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Selected eBooks on Career Exploration & Job Search

Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career

The author wrote the book to help young adults avoid the traps she fell into as a result of struggling to figure out her career path after college by sharing hard-learned lessons to help identify one's passions and strengths.

Career Match

This book is designed to help you discover your ideal work. Take the ten-minute self-assessment to determine your personality style and then turn to the corresponding chapter that reads as if it's written just for you. Updated to include hot new careers in areas such as gaming, web design, alternative energy, cybersecurity, food science, and more.

Lighter As We Go: Virtues, Character Strengths, and Aging

The authors show that our sense of well-being actually increases with our age, often even in the presence of illness or disability. The book explores positive psychology concepts of character strengths and virtues to unveil how and why, through the course of a lifetime, we learn who we are as we go. The authors draw from their intergenerational friendship, as well as research in the areas of social psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, humanities, psychiatry, and gerontology.

Up Is Not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility

Up Was Never for Everyone! Move up or move out. When those two options appear to be the only ones, dissatisfaction grows and engagement suffers. In decades of studying careers around the globe, the authors have found that there are more options.

Reinvention Roadmap

Break the rules and take charge of your career! The traditional job-search approaches just don't work anymore, and the days of trusting your career to your employer are long over. The new-millennium workplace requires all of us to rewrite the rules and start treating our careers like we're running a business.

The Confidence Myth: Why Women Undervalue Their Skills and How to Get Over It!

Drawing on her own and other female leaders' experiences, as well as on her survey of over 500 working women, the author lays out practical strategies for beating the confidence myth that women at all levels in business, government, and nonprofits face and overcoming obstacles like gender bias.

Passion to Careers

The author shares nine critical steps that will help you find a job you love by identifying your talents, interests, and passion as well as find work that truly engages, inspires, and fulfills you. The book offers practical solutions to common career problems such as deciding what skills to develop, which company to work for, and what career to build.

Her Way to the Top: The Glass Ceiling Is Thicker Than It Looks

The author addresses the universal internal and external roadblocks that can impede a woman's climb to the top, regardless of her culture or geography. A guide for working women for exploring FOMO (the Fear of Missing Out), Imposter Syndrome, perfectionism and sexual harassment, among other issues.

Selected eBooks on Various Careers

The Entrepreneurial Artist : Lessons from Highly Successful Creatives

Very few artists are skilled at promoting themselves and their work. Drawing on the accomplishments of Shakespeare, Mozart, and several contemporary creatives, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Wynton Marsalis, this engaging and practical guide will help you achieve artistic fulfillment, both personally and professionally no matter your medium.

Becoming an Art Therapist: Enabling Growth, Change, and Action for Emerging Students in the Field

This book contains stories by art therapy students about what they are thinking and feeling as well as letters to young art therapists by highly regarded professionals in the field. The reader has the advantage of ideas and responses from both a student art therapist and an art therapist with many years' experience and is clearly intended for students aiming for a career.

Your Art Will Save Your Life

"A survival guide for the creatives among us," claims author Nicole Georges. As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, the author realized the importance of making art. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to empowering working artists. Intimate yet practical, this book helps artists build a sustainable practice while navigating the world of MFAs, residencies, and institutional funding.

Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition

After completing military service, veterans can have a difficult time finding employment when returning to civilian life. This book is designed to help all transitioning military personnel, regardless of service, branch, rank, rating, time in service, time in grade, or specialty.

Change Maker

This book helps you lay out a clear roadmap for career success—for both established professionals and anyone just getting started in the health and fitness industry. The author covers the range of logistical, financial, psychological, and practical issues that every health and fitness pro needs to know, including how to choose a specialty, identify clients, build new relationships, and become a next-level coach.

Careers for the Criminal Justice Major

This book addresses the proper preparation for careers in criminal justice. The author describes the realistic descriptions of various entry-level positions and provides practical information about how to choose academic courses that will improve a student's likelihood of success during the application process. This valuable resource is designed to assist college students majoring in criminal justice, police academics, and law enforcement professionals.

