New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

March 3, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The middle finger project : trash your imposter syndrome and live the unf*ckwithable life you deserve

March 2, 2020
Ambirge, Ash, author.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2020]
xiv, 286 pages ; 22 cm
The guest list -- The rules were made up by some guy named Ted who ate a quarter pounder for lunch and has a dog named Wedgie -- $50,000 and a corporate discount at Denny's is not the key to happiness -- You should not "stick it out" or "make the best of it" or "just be grateful you have a job" -- "Welcome to the real world" is tiny penis syndrome in disguise -- The old way of working is dead -- No matter where you're starting, you can start again -- New! How to find your passion in 52 easy steps -- Every good idea is offensive to someone -- The world does not already have enough writers, photographers, designers, artists, nipple piercers -- You must be brave enough to cause problems -- Advice for hitting rock bottom with grace -- Act as if you are already a highly paid assassin -- Imposter syndrome is the mean girl at the party (and we hate her) -- Please follow your most dangerous ideas -- Selling yourself requires you to insist on your own brilliance -- Mo' offers, mo' money -- Do not let them money-shame you -- Perfectionism is an occupational hazard -- We must learn to become mothers to ourselves -- Doing work you love requires you to be brutally honest about what you actually love -- Growth comes from finding generous ways to share your work -- Picket fences are not a dangerous idea -- Full permission to do the crazy thing -- You are allowed to be selfish -- Plans are overrated -- There's a lot that's going to suck about this.
"After a string of dead-end jobs and a death in the family, Ash Ambirge was down to her last $26 and sleeping in a Kmart parking lot when she faced the truth: No one was coming to her rescue. It was up to her to appoint herself. That night led to what eventually became a six-figure freelance career as a sought-after marketing and copywriting consultant, all while sipping coffee from her front porch in Costa Rica. She then launched The Middle Finger Project, a blog and online course hub, which has provided tens of thousands of young "women who disobey" with the tools and mindset to give everyone else's expectations the finger and get on your own path to happiness, wealth, independence, and adventure. In her first book, Ash draws on her unconventional personal story to offer a fun, bracing, and occasionally potty-mouthed manifesto for the transformative power of radical self-reliance. Employing the signature wit and wordsmithing she's used to build an avid following, she offers paradigm-shifting advice along the lines of: * The best feeling in the world is knowing who you are and what you're capable of doing. * Life circumstances are not life sentences. If a Scranton girl who grew up in a trailer park can make it, so can you. * What you believe about yourself will either murder your chances or save your life. So why not believe something good? * You don't need a high-ranking job title to be authorized to contribute. You just need to contribute. * Be your own authority. Authority only works as long as you trust that someone smarter than you is making the rules. * The way you become a force is by being the most radically real version of yourself that you can be. * You only have 12 fucks a day to give, so use them wisely"-- Provided by publisher.

Music business essentials : a guide for aspiring professionals

February 17, 2020
Cabaniss, Mark, author.
©2018
xvii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction : Beginning the journey -- To thine own self be true: why do the music business? -- It all begins with a song -- The big foundation: music copyright -- Band on the run: a career in performance -- You can be a star: being a solo artist -- From song to selling: music publishing -- Dynamite or dinosaur: record labels -- Making it rain: revenue streams -- From bricks to clicks: retail and merchandising -- Where Hollywood meets Broadway: music for broadcasting, film, and theatre -- Beethoven on Main Street: arts administration -- The final mix: getting it done.
"Today's music business is more challenging than ever, but music's availability and the consumption of this powerful force offer unprecedented opportunities for those with the desire to succeed. Music Business Essentials: A Guide for Aspiring Professionals takes musicians and beginning business students on a journey full of vital nuts and bolts knowledge as well as practical wisdom from a veteran industry professional. Today's music business is more challenging than ever, but music's availability and the consumption of this powerful force offer unprecedented opportunities for those with the desire to succeed. Music Business Essentials: A Guide for Aspiring Professionals takes musicians and beginning business students on a journey full of vital nuts and bolts knowledge as well as practical wisdom from a veteran industry professional. Although the dynamic music industry is always changing, Mark Cabaniss's concise and encouraging, yet realistic approach reveals unchanging principles to guide readers towards successful and fulfilling careers in music. From band dynamics and touring to songwriting and publishing and from branding and promotion to record labels and revenue streams, Cabaniss covers the entire music machine from the talent to the tax returns."--Publisher's description.

