The Job Search Navigator

An Expert's Guide to Getting Hired, Surviving Layoffs, and Building Your Career

Author: Matt Durfee

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572847689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 8047

The Job Search Navigator is a comprehensive guide to finding a new job in today's evolving career marketplace. Author Matt Durfee writes from the perspective of someone who has both recruited for some of America's biggest companies and navigated his way through nine of his own job losses. The book combines practical real-world perspectives with the technical knowledge job seekers need in order to excel at every aspect of their searches. Drawing on the knowledge Durfee accumulated through his own experiences, searches, and big-brand corporate hiring responsibilities, The Job Search Navigator abandons the "clinical approach" of many other career-advice books. Instead, Durfee gives easy-to-follow strategies and, perhaps more importantly, recounts in illuminating detail the kinds of mistakes that led him to develop these strategies. Despite recent reports of soaring corporate profits and gross domestic product growth, the effects of the Great Recession are still very real to the nearly 20 million Americans who are either jobless or underemployed. In these uncertain times, The Job Search Navigator is a reliable guide to every step of the 21st-century job hunt, whether readers are laid off, wanting to change careers after surviving cutbacks, or seeking a better full-time gig in a stagnant marketplace.

Take this job and love it

how to turn the job you have into the job you want

Author: Diane Tracy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760759110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 169

View: 2270


Keeping Your Head After Losing Your Job

How to Survive Unemployment

Author: Robert Leahy

Publisher: Behler Publications, LLC

ISBN: 1933016620

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

View: 2127

A self-help book to help the unemployed and their families cope more effectively during a time when they feel helpless.

Unlock the Hidden Job Market

6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough

Author: Duncan Mathison,Martha I. Finney

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780137054183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2258

More than 70% of today’s job opportunities come through the “hidden job market”: they’re never advertised, assigned to search firms or internal recruiters, or displayed at job fairs. What’s more, as employers cut recruiting costs, the proportion of “hidden” job opportunities is actually growing. And, since most jobseekers know practically nothing about it, those who do understand it have a powerful inside advantage. Now, two career experts reveal the hidden job market, and show how to use it to dramatically improve your chances of landing a job that fits your passions and skills perfectly. Duncan Mathison and best-selling author Martha Finney help you launch a custom, personal job search that avoids competing with thousands of desperate, laid-off job seekers. Learn how to: Use the hidden job market to leap-frog salary levels or even change professions Uncover hidden market opportunities, and your target employers’ unspoken needs and wants Tell your story in two minutes, and make people want to know more Get the interviews that count, and run them like a pro Network without sounding phony, lame or desperate Reframe experiences, passions, and hobbies as “transferrable skills” Build a strategic support team of advisors Identify a “dead-ended” job search, and get it restarted Negotiate compensation for “hidden” jobs.

How to Survive the Loss of a Love

Author: Harold H. Bloomfield,Melba Colgrove,Peter McWilliams

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9781417625079

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 759

Discusses the variety of reactions that people experience because of the loss of a love and provides numerous recommendations for coping with pain and achieving comfort

Skeletons on the Zahara

A True Story of Survival

Author: Dean King

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759509696

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 5934

A masterpiece of historical adventure, Skeletons on the Zahara chronicles the true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the perilous heart of the Sahara. The western Sahara is a baking hot and desolate place, home only to nomads and their camels, and to locusts, snails and thorny scrub--and its barren and ever-changing coastline has baffled sailors for centuries. In August 1815, the US brig Commerce was dashed against Cape Bojador and lost, although through bravery and quick thinking the ship's captain, James Riley, managed to lead all of his crew to safety. What followed was an extraordinary and desperate battle for survival in the face of human hostility, starvation, dehydration, death and despair. Captured, robbed and enslaved, the sailors were dragged and driven through the desert by their new owners, who neither spoke their language nor cared for their plight. Reduced to drinking urine, flayed by the sun, crippled by walking miles across burning stones and sand and losing over half of their body weights, the sailors struggled to hold onto both their humanity and their sanity. To reach safety, they would have to overcome not only the desert but also the greed and anger of those who would keep them in captivity. From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands, from the heart of the desert to the heart of man, Skeletons on the Zahara is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes and a gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.

