New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

February 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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

February 14, 2018
Weiss, John Henry, author.
2018
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.
©2018
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.

Becoming a systems administrator

January 23, 2018
Kamberg, Mary-Lane, 1948- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, [2018]
79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
What is IT? -- Managing machines -- Make high school count -- After high school -- Job outlook.
Computer systems administrators supervise the day-to-day operation of such physical computer devices as central data storage, printers, scanners, and routers. They install programs, hook up cables, identify problems, and update equipment and software. In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked the occupation the eighth-best technology job, and future employment projections show growing demand for workers with the right skills. This title explains the job and how it fits into the overall field of information technology. It focuses on what the job is like and also covers the bases of education, certification, and experience that employers will look for.

Using computer science in digital gaming careers

January 23, 2018
Culp, Jennifer, 1985- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Games and programming -- Game design and game engines -- Art and animation -- Level editors: digital game dungeon masters -- Narrative design -- Devops engineering -- CRUNCH : how games get made -- Networking.
Over the past three decades, video games have moved from the arcade to the home to the palm of a player s hand. And all of those changes have been made possible through technological advancements and application of these advancements through coding. This guide gives those who have already decided to apply their skills to creating digital games, as well as those who love games but don t have a solid career path in mind, the tools and knowledge that every job seeker needs to begin building a career.

Using computer science in digital music careers

January 23, 2018
Culp, Jennifer, 1985- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Coding and music : where to begin? -- Producers : architects of audio -- Technicians, engineers, wizards of sound -- Sounds, space, software, and solutions -- Digital music masters.
Creating music twenty years ago was done very differently from the way it s created today. Musicians can write, record, and mix their own music from a laptop, rather than waiting to make it big through more traditional means. This guide to the modern age of digital music and careers that can be found within that field takes readers through basic coding concepts, real-world career advice, and some of the career paths that can be explored by the music and technology savvy.

Using computer science in financial technology careers

January 23, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- What is fintech? -- Creating payment systems -- Opening up lending -- Tools for wealth management and personal finance -- Digital currency -- The future of fintech careers.
Financial technology is revolutionizing the field of finance, allowing customers to pay bills and send money more easily than in the past and giving them the tools they need to manage their own finances. And all of that is made possible through coding. This careers guide gives readers a thorough look at the different ways that they can apply coding to the field of finance, whether it s through an existing career path or by coming up with a brand-new, revolutionary piece of code or program.

Using computer science in high-tech health and wellness careers

January 23, 2018
Benedict, Aaron, author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Technology and coding are the tools of the future, and this is extremely apparent in the fields of health and wellness. Whether people are finding new ways to save lives or simply giving others new ways to track and manage their own fitness and health goals, technology is playing a huge part in innovations in the health and wellness sector. This comprehensive guide gives readers the tools to make those connections between health and technology and build them into a sustainable, valuable, life-affirming career path.

Using computer science in online retail careers

January 23, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: innovation in shopping -- What is online retail? -- Web development and design -- Mobile apps -- Data analytics -- Digital marketing -- User/customer experience.
Technology has changed the way that people shop. And those changes have brought with them new ways for retailers to interact with those customers, which requires businesses to hire more technologically savvy employees. This comprehensive guide to building a career in coding and online retail takes a look at how to get an education in the field, which types of businesses are hiring and why, and the different routes those aspiring to a career in online retail are taking on the path to success.

