Your First Year as a Nurse

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional
Author: Donna Cardillo
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780761533337
Category: Medical
Page: 267
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Survive and Thrive As a Nurse from Day One! Welcome to the compassionate and caring world of nursing! You are entering a profession that offers great rewards and endless opportunities. But you must prepare for the challenges ahead and do everything you can to ensure that you experience the best that nursing has to offer. This invaluable book will get you started! Written by an experienced R.N.,Your First Year As a Nurseprovides practical, real-world solutions to the profession's most common and difficult issues. Inside, you'll find out what youreallyneed to know, who you need to know, how to avoid missteps, and where you can go for help when you need it. Gritty, witty, and full of invaluable tips and advice from first year nurses, this book is your personal mentor for your new career. Ensure a healthy first year by knowing how to: ·Acquire the job that's perfect for you ·Create your own patient-centered style of nursing ·Develop positive relationships with doctors, patients, and other nurses ·Stay positive, deal with conflict and adversity, and avoid burnout ·Network, enhance your education and career, and become a leader "Combines common sense with the wisdom of a seasoned professional. A valuable resource for new graduates as they begin practice."—Lucille A. Joel, R.N., Ed.D., FAAN, professor, Rutgers College of Nursing, and former president, American Nurses Association "A must-read for all nurses, not just new graduates!"—Joan Orseck, R.N., president, National Association for Health Care Recruitment

Meet 100 People

A How-To Guide to the Career and Life Edge Everyone's Missing
Author: Pat Hedley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998651507
Page: 184
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Meet 100 People provides the networking toolkit for career success by offering inspiration,motivation, and practical advice.

How to Get a Job and Keep it

Career and Life Skills You Need to Succeed
Author: Susan Morem
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816067759
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 212
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Offers information and advice on how to survive and thrive in the workplace, including interview dos and don'ts and tips on communicating with coworkers.

The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World

Savvy Strategies to Get In, Get Ahead, and Rise to the Top
Author: Aaron McDaniel
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601635567
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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College does not teach you how to be successful in the working world. There is no course or textbook that explains how to create the fulfilling careers many aspire to. The Millennial generation is 80 million members strong and each year more than 1.5 million enter the working world with little to no idea of how to succeed. While companies spend millions of dollars scrambling to learn more about Millennials and adapt their work cultures to fit this generation, there are remarkably few resources dedicated to teaching young professionals the traits and techniques that will help them succeed in an ever-changing and always-challenging corporate environment. The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World fills this void, offering relevant advice to young professionals seeking to build a strong career foundation. A fellow Millennial, McDaniel draws on personal experiences from the beginning of his own career to illustrate key lessons. The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World provides important insights on the topics essential to success within the first 5–10 years of any corporate career, including: How to get promoted faster and drive results not matter what your industry or job title The 25 attributes all successful young professionals possess How to avoid being a DOPE (someone who Disses Opportunity, Potential & Earnings) The keys to becoming a STAR in your career (someone who is Savvy, Tenacious, Adaptive & Resourceful) How to create and implement a career blueprint plan, the right way Leveraging mentoring to ensure career success

Physical Therapy Professional Foundations

Keys to Success in School and Career
Author: Kathleen A. Curtis
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556424113
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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"This book was written to help preprofessional students make healthly choices about entering the field of physical therapy, to assist physical therapy students to establish sound habits and realistic expectiations, and to facilitate success for new graduates in the transition from the the academic setting to clinical practice. Clinical and academic faculty may also find these ideas useful in advising students at various stages in the professional education process." (Preface).

101 Tips for Graduates

A Code of Conduct for Success and Happiness in Your Professional Life
Author: Susan Morem
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438131518
Category: College graduates
Page: 289
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Covers everything from how to succeed in a job, and how to have a meaningful career and balance life and work priorities. Includes new tips on technology and how to avoid the pitfalls of online activities like social networking.

