New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

January 10, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The actor's guide to self-marketing : how to brand and promote your unique image

January 9, 2019
Renata, Carla, author.
New York, New York : Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2019]
181 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Publicizing the impossible -- CEO of actor, inc -- Tools of the trade -- Demystifying the internet -- Definition of diversity -- Who's really casting -- Gatekeeperswho? -- Old dog, new tricks -- Online digital footprint.
"With a background in acting and publicity, author Carla Renata has gathered insider info and proven tips to help actors create their own brand and utilize it for success. With The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing, readers will learn how to highlight unique traits and skills, distinguish yourself from the crowd, market yourself through social media, angle for your dream role, and so much more! Renata's methods have been tested and developed through her branding and social media program, The Branding Buddha, which has been taught online and privately, as well as in group classes at top universities in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.

Take the leap : change your career, change your life

December 18, 2018
Bliss, Sara, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2018.
252 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"A road map for landing your dream job."--Back cover.

The art of finding the job you love : an unconventional guide to work with meaning

December 14, 2018
Heilmann, Cara, author.
New York : Morgan James Publishing, [2019]
xx, 121 pages ; 21 cm
"Cara Heilmann, CEO of Ready Reset Go, has created a fresh, safe, and unconventional way to help you represent your amazing talents and passion to make a difference in this world, connecting the worlds of comedy and recruiting with a look behind the curtain of corporate recruiting to share what recruiters are really looking for. This book can help you craft compelling career stories and communicate it in a way that leaves them wanting more!"

WorkWise. Choosing a job

December 12, 2018
Campbell, Cynthia Macleay, author.
78 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Title from cover.
"Item #2190"--Page 4 of cover.
Building your confidence -- Exploring your career options -- Marketing your skills.

WorkWise. Getting a job

December 12, 2018
Campbell, Cynthia Macleay, author.
79 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Title from cover.
"Item #2191"--Page 4 of cover.
Conducting the job search -- Preparing for interviews -- Interviewing to win.

WorkWise. Starting a job

December 12, 2018
Campbell, Cynthia Macleay, author.
78 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Title from cover.
"Item #2192"--Page 4 of cover.
Getting ready for your new job -- Starting strong from day one -- Building your success.

Virtual reality developer

December 10, 2018
Hulick, Kathryn, author.
63 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
What does a virtual reality developer do? -- How do you become a virtual reality developer? -- What skills and personal qualities matter most-and why? -- What is it like to work as a virtual reality developer? -- Advancement and other job opportunities -- What does the future hold for virtual reality developers? -- Interview with a virtual reality developer.
This book introduces readers to a career as a Virtual Reality Developer. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.

Video game designer

December 7, 2018
Watson, Stephanie, 1969- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2018]
62 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
What does a video game designer do? -- How do you become a video game designer? -- What skills and personal qualities matter most--- and why? -- What is it like to work as a video game designer? -- Advancement and other job opportunities -- What does the future hold for video game designers? -- Interview with a video game designer.
The popularity of video games has exploded in recent years, and new technologies like virtual reality have transformed gaming into a multi-billion dollar industry, creating numerous career opportunities. This book provides and overview the video game designer career path, including the salaries, job prospects, and viewpoints of industry leaders.

What color is your parachute? : job-hunter's workbook.

November 14, 2018
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, 2010-
volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
Volumes for <2012-2018> by Richard N. Bolles.
"A companion to the best-selling job-hunting book in the world."

Cracking the nursing school entrance exams.

November 12, 2018
New York : Princeton Review
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Make a nerdy living : how to turn your passions into profit, with advice from nerds around the globe

November 6, 2018
Langley, Alex, author.
248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Blogging -- Video -- Cosplay -- Crafting -- Gaming -- Bringing nerdiness to conventional careers -- Podcasting -- Art and comics -- Writing books -- We stand together as nerds.
"How can I make a living at this?" Many nerds ask themselves this question-- and now they have an answer. Filled with humor and real-life advice, this entertaining guide explores how you can actually get paid for nerdy passions that range from live-streaming video and prop making to writing and cosplay. Along with general tips for newcomers and in-depth advice for the more experienced, interviews with stars reveal how geeks, gamers, and fans successfully turned their dreams into reality.

