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|Author||: George Anders|
|Editor||: Little, Brown|
In a tech-dominated world, the most needed degrees are the most surprising: the liberal arts Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers? For more than a decade, the national spotlight has focused on science and engineering as the only reliable choice for finding a successful post-grad career. Our destinies have been reduced to a caricature: learn to write computer code or end up behind a counter, pouring coffee. Quietly, though, a different path to success has been taking shape. In YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education - and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week. The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren't unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You can segue from anthropology into the booming new field of user research; from classics into management consulting, and from philosophy into high-stakes investing. At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist's grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. And if you know how to attack the job market, your opportunities will be vast. In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why "telling your story" is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up. You will discover why people who start in eccentric first jobs - and then make their own luck - so often race ahead of peers whose post-college hunt focuses only on security and starting pay. You will be ready for anything.
|Author||: Richard N. Bolles,Katharine Brooks|
An interactive companion to the world's most popular job-search book, updated for 2021, that helps you translate your personal interests into marketable job skills. This fill-in workbook for the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? is a helpful tool for recent grads, workers laid off mid-career, and anyone searching for an inspiring work-life change. Featuring - New information that addresses the job-market in the Covid-19 era - The Flower Exercise that gets everything about your skills and preferences in one place - The Party Exercise to help you discover who you work best with - The Transferable Skills Grid that helps you discover your most valuable skills and more of Richard N. Bolles's helpful charts and activities, this workbook allows job-hunters to roll up their sleeves and discover how their unique interests, passions, and dreams will give them, once completed, a picture of their dream job.
|Author||: Robert J. Sternberg|
|Editor||: Amer Psychological Assn|
As Career Paths in Psychology shows, the range of work that psychologists find themselves doing goes far beyond the traditional laboratory researcher or the individual therapist. Psychologists work in all areas of education, in government, with private companies, and in communities. They supply research on immunization programmes, suggest improvements to airplane cockpit design, conduct studies on why peope buy what they buy, and design community programmes for reducing crime in neighbourhoods.
|Author||: Richard N. Bolles,Katharine Brooks|
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 What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. This new edition has been fully revised for 2021 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 Skype interviews. Building on the wisdom of original author Richard N. Bolles, this edition 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 Color Is Your Parachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools they need to discover--and land--their dream job.
|Author||: Benjamin Kitay|
You Majored in What? Answer the question with confidence and explore what you can do with your liberal arts degree. Business is calling. Explore the value of your degree and find out your options for entering the business world. "You Majored in What?" examines the illuminating stories of a seasoned business professional with over 30 years of c-suite and business operating experience and marries those stories with articles, testimonials, and solid research into the truth about the value of a liberal arts education.
|Author||: Timothy Lemire|
|Editor||: Writer's Digest Books|
Find a Job You Love With Your English Degree What do Steven Spielberg, Alan Alda, Barbara Walters, Clarence Thomas, Diane Sawyer, and Stephen King have in common? That's right–they were English majors who now have successful careers. I'm an English Major - Now What? helps English majors and graduates understand their skills and talents so they can find satisfying jobs across a diversity of fields and dispels common fears and misconceptions that English majors will never make good money. In this book, you'll learn: How an English major background can be very marketable How an English major's skills can be applied to an array of jobs and careers (beyond teaching and writing) How an English major can develop valuable skills and experience through school and extracurricular activities You'll also find answers to common questions such as: Should I go to graduate school? Should I wait? How do I begin a freelancing career? Would I do well in a corporate setting? Authored by a former English major with professional experience across many areas, including corporate communications, journalism, publishing, teaching, and writing, this guide also features more than a dozen interviews with English majors who were able to translate their skills into satisfying careers.
|Author||: Robert Pryor,Jim Bright|
The Chaos Theory of Careers outlines the application of chaos theory to the field of career development. It draws together and extends the work that the authors have been doing over the last 8 to 10 years. This text represents a new perspective on the nature of career development. It emphasizes the dimensions of careers frequently neglected by contemporary accounts of careers such as the challenges and opportunities of uncertainty, the interconnectedness of current life and the potential for information overload, career wisdom as a response to unplanned change, new approaches to vocational assessment based on emergent thinking, the place of spirituality and the search for meaning and purpose in, with and through work, the integration of being and becoming as dimensions of career development. It will be vital reading for all those working in and studying career development, either at advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level and provides a new and refreshing approach to this fast changing subject. Key themes include: Factors such as complexity, change, and contribution People's aspirations in relation to work and personal fulfilment Contemporary realities of career choice, career development and the working world
|Author||: Scott Hartley|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
“Scott Hartley artfully explains why it is time for us to get over the false division between the human and the technical.” —Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and author of Change by Design Scott Hartley first heard the terms fuzzy and techie while studying political science at Stanford University. If you majored in humanities or social sciences, you were a fuzzy. If you majored in computer or hard sciences, you were a techie. While Silicon Valley is generally considered a techie stronghold, the founders of companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, LinkedIn, PayPal, Stitch Fix, Reddit, and others are all fuzzies—in other words, people with backgrounds in the liberal arts. In this brilliantly counterintuitive book, Hartley shatters assumptions about business and education today: learning to code is not enough. The soft skills—curiosity, communication, and collaboration, along with an understanding of psychology and society’s gravest problems—are central to why technology has value. Fuzzies are the instrumental stewards of robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. They offer a human touch that is of equal—if not greater—importance in our technology-led world than what most techies can provide. For anyone doubting whether a well-rounded liberal arts education is practical in today’s world, Hartley’s work will come as an inspiring revelation. Finalist for the 2016 Financial Times/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize A Financial Times Business Book of the Month
|Author||: Patrick Combs|
|Editor||: Random House Digital, Inc.|
"Revised edition of the bestselling guide for college students looking to discover their passion and make the most of their college years; includes updated resources and websites, the latest job market research, and new student success stories"--Providedby publisher.
