"What if everything you know about careers is false? Bombarded by toxic misinformation about unemployment and failing career prospects, job hunters are often halted by fear. 101 Career Myths Debunked is essential reading for college students, job hunters, and career changers to discover the myths holding them back and reveal the surprising truths and practical steps that will set them on the path to career success. Written by a counseling psychologist and career psychology expert, 101 Career Myths Debunked is your personal career coach and ultimate planning guide. This easy-to-use workbook will show you how to boost your confidence and build a life you love. It walks you through the entire career development process and helps you deal successfully with everything you need to consider. Youll learn practical new ways to move forward from your present uncertainty into a promising future"--
In The Art of Finding the Job You Love, Cara Heilmann, CEO of Ready Reset Go®, offers a fresh, safe, and unconventional way to help job seekers speak their talents and passion to make a difference through their work.
Take charge of your career and create a life full of learning, adventure, joy, and success utilizing these never-before-shared leadership principles Ann Hiatt learned working alongside the world's top tech CEOs--Google's Eric Schmidt, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer. Whether you're stuck in your current job, starting your first job and wondering how you can use it as a steppingstone towards your dream career, or mid-career and wanting to finally be recognized for promotion or a leadership role, this book is for you. For the first time, Ann Hiatt shares both the daily habits and long-game strategies she learned working side-by-side for decades with the giants of technology at Amazon and Google. Through clear guidance and incredible stories, Bet on Yourself will teach you: How to define your abilities and speak up so that you can be recognized for the work that you do and the unique capabilities you bring to the table. How to create opportunities for yourself when options appear limited and build a purposeful career regardless of your seniority or industry. What it takes to build the confidence you need to build your dream career. How to exchange your frustration over not getting the recognition you deserve for an empowered, actionable plan for taking control of your professional identity and get promoted. These tried-and-true methods to take ordinary opportunities and create something extraordinary, and the leadership principles that guide the work of these celebrity CEOs, are directly applicable to your goals. With a few consistent, daily habits you can build a future that exceeds your wildest expectations. No matter the opportunities available to you in your particular community or career stage, there is a path for you.
To succeed at work, first you need to understand your own brain If you're in a job interview, how should you think about the mindset of the interviewer? If you've just been promoted, how do you handle the tensions of managing former peers? And what are the telltale mental signs that it's time to start planning your next career move? We know that psychology can teach us much about behaviors and challenges relevant to work, such as making better decisions, influencing people, and dealing with stress. But many popular books on these topics analyze them as universal human phenomena without providing real-life, constructive career help. Bring Your Brain to Work changes all that. Professor, author, and popular radio host Art Markman focuses on three essential elements of a successful career--getting a job, excelling at work, and finding your next position--and expertly illustrates how cognitive science, especially psychology, sheds fascinating and useful light on each of these elements. To succeed at a job interview, for example, you need to understand the mindset of the interviewer and know how to come across as exactly the individual the company wants to hire. To keep that job, it's critical to master the mental challenge of learning every day. Finally, careers require constant development, so you need to be able to sense when it's time to move up or out and to prepare yourself for the move. So many of the hurdles you face throughout your career are, first and foremost, psychological challenges, and Markman shows you how to use your different mental systems--motivational, social, and cognitive--to manage them more effectively. Integrating the latest research with engaging stories and examples from across the professional spectrum, Bring Your Brain to Work gets inside your head, helping you to succeed through a better understanding of yourself and those around you.
Career Errors: Straight Talk about the Steps and Missteps of Career Development examines the career development encounters that people experience across their life-span. The book begins with a comprehensive examination of the career development process and why these eight phases must be understood in order for career satisfaction and success to be achieved. This analysis is followed by a meticulous treatment of 27 things active members of the workforce "do wrong" or "don't do" in pursuit of their career ambitions. Conducting an effective job search, dealing with job loss or termination, and how best to prosper in the workplace, are among the subjects included.
An action-oriented guide to help anyone find their calling and achieve their goals, inspired by the author's popular blog post with the same title. The Career Manifesto presents an inspiring and refreshingly simple approach to finding your passion and purpose and then jumpstarting a dream career to achieve those, by asking three essential questions- - What do you want your impact to be? - What are the potential pathways that move you towards your purpose? - How can you hold yourself accountable for your goals? Award-winning CEO of XO Group and sought-after speaker, Michael Steib, draws on his own diverse work experience and career highlights as well as powerful anecdotes from other successful business leaders to offer expert guidance, field-tested advice, and interactive exercises that will help you answer these three key questions, envision a goal and then craft and execute a plan to achieve it. For young professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives seeking more purpose and meaning in their work and lives, The Career Manifesto is the essential way to build--and follow through on--an effective plan to excel at whatever job, project or career goal you put your mind to.