Work it : secrets for success from the boldest women in business

January 19, 2018
Kerpen, Carrie, author.
©2018
x, 241 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Part 1: Work it professionally: Your network is your net worth ; Find your FAB PAB (your fabulous personal advisory board) ; Get the gig ; Make that money, honey ; Stand out with social media -- Part 2: Work it passionately: Yes, no, maybe so a guide to intuition ; Say yes to the mess ; Learn to love the no ; Engage your inner entre-, intra-, or nontrepreneur ; Fail fantastically -- Part 3: Work it practically: ways to work it in every part of your life Crack your confidence code ; Hack your highlight reel ; Learn to love your look ; Figure out your family plan ; Make lemonade ; Win like a woman ; Conclusion: The secret to working it revealed.
"Frustrated with her traditional workplace, Carrie Kerpen started her own company -- and transformed it into a pioneering global firm. Now in Work It, Kerpen and her 'advisory board' of fifty powerful women share their tips to help you make your aspirations a reality. Packed with lessons and stories from Sheryl Sandberg, Aliza Licht, Reshma Saujani, and more, this inspiring book reveals counterintuitive secrets to excelling in work and life, including : why you should ditch your five-year plan to build a killer career for yourself, how and when to use work 'superpowers' versus 'pay-to-play' skills, [and] why women must stop criticizing one another and leverage their collective power. With advice on everything from mastering social media to navigating office politics and finding work/life balance, Work It arms every woman with the confidence and skills to achieve success and happiness on her own terms."--Back cover.

How to write a stellar executive resume : 50 tips to reaching your job target

January 15, 2018
Bernstein, Brenda, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
x, 108 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
How to Write a Stellar Executive Resume is a step-by-step guide that empowers readers to create an effective and stand out from the crowd as a top candidate for an executive position. Brenda Bernstein, a Certified Executive Resume Master and author of the #1 Bestseller How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile, shares the tips and tricks she's learned from more than two decades of helping job seekers get connected with the right position. Readers will discover: the importance of knowing the target audience and how to best connect with them, key social media tips for spreading the word about their skills and experiences, why good ol' cover letters are important, and how to use them effectively, power verbs to use, and words to avoid, samples of successful resumes. For many executives conducting a job search, it may have been quite a while since they were last "looking." It's easier than ever to apply for a job--and as a result, there's a lot of competition for a limited number of openings. There's a lot to learn about the recruiting world we live in, and the best ways to use the tools at our disposal. This book provides practical, proven, up-to-date best practices for creating an effective executive resume that gets results.--Amazon.com.

Up is not the only way : rethinking career mobility

January 12, 2018
Kaye, Beverly, 1943- author.
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc., [2017]
xii, 131 pages ; 23 cm

If you're bored with your camera read this book

January 12, 2018
Fordham, Demetrius, author.
London : ILEX, 2017.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
You know photography, don't you? Nice group pictures, tasteful landscapes, perhaps a filter from an app on your phone. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive, boring...right? WRONG! In this book you'll find inspiring ideas and genuinely different techniques that you can use to capture anything, from artistic portraits, through to stunning street photography and unusual aboreals. This book will open your eyes, and your lens cap, to new ideas.

How to create digital portfolios to apply for college and jobs

January 3, 2018
Chomet, Natalie, author.
New York, NY : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
62 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- What is a digital portfolio? -- Tools and techniques: building your digital portfolio -- Introducing you: what goes into your portfolio? -- Digital portfolios for applying to college -- Digital portfolios for getting a job -- Setting yourself apart.
With this title, readers will learn to create digital portfolios for future-ready success! Electronic portfolios enable college- and career-bound students to curate and demonstrate their skills and academic achievements in a way that can be continually updated and expanded upon using hyperlinks. Readers will learn how to make a digital portfolio that puts their best foot forward, from what content to include to pro tips that will take it to the next level. Whether applying to college or for a new job, or showcasing a body of work, readers will learn how to make a digital portfolio sure to set them apart.

