New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

April 11, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice

April 10, 2017
McCann, Colum, 1965- author.
©2017
xix, 166 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Introduction: The unsayable ecstasies -- Letter to a young writer -- There are no rules -- Your first line -- Don't write what you know -- The terror of the white page -- No ideas without music -- A hero of consciousness -- Out from the dust : creating characters -- Shaping the truth -- Carry a notebook -- Be a camera -- Fuhgheddaboudit : writing dialogue -- Read aloud -- Who what where when how and why -- Seeking structure -- What matters : language and plot -- Punctuation : it's not just a throwaway thing (comma) -- Research : Google isn't deep enough -- No rust on your sentences please -- The habit of hoping -- There are no literary Olympics -- How old is the young writer? -- Don't be a dick -- Then again, don't be too nice -- Fail, fail, fail -- Read, read, read -- Rejoyce -- Writing is entertainment -- Take a break -- Who's your ideal reader? -- How to get an agent -- What if I don't get an agent? -- Finding the right editor -- Bringing (your own) fresh eyes to your stories -- Throw it all away -- Allow the reader's intelligence -- Success -- If you're done, you've only just begun -- Blurbs (or the art of literary porn) -- A secret hearing -- Where should I write? -- To MFA or not to MFA? -- Should I read while I'm writing? -- Smash that mirror -- The dark dogs of the mind -- Write yourself a credo -- The bus theory -- Why tell stories -- Embrace the critics -- Be exhausted when you finish -- Your last line -- Letter to a young writer, redux.
"A lesson in how to be a writer---and so much more than that. Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear. A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them. These fifty-two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art."--Jacket.

Boss bitch : a simple 12-step plan to take charge of your career

March 28, 2017
Lapin, Nicole, author.
New York : Crown Business, 2017.
382 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"You don't need dozens or hundreds of employees to be a boss, says financial expert and serial entrepreneur Nicole Lapin. Hell, you don't even need one. You just need to find your inner Boss Bitch -- your most confident, savvy, ambitious self -- and own it. A Boss Bitch is the she-ro of her own story. She is someone who takes charge of her future and embraces being a "boss" in all aspects of the word: whether as the boss of her own life, family and career, the literal boss at work, or, as the boss of her own company. Whichever she chooses (or all three), a Boss Bitch is someone who gets out there and makes her success happen -- and so can you."--Provided by publisher.

Careers in aviation and aerospace

March 16, 2017
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2017]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Aerospace engineer -- Aerospace engineering and operations technicians -- Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanic -- Commercial pilot -- Air traffic controller -- Meteorologist -- Planetary scientist -- Astronaut.

How to make it in the new music business : practical tips on building a loyal following and making a living as a musician

March 10, 2017
Herstand, Ari, author.
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2017]
xviii, 457 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why music? -- The new industry -- Recording -- The release -- Building a fanbase one fan at a time -- Playing live -- Booking and promotion -- Touring -- How to make real money playing colleges -- Sponsorships and investments -- How to master the Internet -- The new Asking Economy : the difference between asking and begging -- How to get all the royalties you never knew existed (and other business things you need to know) -- How to get music placed in film and television -- Bump everyone else off the cover -- Outro.
"In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic, "DIY" business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them. Giving today's aspiring musicians the practical tools they need to build and maintain a lifelong career, How to Make It in the New Music Business becomes not only a brilliantly compiled tutorial on how to accomplish specific tasks--routing a tour, negotiating contracts, getting paid for Spotify and Pandora plays, or even licensing music to commercials, film, and television--but also a manifesto that encourages musicians to pave their own path. Written in clear, easy-to-follow chapters, Ari Herstand's necessary and definitive handbook promises to redefine what it means to "make it" in the brave new world of professional music,"--WW Norton.

Boomer reinvention : how to create your dream career over 50

February 28, 2017
Tarnoff, John, author.
©2017
xv, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: Is this book for you? -- Part 1. Reinvention for a new era. Waking up to a new reality -- Embracing your second act -- Part 2. Profiles in reinvention. John Pugliano: The next career was always there -- Judy Contreras: Trust your instincts, Do your homework -- David Beadle: If the vision is right, the obstacles don't matter -- Marilyn Friedman: Finding renewal in surprising places -- Julie Murphy: Finally daring to ditch the corporate career -- Dan Goetz: Discovering the inner entrepreneur -- Valerie Ramsey: Staying positive no matter what -- Part 3. Reinvention a practical methodology. Reframing: everything is possible -- Listening: Information is power -- Accepting: Time to let go -- Expressing: Centering, deepening, and discovering -- Connecting: The proof is in the people -- Epilogue: Reinvention your way.
"A personal development approach to discovering, nurturing and defining the new second-act career that's already inside you. The book's 5-step methodology contains 23 practical and accessible strategies to turn your new job or new business idea into a reality."--Back cover.

