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At Your Best as a Carpenter

by Juan Carosso

The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream.

At Your Best as a Carpenter is your playbook for learning if a career as a carpenter is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master carpenter, and launching your own small business. Learn:

  • What does a career as a carpenter look like?
  • Why should you consider becoming a carpenter?
  • How do you become a successful craftsman as a carpenter?
  • How much can you make as a carpenter?
  • What are your career options once you become a carpenter?
  • How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a carpenter’s career?
  • How and where do you find work as a carpenter?
  • What does it take to strike out on your own?
  • What does it take to launch and build a successful small business?
  • At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how.

    There are currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series changes that.

    Date Added: 02/12/2019


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    At Your Best as an Electrician

    by Juan Carosso

    The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream.

    At Your Best as an Electrician is your playbook for learning if a career as an electrician is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master electrician, and launching your own small business. Learn:

  • What does a career as an electrician look like?
  • Why should you consider becoming an electrician?
  • How do you become a successful craftsman as an electrician?
  • How much can you make as an electrician?
  • What are your career options once you become an electrician?
  • How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a electrician's career?
  • How and where do you find work as an electrician?
  • What does it take to strike out on your own?
  • What does it take to launch and build a successful small business?
  • At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how.

    There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series changes that.

    Date Added: 02/12/2019


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    At Your Best as a Plumber

    by Juan Carosso

    The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream.

    At Your Best as a Plumber is your playbook for learning if a career as a plumber is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master plumber, and launching your own small business. Learn:

  • What does a career as a plumber look like?
  • Why should you consider becoming a plumber?
  • How do you become a successful craftsman as a plumber?
  • How much can you make as a plumber?
  • What are your career options once you become a plumber?
  • How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a plumber's career?
  • How and where do you find work as a plumber?
  • What does it take to strike out on your own?
  • What does it take to launch and build a successful small business?
  • At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how.

    There are currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series changes that.

    Date Added: 02/12/2019


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    At Your Best as an HVAC/R Tech

    by Juan Carosso

    The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream.

    At Your Best as an HVAC/R Tech is your playbook for learning if a career as an electrician is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master technician, and launching your own small business. Learn:

  • What does a career as an HVAC/R tech look like?
  • Why should you consider becoming an HVAC/R tech?
  • How do you become a successful craftsman as an HVAC/R tech?
  • How much can you make as an HVAC/R tech?
  • What are your career options once you become an HVAC/R tech?
  • How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a HVAC/R tech's career?
  • How and where do you find work as an HVAC/R tech?
  • What does it take to strike out on your own?
  • What does it take to launch and build a successful small business?
  • At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how.

    There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series changes that.

    Date Added: 02/12/2019


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    At Your Best as a Welder

    by Juan Carosso

    The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream.

    At Your Best as a Welder is your playbook for learning if a career as a welder is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master welder, and launching your own small business. Learn:

  • What does a career as a welder look like?
  • Why should you consider becoming a welder?
  • How do you become a successful craftsman as a welder?
  • How much can you make as a welder?
  • What are your career options once you become a welder?
  • How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a welder’s career?
  • How and where do you find work as a welder?
  • What does it take to strike out on your own?
  • What does it take to launch and build a successful small business?
  • At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how.

    There are currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series changes that.

    Date Added: 02/12/2019


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    At Your Best as a Painter

    by Juan Carosso

    The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream.

    At Your Best as a Painter is your playbook for learning if a career as a painter is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master painter, and launching your own small business. Learn:

  • What does a career as a painter look like?
  • Why should you consider becoming a painter?
  • How do you become a successful craftsman as a painter?
  • How much can you make as a painter?
  • What are your career options once you become a painter?
  • How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a painter's career?
  • How and where do you find work as a painter?
  • What does it take to strike out on your own?
  • What does it take to launch and build a successful small business?
  • At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how.

    There are currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks changes that.

    Date Added: 02/12/2019


    Category: Occupation Specific Information

    At Your Best as a Mason

    by Juan Carosso

    The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream.

    At Your Best as a Mason is your playbook for learning if a career as a mason is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master mason, and launching your own small business. Learn:

  • What does a career as a mason look like?
  • Why should you consider becoming a mason?
  • How do you become a successful craftsman as a mason?
  • How much can you make as a mason?
  • What are your career options once you become a mason?
  • How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a mason's career?
  • How and where do you find work as a mason?
  • What does it take to strike out on your own?
  • What does it take to launch and build a successful small business?
  • At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how.

