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1961. 

Readymade CVs, 5th Edition

Readymade CVs, 5th Edition

By: Lynn Williams

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-APR-2012

Insert Date: 27-MAR-2012

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This best-selling guide sets out the ground rules for preparing a CV by showing how to select which details go in and which stay out, how to lay out and present a CV and how to make a great first impression. It includes sample CVs for a wide variety of jobs: practical, creative, administrative, sales and marketing, technical and management, with online template CVs and covering letters ready for you to download and customise. Readymade CVs also looks at specific 'tricky' situations such as getting your first job, returning to work after a career break, continuing in work as a mature employee...

1962. 

Essay Writing Skills

Essay Writing Skills

By: Jacqueline Connelly; Patrick Forsyth; Mark Connelly

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-APR-2012

Insert Date: 27-MAR-2012

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Writing essays is a major part of many further education courses. In coursework assignments, dissertations and exams, a well-written essay can make the difference between a pass and a fail. Essay Writing Skills offers practical and proven ways to maximise your success in all aspects of essay writing. From planning your first essay to assessing primary and secondary sources, it will help you to write in a systematic way that presents a convincing and academically sound argument. A comprehensive guide, it provides guidance and advice on good research techniques,...

1963. 

The Vocational Assessor Handbook, 5th Edition

The Vocational Assessor Handbook, 5th Edition

By: Ros Ollin; Jenny Tucker

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-APR-2012

Insert Date: 27-MAR-2012

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For assessors of QCF qualifications and NVQs, verifiers, school and FE college teachers, training providers and those working towards PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS teaching qualifications, The Vocational Assessor Handbook contains a detailed guide to the following QCF units for assessment and internal quality assurance (verification) enabling readers to: -Understand the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Knowledge and Understanding Unit) -Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment -Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding -Understand the Principles and Practices of...

1964. 

Investing for Recovery

Investing for Recovery

By: Mr Charles Vintcent

Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2010

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2012

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Stock market prices go up, and they go down. Sometimes the rise or fall is limited to a few shares, occasionally the whole market is affected. This cyclical peak and trough pattern is natural, but the strength and length of the rise or fall varies considerably.   Over the last two years, investors have seen their capital values dramatically reduced and people who relied on fixed income securities have had their income fall substantially. Many private investors are utterly bemused and bewildered. But as the market changes and we get used the altered roles of banks and financial...

1965. 

In this book of highly practical advice and informative exercises, using quotes from diaries, interviews and autobiographies, the masters of contemporary and classic fiction are gathered together to impart lessons from their own careers....

1966. 

How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired

How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators

By: Fig Taylor

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 01-AUG-2010

Insert Date: 20-MAR-2012

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This book shows those embarking on an illustration or graphic design career how best to put together an effective, professional portfolio. It discusses what to include and how to organize and display the work, and also advises on presentation techniques and self-promotion. Both print and virtual portfolios are covered.Deciding who to approach for work is of key importance whether you are looking for a full-time position or freelance work, and the book maps out the creative marketplace, examining the main areas of work and describing the types of position available in each, and how the...

1967. 

Architectural Modelmaking

Architectural Modelmaking

By: Nick Dunn

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 01-AUG-2010

Insert Date: 20-MAR-2012

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The physical scale model is an important tool of communication for architecture students and practitioners alike. Although the proliferation of CAD programmes has enabled the creation of increasingly complex computer models and virtual environments, there is also a growing need to address the three-dimensional qualities of architecture that may be lost when using such media. This book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for modelling the built environment with all the different media and techniques that are now available. Through description of the use of different models in...

1968. 

How to Make it as an Advertising Creative

How to Make it as an Advertising Creative

By: Simon Veksner

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2010

Insert Date: 20-MAR-2012

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This book is aimed at anyone who is considering becoming an advertising creative, studying to become one, or would like to become a better one. Packed with invaluable advice and insights from the author and other industry insiders, the book explains everything you need to know about working as an advertising creative but don't get taught at college. Its engaging, straight-talking text explains the diverse set of skills that you need to make it as an advertising creative above-and-beyond the ability to write good adverts, and demonstrates: how to get the best out of the people you...

1969. 

How to Keep Your Job in a Tough Competitive Market

How to Keep Your Job in a Tough Competitive Market

By: Michael J. Kitson

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2010

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Mergers, outsourcing, and downsizing are the order of the day--and tomorrow as well. And employees everywhere now live in fear of layoffs. In this no-nonsense career guide, HR experts from the front lines demonstrate how to become invaluable at work and fend off a pink slip. The authors explain how to make yourself and your contributions visible; stay aware of trends; anticipate change and adapt; acquire a reputation as a positive team player; become the "go-to" person; and much more. It is possible to weather the storm that's swiftly tearing through every industry in America. With this book,...

1970. 

The 250 Questions Every Self-Employed Person Should Ask

The 250 Questions Every Self-Employed Person Should Ask

By: Mary Mihaly

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 17-MAR-2012

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I want to be my own boss. I never want to punch another timeclock. I want to follow my own dream. Each year, millions of Americans choose the path of self-employment--whether as freelancers, consultants, or microbusiness owners. And every year, they encounter pitfalls and detours along the way. When they have questions, where can they turn? This book answers 250 of the most critical questions about short- and long-term success, such as: What are the specific tax benefits of being self-employed? What kind of insurance coverage do I need for a home-based business? What's a domain name, and...

1971. 

