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Take control of your career! For more than twenty-five years, New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has shown the way for millions of job seekers. Now you can use his proven methods to put your job search and career back on track. Updated for 2013, Yate delivers a blueprint for success in a time when hundreds of candidates are competing for the same position. He tells you exactly where today's employment opportunities are and what skills you'll need to impress employers. He also shows you how to stand out from the crowd with: Step-by-step guidance for writing a resume with keywords that will grab employers' attention Information on maximizing social networks and using them to land job interviews Guaranteed advice on turning job interviews into job offers Effective tips for negotiating a better salary and benefits package Packed with the latest information, online tools, and resources, this job search must-have will help you beat the competition and land the job you want!
Write a cover letter that will get you the interview In this newest edition of the bestselling cover letters guide, Martin Yate shows you how to dramatically increase your chances of landing an interview with a dynamic cover letter. Inside this book, you'll find all-new examples of cover letters and learn how to use his proven methods to: Determine the relevant keywords that will send your application to the top of database searches Effectively display your personal brand and the transferable skills you bring to a job Conduct a simple web search to find contact information and get your material in front of managers and recruiters Figure out when you should mail a hard copy of your application to the recruiter instead of sending an e-mail With the help of this trusted authority, you will finally be able to differentiate yourself from the competition and land the interview!
Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher travels to New York to oversee the Broadway stage adaptation of her book Knock 'Em Dead. During the production, Jessica encounters unstable actors, an uppity playwright, and a dead producer who Jessica fears may be the victim of a serial killer.
Leo is still getting used to moving from the big city to a small country town. When his class goes to the city for a field trip, he skips out to meet with old friends. But all is not as he planned.
Logan Rettino never imagined she'd fall so far. Dropped by her ex on national TV, she's gone from prima ballerina to ring card girl, reduced to revving up the crowds before MMA bouts. However distasteful she finds her new job, it pays well...and she needs the money if she's ever going to rebuild her life. Promised a huge bonus if she can convince a brooding, gifted welterweight to keep fighting, she'll do whatever it takes to earn his trust.Keane O'Shea is unbeatable in the octagon. A former marine, he fights with a ruthlessness no gym jockey can match. He knows his brutal strength is too much for the delicate ex-ballerina, regardless of how fascinating he finds Logan's tight dancer's body. But one private performance and he's drawn to her in a way he can't-or won't-resist.As Logan discovers the heartbreaking truth that lies beneath this handsome warrior's rage, she'll need to forfeit everything she thought mattered for the one thing that matters the most: saving Keane from himself.89,000 words
From the book cover: Mrs. Kerry Sanders, a rich American lady whose voice had overtones of silk hats, champagne, and Royal Lawns, and whose fingers were encrusted with diamonds, didn't think much of the weather, which was very wet. She sounded generally cranky. "This," she said in disbelief, "is Ascot goddam Sales?" It was. The wind was whistling through the ring's wooden O, and to one side of it, in the magnificent turn-of-the-century stable-yard's boxes, were the horses who would be offered for sale last in the program. Mrs. Sanders had asked Jonah Dereham, ex-prize-winning jockey, and now a horse buyer, to advise her-she wanted to buy a steeplechaser for a young man, who was the son of her special friend. They bought the horse Jonah decided on at the auction, for seven thousand five hundred dollars. "More than I authorized you to spend," the lady said. "And your commission on top, I guess, as well." She added, "In the States you couldn't buy a three-legged polo pony for that money." The young man for whom the horse was destined was Nicol Brevett-a hard, forceful young man, with a temper like a flamethrower. His father was Constantine Brevett, and Jonah feit that any woman who could interest Constantine Brevett had to be of a sophistication that would put Faberge eggs to shame. And-well, there was something more than wealth and sophistication involved in this horse trade. For as Jonah started to leave the sales, he was hit a crushing blow on the head, and a voice said to him, "We don't want your money. We want your horse." Jonah had suddenly become more entangled than was healthy in the corrupt and dangerous business the world of the horse buyer enfolds. This is a very exciting Dick Francis novel-and the reader will become more and more nervous as he follows the fast and chilling plot. "The announcement of a new Dick Francis is as promising of excitement as the bugle call to the post. Knockdown is one of his best, and his best is very good indeed," says Heywood Hale Broun. And the London Sunday Times says, "The superlatives for Mr. Francis' books are pretty nearly exhausted by now; so one can only say that this is another wonderfully effective horsey thriller, to do with bloodstock agents-sound stuff, Mr. Francis."
