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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015 by Richard N. BollesIn today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and nuts-and-bolts guidance on landing a job. Combining classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated advice on social media and search tactics, this revised edition outlines what works--and what doesn't. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters towards their dream job.
Publication Date: 2014-08-12
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom RathDO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO BEST EVERY DAY? Chances are, you don’t. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced StrengthsFinder in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped millions discover their top five talents. In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular online assessment. With hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, StrengthsFinder 2.0 will change the way you look at yourself -- and the world -- forever. AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 (using the access code included with each book): The StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, fine-tuned to be faster and more accurate A Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide featuring: a customized version of your top five theme report; 50 Ideas for Action for building on your top five themes; and a strengths-based action plan for setting goals And much more on the StrengthsFinder 2.0 website: A strengths community area; resources, activities, and discussion guides; a strengths screensaver; and a program for creating display cards of your top five themes
Publication Date: 2007-02-01
The Inventurers: Excursions in Life and Career Renewal by Janet Hagberg; Richard J. LeiderOver the past ten years, The Inventurers has helped thousands of people discover what they truly want to do in their lives and careers. Whatever your lifestyle or career stage, Hagberg and Leider will lead you through a process called "inventuring”--an excursion into self-discovery that will help you clarify your inner values and achieve personal success.Through exercises, checklists, and reflection questions you’ll learn how to: map out an individual plan for your life and career, discover your skills and abilities, create options for your key interests, match your goals with your values, renew your career. Reading this book can be the first step of an exciting life adventure.
Publication Date: 1988-01-22
Your Career: how to make it happen by Lauri HarwoodPacked with innovative resources you can use now and throughout your career, best-selling YOUR CAREER: HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, 8e helps you move from "job seeker" to "job finder" with its comprehensive step-by-step guide to finding and keeping a job. Both empowering and encouraging, the book effectively breaks the daunting prospect of marketing yourself to prospective employers into a manageable process. Clear instruction guides you through self-assessment, employer research, self-marketing, writing a market-driven resume, and interviewing. It equips you with the tools you need to gain a competitive advantage in the workplace, reach your career potential, and stand out in a crowd.
Advancing Your Career by Rose Kearney-NunneryAdvance your career to the next level of professional practice with the guidance you'll find in the New Edition of this popular text. Build upon your prior nursing experiences with all of the concepts you need to progress from RN to BSN and beyond. From new and timely topics such as the Joint Commission's safety initiatives to health care reform and global issues, this text is ideal for pursuing ongoing education and reaching the next level of professional practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 5th Edition encourages you, the practicing nurse, to master the theories that are changing nursing. Apply them to the situations you'll encounter in practice today... and to the challenges in which you'll play a pivotal role in facing as a nurse tomorrow. Perfect for both classroom-based and online courses!
Call Number: RT82 .N85 2012
Publication Date: 2012-02-23
Career Development for Health Professionals by Lee HarounThis engaging text teaches all the necessary skills for achieving success in school and beyond. It is designed to provide health care students with the necessary tools to achieve the following four important goals: 1) complete their educational programs; 2) think like health care professionals; 3) find the right jobs; 4) attain long-term career success. The book is divided into two major sections. The first introduces students to the world of health care and teaches the life management and study skills essential for learning and working successfully. The second section focuses on job search skills and how to achieve and maintain career success. New features such as On the Job boxes and Building your resume exercises also help students achieve career success. Straightforward, easy-to-read style provides practical information, hints, and tips in bulleted/numbered lists. Take a Moment to Think questions encourage students to explore their own ideas about important concepts. Prescription for Success exercises offer a wide variety of opportunities to apply the ideas presented, collect additional information, and develop skills. Detailed Learning Objectives focus on the most important success skills. Key Terms and Concepts include detailed definitions to ensure understanding. Samples of test-taking techniques and examples of different test questions help students to practice and apply what they have learned. Reviews of basic Math and English are integrated where appropriate. More application exercises, including new and expanded items, give students more opportunities to apply the material. Success Tips suggest ways to apply ideas presented in the text. On the Job boxes contain specific examples of how various skills and concepts are used or applied in health care work. To Learn More at the end of each chapter provides a list of books or resources containing information about major topics. Spanish translations are provided in parentheses with the English words and definitions, wherever possible. Building Your Resume exercises in every chapter provide opportunities to use resume-writing to guide actions while in school and to create a resume over time. Internet Activities at the end of every chapter build research skills while taking advantage of the vast amount of online resources. Students will be directed to utilize the Evolve Learning Resources to accompany the text.
