kendrick

12 case studies of blind people and their occupations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Career Perspectives

by Marie Attmore

Interviews and advice from blind and visually impaired professionals about education and breaking into the job market.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Take Charge

by Diane Croft and Rami Rabby

Provides guidance for blind job seekers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped (Second Edition)

by Richard Nelson Bolles and Dale S. Brown

Richard Bolles' What Color is your Parachute? has helped millions of readers find their path in life, and now his creative approach to job-hunting is brought to bear on the specific challenges faced by job hunters with disabilities. In Job-Hunting for the So-Called HandicappedM/i>, Bolles and Dale Susan Brown guide readers through the often-frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process of securing independence in their lives and personal satisfaction in their careers. The authors begin by demystifying the intricacies of the ADA, describing in clear terms what the act does and does not guarantee disabled job hunters, and then move on to job-hunting strategies tailored specifically to people with disabilities.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities

by Daniel J. Ryan

This extensive handbook shows people with disabilities how to overcome obstacles they encounter when searching for employment. Readers learn how to identify their strengths, explore career options, and navigate the hidden job market. They also gain tips for writing resumes, cover letters, and other forms of job search communication, as well as guidance for performing well in interviews.

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities features helpful information on employment laws and the rights they provide. It teaches readers when and how to disclose disabilities to a potential employer and lends additional guidance for success on the job.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Presenting Data Effectively

by Stephanie Evergreen

Now in striking full color, Presenting Data Effectively, Second Edition by Stephanie D. H. Evergreen shows readers how to make the research results presented in reports, slideshows, dashboards, posters, and data visualizations more interesting, engaging, and impactful.

The book guides students, researchers, evaluators, and non-profit workers—anyone reporting data to an outside audience—through design choices in four primary areas: graphics, text, color, and arrangement. The Second Edition features an improved layout with larger screenshots, a review of the recent literature on data visualization, and input from a panel of graphic design experts.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: General Career Advice

#GIRLBOSS

by Sophia Amoruso

In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called “Lean In for misfits,” Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.

Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: General Career Advice

LinkedIn

by Jeff Norman

Meet the World's Largest Career and Networking Site: LinkedIn

LinkedIn is dominating the world of business-based networking, yet many of its users don't know how to make the most of it, while others are hesitant to join yet another social network. Whether you're a job seeker, an employer in search of new talent, or a business looking to boost your visibility, make LinkedIn your social network of choice, this book your guide.

LinkedIn: Tell Your Story, Land the Job will help you:

  • Learn tips and tricks for building a strong LinkedIn profile, optimized for discovery
  • Write a concise professional summary, gather endorsements and recommendations, and highlight your skills
  • Create a virtual hub for current and potential employees and customers
  • Take advantage of LinkedIn's Company Pages to improve your visibility
  • Dig deeper into LinkedIn's offerings, by getting the most out of introduction requests, advanced search, media tools, and professional groups
  • Explore the pros and cons of the free vs. paid versions of LinkedIn
  • Dust off your LinkedIn Profile and make it shine with this visual, easy-to-follow handbook.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Boss Bitch

    by Nicole Lapin

    New York Times bestselling author Nicole Lapin is back with a sassy and actionable guide empowering women to be the boss of their lives and their careers.

    You don’t need dozens of employees to be a boss, says financial expert and serial entrepreneur Nicole Lapin. Hell, you don’t even need one. You just need to find your inner Boss Bitch — your most confident, savvy, ambitious self — and own it.

    A Boss Bitch is the she-ro of her own story. She is someone who takes charge of her future and embraces being a “boss” in all aspects of the word: whether as the boss of her own life, family and career, the literal boss at work, or, as the boss of her own company. Whichever she chooses (or all three), a Boss Bitch is someone who gets out there and makes her success happen — and so can you.