|Author||: Eric Maisel|
|Editor||: Mango Media Inc.|
Make the most of your creative and intellectual gifts by overcoming the unique challenges they bring with this guide by the author of Natural Psychology. Many smart and creative people experience unique challenges as a result of their valuable gifts. These can range from anxiety and over-thinking to mania, depression, and despair. In Why Smart People Hurt, creativity coach Dr. Eric Maisel pinpoints these often-devastating challenges and offers solutions based on the groundbreaking principles and practices of natural psychology. Are you still searching for meaning after all these years? Many smart people struggle with reaching for or maintaining success because, after all of the work they put into attaining it, it still seems meaningless. In Why Smart people Hurt, Dr. Maisel will teach you how to stop searching for meaning and create it for yourself. In Why Smart People Hurt, you will find: · Evidence that you are not alone in your struggles · Strategies for coping with a brain that goes into overdrive at the drop of a hat · Questions that will help you create your own personal roadmap to a calm and meaningful life
|Author||: Cheryl Joseph|
|Editor||: Emerald Group Publishing|
Featuring conversations with more than thirty sociology majors on their career trajectories, responses from employers on why they hire sociology majors, and practical career advice, You’re Hired! Putting Your Sociology Major to Work provides a comprehensive account for students on the value of a sociology major.
|Author||: Lindsey Pollak|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Get Ready for the Real World How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It’s the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak’s Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to: Get the best tools for career prep and job hunting E-mail like a professional Go global Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement Perform five minutes of stand-up Overprepare for interviews Persist without being a pest Getting from College to Career gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door of the real world. Don’t start your first job search without it!
|Author||: Katharine Brooks|
A modern guide for students on how to choose a major, create a four-year plan, make the most of your college experience, land an internship, and successfully secure your first job. What Color Is Your Parachute? for College is the only guide you need for making the best of your college career from start to finish. Based on the bestselling job-hunting system in the world, created by Richard N. Bolles, it covers choosing your major, designing a four-year plan with your interests and values in mind, creating and adding to a resume that stands out in a crowd, and making valuable connections with fellow students and alumni. You'll discover how to leverage your skills and experiences throughout college to land a meaningful internship and make sure you make the most of it, find a first job and get started with intentionality, or assess your career field and make an informed decision to continue schooling at the graduate level. Katharine Brooks, EdD, has also included relevant information for the modern student about using social media, online profiles such as LinkedIn, and interviewing via webcam to accomplish your goals. The book includes exercises and space for self-reflection throughout, allowing you to truly find the path through college into a successful future that fits.
|Author||: Terry O'Reilly|
|Editor||: Knopf Canada|
Canada's most famous adman spills a career's worth of marketing secrets, so anyone can compete with the best in their business--whatever that business might be. Big companies spend a fortune marketing their wares and services. Can yours? Invariably people ask advertising veteran and CBC Radio host Terry O'Reilly one question more than any other: How does a little business compete with the big guys? After decades at the helm of an award-winning advertising production company, and over a decade exploring the art and science of marketing for CBC Radio, O'Reilly delivers all the answers they--and anyone with something to sell--ever wanted to know. Following his bestselling Age of Persuasion, O'Reilly collects a lifetime of marketing wisdom into an indispensable guide to competing for your customers' attention. From understanding what business you're really in and foregoing the extra mile in favour of the extra inch, to the benefits of counterintuitive thinking and knowing an opportunity when you see one, This I Know will help anyone understand the fundamentals of good marketing strategy and building the relationships that turn good marketing into great results, no matter how big or small your budget.
|Author||: Laurence Shatkin|
|Editor||: Jist Works|
College students are often wrought with indecision about who they are, their future, and their interest. Without help, this uncertainty can cause students to panic, particularly when they are being pressured to define their college major. This new guide helps college students make that decision and many more with confidence and ease. It addresses the problems many undeclared students have, including the fear of making the wrong decision, little awareness of their skills and interests, and a lack of information about majors and careers. First, readers will learn about the key components of a college major decision. Next, they will quickly and systematically pinpoint the best majors for their interest and skills. Finally, readers will be able to learn more about the college majors that interest them most, as well as careers that relate to these majors. Packed with information, this book covers 120 majors that link to 250 careers. Author Laurence Shatkin, PH.D., gives readers an overview of each college major and provides additional information about specializations in the majors, the typical sequence of high school and college courses, and related CIP program codes, everything students need to know to overcome panic and lay the foundation for a rich and rewarding education.
|Author||: Bill Coplin|
|Editor||: Random House Digital, Inc.|
A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate—revised and updated for today's economic and academic landscapes. Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today's job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction.
|Author||: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans|
#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly
|Author||: Richard N. Bolles|
|Editor||: Ten Speed Press|
What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually, with more than ten million copies sold. This 2016 edition features the latest studies and perspectives on today’s job-market, including proven strategies for finding jobs even when everyone tells you there are none. Career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals surprising advice on what works—and what doesn’t—so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results. This helpful manual shares proven tips for writing impressive resumes and cover letters, as well as guidance for effective networking, confident interviewing, and the best salary negotiating possible. But it goes beyond that by helping you to zero in on your ideal job—and life—with its classic Flower Exercise. Whether you’re searching for your first job, were recently laid off, or are dreaming of a career change, What Color Is Your Parachute? will guide you toward fulfilling and prosperous work. From the Hardcover edition.