Call Number: R690 .H377 2006
Publication Date: 2005-07-28
The Corporate Lattice by Cathleen Benko; Molly AndersonThe corporate ladder has been the prevailing model for how companies manage their work and their people since the beginning of the industrial revolution a century ago. The ladder represents an inflexible view in which prestige, rewards, access to information, influence, power, etc. are tied to the rung one occupies. The problem is, the authors argue, we no longer live in the industrial age. The pace of change is faster. Work is increasingly virtual, collaborative, and dispersed. Organizations are flatter. Companies are much easier to see into. Careers zig and zag. Work is done wherever, whenever. And information flows in all directions. The result? The ladder model -- along with the outdated norms and expectations that defined it -- is collapsing. In their best-selling book, The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work, author Cathy Benko and co-author Molly Anderson define the emerging Corporate LatticeTM model and argue convincingly that a lattice is better suited for today’s global business environment. They describe the shift across three dimensions: --How careers are built: From straight up to zigzag. Rather than a series of linear career paths, lattice organizations offer customized options for growth and development. Lattice ways to build careers attract and engage the best talent and create versatile employees well suited to respond to change. --How work gets done: From where you go to what you do. Rather than expecting people to sit at their desks clocking face time from 9 to 5, lattice organizations offer options for when, where, and how people do their work. Lattice ways to work increase productivity and retention while increasing strategic flexibility in business operations. --How participation is fostered: From top-down to all-in. Instead of directed, top-down communications, lattice organizations nurture transparent cultures, providing multiple ways for people to share ideas, learn, and team. Lattice ways to participate tap the power of an inclusive workplace to drive innovation, growth, and agility. Offering much more than theory, the authors illustrate the lattice model using rich, in-depth case studies of exemplars including Cisco, Deloitte LLP, and Thomson Reuters. They also explore the changing role each individual plays in directing his or her own lattice journey.
Call Number: HD58.9 .B448 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-03
Do Over by Jon AcuffIt took me sixteen years to write this book. That breaks down to a brisk twelve words per day. But it wasn't the writing that took so long. . . . It was the working. I had to work at big companies and small companies. I had to get hired and fired several times. I had to find my dream job, then walk away from it. But after all that, I can now say the following with absolute certainty: You already have everything you need for an amazing career. In fact, you've had it since day one. Starting on the first day you got paid to scoop ice cream or restock shelves, you've had the chance to develop the four elements all great careers have in common: relationships, skills, character, and hustle. You already have each of those, to one degree or another. Now it's time to amplify them and apply them in a new way, creating a Career Savings Account(tm). This unique approach will give you the power to call a Do Over--whether you're twenty-two, forty-two, or sixty-two. You'll have the resources to reinvent your work and get unstuck. You'll even rescue your Mondays as you discover how to work toward the job you've always wanted! Just as a bank account protects you during a financial crunch, a Career Savings Account(tm) protects you during a career crunch. You need a CSA because you'll eventually face at least one of these major transitions: * You will hit a Career Ceiling and get stuck, requiring sharp skills to free yourself. * You will experience a Career Bump and unexpectedly lose your job, requiring strong relationships to survive. * You will make a Career Jump to a new role, requiring solid character to push through uncertainty and chaos. * You will get a surprise Career Opportunity, requiring dedicated hustle to take advantage of it. It took me sixteen years to figure out how to call a Do Over on my career. Please don't wait sixteen more seconds before starting yours.