Helping animals

February 17, 2020
Turner, Amanda (Children's writer), author.
Philadelpia : Mason Crest, [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Is a career helping animals for you? -- Why work with animals? -- Volunteering and organizations -- Education, training, and qualifications -- Salaries, job outlook, and work satisfaction.
"The Careers Making A Difference series provides information on nine important and interesting careers that make a difference in and improve the whole of society and each title describes the careers available in the field, plus valuable information on education, training, salaries, job outlook, and job satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.

Helping children

February 17, 2020
Turner, Amanda (Children's writer), author.
Broomall, Pennsylvania : Mason Crest, [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Is a career helping children for you? -- Helping children: why it's needed -- Volunteering and organizations -- Education, training, and qualifications -- Salaries, job outlook, and work satisfaction.
"The Careers Making A Difference series provides information on nine important and interesting careers that make a difference in and improve the whole of society and each title describes the careers available in the field, plus valuable information on education, training, salaries, job outlook, and job satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.

Helping seniors

February 17, 2020
Larocque, Katharine, author.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest, [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Is a career helping seniors for you? -- Why work with seniors? -- Volunteering and organizations -- Education, training, and qualifications -- Salaries, job outlook, and work satisfaction.
"The Careers Making A Difference series provides information on nine important and interesting careers that make a difference in and improve the whole of society and each title describes the careers available in the field, plus valuable information on education, training, salaries, job outlook, and job satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.

Helping those in poverty

February 17, 2020
Turner, Amanda (Children's writer), author.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest, 2020.
80 pages : color illustrations : 24 cm.
"The Careers Making A Difference series provides information on nine important and interesting careers that make a difference in and improve the whole of society and each title describes the careers available in the field, plus valuable information on education, training, salaries, job outlook, and job satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.

The calling : 3 fundamental shifts to stay true, get paid, and do good

February 4, 2020
Rha Goddess, author.
©2019
xvi, 363 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A word about the stories in this book -- Foreword by Gabrielle Bernstein -- Introduction: you have a calling -- Stay true. Recognizing your creative strengths ; Accepting responsibility for what you believe about yourself ; Forgiving your self and societally imposed limitations ; Visualizing and redefining a new self-narrative ; Aligning your actions with a new vision for success (your L3) ; Celebrating your new true reality -- Get paid. Recognizing your relationship with money ; Accepting responsibility for your current financial state ; Forgiving the constraints of your financial past ; Visualizing and redefining your role in your personal economy ; Aligning your business propositions with your values ; Celebrating a new way of doing business -- Do good. Recognizing your power to do good ; Accepting responsibility for what you believe about the world ; Forgiving your fear, ignorance, apathy, guilt, and resignation ; Visualizing and redefining what it means to do good in the age of the citizen ; Aligning your power with your movement ; Celebrating your next level of contribution.
"A game-changing book offering a six-step approach on how to find and follow your true calling and redefine success from entrepreneur and soul coach Rha Goddess. Every single one of us has a calling. For most people, it is the thing you have to force yourself not to do. When you ignore it, it is the thing that weighs on you and consumes your conscience until you give it its due. It is the thing that both terrifies you and brings you the most joy. Already living yours? Great! How do you make the most of it? Have a sneaking suspicion your best is yet to come? The Calling will provide readers with a road map, in six steps, on how to do good, stay true and get paid, like: Step 1: Recognizing, it always begins with awareness. If you can't see it then you can't do anything about it. Step 2: Accepting, embracing, and taking responsibility for yourself, your life, and the things that want or need to be changed. Step 3: Forgiving yourself and others. And more. The Calling will teach readers how to find their calling and redefine success not as a scarce commodity, but as a hidden quality waiting to be unlocked as soon as we learn to live in alignment with our true selves. The Calling will be the resource that people have been asking Rha to write for years, and there has never been a better time for her to share her proven six step method"-- Provided by publisher.

Business basics for musicians : the complete handbook from start to success

January 29, 2020
Borg, Bobby, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.
303 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Computer game development and animation : a practical career guide

January 27, 2020
Hamilton, Tracy Brown, author.
©2020
xi, 87 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers the following areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions. Artist/Animator. Producer. Sound Designer. Video Game Designer. Video Game Developer. Video Game Tester. Writer"--Provided by publisher.

Comeback careers : rethink, refresh, reinvent your success--at 40, 50, and beyond

January 27, 2020
Brzezinski, Mika, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2020.
vi, 250 pages ; 24 cm
"A know your value book"--Cover.
Featuring insights and inspiration from recruiters and relaunch specialists, this book is an indispensable guidebook for women breaking (back) into the workforce.