    There are currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series changes that.

    Date Added: 02/12/2019


    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

    What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019

    by Richard N. Bolles

    With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2019, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

    In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work—and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

    Date Added: 10/26/2018


    Category: Job Searching

    101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview (Fourth Edition)

    by Ron Fry

    101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview is for every job candidate who thinks the question "Do you have any questions for me?" marks the end of an interview. In Fry's view, it marks the beginning of the last and perhaps most important interview phase, one that's so important that failing to properly prepare for it can undo all the rest of your hard work, including providing great answers to tough questions.

    Fry shows you how to take charge of the interview process, presenting yourself as the self-managing, versatile, and confident candidate most employers are seeking. He demonstrates how to use the interview process to sell the company on you while obtaining the information necessary to make sure you are sold on them.

    From what to ask, when to ask it, and the kinds of answers to expect, 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview gives every candidate, from first-timers to seasoned pros, the practical information and advice they need to ace the entire interview…and get their dream job.

    Date Added: 10/26/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions (25th Anniversary Edition)

    by Ron Fry

    No matter how good you look, how much research you've done, or how perfectly your qualifications match the job description, if you're not prepared with great answers to the toughest interview questions, you won't get the job.

    101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions is a manual that will help you home in on exactly what the interviewer is trying to learn…with each and every question he or she asks. If you've never done well on interviews, never even been on a job interview, or just want to make sure a lousy interview doesn't cost you a job you really want, Ron Fry will help you get that job--as he has helped literally millions of people nationwide and throughout the world.

    This brand-new 25th Anniversary Edition of 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions is thoroughly updated to reflect the realities of today's job market. Whatever your age and experience, whether you are seeking your very first job or finally breaking into the executive office, this is the one book you need to get that job.

    Date Added: 10/26/2018


    Category: Interview Skills

    The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People (Fourth Edition)

    by Carol Eikleberry and Carrie Pinsky

    A practical career guide for creatively inclined job seekers of all ages, with tips and counsel on how to use their independent and innovative talents and passions to make money, express themselves, and find a job they love.

    This new edition of the popular guide for individuals seeking work that suits their unique skills has been completely revised and updated to reflect the freedom offered by the new work order, delve more deeply into freelancing as a career, explore social media as it relates to creative job searches, provide new success stories, and bring all salary information up to date. It also includes descriptions of more than 270 creative jobs, from the mainstream (architect, web designer) to the unexpected (crossword-puzzle maker, police sketch artist). With knowledgeable career guidance, real-life success stories, and eye-opening self-evaluation tools, the fourth edition of The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People helps unique individuals find work that supports and compliments their personalities and passions.

    Date Added: 10/26/2018


    Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

    Here's the Plan

    by Allyson Downey

    For many women in their 20's and 30's, the greatest professional hurdle they'll need to overcome has little to do with their work life. The most focused, confident, and ambitious women can find themselves derailed by a tiny little thing: a new baby. While more workplaces are espousing family-friendly cultures, women are still subject to a "parenting penalty" and high-profile conflicts between parenting and the workplace are all over the news: from the controversy over companies covering the costs of egg-freezing to the debate over parental leave and childcare inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's two-month paternity leave.

    Here's the Plan offers an inventive and inspiring roadmap for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Author Allyson Downey—founder of weeSpring, the “Yelp for baby products,” and mother of two young children—advises readers on all practical aspects of ladder-climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. In the style of #GIRLBOSS or Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Here's the Plan is the definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Shift

    by Steve Kettmann and Peter Arnell

    When some of the world’s biggest corporations need to revive their brands, innovate products, and rethink their images, they call Peter Arnell.

    Now in his fourth decade of branding and marketing for such companies as Samsung, Reebok, DKNY, GNC, and Pepsi, Arnell explains how you can use some of the same strategies that famous brands do, in order to improve your own image, life, and career. Arnell knows this firsthand because he applied many of these same strategies to transform his own life by losing 256 pounds.

    How did he do it? Arnell created an idea he calls Shift.

    With Shift, you’ll discover the steps you need to take in order to become the best you. Creating and revitalizing brands happens every day in business. Shift shows how you can make it happen for yourself and your personal brand.