    Lapin draws on raw and often hilariously real stories from her own career — the good, the bad, and the ugly — to show what it means to be a "boss" in twelve easy steps. In her refreshingly accessible and relatable style, she first shows how to embrace the “boss of you" mentality by seizing the power that comes from believing in yourself and expanding your skillset. Then she offers candid no-nonsense advice for how to kill it at as the “boss at work” whether you have a high-up role or not. And finally, for those who want to take the plunge as an entrepreneur, she lays out the nuts and bolts of how to be the “boss of your own business” from raising money and getting it off the ground to hiring a kickass staff and dealing office drama to turning a profit.

    Being a badass in your career is something that should be worn as a badge of honor, says Lapin. Here, she inspires us to rise to the occasion and celebrate our successes — and then keep killing it like the Boss Bitches we are!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

    by Lois P. Frankel

    The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible-at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as:

  • Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don't play the game, you can't possibly win.
  • Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it.
  • Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don't equate negotiation with confrontation.
  • Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it's out there, it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
  • Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Build Your Reputation

    by Rob Brown

    Stop being a well-kept secret and start being the go-to choice.

    Your reputation is what people say about you when you're not there. It's your most powerful asset for business growth, career enhancement and freedom of choice in many aspects of life. Yet too many people leave it to chance. They are a well-kept secret – it's not enough to be the best, you have to be seen to be the best.

    Build Your Reputation will show you how to master the skills of brand-building to develop a powerful profile and a formidable name. You'll learn how to identify your brand and where it fits into the big picture, and then you'll learn how to become the obvious choice for whatever it is you do. Becoming known isn't a matter of chance, nor is it a matter of luck – it's a practical set of highly coachable skills that anyone can learn. Learn how to build credibility, connect with the right people and make your achievements known.

  • Identify and build your personal brand
  • Position yourself strategically for maximum impact
  • Attract the right relationships and the right attention
  • Become the go-to guru for whatever you do.
  • The highest-paid people in any company, industry or profession are not necessarily the most qualified, gifted or best. They're the most popular. They are liked, trusted, recommended, chosen, hired and introduced. Build Your Reputation gives you the inside track to the top, with practical wisdom and strategic advice for building your own brand.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Girl Code

    by Cara Alwill Leyba

    A few years ago I made a crazy claim in the first edition of Girl Code: that in today’s competitive marketplace, the fiercest thing a female entrepreneur can do is to support other women.

    Something dynamic happens when women genuinely show up for each other. When we lose the facades, cut the bullsh*t, and truly have each other’s backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work—which all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and our solutions.

    I’m convinced that there’s no reason to hoard information, connections, or insight. Wisdom is meant to be shared, so let’s start sharing what we’ve learned to make each other better. Let’s start building each other up. Let’s live up to our potential and start ruling the world.

    Girl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, “side hustlers” (those with a day job plus a part-time small business), and any­one in between. This book won’t teach you how to build a multimillion-dollar company. It won’t teach you about systems or finance. But it will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your “why,” eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection. Because at the end of the day, that’s what life and business are all about.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Presentation Advantage

    by Breck England and Kory Kogon and Julie Schmidt

    The average attention span of an adult is eight seconds—eight seconds!

    That is tough news for a presenter. It means you may have a room full of people, but their minds are elsewhere. You’re competing with a slew of activities demanding their attention—email, texts, Facebook, YouTube, chats, and apps, in addition to thoughts about their next meeting and projects that are behind schedule.

    How do you get a message across in a world like that? The inability to powerfully inform and persuade amid an unprecedented number of distractions is one of the greatest hidden and pervasive costs of the twenty-first-century workplace. Learn to connect with your audience, and you’ll stop having unproductive meetings and wasted time.

    In Presentation Advantage, FranklinCovey outlines its “Connect Model,” the mental model that allows you to connect with the message, yourself, and the audience during any presentation by:

  • Structuring relevant and purpose-driven messages
  • Understanding how our brains best synthesize and remember key information
  • Using visuals such as PowerPoint to inspire instead of torture your audience
  • Aligning your message, body language, and tone of voice for a powerful delivery
  • Whether to one person or one hundred, effective presenting is today’s top business skill, and the experts at FranklinCovey help you master it. With the Presentation Advantage, you can deliver dynamic, compelling, and truly effective presentations every time.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    132 Career Tips for Women

    by Melody R Green

    If it's been a while since you looked for a new job the chances are the job market has changed while you've been employed.

