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Knock 'em Dead 2005: The Ultimate Job Seekers Guide (Knock 'em Dead Series)
Martin Yate
1593371063
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
After two years of recession, hiring is on the upswing. Economic expansion is expected to create job gains well into 2005. Though the job market has changed for the better, job seekers who are searching for employment using yesterday's rules are at risk of missing opportunities. Martin Yate-America's leading advocate for working professionals-guides you through the whole process of job seeking, from assembling your resume to acing the interview to negotiating a salary. In addition, he gives you insider information on the answers you need to impress interviewers and convince them beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are the best candidate for the position. Do you know an employer's real agenda behind questions such as: Why do you want to work here? What can you do for us that someone else can't? What decisions are...


What Color Is Your Parachute 2006: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters And Career-Changers (What Color Is Your Parachute)
Richard Nelson Bolles
1580087272
November 16, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In the last five years, the United States has lost 2.6 million jobs — the most in any five-year period since the Great Depression. In the 2006 edition of his legendary job-hunting book, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? Richard Nelson Bolles offers hope and presents an inspiring and detailed plan for finding your place in this uncertain job market. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? has been the best-selling job-hunting book in the world for more three decades, in good times and bad, and it continues to be a fixture on best-seller lists, from Book Review to Business Week. It has well over eight million copies in print and has been translated into 12 languages around the world. With an extended preface that addresses job loss, vacancies, and outsourcing and updated references on how to use the Internet in your job-hunt...


The Perfect Resume
Tom Jackson
0767916239
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Tackle the tough employment market and land the job you want.



Today, more than ever, it takes a powerful resume to open doors to the opportunities you seek. Increasingly important as hiring systems change, the right resume defines your objectives, your talent, and the unique benefits you offer. Done right, it also gets this information into the hands of the right decision makers.

Based on new research into hiring and staffing methods, executive search, electronic screening systems, and public and private job banks, The Perfect Resume puts you ahead of the pack, whether you are after your first job or a competitive senior slot.


Learn how today’s employment process has radically altered the way resumes are used and jobs are filled

Understand how to start from the...


101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
Ron Fry
156414464X
January 2000
Textbook Paperback
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From Library Journal
Two more sources for job hunters. Both are useful, affordable guides to the interview process with different focuses. Fry's emphasis on one aspect of the procedure, the one-on-one interview (i.e., the selection rather than the screening), in a question-and-answer format offers a fresh, active approach to a timely subject. After two introductory chapters of guidelines, the author identifies the toughest themes of a successful encounter and provides proven responses in clear, readable text. In a revision of his comprehensive classic Sweaty Palms ( LJ 7/78), Medley updates his how-to handbook of job interviewing techniques, emphasizing skills and strategic planning. Although still verbose, the guide, however, gives full explanations of a wide coverage of tips from preparation and salary negotiation to issues of sex in...


What Color Is Your Parachute Workbook: How to Create a Picture of Your Ideal Job or Next Career
Richard Nelson Bolles
1580087299
November 16, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Richard Nelson Bolles presents an updated version of one of the most widely acclaimed exercises from PARACHUTE, the Flower. This highly effective tool, reproduced here in handy workbook form, helps readers target their ideal work situation. Simple step-by-step worksheets focus on translating personal interests into marketable job skills as well as often-ignored issues such as spiritual or emotional fulfillment in the workplace. These exercises are easy to do yet thought provoking. When completed, the workbook will present you with a full picture of your ideal job.

From the Publisher
* A completely revised and updated version of the WORKBOOK (the first since 1998) to complement PARACHUTE 2006. * Includes the Flower exercise, an acclaimed PARACHUTE tool that helps career seekers...


America's Top 300 Jobs
U S Department of Labor
1593570694
July 2004
Paperback
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American Reference Books Annual
A handy reference for individuals facing career choices.

Book Description
Based on the latest edition of the "Occupational Outlook Handbook" by the U.S. Department of Labor * An unbeatable combination of job information and job search advice in one time-saving volume! * Includes the complete text, data, and photos for all job descriptions in the latest "Occupational Outlook Handbook" by the U.S. Department of Labor An unbeatable combination, readers find everything they need to research careers; learn about pay, outlook, and education and skills needed for about 300 jobs; and take seven steps to land a good job in less time. This book provides thorough, current, and interesting descriptions for 260+ major jobs—covering about 90 percent of the workforce....


Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-2007
United States
0160729408
Mar 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Enhancements to the 2006-2007 hardcover library edition include a sturdier binding with special reinforcing tapes and heavier paper sewn into the binding to sustain longer life for a counselor's office copy or a school/public library reference copy.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.