The knocker hung on a heavy oak door with an aarch, and a curse. Legend held that sinners who seized the knocker had their hands burned by the cold iron. But Gerry Bracewell didn't die of burns.
Bestselling author Tracy Price-Thompson returns with another steamy novel, packed with wife swapping, down-low desires, racial self-hatred, and sexual swinging. . . .Kevin Lawson has a secret. This hard-charging army sergeant is drawn to seedy sex dens, adult bookstores, and kinky encounters with multiple partners. To hide his cravings, Kevin uses his wife to solicit bedroom playmates and to indulge his ever-growing fantasies. A preacher's daughter, college graduate, and ex-stripper, "Freak Nasty" Fancy Lawson has done it all and loved every moment of it. But now Fancy must face the truth of her husband's sexual addiction or risk losing the one constant in her ever-changing world.Emile Pinchback is a dark-skinned brotha with issues, especially when it comes to his bootylicious, ghetto-fabulous nubian sistahs. He worships at the feet of the slender, blond-haired Becky Ann. But once he looks past her milky skin and into her heart, his racial stereotypes are blown wide open.Sexy and full of Brooklyn spice, Sparkle Henderson loves on the black-hand side or not at all. Just a whiff of jungle fever can send her flying into a rage, but when she's caught in a web of sexual trickery, she finds love in a strange place and is forced to reexamine her beliefs.With a fresh look at love and lust in uniform, Tracy Price-Thompson's sensual characters come alive in this erotically-charged page-turner of urban life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Knocking on the Door is the first book-length work to analyze federal involvement in residential segregation from Reconstruction to the present. Providing a particularly detailed analysis of the period 1968 to 1973, the book examines how the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) attempted to forge elementary changes in segregated residential patterns by opening up the suburbs to groups historically excluded for racial or economic reasons. The door did not shut completely on this possibility until President Richard Nixon took the drastic step of freezing all federal housing funds in January 1973. Knocking on the Door assesses this near-miss in political history, exploring how HUD came surprisingly close to implementing rigorous antidiscrimination policies, and why the agency's efforts were derailed by Nixon. Christopher Bonastia shows how the Nixon years were ripe for federal action to foster residential desegregation. The period was marked by new legislative protections against housing discrimination, unprecedented federal involvement in housing construction, and frequent judicial backing for the actions of civil rights agencies. By comparing housing desegregation policies to civil rights enforcement in employment and education, Bonastia offers an unrivaled account of why civil rights policies diverge so sharply in their ambition and effectiveness.
An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app. When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired "the gray hairs," put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen, darling of the fashion world, may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she can't tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for two days. Under Eve's reign, Glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop--hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and "fun" means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyoncé. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen faces a choice--pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career. A glittering, uproarious, sharply drawn story filled with thinly veiled fashion personalities, The Knockoff is an insider's look at the ever-changing world of fashion and a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age. From the Hardcover edition.
After witnessing her relatives burying a pile of dead bodies in the middle of the night, a seven-year-old uses her telepathic powers to call a man she's seen only on television: FBI Agent Dillon Savich. Now Savich and his wife and partner, Agent Lacey Sherlock, face their most elusive foes to keep the child out of harm's way-before it's too late.
In Knockout, Suzanne Somers interviews doctors who are successfully using the most innovative cancer treatments--treatments that build up the body rather than tear it down. Somers herself has stared cancer in the face, and a decade later she has conquered her fear and has emerged confident with the path she's chosen.Now she shares her personal choices and outlines an array of options from doctors across the country: EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS*without chemotherapy*without radiation*sometimes, even without surgery INTEGRATIVE PROTOCOLS*combining standard treatments with therapies that build up the immune system METHODS FOR MANAGING CANCER*outlining ways to truly live with the diease Since prevention is the best course, Somers' experts provide nutrition, lifestyle, and dietary supplementation options to help protect you from getting the disease in the first place. Whichever path you choose, Knockout is a must-have resource to navigate the life-and-death world of cancer and increase your odds of survival. After reading stunning testimonials from inspirational survivors using alternative treatments, you'll be left with a feeling of empowerment and something every person who is touched by this disease needs...HOPE.From the Hardcover edition.
