Career Contentment: Don’t Settle for Anything Less!
Why do most people connecting the word ‘contentment’ to their current job or even career path? Obviously, the world has never seemed a more confusing, daunting, and even scary place to live and work – fraught with bi-picture concerns like: – terrorism and war – global warming and looming natural disasters – drug-resistant and civilization-ending diseases – fraud and mis-management in the business world – the fear that you will never be able to retire.
RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?
Your biological age may be a lot different from your chronological age–for better or worse. Dr. Michael Roizen, a preventive gerontologist at the University of Chicago who appears perennially in the “1,000 Best Doctors in the U.S.” listings, says that with the help of his RealAge program, you can reduce your biological age by up to 20 years. He’s compiled a list of 100 health-related factors, among them tobacco and alcohol use, diet, prescription and over-the-counter drug use, your parents’ health, even pet ownership and the highest educational level completed by your spouse, and worked all these into a quiz to determine your “real age.” If you’ve taken your health for granted, be prepared for a shock. He then explains how to follow a personalized age-reduction plan using a range of methods, from quick fixes (use a helmet while bicycling), to moderately easy changes (avoid sun and radon exposure), all the way to the most difficult changes (reduce the stress in your life). Emotional issues are given as much attention as physical ones; Roizen says, for example, that seeing a psychologist to help work through serious personal problems can reduce your chronological age by 8 to 16 years alone.
201 Best Questions To Ask On Your Interview
Asking the right questions can help job seekers ace the interview and land that job The most critical question job interviewers ask is often the last one. That’s when they lean forward and say, “Do you have any questions?” As author John Kador points out, that’s the applicants’ moment to shine, to demonstrate that they have done their homework and that they’re good fit with the organization. Most of all, it provides an applicant with an opportunity to ask for the job. A powerful resource for vast and growing numbers of job seekers, this book fills readers in on the pivotal questions they need to ask to ace the interview. With chapters organized around major themes, such as “the company,” “the job,” and “the community,” 201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview not only supplies readers with the right questions for virtually every context but also coaches them on the right ways to ask them.
The Career Change Resume
Written by the official resume advisers to Monster.com, this is the ultimate guide to creating life-changing resumes. The Career-Change Resume helps aspiring career-changers reinvent themselves by showing them how to transform their resumes. The book includes step-by-step instructions demonstrating how to craft resumes that open doors to new careers; more than 150 sample resumes and cover letters; valuable, innovative career-change tools and strategies; and solutions to common problems plaguing career-changers.
First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy
What are the most important things in your life? Do they get as much care, emphasis, and time as you’d like to give them? Far from the traditional “be-more-efficient” time-management book with shortcut techniques, First Things First shows you how to look at your use of time totally differently. Using this book will help you create balance between your personal and professional responsibilities by putting first things first and acting on them. Covey teaches an organizing process that helps you categorize tasks so you focus on what is important, not merely what is urgent.
Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life
Beverly Carlozzi, New York Personnel Management Association Bulletin A change from the typical, popular career books. … It dares you to look at your life… The Vancouver Sun “Gives pointers on everything from investigating unfamiliar fields of work to taking the plunge.”
I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This
“Close your eyes and…imagine what it would feel like to be happy and excited and fulfilled in your work.” Can’t do it? Career coach Jansen’s no-nonsense volume just might help. Herself a former disgruntled employee (she worked in broadcasting, recruiting, outplacement and other fields), Jansen is a big proponent of jobs that suit: work, after all, “is not ‘one size fits all.’” She identifies six reasons people find their employ unsatisfying, from boredom with an overly familiar routine, to insecurity in the face of discrimination or a toxic boss, to lack of focus on work due to an eye on upcoming retirement. Several quizzes and questionnaires (“When you think about the things you find meaningful, what comes to mind?”; “Do you prefer to be the leader rather than have others lead”?) help readers identify their job problems and the kinds of work they might find more meaningful, as well as build confidence in their choices. Jansen offers stories of those who made the career change successfully (or in some cases, found a way to renew their interest in their old positions) as well as guidelines for becoming more entrepreneurial. Her advice is seasoned and her tone encouraging, making this a solid resource for people who know they don’t like what they do; it might also be a wakeup call for others numbed into job complacency. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
What Color is Your Parachute? 2016
The United States has lost the most jobs since Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression. Currently, millions of workers are unemployed both in the United States and worldwide and the problem isn’t likely to abate anytime soon. In the 2016 edition of his legendary job-hunting book, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? Richard Bolles presents a detailed plan for facing this societal problem head-on, declaring that we must each begin by mastering this new world for ourselves and then, once empowered, share our knowledge with others to empower the world. In PARACHUTE 2016, Bolles offers a completely new book for this uncertain job market, laying out a simple, step-by-step plan for finding meaningful work and mission despite our economy’s jobless recovery. Featuring fresh explanations of old concepts and the introduction of new ideas, Bolles defines the distinctions between “resume jobs” and “grapevine jobs,” between “passive job-hunting” and “active job-hunting,” between “weak ties” and “strong ties,” and much more. These are not normal times. And this is not your normal PARACHUTE. It faces squarely the “workquake” that is shaking up the job market around the world, and gives not only simple steps but steady hope.