The Great American Biotic Interchange

A South American Perspective

Author: Alberto Luis Cione,Germán Mariano Gasparini,Esteban Soibelzon,Leopoldo Hector Soibelzon,Eduardo Pedro Tonni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401797927

Category: Science

Page: 97

View: 5200

South American ecosystems suffered one of the greatest biogeographical events, after the establishment of the Panamian land bridge, called the “Great American Biotic Interchange” (GABI). This refers to the exchange, in several phases, of land mammals between the Americas; this event started during the late Miocene with the appearance of the Holartic Procyonidae (Huayquerian Age) in South America and continues today. The major phases of mammalian dispersal occurred from the Latest Pliocene (Marplatan Age) to the Late Pleistocene (Lujanian Age). The most important and richest localities of Late Miocene-Holocene fossil vertebrates of South America are those of the Pampean region of Argentina. There are also several Late Miocene and Pliocene localities in western Argentina and Bolivia. Other important fossils have been collected in localities of Pleistocene age outside Argentina: Tarija (Bolivia), karstic caves of Lagoa Santa and the recently explored caves of Tocantins (Brasil), Talara (Perú), La Carolina (Ecuador), Muaco (Venezuela), and Cueva del Milodon (Chile), among others. The book discusses basic information for interpreting the GABI such as taxonomic composition (incorporating the latest revisions) at classical and new localities for each stage addressing climate, environments, and time boundaries for each stage. It includes the chronology and dynamics of the GABI, the integration of South American mammalian faunas through time, the Quaternary mammalian extinctions and the composition of recent mammalian fauna of the continent.

Customizing Your Resume for Teaching Positions

Author: Edward G. Pultorak

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819189387

Category: Education

Page: 41

View: 5669

Offers those seeking teaching positions advice on creating effective resumes, and shows a variety of useful examples

The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Résumé Cover Letters

Step-by-step Instructions with Companion CD-ROM

Author: Kimberly Sarmiento

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601382383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 465

Your cover letter is what decides if a company looks at your resume, contacts you for an interview, or gets you placed in the rejection pile. Knowing that, it is important to create a well-written, eye-catching letter that sells your achievements and job skills to impress the recruiter. However, many people are unable to effectively translate their thoughts into words when faced with the task. That is where The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Resume Cover Letters comes in. With this book you will be able to craft a letter that will undoubtedly land you the interview. In this new book, you will learn how to address your letter, how to grab the reader s attention immediately, how to format your letter, how to choose the font, how to be professional but persuasive, how to choose the type of paper, and how to target your letter. You will also learn about writing the different kinds of letters, including those in response to a classified advertisement, those in response to a blind advertisement, those sent to employment agencies, cold letters, and broadcast letters; writing style guidelines; what to include in your letter; writing for an online audience; cover letter styles; and common mistakes recruiters abhor. Additionally, you will find examples of effective and ineffective letters, proven tips for making your letter stand out, sample phrases to use, and letters for new graduates, for professionals, and for those changing careers. Also included are samples specific to job industries, including administration and clerical; accounting; banking and finance, government; health care and social services; hospitality and food service; human resources; law enforcement and legal; manufacturing; sales, marketing, and customer service; skilled trades; technology; and science and engineering. The companion CD-ROM is packed with samples and worksheets to help you brainstorm and create a successful cover letter. By following the step-by-step instructions outlined in The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Resume Cover Letters you will ensure that your letter will impress the recruiter and that you will be contacted for an interview. In the end you will create a tool that will be of enormous importance to you in your job search. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs

Author: Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593578114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9105

To get the top jobs, you must develop a powerful, performance-based resume and a compelling cover letter that communicate your qualifications in a strong and effective written presentation. This book shows you how! --

American Megafaunal Extinctions at the End of the Pleistocene

Author: Gary Haynes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402087936

Category: Science

Page: 201

View: 5083

The volume contains summaries of facts, theories, and unsolved problems pertaining to the unexplained extinction of dozens of genera of mostly large terrestrial mammals, which occurred ca. 13,000 calendar years ago in North America and about 1,000 years later in South America. Another equally mysterious wave of extinctions affected large Caribbean islands around 5,000 years ago. The coupling of these extinctions with the earliest appearance of human beings has led to the suggestion that foraging humans are to blame, although major climatic shifts were also taking place in the Americas during some of the extinctions. The last published volume with similar (but not identical) themes -- Extinctions in Near Time -- appeared in 1999; since then a great deal of innovative, exciting new research has been done but has not yet been compiled and summarized. Different chapters in this volume provide in-depth resumés of the chronology of the extinctions in North and South America, the possible insights into animal ecology provided by studies of stable isotopes and anatomical/physiological characteristics such as growth increments in mammoth and mastodont tusks, the clues from taphonomic research about large-mammal biology, the applications of dating methods to the extinctions debate, and archeological controversies concerning human hunting of large mammals.