Selected eBooks on Healthcare Careers

101 Careers in Healthcare Management

This guide covers careers in health administration ranging from entry-level management positions to senior executive opportunities. Includes more than 40 new interviews that reflect a greater diversity of careers and demographics in an evolving job market. Profiles careers in acute and long-term care, physician practices, consulting firms, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical devices, public health organizations, information technology and informatics, and regulatory agencies. In each setting, experts explain job responsibilities, educational requirements, opportunities, and traditional and nontraditional career pathways.

101 + Careers in Public Health, 2nd ed.

This book provides an extensive overview of the numerous and diverse career options available in public health, including careers in the military, public health and aging, and in cutting-edge areas such as nanotechnology and public health genetics. Includes descriptions of careers in disease prevention, environmental health, disaster preparedness, nutrition, education, and public safety. Details the training, salary ranges, and degree requirements for each job and alerts readers to alternative pathways beyond the traditional MPH.

Boost Your Nursing Leadership Career: 50 Lessons that Drive Success

This practical guide introduces nurses to what it takes to succeed at leadership and how to build an rewarding career. In 50 lessons, learn about the traits, habits, and skills that nurse leaders must master for maximum personal and career success. Nurses at all levels of their careers will learn how to develop personally and professionally. Includes exercises for self-exploration and resources for further learning accompany the lessons.

Cracking the Nursing Interview

This book is designed to help you land your ideal nursing job. Helps both first-time and experienced nurses through the job application process, the interviewing process, job training, and everything in between. Readers will learn how to sell their value and determine whether they fit within a specific healthcare organization. Nurses will be given an overview of the unique nurse hiring process, a detailed walk-through of the various nursing careers available to them, and all the information necessary to identify and pursue their ideal career.

Hot Health Care Careers

This book features the hottest healthcare careers for people from all educational backgrounds, from high school diploma to medical degree. Features jobs such as Biomedical Engineer, Dental Hygienist, Medical Illustrator, Mental Health Counselor, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physician, and RN. Job profiles include an overview of the job and typical work environments, educational requirements, personal skills, methods of exploring the career while still in high school, tips on landing a job, typical employers, information on the long-term employment outlook and hot specialties, and sources of additional information.

301 Careers in Nursing

Written for nurses of all education and experience levels, this book highlights the diverse opportunities available to those interested in a career in nursing. This edition features 100 additional career options, with an emphasis on those available to the growing number of advanced practice nurses, as well as 25 interviews from nurses practicing in a multitude of areas. Each career entry includes description, educational requirements, core competencies, and skills.

A Man's Guide to a Nursing Career

This is a nuts and bolts guide to a career in nursing designed specifically for men and created to address the practical  concerns of men throughout their nursing career journey. Presents the numerous career paths available in nursing along with a consideration of their financial benefits, job security, personal fulfillment, and the need for nurses who are adept at information management and high tech-skills. The guide discusses strategies for dealing with a rigorous nursing curriculum compounded by the challenges of anti-male sentiment that is sometimes present. 

Nursing Beyond the Bedside

This book introduces nurses and nursing students to career opportunities outside of the hospital setting-in areas where RN job growth is projected to stay strong as patients live longer but with more chronic illnesses. Provides practicing nurses and those pursuing a nursing career a thorough understanding of the many career options available outside the hospital.

Selected eBooks from the Dummies Series

Getting Your First Job for Dummies

This book is designed to take the stress out of the job search process and help you get an offer. In this book, you'll discover how to identify your talents and strengths, use your network to your advantage, interview with confidence, and evaluate an offer. Written in plain English and packed with step-by-step instructions, it will quickly have you writing customized resumes and compelling cover letters, conducting company research, and utilizing online job search sites. Whether you're still in school or navigating the world as a recent graduate, this guide will arm you with the skills and confidence to land your first job.

