Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life
Author: Thomas R. Klassen,John A. Dwyer
Publisher: UBC Press
Going to university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. What courses should I take? What program should I choose? Will I get a job after graduation? This book shows that the best preparation for success on the job, and in life, is succeeding at university. Teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well, and dealing with people are essential in any professional job. These same skills are also vital to becoming a strong student. This practical guide shows you how to master the critical skills and strategies for success at school, work, and in life.
An Essential Guide to Academic Skills and Personal Development
Author: Bob Smale,Julie Fowlie
Category: Study Aids
How to Succeed at University is a uniquely comprehensive study skills and personal development guide, incorporating coverage of personal skills, academic skills and job search skills within the framework of personal development planning. All the key skills are covered, with a strong focus on the importance of the continuing personal development process and the ultimate goal of employability. In terms of personal skills, the book offers advice on handling stress, time management and developing interpersonal skills. The academic skills section concentrates on the skills crucial for learning effectively, carrying out research, writing up your work and tackling exams. The job search skills covered include discussion of how to identify the best job according to skill set and how to stand out in the applications and selection process. This book will be an essential companion for all undergraduate students, whatever their subject of study, and for those preparing for study at University. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.
Business & Economics by Elwood F. Holton,Ed Holton,Sharon S. Naquin
Author: Elwood F. Holton,Ed Holton,Sharon S. Naquin
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
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.
Education by Patrick Tissington,Christos Orthodoxou
Want to stand out from the thousands of other business and management students when you graduate from university? This comprehensive study skills book gives you all the tools and techniques needed to graduate with a better degree than you thought possible. Study Skills for Business and Management is written in an entertaining and non-patronising way and is filled with examples and case studies. With chapters on efficient and effective reading, working in groups, managing and writing essays and succeeding in exams, this textbook is written specifically with business and management students' needs in mind. Key features: Written by an academic and a recent business and management graduate who are in touch with what it is like to study Business and Management today and the challenges students face Based on primary research in to which study skills are the most effective, providing an evidence-based approach that you can trust in and saving you precious time Contains a wealth of current examples from recent business and management graduates, highlighting examples of good practice as well as common pitfalls to avoid An electronic inspection copy is available for instructors.
How to succeed after university or college? Becoming successful after university depends on more than just formal education. Features of Your Guide to Succeed After Graduation includes: Expert advice from professionals such as career coaches, leaders in career development at the University of Toronto and others Step-by-step guidance to tackle complicated topics such as tapping into the unknown job network, developing a career strategy, personal branding, balanced living, becoming debt-free, and pursuing your passion Personal experiences to illustrate the ups, downs, trials and errors Top 12 Things to Remember from Your Guide to Succeed After University 1) Define your personal brand before someone else does it for you. Your personal brand is about showcasing who you are, what you stand for, the skill set that you possess, and the promises you make and deliver on. 2) Networking is a vital part of success, where anyone can open a door. People make a difference, so value those two-way relationships 3) Guidance is just a mentorship request away. Mentors come in many forms and can provide guidance and feedback along your career path. 4) Job searching is a discovery process. The process, including rejection, is a continuous opportunity to learn about yourself. 5) You define your own success. You can succeed in any career you choose at any time. Consider a career direction that excites you most and you will inevitably gain value in that direction. 6) Know where you want to go, and that there are many paths to get there. Your career strategy acts as a compass to an engaging and meaningful career. 7) Discover your passions; find the right time to pursue them. Keep your passions in mind as you grow your career and develop - seize opportunities, no matter how unconventional. 8) Set S.M.A.R.T. goals to reach smart outcomes Achieving effective outcomes is a combination of S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) goals, self-motivation, and a personal reward system. 9) Take time to take care of yourself and your community. To maintain your physical, mental, and social well-being, be sure to balance your career and job duties with activities that support yourself and your community. 10) Open your mind to a world of perspective. Living and traveling outside of your community is a great way to expose yourself to new experiences and perspectives, and a great way to build your network. 11) Implement creative and practical ways to manage your budget. Having a plan to manage your money and pay down your debt will ensure that you are on a solid path to a rewarding career. 12) Learning does not end when school does. After school, actively seek out either formal or informal means of learning to enhance your skill set and to continue your personal development. Practical advice that anyone can use, the goal of Your Guide to Succeed After Graduation is to help new graduates become confident in developing successful careers, addressing work-life balance, and other next steps after graduation.