Grief Works

Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving

Author: Julia Samuel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501181556

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 6054

An instant bestseller in the UK, Grief Works is a profoundly optimistic and compassionate handbook for anyone suffering a loss—from the expected death of a parent to the sudden death of a child or spouse—as well as a guide for those who want to help their grieving loved ones. Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. So many of us feel awkward and uncertain around death, and shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. Julia Samuel, a grief psychotherapist, has spent twenty-five years working with the bereaved and understanding the full repercussions of loss. In Grief Works Samuel shares case studies from those who have experienced great love and great loss—and survived. People need to understand that grief is a process that has to be worked through, and Samuel shows if we do the work, we can begin to heal. The stories here explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection, and reveals our innermost selves. Intimate, clear, warm, and helpful, Grief Works addresses the fear that surrounds death and grief and replaces it with confidence. Samuel is a caring and deeply experienced guide through the shadowy and mutable land of grief, and her book is as invaluable to those who are grieving as it is to those around them. She adroitly unpacks the psychological tangles of grief in a voice that is compassionate, grounded, real, and observant of those in mourning. Divided into case histories grouped by who has died—a partner, a parent, a sibling, a child, as well section dealing with terminal illness and suicide—Grief Works shows us how to live and learn from great loss.

Career Asset Management

Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead and Using Your Head to Maximize Your Career Value

Author: Michael Haubrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599325095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 3596

With more than 30 years as a financial planner, Michael Haubrich, CFP(r) shares how he has helped others view their career as a vital, thriving asset on par with other financial asset classes that deserves the same level of investment, attention and development. In this book you ll learn how others have extended the earning power of their career asset and achieved improved work+life fit and career satisfaction. This is a definitive read for financial planners, career coaches and counselors, and anyone who wants to develop, manage, and optimize their career asset."

Surviving Secrets

Author: Walker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335233082

Category: Psychology

Page: 211

View: 1610

This book presents a moving account of the vast number of men and women who have reached adulthood with the experience of child abuse haunting them. It overviews the experience and its implications, dealing with physical, sexual and psychological abuse. an essential part of the content is based on interviews with survivors of child abuse, voicing their views on the effects of the experience and the effectiveness of the help offered.

Women on Fire

20 Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle!)

Author: Debbie Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982047781

Category: Self-Help

Page: 215

View: 9977

In this inspiring and illuminating collection, 20 accomplished women share the stories of their most hard-won battles. They have lived through adversity and come out on the other side, happier, healthier and infinitely stronger. Through their experiences, you'll find comfort, encouragement and tested strategies for coping with such universal challenges as surviving the death of a loved one, dealing with job loss or job burnout, recognizing your passion and turning it into profit, enduring a divorce, balancing the demands of a complex life, finding love, accomplishing long-sought-after goals, and much more. Debbie Phillips, founder of the Women on Fire[[ organization and a pioneer in the field of life and executive coaching, is dedicated to gathering women together in a shared quest for a dynamic and more fulfilling life. In these pages, she has assembled compelling true-life stories from women who reveal how they transformed life's setbacks and disappointments, even tragedy, into defining moments. Their wisdom and insights can help you to ignite your own fire to overcome obstacles.

Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend

Author: Irene S. Levine

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1590203704

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 2968

Written by journalist and psychologist Irene Levine, Ph.D., Best Friends Forever is an uplifting and heroically honest book for abandoned friends seeking solace. Men, jobs, children, personal crises, irreconcilable social gaps—these are just a few of the strange and confusing reasons which may cause a female friendship to end. No matter the cause, the breakup of a female friendship leaves a woman devastated and asking herself difficult questions. Was someone to blame? Is the friendship worth fighting for? How can I prevent this from ever happening again? Even more upsetting is that women suffering from broken friendships often have no one to confide in; while the loss of a romantic partner garners sympathy among peers, discussing the loss of a platonic friend is often impossible without making other friends jealous or uncomfortable. Written by journalist and psychologist Irene Levine, Ph.D., Best Friends Forever is an uplifting and heroically honest book for abandoned friends seeking solace. Dr. Levine draws from the personal testimonials of thousands of women to provide anecdotes and groundbreaking solutions to these complicated situations. Offering tools for personal assessment, case stories, and actionable advice for saving, ending, or re-evaluating a relationship, Levine shows that breakups are sometimes inevitable. Although the dissolution of female friendships can be difficult, Best Friends Forever teaches women to stop blaming themselves and probing the wounds, and that the sad experience of a broken friendship can make them stronger people, and more able to handle their relationships with wisdom.

