New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

July 3, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Career rookie : a get-it-together guide for grads, students and career newbies

July 2, 2019
Vermunt, Sarah, 1980- author.
©2019
247 pages ; 20 cm
"A shot of encouragement, a kick in the ass, and a loving push for young people who have no idea what they want or how to get it Career Rookie is a book for every grad, student, and 20-something who feels lost, overwhelmed, and anxious. It tackles the emotional and logistical WTF-ness of starting your career, answering questions like, What if I don't have any experience? What if I went to school for something I hated? What if I have NO IDEA what I actually want? Should I just suck it up and settle? Because, honestly, this career thing is starting to give me an ulcer. This fresh, fun guide gives even the most lost and overwhelmed a way forward. It explores passion, curiosity, uncertainty, self-sabotage, and more on the quest to shake off post-graduation paralysis. Finding the right career can seem impossible, but Sarah Vermunt is the fun-loving, straight-talking coach we all need to make feel-good work a reality."-- Provided by publisher.

Modernize your job search letters : get noticed ... get hired

July 2, 2019
Enelow, Wendy S., author.
Coleman Falls, VA : Emerald Career Publishing, [2017]
188 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Introduction -- Welcome to the world of modern job search letters -- Job posting letters -- Cold call letters -- Recruiter letters -- Networking letters -- Referral letters -- Thank-you letters -- Letters for challenging job search situations -- Job proposal letters.
"This book addresses how to write the following types of letters that most job seekers will use through their search campaign: Traditional Cover Letters: Letters that job seekers write in response to job advertisements and postings, send directly to hiring managers, or present to human resource professionals. E-Notes: Modern and shorter cover letters used as the content for job seekers email messages, thereby eliminating the need to click to read an attached letter. Recruiter Letters: As either cover letters or e-notes often including information that job seekers would not typically share at the onset with a prospective employer. Thank-You Letters: A must after every interview to ensure that job seekers stay front of mind and give themselves an instantly competitive edge. Networking Letters: Introductory letters to make connections with direct network contacts or referrals; not generally written in response to specific job opportunities. Job Proposal Letters: As the title suggests, these letters are written to propose a specific job opportunity with a specific company to meet a specific organizational need. Letters for Candidates with Unique Job Search Challenges: Letters for job seekers facing specific search challenges, such as transitioning from military service to civilian work, returning to work after raising children, returning to work after incarceration, changing careers, or finding a new job despite a record of hopping from one position to another,"--Amazon.com.

Bring your brain to work : using cognitive science to get a job, do it well, and advance your career

July 2, 2019
Markman, Arthur B., author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2019]
viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Few people really understand their own minds or the minds of others. Over the past decade, there has been increasing attention to what psychology can teach us about work. Research has focused on improving decision-making practices, influencing colleagues, and effective thinking. Bring Your Brain to Work brings current cognitive science insight to specific workplace challenges. The book focuses on three elements of success: getting a job, excelling at work, and finding your next position. Professor, author, and popular radio host Art Markman expertly illustrates how cognitive science brings important perspective and insight to each of these elements.Integrating the latest research with engaging stories and examples from across the professional spectrum.--Provided by publisher.

Skilled trade professionals : a practical career guide

June 14, 2019
Collins, Corbin, author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2019]
xi, 119 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Why choose a career in the skilled trade field? -- Forming a career plan -- Pursuing the education path -- Writing your resume and interviewing -- Glossary of terms -- Further resources -- About the author.