A uterus is a feature, not a bug : the working woman's guide to overthrowing the patriarchy

December 28, 2017
Lacy, Sarah, 1975- author.
©2017
x, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Introduction: Lies -- Your uterus is not a ticking time bomb -- Benevolent sexism and you -- "Everyone loves the angry bitch" -- "I just don't know how you do it!" -- Not all moms have the luxury to build a company, but all moms have the skills -- If you don't hire more women after reading this chapter, you're just sexist -- You wanna be the hammer or the nail? -- The tyranny of the pattern -- "We need a Sheryl" -- "Are you having fun?" -- Wings, talons, fangs -- From subject to sovereign -- The single-mom penalty and the single-mom bonus -- You don't fuck with the women of Iceland -- The last place you're expecting to see female empowerment -- Back, head, lungs -- November 8, 2016 -- Epilogue.
Seeks to reverse negative stereotypes about how female employees with families are weak, emotional, or distracted, counseling women to rethink their identities after giving birth while arguing in favor of fairer wages, equal opportunities, and more flexible maternity leave.

Life is like a musical : how to live, love, and lead like a star

December 19, 2017
Federle, Tim, author.
©2017
179 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Cast yourself in the role you must play -- Value courage over confidence -- Congratulate the person who got "your" part -- It's called a "play" for a reason -- Raise your voice -- Turn your weaknesses into strengths -- Dance like everyone's watching -- Remember: The show must go on -- Don't cross your arms when the director is talking -- Take comfort that everyone is always starting over -- Realize we're each the lead of our own life -- Fake it -- Find your "I want" song -- The real work happens after opening night -- Buy something physical to remember a big win -- Figure out what kind of no it is -- Forget your résumé. Polish your reputation -- Let someone else take a bow -- Be a good scene partner -- Be extra nice to the P.A.'s -- Make stuff. Don't make fun of stuff -- Create a new family from your cast -- Go where the love is -- Recognize that life is like a musical -- Save the drama -- Stop saying you're tired -- Clap loudest for the understudies -- Give compliment sandwiches -- Follow your whims -- Recover between performances -- Recruit a friend to assess your audition outfit -- Arrive a half hour before half-hour -- Imagine your hero in the audience -- Rehearse under emergency conditions -- Write fan letters -- Be nice outside the audition room, too -- Keep a photo of the worst gig you ever had -- Don't review a show on-site -- Forgive yourself for a bad performance -- Put on a happy face -- Reconnect with your inner theater kid -- Take the note -- Live in a suitcase -- Go on "vocal rest" -- Write an aspirational Playbill bio -- Try to name all of last year's Tony winners -- Know that you're both irreplaceable and replaceable -- Screw up onstage, but keep dancing -- Find your tribe -- Life is not a dress rehearsal.
Tim Federle shares 50 tips for getting ahead in life that he learned backstage, onstage, and in between gigs working as a back-up dancer at the Super Bowl, a polar bear at Radio City, and a card-carrying chorus boy on Broadway.

Career development : all-in-one

December 19, 2017
©2017
xviii, 650 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"7 books in one!"--Cover.
At A Glance : Book 1 : Mindfulness -- Book 2 : Project management -- Book 3 : Leadership -- Book 4 : Time management -- Book 5 : Business writing -- Book 6 : Presentations -- Book 7 : Negotiation -- Index.
Take control of your career today Want to get ahead in the workplace? Learn new skills and increase your visibility as a leader in your company with the help of this practical, hands-on guide to professional development. You'll find new techniques for being a better leader, tips for writing better emails, rules for running more effective meetings, and much more. Plus, you'll discover how to give presentations that will keep your audience engaged and learn to be a more mindful person. Combined from seven of the best For Dummies books on career development topics, Career Development All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop guide to taking control of your career and improving your professional life. Perfect on its own or as part of a formal development program, it gives you everything you need to advance your career. Become a better leader Manage your time wisely Write effective business communications Manage projects more effectively Success is an individual responsibility?so put your professional future in your own hands with this guide!

Knock 'em dead.

December 18, 2017
Boston. : Bob Adams.
v. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1987-1992 have subtitle: "with great answers to tough interview questions" : 1993-2002 have subtitle: "the ultimate job seeker's handbook" ; <2006>-2016 have subtitle: "Ultimate job seeker's guide" ; 2017-<2017 update> have subtitle: "the ultimate job search guide" (varies slightly).
Imprint varies: 1991- Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; <1999-2017 update> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.