Renew yourself : a six-step plan for more meaningful work

February 14, 2017
Hakala-Ausperk, Catherine, author.
©2017
xx, 129 pages ; 23 cm
Preface. Why did I write this book? ; Why are you reading it? -- Introduction. How does this book work? -- 5W1H -- Who are you? -- What do you want to do? -- When is the time right? -- Where should you be? -- Why bother? -- How do you do it? -- My renewal plan.
You're filled with passion, skills, experience-- but you're lacking something. You need a significant change. Hakala-Ausperk shows how to renew yourself and your future by thinking about what you love the most, and going for it. Her six-step plan poses the questions that will help you find the meaning you're searching for. Once our path is clear, we can achieve.

Teen guide to jobs and taxes

February 8, 2017
Currie, Stephen, 1960- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2017]
64 pages ; 24 cm.
Types of jobs -- Finding a job -- Job responsibilities -- Income and benefits -- Taxes.
Presents information and advice for teens about career information, covering job responsibilities, income and benefits, and taxes.

Scratch : writers, money, and the art of making a living

January 26, 2017
©2017
xv, 287 pages ; 22 cm
EARLY DAYS -- Owning this / Julia Fierro -- With compliments / Nina MacLaughlin -- Faith, hope, and credit / Cheryl Strayed in conversation with Manjula Martin -- On staying hungry / Rachael Maddux -- Portrait of the artist as a debut novelist / Porochista Khakpour -- The mercenary muse / Colin Dickey -- Running the widget factory / Susan Orlean in conversation with Manjula Martin -- The wizard / Alexander Chee -- You are the second person / Kiese Laymon -- Five years in the wilderness / Cari Luna -- Freedom / Richard Rodriguez in conversation with Caille Millner -- Word hard, read dead / Yiyun Li in conversation with Manjula Martin -- Write to suffer, publish to starve / J. Robert Lennon -- THE DAILY GRIND -- The best work in literature / Manjula Martin -- The insider / Kate McKean -- Against "vs." / Leslie Jamison -- Love for sale / Harmony Holiday -- Unlikeable / Emily Gould -- Sad birth lady (tm) / Meaghan O'Connell -- Ghost stories / Sari Botton -- Economies 101 / Susie Cagle -- Security / Roxane Gay in conversation with Manjula Martin -- Monetization / Choire Sicha -- Not a complaint / Nell Boeschenstein -- The jump / Sarah Smarsh -- SOMEDAY -- Selling out / Austin Kleon in conversation with Manjula Martin -- A sort of fairy tale / Malinda Lo -- Growing up / Nick Hornby in conversation with Manjula Martin -- FAQ: how to buy a home / Mallory Ortberg -- Diversity is not enough: race, power, publishing / Daniel José Older -- Worth / Jennifer Weiner -- Like a fish in a tweed suit / Jonathan Franzen in conversation with Manjula Martin -- The if of it: lunatic independence in nine easy steps / Laura Goode.
"A collection of essays from today's most acclaimed authors--from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen--on the realities of making a living in the writing world."-- Provided by publisher.

Resumes that knock 'em dead.

January 10, 2017
Boston, Mass. : Bob Adams,
v. ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1995, Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; 1998-<2016> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.
Editor: 1988-<2016> Martin Yate.

The potter's studio handbook : a start-to-finish guide to hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics

January 5, 2017
Müller, Kristin, author.
©2007
192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Studio requirements, and properties of clay. Your studio ; Tools and equipment ; Clay ; Preliminary clay techniques ; Hand building ; Throwing on the potter's wheel ; Decorative and finishing techniques ; Ceramic kilns and firing work ; How to fire in an electric kiln -- A step-by-step guide to hand-building, and pottery wheel projects. Hand-building projects ; Beginning wheel projects ; Intermediate wheel projects.
The Potter's Studio Handbook will guide you through the process of designing and equipping your own ceramic studio, teaching you techniques that will have you generating clay projects in no time. Once the techniques are mastered, this guide will remain an invaluable resource to all clay artists, one that will stay in the studio for years to come.

Crafter's market.

December 20, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, 2015-
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
"How to sell your crafts and make a living" (varies).

Knock 'em dead cover letters.

November 30, 2016
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media,
v. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 2008-<2016> by Martin Yate.
"Great letter techniques and samples for every step of your job search" (varies).

