New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

July 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Police officer exam.

July 28, 2015
New York : LearningExpress, LLC, [2015]
x, 333 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

To be or wanna be [electronic resource] : the top ten differences between a successful actor and a starving artist

July 9, 2015
Pratt, Sean.
[United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.)) : digital.
Read by the author.
Created as a primer for the beginning actor, To Be or Wanna Be takes you on a journey that reveals the path to becoming a successful actor, as well as how to avoid the pitfalls of the starving artist. Beginning with the simple, yet important distinctions of how to take control of your career, and through personal anecdotes of how he discovered them, Sean Pratt guides you toward the more complex and powerful concepts that will make all the difference in your future success as an actor. Covering topics such as finding the right day job, networking, becoming the CEO of "Your Career Inc.," and marketing to the right niche, each idea is accompanied with a "How To" section and additional resources that will propel you forward on the road to success in your acting career.

Brazen careerist [electronic resource] : the new rules for success

July 9, 2015
Trunk, Penelope.
[United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2007.
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Read by Shelly Frasier.
Post-baby boomer Generations X and Y make up about a third of the entire working populations, yet all of the business advice books on the market seem to be written by (and for) those in the middle of their careers. In terms of business advice, what is out there for the all-important age 18-34 demographic? Brazen Careerist, a debut book by Penelope Trunk, seeks to answer all the questions that Generations X and Y many have.Trunk gives anything-but-standard business advice that will help new generations of workers fly past their in-the-dark coworkers in the effort to get to the top. Her clear, in-your-face style lends itself perfectly to such advice as using office politics to your advantage or admitting to yourself that you need to change fields because you are not good at what you do. Containing 45 tips and one rant, Brazen Careerist asserts that you must have a take-charge attitude and Machiavellian ethics in order to rise to the top of the business world.

What you're really meant to do [electronic resource] : a roadmap for reaching your unique potential

July 9, 2015
Kaplan, Robert Steven, author.
[United States] : Gildan Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Read by Wes Talbot.
How do you create your own definition of success-and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to "success" as defined by those around us-and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied. Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing-for now-leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions? Harvard Business School's Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In this indispensable new audiobook, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. Drawing on his years of experience, Kaplan proposes an integrated plan for identifying and achieving your goals. He outlines specific steps and exercises to help you understand yourself more deeply, take control of your career, and build your capabilities in a way that fits your passions and aspirations. Are you doing what you're really meant to do? If you're ready to face this question, this audiobook can help you change your life.

Who says it's a man's world [electronic resource] : the girls' guide to corporate domination

July 8, 2015
Bennington, Emily.
[United States] : Gildan Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital.
Read by Kelly Andrews.
The Atlantic magazine has called it the "end of men." For the first time in U.S. history, women form the majority of the workforce, filling more managerial positions than their male counterparts. Today's women are primed to take over the corporate world-if they don't stumble on the way up. Packed with insights from extraordinary women who have climbed the corporate ladder-including McDonald's president Jan Fields, JetBlue cofounder Ann Rhoades, and fashion pioneer Liz Lange-Who Says It's a Man's World helps women navigate the rocky path from cubicle to executive suite. This ultra-practical guide offers an ideal "Success Profile" along with the measurable action steps needed to excel in each of five reputation-enhancing areas: personal development, social skills, effectiveness, team building, and leadership. Complete with the latest research on women in the workplace and an eye-opening "promotability" assessment, Who Says It's a Man's World provides listeners with everything they need to build their own fast-track career plan.

Life after law [electronic resource] : finding work you love with the J.D. you have

July 8, 2015
Brown, Liz, author.
[United States] : Gildan Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Read by Karen Saltus.
Written by Harvard-trained ex-law firm partner Liz Brown, Life After Law, Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have, provides specific, realistic, and honest advice on alternative careers for lawyers. Unlike generic career guides, Life After Law shows lawyers how to reframe their legal experience to their competitive advantage, no matter how long they have been in or out of practice, to find work they truly love. Brown herself moved from a high-powered partnership into an alternative career and draws from this experience, as well as that of dozens of former practicing attorneys, in the book. She acknowledges that changing careers is hard much harder than it was for most lawyers to get their first legal job after law school but it can ultimately be more fulfilling for many than a life in law. Life After Law offers an alternative framework and valuable analytic tools for potential careers to help launch lawyers into new fields and make them attractive hires for non-legal employers.