A Champion's Tips on How to Lead and Succeed at Work and in Life
Author: Nick Saban,Brian Curtis
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
He guided LSU to its first football championship in forty-five years. He turned down countless offers from professional teams to stay with the job he loves. Now Nick Saban reveals the secrets that will help you lead and succeed at work and in life. Excellence doesn’t happen overnight. It comes from hard work, consistency, the drive to be the best, and a passion for what you do. Few understand this better than Nick Saban, the hottest college football coach in the game. Now, in How Good Do You Want to Be?, Saban shares his winning philosophy for creating and inspiring success. In more than three decades as a player and coach, Saban has learned much about life and leadership, both on the field and off. Working alongside some of the game’s legends, including Super Bowl winner Bill Belichick and coaching legend Jerry Glanville, he saw firsthand how great leaders encourage greatness in others. In this candid, insightful guide, he shares such acquired wisdom as • Organization, Organization, Organization Create an environment where everybody knows his or her responsibilities–and each is responsible to the entire group. • Motivate to Dominate Understand the psychology of teams and individuals, and use that knowledge to breed success. • No Other Way than Right Practice ethics and values–and demand the same from your team. • Look in the Mirror Maintain an understanding of who you are by knowing your strengths and your weaknesses. How Good Do You Want to Be? is more than the story of how Nick Saban motivates his staff and players to excel–it is also the memoir of one of America’s most successful coaches. Filled with instructive anecdotes and illuminated by never-before-told stories of his life and career, this is a book that challenges and inspires us all to be our best. From the Hardcover edition.
Unbeatable Preparation for Success in the Graduate Management Admission Test
Author: Mike Bryon
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Study Aids
The best business schools place great emphasis on a candidate's performance in the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Yet many students let themselves down by poor preparation and deliver results which are at best average and at worst very poor indeed. How to Pass the GMAT is your way to put yourself at the head of the queue of over 250,000 people who consider applying to business school each year. Written by Mike Bryon, a recognised expert in psychometrics and training solutions, the book gives you the skills you need to gain a competitive score that will stand out. Beginning with a "warm up" for candidates whose knowledge of algebra, geometry, grammar and critical reasoning may be somewhat rusty, the book then expands to provide a rigorous rehearsal regime for the real test. In the pages which follow, you can test yourself with six full-length and highly realistic practice questions which will assess your capabilities in problem solving, data sufficiency, reading comprehension, sentence correction and more. Or, for the busy candidate short on time but still needing to practice, there are 20 different mini-tests. Brimming with more than 600 highly-focused practice questions, the book also provides you with full answers, explanations and assessment of scores. This means that not only can you see where you've gone wrong, but you can also see where to improve your performance and revise your approach to deliver a GMAT score which will be both a credit to you and which will put you in the higher reaches of the admission queue.
