How to Succeed in Your First Job

Tips for New College Graduates

Author: Elwood F. Holton,Sharon S. Naquin

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781583761663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

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There is little emphasis, even in college business courses, on the crucial process of adjusting to modern corporate culture. This brief, handy book provides a crash course on the inner workings of organizations and the most effective ways for a new employee to earn acceptance and respect.

So You're New Again

How to Succeed when You Change Jobs

Author: Elwood F. Holton,Ed Holton,Sharon S. Naquin

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781583761694

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 78

View: 7105

How to Succeed When You Change Jobs Part Three of a three-part series of a series of practical guidebooks on work transitions. These new books guide new hires-and their managers-step by step through the "breaking-in" process that is absolutely essential for helping new employees thrive. It is relatively easy to get new hires to be competent to perform the basic tasks they were hired to do. But success on the job is due to much more than that. It comes from understanding how the organization really works-the unique aspects of how things get done in that particular organization. And it comes from learning how to "fit in"-knowing how to get accepted, get respected, and earn credibility. The three books in the series are: How to Succeed in Your First Job: Tips for New College Graduates Helping Your New Employee Succeed: Tips for Managers of New College Graduates So, You're New Again: How to Succeed When You Change Jobs Built around author Ed Holton's dynamic 12-step process-extensively field-tested and firmly grounded in research-these three volumes give new college graduates and their supervisors, as well as seasoned professionals who've changed jobs, essential insights and tools for mastering a variety of transition challenges. Given the high costs associated with new employee turnover, no organization can afford to leave the new employee assimilation process to chance. Corporate human resources directors, managers of new employees, individual employees making job transitions, and career counselors alike will find powerful and practical new ideas and tools in these essential handbooks.

Helping Your New Employee Succeed

Tips for Managers of New College Graduates

Author: Elwood F. Holton,Ed Holton,Sharon S. Naquin

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781583761687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 84

View: 557

In the current tight labor market, retention of key employee talent is essential. Given the high costs associated with new-employee turnover, no organization can leave new-employee assimilation to chance. Helping Your New Employee Succeed: Tips for Managers of New Graduates uses a 12-step process to give human resource directors, career counselors, and managers practical tools for supporting new members of their organization and encouraging them to acclimate to the corporate culture and succeed in their jobs.

Now What, Grad?

Your Path to Success After College

Author: Chris Palmer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475838956

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

View: 2776

This book will teach students the things they need to succeed in the real world.

The Adult Learner

The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development

Author: Malcolm S. Knowles,Elwood F. Holton III,Richard A. Swanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317812174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 1363

How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centered approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve. This eighth edition has been thoughtfully updated in terms of structure, content, and style. On top of this, online material and added chapter-level reflection questions make this classic text more accessible than ever. The new edition includes: Two new chapters: Neuroscience and Andragogy, and Information Technology and Learning. Updates throughout the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. A companion website with instructor aids for each chapter. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning that you should not be without.

Getting from College to Career Revised Edition

Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World

Author: Lindsey Pollak

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062206389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 727

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!

Effective Immediately

How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job

Author: Emily Bennington,Skip Lineberg

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1580089992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 5685

Counsels new graduates and first-time employees on how to get on an employer's fast track, identifying the essential skills, tasks and milestones for a first year on the job that will promote top performance recognition. Original.

Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities

Author: Meg Grigal,Joseph Madaus,Lyman Dukes III,Debra Hart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317389158

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 8406

Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities provides effective strategies for navigating the transition process from high school into college for students with a wide range of disabilities. As students with disabilities attend two and four-year colleges in increasing numbers and through expanding access opportunities, challenges remain in helping these students and their families prepare for and successfully transition into higher education. Professionals and families supporting transition activities are often unaware of today’s new and rapidly developing options for postsecondary education. This practical guide offers user-friendly resources, including vignettes, research summaries, and hands-on activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom and in the community and that facilitate strong collaboration between schools and families. Preparation issues such as financial aid, applying for college, and other long-term planning areas are addressed in detail. An accompanying student resource section offers materials for high school students with disabilities that secondary educators, counselors, and transition personnel can use to facilitate exploration and planning discussions. Framing higher education as a possible transition goal for all students with disabilities, Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities supports the postsecondary interests of more than four million public school students with disabilities.

The Skinny on Your First Year in College

Author: Sean Heffron

Publisher: RAND Media Co

ISBN: 0984441832

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 5799

When you arrive on campus, spread out in front of you are literally thousands of new things to learn. For most students, it takes months to discover how to successfully navigate in their new environment. Nine months, in fact. September to May: Freshman Year. Now you can have the answers that all freshmen wish they had from the beginning, and you can have them in about an hour. The Skinny on Your First Year in College follows a college freshmen through a series of obstacles - some he was prepared for, others he was not. Navigating the challenges of college becomes difficult as he watchs how other freshmen try to handle the stress of this new enviroment, but understanding is just outside his window.