Career Match contains the ten-minute self-assessment that can change your life! After a simple quiz to determine your personality style, turn to the corresponding chapter that reads as if it was written just for you and discover what ideal work options there are for you. In this invaluable resource for all personalities:* Identify career choices that will exhilarate you* Recognize the type of work environment and boss you need to thrive* Learn to leverage your natural strengths* Customize and speed your job search.
This fresh, fun guide gives even the most lost and overwhelmed a way forward. It explores passion, curiosity, uncertainty, self-sabotage, and more on the quest to shake off post-graduation paralysis. Finding the right career can seem impossible, but Sarah Vermunt is the fun-loving, straight-talking coach we all need to make feel-good work a reality.
A salesperson sizing up a customer. A manager trying to motivate an employee. A teacher attempting to make a point with a student. Should they joke around? Stick to the facts? Make small talk? Cut to the chase? How do they "read" the other person quickly to discover what strategy is best? Now, Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger at last provide the answers. Drawing on the same scientifically validated Personality Type model that most Fortune 500 companies use, they show just how easy it is to identify key personality characteristics through a person's appearance, vocabulary, body language, occupation, education, and interests. Filled with real-life examples and easy-to-follow directions, The Art of Speed-Reading People explains what motivates and drives each different type -- and what communication strategies will be most successful. For salespeople, managers, teachers, and anyone else who has to deal with the human factor at work -- and who doesn't? -- here is the business how -to book of the year.
Explore and Discover Your Purpose helps mothers find a new career path after raising children. For mothers anxious to start a career, job hunting can come with many questions and choices. It can be difficult to find the right career path that fits their schedule, earns great money, and offers tons of personal fulfillment. Marlo Anderson takes mothers step-by-step through her signature process to help them become more aware of their personal gifts and ambitions. Explore and Discover Your Purpose provides a fresh perspective to job hunting in today's market by focusing on the spiritual, personal, and emotional aspects of professional development. Marlo shows mothers how to find clarity when choosing a career path, how to prevent fear and excuses from standing in the way, how to avoid a life of quiet desperation, and so much more. Explore and Discover Your Purpose offers mothers a chance to thrive in a career after rocking motherhood.
A three-step career system to help you tap into your own unique value to find a deeply meaningful and engaging job, whether you're a college student, a recent graduate, or a new professional looking for a fresh start. A three-step career system to help you tap into your own unique value to find a deeply meaningful and engaging job, whether you're a college student, a recent graduate, or a new professional looking for a fresh start. "Snyder's proven step-by-step plan shows you how to create a meaningful career you will love."-Tasha Eurich,New York Timesbestselling author ofInsightandBankable Leadership InFinding Work You Love,award-winning University of Southern California business school professor Kirk Snyderhelps you matchthe value you alone bring to today's new job market with work that rewards you forwho you arein the professional world. When you find a role that leverages the exact strengths and abilities you have to offer, you set yourself up for a rewarding career that matters. Based on the top-rated course he teaches to graduate and undergraduate students, Professor Snyder's "WorkingYou" system has three simple steps. First you take a guided inventory of your professional value- Who are you and what makes you special? What can you do that sets you apart? How are you personally motivated to be who you want to be? Next, you evaluate different fields, companies, and roles that truly fit with your personal inventory. And finally, having created a job bank of twenty-five high-potential positions just for you, you learn how to turn your right fits into tangible offers. Along the way, stories from current students, college grads, and new professionals who have used this system show you how easy it is to navigate the process. If you're ready to find the fulfilling and successful career you've dreamed of, start here.
Future-proof your career and plan your leap forward Gone are the days of slowly making your way up the corporate ladder to retirement. Now, with the rise of freelancing and the gig economy, the workplace is becoming more flexible and independent -- which can leave hardworking people scrambling to find a way to stay relevant. Author Michelle Gibbings addresses your worries and gives you a way forward. This book sheds light on what you can do to reignite, reshape and liberate your career and offers a fool-proof plan for getting your career back on track. With Get Career Fit, you can build a career ready for any change the future may bring.
