• Education

The One Page CV

Create your own high impact CV. Clever, clear, and comprehensive. Get noticed and beat the competition.
Author: Paul Hichens
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292001496
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 1087
Say less and stand out more. About six seconds – that’s how long your CV will be considered before it’s consigned to the bin forever. If you don’t grab attention quickly, you’ll be rejected without a second thought. Your CV must be high impact, concise and optimised if it’s to do its job, and The One Page CV shows you exactly how to do it. It’s proven to work. It’s tried and tested. It’s written by an expert. · Avoid the pitfalls that your competition will be making · Transform your CV into a targeted, high-impact, job-winning tool · Spotlight your professional skills, qualifications and experience · Write smartly and persuasively so recruiters want to read your CV Remember – you’ve got six seconds. That’s all. Why waste it?

    • Computers

97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know

Collective Wisdom from the Experts
Author: Barbee Davis
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449379568
Category: Computers
Page: 252
View: 7501
If the projects you manage don't go as smoothly as you'd like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that's priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips -- whether you're dealing with software or non-IT projects -- from some of the world's most experienced project managers and software developers. You'll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more. While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse to find topics that are of particular relevance to you. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know is both a useful reference and a source of inspiration. Among the 97 practical tips: "Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain...and Maintenance Is Everything" -- David Wood, Partner, Zepheira "Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator" -- Fabio Teixeira de Melo, Planning Manager, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht "Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports?" -- Barbee Davis, President, Davis Consulting "How Do You Define 'Finished'"? -- Brian Sam-Bodden, author, software architect "The Best People to Create the Estimates Are the Ones Who Do the Work" -- Joe Zenevitch, Senior Project Manager, ThoughtWorks "How to Spot a Good IT Developer" -- James Graham, independent management consultant "One Deliverable, One Person" -- Alan Greenblatt, CEO, Sciova

    • Business & Economics

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: 8848
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.

    • Business & Economics

Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects


Author: Neal Whitten,Neal Whitten PMP
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523097019
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
View: 9751
Learn the Best Practices That Make the Difference Between Troubled Projects and Consistently Successful Projects There's no better way to learn the nuts and bolts of a profession than by having a mentor at your side. But most project managers and leaders don't have that advantage — and that's why Neal Whitten wrote this book. Having Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects on hand is like having a mentor to guide you at every turn in the road. Neal shows you how to avoid a painful learning curve with a set of best practices for leading consistently successful projects. In this book, Neal distills his 30 years of experience into tips and strategies that are easy to learn and apply to your projects. These strategies will give you a decisive competitive edge in leading projects and working with stakeholders, clients, and team members. Learn How to: • Run your project like you'd run your own business • Become a “benevolent dictator” for the most effective leadership • Recognize and deal with professional immaturity • Deal with difficult people • Master behaviors that will make your team leaders' jobs easier and benefit your own career • Assess if you're too soft — and learn to make unpopular decisions if they're necessary to project success • Create a culture that fosters the success of your project • Gain the respect of your team members • Avoid making long-term project commitments • Manage to your top three problems

    • Business & Economics

150 Tips and Tricks for New Nurses

Balance a hectic schedule and get the sleep you need...Avoid illness and stay positive...Continue your education and keep up with medical advances
Author: Kathy Quan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440520453
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 5074
With long hours, huge responsibilities, and average pay, nursing is often as challenging as it is rewarding. By teaching new nurses what to expect, how to get what they want, and how to succeed in today's medical environment, this book is the one-dose treatment to prevent burnout. Written in an easy-to-read, direct, and honest way, this helpful handbook will teach new nurses what they didn't learn in nursing school. Veteran R.N. Kathy Quan offers readers information on how to: balance a hectic new schedule (for work, sleep, and life) deal with doctors avoid illness themselves continue education while working cope with death of patients (the first time, and after) and more With this book, nurses get real-life advice on how to cope, perform, and excel in their field--one shift at a time!