    To keep ahead of the rest it's wise to have the best tips for the process at your finger tips and 132 Career Tips for Women e-book gives you these.

    No matter if you are a first time job hunter, looking to change industry sectors, re-entering the workforce, consolidating your career or enhancing your direction 132 Career Tips for Women has been written with you in mind.

    The better you understand what motivates a boss when hiring staff, or know the tips that help you engage better with time poor recruiters, the easier your job process will be. This knowledge will build your self-confidence by allowing you to appreciate what you have to offer a prospective employer.

    Filled with practical tips and strategies let 132 Career Tips for Women help you make your next career move and see the difference.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Comebacks at Work

    by Kathleen Kelley Reardon and Christopher T. Noblet

    The workplace guide to putting "I wish I'd said" moments in the past.

    Ever wish that you could have a "do over" after a conversation at work? Do you often find yourself regretting what you've said to a coworker-or kicking yourself for not saying something better, stronger, or more precise? If so, you're like most people, and in Comebacks at Work, management professor and consultant Kathleen Kelley Reardon, Ph.D., provides the tips and tools you need to know what to say-and how to say it better-next time.

    In this compelling, entertaining book, Reardon argues that we are responsible for 75 percent of the way we're treated at work, and our success-or failure-at the workplace depends largely on how we handle ourselves in conversation with our colleagues. To break free of the stale scripts and expected actions that allow politically astute people to manipulate us, we must increase our conversational awareness and effectively employ what Reardon calls "comebacks." Comebacks at Work provides a game plan for doing so and explains:

  • Why some comebacks work, while others fall flat;
  • Why our mind goes blank when we are confronted, and how to overcome that response;
  • How to determine which comebacks work, and when to use them.
  • Every conversation is different, and while many situations are common, one set of comebacks isn't enough. Offering a personalized repertoire of comebacks and a plan for using them strategically as well as the skills you will need to package them for maximum effect, Comebacks at Work will prepare you for any difficult conversation that comes your way.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Meaningful Work

    by Shawn Askinosie and Lawren Askinosie

    The founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, an award-winning craft chocolate factory, shows readers how he discovered the secret to purposeful work and business − and how we can too, no matter what work we do.

    Askinosie Chocolate is a small-batch, award winning chocolate company widely considered to be a vanguard in the industry. Known for sourcing 100% of his cocoa beans directly from farmers across the globe, Shawn Askinosie has pioneered direct trade and profit sharing in the craft chocolate industry with farmers in Tanzania, Ecuador, and the Philippines. In addition to developing relationships with smallholder farmers, the company also partners with schools in their origin communities to provide lunch to 1,600 children every day with no outside donations. Twenty-five years ago, Shawn Askinosie was a successful criminal defense lawyer trying his first murder death penalty case that would later go on to become a Dateline special. For many years he found law satisfying, but after several high profile trials he reached a breaking point and found solace in the search for a new career.

    In this inspiring guide to discovering a vocation that feeds your heart and soul, Askinosie describes his quest to discover more meaningful work – a search that led him to volunteering in the palliative care wing of a hospital, to a Trappist monastery where he became inspired by the monks focus on “being” rather than “doing,” and eventually traipsing through jungles across the globe in search of excellent cocoa bean farmers to make award winning chocolate. Askinosie shares his hard-won insights into doing work that reflects one’s values and purpose in life. He shares with readers visioning tools that can be used in any industry or field to create a work life that is inspired and fulfilling. Askinosie shows us that everyone has the capacity to find meaning in their work and be a positive force for good in the world.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    The Naked Presenter

    by Garr Reynolds

    When we learn to present naked, we reach our audiences by communicating the essence of the message, stripping away all that is unnecessary and embracing the ideas of simplicity, clarity, honesty, integrity, and passion. If "slideware" is used, the slides never steal the show or rise above serving a strong but simple supportive role. The ideas in the presentation may or may not be radical, earth shattering, or new, but there is freshness to the approach and content that makes a lasting impression.

