New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

July 13, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The complete software developer's career guide

July 12, 2018
Sonmez, John Z., author.
©2017
796 pages ; 24 cm
"How to learn your next programming language, ace your programming interview, and land the coding job of your dreams"--Cover.
Getting started as a software developer -- Getting a job --What you need to know about software development -- Working as a developer -- Advancing your career.
"This book will show you how to ensure you have the technical skills your future boss is looking for, create a resume that leaps off a hiring manager's desk, and escape the "no work experience" trap. Mid-Career Developers - You'll see how to find and fill in gaps in your technical knowledge, position yourself as the one team member your boss can't live without, and turn those dreaded annual reviews into chance to make an iron-clad case for your salary bump."--Provided by publisher.

Careers for dummies

July 10, 2018
Nemko, Marty, 1945- author.
©2018
xvi, 355 pages ; 24 cm.
Feeling stuck? Find out how to work toward the career of your dreams. If you're slogging through your days in a boring or unrewarding job, it may be time to make a big change. Careers For Dummies is a comprehensive career guide from a top career coach and counselor that will help you jump start your career and your life. Dive in to learn more about career opportunities, with a plethora of job descriptions and the certifications, degrees, and continuing education that can help you build the career you've always wanted. Whether you're entering the workforce for the first time or a career-oriented person who needs or wants a change, this book has valuable information that can help you achieve your career goals. Find out how you can build your personal brand to become more attractive to potential employers, how to create a plan to "get from here to there" on your career path, and access videos and checklists that help to drive home all the key points. If you're not happy in your day-to-day work now, there's no better time than the present to work towards change. Get inspired by learning about a wide variety of careers. --Publisher.

Switchers : how smart professionals change careers-- and seize success

July 2, 2018
Graham, Dawn, author.
©2018
xx, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: Choose your switch -- Are you a switcher? : the "magic" equation for career success -- The psychology of the job search (and how to use it to your advantage!) -- Part II: Clarifying your Plan A -- If you don't invest, why should they? Figure out your Plan A -- Change isn't linear : mapping your path to a career switch -- Part III: Craft your brand value proposition -- (Re)brand or be branded : craft your professional identity -- Your career story : where reason meets intuition -- What got you here won't get you there : the proactive job search -- Part IV: Create ambassadors -- No excuses : your network really is your net worth -- The new way to network : create ambassadors -- Part V: Keep the ball in your court -- How to never have a bad interview : what are they really asking? -- It's not fair (it really isn't!) -- Always sleep on it : get ready to negotiate! -- Never look for a job again (get recruited!) -- Appendix: How to choose a career coach.
"Don't settle . . . SUCCEED in the right career! Are you stuck in an unsatisfying job? In the wrong profession? An industry that just isn't a fit? Get unstuck! Land a new career--one you're genuinely passionate about. Switchers helps you realize that dream. Written by celebrated career coach and psychologist Dr. Dawn Graham, the book provides proven strategies that will get you where you want to go." -- Amazon.com.

Start your own personal training business : your step-by-step guide to success

May 29, 2018
Kimball, Cheryl.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Media, Inc., [2016]
xiii, 202 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction to personal training -- Designing your business -- Structuring your business -- Locating and setting up your business -- Operating online -- Create a social media presence in 19 baby steps -- Setting yourself apart -- Startup expenses and financing -- Staffing your business -- Building client relationships -- Advertising and marketing -- Fiscal fitness -- Tales from the trenches -- Appendix: Personal training resources.
"Starting a personal training business can offer a satisfying combination of financial reward, a flexible schedule, and a career where you can make a profound difference in the lives of others. As skilled personal trainer, having good business knowledge and judgment can be the first step to earning a substantial income. In this revised guide, our experts teach you the nuts and bolts of starting a business, including everything from writing a business plan to finding a profitable niche. From boutique studios to partnerships with schools and private trainers, this book will help get you started on the right foot. You'll learn how to: Create a business plan that gets you funded and helps you grow ; examine potential client markets, find your niche, and set yourself apart ; establish your business, define your services, and set prices that maximize profits ; develop a marketing strategy that gains fans and turns them into customers ; calculate the cost of doing business and managing your finances ; hire employees as your business grows"--Back cover.