Information technology (IT) professionals : a practical career guide

January 23, 2020
Dafforn, Erik, author.
©2020
xiii, 115 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"IT Professionals includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers three main areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions. · Programmers · Web Developers · IT Specialists"--Provided by publisher.

Music marketing for the DIY musician : creating and executing a plan of attack on a low budget

January 20, 2020
Borg, Bobby, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]
xxvi, 423 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
An overview of the complete DIY marketing process: creating and executing a plan of attack in a nutshell -- Describe your company's vision: identifying your musical purpose and setting your career on course -- Identify profitable opportunities or "needs": conducting a SWOT analysis -- Analyze your customers: identifying, segmenting, and targeting your market -- Learn from your competitors: conducting a competitor analysis -- Demo your products and services: getting feedback before committing your valuable resources -- Set your marketing plan goals: using the SMART model -- Develop your company's brand strategy: creating the right identity for your company and its people -- Develop a brand strategy for your products/services: achieving the desired image for your tours, records, merch, and more -- Finalize your products and services for the marketplace: delivering on the promise of your brand -- Devise a pricing strategy: reinforcing your brand image and generating revenue and awareness -- Establish a place strategy, part 1: booking live-performance sets and distributing records -- Establish a place strategy, part 2: distributing your merch and songs effectively for sale and/or license -- Formulate a promotion strategy, part 1: winning over fans via publicity and paid advertising -- Formulate a promotion strategy, part 2: using Internet, word-of-mouth, and guerrilla marketing to get customers -- Formulate a promotion strategy, part 3: winning over fans via radio play and creative sponsorships -- Formulate a promotion strategy, part 4: utilizing direct marketing, personal selling, and sales promotions to get fans -- Prepare a measuring strategy: tracking, analyzing, and adjusting your marketing campaign -- Assemble your marketing plan of attack: presenting your business and marketing ideas effectively -- Execute your marketing plan effectively: adopting the right policies that get your company results -- Continue to learn about marketing: strengthening your marketing muscles with 20 exercises -- Prepare for the future: 2025 and beyond: marketing projections and tips from the pros.
"Do it yourself and succeed! More and more artists are taking advantage of new technologies to try and build successful careers. But in this expanding competitive marketplace, serious do-it-yourself musicians need structured advice more than ever. In Music Marketing for the DIY Musician, veteran musician and industry insider Bobby Borg presents a strategic, step-by-step guide to producing a fully customized, low-budget plan of attack for marketing one's music"--Excerpted from back cover.

Using VR in engineering

January 15, 2020
Chuirazzi, Sara, author.
New York : Cavendish Square, 2020.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
A new reality -- The practical value of extended reality -- VR/AR jobs in engineering -- Career prep -- Forecasting the future.

Job interview tips for overcoming red flags : winning strategies, examples, and short stories for people with not-so-hot backgrounds

January 15, 2020
Krannich, Ronald L., author.
©2020
iii, 155 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"First published as Job Interview Tips for people with not-so-hot Backgrounds in 2004." --title page verso.
The perfect outlier -- What employers need and want -- People with difficult backgrounds -- Clues for successful "fit" -- Identify your red flags, present your best self -- Prepare for the verbal exchange -- Nonverbal behaviors and mixed messages -- Impress the interviewer -- Avoid 35 common interview errors -- Key questions you'll most likely face and ones you must ask -- 10 red flag Q&As with memorable examples and short stories -- Close and follow up the interview -- Negotiate salary & benefits to your advantage -- Getting help when necessary -- Handling your online red flags and persona.
Shows job seekers how to best handle red flags during the job interview--speaking truth to power, turning weaknesses into strengths, scrubbing a sketchy background, preparing for sensitive interviews, and knowing what to say and do when confronted with red flag issues. Includes interview strategies, examples, stories, quizzes, questions, sample Q&A dialogues, and advice. -- adapted from back cover.

Using VR in gaming

January 14, 2020
Small, Cathleen, author.
New York : Cavendish Square, 2020.
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Overview of VR and AR -- VR and AR in gaming -- VR and AR jobs in gaming -- Planning for the future -- Emerging jobs.
"A book for high school students about virtual reality as it relates to gaming"-- Provided by publisher.

Using VR in medicine

January 14, 2020
Small, Cathleen, author.
©2020
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
The basics -- Practical applications -- VR and AR jobs in medicine -- Planning for a career -- New opportunities.
A book for high school students about how virtual reality is being utilized within the medical field.