Climbing the Hill : how to build a career in politics and make a difference

October 24, 2018
Harrison, Jaime R., author.
xii, 209 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Inspiring, nonpartisan insider's advice on how anyone can build a career in local, state, and national government, from two rising stars in Washington government and policy. Written by former staff members of Democratic and Republican House leadership teams who began their careers with modest backgrounds, this guide provides all the hard-won secrets and strategies needed to build a career in local politics and Congress, make a difference, and ascend from an internship to leadership. With practical tips on how to not only land a job but also create the foundation for a lasting and impactful career in public service, this guide will empower anyone who feels the urge to improve this country with meaningful work"-- Provided by publisher.

Getting your first job

October 24, 2018
Angulo, Roberto (Cofounder of, author.
xi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Preparing yourself before the job search. Mapping out your job search strategy ; Highlighting what you bring to an employer ; Figuring out what you want to do -- Starting your job search. Researching employers ; Getting ready to search for a job ; Searching for jobs online ; Building a great online presence -- Navigating the application process. Preparing your résumé and cover letter ; Applying for jobs -- Acing the interview and getting the offer you want. Before the interview ; The interview ; The offer ; Relocating for the right job -- Starting your first job. Learning as much as possible from your job ; Building your professional network -- The part of tens. Ten sites for finding your first job ; Ten places to gain skills and become more employable ; Ten (or so) potential benefits besides salary.
Find--and land--your first job! Finding a job can seem daunting, especially when it's a brand new experience. There's a lot to know, and often a lot of pressure. Written by the founder of, Getting Your First Job For Dummies is designed to take the stress out of the job search process and help you get an offer. In this book, you'll discover how to identify your talents and strengths, use your network to your advantage, interview with confidence, and evaluate an offer. Written in plain English and packed with step-by-step instructions, it'll have you writing customized resumes, conducting company research, and utilizing online job search sites, faster than you can say 'I got the job!' Determine what kind of job suits your interests and skills Write a compelling cover letter Know what to expect in an interview Effectively negotiate an offer Whether you're still in school or navigating the world as a recent graduate, Getting Your First Job For Dummies arms you with the skills and confidence to make getting your first job an exciting and enjoyable process.

Milady standard barbering

October 15, 2018
Scali-Sheahan, Maura T., author.
xix, 829 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Part 1. Orientation to barbering -- Part 2. General sciences -- Part 3. The practice of barbering -- Part 4. Advanced barbering services -- Part 5. Business skills.

The career search book

October 1, 2018
Stepanski, Kate, author.
294 pages ; 22 cm
Career quest -- Technology is your frenemy -- Resumes that shine -- Cover letters that hired -- Network into the secret job market -- The job search -- Confident interviews -- Sealing the deal -- Overcome workplace adversity -- Success on the job -- Art as a business -- Work in the new millennium
"The average American woman employed at a full-time job spends more awake time in the workplace each week than with the members of her household. A work contract can have more ramifications than a marriage license. Typically more than 50% of waking hours are spent on the job, not including commute time. Dream jobs are worthwhile. Via in-book writing exercises and research, focus and implement a plan to achieve your career objectives and dreams"--Back cover.

What color is your parachute?

August 20, 2018
Bolles, Richard Nelson.
Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press.
v. ; 23 cm.
"A practical manual for job-hunters & career changers."

Welcome to the writer's life : how to design your writing craft, writing business, writing practice, and reading practice

August 14, 2018
Perhach, Paulette, author.
xix, 292 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
"With warmth and humor, the author welcomes you into the writer's life as someone who has been there on the other side looking in. Like a freshman orientation for writers, this book includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of a writer's life, from your writing practice to your reading practice, to your writing craft and the all-important and often-overlooked business of writing. Harness the powers of crowdsourcing and social media to grow your writing career, and use the most current research on success, gamification, and lifestyle design to take your writing life to the next level. Complete with writing exercises, tools, checklists, infographics, and behind-the-scenes tips from working writers of all types, this book offers everything you need to jump-start a successful writing life." --

Don't retire, rewire! : 5 steps to fulfilling work that fuels your passion, suits your personality, and fills your pocket