Start your own travel hosting business : Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more

May 29, 2018
Rich, Jason, author.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Media, Inc., [2017]
xiii, 170 pages ; 23 cm.
Changing the way people travel -- Get started as an Airbnb host -- How to use the Airbnb website and mobile app -- Preparing your property -- Responding to broken rules -- Best practices for communicating with guests -- The power of positive reviews -- Managing finances for an Airbnb hosting business -- Other related services you should be aware of -- Travel hosting resources.
Fueled by growing consumer demand for travel options beyond the typical hotel, car rental, and touring companies and more convenient and affordable ways to travel, the business of travel hosting is taking off at full speed. This step-by-step guide tells travel enthusiasts and aspiring entrepreneurs how to make sure they're not left behind. Armed with a detailed overview of the travel hosting industry including how it differs from other travel businesses, today's and tomorrow's trends, important research and statistics, and more, entrepreneurial globetrotters gain insight into industry growth drivers and opportunities. Covering behind-the-scenes business models of businesses like Air Bnb, VRBO, and Homeaway, the experts of Entrepreneur help new entrepreneurs determine their best business approach assessing what they need to startup, expected expenses, the market, and competition. Coached by practicing entrepreneurs, aspiring business owners are also given first-hand insight with tales from the trenches including advice and tips on unique considerations within the travel business, and important lessons in planning for the long term. The how-to provided is supported with worksheets, samples, and resource lists.

Running a food truck for dummies

May 16, 2018
Myrick, Richard, author.
©2016
xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Rolling into the food truck industry -- Getting your food truck ducks in a row -- Preparing to open your service window -- Keeping your food truck running smoothly -- Generating buzz and growing your food truck business -- The part of tens.
Whether you're the owner of an existing food truck business or just interested in starting your own mobile restaurant endeavor, this guide will help you find your food niche, outfit your moving kitchen, meet safety and sanitation requirements, and much more.

How women rise : break the 12 habits holding you back from your next raise, promotion, or job

May 4, 2018
Helgesen, Sally, 1948- author.
©2018
viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1. On being stuck. Where we're coming from -- Where you are -- When women resist change -- Part 2. The habits that keep women from reaching their goals. The twelve habits -- Habit 1: Reluctance to claim your achievements -- Habit 2: Expecting others to spontaneously notice and reward your contributions -- Habit 3: Overvaluing expertise -- Habit 4: Building rather than leveraging relationships -- Habit 5: Failing to enlist allies from day one -- Habit 6: Putting your job before your career -- Habit 7: The perfection trap -- Habit 8: The disease to please -- Habit 9: Minimizing -- Habit 10: Too much -- Habit 11: Ruminating -- Habit 12: Letting your radar distract you -- Part 3. Changing for the better. Start with one thing -- Don't do it alone -- Let go of judgment -- Remember what got you here.
Ready to take the next step in your career ... but not sure what's holding you back? Read on. Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers--men and women--to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won't get you there ... and you might not even realize your blind spots until it's too late. Are you great with the details? To rise, you need to do less and delegate more. Are you a team player? To advance, you need to take credit as easily as you share it. Are you a star networker? Leaders know a network is no good unless you know how to use it. Sally and Marshall identify the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. Building on Marshall's classic best seller What Got You Here Won't Get You There, their new book How women rise is essential reading for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.