This book is both an inspirational and practical guidebook, which profiles 99 interesting, unusual and relatively unexplored creative career options - from Smokejumpers to Fortune cookie writers, Truffle hunters to Food stylists, and Golf ball divers to Perfumers. While some of the featured careers may not be for everyone (taxidermy anyone?) others may be the perfect fit for someone's skill set, interests, talents and curiosities. This book is an uplifting, positive guide for those that like to think outside the box. Think of it as the alternative career guide your guidance counselor was too afraid to talk about.
The world of work has changed. People in previous generations tended to pick one professional path and stick to it. Switching companies every few years wasn't the norm, and changing careers was even rarer. Today's career trajectories aren't so scripted and linear. Technology has given rise to new positions that never before existed, which means we are choosing from a much broader set of career options--and have even more opportunities to find work that lights us up. However, we don't discover and apply for jobs the same way anymore, and employers don't find applicants the way they used to. Isn't it about time we had a playbook for navigating it all? Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, founders of the popular career website TheMuse, offer the definitive guide to the modern workplace. Through quick exercises and structured tips, you will learn: · The New Rules for finding the right path: Sift through, and narrow today's ever-growing menu of job and career options, using the simple step-by-step Muse Method. · The New Rules for landing the perfect job: Build your personal brand, and communicate exactly how you can contribute and why your experience is valuable in a way that is sure to get the attention of your dream employer. Then ace every step of the interview process, from getting a foot in the door to negotiating your offer. · The New Rules for growing and advancing in your career: Mastering first impressions, the art of communication, networking, managing up and other "soft" skills - and make it obvious that whatever level you're at, you're ready to get ahead. Whether you are starting out in your career, looking to advance, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between, this is the book you need to thrive in the New World of Work.
This book will teach students the things they need to succeed in the real world, such as how to organize a job search, how to ace job interviews, how to manage time effectively, how to manage and reduce stress, how to be an effective leader, how to run a meeting well, how to survive a bad performance review, how to become a powerful speaker, how to network, and many other skills that are the keys to success and fulfillment.
Are you in a career crisis--thinking about changing jobs? Are "should I stay or should I go" the lyrics for your current earworm? Or does it feel like the choice was or shortly will be made for you? Maybe the life of a barista sounds incredibly appealing. Or maybe you got the big promotion, but it just wasn't as magical as you thought it was going to be. There are a lot of types of career crises...are you in one? If you think you are, then you are - it's that simple.Your first instinct might be to jump into action to fix it. STOP! You need a strategy! Don't update your LinkedIn profile, or email your resume' to headhunters, or start calling your network. Wait on all that before you create a big mess of frantic activity. The first thing you need to do is read Oh Snap! My Career is in Crisis.Your career is important. It's approximately half of your waking life. Your identity is tightly wrapped up in what you do. The next move should not be in reaction to how you got into your current career crisis. The next move should be a strategic move, designed to get you where you want to be in the short, medium, and long term.Oh Snap! My Career is in Crisis is a bit like a dry martini: 4 parts pure, distilled Maggie Huffman, 1 part Art of Work by Jeff Goins, with a splash of What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles. Most importantly, it's shaken, not stirred.Let Maggie Huffman guide you through your career crisis in the third book of her Unlock Your Potential Series.
Right now, 70% of Americans aren't passionate about their work and are desperately longing for meaning and purpose. They're sick of "average" and know there's something better out there, but they just don't know how to reach it. One basic principle--The Proximity Principle--can change everything you thought you knew about pursuing a career you love. In his latest book, The Proximity Principle, national radio host and career expert Ken Coleman provides a simple plan of how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love. Forget the traditional career advice you've heard! Networking, handing out business cards, and updating your online profile do nothing to set you apart from other candidates. Ken will show you how to be intentional and genuine about the connections you make with a fresh, unexpected take on resumes and the job interview process. You'll discover the five people you should look for and the four best places to grow, learn, practice, and perform so you can step into the role you were created to fill. After reading The Proximity Principle, you'll know how to connect with the right people and put yourself in the right places, so opportunities will come--and you'll be prepared to take them.