What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens
Richard Nelson Bolles
1580087132
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
More than 35 years ago, the world was introduced to the revolutionary career guide and job-hunting manual, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? Now, for the first time, Richard Nelson Bolles presents his career bible’s central concepts for teen readers. With simpler, more direct language, the teen PARACHUTE teaches high school and college students to zero in on their favorite skills and then to apply that knowledge to finding their perfect college major or job. A significant addition to the Parachute Library, this book will provide guidance and inspiration to a whole new generation of job seekers.

From the Publisher
* Draws on the timeless principles of the best-selling career book to provide high school students with a focused manual for choosing a career. * Includes exercises...


FabJob Guide to Become a Wedding Planner
Catherine Goulet, Jan Riddell
1894638379
July 2003
Paperback
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Cathy Harris, International Association of Professional Wedding Planners
"This 'seminar in a book' teaches all you need to know to become a professional wedding planner"

Robbie Ernst III, Author, Great Wedding Tips From the Experts
"This in-depth guide is a must read for anyone who wants to become a wedding consultant"

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How to Get the Teaching Job You Want: The Complete Guide for College Graduates, Teachers Changing Schools, Returning Teachers and Career Changers
Robert Feirsen
1579220681
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Competition for the best teaching jobs is becoming more intense. Since publication of the first edition, when it was mainly the most desirable schools that were deluged by applications, the economic climate has made the teacher market more competitive across the board, and is changing hiring practices. Now extensively revised, this book maintains its place as the most up-to-date book available on job hunting for teachers. The authors cover changes in the educational marketplace; the new mandates about standardized testing and public reporting of student achievement – and what they mean for applicants; how new certification standards and schools’ requirements affect career changers; the growing acceptance of on-line applications and electronic portfolios; and provide additional advice for teachers applying...


Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-2007
Labor Dept (U S ) Bureau of Labor Statis
0160729416
Mar 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognizes source of career 
information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.  Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job
prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Readers will gain job search methods and tips for applying for a job and evaluating a job offer.  The resource also includes a listing of occupations growing the fastest and having the largest numerical increases in employment. 


Delaying The Real World
Colleen Kinder
0762421894
January 31, 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Recent Yale grad and island-hopping adventurer Kinder advises fellow 20-somethings to shun the fluorescent-lit cubicles of the corporate world in favor of the great outdoors in this useful guidebook. Writing in a comfortably hip, conversational manner, she offers ideas for exciting changes of pace that will appeal to others in her age bracket: work in a rural New Zealand vineyard, lead a group of teens on a Caribbean yacht trip, be a flight attendant, try out for a Las Vegas show, etc. She covers some of the beaten paths (the Peace Corps, Teach for America) and encourages ventures into the unknown, such as riding the Russian rails or working at Thailand’s Wild Animal Rescue Foundation. The pages are filled with blurbs from young people, both those who have taken time off before getting a job and those who...


Post Office Jobs: Explore and Find Jobs, Prepare for the 473 Postal Exam, and Locate All Job Opportunities
Dennis V. Damp
0943641241
April 2005
Paperback
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Library Journal
"This popular book has been expanded and updated, a third devoted to testing. Perusable and thorough. Recommended."

Midwest Book Review
"Essential for anyone who seeks to become a postal worker. This book covers the entire Process... Recommended."

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Why Won't the Landlord Take Visa
Princeton Review
0375761918
Apr 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Finishing school and leaving behind all those exams and term papers is exhilarating. But the big bad world is also fraught with pressure. To help make the transition smoother, freelance writer Tara Bray presents "Why Won't the Landlord Take Visa?": The Princeton Review's Crash Course to Life After Graduation. Funny and frank, Bray covers the basics on navigating newfound independence, from finding an apartment and cooking on a budget to landing a job and negotiating the work environment from bosses to dress codes. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Graduation is supposed to a blast, but the transition from college to the real world can seem rough and very confusing. How does one manage it? Take a deep breath, relax, and read this...


Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-2007 (Occupational Outlook Handbook (Jist Works))
U. S. Department of Labor
1593572484
April 2006
Paperback
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Life, Etc.
Charley Swayne
0684815982
May 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
In this inspiring potpourri of wise sayings, cogent commentary, and reality checks, a college professor presents a guide to life that will help everyone make it through the 1990s and beyond. With quotations from history's greatest thinkers, the author's own homespun philosophy, and amusing anecdotes bound to bring a smile of recognition to readers, Swayne offers an insightful survey of the things that matter most in life.


Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions
Matthew J. DeLuca
007016357X
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
MORE answers to MORE questions than any other interviewing guide.Sell yourself with style and win the interview game!The most crucial part of your job search is knowing how to respond to the toughest interview questions because the best candidate doesn't necessarily get the job....the best interviewee does! In Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions, career expert Matthew J. DeLuca reveals the secret agenda behind every kind of question interviewers ask, and prepares you to answer them all. Never again be at loss for words when an interviewer hits you with an icebreaker...thought provoker...curve ball...stress tester...and even an illegal question that shouldn t be asked but needs an answer.