    • Business & Economics

Cover Letters that Blow Doors Open


Author: Anne McKinney
Publisher: PREP Publishing
ISBN: 9781885288134
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 263
View: 2385
Designed as the comprehensive guide to cover letter preparation, the 272-page book shows examples of exciting and door-opening cover letters. The main section of the book shows cover letters by field and industry. For example, job hunters in the accounting field will find examples of cover letters used to blow doors open in the accounting, banking, and financial community. From aviation, to computer operations, to management, to sales, to transportation, cover letters tailored to specific fields are illustrated which can be used as "models" or "templates" for those involved in a job hunt. But what if a job hunter is changing careers or doesn't need a cover letter targeting a specific field or functional area? There's a section showing examples of all-purpose cover letters, career-change cover letters, cover letters for entrepreneurs, and cover letters for those seeking their first job. For those seeking advice on how to respond to ads, how to handle questions about salary requirements, how to request consideration for multiple job openings in the organization, and how to write letters for special situations, there's a section entitled "Sixteen Commonly Asked Questions About Cover Letters (and Job Hunting)."

    • Business & Economics

Blue Collar Resumes-Third Edition


Author: Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP
Publisher: ECS: Executive Career Services & DeskTop Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0963355864
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 257
View: 1755
Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition will help you discover, organize, and market your skills and abilities to employers with impact and clarity. Using real-life examples and the latest strategies used by expert resume writers, Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP, clearly explains how to sift through your work history, extract and develop key points about your talents, and sell them to win interviews. You’ll learn to evaluate your work experience, education and skills, and translate them into powerful selling points. You will also learn new, effective methods to format and organize your achievements, design the finished resume, and leverage new techniques for making job contacts and acing the interview. The 100+ resume examples in Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition, reflect a broad spectrum of industries, careers, and job descriptions. These include skilled trade and factory workers, assemblers and construction workers, supervisors, executive secretaries, sales and customer service representatives, data entry clerks, and clerical positions. There’s even resume samples for pilots, drivers and equipment operators, technical and medical workers, as well as entry-level business and administrative positions, and veterans returning to the workforce. No matter what your or type of work this guide will help you shorten your job search and increase your income!

    • Social Science

Home Care Aide


Author: Doris Smith
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780815147480
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
View: 9444
An aid to learning which provides home care aides with information needed to manage client emergencies. Information is given in this text with illustrations accompanying each step, and key points are highlighted in this text to try and allow students to locate and use the information more easily.

    • Business & Economics

Resumes, Applications, and Cover Letters (2009)


Author: Olivia Crosby,Drew Liming
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160834790
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 12
View: 2499
This comprehensive guide briefly describes how to create effective resumes and cover letters and how to pick up and fill out job application forms. Includes a section about creating digital resumes.

    • Archaeology

Archaeology

Indonesian Perspective : R.P. Soejono's Festschrift
Author: N.A
Publisher: Yayasan Obor Indonesia
ISBN: 9789792624991
Category: Archaeology
Page: 618
View: 1728

    • Business & Economics

Scrappy Project Management

The 12 Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls That Every Project Faces
Author: Kimberly Wiefling
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 1600050522
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 139
View: 5359

    • Business & Economics

Gallery of Best Cover Letters

A Collection of Quality Cover Letters by Professional Resume Writers
Author: David Franklin Noble
Publisher: Jist Works
ISBN: 9781593579173
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 396
View: 2236
Offers over three hundred cover letters for such careers as finance, education, public relations, healthcare, and manufacturing, along with tips on composition and design.

    • Fiction

All about Skin

Short Fiction by Women of Color
Author: Jina Ortiz,Rochelle Spencer
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 029930194X
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
View: 5587
Features 27 stories by women writers of color whose short fiction has earned them a range of honors, including John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Flannery O'Connor Award, and inclusion in the Best American Short Stories and O. Henry anthologies. The prose in this multicultural anthology addresses such themes as racial prejudice, media portrayal of beauty, and family relationships and spans genres from the comic and the surreal to startling realism. Original.

    • Computers

Connected Play

Tweens in a Virtual World
Author: Yasmin B. Kafai,Deborah A. Fields
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262019930
Category: Computers
Page: 195
View: 2323
How kids play in virtual worlds, how it matters for their offline lives, and what this means for designing educational opportunities.