    Innovative insights such as “go helium” are used by Arnell to explain how he reached his ultimate goal of 150 pounds—you can apply his techniques to reach for your own goals. You will see—through Arnell’s description of how he “went tiger”—how to exercise your own discipline and commitment, without apology, even if that means bucking the norm. And by learning to reach out to your brand audience, you will come to understand the importance of your network of friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and family—your fan club— in keeping you motivated and providing the feedback you need for success.

    Weaving together personal stories of his own transformation with stories about how he created transformative change for brands such as Reebok and Pepsi, Arnell shares his unique vision on how each of us can rebrand and transform ourselves, both personally and professionally, to achieve the success we desire.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Reinvent Me

    by Camilla Sacre-Dallerup

    In 2008, at the top of her game as a professional dancer, Camilla left Strictly Come Dancing. Today, although she still dances, she has undergone her own career reinvention. Having trained as a life coach, Camilla is now a motivational speaker, hypnotherapist and meditation teacher. Reinvent Me is a complete 8-part programme created by Camilla to help anyone who is considering reinventing any part of their life. In each part you will find exercises and tools, examples from Camilla’s own life, success stories from other people and a section on overcoming barriers. Each chapter ends with an affirmation for you to use as you complete each part of the programme. Work through the programme at your own pace and see your transformation unfold.

    The Reinvent Me Programme in a Nutshell:

  • R = Recognize: work out where you are and where you need to be currently
  • E = Ego: learn how to free yourself from ego-based decisions
  • I = Innovation: plan what action you need to take to start turning your dream into a reality
  • N = Now: stop procrastinating and start taking action
  • V = Visualize: visualize your reinvented life and find the courage within to start your new adventure
  • E = Evolve: learn to go with the flow of life and become more you
  • N = Nurture: discover why it’s essential to nurture your talents and yourself as you go through the process of reinvention
  • T = Transformation: commit to your reinvention and embrace your new you.
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Reinvention Roadmap

    by Liz Ryan

    Break the rules and take charge of your career!

    The traditional job-search approaches just don’t work anymore, and the days of trusting your career to your employer are long over. The new-millennium workplace requires all of us to rewrite the rules and start treating our careers like we’re running a business—which means understanding the markets for our talents, knowing our value, and looking out over the horizon to plot our paths going forward.

    Liz Ryan is a former Fortune 500 HR SVP and the world’s most widely read workplace thought leader. She understands the recruiting system as only an insider can, and she shows you how to stay focused on your goals and distinguish yourself from masses of job seekers. In Reinvention Roadmap, you’ll discover new tools, such as a “Pain Letter” and your “Human-Voiced Resume” to land not just any job, but a job that celebrates your unique talents and takes you to the level where you want to be.

    Whether you’re entering the workplace or looking to switch careers, you can get the perfect job if you step off the beaten path and follow the approaches insiders use to gain access to the best positions. Reinvention Roadmap is the colorful, fun, irreverent, and deeply practical guide to getting the job you want and building the career of your dreams.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention

    by Pamela Mitchell

    Reinvention is the key to success in these volatile times—and Pamela Mitchell holds the key to reinvention!

    In The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention, America's Reinvention Coach Pamela Mitchell offers every tool readers need to navigate the full arc of career change. Part I introduces the Reinvention Mindset, with what you need to know to be prepared mentally to get started. In Part II, you read the real-life stories of ten individuals who successfully made the leap to new and unexpected careers, using the 10 laws:

  • The 1st Law: It Starts With a Vision for Your Life
  • The 2nd Law: Your Body Is Your Best Guide
  • The 3rd Law: Progress Begins When You Stop Making Excuses
  • The 4th Law: What You Seek is on the Road Less Traveled
  • The 5th Law: You’ve Got the Tools in Your Toolbox
  • The 6th Law: Your Reinvention Board is Your Lifeline
  • The 7th Law: Only a Native Can Give You the Inside Scoop
  • The 8th Law: They Won't "Get" You Until You Speak Their Language
  • The 9th Law: It Takes the Time That it Takes
  • The 10th Law: The World Buys Into an Aura of Success
  • Each story is followed by an in-depth lesson that explains how to adapt these laws to your own career goals, and what actions and precautions to take. The lessons answer all your tactical concerns about navigating the roadblocks, getting traction and managing your fears. The final section provides workbook exercises for fine-tuning your reinvention strategies for maximum results.

    Clear-headed, calming, practical, and thorough, this is the ideal action plan for getting through any career crisis and ending up securely in the lifestyle you've always dreamed of having.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Comebacks

    by Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond

    Gold Medal Winner, Success and Motivation, 2011 Axiom Business Book Awards. Insight from leaders who experienced major setbacks and redefined success.