Book Info
Career expert Matt DeLuca reveals the...


Inside Secrets of Finding a Teaching Job
Jack Warner
156370921X
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The second edition of Inside Secrets to Finding a Teaching Job provides real-world job search tips from other teachers as well as administrators. Also contains resume-writing advice, how to create a teacher portfolio and demonstration video, and Internet resources for finding the perfect situation.

From the Publisher
Finalist, Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing (second edition) Library Journal Career Guide Best-Seller (second edition) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


British Vocational Qualifications
Kogan Page
0749441976
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
As the importance of vocational qualifications has become firmly established, the system has become increasingly complex and hard to grasp. Now in its seventh edition, this popular and accessible reference book provides a simple guide for anyone needing information on vocational education.


British Vocational Qualifications
Kogan Page
0749444851
Feb 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This reference book provides a simple guide for anyone seeking information on a vocational qualification courses in Britain. It provides an up-to-date listing of over 3,500 vocational qualifications available in the UK. All UK colleges offering vocational qualifications are listed by area and contact details of all UK awarding bodies are included.


Job Interviews For Dummies
Joyce Lain Kennedy
0764552252
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Appearance. Performance skills. Confidence. All are winning – and attainable – traits that will help you land the job you want. You can acquire these skills by perusing Job Interviews For Dummies. This revised edition incorporates a multitude of updates and covers all the bases in getting employers to say, You're the one!

Written for all job seekers – new entrants, midlevel people, very experienced individuals, and technical and non-technical job seekers – Job Interviews For Dummies is packed with the building blocks of show-stopping interviews. These range from strategies and techniques to sample dialogue and research tips. Interviewing for a job is kind of like a stage performance, and if you want metaphorical standing...



The Interview Rehearsal Book
Deb Gottesman, Buzz Mauro
0425166864
March 1, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Actors specialize in the skills you need to excel at interviews: self-confidence, verbal communication and body language, and knowing how to project the desired image. Here, the directors of a consulting firm that applies acting techniques to success in the business world share a step-by-step training program to help you ace your own "audition." You'll learn trade secrets for conquering stage fright, how to research the "role" you're applying for, how to look the part, how to deal with job-hunting stress--and how to use simple exercises for effective verbal and physical communication. With each interview, the curtain rises on a new opportunity. With the seven steps in this book, you can get ready to take a bow!

Book Info
Provides a step-by-step training program, developed by...


FabJob Guide to Become an Interior Decorator
Tag Goulet, Catherine Goulet
1894638484
May 1, 2003
Paperback
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International Association of Professional Interior Decorators, June, 2003
"This information-packed guide teaches all you need to know to start getting hired to decorate."

Jill Florio, Bella Online, August, 2003
"Step-by-step instructions tell everything you need to learn, from designers' tricks to the nitty-gritty world of business."

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I'd Rather Be Working
Gayle Backstrom
0814471153
July 2002
Paperback
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Morning Star- Ft.Worth TX Sept 9, 2002
Real-life stories of people whose illnesses affected their ability to work, get work & how they dealt with their situation.

Ft.Worth Star-Telegram
"Gayle Backstrom brings a depth of understanding to the workplace challenges facing the physically disadvantaged."

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L.I.A.R.: The Lexicon of Intentionally Ambigous Recommendations
Robert J. Thornton
0760765375
February 2005
Hardcover
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Teaching English Overseas
Jeff Mohamed
0967706262
June 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
The new, revised edition of this comprehensive guide for people who want to find jobs teaching English abroad. It includes detailed practical advice on: teaching without training; choosing a TEFL training program; the current overseas job market; how to conduct a successful job search; legal, medical and other practical considerations; dealing with culture shock. It also contains contact details of 450 schools and other organizations which between them hire more than 10,000 teachers every year.

From the Publisher
Since it first appeared in 2000, Jeff Mohamed's book has become the standard "how to" book for Americans and Canadians who want to teach English overseas. You can find customer reviews by going to the Amazon page for the book's first edition.


The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide: The Inner Path to Finding Your Work in the World [UNABRIDGED]
Rick Jarow
1591791464
February 2004
Audio CD
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From Library Journal
In this tape, Jarow provides an "anticareer" program designed to help job-seekers discover and implement their vocation, to assist them in finding methods to identify their life's work, something they love, rather than just pursuing a career. He firmly believes that by performing the work that one feels called upon to do, one serves the world in the best way one can. Throughout the series, Jarow stresses that it is better to sweep floors for an organization in which one believes in rather than being an executive for a firm in which one can't believe. The author, a visiting professor at Vassar University, presents a formidable array of techniques for users, drawing upon a range of resources, including modern psychology and business models, meditation and guided imagery techniques, and East Indian and Native American...

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