Dude, Where's My Career?

The Guide for Baffled Graduates

Author: Tanya De Grunwald

Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781840246575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 9702

Where traditional careers guides are pitched at motivated 21-year-old jobseekers who already have some idea of what they want to do, 'Dude, Where's My Career?' is for the real-life graduate who's unprepared, uninspired, overwhelmed, freaking out - and losing confidence fast.

Taking Charge of Your Career

The Essential Guide to Finding the Job That's Right for You

Author: Camilla Arnold,Jane Barrett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472933354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 7206

The world of work is changing dramatically and jobs for life have become a thing of the past. Even people moving up the corporate ladder are questioning their choices and considering new possibilities, such as work/life balance or portfolio working. If you want to take charge of your career but don't know where to start, change can feel unobtainable - a pipe dream. This action-oriented and pragmatic book will help you overcome the barriers to deciding on a career and changing career, giving you a proven roadmap to achieve your goals. Taking Charge of Your Career will lead you step-by-step through the process of building your career strategy and making it happen. Full of exercises and self-assessment tools to help you make the right choices, it also includes real-life stories of successful career changers.

And What Do You Do?

10 Steps to Creating a Portfolio Career

Author: Barrie Hopson,Katie Ledger

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408116308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3263

A practical guide to an increasingly popular way of achieving flexibility and freedom in your career.

Being Geek

The Software Developer's Career Handbook

Author: Michael Lopp

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449395953

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 6040

As a software engineer, you recognize at some point that there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Tell your boss he’s a jerk? Join that startup? Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek -- an insightful and entertaining book that will help you make better career decisions. With more than 40 standalone stories, Lopp walks through a complete job life cycle, starting with the job interview and ending with the realization that it might be time to find another gig. Many books teach you how to interview for a job or how to manage a project successfully, but only this book helps you handle the baffling circumstances you may encounter throughout your career. Decide what you're worth with the chapter on "The Business" Determine the nature of the miracle your CEO wants with "The Impossible" Give effective presentations with "How Not to Throw Up" Handle liars and people with devious agendas with "Managing Werewolves" Realize when you should be looking for a new gig with "The Itch"

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

A Novel

Author: Max Porter

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1555977413

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 921

Originally published: London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 2015.

Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism

Author: Bill W.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 575

View: 7556

Wherever I Wind Up

My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball

Author: R.A. Dickey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101561149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4373

With a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award "An astounding memoir--haunting and touching, courageous and wise." - Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN In 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers’ much-heralded No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream—along with his $810,000 signing bonus—was ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball’s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Sustained by his Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness, Dickey is now the starting pitcher for the Toronoto Blue Jays (he was previously a star pitcher for the New York Mets) and one of the National League’s premier players, as well as the winner of the 2012 Cy Young award. In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.

Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend:

On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Policy and Global Affairs

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309063639

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 9127

This guide offers helpful advice on how teachers, administrators, and career advisers in science and engineering can become better mentors to their students. It starts with the premise that a successful mentor guides students in a variety of ways: by helping them get the most from their educational experience, by introducing them to and making them comfortable with a specific disciplinary culture, and by offering assistance with the search for suitable employment. Other topics covered in the guide include career planning, time management, writing development, and responsible scientific conduct. Also included is a valuable list of bibliographical and Internet resources on mentoring and related topics.

A Brief Guide to Star Wars

Author: Brian J. Robb

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1780335830

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 2261

George Lucas was a rebel, refusing to make films in the style of the dying studio system, relentlessly pushing the technology of the day, and almost alone in understanding the potential of merchandising; but he was a rebel who built an empire. From the staggering unexpected success of the original Star Wars in 1977, when cinema attendances exceeded 20 million for the first time since 1963, through The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, then the 'dark times', the 16 years leading to the blockbusting prequel trilogy - this is the fascinating story of how it all happened. Life-long Star Wars fan and movie journalist Brian J. Robb edited the official Star Wars magazine for a decade and visited the sets of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in Australia (observing director George Lucas at work), as well as the famous Skywalker Ranch. He has interviewed many of the stars and crew of all six Star Wars movies.

Positive Psychology

The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

Author: C. R. Snyder,Shane J. Lopez,Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412990629

Category: Psychology

Page: 588

View: 2549

Bringing both the science, and the real-life applications, of positive psychology to life for students This revision of the cutting edge, most comprehensive text for this exciting field presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors—all leading figures in the field—show how to apply the science to improve schooling, the workplace, and cooperative lifestyles among people. Well-crafted exercises engage students in applying major principles in their own lives, and more than 50 case histories and comments from leaders in the field vividly illustrate key concepts as they apply to real life.

The Complete A to Z for Your V

A Women's Guide to Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Vagina--Health, Pleasure, Hormones, and More

Author: Alyssa Dweck,Robin Westen

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592337678

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 8905

Everything you always wanted to know about being a woman, but didn't know whom to ask Breaking the mold on women's health guides, The Woman's A to Z for Your V tells women of all ages what they need to know about their own unique health as a woman. Whether you are researching a specific issue or just want a go-to reference for yourself, your daughter, your niece, or your partner, this book offers it all in a friendly, illustrated format from an expert in the field of women's health. The book covers every topic the author, a well-respected OB/GYN with over 20 years of experience in practice, has been asked about in her career. This is the doctor's guide for the laywoman, and it pulls no punches when talking about sex, shaving, what's "normal," vibrators, STDs, and beyond. The friendly and funny voice along with accessible illustrations make subjects that normally make people squirm easy and enjoyable to read about. The author's focus is to make women feel comfortable and empowered in their bodies, which makes this book stand out from the dryer medical guides. Women's health is a topic that is now more out in the open for discussion than ever before, and The Woman's A to Z for Your V makes finding the answers easy and asking the questions even easier.

Success

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Success

Page: N.A

View: 9758

The mid-career manual

a guide to making smart decisions for your high-earning years

Author: Richard J. Thain

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

View: 5332

The Book Buyer's Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5457

The Richest Man In Babylon

Author: G.S. Clason

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304594068

Category: Business ethics

Page: 158

View: 9096

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6184

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Look Me in the Eye

My Life with Asperger's

Author: John Elder Robison

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307405729

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 4561

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.