    • Business & Economics

Book of US Government Jobs


Author: Dennis V. Damp
Publisher: Bookhaven Press LLC
ISBN: 9780943641263
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 338
View: 1469
Discusses the nature of government jobs, civil service hiring procedures, types of jobs available, examinations, the application form, working abroad, and provisions for people with disabilities.

    • Computers

Learning and Collaboration Technologies

Third International Conference, LCT 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 17-22, 2016, Proceedings
Author: Panayiotis Zaphiris,Andri Ioannou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319394835
Category: Computers
Page: 743
View: 4449
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2016, held as part of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2016, in Toronto, Canada, in July 2016, in conjunction with 14 thematically similar conferences. The 1287 papers presented at the HCII 2016 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4354 submissions. The papers cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The papers included in this volume are organized in the following thematic sections: instructional design; interaction techniques and platforms for learning; learning performance; web-based, mobile and ubiquitous learning; intelligent learning environments; learning technologies; collaboration technologies; and cultural and social aspects of learning and collaboration technologies.

    • Science

Materials: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Christopher Hall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191653101
Category: Science
Page: 144
View: 9169
The study of materials is a major field of research that supports and drives innovation in technology. Using modern scientific techniques, materials scientists and engineers explore and manipulate materials, and create new ones with remarkable strength and extraordinary optical and electrical properties. In this Very Short Introduction, Christopher Hall looks at a wide range of materials, from steel, wood, and rubber, to gold, silicon, and graphene, describing how materials are used, how their properties arise from their internal structure, and how useful and novel things are made from them. He concludes by looking at how the global scale of materials consumption now threatens the goal of sustainability. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

    • RELIGION

Hinduism as a Missionary Religion


Author: Arvind Sharma
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438432135
Category: RELIGION
Page: 203
View: 5254
Reconsiders whether Hinduism can be considered a missionary religion. Is Hinduism a missionary religion? Merely posing this question is a novel and provocative act. Popular and scholarly perception, both ancient and modern, puts Hinduism in the nonmissionary category. In this intriguing book, Arvind Sharma reopens the question. Examining the historical evidence from the major Hindu eras, the Vedic, classical, medieval, and modern periods, Sharma’s investigation challenges the categories used in current scholarly discourse and finds them inadequate, emphasizing the need to distinguish between a missionary religion and a proselytizing one. A distinction rarely made, it is nevertheless an illuminating and fruitful one that resonates with insights from the comparative study of religion. Ultimately concluding that Hinduism is a missionary religion, but not a proselytizing one, Sharma’s work provides us with insights both about Hinduism and about religion in general. “Sharma is a prolific author who has made significant contributions to Hindu studies … Readers will gain insight from Sharma’s careful inquiry.” — CHOICE

    • Business & Economics

Best resumes for accountants and financial professionals


Author: Kim Marino
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 199
View: 943
Because in today's competitive job market, you need every edge you can find...; The founder of the Just Resumes о writing service and author of several popular resume books, Kim Marino now offers practicing and prospective accountants and financial professionals a practical, highly targeted guide to writing winning resumes. Whether you're an executive making a lateral move or returning to the work force, or a college graduate just entering the accounting industry, this surefire handbook provides you with step-by-step guidance and savvy advice on how to create a professionally designed resume that puts your education, experience, and accomplishments in the best possible light and helps you reach your job objective. Best Resumes for Accountants and Financial Professionals first offers quick tips on the basics of resume writing, proper resume appearance, and the do's and don'ts of resume prepartion. You'll learn what type of resume best suits your needs and how to create each-whether chronological, functional, or combination resumes. It then gets down to specifics, with tailor-made advice and 80 detailed sample resumes and cover letters for: Accountants and financial pros who are making a lateral move or career change-such as financial planners, securities analysts, portfolio managers, brokers, account execs, and human resource directors Accountants moving up-including public, private, financial, and government accountants Accounting students and recent graduates-from first-year students with no paid experience, to college graduates looking to set forth in the real world Complete with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the corporate headquarters of the Big 6 accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies, and an alphabetical listing of key accountant associations and publications, Best Resumes for Accountants and Financial Professionals demonstrates how you can make a lasting first impression, and then reinforce it through the job selection process.