The bliss list [electronic resource] : discover what truly makes you happy-- then land your dream job

July 8, 2015
Hansen, J. P.
[United States] : Gildan Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 45 min.)) : digital.
Read by the author.
Most people spend the majority of their lives at work, and many not happily. Here's a way to find your inner spirit -- what you truly desire to do in life -- this audiobook illuminates the path leading you to ultimately achieving your goals. Hansen will help you get there through exercises such as building a great resume, nailing the interview, and knowing whether or not to accept a particular job offer when it comes along.

Earn money

July 7, 2015
Reina, Mary.
North Mankato, MN : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations; 19 cm.
Having a job -- Jobs at home -- Jobs in the neighborhood -- Other ways to earn money.
"Introduces young readers to ways people earn money and why earning money is important"-- Provided by publisher.

Ultimate guide to LinkedIn for business

July 7, 2015
Prodromou, Ted.
[Irvine, California] : EP, Entrepreneur Press, [2015]
xxii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Revised edition of the author's Ultimate guide to Linked in for business : how to get connected with 130 million customers in ten minutes, published in 2012.
"Quickly engage with ideal customers, partners, and employees -- Use insider tips and tactics to create a steady flow of leads -- Showcase your company and attract new opportunities"--T.p.
Why LinkedIn? -- Getting started on LinkedIn -- Creating your LinkedIn account -- Supercharging your LinkedIn profile -- LinkedIn privacy settings -- A tour of your LinkedIn homepage -- LinkedIn for companies -- LinkedIn search -- Getting found on LinkedIn -- Giving and receiving LinkedIn recommendations -- Connecting with others -- Using LinkedIn InMail to reach out -- LinkedIn groups -- Managing your LinkedIn connections -- The definitive publishing platform -- Measuring your LinkedIn engagement -- LinkedIn on the go -- Creating and managing LinkedIn groups -- Recruiting new employees -- LinkedIn for sales and marketing professionals -- LinkedIn advertising -- Creating LinkedIn ads that convert like crazy -- Finding a job on LinkedIn -- LinkedIn success stories -- Commencement.
"This popular title delivers an in-depth guide to targeting, reaching, and gaining ideal customers using the latest updates on LinkedIn. LinkedIn expert Ted Prodromou offers a wealth of no- or low-cost methods for maximizing this dynamic resource. Following his lead, readers learn to link with the most effective connections for greater exposure. Updates in this edition include: staying up-to-date with LinkedIn Contacts, Pulse, and Publisher programs; expansion of premium accounts to help optimize business profiles, stand out in search results, and track impact; t how to implement new features like Showcase and Company Updates pages for extended presence in newsfeeds and with followers; smarter LinkedIn Search that saves time and money with customized, comprehensive results. Other important topics covered include: techniques and tips to easily navigate LinkedIn's interface; timesaving tips on finding and matching data from businesses and people; expert guidance on super-charging a business or individual profile; insider advice on getting found through LinkedIn and maximizing search; professional instruction on promoting a LinkedIn profile. The latest information is illustrated with current snapshots, fresh examples, and case studies, along with new techniques to easily maneuver LinkedIn's interface"-- Provided by publisher.

The Don't Sweat guide to your job search [electronic resource] : [finding a career you really love]

July 7, 2015
[United States] : Listen & Live Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2004.
1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Read by Eric Conger.
In these troubled economic times, looking for a new job, or searching for that very first job opportunity, can be extremely stressful. There's more competition out there, and fewer jobs to compete for. However, this time does not have to be as worrisome as it might seem. The Don't Sweat Guide to Your Job Search helps you to be more relaxed and peaceful as you hunt for the right occupation, and everyone knows that people are at their best in interviews when they're calm and relaxed. In essays such as: -- Beware of Time Frames -- Be Your Own Matchmaker -- Cast Your Net Wide -- What You Bring to the Table -- It's Not a One-Way Street -- The Theory of Relativity, Job Style And many more. The editors of Don't Sweat Press reveal the best ways to search for a job without getting needlessly stressed out.