Practical Advice Based on My University Experience
Author: Aly Madhavji
Publisher: Aly Madhavji
Category: Study Aids
How to succeed in university or college? Every student wants to know; every student tries to discover his/her own strategies to succeed - some work, some don't. Becoming successful in university sometimes feels like trial and error - with potentially serious consequences for failures. The goal of this guide - Your Guide to Succeed in University - is to help students in university and college to become confident, well-rounded and successful in their overall education experience. This guide aims to equip you - the students - with the necessary tools for success in university and college. This guide will help students with topics such as building a solid foundation in the first few weeks, efficient techniques for studying and preparing for exams, getting involved, finding the right mentors, networking, job searching with potential employers and preparing for a successful career. ---- Do you ever wonder why most alumni or adults say, “University was the best years of my life”? Regardless of what age you start university, when you finish, you should look back and share that similar feeling. University is about learning to explore, discovering who you are and who you want to be and creating the foundation for a lifetime of successes. University is the place where I learnt to make the most of opportunities and became who I wanted to be. It made me aware that just attending university isn’t a silver bullet to success, not unless you take control. The university experience will provide endless possibilities and opportunities, but it’s up to you to take the first step. You will face a roller coaster of emotions. You’ll feel excited and scared, challenged and stimulated, but when all is said and done, YOU determine how you want to look back on this experience. Starting university can be the most sensational experience of your life, but it can also be the most overwhelming. In fact, it can be downright scary if you do not equip yourself with a plan on how to navigate through university. That is why I wrote this guide. My goal is to not only share my experience and lessons learned, but, to channel this into a helpful guide that may help you adapt rapidly and efficiently to ensure that you make the most of your higher education experience. This guide will not define success for you. You define success and you can start by creating personal goals. Take some time and think about where you want to be in a couple of years, when you graduate, and 10 years from now. You could have educational goals, career goals, salary aspirations, a list of activities to learn, family and other types of goals. Try writing these goals down and revisit them every couple months to see how you’re doing. By taking the first step of writing them down, it shows that you are committed to making these goals a reality. This guide will discuss topics ranging from what you’ll experience in your first few weeks of university, finding a mentor, networking, and post-graduation. At the end, there is a summary of the main takeaways and the top 10 themes. This guide will help you get through the tough times and excel in the good times of university to achieve your definition of success; it may even become your survival guide.
An accessible guide to trading the fast-moving foreign exchange market The foreign exchange market, or forex, was once dominated by global banks, hedge funds, and multinational corporations, but that has all changed with Internet technology and the advent of online forex brokers. Now, hundreds of thousands of traders and investors around the world can participate in this profitable field. Written by forex expert Kathy Lien, The Little Book of Currency Trading will show you how to effectively invest and trade in today's biggest market. Page by page, she describes the multitude of opportunities possible in the forex market, from short-term price swings to long-term trends, and details practical products that can help you achieve success, such as currency-based ETFs. Explains the forces that drive currencies and provides strategies to profit from them Reveals how you can use various currencies to reduce risk and take advantage of global trends Examines financial vehicles that can help you make money without having to monitor the market every day The Little Book of Currency Trading opens the world of currency trading and investing to anyone interested in entering this dynamic arena.
This self-help guide takes students from the challenges of first year through to their successful graduation from university. It contains essentially all of the information that a student needs for success. It covers everything from attending lectures and taking effective notes to preparing for and writing tests and exams. It is packed full of valuable advice and step-by-step approaches that will help every student attain the best marks possible. It guides students through issues like effective listening, writing reports and essays, and tackling different types of test questions. It gives advice on how to avoid problems and when they are unavoidable, how to deal with them effectively. Written by a professor with experience teaching at several universities and an MSc graduate who was awarded multiple scholarships, there is insight and guidance in this volume that cannot be matched. In addition to the University calendar and required textbooks, this is the only complete guide a student will need to reach his or her full potential and to graduate with a degree of which they can be proud.
On its present course, the US faces a world of rising new countries that will compete with it ever more fiecely as its own power is declining. In order to slow and improve this steady leakage of power, the US must change course internationally, economically and domestically. It must also restructure to remain the world's most competitive economy. And it must address quality of life issues and fairness at home. But American politics is broken -- competing forces and interests have led to stasis. With change so tough, where now for a country where the middle classes are suffering as they have never suffered before, the pensions crisis is growing, the deficit out of sight, and radicalism waiting in the wings?
How to discover the right opportunities to meet your interests and needs
Author: Sally Longson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
Career planning and thinking ahead is vital when entering the labour market. The aim of this book is to help the reader make plans, identify strengths and areas of interest and develop ways to market themselves so that an employer can see what skills and abilities they have to offer. It also gives tips on how to overcome obstacles and deal with difficulties along the way, including coping with unemployment and underemployment. The author herself is a university graduate and a trained careers officer who has worked advising graduates of opportunities available.