    In this invaluable resource from the author for the best-selling books Presentation Zen and Presentation Zen Design, you will discover how to get to the core of your message and deliver presentations that are as natural as they are memorable. Whether you are just in the planning stages or need advice for a talk that begins in an hour, you'll find wisdom in The Naked Presenter that you can use to connect deeply with your audience and deliver a great presentation.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Unsubscribe

    by Jocelyn K. Glei

    A modern, no-nonsense guide to getting rid of email anxiety, reclaiming your productivity, and spending more time on the work that matters.

    Let's face it: Email is killing our productivity. The average person checks their email 11 times per hour, processes 122 messages a day, and spends 28 percent of their total workweek managing their inbox. What was once a powerful and essential tool for doing our daily work has become a near-constant source of frustration, anxiety, and distraction from our work.

    Unsubscribe will show you how to tame your inbox and reclaim your focus, with tips on how to:

  • Break free from email addiction and the "inbox zero" obsession
  • Build a daily email routine that reduces stress and anxiety
  • Process your inbox based on what (and who) really matters to you
  • Write messages that get people to pay attention and take action
  • Set boundaries and say "no" to time-wasting distractions
  • Plan your day around meaningful work -- not busywork
  • Productivity isn't about just "keeping busy," it's about leaving a legacy. Are you ready to Unsubscribe?

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    People Tools for Business

    by Alan C. Fox and Jill E. Fox

    MAKE A CAREER OUT OF BEING HAPPY

    Based on the countless lessons gleaned from a distinguished and highly profitable business career, Alan shares the tools you need to create that success in your own career and life—success that is both meaningful and long lasting. Whether you are just entering the workforce or have been running a business for years, this book will help you build the career—and life—of your dreams.

    WHAT ARE PEOPLE TOOLS?

    "People Tools" are practical and easy to understand. From developing self-confidence, to improving management skills, to finding constructive ways to respond to being fired, each People Tool addresses a specific issue and provides a simple, straightforward strategy that you can adopt to bring about a positive result. People Tools for Business is organized into 50 chapters. Each tool is illustrated with insightful stories and amusing anecdotes from Alan’s successful career and life that are relevant and relatable.

    Some of the useful People Tools in the book include:

  • Be A Contrarian. Whether it's selling when everyone else says "buy," or speaking your mind when it's against the status quo, being a contrarian often pays off.
  • Budget, Don’t Fudge It. If you intend to be successful in business, or in your personal life, it’s crucial to have a plan, especially a financial plan.
  • Multi-Goaling. Recent studies have shown that multi-tasking actually diminishes your efficiency. That's why Fox suggest "multi-goaling": the simple art of making sure that everything you do kills (at least) two birds with one stone.
  • Advertise Your Mistakes. Ironically, being vulnerable and admitting that you’re not perfect will make you a stronger leader.
  • The Dreaded Annual Review. Performance reviews don't have to be a terrible task for all involved. Fox shares five tips to make the annual review a breeze.
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    The Mindset of Success

    by Jo Owen

    This book is not about changing who you are, but becoming the best version of yourself. The Mindset of Success provides a clearly structured set of tools to change the way you think, act and perform, pushing you beyond good management to great leadership. After fourteen years of researching leaders around the world, Jo Owen has found that the best and most successful leaders have something more powerful than just skill. They act differently because they think differently. This book will help you unlock your true potential, showing you how to acquire the seven key mindsets that lead to success, whilst making the most of your existing talent and focusing on your natural strengths.

    This is the second edition of the best-selling The Mindset of Success and it has been updated with new cutting-edge research, targeted business advice and guidance on how your mindset must change as you move through your career. From spies to sports, education to entrepreneurship, business to beyond, Jo Owen's original research and interviews will show you how outstanding leaders think and behave differently from the merely good. This is the mindset difference and, once you have it, you have an advantage which lasts for a lifetime and will work for you time and time again. Using this unique book to develop your right mindset will enable you to open up new career possibilities and achieve far more than you could have imagined.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    I Wish I'd Known That Earlier In My Career

    by Jane Horan

    The must-read guide to understanding corporate politics in order to get ahead.