Unbeatable Resumes

America's Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired

Author: Tony Beshara

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 7707

What does Tony Beshara do that most r'sum' "experts" don't? While the experts write r'sum's all day, Tony-the veteran placement specialist featured regularly on the Dr. Phil show-actually uses them to get people jobs. With Unbeatable R'sum's, Tony dissects and discusses real-life r'sum's for jobs in a wide range of industries from healthcare to banking, construction to technology, administration to sales and marketing, and more. The book shows readers how to build a powerful r'sum', utilize keywords effectively, use gaps and job changes to their advantage, and pair their r'sum's with concise, dynamic cover letters. He complements his expertise (he has personally placed more than 8,500 professionals) with the results of a survey of more than 3,000 managers, executives, HR specialists, and other hiring authorities about what gets r'sum's read, interviews granted, and jobs offered. Readers will learn: * The critical components of well-written r'sum' * How to ensure their r'sum' actually gets read... by the right people * What employers look for, and what turns them off * How to customize a r'sum' for a particular job * The truth about video r'sum's, job-search websites, and social networking sites like FaceBook, LinkedIn, andMySpace * And much more Unbeatable R'sum's shows job seekers of all types how to present themselves in the best possible light...for the best possible position.

Winning Resumes

Author: Matthew Greene

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452271364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 8083

Discusses how to turn a basic resume into a mini-sales presentation, offers on advice on format, style, and language, and includes sample resumes

Evolution of Hydrothermal Ecosystems on Earth (and Mars?)

Author: CIBA Foundation Symposium

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047051499X

Category: Science

Page: 346

View: 9329

This book explores the possibility that life exists on Mars. It provides an interdisciplinary overview of the early evolution of life in hydrothermal ecosystems on Earth, focusing on the problem of remote sensing and incorporating geological work relevant to the search for evidence of early life on Earth and Mars. It discusses the belief that studying thermal spring deposits as part of this search may be the best opportunity to test whether life on earth is a "unique experiment," or whether there is life elsewhere in the solar system.

Resumes For Dummies

Author: Joyce Lain Kennedy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118024362

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4658

How to Write & Design a Professional Résumé to Get the Job

Insider Secrets You Need to Know : with Companion CD-ROM

Author: Dale Mayer

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601381344

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7971

In these tough economic times companies are downsizing, outsourcing, and merging, and job seekers are facing more competition than ever. You need a great resume to stand out from the crowd. Your resume is a platform to detail your achievements and experience. A resume is a document, designed to an employer on why they should contact and ultimately hire you. You will learn the basic components that must be in your resume, resume formats, key action words, common resume myths, what fonts to use, how to stress accomplishments, what information you should never put on resume, how to write your resume from the employer's perspective, how to write the resume to fit the job, what words to use and what words never to use, techniques to get the interview, the secrets of a great cover letter, how to best describe your experience, how to detail employment gaps, and how to develop a professional resume. You also will learn about paper selection, electronic resumes, white space, margins, graphics, and computer software to help layout your resume. If you use all this information, you will give yourself that edge over the competition that you deserve. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Dynamite Resumes

101 Great Examples and Tips for Success!

Author: Ronald L. Krannich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Résumés (Employment)

Page: 195

View: 3032

Outlines key resume writing and distribution principles and includes winning examples.

I Went to College for This?

How to Turn Your Entry Level Job Into a Career You Love

Author: Amy Joyce

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071425942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8698

A PAPERBACK ORIGINAL A guide to getting the most out of your first job from America's #1 twentysomething career columnist There are plenty of good books offering recent college grads advice on how to write the perfect resume and how to ace the interview. Yet, amazingly, until now, there were none that focused on what they should do once they landed the job, or how to use that first, menial position as the springboard to bigger and better things. Written by a successful 20-something, for 20-somethings, I Went to College for This? is a breezy, informative guide to navigating the sometimes tricky, often confusing career paths open to those just breaking into the real world of work. In I Went to College for This? author Amy Joyce uses the real-life anecdotes of dozens of postgrads from across North America to inspire and inform readers on how to make the most of those early dues-paying jobs. From how to talk to your boss, to managing office romances, to knowing when to quit, she offers young readers expert advice and guidance on how to transform the jobs they have into the careers they want.

Ten Steps to a Federal Job

Navigating the Federal Job System, Writing Federal Resumes, KSAs and Cover Letters with a Mission

Author: Kathryn K. Troutman,Laura Sachs Hills,Laura Sachs

Publisher: Resume Place Press

ISBN: 9780964702530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

View: 7751

THE FEDERAL RESUME FORMAT COMES THE ONLY COMPREHENSIVE FEDERAL JOB SEARCH GUIDE.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume

Author: Susan Ireland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 1058

Includes tips on writing an effective resume, creating an accurate yet impressive job statement, networking, using software programs and other resume technologies, and making the most of your experience.

America's Smithsonian

Celebrating 150 Years

Author: Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: 9781560986997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 7961

Depicts artifacts and objects from the collections of the various museums of the Smithsonian Institution that honor the human impulses of discovery, imagination, and memory

Office 2013 Bible

The Comprehensive Tutorial Resource

Author: Lisa A. Bucki,John Walkenbach,Faithe Wempen,Michael Alexander,Dick Kusleika

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118488091

Category: Computers

Page: 1479

View: 8813

Offers real-world examples and practical advice to walk users through all Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, OneNote, PowerPoint, SkyDrive, and SharePoint.