The Everything Start Your Own Consulting Business Book

The Everything Start Your Own Consulting Business Book

By: Dan Ramsey

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 17-MAR-2012

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Consultants work in all fields. They operate from offices and from home, work for investment firms and as personal trainers, or have expertise as accountants and wedding planners. The independence, flexibility, and potential income it brings make for an exciting and satisfying career. And it's an increasingly popular one for highly skilled, motivated professionals who've been laid off in this unstable economy. This guide features tips and tricks to help beat the competition, including how to: Set--and keep--personal and financial goals; Organize important paperwork; Price and market specific...

1972. 

Financial Words You Should Know

Financial Words You Should Know

By: Michele Cagan

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 17-MAR-2012

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With recent investment firms closing and the stock market falling at record levels, understanding the language of finance is more important than ever. Too few people truly understand what happens to their money simply because they do not understand the language and concepts of finance. This guide defines the most important terms in plain English such as: Secondary market; Controlling interest; Mid-cap stock; Debt financing; Float time. Each term will be clearly defined, include a pronunciation key, and an example of usage. This book ensures you will know money in no time!...

1973. 

101 Ways to Stand Out at Work

101 Ways to Stand Out at Work

By: Arthur D Rosenberg

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 17-MAR-2012

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Many professionals sabotage their careers and sacrifice job satisfaction because they don't know how to overcome obstacles to career success. This book gives them tips and techniques to beat these career barriers. It identifies the elements of a successful career and lays out steps that help workers become more engaged at work. Candid, practical advice shows workers how to counter weaknesses, correct damaging behaviors, defuse political situations, communicate for better control, and more. This guide is for the professional who wants to earn a promotion or raise, and get those plum...

1974. 

The Work-at-Home Success Bible

The Work-at-Home Success Bible

By: Leslie Truex

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 17-MAR-2012

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More and more women want to work from home, earning money while spending more time with their children and taking control of their lives. But they need help finding the best work-at-home jobs. And once they have the job they want, they need to know how to make it pay. This comprehensive bible shows women: how to find the job that best fits their needs; set up a home office; get organized and schedule your daily business tasks; avoid distractions such as kids, food, and television; and more. As work-from-home situations become an option for more women, they'll reach for this handy guide to...

1975. 

We Need to Talk Tough Conversations With Your Boss

We Need to Talk: Tough Conversations With Your Boss

By: Lynne Eisaguirre

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2010

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Asking a boss about more responsibility, an inappropriate coworker, or for some extra help can be scary! Employees don't want to step on anyone's toes or cross any boundaries, but they need answers! Tackling readers' most pressing questions and offering advice on what to say and how to say it, this book is every stressed employee's dream come true. This step-by-step guide covers workplace dialogue dilemmas like leave requests, disability discussions, performance issues, and promotion requests. It features: practical and precise advice for specific problem topics; points of quick...

1976. 

Everything Job Interview Book, 2nd Edition

Everything Job Interview Book, 2nd Edition

By: Joy Darlington

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 17-MAR-2012

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No matter how good your resume looks on paper, you won't get the job until you ace the interview. That critical one-on-one interview is your best chance to showcase your skills-if you make a good impression. In The Everything Job Interview Book, 2nd Edition, you'll learn how to do just that-from what to wear and when to arrive, to closing words and what to write in a follow-up letter. You also get the inside scoop on how to: Calm pre-interview jitters; Research potential employers; Formulate specific questions; Avoid common mistakes; Answer tricky questions about salary and experience; Keep...

1977. 

Everything Grant Writing Book, 2nd Edition

Everything Grant Writing Book, 2nd Edition

By: Nancy Burke

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2010

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If you're a fundraiser, you know that raising money is the key to every nonprofit's success. But the competition for funds can be fierce and the obstacles many. The Everything Grant Writing Book, 2nd Edition gives you the insider information you need to get past the gatekeepers, beat out the competition, and obtain those much-needed funds. This completely updated guide shows you how to: Do the necessary research to find available grants; Write an effective statement of need; Build community collaborations and partnerships; Develop a budget and budget narrative; Formats for effective letters...

1978. 

The Only Real Estate Investing Book You'll Ever Need

The Only Real Estate Investing Book You'll Ever Need

By: Thomas E Coronato

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2010

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A fast-changing mortgage market means opportunity for investors like you. Authors Thomas E. Coronato and Helen Coronato offer a clear path to profits through today's real-estate investment jungle. Whatever kind of property you're working with, they show you how to: Assemble your investment team; Buy your first property; Manage your property and tenants; Expand your real estate empire. Opportunities are everywhere. The Only Real Estate Investing Book You'll Ever Need helps you to find them and make them yours-and profit from the adventure....

1979. 

Job Spa

Job Spa

By: Milo Sindell

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 17-MAR-2012

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Does your boss ignore you? Is your career going nowhere? Are you just going through the motions? If so, you need a trip to the Job Spa. Inside, authors Milo Sindell and Thuy Sindell detail an easy-to-master program that shows you how to reengage with your work and approach your career with new levels of energy and enthusiasm. Doing so will enable you to: Gain the respect of your boss and colleagues; Build valuable relationships in the workplace; Reconnect with fellow employees; Create and expand your professional network; Improve your listening skills. Job Spa: Twelve Weeks to Refresh,...

1980. 

The Resume Handbook, 5th Edition

The Resume Handbook, 5th Edition

By: Arthur D Rosenberg

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 17-MAR-2012

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Only 1 interview is granted for every 250 resumes received and with The Resume Handbook, you can make sure yours is the one on top! Your resume has one purpose: to obtain an interview. In order to create an interview-winning resume, you need to know what to say and how to say it-and The Resume Handbook will show you how. The book focuses on three major objectives: 1. Organization: Give your resume structure and visual impact to immediately capture attention 2. The Basics: What to include and what to leave out so you don't turn off the reader 3. Accomplishments: Present yourself as a highly...