Feminist fight club : an office survival manual (for a sexist workplace)

November 22, 2016
Bennett, Jessica, 1981- author.
©2016
xxxiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Rules of the Feminist Fight Club -- Prepare for battle -- The FFC Womanifesto -- Know the enemy -- Know thyself -- Booby traps -- Get your speak on -- F you, pay me -- WWJD : what would Josh do? -- Join the Feminist Fight Club -- Rebel girls : FFCs through history -- A space for battle notes.
"Part manual, part womanifesto, Feminist Fight Club is a hilarious yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work, providing real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women"-- Provided by publisher.

Knock 'em dead.

November 16, 2016
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> "Ultimate job seeker's guide" (varies slightly).
Imprint varies: 1991- Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; <1999-2017> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.

Career paths in psychology : where your degree can take you

November 16, 2016
©2017
xii, 522 pages ; 25 cm
I. Academia -- Psychologists in university department of psychology of psychological science -- Psychologists in college departments of psychology or psychological science -- Psychologists in schools of education -- Psychologists in schools of business -- Psychologists in medical schools -- Psychologists in law schools -- Psychologists in schools of public policy -- II. Clinical and counseling psychology -- Clinical psychologists in independent practice -- Psychologists specializing in child and adolescent clinical psychology -- Geropsychologists : psychologists specializing in aging -- Clinical neuropsychologists -- Counseling psychologists -- Psychologists specializing in psychopharmacology -- Psychologists specializing in rehabilitation psychology -- III. Specialized settings -- Psychologists working in independently funded research centers and institutes -- Forensic psychologists -- Sports psychologists -- Media psychologists -- Consulting and organizational psychologists -- Psychologists in management -- Consumer psychologists -- Psychologists in the publishing world -- Psychologists writing textbooks -- Military psychologists -- Police and public safety psychologists -- Psychologists giving grants through nonprofits -- Psychologists giving grants through government organizations -- Psychologists in educational testing and measurement organizations -- School psychologists -- Psychologists pursuing scientific research in government service.

101 smart questions to ask on your interview

November 1, 2016
Fry, Ronald W., author.
Wayne, NJ : Career Press, [2016]
192 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: how to be a great prospect -- The strategy of asking smart questions -- Questions to ask yourself -- Questions to ask during your research -- Questions to ask "pre-interviewers" -- Questions to ask your new boss -- Questions to close the sale -- Questions to get the best deal -- Questions that get real -- All the smart questions to ask.

The art of work : a proven path to discovering what you were meant to do

October 24, 2016
Goins, Jeff.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xxvii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: The cancer that couldn't stop a triathlete -- Preparation. Listening to your life: the call to something old, not new ; Accidental apprenticeships: the teacher appears when the student least expects ; Painful practice: when trying isn't good enough -- Action. Building bridges: the leap that wasn't a leap ; Pivot points: why failure is your friend ; The portfolio life: a new kind of mastery -- Completion. Your magnus opus: what legacy looks like -- Conclusion: The work is never done.
The search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try. Goins explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose.

Wait, how do I write this email? : game-changing templates for networking and the job search

October 17, 2016
Rubin, Danny, author
©2015
xv, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Resume psychology© : resume hacks & traps revealed beat the machine. Be seen. Get hired!

October 17, 2016
Spencer, Dirk.
[Lavergne, Tennessee] : ICGtesting, ©2016.
159 pages ; 23 cm.

From resume to work : how to get your resume to help you find a job faster than it has ever done before

October 17, 2016
Gill, C. Edwin.
[Place of publication not identified] : [C. Edwin Gill], [2015]
vii, 115 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Resumes that get rejected -- You must be present -- Cover every point -- Checklists before getting started -- Resources -- Next steps.

