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Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal

Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal

By: Oliver Cutshaw

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2011

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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This book examines the difficulties confronting information professionals who, due to financial downturns, technological change, or personal crises, are forced to re-evaluate their career options. It is divided between a case study (based on the author’s own experiences) of career dislocation and eventual career renewal, and several sections that offer pragmatic advice on how to recover from job loss, conduct a skills assessment and develop a practical job search strategy. The author, with honesty, confronts the serious and sometimes troubling psychological and professional consequences...

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Trajectory

Trajectory

By: David L. Van Rooy

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 21-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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When the economy's difficult and jobs aren't secure, people tend to focus on the short term...on survival. But what they don't grasp is how their current position could be a springboard to their next position--or even the one after that. Caught between a fear of failure and a desire for instant success, they limit the risks they take, unwittingly limiting their opportunities. As much as they want to get ahead, they simply can't see how to get there. Trajectory is the answer. Each and every person has their own "trajectory" or career path--and this timely and refreshingly practical new book...

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The IT Professional's Guide to Researching a New Industry

The IT Professional's Guide to Researching a New Industry

By: Tom Taulli

Publisher: Impackt Publishing

Publication Date: 03-APR-2014

Insert Date: 10-APR-2014

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IT is a booming sector that is a key part of any industry. As a result IT professionals of all backgrounds and specialisms could find themselves working in almost anything from insurance to entertainment. Navigating your way around the job market can be a tricky task; you need to know where to look and what questions to ask to ensure that you make the right decisions about your career. This quick and practical guide will help you navigate the huge range of industries for which IT is becoming essential. With ideas and tips to help you with your research, this book will get you asking the...

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The Go-To Expert

The Go-To Expert

By: Heather Townsend; Jon Baker

Publisher: FT Publishing International

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 25-MAR-2014

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“Differentiating yourself from your peers is the challenge that every professional faces. This book gives you the clarity, process and confidence to make yourself stand out in a crowded market place.” Toni Hunter, Partner, George Hay Chartered Accountants   “This easy-to-read book shows you how to build a firm foundation to win business regularly from your network. Highly recommended for any corporate professional or small business owner.” Charlie Lawson, National Director, BNI UK & Ireland     The Go-To Expert provides no-nonsense advice on managing your transition into a...

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How To Pass The CPA Exam: The IPassTheCPAExam.com Guide for International Candidates

How To Pass The CPA Exam: The IPassTheCPAExam.com Guide for International Candidates

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 29-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 15-MAR-2014

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A CPA exam guide written specifically for international students The US CPA qualification exam is the most popular professional accounting qualification not just in the United States, but around the world as well. As international testing centers open across the globe, increasing numbers of non-American students are taking the exam, but lack a study resource written specifically for them. Author Stephanie Ng passed the exam in less than a year and operates a popular exam test-prep website at IPassTheCPAExam.com. In How to Pass the CPA Exam, Ng explains her techniques and study tactics...

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Broadcast Announcing Worktext, 4th Edition

Broadcast Announcing Worktext, 4th Edition

By: Alan Stephenson; David Reese; Mary Beadle

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 13-MAR-2014

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This book provides the aspiring broadcast performer with the skills, techniques, and procedures necessary to enter this highly competitive field....

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The Music Producer’s Survival Stories

The Music Producer’s Survival Stories

By: Brian M. Jackson

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 05-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Featuring interviews with professional fulltime musicians, audio engineers, and producers who are making their own way in today's independent and electronic music scenes, THE MUSIC PRODUCER'S SURVIVAL STORIES: INTERVIEWS WITH VETERAN, INDEPENDENT, AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC PROFESSIONALS will inform you, encourage you, and inspire you to pursue your own music career your way. This title is a companion volume to author Brian Jackson's The Music Producer's Survival Guide: Chaos, Creativity, and Career in Independent and Electronic Music, which explores the integration of creative passion, lifestyle,...

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It’s Never Ok to Kiss the Interviewer

It’s Never Ok to Kiss the Interviewer

By: Jane Sunley

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 03-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Savvy, modern and practical advice for a successful and happy working life 'An insightful look at what it means to be fulfilled by work, how to achieve your dreams - and a kick up the backside for anyone who needs one. Easy to read, jargon-free and packed with interesting tales, it's a great way to get motivated when you're in a rut.' Rebecca Burn-Callander, Enterprise Editor, The Telegraph 'Entertaining, easy to read and practical. regardless of your experience, age or business sector, Jane's book gives you great guidance and provokes you to reflect on yourself and your career.'...

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Career Conversations

Career Conversations

By: Ronald Tay

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 25-FEB-2014

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Very few of us actually plan our careers. In fact, many of us spend more effort planning what schools to go to, what co-curricular activities to join or where to go on holiday than what careers to go into. The reality, though, is that you will spend around two-thirds of your adult life at work, and how that time is spent goes a long way towards determining your quality of life. In this inspirational collection of 20 interviews with some of Singapore’s leading professionals, author Ronald Tay distills their lessons and insights into a power-packed guide to achieving success in work and...

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Búsqueda de empleo for Rookies

Búsqueda de empleo for Rookies

By: LID Editorial

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2009

Insert Date: 18-FEB-2014

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Búsqueda de empleo for Rookies te ofrece consejos prácticos, directos y muy fáciles de poner en marcha para hacer que tu currículum sea a tractivo frente a las montañas que se acumulan en los departamentos de selección de personal. ...