The Power of Intention

Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Wayne W. Dyer


ISBN: 1458716112

Category: Self-Help

Page: 392

View: 9598

Intention is a force in the universe, and everything and everyone is connected to this invisible force.'' Intention is generally viewed as a pit-bull kind of determination, propelling one to succeed at all costs by never giving up on an inner picture. In this view, an attitude that combines hard work with an indefatigable drive toward excellence is the way to succeed. However, intention is viewed very differently in this book. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has researched intention as a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. This book explores intention-not as something you do-but as an energy you're a part of. We're all intended here through the invisible power of intention. This is the first book to look at intention as a field of energy you can access to begin co-creating your life! Part I deals with the principles of intention, offering true stories and examples showing how to make the connection. Dr. Dyer identifies the attributes of the all-creating universal mind of intention as creative, kind, loving, beautiful, expanding, endlessly abundant, and receptive, explaining the importance of emulating this source of creativity. In Part II, Dr. Dyer offers an intention guide with specific ways to apply the co-creating principles in daily life. Part III is an exhilarating description of Dr. Dyer's vision of an individual connected at all times to the universal mind of intention.


Author: William Pride,Robert Hughes,Jack Kapoor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324829558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 7545

The tenth edition of this best-selling introductory text features an up-to-date, comprehensive survey of the functional areas of business: management, marketing, accounting, finance, and information technology. Core topics highlighted within these areas include ethics and social responsibility, forms of business ownership, small business concerns, and international issues. New coverage in this edition more closely examines cutting-edge topics like the 2008 economic crisis, green business, and sustainability. In addition to updating and revitalizing the content, the authors have redesigned the entire textbook program to highlight its strengths as the most accessible and student friendly program on the market. The new online resources no longer require a passkey and put students on the path to success and mastery through premium online study content, including ACE Plus practice tests, flashcards, MP3 audio chapter summaries and quizzes, interactive games, and Career Snapshots. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Making It in America

A 12-Point Plan for Growing Your Business and Keeping Jobs at Home

Author: John Bassett,Ellis Henican

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455563579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8759

Everyone knows you can't build things in America anymore. Everyone, that is, except John D. Bassett III. While one corporation after another exported their manufacturing to high-volume factories in low-wage locations overseas, Bassett's traditional wood bedroom furniture manufacturing company has not only survived, but thrived, making premium products right here in America. When everyone else was rushing for the exits, Bassett bet on the talent, dedication, and uncompromising quality of American workmanship. And he won. In Making It in America, Bassett tells you the secrets that have made Vaughan-Bassett Furniture so successful doing what everyone said couldn't be done. Drawing on rich life experience, including the everyday challenges running a traditional manufacturing company, Bassett constructs a 12-point plan to achieve successful leadership in any business. These steps include: Have a winning attitude, respect your employees, don't panic, reinvest constantly, and make the best of the worst. Bassett's story is about how those values underpinned his personal success and how they can revitalize America itself. In the face of feckless leadership, crumbling infrastructure, and global competition, Bassett's story is a blueprint for how America can revitalize its role as leader of the free world and how your success can be part of it.

Help! I Can't Pay My Bills

Surviving a Financial Crisis

Author: Sally Herigstad, CPA

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466855215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1073

In this age of skyrocketing personal debt, more and more Americans find themselves facing a financial crisis. CPA Sally Herigstad provides the strategies you need to take charge of your financial problems and get back on your feet. This clear, step-by-step guide will get you started on your way to financial security. You'll learn to: *Create a realistic plan for reaching your financial goals *Find cash you didn't know you had *Talk to creditors when they call *Build – and stick to – a budget *Get help with catastrophic medical bills No matter how you got into a financial crisis, it's never too late to take steps to turn things around. This book will help you take charge of your finances – and your life. Sally Herigstad is a certified public accountant living in Kent, Washington. She has written numerous articles for Microsoft's MSN Money Web site.

Managing Transitions

Making the Most of Change

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 3455

From the most trusted voice on transition, this is a thoroughly updated and expanded edition of the classic guide to dealing with the human side of organizational change. Directed at managers and employees alike in today's business world where constant change is the norm and mergers, redundancy, bankruptcy and restructuring have become common phenomena, this work addresses the fact that it is people that have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding changes. This is an expanded and revised third edition with new introduction and afterword.

The Reader

Author: Bernhard Schlink

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375726972

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7075

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder. From the Trade Paperback edition.

This Is How

Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312563558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 2605

Draws on the author's roller-coaster experiences with limited opportunities, successes and failures while offering darkly whimsical, no-holds-barred advice on surviving everything from riding elevators and gaining weight to finishing drinks and finding love. By the author of Running With Scissors. 350,000 first printing.

Stan Weinstein's Secrets For Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets

Author: Stan Weinstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9781556236839

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 3863

Stan Weinstein's Secrets For Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets reveals his successful methods for timing investments to produce consistently profitable results. Topics include: Stan Weinstein's personal philosophy on investing The ideal time to buy Refining the buying process Knowing when to sell Selling Short Using the best long-term indicators to spot Bull and Bear markets Odds, ends, and profits