Career Development in Higher Education

Author: John Patrick,Grafton T. Eliason,Jeff L. Samide
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617355100
Category: Education
Page: 419
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The purpose of Career Development in Higher Education is to provide a broad and indepth look at the field of career development as it applies to individuals involved in higher education activities, in a variety of educational and vocational training settings. The book will examine some of the field’s major themes, approaches and assumptions using the writings of a variety of regional and international experts/authors. Specific emphasis is spent examining issues reflective of today’s challenges in developing and maintaining a workforce that is diverse, flexible and efficient. Readers will be provided with an action based framework built on the best available research information.

Holding the Edge

Maintaining the Defense Technology Base : Summary
Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 142892227X
Category: Arms transfers
Page: 34
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Knock 'em Dead - Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers

Author: Martin Yate
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440536783
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Features advice for first-time job seekers on finding employment and building a professional career, addressing such topics as râesumâe writing, interviewing, negotiating, advancing within a company, and changing jobs.

Working Identity

Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career
Author: Herminia Ibarra
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422160653
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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How Successful Career Changers Turn Fantasy into Reality Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just plain unhappy with what we’re doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, white-knuckled, to the years of time and effort we’ve invested in our current profession. In this powerful book, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything we’ve learned from "career experts." While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of "possible selves" we might become. Based on her in-depth research on professionals and managers in transition, Ibarra outlines an active process of career reinvention that leverages three ways of "working identity": experimenting with new professional activities, interacting in new networks of people, and making sense of what is happening to us in light of emerging possibilities. Through engrossing stories—from a literature professor turned stockbroker to an investment banker turned novelist—Ibarra reveals a set of guidelines that all successful reinventions share. She explores specific ways that hopeful career changers of any background can: Explore possible selves Craft and execute "identity experiments" Create "small wins" that keep momentum going Survive the rocky period between career identities Connect with role models and mentors who can ease the transition Make time for reflection—without missing out on windows of opportunity Decide when to abandon the old path in order to follow the new Arrange new events into a coherent story of who we are becoming. A call to the dreamer in each of us, Working Identity explores the process for crafting a more fulfilling future. Where we end up may surprise us.

How to Write an Impressive Cv and Cover Letter

A Comprehensive Guide for the UK Job Seeker
Author: Tracey Whitmore
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472141997
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Your CV and cover letter are your first communication with a prospective employer. As the job market is becoming increasingly competitive, making the right first impression has never been more important. If you compromise on the quality of your CV and cover letter, and you reduce your chances of winning an interview. This book, which will appeal to anyone from entry-level to board level, encompasses a step-by-step guide on how to achieve killer competitive advantage by producing an impressive CV and cover letter. The job acquisition process, which has changed significantly in recent years, is discussed fully, and effective job-hunting tactics are provided. Interviews undertaken with top HR professionals, who are often the first point of entry, outline what you need to do to impress them. Their views and opinions are provided throughout the book. The book and CD are packed with practical examples of CVs and cover letters that have worked in real-life. These individuals were struggling to win interviews prior to their CV revamp. Their new CVs secured several interviews, many of which resulted in job offers. The CD contains CV and cover letter templates, and full transcripts of interviews held with the twelve industry experts from blue chip employers such as Vodafone, Tesco, KPMG, Korn Ferry and Jonathan Wren. Contents: Introduction; About the Author; Acknowledgements; How to Use this Book; Part One: The Job-hunting Process; Chapter 1: How to Approach Job Hunting; Chapter 2: Job-Hunting Tips; Chapter 3: Staying Marketable; Part Two: CV Writing; Chapter 4: You had Better get it Right!; Chapter 5: Determining the Most Suitable CV type; Chapter 6: Heading Your CV; Chapter 7: Career Objective; Chapter 8: Profile Statement; Chapter 9: Key Skills; Chapter 10: Educational Background; Chapter 11: Achievements; Chapter 12: Work History; Chapter 13: Voluntary Work; Chapter 14: Professional Association/Memberships; Chapter 15: Publications and Patents; Chapter 16: Computer/Technical Skills; Chapter 17: Languages; Chapter 18: Additional Information; Chapter 19: References; Chapter 20: Format, Structure and Presentation; Chapter 21: Reviewing Real CVs; Chapter 22: Top CV Tips; Part Three: Cover Letter Writing; Introduction: Don't Neglect how important it is!; Chapter 23: The Importance of a Covering Letter; Chapter 24: The Marks of a Good Cover Letter; Chapter 25: Speculative Versus Specfic Cover Letters; Chapter 26: Specific Cover Letters that have Worked; Appendix; Action Words; Index.