Careers if you like video games

April 24, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2018]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
STEM careers are hot but what if you prefer video games to chemistry or calculus? People with a passion for video games can turn their hobby into a variety of fascinating careers ranging from video game designers to software developers. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers in the legal profession

April 24, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction : working in the legal profession -- Lawyer -- Paralegal -- Court interpreter -- Mediator -- Compliance officer -- Litigation support professional -- Court reporter -- Jury consultant -- Interview with a lawyer -- Other jobs in the legal profession.
New regulations, advances in technology, and the increasing caseloads in courts across the United States are driving the demand for a growing number of legal professionals. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at legal profession jobs ranging from paralegals to court interpreters to jury consultants.

Lose the resume : land the job

April 18, 2018
Burnison, Gary, 1961- author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Gone are the days of polishing up your resume and sending it out at random. At every level today, you need to "lose the resume" in order to land the right job. In other words, you have to learn to tell a story about yourself that speaks to your competencies, purpose, passion, and values. Lose the Resume, Land the Job shares the new rules of engagement: How you must think, act, and present yourself so you can win. Based on inner exploration drawn from the IP of the world's largest executive recruiting firm, the book gleans insights and stories (the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly) from Korn Ferry recruiters across the globe who work with thousands of candidates each day. It helps you gain a deeper perspective on who you are, what youre passionate about, the cultures in which you fit, the kind of bosses you should work for, and where you can bring the most value to organizations.

The myth of the nice girl : achieving a career you love without becoming a person you hate

April 17, 2018
Hauser, Fran, author.
©2018
xii, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Nice is your superpower -- Be ambitious and likeable -- Speak up assertively and nicely -- Give feedback directly and kindly -- Make decisions firmly and collaboratively -- Negotiate with strategy and empathy -- Invest in yourself and be a team player -- Set boundaries and be caring -- Multiply your superpower.
A guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves deconstructs the double standards that label and hold back women, sharing anecdotes and strategies for sidestepping regressive stereotypes, cultivating confidence, and balancing personal and professional values.

50 ways to get a job : an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms

April 9, 2018
Aujla, Dev, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, [2018]
xxv, 224 pages ; 19 cm
Starting -- Finding your purpose -- Overwhelmed -- Learning new skills -- Networking -- Stuck -- Applying for jobs -- Interviewing -- Happy.
"Based on the popular website of the same name, a guide to finding the right job while maintaining your sanity in the process. 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career"--Provided by publisher.

Little Leonardo's fascinating world of science

March 30, 2018
Cooper, Bob, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of Science introduces kids to the vast and varied areas of science and the different types of scientists they can aspire to become. Whether it's ancient dinosaur bones unearthed by paleontologists, anthropologists studying different cultures around the globe, or new planets discovered by astronomers, there's bound to be something here any child will find fascinating and appealing.

Career exploration : for homeschool high school students

March 20, 2018
Topp, Carol, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Abassador Publishing, [2015]
67 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"This consumable workbook will help you make sense of the overwhelming task of picking a career and a college major. This book will help you investigate your personality and values, match you to possible careers, research careers, map a plan for high school, get prepared for college. No one knows the future, so don't expect to have your entire adult life figure out as a high school student. But this book will help you get an idea of what the next phase of your life might hold. Great for individual use or with a group"--Back cover.

Moving forward in mid-career : a guide to rebuilding your career after being fired or laid off