Call Number: HF5381 .A515 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
Fast Facts for Career Success in Nursing by Connie Vance"This is a very practical and easy to read book that could be very useful for nurses starting out in their careers. As the foreword states, it could be a resource for formal mentoring programs, residency programs, and nursing educational programs. The information and advice in this book may also keep new nurses from leaving the field if they are able to develop successful mentoring relationships. It is a bargain at $25.00."--Choice "For those looking for a mentor, this book provides invaluable advice on what attracts mentors and makes them believe in you and be willing to support your development...This book is an excellent resource for mentors and protégés."--Nurse Educator "Dr. Vance's pioneering work on mentorship has provided us with the language, understanding, and strategies for building these essential professional support relationships. This book extends her work in practical and useful ways that will help us build the new generation of excellent clinical experts, advocates, and nurse leaders." From the Foreword by Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, "The American Journal of Nursing" This newest addition to the Fast Facts series provides insight for protégés and mentors on using mentoring to build new generations of successful nurses. It covers a quick history of why mentoring is important, how a protégé can identify and mentor, and how to develop and maintain a healthy mentor-protégé relationship. It also contains the necessary tools to help novice nurses benefit from mentor support through difficult and sometimes frightening and confusing times. Written by Connie Vance, an innovator in nursing mentorship research, this book presents new nurses with tools to identify the perfect "mentor match" and cultivate the mentor relationship in ways that result in valuable career-building insight. It includes guidelines to ensure a truly valuable and influential mentor relationship, contributing to career success in nursing. Key Features: Contains guidelines for creating a personal mentor action plan, complete with a chart for use in mentoring practice Provides 10 tips on raising mentor intelligence and how to use it as a source for career success Highlights resources for networking and collective mentoring to assist in career development
Pathways to a Nursing Education Career by Judith A. Halstead; Betsy FrankWinner of the Journal of Nursing Education's Top Teaching Tools Award ""All too often novice educators enter their first teaching position and find their adjustment to the role of a faculty member daunting.... This volume] is a 'must read' for any novice educator transitioning from the role of clinician or graduate student to educator....You will] learn how to become a faculty member, integrating the competencies you bring to the setting with your new role as educator.""Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF Professor and Division Chair, School of Nursing University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (From the Foreword) This highly accessible volume is designed to aid novice educators and faculty-in-training in making a smooth transition from nursing practice to the world of academia. Written by two educators with a broad range of experience in both academia and national leadership positions, the volume offers a blueprint for developing the competencies related to stepping into a faculty role. The authors define the unique characteristics of different educational settings, and discuss how to select an environment that reflects one's values and personal and professional goals. Case studies offer strategies for coping with the multiple roles, stresses, and demands that novice educators often encounter. The book will help new and future nurse educators to surmount a potentially overwhelming transition with ease and confidence. Key Topics: Issues and trends of the nursing faculty role Assuming the nursing faculty role Determining institutional fit: finding the perfect faculty position Beginning your faculty career Developing in the role of teacher Developing your identity as a scholar Determining your service commitment Planning your career trajectory
The Nursing Career Planning Guide by Susan Odegaard TurnerThe Nursing Career Planning Guide presents working nurses with tips for beginning a nursing career, moving out of bedside clinical roles, and acquiring general supervision and career development skills. This book introduces strategies for coping with workplace transitions such as job reentry, layoff, termination, resignation, and compassion fatigue. This guide also covers the following topics: nursing as a career, the nursing shortage, men in nursing, financing your nursing education, and life as a new nurse. Author Susan Odegaard Turner offers unique self assessment tools (Turner Self Assessment Tools) that nurses and nursing students can use routinely over the course of their career.
Call Number: RT82 .T89 2007
Publication Date: 2006-05-04
The Physician Scientist's Career Guide by Mark J. EisenbergThe Physician Scientist's Career Guide provides a complete guide to having a successful career as a Physician Scientist. Filled with first-hand experiences and practical advice, it guides readers through each step of this career path, from choosing a degree and training program, to navigating the tenure track, and through the intricacies of applying for and obtaining funding. The volume is unique in that it provides an overview of this entire career path, allowing readers to envision and prepare for their futures. The Physician Scientist's Career Guide fulfills a unique and crucial need and will be an invaluable guide for medical students, fellows and newly appointed faculty members interested in a career in research.
Call Number: R850 .E37 2011X
Publication Date: 2010-10-26
Your Coach by Robert Hargrove; Michel RenaudCoaching has proven to be one of the most power and effective ways for leaders to develop and improve their performance. Yet working one-on-one with a coach is not always possible. If you want the experience of masterful coaching, Your Coach (In a Book) provides a time-efficient and affordable solution. Based on the authors' highly successful Masterful Coaching approach, Your Coach (In a Book) is designed to help you master your trickiest leadership, business, and career challenges. Throughout, master-level coaches Robert Hargrove and Michel Renaud engage the reader in a "coaching conversation" about your most important goals, pivotal decisions, bothersome issues, and dilemmas. Your Coach (In A Book) simulates the experience of working with a personal coach. drawing on thousands of hours of coaching conversations. It gives you the insights you need to set aspirational goals, master the corporate chessboard, and create new openings for action where you are stuck or ineffective.