A witty, friendly, unexpected job hunter's bible that finally answers the real questions. Yes, if you're wedded to your nose ring, wear it to the interview. No, you shouldn't be e-mailing out hundreds of résumés. Writing with enormous authority and a compelling, lively voice, Ellen Reeves brings together her lifetime of experience of hiring, counseling, and résumé-doctoring into an essential guide for young job seekers.
"Career Match" is a one-of-a-kind guide that uses the author's revealing 10 minute self-assessment to help people discover their ideal work. Featuring in-depth chapters for each personality type, the book shows readers how to find a career that fits their passion and personality, and then shows them how to get it. It is an invaluable resource for those in need of direction, whether they're seeking a new path or trying to confirm that they're already on the right one.
When you’re new to the workforce, ambition and talent aren’t enough—getting on the fast track to success requires much more. If you’re a recent college graduate or new hire, Effective Immediately shows you how to excel at your first job and jump-start your career. As an up-and-coming professional, you’ll learn how to transform yourself from entry-level employee into skilled, invaluable all-star during your first year on the job.
“You should be a lawyer, a doctor, an accountant, a consultant, blah, blah, blah. Everywhere you turn people try to tell you who to be and what to do with your life. We call that the noise. Block it. Shed it. Leave it for the conformists. As a generation, we need to get back to focusing on individuality. Self-construction rather than mass production. Define your own road in life instead of traveling down someone else’s. Listen to yourself. Your road is the open road. Find it.” —Mike and Nathan
This straight-from-the-hip handbook by bestselling author and self-made millionaire Harvey Mackay spells out the path to success for readers everywhere. They will learn how to: Outsell by getting appointments with people who absolutely, positively do not want to see you, and then making them glad they said "yes!" Outmanage by arming yourself with information on prospects, customers, and competitors that the CIA would envy - using a system called the "Mackay 66." and much more!
It is conventional wisdom that there is one true path in life for each of us. But what about those with a wide array of interests, a dynamic curiosity about the world, and an ever-renewing wellspring of passions? Margaret Lobenstine calls these people “Renaissance Souls,” and in this groundbreaking book, she offers a life-planning strategy in tune with their dynamic, change-loving personalities.
The real world can be a scary place, but it doesn’t have to be if you know how to prepare. Let Destination Real World: Success after Graduation guide you through writing a résumé, being successful at those job interviews, impressing your new boss, renting a place to live, dealing with stress, building a personal brand and so much more.
Written by an organizational psychologist and corporate consultant, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics uses real-life examples of political winners and losers to illustrate the behaviors that contribute to success or failure at work. You will be shown techniques for managing your boss more effectively, improving your influence skills, changing the way you are perceived, and dealing with difficult people.
You don't have to stifle your creative impulses to pay the bills. For anyone who's ever been told, "Don't quit your day job," career counselor Carol Eikleberry is here to say, "Pursue your dreams!" Now in its third edition, her inspiring guide provides knowledgeable career guidance, real-life success stories, and eye-opening self-evaluation tools to help artistic individuals figure out how to remain different, unconventional, and hard-to-categorize while finding work they love.
Powell's short but sweet rules for leadership—among them, "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit"—are illustrated by revealing personal stories that introduce and expand upon his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others. In work and in life, Powell writes, "it's about how we touch and are touched by the people we meet. It's all about the people."
These days, a college resume without internship experience is considered “naked.” Statistics show that internship experience leads to more job offers with higher salaries—and in this tough economy, college grads need all the help they can get. Lauren Berger, internships expert and CEO of Intern Queen, Inc., reveals insider secrets to scoring the perfect internship, building invaluable connections, boosting transferable skills, and ultimately moving toward your dream career.
For two decades, communication professor Quentin Schultze has been teaching résumé-writing to college students and recent graduates, helping them identify their strengths and transferable skills from their unique life experiences--from extracurriculars to part-time jobs to internships to volunteering. With Résumé 101, you’ll discover the secrets to composing strong, impressive resumes and cover letters
Penelope Trunk, expert business advice columnist for the Boston Globe, gives anything but standard advice to help members of the X and Y generations succeed on their own terms in any industry. Trunk asserts that a take-charge attitude and thinking outside the box are the only ways to make it in today's job market. With 45 tips that will get you thinking bigger, acting bolder, and blazing trails you never thought possible, BRAZEN CAREERIST will forever change your career outlook.
Decades of research on achievement suggests people at the top of their game tend to reach their goals because of what they do—not because of who they are. Motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson translates the psychological secrets of winning individuals.
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. Also: 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 offers; and gives salary negotiation tips.
helped more than 500,000 job seekers pinpoint what employers are really asking with every question, and more importantly: what they want to hear in response. This no-nonsense guide will prepare you to leverage the trickiest questions to your advantage. Learn how to deal gracefully with complicated case interviews, various personality types, and even potentially illegal questions - all while avoiding common mistakes.
Young women graduate from college and believe they have to find the perfect path and then can’t decide which way to go. Undecided is an invaluable guide to this cultural phenomenon of “analysis paralysis.” The Kelleys cast a critical eye upon the psychology behind the pressure to choose, and they argue that if women are going to succeed in rising above the often-crippling demands of the modern world they need to take action . . . starting with a serious shift in perspective.
Cracking the New GMAT with DVD, 2013 Edition has been completely revised and updated for the changes coming to the new GMAT in June 2012. It includes: Access to 4 full-length practice tests; Tons of sample problems and drills in the book covering all 4 GMAT sections, plus more extra practice on the companion web site; Step-by-step instruction on the new GMAT question types, and much more.
The Princeton Review’s Complete GRE Test Prep Bundle brings you a thorough review of all GRE topics and the question types on the test, including text completion, sentence equivalence, reading comprehension, vocabulary, numbers and equations, real world math, geometry, essays, and more. It also provides access to 2 GRE practice tests and over 1,000 additional GRE practice questions, and a set of flashcards to help you master GRE vocabulary.
We spend at least one-third of our lives working. But what makes work meaningful and rewarding? Career expert Donna Dunning writes that work is satisfying if it interests you and allows you to do the things you enjoy. But she also notes that work that is interesting and enjoyable for one person may be totally unsuitable for another. She states that is because of people's differing personalities. What's our Type of Career will show you how to find work in that perfect career.
Based on interviews with career counselors, graduate students, and professors, Getting What You Came For is packed with real-life experiences. It has all the advice you will need not only to survive but to thrive in graduate school, incl.: instructions on applying to school & for financial aid; how to excel on qualifying exams; how to manage academic politics; and how to write and defend a top-notch thesis. Most important, it shows you how to land a job when you graduate.