New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

August 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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." --

Start your own personal training business : your step-by-step guide to success

May 29, 2018
Kimball, Cheryl.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Media, Inc., [2016]
xiii, 202 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction to personal training -- Designing your business -- Structuring your business -- Locating and setting up your business -- Operating online -- Create a social media presence in 19 baby steps -- Setting yourself apart -- Startup expenses and financing -- Staffing your business -- Building client relationships -- Advertising and marketing -- Fiscal fitness -- Tales from the trenches -- Appendix: Personal training resources.
"Starting a personal training business can offer a satisfying combination of financial reward, a flexible schedule, and a career where you can make a profound difference in the lives of others. As skilled personal trainer, having good business knowledge and judgment can be the first step to earning a substantial income. In this revised guide, our experts teach you the nuts and bolts of starting a business, including everything from writing a business plan to finding a profitable niche. From boutique studios to partnerships with schools and private trainers, this book will help get you started on the right foot. You'll learn how to: Create a business plan that gets you funded and helps you grow ; examine potential client markets, find your niche, and set yourself apart ; establish your business, define your services, and set prices that maximize profits ; develop a marketing strategy that gains fans and turns them into customers ; calculate the cost of doing business and managing your finances ; hire employees as your business grows"--Back cover.

Start your own travel hosting business : Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more

May 29, 2018
Rich, Jason, author.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Media, Inc., [2017]
xiii, 170 pages ; 23 cm.
Changing the way people travel -- Get started as an Airbnb host -- How to use the Airbnb website and mobile app -- Preparing your property -- Responding to broken rules -- Best practices for communicating with guests -- The power of positive reviews -- Managing finances for an Airbnb hosting business -- Other related services you should be aware of -- Travel hosting resources.
Fueled by growing consumer demand for travel options beyond the typical hotel, car rental, and touring companies and more convenient and affordable ways to travel, the business of travel hosting is taking off at full speed. This step-by-step guide tells travel enthusiasts and aspiring entrepreneurs how to make sure they're not left behind. Armed with a detailed overview of the travel hosting industry including how it differs from other travel businesses, today's and tomorrow's trends, important research and statistics, and more, entrepreneurial globetrotters gain insight into industry growth drivers and opportunities. Covering behind-the-scenes business models of businesses like Air Bnb, VRBO, and Homeaway, the experts of Entrepreneur help new entrepreneurs determine their best business approach assessing what they need to startup, expected expenses, the market, and competition. Coached by practicing entrepreneurs, aspiring business owners are also given first-hand insight with tales from the trenches including advice and tips on unique considerations within the travel business, and important lessons in planning for the long term. The how-to provided is supported with worksheets, samples, and resource lists.

Running a food truck for dummies

May 16, 2018
Myrick, Richard, author.
xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Rolling into the food truck industry -- Getting your food truck ducks in a row -- Preparing to open your service window -- Keeping your food truck running smoothly -- Generating buzz and growing your food truck business -- The part of tens.
Whether you're the owner of an existing food truck business or just interested in starting your own mobile restaurant endeavor, this guide will help you find your food niche, outfit your moving kitchen, meet safety and sanitation requirements, and much more.

How women rise : break the 12 habits holding you back from your next raise, promotion, or job