Cracking the coding interview : 189 programming questions and solutions

October 17, 2016
McDowell, Gayle Laakmann, 1982- author.
©2015
x, 696 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
I. The interview process. Why? ; How questions are selected ; It's all relative ; Frequently asked questions -- II. Behind the scenes. The Microsoft interview ; The Amazon interview ; The Google interview ; The Apple interview ; The Facebook interview ; The Palantir interview -- III. Special situations. Experienced candidates ; Testers and SDETs ; Product (and program) management ; Dev lead and managers ; Startups ; Acquisitions and acquihires ; For interviewers -- IV. Before the interview. Getting the right experience ; Writing a great resume ; Preparation map -- V. Behavioral questions. Interview preparation grid ; Know your technical projects ; Responding to behavioral questions ; So, tell me about yourself -- VI. Big O. An analogy ; Time complexity ; Space complexity ; Drop the constraints ; Drop the non-dominant terms ; Multi-part algorithms : add vs. multiply ; Amortized time ; Log N runtimes ; Recursive runtimes ; Examples and exercises -- VII. Technical questions. How to prepare ; What you need to know ; Walking through a problem ; Optimize & Solve Technique # 1 : Look for BUD ; Optimize & Solve Technique #2 : DIY (Do it yourself) ; Optimize & Solve Technique #3 : Simplify and generalize ; Optimize & Solve Technique #4 : Base case and build ; Optimize & Solve Technique #5 : Data structure brainstorm ; Best conceivable runtime (BCR) ; Handling incorrect answers ; When you've heard a question before ; The 'perfect' language for interviews ; What good coding looks like ; Don't give up! -- VIII. The offer and beyond. Handling offers and rejection ; Evaluating the offer ; Negotiation ; On the job -- IX. Interview questions. Data structures: Arrays and strings ; Linked lists ; Stacks and queues ; Trees and graphs ; Concepts and algorithms. Bit manipulation ; Math and logic puzzles ; Object-oriented design ; Recursion and dynamic programming ; System design and scalability ; Sorting and searching ; Testing ; Knowledge based. C and C++ ; Java ; Databases ; Threads and locks ; Additional review problems: Moderate ; Hard -- X. Solutions. Data structures ; Concepts and algorithms ; Knowledge based ; Additional review problems -- XI. Advanced topics. Useful math ; Topological sort ; Dijkstra's algorithm ; Hash table collision resolution ; Rabin-Karp substring search ; AVL trees ; Red-black trees ; MapReduce ; Additional studying -- XII. Code library. HashMapList <T, E> ; TreeNode (Binary search tree) ; LinkedListNode (Linked list) ; Trie & TrieNode -- XIII. Hints. Hints for data structures ; Hints for concepts and algorithms ; Hints for knowledge-based questions ; Hints for assorted review problems -- XIV. About the author.
Now in the 6th edition, the book gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to ace your interview. The book includes 189 programming interview questions and answers, as well as other advice.

Resumes that stand out! : tips for college students and recent grads for writing a superior ŕesumé and securing an interview

October 17, 2016
Cano, L. Xavier.
[Bloomington, IN] : Xlibris, ©2014.
182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
What is a resume? -- The heading -- Career objective -- Education -- Work experience -- Technical and nontechnical skills -- Awards, achievements, and honors -- Extracurricular activities and leadership roles -- Languages spoken -- Optional section : community service -- Optional section : international travel -- Optional section : special projects -- Optional section : hobbies and interests -- The resume's general appearance -- Examples of complete resumes -- Tips for writing a cover letter -- Tips for making the most out of a career fair.
"Numerous examples of winning resumes to set you apart from the competition; simple-to-read instructions and proven frameworks--like a personal consultation; bonus chapters on writing influential cover letters and mastering a career fair so you can start interviewing"--Cover.

This is who we hire : how to get a job, succeed in it, and get promoted : the definitive career guide from decision makers in the selection process

October 14, 2016
Groenendyk, Alex, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2016]
395 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
"This 'two in one' book provides a continuous process called the job cycle that ensures you not only land the job of your dreams but succeed in it. You can revisit and repeat this process to secure your first career job and every promotion thereafter. It covers the promotion strategies and leadership skills that will take you all the way to the top."--Publisher's description.

Career grease : how to get unstuck and pivot your career

October 13, 2016
Cardy, Alison, author.
[United States] : CreateSpace, 2016.
229 pages ; 22 cm.
Are you dissatisfied with your career? Having trouble seeing a better path? No matter how stuck you feel, it's possible to get into the driver's seat of your life at any moment and steer your career in an improved direction. Career coach Alison Cardy illustrates the step-by-step process she has successfully used to guide clients working in every industry imaginable through career changes. She shares engaging case studies, do-it-yourself exercises, and encouraging guidance to get you started on the right path for you (because no two journeys are alike). Cardy also flags common pitfalls and misleading career myths to help you keep your direction clear and your momentum intact.

Designing your life : how to build a well-lived, joyful life

September 28, 2016
Burnett, William (Consulting professor of design), author.
©2016
xxxi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A Borzoi book.
Introduction: life by design -- Start where you are -- Building a compass -- Wayfinding -- Getting unstuck -- Design your lives -- Prototyping -- How not to get a job -- Designing your dream job -- Choosing happiness -- Failure immunity -- Building a team -- Conclusion: a well designed life.
Burnett and Evans believe that in order to change, people need a process-- a design process-- to help them figure out what they want and how to create it. Rather than dreaming up a lot of fun fantasies that have no relationship to the real world-- or the real you-- they show us how to build a future brick by brick, how to approach our own life design challenges with curiosity and creativity. They give us the tools and show us certain simple "mind-sets," and how to use them to practice life design in your life.

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