New Arrivals · Careers & Job Opportunities

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

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.

Pivot : the only move that matters is your next one

September 13, 2016
Blake, Jenny, author.
©2016
xvi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Pivot is the new normal -- High net growth -- Stage One: Plant -- Plant overview -- Chapter 1: Calibrate your compass -- Chapter 2: Put a pin in it -- Chapter 3: Fuel your engine -- Chapter 4: Fund your runway -- Stage Two: Scan -- Scan overview -- Chapter 5: Bolster your bench -- Chapter 6: Bridge the gaps -- Chapter 7: Make yourself discoverable -- Stage Three: Pilot -- Pilot overview -- Chapter 8: Get scrappy -- Chapter 9: Pause, review, repeat -- Stage Four: Launch -- Launch overview -- Chapter 10: Build first, courage second -- Chapter 11: Flip failure -- Stage Five: Lead -- Lead overview -- Chapter 12: Are you listening? -- Conclusion: Celebrate complexity.
"Jenny Blake, bestselling author of Life After College and former career development program manager at Google, shows how to move into your next career phase by leveraging what you already do well"-- Provided by publisher.

Health careers in sports

August 19, 2016
Burgan, Michael, author.
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Getting started -- Hard at work -- Realities of the workplace -- The nitty-gritty.
Provides an introduction to health careers for people who enjoy sports, discussing the nature of the work, educational or training requirements, getting started, salary, and sources of more information.

What color is your parachute?

August 18, 2016
Bolles, Richard Nelson.
Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press.
v. ; 23 cm.
"A practical manual for job-hunters & career changers."

Starting your career as an interior designer

August 11, 2016
Hale, Robert K., author.
©2016
xvii, 233 pages ; 23 cm.
"Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer contains all the necessary tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design business in the competitive world of interior design. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience, this book includes case studies, and personal anecdotes that help teach you how to: Choose a design field ; Obtain and keep clients; Garner referrals; Market and position your business; Bid competitively on projects; Manage sales; Organize a budget; Manage start-up costs and cash flow; Promote your business; Branch out into product and architectural design; Design within a retail environment; Set pricing guidelines; Sell to your target demographic; Set up your office. Readers will find a history of the business side of interior design as well as various career tracks available to todays budding entrepreneur. This updated second edition also examines the current state of the interior design industry, and what's in store for the future of firms. Any early career interior designer or student looking for practical advice on the ins and outs of running a design firm will need this one-stop guide." -- ONIX annotation.

Starting your career as an illustrator

August 8, 2016
Fleishman, Michael, 1951-
New York : Allworth Press, [2016].
xiii, 490 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Illustration that works : professional techniques for artistic and commercial success

July 29, 2016
Houston, Greg, 1966- author.
©2016
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

101 job interview questions you'll never fear again

July 25, 2016
Reed, James, 1963- author.
©2014
xiv, 269 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain as Why you? by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Verso of title page.
"A Plume book."
All in the mind -- Classic interview questions: the "fateful 15" -- Career goal questions -- Character questions -- Competency questions -- Curveball and creativity questions -- Parting shots.
"Learn the secrets to excelling at job interviews, directly from top interviewers and recruiters. You can't prepare an answer for every interview question. So, of the thousands of questions a potential employer might ask, which ones will they ask? And what should you say? After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and thousands of interviewees, finally here's the book that will give you the answer."--Amazon.com.

Breaking through bias : communication techniques for women to succeed at work

July 25, 2016
Kramer, Andrea S., author.
Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion, Inc., [2016]
xxx, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Understanding gender stereotypes -- The elephant in the room -- The apple in the room -- Part II. Conversations with yourself -- Managing the impressions you make -- Your attitudes matter -- Part III. Conversations with others -- Nonverbal behavior -- Spoken and written behavior -- Part IV. Communicating in difficult situations -- Difficult and tricky interactions -- Meetings -- Advocating for yourself -- Work and the rest of your life.
More than fifty years after the beginning of the Women's Movement and forty years after passage of Title IX, women are still not "making it" in traditionally male careers. Women start their careers on parity with men but generally end them far earlier, having achieved less status, lower compensation, and less satisfaction than men. Breaking Through Bias explains that it is the stereotypes about women, men, work, leadership, and family that hold women back, and it presents an integrated set of communication techniques that women can use to avoid the discriminatory consequences of these stereotypes. Women define career success in a wide variety of ways. But whatever a woman's personal definition, if she is in a traditionally male-dominated career--virtually all high status, highly compensated fields--her career is at risk because of pervasive gender stereotypes. This highly practical book makes clear that women don't need to change who they are to succeed in their chosen careers, and they certainly don't need to act more like men. Women do, however, need to be attuned to the negative gender stereotypes that surround them; they need to anticipate the biases these stereotypes foster, and they need to manage the impressions they make to avoid or overcome these biases. Based on the authors' personal experiences as business leaders and practicing attorneys, involvement in compensation and hiring decisions, extensive mentoring activities, and numerous scientific and academic studies, Breaking Through Bias presents unique, practical, and effective advice about how women can at last break through gender bias in the workplace and win at the career advancement game.

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