New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

201 killer cover letters

April 17, 2014
Podesta, Sandra.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
xv, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"For anyone applying for a job, networking, requesting a reference, or writing a thank-you letter, this new edition of the go-to guide addresses new developments in technology and communication and how they affect the cover letter writing process"-- Provided by publisher.

Job searching with social media for dummies

March 3, 2014
Waldman, Joshua.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2013]
xiv, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Preparing for your job search -- Marketing yourself with a personal brand -- Crafting web résumés with LinkedIn, video, and more -- Using Twitter, Facebook, and other sites to find a position -- Executing your proactive social media job hunt strategies -- The part of tens.
A guide to using social media to find a job that explains the benefits of using sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for networking, offers tips on creating an effective online profile, discusses how to develop a personal online brand, and includes other helpful job search strategies.

Jump ship : ditch your dead-end job and turn your passion into a profession

November 27, 2013
Shipp, Josh.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2013]
viii, 227 pages ; 22 cm
"We've always been told "winners never quit," but TV personality and motivational speaker Josh Shipp knows it isn't true. Smart people quit the right things at the right time. But how do you know if you're in the wrong career? What is the right thing for you? And when's the best time to jump ship?Jump Ship is a step-by-step handbook that guides you through one of life's most difficult--and most important--transitions. Leaving behind an unsatisfying job and embarking upon a new career can open up a world of fulfillment, but it isn't easy. As a role model and mentor to tens of thousands of young professionals, Shipp has seen the impact that a new career can have on a person's life. In Jump Ship, he offers you the time-tested tools to get there. This book will help you discover your truest priorities and provide you the resources you need to succeed, drawing inspiration from the countless people whose lives he has improved.In the spirit of his moving television series, filled with powerful stories and practical guidance, this is a book designed to help you face down your fears--and take the plunge"-- Provided by publisher.

Power verbs for job seekers : hundreds of verbs and phrases to bring your résumés, cover letters, and job interviews to life

November 22, 2013
Faulkner, Michael Lawrence.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Financial Times/Prentice Hall ; London : Pearson Education [distributor], 2013.
vii, 277 p. ; 23 cm.

In search of the fun-forever job : career strategies that work

November 11, 2013
Chase, Ellis, author.
v, 176 pages ; 21 cm
Getting personal -- The 30,000-foot view : career transition -- Networking : not a four-letter word -- Managing your personal brand : the critical difference -- Would you please remove your blouse? : the five interview questions you should be able to answer -- Don't leave money on the table -- Ads and recruiters : hard to ignore, but-- -- Dealing with unexpected job loss -- Bridge jobs -- Creating your own job search style : a success story -- Do you ever get to burn bridges? : developing strategies for coping with the emotional roller coaster -- Just one more thing.

Finding work when there are no jobs : stop networking; tell your story; start thinking differently

November 8, 2013
Wright, Roger (Career coach)
Chicago, IL : Think Different Press, c2013.
207 p. ; 23 cm.
What if everyone found productive work that wakes them every morning with anticipation for what the day holds? Roger Wright will help you find yours. Whether you're a job seeker or an employer, this book will show you how to think differently about how people actually find work.

Second-act careers : 50+ ways to profit from your passions during semi-retirement

October 22, 2013
Collamer, Nancy, 1957-
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2013.
viii, 263 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Build income from your expertise -- Create an information empire -- Start a small service business -- Pursue a business-in-a-box opportunity -- Trade your time for a paycheck -- Make a living while making a difference -- Get paid to travel -- Ten reinvention lessons learned -- Envision the life you want -- Look to the past for clues to your future -- Ask, analyze, and assess -- Research the world of possibilities -- Try it out!
A guide for retirees desiring to earn extra income offers advice on turning interests and expertise into over fifty ways to make money, covering both traditional options and Internet-based opportunities.

100 conversations for career success : learn to network, cold call, and tweet your way to your dream job

October 22, 2013
Labovich, Laura M.
New York : LearningExpress, c2012.
xxv, 214 p. ; 23 cm.

Get the job : optimize your resume for the online job search

October 18, 2013
Paterson, Pamela.
Toronto : Writer Types, c2013.
viii, 140 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
About this book -- Learn the system -- Create layout and design -- Boost your content (good secrets to know) -- Tailor your resume to beat online job systems -- Keep your resume on top (ahead of the pack) -- Test and release -- A final word.
Provides techniques to transform a resume into an effective marketing tool that can outpace the competition in online job systems and spike the interest of hiring managers. -- P. [4] of cover.

