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Careers You'll Love

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A Joosr Guide To... What Color Is Your Parachute?

What Color is Your Parachute? is a popular book amongst job seekers worldwide. Discover the secrets of the Parachute Method, with a revolutionary series of actions that will increase your chances of obtaining employment and help you to find and secure your dream job. The 2020 edition of this book is available in print at the campus libraries.


Careering offers young people a seamless step-by-step process to help teens avoid career traps. Topics include how to explore career options; network effectively; apply for jobs; develop interviewing skills; and conduct oneself once landing a job. The interactive, engaging “workbook” format allows for readers to write their plans, interests and aspirations on blank lines provided.

Passion to Careers

Discover why the secret to a successful career lies in your passion! In Passion to Careers: Nine steps to BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CAREER from your PASSION, Gugu shares nine critical steps that will help you find a job you love (while still building a successful career). These steps will help you to identify your talents, interests and passion and find work that truly engages, inspires and fulfills you.

The Introvert's Complete Career Guide

In this supportive, all-inclusive handbook, Jane Finkle demonstrates how to use your introverted qualities to their best advantage, then add a sprinkling of extroverted skills to round out a forceful combination for ultimate career success.

The Job-Ready Guide

This is your all-in-one guide to understanding what employers want and how to prepare yourself with a personal career plan. From gaining work experience, to mastering essential skills and acing the application process.

Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the "dusty old rules" of standard networking advice. You don't have to become a backslapping extrovert or even learn how to fake it. Incredible as it seems, the very traits that make you hate networking can be harnessed to forge an approach even more effective than traditional techniques.

Think on Your Feet

Filled with engaging improv activities, you’ll learn how to nurture your personal style for communicating in every professional situation. From effective listening in the office, giving presentations, and leading meetings to negotiating a raise, acing an interview, and more.


Competence does not speak for itself! You can't simply display it; you have to draw people's attention to it. Nasher explains how to use techniques such as expectation management, verbal and nonverbal communication, the Halo Effect, competence framing, and the power of nonconformity to gain control of how others perceive you.

Interviewing in a Changing World

Interviewing in a Changing World offers students the broadest coverage of interviewing available today by including several unique interview situations. The Second Edition covers employment contexts such as job interviews, persuasive interviews, performance and appraisal interviews, as well as media interviews on radio, television, newspapers, and political reporting.

Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier

A practical guidebook for those who are stuck in their career journey or need help reaching their career goals. The Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier (SIWIKE) is what you didn't know you needed to know about your career development, things that would have altered your career path if you'd known them ten, five, or even one year earlier.

Your Creative Career

Anna Sabino is an artist, but certainly not a starving one. She wasn't born into a wealthy family, didn't inherit money from a distant relative, and doesn't have a rich husband. But she made it as an entrepreneur, as a single woman, and most importantly, as an artist. In Your Creative Career, she shows her fellow artists and creatives how to build a business that reflects their talent and true calling while generating serious cash.

Surviving the Whiteboard Interview

William Gant uses his real-world knowledge and expertise to guide you through the psychological roadblocks of a coding test while also providing you with a sample coding challenge. Gant helps you explore how you can create a good soft skills impression that will last beyond the whiteboard test by showing your work ethic, positive attitude, and ability to take and implement criticism effectively.

Get the Job You Really Want

A practical, comprehensive guide to job search and interview success.Make your job search, interview experience and career a success.From setting goals to negotiating your job offer, you can discover all of the inside tips on how to secure that job or promotion, build your value proposition, online brand and CV.

Building a Career in Software

Building a Career in Software is the solution, a comprehensive guide to the essential skills that instructors don't need and professionals never think to teach: landing jobs, choosing teams and projects, asking good questions, running meetings, going on-call, debugging production problems, technical writing, making the most of a mentor, and much more.

How to Develop Your Healthcare Career

An informative guide to all key aspects of employability for graduating students, educators, managers, and qualified healthcare professionals. Packed full of potential interview questions, reflection opportunities, and case studies throughout.

The HR Career Guide

The HR Career Guide is packed with practical, honest, real-world guidance for successfully navigating the challenges commonly faced throughout the complete career cycle, including: Starting Your HR Career, Resumes, Interviews, Networking, Job Searches, Job Stability, Leadership, Promotions & Transfers, Job Change, and Career Change.

Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile

In 50 minutes you will be able to: • Use LinkedIn to showcase your skills, experience and accomplishments • Connect with the people who can take your career to the next level • Tailor your profile to your professional objectives.

Career Match

In this invaluable resource for all personalities:* Identify career choices that will exhilarate you* Recognize the type of work environment and boss you need to thrive* Learn to leverage your natural strengths* Customize and speed your job search. This second edition has been updated to include trending new careers in areas such as gaming, web design, alternative energy, cybersecurity, food science, and more.

Don't Get a Job... Make a Job

Don't Get a Job, Make a Job explores strategies for graduates to gain exposure in the creative industries - including design, fashion and advertising. This book celebrates the various strategies that students and graduates are taking to gain exposure, while also including interviews and inspirational advice from those who are now enjoying success as a result of their creative approach to employment.

College Majors Handbook

This is the only book that provides information on the actual jobs and earning of college graduates in 50 majors. Readers will discover which majors are the best investment, the job and salary prospects for specific majors, the employment growth rates through 2018 for particular majors, what each major's graduates do on the job, how many of a major's graduates go on to additional education, and more.

10 Ways to Choose Your Career

The 10 WAYS TO series provides advice, skills, and strategies to the readers for successfully negotiating different aspects of life. This book focuses on how to choose your career.

A Student's Guide to a Meaningful Career

A Student's Guide to a Meaningful Career: Choices, Education, and Opportunities serves as a dynamic workbook that will help you uncover your unique qualities, passions, and strengths, then consider complementary career paths. You will learn how to take advantage of the many opportunities available to you during your academic career, many of which can make you more marketable to future employers.

101 Great Résumés

In 101 Great Resumes, you will find the resume format that will work wonders for you, one that can showcase your unique background, situation and career goals and help you land your dream job. It features resumes tailored to the individual situations, challenges, and aspirations of today's job seekers.

A Joosr Guide To... Do What You Are

Do What You Are defines 16 personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. In discovering and understanding your personality type, you will begin to get a sense of what really makes you tick and where the path to career satisfaction lies. You will also be able to identify a range of jobs best suited to your needs, discovering the key to being truly happy at work.

The A-Z of Careers and Jobs

From accountant to zoologist, this new edition of The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is your one-stop guide for insightful guidance on more than 300 different career areas in the UK.