Podcasting for Dummies

This guide offers a fast and easy way to get the know-how you need to produce and distribute one of your very own podcasts. Written by a pair of podcasting pioneers, this book shares insight on the technology behind recording, editing, and sharing podcasts, along with tips and tricks on how to produce a pro-level podcast.

Starting an Online Business All-In-One for Dummies

This guide will teach you the basics of how to set up your business website, offer your products in an online store, and keep accurate books. The authors help you navigate the primary legal, accounting, and security challenges related to running an online business. Learn how to use SEO strategically to drive traffic to a well-designed site, market your business effectively as an entrepreneur, build customer relationships, and sell on social media, and keep up with e-commerce trends.

Business Skills All-In-One for Dummies

Learn how to wear multiple hats in the workplace without ever breaking a sweat. Compiled from 8 of the best Dummies books on business skills topics, this book provides everything you need to hone your abilities and translate them into a bigger paycheck. Discover how to manage a successful operation, write more effectively, work on the go with Microsoft Office 365, and deal with marketing, accounting, and projects with ease.

Digital Marketing for Dummies

This guide shows you how to use proven digital marketing strategies and tactics to expand the reach of your brand, increase audience engagement, and acquire and monetize customers. From current best practices in SEO and SEM to the latest ways to effectively use content marketing and influencer marketing — and everything in between — this book helps you get the most out of all your digital marketing efforts.

Career Development All-In-One for Dummies

Learn new skills and increase your visibility as a leader in your company with the help of this practical, hands-on guide to professional development. Find new techniques for being a better leader, tips for writing better emails, rules for running more effective meetings, advice on how to give engaging presentations, and much more.

Resumes for Dummies

Master the art of resume writing and boost your chances of getting hired. With unemployment rates still running high, getting an edge up on the competition in your field -- whatever it may be -- can be an intimidating and exhausting undertaking. This book will serve as your life raft as you navigate the murky waters of a modern-day job search.

Answering Tough Interview Questions for Dummies®

This handy guide will teach you how to perform professionally and productively under stressful interview conditions. Learn to breeze through tricky questions and accentuate your most impressive qualities. Provides a ten-step guide to having a great interview, tips for projecting confidence, techniques for trouble-shooting your job search, 200 tough sample interview questions with detailed advice and model answers, proven strategies to combat nerves, and guidelines for perfecting your social media presence and handling questions that may arise from an online search.

Linkedin Profile Optimization for Dummies

This book shows you how to create a LinkedIn profile that enhances your personal brand, controls how others see you, and shapes a successful future for your career. Whether your goal is job search, branding, reputation management, or sales, people are googling you, and your LinkedIn profile is more often than not their first point of contact. The profile you will create with the help of this guide will make that first connection a positive one, giving you a better chance to see results.

Paralegal Career for Dummies

This book explains the skills and requirements needed to pursue the paralegal career. Discover the ins and outs of paralegal skills, from preparing documents and performing legal research to obtaining certification, job hunting, and understanding legal concepts. Discover the job skills required for success as a paralegal and learn important legal concepts as well as access forms, templates, and examples on the companion website.

Coding All-In-One for Dummies

Whether you need to learn how coding works to build a web page or an application or see how coding drives the data revolution, this resource introduces the languages and processes you'll need to know. Quickly learn the basics of simple web languages, then move on to start thinking like a professional coder and using languages that power big applications. Learn the steps to get started with updating a website or create the next great mobile app.

Electronics All-In-One for Dummies

A collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance for everything you need to enhance your experience as an electronics enthusiast. This practical guide makes it easy to grasp such important topics as circuits, schematics, voltage, and safety concerns and will have you working with the Raspberry Pi, creating special effects, making your own entertainment electronics, repairing existing electronics, learning to solder safely, and more. Learn to create schematics and breadboards. Become a circuit-building expert; tackle analog, digital, and car electronics.

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