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The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution, 2nd Edition

The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution, 2nd Edition

By: Stacey Parks

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 18-FEB-2014

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Innovation in technology means that almost anyone can make an independent film these days. Although this may be good news for aspiring filmmakers, it also means that the oversupply of independent films on the market has caused acquisition prices to dramatically decrease. As a result, producers and investors rarely recover their initial investment in the films they make. But don't be discouraged! Use this book to learn the realities of the market in advance and map out a winning distribution plan. This comprehensive manual for filmmakers and producers dedicated to film distribution and...

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The Art of Music Publishing

The Art of Music Publishing

By: Helen Gammons

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-JAN-2011

Insert Date: 18-FEB-2014

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Do you want to pursue a career and succeed in the lucrative area of music publishing? The Art of Music Publishing provides real inspiration and a tangible hands on perspective to this exciting side of the high-risk, high-reward music business. Prepare yourself for a career in music publishing and understand this complex but profitable part of the music business. Author Gammons walks you through all you need to know * understanding the role of the publisher * copyright * managing rights * income streams * contracts*. Learn how, when and where income is generated in all the current areas...

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The Young Professional

The Young Professional

By: Andy J. Semotiuk

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 06-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 15-FEB-2014

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This year, nearly 2 million bachelors' degrees will be awarded from colleges across the U.S. After graduation, most of the students earning those degrees will head into the job market to seek employment in their chosen professions. In today's challenging economic environment, aspiring professionals need to learn all they can about what it takes to enter their target career field and achieve success. THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL: A REAL-WORLD SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE NEW COLLEGE GRADUATE is the career book for young people looking to find their place in the professional workforce. Author Andy J....

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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

By: Richard Cadena

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2014

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Basic Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician will reinforce the fundamentals of electricity, power distribution, safety, and show you the latest technology on things like: * IGBTs * sine-wave dimming * all of the latest software applications (list to come) In the ever-changing entertainment technology field, this book will give you enough information to prepare you for a future in the industry or reinforce the practical experience you have already gained. If you understand the principles in this book, you will be well prepared to face the challenges of the day, including the...

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The Art of Voice Acting, 4th Edition

The Art of Voice Acting, 4th Edition

By: James Alburger

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 29-JAN-2014

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Are you just starting in Voiceover? Do you have some experience, but aren't getting booked? Are you a working pro who wants to expand to new areas of VO work? The Art of Voice Acting is a must read if you are serious about a profession in voice over and looking to maximize your efforts for success in the business. Packed with basic acting techniques in The Art of Voice Acting, you will discover * All new scripts * 20 more pages of new and updated information * A completely new chapter of studio stories and 'tricks-of-the-trade' from professional voiceover talent around the world *...

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They Don’t Teach Corporate in College, Third Edition

They Don’t Teach Corporate in College, Third Edition

By: Alexandra Levit

Publisher: Career Press

Publication Date: 02-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 28-JAN-2014

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They Don’t Teach Corporate in College has resonated with tens of thousands of readers and is currently used as a text in corporations and universities across the country. This new and updated edition reflects the unique needs and challenges of current twenty-somethings, who want to make a difference right now but lack some of the core skills to make it happen. It incorporates fresh tips for building your transferable skillset, networking and enhancing your productivity in an increasingly digital world, and becoming an effective leader. ...

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Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

By: Lenore DeKoven

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2006

Insert Date: 28-JAN-2014

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This approach, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying theory with dozens of exercises designed to reveal the actor's craft. There is material on constructing the throughline; analyzing the script; character needs; the casting and rehearsal processes; film vs. theater procedures as well as the...

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Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution

Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution

By: Sharon Badal

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2007

Insert Date: 25-JAN-2014

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Short films have come into their own, not least in part due to the incredible new ways to distribute them, including the Web, cell phones, new festivals devoted to shorts--even television and theatres. This is the ultimate guide for anyone who's made a short film and wonders what to do next. Whether your short film is meant to be a calling card, a segue to a feature film, or you just want to recoup some of the costs, this book describes the potential paths for distribution. Written by the short film programmer of the Tribeca Film Festival and featuring contributions from top film festival...

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Scenic Design and Lighting Techniques

Scenic Design and Lighting Techniques

By: Rob Napoli; Chuck Gloman

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 21-SEP-2006

Insert Date: 25-JAN-2014

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Basic. This is the key word in Scenic Design and Lighting Tecniques: A Basic Guide for Theatre, written by two seasoned professionals with over twenty years of experience. This book is designed to show you how to turn a bare stage into a basic set design, without using heavy language that would bog you down. From materials and construction to basic props and lighting, this book explains all you will need to know to build your set and light it....

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The Director's Idea

The Director's Idea

By: Ken Dancyger

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2006

Insert Date: 25-JAN-2014

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As a director, you must have a concept, a "director's idea", to shape your approach to the actors, the camera, and the script. With this clear idea your film will be deeper and more effective, and you will be able to differentiate--and therefore make the choice--between competent directing and great directing. Using case studies of famous directors as real-world examples of "director's ideas", the author has provided the theory and the practice to help directors immediately improve their work....