The hunt [electronic resource] : searching for your dream job.

July 6, 2015
[United States] : getAbstract : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
1 online resource (1 audio file (36 min.)) : digital.
Read by a full cast.
Books piling up on your desk? No time to read? Save money, time, and accelerate your learning. For years, successful executives have been relying on getAbstract to summarize the most critical business books and deliver them in a flash. Now you can, too! getAbstract is the most efficient way to absorb the key ideas of today's cutting-edge business books. Our top-notch editorial team reads through thousands of titles and picks out the very best. Forget all the hot-air books. We select the ones that really make a difference. Here we present to you three audiobook summaries on the topic: THE HUNT: SEARCHING FOR YOUR DREAM JOB. Each audio file has been compressed down to 10 minutes-the perfect length to grasp the book's main ideas and put you ahead of the pack. This audio collection summarizes the following three hand-picked books that cover exactly what you want to know in this topic: SECRETS OF POWER SALARY NEGOTIATING: INSIDE SECRETS FROM A MASTER NEGOTIATOR by Roger Dawson. Career Press (c) 2006. DON'T SEND A RESUME: AND OTHER CONTRARIAN RULES TO HELP LAND A GREAT JOB by Jeffrey J. Fox. Hyperion (c) 2001. ORGANIZE YOUR JOB SEARCH: SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR FINDING THE JOB YOU WANT by Ronni Eisenberg and Kate Kelly. Hyperion (c) 2000. (c)2009 getAbstract; (P)2009 getAbstract.

Getting unstuck [electronic resource] : how dead ends become new paths

July 6, 2015
Butler, Timothy.
[United States] : Gildan Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2007.
1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital.
Read by Erik Synnestvedt.
"In Getting Unstuck, business psychologist and researcher Timothy Butler offers strategies for moving beyond a career or personal life impasse-by recognizing the state of impasse, awakening your imagination, recognizing patterns of meaning in your life, and taking action for change. Drawing on a wealth of stories about individuals who have successfully transitioned out of impasses, Getting Unstuck provides a practical, authoritative road map for moving past your immediate impasse-and defining a meaningful path forward."

The music business (explained in plain English) : what every artist and songwriter should know to avoid getting ripped off!

June 11, 2015
Naggar, David.
San Francisco, CA : DaJe Pub., ©2013.
167 pages ; 22 cm
Basics for the artist -- Basics for the songwriter -- Other important basics -- Music, motion pictures, television & multimedia.
An invaluable aid to anyone who feels like they are at the mercy of industry pros. Not only does this book provide practical career-building and money-saving answers for both artists and songwriters, but it is also a must-have deal-making reference guide.

The art of work [electronic resource] : a proven path to discovering what you were meant to do

June 5, 2015
Goins, Jeff.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2015.
1 online resource

The career playbook : essential advice for today's aspiring young professional

April 24, 2015
Citrin, James M., author.
New York : Crown Business, [2015]
x, 241 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Be the captain of your career : a new approach to career planning and advancement

March 16, 2015
Molisani, Jack, author.
Pasadena, CA : Precision Wordage Press, 2014.
vi, 147 pages ; 23 cm.

Winning answers to 500 interview questions

February 25, 2015
Margolin, Lavie.
©2014
520 pages ; 23 cm
"Interviewing is a high stakes game. If you are getting interviews but not the job, you have to improve your ability to interview. Prepare yourself to answer any interview question with a response that makes the reason the company should hire you. Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions will teach you how to become a more confident interviewer. Not only will you have an answer prepared for interview questions before they are even asked, you will also truly understand why they are being asked and how to answer them best."--Back cover.

Secrets of a hiring manager turned career coach : a foolproof guide to getting the job you want, every time

January 29, 2015
Quast, Lisa, author.
©2014
313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Find your passion -- Evaluate jobs and your skills -- Develop your documents -- Polish your personal brand -- Score an interview -- Prep for interview success -- Ace the interview -- After the interview -- Appendix A: Resources -- Appendix B: Templates -- Appendix C: Notes.