The encyclopedia of careers and vocational guidance.

December 18, 2017
Chicago : J.G. Ferguson Publishing Co.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

The actor's life : a survival guide

December 18, 2017
Fischer, Jenna, 1974- author.
©2017
xvi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting started -- Headshots, getting in the union, and building your resume -- How to find, get, and keep an agent or manager -- Auditioning, rejection, and how to persevere -- You got a job! how things work on a television or film set -- The journey -- Actor interviews: sharing the brushstrokes.
"Jenna Fischer moved to Hollywood at age 22 with a theater degree in hand, ready to work hard. But it would be eight long years of struggle, rejection, and doubt before she landed her iconic role on The Office. If only she'd had someone to show her the way--an established actor who could manage her expectations and reassure her in moments of despair... With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work. She provides helpful hints on how to take risks and not to fall for scams, as well as tricks to good auditioning and callbacks."--Back cover.

So you want to be a fashion designer : here's the info you need

November 22, 2017
McGinnes, Lisa author.
Ocala, Florida : Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
An overview of fashion design -- Paths to a fashuion design career -- Developing you fashion focus -- Designing your line -- Sample garments -- Selling your designs -- Manufacturing -- Marketing -- Publicity -- Starting a business -- Customer service -- Get your design on now!
"Becoming a fashion designer is the dream of many young people. As of 2014, there is even an award for this young talent called the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. If you aren't living in the heart of New York City or Tokyo, how do you go about beginning your dream of starting a fashion design career? This book is the definitive source for the young adult audience. Teeming with interviews from successful designers as well as captivating images of example designs, this book has everything the young audience needs. You will learn how to pursue education, how to determine your specialty, pattern-making, bookkeeping, and everything in-between all explained simply. The young adult audience will come away from this book with not only all the up-to-date information on fashion design, but also a keen sense of how to create a business plan as well as how to advertise online. If you want to know everything there is to know about how to be a fashion designer (before you make the mistakes this book teaches you how to fix), then this is the perfect read for you"--Amazon.com.

Cool careers without college for people who love writing and blogging

October 26, 2017
Roza, Greg, author.
New York : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2018.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
All wordsmiths, both technically savvy and not, will find a foothold in this inclusive writing careers guide. Every chapter provides a specific career path and all of the information a job seeker would need to pursue it, including websites, organizations, additional reading materials, and first-person accounts from working writing professionals. And every included career path can be pursued without college, giving students of all types access to an interesting and satisfying career without the worry of paying off college loans.

Hiding in the bathroom : an introvert's roadmap to getting out there (when you'd rather stay home)

October 20, 2017
Aarons-Mele, Morra, author.
©2017
287 pages ; 24 cm
Are you an introvert? -- My life as an unhappy overachiever -- Lean in less -- The gift of anxiety -- Loving your inner hermit -- Vision quest -- Setting boundaries -- Time is on your side -- Go niche -- The hermit entrepreneur -- The corporate hermit -- Sell like yourself! -- Claim your negotiation style -- Be a player from your home office -- Getting out there (when you have to).
Aarons-Mele offers practical tips to help readers build strong relationships and achieve their own definition of professional success. She includes exercises to help readers evaluate their own work/life fit and manage anxiety. By taking control and build your own version of success, you'll build a fantastic, prosperous career and a balanced, happy life-- on your own terms.

Dream differently : candid advice for America's students

September 21, 2017
Bertram, Vince M., author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2017]
174 pages ; 24 cm
To get the most out of your college education, you need to choose your classes wisely -- and increasingly, that means choosing STEM. Today's job seekers should have at least a basic understanding of trigonometry and other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 1.3 million job openings in math and computer-related fields by 2022. The purpose of this book is not to push you into a STEM career. It is simply to provide you with information and perspective, as well as a few questions that, if answered honestly, will help you plot out an educational and career pathway that will help you achieve your dreams.

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