A leading workplace expert provides an inspirational, practical, and forward-looking career playbook for recent grads, career changers, and transitioning professionals looking to thrive in today's rapidly evolving workplace. Covid-19 has heightened career uncertainty in a work landscape dominated by turbulence and change, and it is directly impacting how people are entering--or re-entering--the workplace. But as Lindsey Pollak makes clear, the pandemic merely accelerated career and hiring trends that have been building. Changes that were once slowly spreading have been rapidly implemented across all industries. This means that the old job hunting and career success rules no longer apply. Job seekers of all generations and skill sets must learn how to thrive in this "new normal," which will include a hybrid of remote and in-person experiences, increased reliance on virtual communication and automation, constant disruption, and renewed employer emphasis on workers' health and well-being. While this new world is complicated and constantly evolving, you won't have to navigate it alone. For twenty years, Pollak has been following the trends and successfully advising young professionals and organizations on workplace success. Now, she guides you through the changes currently happening--and those to come. Combining insights from both experts and professionals across generations, she provides encouraging, strategic, and actionable advice on making lifelong decisions about education; building a resilient personal brand; using virtual communication to remotely interview, network, and work; skilling and reskilling for the future; and maintaining self-care and mental health. Like your personal GPS, Pollak equips you to handle workplace obstacles, helping you see them as challenges to navigate rather than impossible roadblocks. There is no perfect path to a dream career, but with Recalculating you'll be prepared with the necessary skills and tools to succeed.
At twenty-five, Tracy Timm experienced a crisis of identity. She had a life that many would envy, but was plagued by the guilt that she was deeply unhappy with her career. Trapped on a Wall Street trading floor for more hours than she cared to add up in a week, and unfulfilled by her daily activities, Timm knew that there had to be more to life than this. But, much to her disappointment, she could not find a proven system that would help her identify her ideal career. That's when Tracy did the unthinkable: she quit her six-figure job, joined the undergraduate program Semester at Sea, and set out to discover her dream job. After two years of soul-searching, three years of human capital advisory work, and countless career and mentor conversations, Tracy made an incredible breakthrough. Not only is it possible to find work you love and get paid well in the process, but there is a proven formula to help you discover a super career that fits you perfectly. Unstoppable shares this proven process with you. In this book, Timm, now living her dream as a sought-after career clarity expert, organizational advisor, speaker, and author, leads you through The Nth Degree® process: a proven, step-by-step strategy to achieve total career clarity. You will learn:* The proven secret to sustainable career success* The three types of "fit" that companies are looking for* A no-fail method for defining your unique professional genius zone* The two ways to maximize the value you provide* How to tap into the hidden career marketplace* Proven methods for creating more wealth in your life and careerWhether you're miserably employed, looking to level-up in your career, longing to be self-employed, or simply ready to discover the job of your dreams; whether freedom, a high salary, or helping others matters most to you; whether you're just not sure what you want to do, this book will show you how to discover the way forward and design a career you adore. Timm is a lively, enthusiastic, and encouraging coach, with whose guidance will help you go from stuck in your job to unstoppable in your career and life.
With timeless advice, up-to-the-minute insights, and more than ten million copies sold over fifty years, the world's most popular and best-selling career guideisfully revised and expanded for 2022. "One of the first job-hunting books on the market. Itisstill arguably the best. And itisindisputably the most popular."-Fast Company In today's challenging job market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of WhatColorIsYour Parachute? isneeded more than ever. Thisnew edition has been fully revised for 2022 by Vanderbilt University Career Center director Katharine Brooks, EdD, with modern advice on the job-hunt strategies that are working today, such as building an online resume, making the most of social media tools, and acing virtual interviews. Building on the wisdom of original author Richard N. Bolles, thisedition updates the famed Flower Exercise (which walks job seekers through the seven ways of thinking about themselves) and demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing and networking. With the unique and authoritative guidance of What ColorIsYourParachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools to discover-and land-their dream job.
"A lively and inspiring guidebook for anyone who wants to make the jump from normal to extraordinary." --Tony Robbins, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofUnshakeableandMONEY: Master the Game An inspirational book that lays out the "Jump Curve"--four steps to wholeheartedly pursuing the career of your dreams--through experiences from a variety of people who have jumped and never looked back When Mike Lewis was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. But he had questions: When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump--and afterward? Mike sought guidance from others who had "jumped," and the responses he got--from a banker who started a brewery, a publicist who became a Bishop, a garbage collector who became a furniture designer, and on and on--were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had learned with others who might be helped by those stories. First, though, he started playing squash professionally. The right book at the right time,When to Jump offers more than forty heartening stories (from the founder of Bonobos, the author ofThe Big Short, the designer of the Lyft logo, the Humans of New York creator, and many more) and takeaways that will inspire, instruct, and reassure, including the ingenious four-phase Jump Curve.
This podcast series, organized by Career Services, gives students a recruiter’s perspective on what employers are looking for in candidates. Episodes feature conversations about virtual career fairs, interviews, LinkedIn and networking, emerging trends and skills, career transitions, and salary negotiation.