An abundance of knitted luxuries--summery lace shawls, warm and wooly hats, a trio of cool knitted bracelets, and stunning beaded gloves--designed to grow your skills.Who doesn't love to knit accessories? They're fast, often require only a skein or two of yarn, and make amazingly versatile gifts for friends and family. Small knits are also the perfect way to try something new--an unusual stitch pattern, wild multi-colored yarn, or even a touch of sparkle. Laura Nelkin is well-known for designing these fun-to-knit little projects introducing her students and fans to advanced techniques with her signature "You can do it!" enthusiasm. In her first book, she shares her 3 favorite types of knitting using wrapped stitches, lacework, and beads. Each chapter begins with a quick knitted cuff to lay the foundations, then gradually ramps up to more complicated designs. The result is an all-new collection of wearable, feminine knits with a slightly rustic aesthetic. Give them as gifts, stockpile for a chilly day, or dress up a casual outfit--these are knockout projects to enjoy knitting again and again.From the Trade Paperback edition.
If you think Knoppix is just a Linux demo disk, think again. This book includes a collection of tips and techniques for using the enormous amount of software Knoppix offers-not just to work and play, but also to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and disinfect your system without having to install a thing. Discover how to use Knoppix to its full potential as your desktop, rescue CD, or as a launching point for your own live CD.
If you think Knoppix is just a Linux demo disk, think again. Klaus Knopper created an entire Linux distribution on a bootable CD (and now a DVD) so he could use his favorite open source tools on any computer. This book includes a collection of tips and techniques for using the enormous amount of software Knoppix offers-not just to work and play, but also to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and disinfect your system without having to install a thing. Knoppix Hacks is just like the distribution it covers: a veritable Swiss Army knife packed full of tools. Scores of industrial-strength hacks-many of them new to this second edition-cover both the standard Knoppix CD and the feature-rich DVD "Maxi" distribution, which is included with this book. Discover how to use Knoppix to its full potential as your desktop, rescue CD, or as a launching point for your own live CD. With Knoppix Hacks , you can: Investigate features of the KDE desktop and its Internet applications Save your settings and data between reboots with persistent storage Employ Knoppix as a system administration multitool to replace failed servers and more Use the CD/DVD as a rescue disc to repair filesystems or a system that won't boot Rescue Windows systems with Knoppix to back up files and settings, hack the registry, and more Explore other live CDs based on Knoppix that could augment your system Easily install the popular Debian GNU/Linux distribution with all of your hardware detected and configured Remaster Knoppix to include your favorite software and custom branding Whether you're a new Linux user, power user, or system administer, this book helps you take advantage of Knoppix and customize it to your needs. You may just find ways to use Knoppix that you never considered.
The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions [Revised Edition]: Readings, Rituals, Music, Dances, and Toastsby Carley Roney
From the #1 wedding brand comes this indispensable resource, completely revised and updated, to help you choose the perfect words, music, and traditions for your ceremony and reception The ceremony is the cornerstone of your wedding celebration. There are countless ways to make it your own, from meaningful poetry readings to the music that plays as you walk down the aisle. The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions is an important resource for brides and grooms. New and expanded topics in this edition include:-Interfaith ceremonies and blending spiritual traditions-Ways to use technology to enhance your ceremony-New online resources for finding the perfect words for your vows, program, and more -Gay marriages and civil unions-Popular song choices that are already considered classicsThroughout, you'll also find a rich and inspiring selection of both classic and original ideas for:-Religious or secular vows and readings-Traditions and symbolic rituals-Speeches and toasts-Music for the processional, recessional, and the special dances at the reception
In the tradition of Goddesses in Every-woman and Secrets of the Tarot, this challenging book offers a woman-centered interpretation and history of astrology that will give readers new tools for self-exploration. The Knot of Time reveals how the roots of "man's oldest science" lie in the depths of women's experience and creativity. Lindsay River and Sally Gillespie, both experienced astrologers, reclaim this lost heritage and mythology, transforming traditional interpretations of the components of the horoscope-the signs of the zodiac, the planets and the elements- into a path of self-understanding. With the aid of clear, accessible diagrams, you can begin to understand your own chart and work out your own interpretations. Far from spelling out a fixed destiny, the book helps readers to explore the choices that are open to them and to make the most of their inner resources. This book is a must for those new to astrology, for those wanting to get in touch with their intuitive side and especially for those who have found some of the concepts of traditional astrology inappropriate. The Knot of Time also offers experienced astrologers a wealth of original insights.