Profession and Purpose

A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability
Author: Katie Kross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351285823
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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Sustainability holds the promise of an exciting new approach to business – one in which business goals are aligned with social and environmental goals. Multinational corporations are recognizing that we live in an increasingly resource-constrained world, and that more accountability for corporate social and environmental impacts will accrue to them. More importantly, forward-thinking executives understand that sustainability can present new opportunities for competitive advantage – whether that is by reducing costs, minimizing risk, appealing to increasingly conscientious customers, or reaching new markets entirely.With the growth of this field comes a host of interesting new career opportunities for MBAs. As companies are grappling with challenges like how to develop social return on investment (SROI) metrics or understand the potential impact of corporate carbon footprints on stock prices, there are new opportunities for the next generation of managers – managers who are not only trained in traditional MBA fundamentals but also grounded in an understanding of the multifaceted social and environmental challenges facing 21st-century global business leaders. Entirely new career paths are opening to MBAs interested in sustainability: sustainable venture capital, green marketing, corporate social responsibility management, carbon credit trading, and sustainability consulting, to name a few.Perhaps even more than corporate executives, MBA students understand this trend. The next generation of managers can see that the future of business will require a new set of skills and responsibilities. Between 2003 and 2008, membership in Net Impact, the global organization for MBAs and business professionals interested in sustainability, increased more than fourfold. By March 2009, over 130 business schools had a Net Impact chapter. Around the world, MBA students realize that a different model will be required for businesses in the coming decades. The career paths that fall under the broad umbrella of "sustainability" are as diverse as the MBA students themselves. One student may be interested in social entrepreneurship in West Africa, and the next will be seeking advice about clean-tech venture capital careers in Silicon Valley; a third will be interested in greening global supply chains. Corporate social responsibility, sustainable product marketing, microfinance, green real estate development, renewable energy, and other interests all likewise fall under the sustainability umbrella at times. Because of this diversity, it is often hard for business schools' career management centers to address sustainability-related career options in a comprehensive way. Many sustainability-related companies and nonprofits are not accustomed to on-campus recruiting. Others have not historically hired MBAs at all. MBA students and alumni interested in sustainability careers are often left to navigate their own internship and job search paths. And, often, they struggle. Profession and Purpose has been written to address this urgent need. Whether you are focused on an off-campus search or participating in the on-campus recruiting process, there are a host of sustainability-specific career resources you should know about. You'll need to be well versed in sustainability news and trends, and network at the right events, conferences, and company presentations. You also need to know about industry- and discipline-specific websites that post sustainability jobs for positions with titles like Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Socially Responsible Investing Analyst, and Renewable Energy Market Analyst.Through hundreds of conversations with MBA students, professionals, and recruiters, as well as her own personal experience, the author has compiled the key job search resources and tips for MBAs interested in sustainability careers. The book provides ideas for researching companies, making the most of your networking, identifying job and internship openings, and preparing for interviews. No matter what stage of your MBA career search process you're in, this book will help you better understand your career options in the many fields of sustainability, direct you to the best resources and help you to fine-tune your sustainability job search strategy. It's the sustainability career coach MBAs have been waiting for.