The must-read summary of Dan S. Kennedy's book: "How to Succeed in Business by Breaking all the Rules: A Plan for Entrepreneurs". This complete summary of the ideas from Dan S. Kennedy's book "How to Succeed in Business by Breaking all the Rules" points out that most business books give “rules for success”. However, the research suggests that in fact, people should do the opposite: you can actually achieve more by ignoring conventional wisdom than you’ll ever achieve simply by following the masses. Eschewing these conventional wisdoms takes bravery, arrogance, and an understanding that you alone are responsible for your own destiny, but the rewards can exceed your greatest expectations. This summary highlights some myths propagated by business books and demonstrates their flaws. Positive thinking, for example, isn’t the cure-all many believe it to be, especially if it breeds blind optimism and stops people from doing their research. Creativity should be valued, but it’s important to realise that you need to make money – sometimes it’s best to base your ideas on ones in the past. Even the most inventive films, such as Star Wars, are founded on old ideas (in this case, Westerns). Prevailing wisdom says that winners never quit, but actually, winners know when to jettison things that aren’t working. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "How to Succeed in Business by Breaking all the Rules" and start thinking for yourself!
'As a guide to living and studying at university, this book goes beyond describing basic study skills and instead invites the reader to use ideas from sociology to make sense of the role of being a student, the university as an institution and the professional relationships between students and lecturers. It is written in a style that feels like having a supportive and experienced tutor, who has bags of common sense and has seen hundreds of students through university, talking you through the issues while offering practical advice and wise commentary to help you come to terms with the demands of being a student' - Peter Lunt, Brunel University How do you survive the university experience? What do tutors want? How can you express yourself best in tutorials, seminars, essays and exams? This book takes a clear-eyed approach to the challenges of university life, offers realistic advice and demonstrates how to acquire transferable skills with a view to future employability. All of the basics are here: " How educational performance can be maximized " How to develop powers of expression " How to analyze data " What to do and avoid doing in writing a dissertation " What to do to make sure that university life brings the best employment prospects " What skills and performance impress tutors " What employers want Written in an engaging and no-nonsense style by experienced teachers, the book offers students the perfect one-stop guide to making their university study experience count.
Business & Economics by John C. Maxwell,Jim Dornan
You can make a difference! Believe it or not, the most effective way to make an impact on the world is to make an impact on individual people. How do you do that? Through influence. In How to Influence People, leadership guru John C. Maxwell and his friend Jim Dornan tell you how to make a positive impact on every person in your life, from your children and coworkers to your customers and the barista at the coffee shop. How to Influence People will empower you to become a potent and positive influence in the lives of those around you without using a position or title. By “pouring your life into other people” (Dr. Maxwell’s definition of mentoring), “you can truly make a difference in their lives.” And when you make a difference in the lives of others, it makes a difference in your life too. Learn to perceive the stages of influence in your relationships and skillfully navigate your progress from perfect stranger to helpful confidant, to inspiring mentor and multiplier of influencers. Let this book impact your relationships, great and small, and make you a positive influencer and better leader in the lives of those around you.
Juvenile Nonfiction by Carol Christen,Richard N. Bolles
In today’s über-competitive climate, you can’t just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling—and tuition debt—makes sense for your chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs—along with all-new profiles of twentysomethings who’ve found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more—this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it’s packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be. From the Trade Paperback edition.
“30 Days Of Inspirational Doses” comprises of several motivational stories around many thought provoking ideas. I hope you too will share your thoughts and comments with me. Please use it as a platform to share your own experiences and connect with other people who share the same dream.
Business & Economics by John Neugebauer,Jane Evans-Brain
*Shortlisted in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2017* Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. Keen to succeed in today’s competitive job market? Want to learn how to make the most of longer-term graduate career development opportunities? This handy guide is the gateway to help you understand the academic and practical aspects of employability and to make the most of your longer-term graduate employability development. Inside you’ll find: A critical examination of theory to help with your employability studies Practical insights through real-world case studies on everything from job applications, to using work experience and networking effectively Specially commissioned employer, university, adviser and graduate insights from organisations large and small, as diverse as investment banking and international development aid giving you the inside track on what employers are looking for and how to develop your career. This essential guide equips you with the knowledge and practical guidance you need to achieve your full potential during your studies, into your first role, and in your career beyond.