February 14, 2018
Weiss, John Henry, author.
2018
267 pages ; 23 cm
Part I. Coping with the ramifications of job loss -- How and why workers are fired or laid off -- Working through the grieving process -- Protecting and maintaining your savings, investments, and IRA -- Replacing income -- Insurance matters: medical and COBRA, dental, homeowners, auto, life, disability -- Safeguarding your reputation -- Family challenges and solutions -- Part II. The process of moving forward in your career -- Reshaping your persona and improving your character -- Defining objectives for the remainder of your career -- Crafting a resume and digital profile to reflect the new you -- How to find decision makers and hiring managers -- Where to find employers -- Interview rubrics for mid-career workers -- Overcoming objections to your candidacy -- Negotiating a job offer -- Part III. Finding your spot in the workplace -- Working for a large company or a small business -- Starting your own business or buying a franchise -- Local, state, and federal government jobs -- Part IV. Reaching out to career care providers -- Consulting with career coaches, career counselors, and outplacement services -- Tapping into faith-based resources -- Moving beyond the temporal -- Appendix A. Major convention centers -- Appendix B. Convention center and trade show spotlight.
"Losing a job is one of the most devastating events one can experience. For trauma, it ranks up there with divorce, loss of a loved one, or permanent personal injury, and it happens more often that one would think. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 50,000 workers are fired or laid off each day. That is over 18,000,000 workers each year. Moving Forward in Mid-Career is a guide for workers who have been fired or laid off and are in process of rebuilding not only their careers, but also their personal identities independent of a job title. By addressing the many aspects of job loss and job search, Moving Forward provides solutions for dealing with the challenges encountered at each stage of the rebuilding process, from the initial shock and humiliation to the difficult but rewarding task of rebuilding persona and seeking new employment opportunities." -- Back cover.

The career manifesto : discover your calling and create an extraordinary life

February 8, 2018
Steib, Mike, author.
©2018
xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part 1. Purpose: what to do with your life -- The hard things -- Your purpose -- Part 2. Plan: how to get there -- Decisions -- Your career roadmap -- Part 3. Productivity: get ten times as much done and feel great -- Confessions of a productivity psycho -- Never tired again -- Five more hours to live -- Get sh*t done -- Part 4. People: achieve impact with others -- Networking for a cause -- If someone asks you if you're a sales god, you say yes -- Every meeting = awesome -- Stakeholder management: heaven is other people -- Part 5. Presence: enjoy the journey -- Don't worry, be happy.
Award-winning CEO of XO Group and sought-after speaker, Michael Steib, draws on his own diverse work experience and career highlights as well as powerful anecdotes from other successful business leaders to offer expert guidance, field-tested advice, and interactive exercises that will help you answer these three key questions, envision a goal and then craft and execute a plan to achieve it.

Occupational outlook handbook.

January 23, 2018
Washington, D.C. : The Bureau of Labor Statistics ; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Some copies published by various commercial publishers such as JistWorks, Bernan Press, and Skyhorse Publishing.
"Employment information on major occupations for use in guidance" (varies).
Describes 250 occupations which cover approximately 107 million jobs.

Becoming a quality assurance engineer

January 23, 2018
Porterfield, Jason, author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The IT bonanza -- Ins and outs of quality assurance -- An education in quality assurance -- The quality assurance job quest -- The quality assurance outlook.
Information technology professionals are in high demand in today's job market, and there are no signs of that demand abating. Much of the focus in IT is on software developers and security specialists, but a need also exists for technical quality assurance engineers. These professionals devise and run the tests that check programs and digital infrastructure for problems and flaws. This title provides teens with an in-depth look at the ins and outs of becoming a quality assurance engineer, including educational requirements, work expectations, and where to look for open positions.

Becoming a systems administrator

January 23, 2018
Kamberg, Mary-Lane, 1948- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, [2018]
79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
What is IT? -- Managing machines -- Make high school count -- After high school -- Job outlook.
Computer systems administrators supervise the day-to-day operation of such physical computer devices as central data storage, printers, scanners, and routers. They install programs, hook up cables, identify problems, and update equipment and software. In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked the occupation the eighth-best technology job, and future employment projections show growing demand for workers with the right skills. This title explains the job and how it fits into the overall field of information technology. It focuses on what the job is like and also covers the bases of education, certification, and experience that employers will look for.