Hired! : paths to employment in the social media era

January 27, 2015
Sheehan, Jeff.
Marietta, GA : Transition Sherpa, c2014.
vii, 330 p. : ill. ; 23

"So what are you going to do with that?" : finding careers outside academia

January 19, 2015
Basalla, Susan Elizabeth, 1970- author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
xii, 149 pages ; 22 cm
Will I have to wear a suit? rethinking life after graduate school -- Getting your head ready -- Should I finish my dissertation? -- How to use your grad school years wisely -- So what am I going to do? -- Myths about post-academic careers -- Questions about graduate school and your future -- Your eclectic mix -- Post-academic profile: Abby Markoe, A.B.D. history of medicine, executive, director -- Squashwise -- How do I figure out what else to do? soul-searching before job searching -- Take inventory -- Break it down -- Looking backward: seven stories -- Guilty pleasures -- "This is your brain on graduate school" -- No need for a #2 pencil -- Where are all those PhDs anyway? -- Create your own possibilities -- Post-academic profile: Samantha Sutton, PhD in biology, life coach -- Asking the big questions: how to figure out if you want them and if they want you -- Asking the big questions -- Answering the big questions: three strategies -- Transitional tales -- So what's next? -- Post-academic profile: Xiuwen Tu, PhD in physics, Sun Power Corporation, device and characterization engineer -- This might hurt a bit: turning a CV into a résumé -- Getting ready to write a résumé -- Writing a résumé: the first draft -- A few more words of advice -- After you've drafted a résumé -- Case studies and sample résumés -- Cover letters that will get you hired -- Post-academic profile: Alyssa Picard, PhD in history, staff representative for the Michigan Affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers -- Sweaty palms, warm heart: how to turn an interview into a job -- Before the interview -- During the interview -- After the interview -- What if the interview doesn't go well? -- The job offer (or lack thereof) -- Negotiation -- Adjusting to your new job -- Post-academic profile: Scott Keeter, PhD in political science, director of Survey Research, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press -- Conclusion.

Knock 'em dead cover letters.

November 3, 2014
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media,
v. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 2008-<2014> by Martin Yate.
"Great letter techniques and samples for every step of your job search."

Resumes that knock 'em dead.

October 20, 2014
Boston, Mass. : Bob Adams,
v. ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1995, Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; 1998-<2014> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.
Editor: 1988-<2014> Martin Yate.

Knock 'em dead.

September 30, 2014
Boston. : Bob Adams.
v. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1987-1992 have subtitle: "with great answers to tough interview questions" : 1993-2002 have subtitle: "the ultimate job seeker's handbook" ; <2006-2015> "Ultimate job seeker's guide" (varies slightly).
Imprint varies: 1991- Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; <1999-2015> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.

The elements of résumé style : essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work

August 28, 2014
Bennett, Scott, 1962-
New York : American Management Association, [2014]
xx, 134 pages ; 21 cm

Network for a job : the PeopleHirePeople® process to build a job-specific network

August 5, 2014
Conners, Kathleen, author.
Denver, CO : PeopleHirePeople® Publishing, [2014]
v, 128 pages ; 21 cm.
Who to contact ; how to hunt ; what to ask.
"You need a job! You've done everything. Polished your resume. Practiced interviewing. Honed your negotiating skills. Gone on informational interviews. Applied to jobs online. Yet no job offers. Frustrated job candidates contact me when their job hunts are at a standstill. The first questions I ask is: "With whom have you spoken to expand your network?" When I name industry professionals, they say, "I hadn't thought about contacting them." 85% of jobs are landed through networking! Activate your job hunt: network! Network for a Job introduces you to professionals you need to know to get a job. Learn how to find professionals with established industry networks. Initiate conversations asking key questions. Discover how private firsthand information leads to referrals and job opportunities. The PeopleHirePeople® process to build a job-specific network will work for you. Discover how great networkers get great job offers. Network On!"--Page [4] of cover.

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