New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

March 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dear Ally, how do you write a book?

March 22, 2019
Carter, Ally, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Getting ready -- Planning your book -- Building your world -- Creating your characters -- Developing your plot -- Finding your process -- Starting your first draft -- Editing your book -- Beating your writer's block -- Writing your series -- Publishing your book -- Planning your future.
Have you always wanted to write a book, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you're really great at writing the first few chapters . . . but you never quite make it to the end? Or do you finally have a finished manuscript, but you're not sure what to do next? Fear not -- if you have writing-related questions, this book has answers! Whether you're writing for fun or to build a career, bestselling author Ally Carter is ready to help you make your work shine. With honesty, encouragement, and humor, Ally's ready here to answer the questions that writers struggle with the most. Filled with practical tips and helpful advice, Dear Ally is a treasure for aspiring writers at any stage of their careers. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at how books get made, from idea to publication, and gives you insight into the writing processes of some of the biggest and most talented YA authors writing today."--Amazon.

Quick guide to choosing your college major

March 11, 2019
Shatkin, Laurence, author.
279 pages ; 23 cm
"Originally published as Choose Your College Major in a Day, by Meyer & Meyer, 2015."--Title page verso.

The introvert's complete career guide : from landing a job, to surviving, thriving, and moving on up

February 19, 2019
Finkle, Jane, author.
Newburyport, MA : Career Press, 2019.
232 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction : people like us -- Give the wallflower a voice -- The wallflower in full bloom -- Tell your story -- Promote yourself in real time -- Talk to strangers -- Take center stage : the interview -- Go for the gold : navigate a job offer -- Onboard with finesse -- Survive and thrive -- Final thoughts.
"This handbook demonstrates how to use your introverted qualities to their best advantage, then add a few extroverted skills to round out a forceful combination for ultimate career success. Includes keys to navigating each stage of professional development--from self-assessment and job search to survival in a new position and career advancement"-- Provided by publisher.

Nailed it! : 10 keys to crushing the interview : advanced strategies and techniques to nail your next interview and get the job or promotion you desire most

February 19, 2019
Marvin, Matthew G., author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Xulon Press, 2015.
xxii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Music business handbook and career guide.

February 14, 2019
Los Angeles, Calif. : Sherwood Publishing Co., 1979-
volumes : illustrations ; 24-25 cm
Vols. for <1990-2019> by David Baskerville (2019- with Tim Baskerville).
"This powerhouse best-selling text maintains its tradition as the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry in all of its diversity. Readers new to the music business and seasoned professionals alike will find David and Tim Baskerville's handbook the go-to source, regardless of their specialty within the music field. Music Business Handbook and Career Guide is ideal for introductory courses such as Introduction to the Music Business, Music and Media, and other survey courses as well as more specialized courses such as the record industry, music careers, artist management, and more. It includes a comprehensive discussion of the streaming revolution and its impact on all parts of the value chain, including composers, performing artists, publishers, and labels. The book also analyzes shifts in the competing platforms of consumption ranging from fast-shrinking physical formats and broadcasting to downloads and subscription services. It offers vignettes, illustrating how individuals in different industry roles advanced their careers, as well as how they've adjusted to the intertwining influences of technology, law, and culture."--Publisher's description.

Dental assistants and hygienists : a practical career guide

February 11, 2019
Endsley, Kezia, 1968- author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019].
xiii, 105 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why choose a career in the dental health field? -- Forming a career plan -- Pursuing the education path -- Writing your resume and interviewing.

Health and fitness professionals : practical career guide

February 11, 2019
Endsley, Kezia, 1968- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.
xv, 119 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Medical office professionals : a practical career guide

February 11, 2019
Santore, Marcia, 1960- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.
xiii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- Why choose a career in the medical professional field? -- Forming a career plan -- Pursuing the education path -- Writing your résumé and interviewing.

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." --


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