Using computer science in digital gaming careers

January 23, 2018
Culp, Jennifer, 1985- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Games and programming -- Game design and game engines -- Art and animation -- Level editors: digital game dungeon masters -- Narrative design -- Devops engineering -- CRUNCH : how games get made -- Networking.
Over the past three decades, video games have moved from the arcade to the home to the palm of a player s hand. And all of those changes have been made possible through technological advancements and application of these advancements through coding. This guide gives those who have already decided to apply their skills to creating digital games, as well as those who love games but don t have a solid career path in mind, the tools and knowledge that every job seeker needs to begin building a career.

Using computer science in digital music careers

January 23, 2018
Culp, Jennifer, 1985- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Coding and music : where to begin? -- Producers : architects of audio -- Technicians, engineers, wizards of sound -- Sounds, space, software, and solutions -- Digital music masters.
Creating music twenty years ago was done very differently from the way it s created today. Musicians can write, record, and mix their own music from a laptop, rather than waiting to make it big through more traditional means. This guide to the modern age of digital music and careers that can be found within that field takes readers through basic coding concepts, real-world career advice, and some of the career paths that can be explored by the music and technology savvy.

Using computer science in financial technology careers

January 23, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- What is fintech? -- Creating payment systems -- Opening up lending -- Tools for wealth management and personal finance -- Digital currency -- The future of fintech careers.
Financial technology is revolutionizing the field of finance, allowing customers to pay bills and send money more easily than in the past and giving them the tools they need to manage their own finances. And all of that is made possible through coding. This careers guide gives readers a thorough look at the different ways that they can apply coding to the field of finance, whether it s through an existing career path or by coming up with a brand-new, revolutionary piece of code or program.

Using computer science in high-tech health and wellness careers

January 23, 2018
Benedict, Aaron, author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Technology and coding are the tools of the future, and this is extremely apparent in the fields of health and wellness. Whether people are finding new ways to save lives or simply giving others new ways to track and manage their own fitness and health goals, technology is playing a huge part in innovations in the health and wellness sector. This comprehensive guide gives readers the tools to make those connections between health and technology and build them into a sustainable, valuable, life-affirming career path.

Using computer science in online retail careers

January 23, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: innovation in shopping -- What is online retail? -- Web development and design -- Mobile apps -- Data analytics -- Digital marketing -- User/customer experience.
Technology has changed the way that people shop. And those changes have brought with them new ways for retailers to interact with those customers, which requires businesses to hire more technologically savvy employees. This comprehensive guide to building a career in coding and online retail takes a look at how to get an education in the field, which types of businesses are hiring and why, and the different routes those aspiring to a career in online retail are taking on the path to success.

Work it : secrets for success from the boldest women in business

January 19, 2018
Kerpen, Carrie, author.
©2018
x, 241 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Part 1: Work it professionally: Your network is your net worth ; Find your FAB PAB (your fabulous personal advisory board) ; Get the gig ; Make that money, honey ; Stand out with social media -- Part 2: Work it passionately: Yes, no, maybe so a guide to intuition ; Say yes to the mess ; Learn to love the no ; Engage your inner entre-, intra-, or nontrepreneur ; Fail fantastically -- Part 3: Work it practically: ways to work it in every part of your life Crack your confidence code ; Hack your highlight reel ; Learn to love your look ; Figure out your family plan ; Make lemonade ; Win like a woman ; Conclusion: The secret to working it revealed.
"Frustrated with her traditional workplace, Carrie Kerpen started her own company -- and transformed it into a pioneering global firm. Now in Work It, Kerpen and her 'advisory board' of fifty powerful women share their tips to help you make your aspirations a reality. Packed with lessons and stories from Sheryl Sandberg, Aliza Licht, Reshma Saujani, and more, this inspiring book reveals counterintuitive secrets to excelling in work and life, including : why you should ditch your five-year plan to build a killer career for yourself, how and when to use work 'superpowers' versus 'pay-to-play' skills, [and] why women must stop criticizing one another and leverage their collective power. With advice on everything from mastering social media to navigating office politics and finding work/life balance, Work It arms every woman with the confidence and skills to achieve success and happiness on her own terms."--Back cover.

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