    In tough economic times, when careers are derailed and leaders are forced to rewrite their professional plans, this book enlightens and uplifts. Comebacks features an all-star cast of ten leaders who endured setbacks-for some a public fall in the midst of media scrutiny-then reassessed and moved ahead with new purpose. Based on revealing interviews, the book presents a behind-the–headlines glimpse into the lives of leaders; how they drew upon resources, both internal and external, to move on; and the lessons that helped them redefine success. Leaders profiled include:

  • Jacques Nasser, former CEO of Ford Motor Co., recently appointed Chairman of BHP Billiton, the world's largest natural resources company
  • Patricia Dunn, former Chair of Hewlett-Packard, vilified for her alleged role in corporate espionage only to be exonerated from all charges, today active in philanthropy
  • Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan), Herbert "Pug" Winokur (Enron Corp.), David Neeleman (JetBlue), and more
  • Redmond, a top executive recruiter, and Crisafulli, author of The House of Dimon, show how all leaders face adversity, but true leaders turn adversity into success.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    The Comeback

    by Cheryl Casone

    Karyn never intended to work full time again after leaving to raise her two children. But seven years later, when a divorce seemed imminent, she went job-hunting -- only to find that getting back was as daunting as climbing Mt. Everest. With no resume, no current contacts, and no transferable skills for the jobs she was applying to, Karyn didn’t even know where to start.

    Countless women face situations like this every day, with little or no guidance. They’re told to “lean in” and lobby for more sympathetic workplaces, but none of that solves the immediate practical problem: “I need a job. Now.”

    Fortunately, career expert and Fox Business anchor Cheryl Casone has written a comprehensive guide to making the comeback. After interviewing hundreds of women who are willing to share both their successes and their mistakes, Casone offers a one-stop shop for moms at every stage of the process. This is the perfect book if you’re….

  • Pregnant and wondering how to take an extended maternity leave without losing your contacts and momentum.
  • Trying to stay connected and relevant in your field while you’re away.
  • Planning the timing of your comeback
  • Thinking about what to say in interviews about the gaps in your resume.
  • Looking for creative alternatives if your former career just isn’t possible anymore.
  • Struggling with prejudice against working moms.
  • The many real-life stories in this book (including Karyn’s) prove that with a smart strategy and some determination, almost any mom can make a successful comeback. In the process she can improve her standard of living, her self-esteem, and probably also the well-being of her kids.

    As Casone writes, “No matter who you are, no matter why change comes into your life, I hope this book will help you to do what my mom did: to stare that change in the face and say with confidence, ‘Bring it!’”

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Career Comeback

    by Lisa Johnson Mandell

    Unfortunately, getting older can be a career killer. That's what entertainment journalist Lisa Johnson Mandell discovered when she sent out a resume that made her sound like an aged veteran. Her new career makeover guide-expanded from theWall Street Journalarticle about revamping her "older" image to land her dream job-acknowledges that experience matters, but looking and acting up-to-date matter just as much. Mandell provides ten strategies for putting a youthful spin on resumes, Web pages, and personal presentation. Looking young and staying technologically current is crucial to competing in an increasingly tough job market. THE COMPLETE CAREER MAKEOVER offers the ultimate makeover to-do list: From "botoxing" your resume by deleting dates and early jobs, tech-savvy tricks for starting and improving your website or blog and online networking, to updating your wardrobe, Mandell shares the secrets that will get mid-career job seekers noticed and on the payroll.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Pivot

    by Jenny Blake

    Jenny Blake, author of Life After College and former career development program manager at Google, reveals how to methodically make your next career move by doubling down on what is already working.

    Careers are not linear, predictable ladders any longer; they are fluid trajectories. No matter our age, life stage, bank account balance, or seniority, we are all being asked to navigate career changes much more frequently than in years past. The average employee tenure in America is just four to five years, and even those roles change dramatically within that time. Our economy now demands that we create businesses and careers based on creativity, growth, and impact. In this dynamic world of work, the only move that matters is your next one.

    Drawing from her own experience and those of other successful pivoters, Jenny Blake has created a four-stage process that teaches anyone how to seamlessly and continually:

  • Double-down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences
  • Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to analysis-paralysis and compare-and-despair
  • Run small experiments to determine next steps
  • Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction
  • This book is for anyone searching for an answer to the question, "What's next?"