Job interview questions & answers : your guide to winning in job interviews

October 18, 2013
Cassidy, Liz (Liz A.)
Brisbane, Qld. : Third Sigma International, c2013.
98 p. ; 21 cm.
Congratulations -- Know your interviewer -- Types of interviews -- Developing your interview skills -- Marketing "you!" -- Your ideal job -- Social media and job interviews -- Types of questions -- Traps and pitfalls -- Sample questions to ask at the interview -- Closing -- Follow up.

Knock 'em dead.

October 15, 2013
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" ; <2006-2013> "Ultimate job seeker's guide" (varies slightly).
Imprint varies: 1991- Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; <1999-2014> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.

Programming interviews exposed : secrets to landing your next job

October 15, 2013
Mongan, John, 1976-
Indianapolis, IN : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
xxxi, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Before the search -- The job application process -- Approaches to programming problems -- Linked lists -- Trees and graphs -- Arrays and strings -- Recursion -- Sorting -- Concurrency -- Object-oriented programming -- Design patterns -- Databases -- Graphics and bit manipulation -- Counting, measuring, and ordering puzzles -- Graphical and spatial puzzles -- Knowledge-based questions -- Nontechnical questions.
Landing a great programming job isn't a matter of luck; it's a matter of being prepared for the unique challenges of the technical job search. Programming interviews require a different set of skills than day-to-day programming, so even expert programmers often struggle if they don't know what to expect. This thoroughly revised and expanded third editions teachers you the skills you need to apply your programming expertise to the types of problems most frequently encountered in interviews at top tech companies today. Step-by-step solutions to an extensive set of sample interview questions simulate the interview experience to hone the skills you've learned. After you've worked through this book, you'll approach your interviews with confidence, knowing you can solve any problem that stands between you and the job you really want.

Stop peeing on your shoes : avoiding the 7 mistakes that screw up your job search

October 4, 2013
Bauke, Julie.
[S.l. : Julie Bauke], c2009.
102 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Jumping into the fire (without your fireproof undies -- Forgetting that it's all about you (or at least, it starts there) -- Not managing between your ears -- Falling into the big black hole (the internet, recruiters, and bad follow-up) -- Spending too much time at networking events (but not really networking) -- Casting your net too widely (the importance of a target list and a networking strategy) -- Overlooking the 'gimme' questions (...and other interviewing uh-ohs).

How to write better résumés and cover letters.

October 3, 2013
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series,
v. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2003- <2013> by Pat Criscito, CPRW.

Promote yourself : the new rules for career success

October 3, 2013
Schawbel, Dan.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
xv, 250 pages ; 25 cm
The future is you -- Hard skills : be more than your job description -- Soft skills : make every impression count -- Online skills: using the web to build your personal brand -- Gain visibility without being known as a self-promotional jerk -- What managers look for when they decide whom to promote -- Develop cross-generational relationships -- Build your network at work and beyond -- Turn your passion into a new position -- Start your own business while on the job -- Moving up, moving sideways or moving on?

Job search letters for dummies

October 2, 2013
Kennedy, Joyce Lain.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], c2013.
xii, 340 p. ; 23 cm.
Pt. 1. New tools for new times -- pt. 2. Essential job search letters -- pt. 3. Creative fresh messages -- pt. 4. Best writing elements -- pt. 5. The part of tens.
Kennedy delivers the know-how you need right now to land good jobs and thrive. From networking on social media to the etiquette of after-interview follow-up, she has tips that will help you identify and sell your marketable skills.

Knock 'em dead : secrets & strategies for first-time job seekers

September 30, 2013
Yate, Martin John.
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2013.
256 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Wake up, stand up, lively up your life -- We are all professional schizophrenics -- The entry-level resume -- How to build networks for today and tomorrow -- Successful job-search strategies -- How to execute a network-integrated job search -- Prepare to turn your job interviews into job offers -- Meet your interviewers -- Knock'em dead at the interview -- Out of sight can mean out of mind -- Job offer negotiations -- Starting on the right foot -- Climbing the ladder of success -- Changing jobs, changing careers -- Lifetime career-management strategies.
It's tough landing your first job out of school and starting that climb up the ladder of success in such an uncertain world. Here are the tips and strategies you need to make sense of the world of work, and weave your dreams into long-term success.

Forget a mentor, find a sponsor : the new way to fast-track your career

September 9, 2013
Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, 1946-
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2013]
xiii, 228 pages ; 21 cm
Why sponsorship? -- How sponsorship works -- Embrace your dream and do a diagnostic -- Scan the horizon for potential sponsors -- Distribute your risk -- Understand that it's not all about you -- Come through on two obvious fronts -- Develop and deploy your currency -- Lean in and lead with a yes -- Sex -- Distrust -- Executive presence -- Epilogue : castles.