May 4, 2018
Helgesen, Sally, 1948- author.
viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1. On being stuck. Where we're coming from -- Where you are -- When women resist change -- Part 2. The habits that keep women from reaching their goals. The twelve habits -- Habit 1: Reluctance to claim your achievements -- Habit 2: Expecting others to spontaneously notice and reward your contributions -- Habit 3: Overvaluing expertise -- Habit 4: Building rather than leveraging relationships -- Habit 5: Failing to enlist allies from day one -- Habit 6: Putting your job before your career -- Habit 7: The perfection trap -- Habit 8: The disease to please -- Habit 9: Minimizing -- Habit 10: Too much -- Habit 11: Ruminating -- Habit 12: Letting your radar distract you -- Part 3. Changing for the better. Start with one thing -- Don't do it alone -- Let go of judgment -- Remember what got you here.
Ready to take the next step in your career ... but not sure what's holding you back? Read on. Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers--men and women--to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won't get you there ... and you might not even realize your blind spots until it's too late. Are you great with the details? To rise, you need to do less and delegate more. Are you a team player? To advance, you need to take credit as easily as you share it. Are you a star networker? Leaders know a network is no good unless you know how to use it. Sally and Marshall identify the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. Building on Marshall's classic best seller What Got You Here Won't Get You There, their new book How women rise is essential reading for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.

Careers if you like video games

April 24, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2018]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
STEM careers are hot but what if you prefer video games to chemistry or calculus? People with a passion for video games can turn their hobby into a variety of fascinating careers ranging from video game designers to software developers. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers in the legal profession

April 24, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction : working in the legal profession -- Lawyer -- Paralegal -- Court interpreter -- Mediator -- Compliance officer -- Litigation support professional -- Court reporter -- Jury consultant -- Interview with a lawyer -- Other jobs in the legal profession.
New regulations, advances in technology, and the increasing caseloads in courts across the United States are driving the demand for a growing number of legal professionals. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at legal profession jobs ranging from paralegals to court interpreters to jury consultants.

Lose the resume : land the job

April 18, 2018
Burnison, Gary, 1961- author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Gone are the days of polishing up your resume and sending it out at random. At every level today, you need to "lose the resume" in order to land the right job. In other words, you have to learn to tell a story about yourself that speaks to your competencies, purpose, passion, and values. Lose the Resume, Land the Job shares the new rules of engagement: How you must think, act, and present yourself so you can win. Based on inner exploration drawn from the IP of the world's largest executive recruiting firm, the book gleans insights and stories (the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly) from Korn Ferry recruiters across the globe who work with thousands of candidates each day. It helps you gain a deeper perspective on who you are, what youre passionate about, the cultures in which you fit, the kind of bosses you should work for, and where you can bring the most value to organizations.

The myth of the nice girl : achieving a career you love without becoming a person you hate

April 17, 2018
Hauser, Fran, author.
xii, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Nice is your superpower -- Be ambitious and likeable -- Speak up assertively and nicely -- Give feedback directly and kindly -- Make decisions firmly and collaboratively -- Negotiate with strategy and empathy -- Invest in yourself and be a team player -- Set boundaries and be caring -- Multiply your superpower.
A guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves deconstructs the double standards that label and hold back women, sharing anecdotes and strategies for sidestepping regressive stereotypes, cultivating confidence, and balancing personal and professional values.

50 ways to get a job : an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms

April 9, 2018
Aujla, Dev, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, [2018]
xxv, 224 pages ; 19 cm
Starting -- Finding your purpose -- Overwhelmed -- Learning new skills -- Networking -- Stuck -- Applying for jobs -- Interviewing -- Happy.
"Based on the popular website of the same name, a guide to finding the right job while maintaining your sanity in the process. 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career"--Provided by publisher.

Little Leonardo's fascinating world of science

March 30, 2018
Cooper, Bob, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of Science introduces kids to the vast and varied areas of science and the different types of scientists they can aspire to become. Whether it's ancient dinosaur bones unearthed by paleontologists, anthropologists studying different cultures around the globe, or new planets discovered by astronomers, there's bound to be something here any child will find fascinating and appealing.

Career exploration : for homeschool high school students

March 20, 2018
Topp, Carol, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Abassador Publishing, [2015]
67 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"This consumable workbook will help you make sense of the overwhelming task of picking a career and a college major. This book will help you investigate your personality and values, match you to possible careers, research careers, map a plan for high school, get prepared for college. No one knows the future, so don't expect to have your entire adult life figure out as a high school student. But this book will help you get an idea of what the next phase of your life might hold. Great for individual use or with a group"--Back cover.