August 9, 2018
Sedlar, Jeri, author.
xvi, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Step I: Seeing the opportunity: retiring is going from, and rewiring is going to. Flunking retirement ; Rewiring your energy -- Step II: Identifying your drivers. Your drivers: why you really work ; Discovering your hidden drivers -- Step III: Linking the drivers to your activities. What's going to go away? ; What are you doing with your free time? -- Step IV: Creating your rewired vision. Dreams, interests, and discoveries ; Own your accomplishments ; Rethinking the world of work ; Imagine the possibilities -- Step V: Putting your action plan in motion. Possibilities in action ; Perspectives and realities ; Making it happen -- Appendixes. Values ; Online resources for Rewirement ; The eighty-five drivers.
It's time to rethink retirement! Working past "normal" retirement age is one of the fastest growing trends in America. Today's Boomers don't want to slow down, and many of them can't afford to! They want meaningful work that fuels their passion, suits their personality, and fills their pockets. In a word, they want to rewire! Don't Retire, Rewire! Third Edition helps those new to retirement, and those approaching it, channel their energy and experience into new possibilities that can be financially and personally rewarding-- whether it's a part-time job, volunteer work, or even a next career. Inside you'll find lots of practical advice and plenty of real-life stories from retirees who have successfully made the transition. You'll discover the motivational drivers you never knew you had, then you'll learn how to use them to achieve a fun, fulfilling, and financially-sound future-- at work or at play!

Information services today : an introduction

August 9, 2018
xxxiv, 574 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
This essential overview of what it means to be a library and information professional today provides a broad overview of the transformation of libraries as information organizations, why these organizations are more important today than ever before, the technological influence, and the various career opportunities available.

Art/work : everything you need to know (and do) as you pursue your art career

August 2, 2018
Bhandari, Heather Darcy, author.
New York : Free Press, 2017.
353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The big picture -- Groundwork -- Submission materials -- Promotion -- Opening your studio -- Sustaining your practice (with money and stuff) -- Showing your work -- Rejection : it's not you, it's them -- Getting your work to the show -- Consignments -- Loans and commissions -- The commercial gallery courtship -- Gallery representation -- Representation agreements -- And you're off.
The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career. This fully revised and updated edition of Art/work shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in the highly competitive art world.

Starting your career as a freelance writer

August 2, 2018
Allen, Moira Anderson, 1959-
viii, 359 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- So you want to be a freelance writer -- The tools of a freelancer -- Making time to write -- Setting effective writing goals -- From idea to outline -- Exploring the markets -- How to write a successful query -- Creating your first draft -- Personal experience articles -- Conducting research on the web -- Conducting interviews -- The submission process -- Understanding rights and copyright -- Negotiating contracts -- Setting fees and getting paid -- Writing and selling a column -- Writing for newspapers, by Sue Fagalde Lick -- Selling reprints -- Adding photos to the package -- Writing for businesses, by Dawn Copeman -- Social media marketing for businesses, by Dawn Copeman -- Commercial freelancing: where's the money? -- Writing and selling a nonfiction book -- Establishing your online presence -- Social media for writers, by Gary McLaren -- Handling income and expenses -- Keeping records -- Five habits of the effective freelancer -- Full-time freelancing: taking the plunge -- Author bio/contributor bios.
Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, Third Edition, offers a step-by-step guide to launching a successful freelance career. For beginners and experts, full time or part time, Moira Allen explains everything freelancer writers need to know, including how to set up a home office, develop and pitch marketable ideas, approach editors and other clients, and prepare and submit material. In addition, readers will learn the business side of freelancing, such as how to deal with rights and contracts as well as how to manage income, expenses, and taxes.

Count girls in : empowering girls to combine any interests with STEM to open up a world of opportunity

July 26, 2018
Panetta, Karen, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2018]
viii, 264 pages ; 23 cm
"There is a place for all girls and young women--not just the science fair winners and robotics club members--in STEM classes and careers. To succeed in science and tech fields today, girls don't have to change who they are. A girl who combines her natural talents, interests, and dreams with STEM skills has a greater shot at a career she loves and a salary she deserves. The authors present compelling research in a conversational, accessible style and provide specific advice and takeaways for each stage of schooling from elementary school through college, followed by comprehensive STEM resources. This isn't a book about raising competitive, test-acing girls in lab coats; this is about raising happy, confident girls who realize the world of opportunities before them"-- Provided by publisher.

The complete software developer's career guide

July 12, 2018
Sonmez, John Z., author.
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.
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.
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." --


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