Student Employment

Linking College and the Workplace
Author: Rick Kincaid
Publisher: National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience & Students in Transition
Category: College students
Page: 137
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Thirteen chapters address issues concerning college student employment including the impact of student employment, research on student employment, and making student employment more productive. Chapters include: (1) "Encouraging Student Development Through Student Employment" (Arthur W. Chickering and others); (2) "Career Decision-Making Benefits of College Student Employment" (Darrell Anthony Luzzo); (3) "The Student Employment Professional--An Emerging Partner in Student Success" (Lee Noel); (4) "Financing a College Education: Are Students Too Dependent on Borrowing?" (Sheri S. Williams and Frank Newman); (5) "National Student Employment Survey: Why Students Choose to Work and their Perceptions of the Academic Year Work Experience" (Yuko Mulugetta and Dennis Chavez); (6) "The Effect of Part-Time Work on Academic Performance and Progress: An Examination of the Washington State Work-Study Program" (Gordon Van de Water); (7) "A Proven Approach to Reducing Employee Turnover" (Sal D. Rinella and Robert J. Kopecky); (8) "Academic Benefits of On-Campus Employment to First-Year Developmental Education Students" (Carolyn Wilkie and Marquita Jones); (9) "UPS Study Relates Student Employment to Job Hunting Success After Graduation" (Robert Foreman); (10) "The New Entry Level for Career Jobs: Student Working Pays Off" (Donald A. Casella and Catherine E. Brougham); (11) "The Context of Student Employment" (Tom Little and Nancy Chinn); (12) "What Campus Employers Teach Students About Office Politics" (Marilyn Moats Kennedy); and (13) "Using Your Student Employment Experience in the Job Search" (Rick Kincaid). (Individual chapters contain references.) (JLS)

The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning

Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results
Author: David K. Williams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118571649
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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Describes how to create a winning corporate culture by combining respect, belief, commitment, trust, courage and gratitude and offers true stories and skill-building exercises to inspire employees to attain key business outcomes.

Life After... Social Studies

A Practical Guide to Life After Your Degree
Author: Sally Longson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113412631X
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Thousands of students graduate from university each year. The lucky few have the rest of their lives mapped out in perfect detail – but for most, things are not nearly so simple. Armed with your hard-earned degree the possibilities and career paths lying before you are limitless, and the number of choices you suddenly have to make can seem bewildering. Life After ... Social Studies has been written specifically to help students currently studying, or who have recently graduated, make informed choices about their future lives. It will be a source of invaluable advice and wisdom to business graduates (whether you wish to use your degree directly or not), covering such topics as: Identifying a career path that interests you Seeking out an opportunity that matches your skills and aspirations Staying motivated and pursuing your goals Networking and self-promotion Making the transition from scholar to worker Putting the skills you have developed at university to good use in life. The Life After ... series of books are more than simple ‘career guides’. They are unique in taking a holistic approach to career advice - recognising the increasing view that, although a successful working life is vitally important, other factors can be just as essential to happiness and fulfilment. They are the indispensable handbooks for students considering their future direction.

Graduate Admissions Essays

Write Your Way Into the Graduate School of Your Choice
Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1607743213
Category: Study Aids
Page: 241
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Offers tips on writing an essay for admission to graduate school, provides an explanation of the admissions process, gives advice on securing letters of recommendation, and features resources for locating scholarships.

The First 90 Days with Harvard Business Review article "How Managers Become Leaders" (2 Items)

Author: Michael D. Watkins
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633691861
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 314
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This Harvard Business Review collection, featuring the work of celebrated author and advisor Michael D. Watkins on leadership transitions, includes the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded as well as the 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “How Managers Become Leaders.”

Behind Every Good Decision

Author: Piyanka Jain
Publisher: Maribeth G. Heflin
Page: N.A
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There is a costly misconception in business today—that the only data that matters is BIG data, and that complex tools and data scientists are required to extract any practical information. Nothing could be further from the truth. In Behind Every Good Decision, authors and analytics experts Piyanka Jain and Puneet Sharma demonstrate how professionals at any level can take the information at their disposal and leverage it to make better decisions. The authors' streamlined frame work demystifies the process of business analytics and helps anyone move from data to decisions in just five steps...using only Excel as a tool. Readers will learn how to: Clarify the business question • Lay out a hypothesis-driven plan • Pull relevant data • Convert it to insights • Make decisions that make an impact Packed with examples and exercises, this refreshingly accessible book explains the four fundamental...