Coach yourself to a new career : 7 steps to reinventing your professional life

August 21, 2013
Miedaner, Talane.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010.
ix, 228 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Step 1: perfect the present -- Step 2: identify your personal requirements -- Step 3: design your ideal life -- Step 4: identify your natural talents and abilities -- Step 5: identify your passions and values -- Step 6: putting it all together : create your career profile and life plan -- Step 7: managing the transition smoothly.

Knock 'em dead job interview : how to turn job interviews into job offers

August 12, 2013
Yate, Martin John.
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2013.
256 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
The five secrets behind every hiring decision -- The foundations of career success -- Understand what you're selling and what your customers are buying -- How to ace the telephone interview -- Dress for job interview success -- Body language -- The curtain rises on the job interview -- Why interviewers do the things they do -- How to knock 'em dead : great answers to tough interview questions -- Questions of manageability and teamwork -- How to handle stress and illegal questions -- Welcome to the real world -- Strange venues for job interviews -- The graceful exit -- How to ace the psychological tests -- Out of sight can mean out of mind -- Negotiating the job offer.
Presents a set of rules and guidelines for effective job interviewing, providing the thought behind three hundred common interview questions and answers and including tips on stressful situations and strange interview venues.

This is how to get your next job : an inside look at what employers really want

August 1, 2013
Kay, Andrea, 1954-
New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2013]
ix, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
You are what you seem -- Tell and show -- 15 things you should never do -- 15 things you should never talk about or say -- 10 things you should never wear -- 15 things you should never do once you get a job or in your career-ever.
Offers advice on how job hunters should present themselves to potential employers.

Land your dream career : eleven steps to take in college

July 31, 2013
Terhune, Tori Randolph.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2013].
vii, 217 page ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Start now -- Design, build, and protect your brand -- Immerse yourself inside and outside the classroom -- Employ the magic of 75/25 -- Master every conversation -- Innovate to stand out -- Allow for wiggle room and celebration -- Network, network, network -- Use new media and online tools -- Become an expert -- Put it all together.
Obtaining a college degree does not automatically result in a job, let alone a dream career. The authors show readers what they can do in college to successfully pave the way for future employment, and provide easy-to-follow strategies for effectively using time on campus to start building a career.

Build your dreams : how to make a living doing what you love

July 15, 2013
Irvin, Alexis.
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, c2013.
200 p. : ill ; 23 cm.

The complete guide to getting a job for people with Asperger's syndrome : find the right career and get hired

May 14, 2013
Bissonnette, Barbara A.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2013.
199 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Why is it so much work to get a job?. Roadmap to employment, chapter by chapter ; Common barriers to employment ; How to use this book -- Finding the right job or career. Matching interests to occupations ; Identify your talents and skills ; The ideal work environment and important job criteria ; Understanding personal limitations helps you make better career decisions ; Performing a SWOT analysis ; Self-employment -- Researching occupations. Getting started with preliminary research ; More sources of preliminary research ; Steps for conducting preliminary research ; Advanced career research -- Personal presentation. You are communicating nonverbally throughout the job search ; Resume and cover letter ; Personal appearance ; Speech ; Facial expression ; Body language ; Actions and behaviors -- Marketing yourself to employers. Understanding the employer's perspective ; Is it lying or marketing? ; Your resume is a marketing tool ; How to write an effective resume ; Demonstrate your qualifications ; The basic resume format ; Big resume mistakes to avoid ; Decoding the language of job openings ; How to write a convincing cover letter ; Quick tips for resume writing -- Developing an effective job search plan. A review of job search strategies ; What networking is and why you shouldn't fear it ; Three job networking strategies for the not so socially savvy ; How to create a job search plan -- Interviewing. Knowing what to say ; Navigating the interview ; Preparing answers to interview questions ; Common interview questions and what they mean ; Answering behavioral interview questions ; Questions to ask the interviewer ; How to research a company ; Concluding the interview ; Salary negotiation ; Finding and managing references ; If you don't get the job -- Disclosure and accommodations. Anti-discrimination laws ; How to disclose in a solution-focused way ; Dos and don'ts of disclosing -- Creating and sustaining momentum. Getting and staying motivated ; A body in motion ; Build your confidence ; Setting and attaining goals ; From SMART goal to action plan ; Managing anxiety ; More anxiety management strategies --Concluding thoughts.

The bliss list : discover what truly makes you happy--then land your dream job

May 13, 2013
Hansen, J. P.
xxii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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