    Whether you have hit a plateau in your perfect-on-paper job, are considering taking on a new role in your current job, are thinking about starting your own business, or you want to move into a new industry altogether, one thing remains clear: your career success depends on your ability to determine your next best move.

    If change is the only constant, let's get better at it.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    The Pathfinder

    by Nicholas Lore

    DO YOU JUMP OUT OF BED EVERY MORNING AND RUSH TO A JOB YOU LOVE?

    Or is the work you once enjoyed now just a way to pay the bills? Perhaps you're even doubting your career choice altogether. Let The Pathfinder guide you to a more engaging, fulfilling work life. Based on breakthrough techniques developed by Rockport Institute, an innovative and award-winning career-counseling network that has changed the lives of over 10,000 people, The Pathfinder offers invaluable advice and more than 100 self-tests and diagnostic tools that will help you choose an entirely new career -- or view a current job from a new, more positive perspective. You'll learn:

  • How to design your new career direction step by step so that it fits your talents, personality, needs, goals, values, and is, at the same time, practical and attainable
  • How to deal successfully with the "yeah but" voices in your head that keep you going back to the same old ill-fitting job, day after day
  • How to land the perfect job in your new field, plus tips on writing a really exceptional résumé, personal marketing, and networking (even for those who hate to network)
  • Whether you're a seasoned professional in search of a career change or a beginner just entering the working world, you want to make the right choices from the beginning. No matter where you are in your journey, if you want work to be more of a dance than a drag, The Pathfinder will expertly coach you through the process of designing a career you will love.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Strategies for Successful Career Change

    by Martha E. Mangelsdorf

    Are you ready for a change?

    Whether you’re seeking a more fulfilling job or rethinking your career goals after a layoff, the questions you face are crucial. In Strategies for Successful Career Change, seasoned business and career journalist Martha E. Mangelsdorf distills lessons from a diverse group of people who have made the leap and landed on their feet. To help you navigate the challenges, pitfalls, and rewards of career transition, this book will show you how to:

  • Align your professional life with your personal goals
  • Identify your transferable skills, strengths, and constraints
  • Explore possible new careers in low-risk ways
  • Change careers while still paying the bills
  • You’ll assess your current work life and aspirations, while taking into account logistical realities such as finances, health insurance, and family obligations. Through exercises, resources, and inspiring stories from successful career-changers, this supportive and empowering guide will help you find your very best next work life.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Now is the Time to Do What You Love

    by Nancy Whitney-Reiter

    Millions of people hate their jobs. Nancy Whitney Reiter used to be one of them. After finding herself in the lobby of the World Trade Center on 9/11—and getting out safely—she quit. She spent a year traveling the world, figuring out who she really was and what she really wanted to do.

    In this book, Reiter distills all she learned rebuilding her life in a practical, proactive approach you can use to make the same changes in your own life. After transforming the lives of hundreds of unhappy clients (and her own), she has truly perfected the art of personalizing her three-part system to meet the needs of every individual. You don’t have to travel the world or have a lot of resources; with Reiter’s unique comprehensive system—which recognizes you as an individual with unique circumstances—you can customize your career path to accommodate virtually any dream, regardless of budget.

    Complete with checklists, quizzes, worksheets, and contributors’ success stories, you will find the advice and answers you need to embark on a new career tailored to your personal and professional goals. Whether a recent graduate, antsy thirty-something, or unfulfilled Baby Boomer, you have the guidebook necessary to make one of the biggest—and best!—decisions of your life.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Career Choices and Changes

    by Mindy Bingham and Sandy Stryker

    From best-selling authors with over 2 million books in print, this new edition of Career Choices and Changes updates and enhances the earlier expert-applauded versions to address the realities of the 21st-century workplace. Career Choices and Changes is unique because:

  • It provides a step-by-step workbook/journal format to help the reader discover for themselves the careers that will match their passions, lifestyle aspirations, skills, and aptitudes.
  • It promotes learning through questioning rather than through the didactic copy of traditional books, empowering the reader to consider and contemplate their own unique qualities and desires.
  • It introduces a process for career and lifestyle decision-making that can be used over and over again, thereby empowering the reader to productively navigate through a lifetime of workplace and personal change.
  • Combined with the optional My10yearPlan.com the learner comes away with a comprehensive planned portfolio to help chart their course for the life-long learning that change necessitates.
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change


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