New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Crafter's market.

November 25, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, 2015-
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
"How to sell your crafts and make a living."

Knock 'em dead.

October 14, 2015
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" ; <2006-2016> "Ultimate job seeker's guide" (varies slightly).
Imprint varies: 1991- Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; <1999-2016> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.

Best jobs for ex-offenders : 101 opportunities to jump-start your new life

September 29, 2015
Krannich, Ronald L., author.
iv, 139 pages ; 26 cm
1: Find the best jobs for you! -- The cost of sunlight; A failed but hopeful system; Jobs and re-offending; On your own on the outside; Consider new options; Identify the "best" jobs for you; Look for exciting new occupations; Implications of future trends for you; Your hopeful first job out; Late-breaking education news for inmates -- 2: Transitional employment experiences. -- Taking initiative, encountering reality; Employers want proof of performance; Importance of transitional work experiences; Creating your new record; Best employer-centered approaches for ex-offenders -- 3: Job restrictions affecting ex-offenders. -- I've fallen down and; Barriers to employment from within yourself; External barriers to employment; What you need to do; What employers know about your record -- 4: Construction trades and related jobs. -- Promising opportunities, unstable future; Turnover occupations; Recession-proof trades; Useful online resources; Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons; Carpenters; Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers; Construction and building inspectors; Construction equipment operators; Construction laborers; Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers; Electricians; Elevator installers and repairers; Glaziers; Hazardous materials removal workers; Insulation workers; Painters, construction, and maintenance; Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters; Roofers; Sheet metal workers; Structural iron and steel workers; Ask yourself -- 5: Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations. -- Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians; Automotive body and glass repairers; Automotive service technicians and mechanics; General maintenance and repair workers; Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers; Line installers and repairers; Small engine mechanics -- 6: Science, math, engineering, and technology Jobs. -- Computer support specialists; Cost estimators; Drafters ; Electrical and electronics engineering technicians; Electrical and electronics installers and repairers; Information security analysts; Operations research analysts -- 7: Production occupations. -- Machinists and tool and die makers; Painting and coating workers; Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers; Production occupations in decline -- 8: Transportation and material moving occupations. -- Bus drivers; Cargo and freight agents; Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers; Hand laborers and material movers; Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers; Taxi drivers and chauffeurs; Water transportation occupations -- 9. Travel and hospitality Jobs. -- The Industry and its many players; Air traffic controllers; Chefs and head cooks; Cruise line jobs; Food and beverage servicing and related workers; Food service managers; Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks; Meeting, convention, and event planners -- 10. 52 more jobs for ex-offenders. Employment restrictions revisited; Computer and internet jobs; Health and medical care jobs; Sales and related jobs; Sports, entertainment, and media jobs; Military, government, and nonprofit jobs; Start your own business -- The 101 best jobs: summary index, education, salary -- Re-entry success resources.
"Examining many jobs in terms of employment outlook, nature of work, working conditions, education and training requirements, expected earnings, and recommended resources, the book serves as a handy directory for exploring job options appropriate for ex-offenders...includes summary charts of today's best jobs and separate chapters on transitional employment experiences, job restrictions on ex-offenders, and internal and external barriers to employment. The message throughout is very clear: ex-offenders are employable. Given useful information, an action plan, and a positive attitude couple with drive, they can become successful...can create a new future filled with freedom, purpose, joy, and prosperity!"--Back cover.

Your child's career in music and entertainment : the prudent parent's guide from start to stardom

September 15, 2015
Beer, Steven C., author.
xviii, 165 pages ; 21 cm.
"In today's competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent's Guide raises and addresses many of the issues parents encounter when seeking to turn their children's creative passion and talent into a sustainable career in entertainment. Topics include: Knowing which professionals to consult and when; Finding and preparing for auditions; Dealing with the financial aspects; Understanding statutory and regulatory legal protections for children; Creating balance for the whole family. Most importantly, maintaining a child's health and happiness is underlined throughout. Drawing on author Steven Beer's extensive contacts in the industry, the book quotes the personal experiences of industry players, stars and their parents, and veteran sources. This indispensable guide will help parents ensure that their children are instilled with morals and values that will make them not just good performers, but good people, capable of becoming responsible adults who will run their own careers someday.

The career guide for creative and unconventional people

September 10, 2015
Eikleberry, Carol, author.
ix, 262 pages ; 21 cm
Previous edition published in 2007.
"A practical career guide for creatively inclined job seekers of all ages. This new edition has been revised to reflect the freedom offered by the new work order, delve more deeply into freelancing as a career, explore social media as it relates to creative job searches, provide new success stories, bring all salary information up to date, and add new job descriptions to the directory of more than 280 creative occupations"-- Provided by publisher.

The ex-offender's new job finding & survival guide : 10 steps for successfully re-entering the work world

September 1, 2015
Krannich, Ronald L., author.
x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Getting a new and improved life -- Be truthful, realistic, and focused on shaping your future -- Step 1: examine and change your attitudes -- Step 2: seek assistance and become proactive -- Step 3: select appropriate job search approaches -- Step 4: assess your skills and identify your MAS -- Step 5: develop a powerful objective -- Step 6: conduct research on jobs, employers, and communities -- Step 7: write effective applications, resumes, and letters -- Step 8: network for information, advice and referrals -- Step 9: develop winning job interview skills -- Step 10: negotiate salary and benefits like a pro -- Starting right, surviving and advancing your career -- No more firewalls! Navigating today's electronic world.
"Originally published as The ex-offender's job hunting guide (2005), this ground-breaking book offers sound re-entry employment advice for those with red flags in their backgrounds and those who may appear unemployable."--Provided by publisher.

How to get a job in the music industry

August 26, 2015
Hatschek, Keith, author.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.


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