The proximity principle : the proven strategy that will lead to the career you love

May 29, 2019
Coleman, Ken (Radio talk show host), author.
©2019
xiv, 215 pages ; 23 cm
What is the Proximity Principle? -- Part 1: The people. The professors ; The professionals ; The mentors ; The peers ; The producers -- Part 2: The places. The place where you are ; A place to learn ; A place to practice ; A place to perform ; A place to grow -- Part 3: The practices. Creating a web of connections ; Making your connections count ; Seizing the opportunity ; Adopting a proximity mind-set -- Conclusion: Pressing on.
Right now, 70% of Americans aren't passionate about their work and are desperately longing for meaning and purpose. They're sick of "average" and know there's something better out there, but they just don't know how to reach it. One basic principle--The Proximity Principle--can change everything you thought you knew about pursuing a career you love. In his latest book, The Proximity Principle, national radio host and career expert Ken Coleman provides a simple plan of how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love. Forget the traditional career advice you've heard! Networking, handing out business cards, and updating your online profile do nothing to set you apart from other candidates. Ken will show you how to be intentional and genuine about the connections you make with a fresh, unexpected take on resumes and the job interview process. You'll discover the five people you should look for and the four best places to grow, learn, practice, and perform so you can step into the role you were created to fill. After reading The Proximity Principle, you'll know how to connect with the right people and put yourself in the right places, so opportunities will come--and you'll be prepared to take them.

At your best as an HVAC/R tech : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as an HVAC/R technician

May 15, 2019
Carosso, Juan, author.
©2018
xix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as an HVAC/R Tech is your playbook for learning if a career as an electrician is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master technician, and launching your own small business. Learn: What does a career as an HVAC/R tech look like? Why should you consider becoming an HVAC/R tech? How do you become a successful craftsman as an HVAC/R tech? How much can you make as an HVAC/R tech? What are your career options once you become an HVAC/R tech? How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a HVAC/R tech's career? How and where do you find work as an HVAC/R tech? What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business? At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how. There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series and www.AtYourBest.com change that." -- ONIX annotation.

At your best as a carpenter : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as a carpenter

May 10, 2019
Carosso, Juan, author.
©2018
xix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as a Carpenter is your playbook for learning if a career as a carpenter is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master carpenter, and launching your own small business. Learn: What does a career as a carpenter look like? Why should you consider becoming a carpenter? How do you become a successful craftsman as a carpenter? How much can you make as a carpenter? What are your career options once you become a carpenter? How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a carpenter's career? How and where do you find work as a carpenter? What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business? At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how. There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series and www.AtYourBest.com change that." -- ONIX annotation.

At your best as a welder : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as a welder

May 8, 2019
Carosso, Juan, author.
©2018
xix, 253 pages ; 21 cm.
"The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as a Welder is your playbook for learning if a career as a welder is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master welder, and launching your own small business. Learn: What does a career as a welder look like? Why should you consider becoming a welder? How do you become a successful craftsman as a welder? How much can you make as a welder? What are your career options once you become a welder? How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a welder's career? How and where do you find work as a welder? What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business? At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how. There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series and www.AtYourBest.com change that." -- ONIX annotation.

At your best as an electrician : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as an electrician

May 8, 2019
Carosso, Juan, author.
©2018
xix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as an Electrician is your playbook for learning if a career as an electrician is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master electrician, and launching your own small business. Learn: What does a career as an electrician look like? Why should you consider becoming an electrician? How do you become a successful craftsman as an electrician? How much can you make as an electrician? What are your career options once you become an electrician? How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a electrician's career? How and where do you find work as an electrician? What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business? At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how. There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series and www.AtYourBest.com change that." -- ONIX annotation.

Becoming a yoga instructor

May 6, 2019
Greenwood, Elizabeth, 1983- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
132 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
A candid portrait of how some of the country's top yoga instructors have become successful teachers.

Becoming a private investigator

May 2, 2019
Kahn, Howie, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
xxii, 113 pages ; 19 cm.

Becoming a restaurateur

May 2, 2019
Kuh, Patric, 1964- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
115 pages ; 19 cm.
Visionary -- Facilitator -- Operator -- Leader -- Entrepreneur -- Coda : visionary, redux.

At your best as a mason : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as a mason

May 1, 2019
Carosso, Juan, author.
©2018
xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as a Mason is your playbook for learning if a career as a mason is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master mason, and launching your own small business. Learn: What does a career as a mason look like? Why should you consider becoming a mason? How do you become a successful craftsman as a mason? How much can you make as a mason? What are your career options once you become a mason? How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a mason's career? How and where do you find work as a mason? What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business? At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how. There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series and www.AtYourBest.com change that." -- ONIX annotation.

