An action-based plan for building the career of your dreams Best Job Ever! is the ultimate guide to creating your dream career and increasing your financial success by providing you with valuable and insightful career information, personal stories and examples of others who have successfully created their Best Job Ever! Written by a nationally recognized expert in career development, this book provides you with a concrete, step-by-step blueprint for revolutionizing your career and revamping your life. You'll find the motivation you need to climb out of your daily ruts as you dig deep to discover your personal motivation, financial needs, and career and life goals. This actionable guide gets you started right away as you explore various avenues for improvement—whether that means re-engaging with the job you have, getting that promotion or making a career change. You'll learn how to overcome career fear, beat job boredom, find and follow your passion while advancing your skill sets and building a career and life plan. The stories will help you decide when to forge ahead with your current career, when to change tracks entirely and how to increase your salary while doing it. If a career change is in the cards, you'll learn how to make the transition with minimal disruption to your finances and emotional well being so you can get quickly get back on track to achieving your dreams. Do you currently love your job? Have you ever loved your job? Whether you're in the wrong career or just lost the passion somewhere along the way, this book gives you a clear action plan with step by step guidance to help you build the career and life you want. Discover the principles of career development Create a job that is meaningful and fulfilling Increase Your Career Income Minimize the financial impact of changing careers/What to do when you get laid off or fired. Build the life and career you want and find happiness while doing it The vast majority of employees feel disconnected from their careers and dread going to work. Life is short! Don't waste your days in unfulfilling career when there are options out there to create the Best Job Ever! and find meaningful, fulfilling and financially rewarding work.
Plan for success No one would embark on a business venture without a thorough and coherent plan. So why are so many of us happy to stagger through life with no real plan – just going with the flow, seeing what happens? It’s time we gave our lives the same importance we give to our business exploits. The Personal Business Plan offers a practical, field-tested method for effectively planning out what you want from life and exactly how to achieve it. It will change the way you look at yourself, your job and your career. This is an essential toolkit for all ambitious career professionals who want to know how to thrive in their job and simultaneously become a happier and more effective person. Creating your own personal business plan will help you to define your purpose, plan your actions, break through limiting beliefs and reinvent yourself. Written by a top executive coach and head-hunter with the world’s leading Talent Management and Executive Search firm who has changed the lives of thousands of people A field-tested methodology for identifying your mission, setting your critical success criteria, defining your agenda, keeping to the point and become more fulfilled and happier A complete life view – how to excel in your chosen career and simultaneously enjoy a happy personal life
From identifying your needs to exploring your options – make the right career move Changing careers by choice or due to circumstances beyond your control? Have no fear – this hands-on guide focuses on helping you find a new job, start a business, or return to school in a detailed, step-by-step manner. With concise, eye-opening self-assessments, you'll understand how to assess your current situation, explore various career ideas, and identify ways to utilize your talents and skills in jobs that suit your lifestyle. You'll see how to build a career that lets you express who you are, fulfill your needs and desires, and live the life you want! Discover * Detailed, to-the-point explanations on outlining your action plan * The inside scoop on transforming your passions into career options * A wealth of tips, tricks, and warnings * How to blend your ideal career with the realities of your life