The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World

Savvy Strategies to Get In, Get Ahead, and Rise to the Top

Author: Aaron McDaniel

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601635567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 593

College does not teach you how to be successful in the working world. There is no course or textbook that explains how to create the fulfilling careers many aspire to. The Millennial generation is 80 million members strong and each year more than 1.5 million enter the working world with little to no idea of how to succeed. While companies spend millions of dollars scrambling to learn more about Millennials and adapt their work cultures to fit this generation, there are remarkably few resources dedicated to teaching young professionals the traits and techniques that will help them succeed in an ever-changing and always-challenging corporate environment. The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World fills this void, offering relevant advice to young professionals seeking to build a strong career foundation. A fellow Millennial, McDaniel draws on personal experiences from the beginning of his own career to illustrate key lessons. The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World provides important insights on the topics essential to success within the first 5–10 years of any corporate career, including: How to get promoted faster and drive results not matter what your industry or job title The 25 attributes all successful young professionals possess How to avoid being a DOPE (someone who Disses Opportunity, Potential & Earnings) The keys to becoming a STAR in your career (someone who is Savvy, Tenacious, Adaptive & Resourceful) How to create and implement a career blueprint plan, the right way Leveraging mentoring to ensure career success

The First 90 Days with Harvard Business Review article "How Managers Become Leaders" (2 Items)

Author: Michael D. Watkins

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633691861

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 5173

This Harvard Business Review collection, featuring the work of celebrated author and advisor Michael D. Watkins on leadership transitions, includes the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded as well as the 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “How Managers Become Leaders.”

Library and Information Science

A Guide to Key Literature and Sources

Author: Michael F. Bemis

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911854

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 2911

This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

There Is Life After College

What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062388878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2407

From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.

Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management

Author: Edwin C. Leonard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133708617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 2152

Help students differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace with SUPERVISION: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT, 12th Edition. A blend of traditional management concepts and emerging insights, the text draws from the author's firsthand business experience to deliver the leadership skills hiring managers want, but rarely find, in new recruits. This comprehensive single source for supervisory management expertise addresses the most critical challenges in business today, including globalization, economic turbulence, transitional and temporary workers, virtual employees, technology, outsourcing, downsizing, and much more. Hands-on and practical, SUPERVISION: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT, 12th Edition complements chapter readings with skill-building techniques and captivating video cases from well-known organizations, which let students experience supervisory roles themselves. Special attention to diversity and ethics also helps students develop a better sense of life beyond the classroom, and enhances the text's thorough coverage of communication, decision-making, conflict resolution, and other essential supervisory skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Managing Organizations in the Creative Economy

Organizational Behaviour for the Cultural Sector

Author: Paul Saintilan,David Schreiber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317290798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 632

The creative and cultural industries represent a growing and important sector in the global economy. Thriving in these industries is particularly tough and organizations face unique challenges in the digital age. This textbook provides a vivid initiation into the creative industries workplace. Managing Organizations in the Creative Economy is the first textbook of its kind, introducing organizational behaviour theories and applying them to the creative world. The text is underpinned by the latest research and theoretical insights into creative industries management and organisational behaviour, covering contemporary issues such as business decision-making, ethics, and sexuality. The authors bring theory to life through practical examples and cases provided by industry experts, supported by specially created companion videos featuring managerial responses to the cases. This unique textbook provides readers with an applied theoretical understanding of organizational behaviour that will be of particular benefit to those looking to work in the creative and cultural industries. Students on courses such as arts business, arts management, music business and even the broader study of the entertainment industries will find this to be a vital read.

I Just Graduated ... Now What?

Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There

Author: Katherine Schwarzenegger

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0385347219

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 5846

The new go-to book of advice for graduates, with insightful advice from: Eva Longoria “Your degree is just a stepping-stone.” John Legend “It’s not wrong to be afraid.” Bear Grylls “The path less traveled always makes for a more interesting journey.” Andy Cohen “When I got my first job, I felt like a success.” Lauren Bush Lauren “It may take three or four jobs to discover your true career path.” Blake Mycoski “When you are good at something, the money always follows.” And many more . . . Graduation is a time of tough questions whose answers we don’t—and sometimes can’t—know the day we receive our diploma. Determined to power through the uncertainty of post-gradua­tion, bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger embarked on a yearlong quest to gather the best guid­ance possible from more than thirty highly success­ful people working in fields like business, media, fashion, technology, sports, and philanthropy. Along the way, Katherine uncovered the essential and often surprising advice they have for graduates, including answers to questions like: • How do I find my first job in a tough economy? • How do I decide between a career that pays well and one that I’m passionate about? • How do I balance work with friends, relationships, and family? • Should I take a “gap year” before starting my first job? • What should I do about my student loan debt? Drawing on the stories and real-life experi­ences of contributors such as Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, Blake Mycoskie of TOMS shoes, Lauren Bush Lauren, Andy Cohen, Meghan McCain, Gayle King, and more, Katherine has written the must-have guide for recent and soon-to-be gradu­ates as they prepare to seek success and fulfillment in their work, relationships, and lives. From the Hardcover edition.