From the internationally revered author of Links comes "a beautiful, hopeful novel about one woman's return to war-ravaged Mogadishu" (Time) Called "one of the most sophisticated voices in modern fiction" (The New York Review of Books), Nuruddin Farah is widely recognized as a literary genius. He proves it yet again with Knots, the story of a woman who returns to her roots and discovers much more than herself. Born in Somalia but raised in North America, Cambara flees a failed marriage by traveling to Mogadishu. And there, amid the devastation and brutality, she finds that her most unlikely ambitions begin to seem possible. Conjuring the unforgettable extremes of a fractured Muslim culture and the wayward Somali state through the eyes of a strong, compelling heroine, Knots is another Farah masterwork. .
Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses and his grandfather reminisce about the young blind boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race.
Two and a half million Americans - fifty-five million people worldwide - stutter. Though their baffling malady has been subjected to endless analysis for over 2,500 years, most endure it without hope of a cure. The very anticipation of stuttering can dominate a victim's social and emotional life. If the majority suffer in anonymity, famous figures down through the ages - Moses, Charles I, Lewis Carroll, Henry James, W. Somerset Maugham, Winston Churchill, and Marilyn Monroe among them - have also known the isolation and trauma of living with knotted tongues. Indeed, Charles Dickens once aptly described stuttering as "a barrier by which the sufferer feels that the world without is separated from the world within.". In this fascinating and original social history, which combines literary scholarship with historical research, Benson Bobrick explores one of the great conundrums of medical history, its impact on the lives of the afflicted, and the astonishing therapeutic practices it has spawned. Demosthenes was obliged to labor up steep inclines with lead plates strapped to his chest and to declaim over the roar of the ocean with pebbles in his mouth; one 16th-century Italian physician prescribed nosedrops combining beetroot and coriander to help "dehumidify" the brain; and a Native American tribe had stutterers spit through a hole in a board "to get the devil out of their throats.". At one time or another, stuttering has been popularly traced to childhood trauma; sibling rivalry; suppressed anger; infantile sexual fixations; deformations of the tongue, lips, or jaw; chemical imbalance; strict upbringing; vicious habit; guilt; approach-avoidance conflicts; and so on, and has been treated by hypnosis, drugs, conditioning, electric shock, and of course, psychoanalysis. Mounting clinical evidence today, however, indicates that stuttering is a neurological problem, possibly involving anomalies of sound transmission through the skull. Genetic research suggests a familial link. While a definitive cure remains elusive, certain therapeutic techniques are effective, as the author explains in a compelling account of his own successful quest for deliverance
From Laurie Anderson to Vampire Weekend, Roy Blount, Jr., to Renée Fleming, Stephen Colbert to Bill T. Jones--more than 100 luminaries reflect on the treasures of America's favorite public library. Marking the centennial of The New York Public Library's Beaux-Arts landmark at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, now called the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Know the Past, Find the Future harnesses the thoughts of an eclectic assortment of notable people as they ponder an even more eclectic assortment of objects. From among the Library's vast collections, these writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, musicians, athletes, architects, choreographers, and journalists--as well as some of the curators who have preserved these riches--each select an item and describe its unique significance. The result, in words and photographs, is a glimpse of what a great library can be. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Whether along race, class, or generational lines, hip-hop music has been a source of controversy since the beats got too big and the voices too loud for the block parties that spawned them. America has condemned and commended this music and the culture that inspires it. Dubbed "the Hip-Hop Intellectual" by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Michael Eric Dyson tackles the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop culture. Know What I Mean? addresses the creative expression of degraded youth; the vexed gender relations that have made rap music a lightning rod for pundits; the commercial explosion that has made an art form a victim of its success; and the political elements that have been submerged in the most popular form of hip hops.
What does Christianity have to do with anything? What does the Christian faith teach about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? What do I need to know about angels, Satan and demons? What place should the Bible or a church have in my life? With these and other core questions, bestselling author Paul E. Little leads you into a greater appreciation of a God who has done great things to bring you into a relationship with him through Jesus Christ. Introduction by James F. Nyquist
A complete guide to understanding the pedigree, care and character of German Shepherd.
When Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House, she made history. Now she continues to inspire women everywhere in this thought-provoking collection of wise words--her own and those of the important people who played pivotal roles in her journey.