The Proven, Professional Resume and Job Search Guide for Executives in the 100K and Above Salary Range This new, expanded edition of a classic bestseller supplements veteran career advisor William Montag's years of experience with the powerful online resources of CareerJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal's own career Web site. Let this handy resource be your own professional executive coach with up-to-the-minute advice on how to land your ideal executive job using proven high-visibility marketing techniques. The top-notch, real-world resume and cover letter samples inside will help you launch your search with the same competitive edge held by the top-level clients of Montag Associates. You'll learn how critical self-marketing is to your success and how to maximize your marketability by pairing the perfect cover letter with the right resume for any job opportunity. By combining the author's power packaging and patented Expansionist Theory(TM) methods with 24/7 online job search strategies you can outmarket, outsmart, and outclass the competition. Put your executive job search on the fast track with: * All the marketing techniques and online skills of professional executive career coaches * Up-to-date listings of the best career and job search sites on the Internet * Sample resumes accompanied by their own specially designed cover letters * Frequently asked questions and market-tested answers * Top ten rules for the twenty-first-century job market
Becoming the Very Best First-Time Leader Congratulations! You’re now in charge. Perhaps it’s your first time as a leader, or maybe you want to fine-tune your skills. Either way, you’ve begun one of the most rewarding chapters of your career. But, like many beginnings, the first few years can be challenging. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle this challenge on your own. Your First Leadership Job gives you practical advice straight from others who have walked in your shoes. Not only does it include dozens of tools to ensure your success, but it’s also based on the authors’ and DDI’s extensive experience and research, which ultimately has led to the development of millions of leaders around the world. In fact, a quarter-million leaders will be developed this year alone via DDI training. Your First Leadership Job is divided into two sections. Part 1 introduces the concept of catalyst leader—one who sparks energy, passion, and commitment in others. Your transition to catalyst leader is a major step in your leadership journey. This book provides essential tips to put you on the catalyst path. Ultimately, leadership is about the many conversations—frequent, clear, authentic, and occasionally difficult—that you will have daily. Your First Leadership Job builds awareness of the fundamental skills you’ll come to rely on to make every one of these interactions successful. Part 2 devotes 13 chapters to critical core leadership competencies, including coaching for success, hiring the best employees, turning dreaded appraisals into discussions that propel performance, and handling difficult employees. It also includes a chapter for first-time female leaders. Look at Your First Leadership Job as an indispensable companion to becoming an awesome leader—one who will make a positive, lasting impact on your team, family, and career. Visit www.yourfirstleadershipjob.com to learn more.
Includes expert advice on changing direction in your career Get out of the rut and into your dream job This hands-on guide takes you through every aspect of finding and securing the job you want. From searching for vacancies through to preparing for the interview and making a strong impression, this book has it covered. Key personal development techniques, such as Neuro-linguistic Programming, are featured alongside specific job-hunting advice, helping you to develop a winning mindset and foster skills to take with you into your new career. Discover how to: Find the job that's right for you Write a knockout CV and cover letter Prepare for the interview Give a great presentation Build your confidence and develop a successful outlook
The Engineer's Career Guide John A. Hoschette The complete, one-stop career resource guide for engineers, engineering managers, and human resources personnel Every engineer needs strong career-planning strategies in order to survive and get ahead in corporate America. Whether you are a recent graduate, mid-career, or looking ahead to retirement, The Engineer's Career Guide offers proven, commonsense advice for navigating all stages of your engineering career. Packed with real-world tips supported by actual work experiences and examples, this book gives you step-by-step guidance in handling a multitude of career issues. The author draws upon more than three decades of experience to cover every aspect of an engineer's career, helping you build the skills you need to: Develop a career plan that leads to success Successfully transition from university to industry ahead of your peers Improve your job performance and stand out from your peers Deal with difficult people at work, from supervisors to coworkers Negotiate a raise or promotion Recover from a career setback or job loss Get on the fast track for advancement Manage your finances throughout your career Plan for your retirement Learn how corporate America operates and promotes engineers The Engineer's Career Guide is an excellent resource for any practicing engineer or engineering student who is interested in getting ahead in corporate America.