Moving forward in mid-career : a guide to rebuilding your career after being fired or laid off

February 14, 2018
Weiss, John Henry, author.
267 pages ; 23 cm
Part I. Coping with the ramifications of job loss -- How and why workers are fired or laid off -- Working through the grieving process -- Protecting and maintaining your savings, investments, and IRA -- Replacing income -- Insurance matters: medical and COBRA, dental, homeowners, auto, life, disability -- Safeguarding your reputation -- Family challenges and solutions -- Part II. The process of moving forward in your career -- Reshaping your persona and improving your character -- Defining objectives for the remainder of your career -- Crafting a resume and digital profile to reflect the new you -- How to find decision makers and hiring managers -- Where to find employers -- Interview rubrics for mid-career workers -- Overcoming objections to your candidacy -- Negotiating a job offer -- Part III. Finding your spot in the workplace -- Working for a large company or a small business -- Starting your own business or buying a franchise -- Local, state, and federal government jobs -- Part IV. Reaching out to career care providers -- Consulting with career coaches, career counselors, and outplacement services -- Tapping into faith-based resources -- Moving beyond the temporal -- Appendix A. Major convention centers -- Appendix B. Convention center and trade show spotlight.
"Losing a job is one of the most devastating events one can experience. For trauma, it ranks up there with divorce, loss of a loved one, or permanent personal injury, and it happens more often that one would think. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 50,000 workers are fired or laid off each day. That is over 18,000,000 workers each year. Moving Forward in Mid-Career is a guide for workers who have been fired or laid off and are in process of rebuilding not only their careers, but also their personal identities independent of a job title. By addressing the many aspects of job loss and job search, Moving Forward provides solutions for dealing with the challenges encountered at each stage of the rebuilding process, from the initial shock and humiliation to the difficult but rewarding task of rebuilding persona and seeking new employment opportunities." -- Back cover.

The career manifesto : discover your calling and create an extraordinary life

February 8, 2018
Steib, Mike, author.
xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part 1. Purpose: what to do with your life -- The hard things -- Your purpose -- Part 2. Plan: how to get there -- Decisions -- Your career roadmap -- Part 3. Productivity: get ten times as much done and feel great -- Confessions of a productivity psycho -- Never tired again -- Five more hours to live -- Get sh*t done -- Part 4. People: achieve impact with others -- Networking for a cause -- If someone asks you if you're a sales god, you say yes -- Every meeting = awesome -- Stakeholder management: heaven is other people -- Part 5. Presence: enjoy the journey -- Don't worry, be happy.
Award-winning CEO of XO Group and sought-after speaker, Michael Steib, draws on his own diverse work experience and career highlights as well as powerful anecdotes from other successful business leaders to offer expert guidance, field-tested advice, and interactive exercises that will help you answer these three key questions, envision a goal and then craft and execute a plan to achieve it.

Occupational outlook handbook.

January 23, 2018
Washington, D.C. : The Bureau of Labor Statistics ; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Some copies published by various commercial publishers such as JistWorks, Bernan Press, and Skyhorse Publishing.
"Employment information on major occupations for use in guidance" (varies).
Describes 250 occupations which cover approximately 107 million jobs.

Becoming a quality assurance engineer

January 23, 2018
Porterfield, Jason, author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The IT bonanza -- Ins and outs of quality assurance -- An education in quality assurance -- The quality assurance job quest -- The quality assurance outlook.
Information technology professionals are in high demand in today's job market, and there are no signs of that demand abating. Much of the focus in IT is on software developers and security specialists, but a need also exists for technical quality assurance engineers. These professionals devise and run the tests that check programs and digital infrastructure for problems and flaws. This title provides teens with an in-depth look at the ins and outs of becoming a quality assurance engineer, including educational requirements, work expectations, and where to look for open positions.


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