A new personalized way to find the perfect job—while staying calm during the process. You are so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? You need to learn to ask the right questions, stop using job sites, and start doing the work that actually counts. Based on information gained from over 400,000 individuals who have used these exercises, this book reveals career expert Dev Aujla’s tried-and-tested method for job seekers at every stage of their career. Filled with anecdotes and advice from professionals ranging from a wilderness guide to an architect, it includes quick-step exercises that help you avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career. Whether you've just decided to start the hunt or you're gearing up for a big interview, 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career.
"Is your career stuck? Do you sometimes dread starting work? Are you bogged down by frustration, boredom, loneliness, or uncertainty? There's hope. This book gives you a roadmap to quickly create more joy and meaning in your work, even if you don't love your job. Aspects of your career may be beyond your control, but you have more power than you realize, and this book offers practical strategies to help you feel more enthusiastic and gratified on the job-whether in the office or working from home-leading to greater success and satisfaction"--
Social Science by National Council of Women's Organizations
A powerful new call-to-action series was launched with the New York Times bestselling MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country. The second book in the series, 50 Ways to Improve Women's Lives, written by nationally recognized women, is poised to again become an instrument for change and reinvigorate a movement. 50 Ways to Improve Women's Lives parlays the collective expertise of the National Council of Women's Organizations' 200 member organizations — which include Planned Parenthood, NOW, League of Women Voters, Code Pink, the AAUW, the National Council of Negro Women, and the YWCA — and features 50 personal, inspiring essays with "Helping Ourselves" and "Call-to-Action" sidebars. Covering subjects as diverse as pay equity, reproductive health, child care, racism, and women in leadership, the book addresses topics that affect women (and all of us!) on a personal and political level, and provides readers with ways to move beyond old arguments and turn inspiration into action. Contributors include Madeline Albright, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Eleanor Smeal, Hillary Clinton, Congresswomen Maloney, Slaughter, and Pelosi, and many others.
Do you feel stuck in your nonprofit career? Unsure how to take that next step? How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar is an accessible, do-it-yourself map of how to navigate the nonprofit sector and gives you the tools that you need to move from entry level to leadership.This book is designed for professionals who want to build a meaningful and rewarding nonprofit career. How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar is based on the authors' experiences as well as interviews with nonprofit rockstars who have supercharged their careers.You'll learn how to develop meaningful nonprofit experience, build a strong network, establish a strong personal brand, achieve the elusive work/life balance, and move on up in your career.
Today's sewing machines allow even novice sewers to embroider and produce garments of professional quality. Computerization provides the accuracy and repeatability that was previously achieved only through years of experience. But most sewers do not employ the full capabilities of their machines. 50 Ways to Master Your Sewing Machine will change that. It picks up where the often inadequate owner's manuals leave off and guides sewers in exploring the time-saving and creative potential of their machines.
Inspiring profiles of innovative and existing community volunteer programs and organizations, most of them conceived and operated by ordinary citizens, offer guidance and encouragement and are augmented by a resource guide on contacts and legal issues. Original.
This sparkling celebration of accessories from the author of the 50 Ways to Wear series offers top-notch tips for rocking statement pieces—think earrings, bracelets, hats, belts, purses, and more—in unexpected ways. Learn how to accessorize any outfit for a snowy day, a fancy event, a job interview. With fun illustrations that show how to achieve each look, advice on different ways to wear each featured item and style, and tips on mixing and matching different items, patterns, and prints, 50 Ways to Wear Accessories is a must-have resource to optimize any wardrobe and head out the door with panache.
Reminding readers that they are the hands and feet of Christ in the world, Tony Campolo and Gordon Aeschliman offer 50 suggestions for action that matters: taking a vacation with a purpose, hosting an international student, twinning up your church with one in another city or country, and much more. 144 pages, paper
Explains how farming can be both environmentally and economically sound. An increase of efficiency in applying farm chemicals means a decrease in the risk of groundwater contamination and an increase in profits. Provides research and management tips on ways to cut back on pesticides and fertilizer without cutting yields, ways to determine which pesticides are less likely to leach, and ways to apply chemicals more efficiently. Also includes sections on chemical storage, wells, septic systems, livestock waste management, irrigation, chemigation, water testing, and water treatment. An ideal resource for farmers and anyone else concerned about water quality.
Michael Goldhaber, writing in Wired, said, "If there is nothing very special about your work, no matter how hard you apply yourself you won't get noticed and that increasingly means you won't get paid much either. In times past you could be obscure yet secure -- now that's much harder." Again: the white collar job as now configured is doomed. Soon. ("Downsizing" in the nineties will look like small change.) So what's the trick? There's only one: distinction. Or as we call it, turning yourself into a brand . . . Brand You. A brand is nothing more than a sign of distinction. Right? Nike. Starbucks. Martha Stewart. The point (again): that's not the way we've thought about white collar workers--ourselves--over the past century. The "bureaucrat" on the finance staff is de facto faceless, plugging away, passing papers. But now, in our view, she is born again, transformed from bureaucrat to the new star. She works in a professional service firm and works on projects that she'll be able to brag about years from now. I call her/him the New American Professional, CEO of Me Inc. (even if Me Inc. is currently on someone's payroll) and, of course, of Brand You. Step #1 in the model was the organization . . .a department turned into PSF 1.0. Step #2 is the individual . . .reborn as Brand You. In 50 essential points, Tom Peters shows how to be committed to your craft, choose the right projects, how to improve networking, why you need to think fun is cool, and why it's important to piss some people off. He will enable you to turn yourself into an important and distinctive commodity. In short, he will show you how to turn yourself into . . . Brand You. See also the other 50List titles in the Reinventing Work series by Tom Peters -- The Project50 and The Professional Service Firm50 -- for additional information on how to make an impact in the professional world.
Combining common sense with reliable medical information, a guide for women making the midlife transition cuts through the myths and misconceptions and features short "remedies" for quick reference, emphasis on proven cures, and natural and alternative approaches. Original.
The election year is upon us, and the time is now. We've talked enough about the last four years. It is time for action, and 50 Ways YOU Can Show George the Door in 2004 is the handbook you need to get started. With the creativity and insight of well-known activists Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's and president of the online activist organization TrueMajorityACTION.org , and Jason Salzman, former campaign director for Greenpeace and president of Cause communications, this practical guidebook explains what YOU can actually do to show George the door. Use it to translate your anger at Bush into productive action to help defeat him in the November election. Cohen and Salzman explain:-Beating Bush in Swing States, Even if You Don't Live in One-Taking Advantage of Talk Radio, Letters-to-the-Editor, and Blogs-Spreading the Word in Cafes, Bars, and Bathrooms-Using Your House, Car, Pet, Business, and Your Body-Registering People to Vote (via the Internet and Elsewhere)-Raising Money, and Having Fun Doing it!So if you have a few minutes, days, or even months to spare, or if you're an everyday citizen, a savvy political organizer, or an Anybody-But-Bush guerilla activist, Ben Cohen and Jason Salzman have a punch list of suggestions to help you make a difference this election year. Just select one or more of the user-friendly actions in this book, get off your couch, and do something. Or, do something from your couch if you must! But, DO SOMETHING! 50 Ways YOU Can Show George the Door in 2004 shows you how. If we're going to send Bush back to Texas in November, you need to pitch in. This book is the place to start.