Embark on a passionate exploration of your life and career goals. Vickie Milazzo, a millionaire entrepreneur, shares intimate secrets of her successes and setbacks on the road to building a thriving business. You'll gain a life-time of insight as Inside Every Woman captivates and challenges you to uncover the 10 Feminine Forces you already possess. Vickie helps you harness those forces to seize the career and life you want now. You will: * Ignite your inner fire with passion to reach exciting, new levels of growth * Harness your intuitive vision to attain an audacious future * Use the power of engagement to achieve big things * Flex your feminine agility and stretch further than ever before * Intensify your genius for accelerated achievement * Live with uncompromising integrity to attract authentic success * Energize your performance with endurance * Apply the Feminine Force of enterprise to excel at being the CEO of your life * Reclaim your life energy through renewal * Activate female fusion by partnering with other women to attain the impossible «Vickie Milazzo and the phenomenal success she has achieved for herself and others is astonishing. It doesn't matter what your life or career goals are, the 10 strengths she reveals Inside Every Woman will make it happen for you.» –Dayna Steele, host of The Art of Doing Business on the BizRadio Network «Vickie is an amazing woman who turned her ideas and dreams into a suc-cessful business.» –Bill Rancic, The Apprentice «If your life is less than perfect and your happiness falls short of complete, buck up and buy this book. It's stuffed with good advice, real-life stories and womanly wisdom.» –Michelle Nichols, «Savvy Selling» columnist for BusinessWeek Online Now a Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Tap the power of courage and achieve greater clarity, confidence, and satisfaction in your work and life Tap in to the inspirational motivation of best-selling author, life coach and media personality, Margie Warrell. Stop Playing Safe is a call to action for anyone who has ever felt that their work was not revealing their true potential for personal progression and career development. It will give you the conviction and courage to become bolder in your career, to perform better and enjoy your work more. Margie points out that ‘fear’ seems to be our new state of ‘normal’ as we deal with economic uncertainty, job insecurity and constant change management in the workplace. In times like these, all our instincts tell us to play safe and avoid risk. Yet courage and bold action are the keys to reaping the rewards of exceptional success in your career. Supported by case studies, insights and advice from a range of high-profile Australian and international entrepreneurs, Stop Playing Safe shares tactics you can put into practice to achieve personal fulfilment and professional success. It will help you clarify your career purpose and maximise your work value. It offers solutions for dealing with change management and will encourage you to pursue your career goals with renewed vigour and empowerment. Margie Warrell grew up on a dairy farm in rural Australia and has lived in the US She is the best-selling author of Find Your Courage and CEO of Global Courage Her clients include the United Nations Foundation, NASA, Ernst & Young, Bechtel, Best Buy, Accenture, AOL, Covidien, ADT, United Healthcare, and ExxonMobil You will keep coming back to this book as you move forward in your career, using it as a ready reference to progress through each stage and tackle each new challenge. «Adapting to change an taking chances are critical to your success. This book will help you with both. Get it, read it, enjoy the results.» – Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus and The Seed. “Stop Playing Safe will help you harness the courage to take the risks that make sense-and give you the success you want." – Randy Gage, Author of Risky Is the New Safe “Practical, powerful, and inspiring. In uncertain times, it's a guidebook you can't afford not to read as it spells out exactly how to handle your challenges and find the confidence to speak up, adapt and get ahead in the new economy. Everyone in your company should read it!" – Suzi Pomerantz, author, Master coach, and CEO of Innovative Leadership International. “Stop Playing Safe is one of those rare books that is at once original, inspirational, and above all, useful.” – Bill Treasurer, President of Giant Leap Consulting and author, Courage Goes to Work. «Stop Playing Safe provides a roadmap to navigate uncertainty and find the courage to create meaningful changes in your workplace, career and life.» – Rebecca Heino, Professor of Management, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University “Margie Warrell provides powerful and practical advice for overcoming our innate fear of risk and vulnerability. It bears reading and re-reading for all who strive to become their best selves." – Dr Gordon Livingston, Author of Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart "Margie is a true expert on the science of success. Her new book is both inspiring and practical. It's a powerful manual for creating the life of your dreams.” – Siimon Reynolds, author of Why People Fail
Every year, thousands of people change careers. Whether you are a recently graduated student looking to put what you studied to good use or an experienced professional looking for a change in routine, finding a career that really suits you can be a daunting task. Cool Careers for Dummies helps you discover what you really want out of life, what your passions are, and how well you perform in different environments, and then shows you how to use this information to find a career that suits you. Now revised and up-to-date, this easy-to-use guidebook helps you explore your job options and make clear-minded decisions. This new edition gives you the tools you need to: Search for and find a career that fits your talents Land the job you want Train for your new found career Mold your resume into a masterpiece Put on a stunning interview Improve your career by making the most out of your job Explore the fun and profit of self-employment Along with these features, Cool Careers for Dummies provides a self-assessment section to help you identify your interests. After answering a few questions about yourself, you’ll apply your answers to the Cool Careers Yellow Pages, which profiles more than 500 great careers. It also lets you in on some unwritten codes of the office, such as having integrity, defusing saboteurs, and maintaining office relationships. So what are you waiting for? Get Cool Careers for Dummies and find the job of your dreams today!