Using VR in the military

January 14, 2020
Freedman, Jeri, author.
New York, NY : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC, 2020.
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Virtual and augmented reality -- Military applications of VR and AR -- Military careers -- Preparing for these careers -- Future tech.
"A book for high school students about virtual reality and how it is used within the military"-- Provided by publisher.

Heart & hustle

January 10, 2020
Bright, Patricia, author.
London : HQ, 2019.
226 pages ; 25 cm
"Use your passion, build your brand, achieve your dreams"--Jacket.
Introduction -- Natural-born hustler -- Yes, I work for myself on the internet! -- The importance of building a following on social media -- The science bit: practical advice for building up a social media profile -- Taking your audience to the next level of growth -- Online vs real life -- Create your wealth -- A career vs going it alone -- How to run your empire -- A woman's world -- Discovering who you are (and what you value) -- Staying the course in style -- The power of a pep talk -- Streamline the stress way -- Feeling good from the outside in -- Time to say goodbye -- My reading list.
Growing up in South London as a first-generation Brit to immigrant parents, Patricia learned she'd have to hustle and work harder than other people to get what she needed. Fast forward 20 years and Patricia is host of one of the fastest-growing lifestyle YouTube channels in the UK, founder of a number of successful businesses, a multi-award-winning content creator with a following of over 3 million spanning the globe, and a GLAMOUR magazine cover girl for their first bi-annual issue. Packed with practical, straight-talking advice, smart pro-tips, and timeless principles for anyone thinking about ditching or supplementing their 9 to 5, Head, Heart, Hustle will show you how to find your purpose, create and grow your side-hustle and personal brand online and off, understand when to turn your sideline into your main career and retain your integrity throughout.

Cybersecurity careers

January 2, 2020
Hulick, Kathryn, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2019]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Information security analyst -- Information security architect -- Ethical hacker -- Cyber incident responder -- Digital forensics investigator -- Data privacy attorney -- Security auditor -- Cryptologist.
Digital devices such as cell phones, laptops, smart watches, fitness trackers, and more connect the world together and make life more convenient. Many people have become so dependent on digital technology that they could not conduct their business or manage their daily lives without it. They sleep with smart phones by their pillows, as if the device were an extension of the body. The more people rely on technology, however, the more vulnerable they become to data breaches or technology failures-- Provided by publisher.

Careers in fashion

December 31, 2019
Parks, Peggy J., 1951- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2020.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Fashion designer -- Visual merchandiser -- Fashion stylist -- Fashion illustrator -- Fashion buyer -- Fashion journalist -- Fashion trend forecaster -- Fashion photographer.
People who are passionate about fashion are, by nature, also creative. And they have many career choices that combine those qualities, such as fashion designer, fashion illustrator, retail buyer, and stylist, just to name a few. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed, along with insight from industry experts.

Careers in the culinary arts

December 31, 2019
Parks, Peggy J., 1951- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Caterer -- Brewmaster -- Restaurant manager -- Food stylist -- Food writer -- Pastry chef -- Flavorist.
People who are creative and also love food may not realize the large variety of careers that combine both. From chefs and pastry chefs to food stylists, craft brewers, and flavorists, the field of culinary arts offers many exciting choices. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed, along with insight from industry experts.

Fine artists : a practical career guide

December 31, 2019
Santore, Marcia, 1960- author.
©2020
x, 131 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why Choose a Career in Fine Arts? -- Forming a Career Plan in Fine Art -- Pursuing the Education Path -- Pursuing a Professional Fine Art Career.
Includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers the following areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions. · Art Media · Conceptual Art · Fiber Art · Illustration · Installation · Mixed Media · Murals · New Media · Painting · Performance Art · Photography · Printmaking · Sculpture.

Getting a job

December 31, 2019
Currie-McGhee, L. K. (Leanne K.), author.
©2020
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
What kind of job should I do? -- Resume rules -- Networking -- The search -- Applying for the job -- You've got an interview -- The job is yours.
"Millions of US youth want to work to earn money to pay for wants and needs. Obtaining a job is challenging, but with dedication and by following expert recommendations, it is achievable."--Amazon.com.

Work in the fashion industry

December 31, 2019
Huddleston, Emma, author.
San Diego, CA : BrightPoint Press, an imprint of ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Designer -- Model -- Art director -- Market researcher -- Retail salesperson.
"Explores different careers in the fashion industry, including the training and educational requirements as well as the future outlook for each career"-- Provided by publisher.

Work in the music industry

December 31, 2019
Erickson, Marty, 1991- author.
©2020
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Explores different careers in the music industry, including the training and educational requirements as well as the future outlook for each career"-- Provided by publisher.

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