    Designed to provide the reader with an understanding of corporate politics from a positive perspective, I Wish I'd Known That Earlier in My Career uses case studies to teach the essentials of organizational dynamics, power networks, and the decision-making processes and dilemmas involved in business. Examining corporate politics and the barriers many managers face in their efforts to reach the top, the book works to build awareness and strategies for business and career success.

    Taking a refreshing new approach to workplace politics, the book presents new ways to think about embracing opportunities in order to achieve personal and organization-wide career satisfaction. Rather than encouraging employees to move on and start their own businesses, it instead details how to move up within their current companies by learning to understand power bases and conversation more thoroughly.

  • Combines individual case studies and real life situations with helpful tips and techniques designed to help overcome corporate challenges
  • Each chapter tells a story that illustrates a constructive concept that can be easily learned and applied in the real world
  • Covers topics including: political savvy, the benefits of self-promotion, performance management, sexual harassment, and other organizational challenges
  • Essential reading for anyone looking to move forward in their professional life, I Wish I'd Known That Earlier in My Career provides genuinely helpful advice in a highly accessible, easily applicable way.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    The New Rules of Work

    by Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew

    People in previous generations tended to pick one professional path and stick to it. Switching companies every few years wasn’t the norm, and changing careers was even rarer.

    Today’s career trajectories aren’t so scripted and linear. Technology has given rise to new positions that never before existed, which means we are choosing from a much broader set of career options—and have even more opportunities to find work that lights us up. However, we don’t discover and apply for jobs the same way anymore, and employers don’t find applicants the way they used to. Isn’t it about time we had a playbook for navigating it all?

    Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, founders of the popular career website TheMuse.com, offer the definitive guide to the modern workplace. Through quick exercises and structured tips, you will learn:

  • The New Rules for finding the right path: Sift through, and narrow today’s ever-growing menu of job and career options, using the simple step-by-step Muse Method.
  • The New Rules for landing the perfect job: Build your personal brand, and communicate exactly how you can contribute and why your experience is valuable in a way that is sure to get the attention of your dream employer. Then ace every step of the interview process, from getting a foot in the door to negotiating your offer.
  • The New Rules for growing and advancing in your career: Mastering first impressions, the art of communication, networking, managing up and other “soft” skills – and make it obvious that whatever level you’re at, you’re ready to get ahead.
  • Whether you are starting out in your career, looking to advance, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between, this is the book you need to thrive in the New World of Work.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Roadmap

    by Roadtrip Nation

    This welcome antidote to the conventional career guide answers the old question—"So, what are you going to do with your life?"—in a groundbreaking way. From the team behind the campus and online resource and the inspirational TV series in its eleventh season, ROADMAP helps emerging careerists think deeply about how they can enter the workforce and thrive, using Roadtrip Nation's interest-based approach.

    Full-color charts and graphs offer a unique visually engaging reading experience and prompts for reflection are interspersed, making the reading process interactive and the discoveries personally impactful. With actionable, real-world wisdom on every page, it's an essential tool for today's young professionals and the parents, educators, and advisors seeking to inspire them.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice

    Knock 'em Dead 2017

    by Martin Yate

    New York Times bestseller Martin Yate has helped millions of people turn their lives around by finding great jobs and managing their career progress. Whether you're looking for a first job, re-entering the market, or planning a career change, Yate's unique Target Job Deconstruction method provides you with a roadmap to professional success utilizing the latest job-search strategies for the digital age. This new edition of his classic guide explains everything from building a keyword-rich online profile to social media networking to accepting an offer.

    You'll also learn how to:

  • Create resumes that get results
  • Maximize your LinkedIn profile for optimum discoverability
  • Get the most out of career sites like Glassdoor and Indeed
  • Turn job interviews into job offers
  • Negotiate the best salary and benefits package
  • Manage a career and climb the ladder of promotion
  • Knock 'em Dead 2017 will help you navigate the changing job-search market, land your dream job, and be better prepared to navigate the twists and turns of a long career.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: General Career Advice


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