Creative approaches for designing a more balanced life and career In the graphic design industry, kerning is the fine-tuning or adjustment of space between letterforms (type). In this book, author Justin Ahrens applies this concept to both the life and career of business professionals. There is a common misconception that positive change in one's life only comes from a complete system overhaul. Ahrens challenges this notion by inviting business leaders and professionals to not only reassess the various spaces and goals of one's life, but to rethink our understanding of balance altogether. This book includes insights and observations from both the creative and professional world. Guides you in determining what you're passionate about, and how to keep those passions in the forefront of your life and career How to create work that stands apart How to cultivate and maintain a group of wise mentors Develop critical decision-making skills Live a life that fuels your work, and work in a way that fuels your life. Life Kerning shows you how.
Hone your analytic talents and become part of the next big thing Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies is the ultimate guide to landing a position in one of the fastest-growing fields in the modern economy. Learn exactly what «big data» means, why it's so important across all industries, and how you can obtain one of the most sought-after skill sets of the decade. This book walks you through the process of identifying your ideal big data job, shaping the perfect resume, and nailing the interview, all in one easy-to-read guide. Companies from all industries, including finance, technology, medicine, and defense, are harnessing massive amounts of data to reap a competitive advantage. The demand for big data professionals is growing every year, and experts forecast an estimated 1.9 million additional U.S. jobs in big data by 2015. Whether your niche is developing the technology, handling the data, or analyzing the results, turning your attention to a career in big data can lead to a more secure, more lucrative career path. Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies provides an overview of the big data career arc, and then shows you how to get your foot in the door with topics like: The education you need to succeed The range of big data career path options An overview of major big data employers A plan to develop your job-landing strategy Your analytic inclinations may be your ticket to long-lasting success. In a highly competitive job market, developing your data skills can create a situation where you pick your employer rather than the other way around. If you're ready to get in on the ground floor of the next big thing, Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get started today.
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!
Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring You CAN find a good job in a bad economy – but NOT with conventional search strategies. New Rules for a New Reality Today’s job market is the toughest in recent history, and the challenges are here to stay. Even so, you CAN get the job you want – IF you discard conventional approaches to the search. Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring is the ONLY career book that: Explains the special strategies necessary to land a job during an economic crisis Integrates comprehensive, practical guidance on both job search and career management Provides an extensive online “Job Search Survival Toolkit” to augment the book Addresses the realities of this job market with real-world, actionable steps Positions this downturn in the economy as a positive opportunity to develop a much better career In Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring, career expert Ford R. Myers maps the new world of job search and reveals essential strategies for your success. You’ll learn how to seize opportunities that aren’t posted yet … how to make yourself an instant asset to potential employers … how to clearly stand-out as the best candidate … and how to leverage social media, blogs, and other Web tools. Best of all, you’ll learn how to “recession-proof” your career for the long term. Can YOU Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring? With this powerful new book – YES, you can!
The true story of the man with the Best Job in the World The Best Job in the World is the story of how following your passions can lead to life-changing opportunities. Adventurer Ben Southall shares his experiences and lessons learned as the winner of the inaugural Tourism Queensland's Best Job in the World campaign, and reveals how this has led to ongoing opportunities since. Part autobiography, part insight into the power of a unique marketing campaign, this book follows Ben's journey—from leaving the UK on his own expedition around Africa to his new role as caretaker of Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef. You'll learn about the skills and experiences that shaped Ben's path, together with the inevitable pitfalls that he faced along the way to living his dream. The sole winner of the Best Job in the World campaign, Ben's perspective is a unique one to share the serious challenges that arose from being catapulted into a high profile job in an idyllic location. Humorous and poignant, the story is as much holistic life guide as travel guide, providing a motivational and inspirational tale that may just be the push you need to: Get inspired—see the opportunities around you and grab them with both hands Embrace the unknown, overcome life's obstacles and challenge expectations Live out your dreams and be your authentic self Climb out of the rut and take part in the world around you In The Best Job in the World, Ben Southall answers the questions everyone is asking: «What is it like? Is it really the best job in the world?» You'll learn how to transform your interests and passions into a flexible, long-term career, and how following the road less travelled can lead to living your best life. If you're dissatisfied, stuck in a rut or merely curious, The Best Job in the World is a must-read tale of aspiration, inspiration and motivation.