New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

August 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to get a job in the music industry

August 26, 2015
Hatschek, Keith, author.
©2014
xvii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Foreword / by Tony Brown -- The music business and career overview. Music industry careers : what you need to know before you pursue one ; Today's job market : the big picture ; Does geography matter? ; What kinds of jobs are out there? ; Why understanding career ladders is essential ; Further expanding your career knowledge base ; Preparing for success with goal-setting -- Personal career tool kit. Analyzing job descriptions ; Your marketable skill set ; Building a winning résumé ; Make your résumé sparkle with worth points ; How to write effective cold and cover letters ; Social media and your online brand ; Schmooze or lose : networking your way to your next job -- Putting the tools to work (Your job search action plan). Digging in the dirt ; Fast-track your growth with trade associations and mentors ; How to ace job interviews ; Auditioning for your job : the role of internships ; Your job search action plan : the three best means to land a music-industry job -- Putting it all together : your long range career success. Are you ready to hit the streets? ; Thriving throughout your music industry career -- Interviews : nine under thirty-five. Blythe Nelson ; Candice Choi ; Samantha Juneman ; David Creel ; Lauren Kasper ; Dan Radin ; Elisa Asato ; Ken Shackelford ; Emma Peterson -- Appendix A. Authors' career paths -- Appendix B. Selected resources. Books and directories ; General Internet resources ; Job-related web sites ; Job directories and search engines ; Other books and reference sources ; Industry biographies ; Periodicals -- Appendix C. Trade associations.
If you dream about a career in the music industry, this book is for you. These practical strategies will help you to prepare for and land your dream job in the music business. Thousands of readers have used this book to educate and empower themselves and jumpstart successful music industry careers. You can, too! The third edition includes a new career tool kit and social media strategy. Inside you'll find: details on booming job prospects in digital music distribution and music licensing; interviews with nine music industry professionals under 35 who discuss how they got their starts, plus what skills today's leading job candidates must possess.

Leap : leaving a job with no Plan B to find the career and life you really want

August 24, 2015
Vigeland, Tess, author.
©2015
242 pages ; 22 cm.
Signing Off -- Oh Sh!t -- Running From Fear -- The Eat, Pray, Love Thing -- What's Stopping You? -- Leaning Out And Climbing Down -- The Grind -- Money Money Money -- The Kids Will Probably Be All Right -- Not All Peaches And Cream -- A Dog Whistle In The Mountains -- Redefining Success And Work -- Getting Back To Remarkable.
For the multitude of Americans who change jobs mid-career (by choice or circumstance), the growing legions of freelance workers, and the entrepreneurially-minded who see self-employment as an increasingly more appealing and viable option, Tess Vigeland has created a personal and well-researched account of leaping without a net. With her signature humor, she writes honestly about the fear, uncertainty, and risk involved in leaving the traditional workforce, but also the excitement, resources, and possibilities that are on the other side. Part memoir and part field guide, this book offers a funny, thoughtful, and provocative look at how to find satisfaction and success when pursuing a career less ordinary.

Elements of programming interviews : the insiders' guide

August 20, 2015
Aziz, Adnan, author.
©2015
vii, 480 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Getting ready -- Strategies for a great interview -- Conducting an interview -- Problem solving -- Problems. Primitive types -- Arrays -- Strings -- Linked lists -- Stacks and queues -- Binary trees -- Heaps -- Searching -- Hash tables -- Sorting -- Binary search trees -- Recursion -- Dynamic programming -- Greedy algorithms and invariants -- Graphs -- Parallel computing -- Design problems -- Probability -- Honors class.
"Elements of Programming Interviews (EPI) aims to help engineers interviewing for software development positions. The primary focus of EPI is data structures, algorithms, system design, and problem solving. The material is largely presented through questions"--Introduction.

Resumes for dummies.

August 18, 2015
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide,
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1996-<2015> by Joyce Lain Kennedy (2015 with Laura DeCarlo).
Imprint varies: 2003-<2015> New York, N.Y. : Wiley Publishing Inc.

Professional development for business analysts

August 18, 2015
Brandenburg, Laura, author.
©2011
ix, 92 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Introduction -- Understanding your value as a business analyst -- How to assess your skills and competencies -- How to build marketable qualifications -- Cultivate your leadership style -- Looking outside: learning from BAS outside your organization -- Looking inside: broaden your perspective of your organization -- Where do certifications fit into my career plan? -- Conclusion -- Appendix: worksheets and templates.
"Are you looking to become a better business analyst? We'll show you how to take measurable steps forward in building your business analyst career, even if your organization can't afford formal training and you have no "extra" time. This book will step you through a self-assessment of the current state of your business analysis competencies so you can discover actionable steps to advance your career. Discover the many professional development opportunities available to build new skills and increase your responsibilities. Leverage the tools and techniques to help you communicate your value as a business analyst. Use the worksheets and templates to take forward steps and work through any challenges that are holding you back."--Back cover.

HR resume secrets : how to create an irresistible human resources resume that will open doors, wow hiring managers & get you interviews!

August 13, 2015
Collins, Alan, (founder of Success in HR).
©2014
187 pages ; 23 cm
"Get the edge you need to get interviews for HR jobs: 6 rules for writing a killer HR resume that opens doors and dazzles hiring managers; how to position yourself as a top candidate and persuasively sell your best achievements; how to solve the 10 biggest problems that will prevent your HR resume from producing tons of interviews for you."--From back cover.

Unwritten HR rules : 21 secrets for attaining awesome career success in human resources

August 13, 2015
Collins, Alan L.
Chicago, IL : Success in HR publishing 2011.
[ix], 181 p.
Introduction: What this book is all about -- No BS, kick-butt HR secrets you can't count on your boss to tell you about -- How to attract the best HR career opportunities to your doorstep -- Engaging other people who will help you advance your HR career -- The most important unwritten HR rule of all -- A final word looking forward.
If you want to take your HR career to the next level-- or if you're aspiring to become a human resources executive-- then you must know the unwritten rules for HR success. Find out what it really takes to attain the success you've always dreamed of.

The future of the music business : how to succeed with the new digital technologies : a guide for artists and entrepreneurs

August 11, 2015
Gordon, Steve R., author.
Milwaukee : Hal Leonard Books, 2015.
xlv, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previous edition: 2011.

What color is your parachute?

August 10, 2015
Bolles, Richard Nelson.
Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press.
v. ; 23 cm.
"A practical manual for job-hunters & career changers."

The professor is in : the essential guide to turning your Ph.D. into a job

July 31, 2015
Kelsky, Karen, 1964- author.
New York : Three Rivers Press, [2015]
x, 438 pages ; 24 cm

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

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