7 Steps for Success

High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Author: Elizabeth C. Hamblet

Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children

ISBN: 0865864675

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 615

The transition from high school is challenging for any student, but for young adults with disabilities, it can be even more difficult. In addition to adjusting to increased academic demands in an environment where there is less structure and support, students have to navigate a disability services system that is very different from the one they knew in high school. But with the proper preparation, students can enjoy success! This practical guide explains how the system for accommodations works, describes students' rights and responsibilities within that system, and employs the voices of seasoned professionals and college students to explain the skills and strategies students should develop while they are in high school to ensure success when they reach college. As a bonus, it also offers answers to questions students with disabilities frequently ask about disclosing their disability in the admissions process.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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Off to College

Now What? a Practical Guide to Surviving and Succeeding Your First Year of College

Author: Jessica Linnell

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383142

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 5953

According to the US Census Bureau's report on the number of college students in the United States, more than 500,000 high school seniors pack up and leave their homes for college each year, intent on starting the next level of their education. The freshman year of college is an initiation into independent living, but it can be incredibly stressful on someone who is not prepared. It is estimated that almost 150,000 students will dropout before starting their second year, and it is not always because of the angry professor or sub-par living conditions. Everything from the cost of living on your own to the stress of trying to balance a job, school, and a completely new kind of social life will weigh heavily on you. The key to being successful in your first year of college is to be prepared for anything that might arise, maintaining a strict, well-organized schedule, balancing your free time and new found social freedom, and putting the right amount of energy into your studies. This unique, groundbreaking book will provide you with a milestone from which to set forth in your new college career. You will learn how you can transition from the rigid daily rules of life with your parents to a rule-free environment, without giving up the education you have worked so hard for. You will learn the four essential cornerstones of a healthy, successful college career: Study, Friends, Health, and Involvement. Many hours of interviews have helped to compile a comprehensive list of studying and living habits and also routines that will keep you locked in and on target throughout your college career. The Freshman 15 is not a simple joke. According to Kidshealth.org, the average college freshman actually gains ten pounds in their first year away from home. You will learn how to balance your small budget with a healthy lifestyle and maintain the weight and health you enjoyed when you left home using the resources every major college provides its students. You will also learn how to balance your classes and choose a schedule that will help you in the arduous process of selecting your major and minor. In addition, learn how to deal with your first college roommate, decide whether you want to join a fraternity or sorority, and decide how to handle parties on campus. An entire section is included on how to make extra money while in college by working part-time on- and off-campus. The chapter on college dating will help you decide when and how you should dip into the massive college dating pool. For any college freshman who wants to learn the best tips and tricks to staying organized, acing that first semester, and being the life of the campus, all without losing focus, this book is for you. 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.

Understanding the Working College Student

New Research and Its Implications for Policy and Practice

Author: Laura W. Perna

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579225544

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 8458

How appropriate for today and for the future are the policies and practices of higher education that largely assume a norm of traditional-age students with minimal on-campus, or no, work commitments? Despite the fact that work is a fundamental part of life for nearly half of all undergraduate students – with a substantial number of “traditional” dependent undergraduates in employment, and working independent undergraduates averaging 34.5 hours per week – little attention has been given to how working influences the integration and engagement experiences of students who work, especially those who work full-time, or how the benefits and costs of working differ between traditional age-students and adult students. The high, and increasing, prevalence and intensity of working among both dependent and independent students raises a number of important questions for public policymakers, college administrators, faculty, academic advisors, student services and financial aid staff, and institutional and educational researchers, including: Why do so many college students work so many hours? What are the characteristics of undergraduates who work? What are the implications of working for students’ educational experiences and outcomes? And, how can public and institutional policymakers promote the educational success of undergraduate students who work? This book offers the most complete and comprehensive conceptualization of the “working college student” available. It provides a multi-faceted picture of the characteristics, experiences, and challenges of working college students and a more complete understanding of the heterogeneity underlying the label “undergraduates who work” and the implications of working for undergraduate students’ educational experiences and outcomes. The volume stresses the importance of recognizing the value and contribution of adult learners to higher education, and takes issue with the appropriateness of the term “non-traditional” itself, both because of the prevalence of this group, and because it allows higher education institutions to avoid considering changes that will meet the needs of this population, including changes in course offerings, course scheduling, financial aid, and pedagogy.