At your best as a painter : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as a painter

May 1, 2019
Carosso, Juan, author.
©2018
xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as a Painter is your playbook for learning if a career as a painter is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master painter, and launching your own small business. Learn: What does a career as a painter look like? Why should you consider becoming a painter? How do you become a successful craftsman as a painter? How much can you make as a painter? What are your career options once you become a painter? How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a painter's career? How and where do you find work as a painter? What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business? At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how. There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series and www.AtYourBest.com change that." -- ONIX annotation.

At your best as a plumber : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as a plumber

May 1, 2019
Carosso, Juan, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as a Plumber is your playbook for learning if a career as a plumber is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master plumber, and launching your own small business. Learn: What does a career as a plumber look like? Why should you consider becoming a plumber? How do you become a successful craftsman as a plumber? How much can you make as a plumber? What are your career options once you become a plumber? How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a plumber's career? How and where do you find work as a plumber? What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business? At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how. There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series and www.AtYourBest.com change that." -- ONIX annotation.

Education professionals : a practical career guide

April 23, 2019
Endsley, Kezia, 1968- author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
xiv, 101 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why choose a career in the education field? -- Forming a career plan -- Pursuing the education path -- Writing your resume and interviewing.
"Education Professionals includes interviews with education professionals in the field, covers three main areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions. - Early Childhood Education - Primary Education - Secondary Education"-- Provided by publisher.

Becoming a hair stylist

April 15, 2019
Bolick, Kate, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
132 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Masters at work"--Cover.
"Gwenn LeMoine sees the world through the lens of hair. Becoming a Hair Stylist portrays how to excel as a stylist--at any age and for all types of customers. The perfect resource for anyone interested in a career in cosmetology and essential reading for anyone interested in this creative and dynamic profession."--Provided by publisher.

Becoming a marine biologist

April 15, 2019
Morell, Virginia, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
193 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Masters at work"--Cover.

Becoming a real estate agent

April 9, 2019
Chiarella, Tom, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
xxii, 133 pages ; 19 cm
Introduction -- Contacts -- Leads -- The office -- Location -- Showings -- Ways to earn -- The offer -- Due diligence -- The closing -- To-do.

Becoming a venture capitalist

April 9, 2019
Rivlin, Gary, author.
©2019
xix, 150 pages ; 19 cm
The pitch -- Venture capital 101 -- A quick history of venture capital -- Laying pipe -- The apprentice -- A younger person's game.

Becoming a veterinarian

April 9, 2019
Kachka, Boris, author.
©2019
xviii, 152 pages : 19 cm
"According to a LinkedIn survey that polled 8,000 professionals, the second most popular childhood dream job for respondents was a veterinarian. It's a career that appeals to many, due to its involvement with animals and association with helping and doing good. Still, much of the day-to-day elements of the job are not known by the wider public. This series, and individual guide, provides valuable and relevant information about what daily life for a professional veterinarian is like, and will be a vital resource for anyone interested in pursuing the path. Is there such a thing as a typical veterinarian? Journalist and author Boris Kachka sets out on a journey, determined to discover how to turn a childhood dream into a real career. Becoming a Veterinarian is a behind-the-scenes, honest, and inspiring look at the day-to-day life of a veterinarian through the eyes of four people who have made this career their life's work. There's Michael, who thought he would be an architect, but instead works with urban pets at the ASPCA in New York; Elisha, who studied dance before she began treating cows, cats, and horses; Idina, who was injured in a car accident and was forced to find a second career; and Chick, who was earning a Masters in economics but turned to veterinarian science after he began working nights at an animal hospital. With each, Kachka dives into every element of the job: science, surgery, financials, finding a program, and everything in between."--Amazon.

Resumes for dummies.

March 26, 2019
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide,
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1996-<2015> by Joyce Lain Kennedy (2015 with Laura DeCarlo) ; 2019- by Laura DeCarlo.
Imprint varies: 2003-<2015> New York, N.Y. : Wiley Publishing Inc.

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.
©2019
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.

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