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Fearless and Free by "...pithy, invaluable guidance to women stymied in the workplace" - O, The Oprah Magazine We are in the midst of a wild job market. Technology has disrupted nearly every industry, blowing up many careers, but creating millions more. Many women feel forced to pivot to stay relevant, while others choose to pivot to keep engaged. Or we may be struggling to get back into the workforce after taking time off to raise kids. We hear words like hustle and grit and are told we need to think strategically, cultivate our own brands, and sell ourselves. But how do we do that? How do we pivot or radically relaunch our careers? How do we become unapologetically bold and badass-the boss of our own future? Getting ahead today requires the action-first, fake-it-'til-you-make-it ethos celebrated in the tech world. It's the tech industry that's redefined our culture, and perhaps not surprisingly, it's those Silicon Valley lessons that can help all women in all stages of their careerssucceed. This mindset is not typically a female one. Women tend to be cautious. We overthink our next moves. We might be safer . . . but we're also stuck. What if women embraced the startup spirit? What if we had the confidence to take chances, even if we knew we may fail first? What if instead of agonizing over which step to take, we leapt forward quickly? Fearless and Free empowers women, showing us how to lean into our strengths, increase our confidence, and follow successful lessons from Silicon Valley that can help us pivot in any career-and unlock a world of possibilities. Author Wendy Sachs talked to a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks, and failures to reinvent themselves. The book weaves their insights and experiences together with current research and actionable advice. You'll learn how to: Capitalize on your skills and expand them * Grow comfortable with being uncomfortable * Boost your confidence * Sell your story * Engineer serendipity * Nurture your network * Shake off setbacks * Brand yourself-without bragging * Build momentum * Compete with digital natives * Reposition yourself if you're reentering the workforce * And more Whether you want out of a shrinking industry or into a business of your own creation, Fearless and Free helps you dream big-and act now.
Call Number: HF5382.6 .S23 2017 - Location: Rankin
Publication Date: 2017-02-07
How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path by An invaluable resource for general readers at any career stage, this book explains why, when, and how to engage in a fulfilling, nontraditional career path that is both inspiring and practical. * Identifies the skills needed to be successful and the key questions to ask when considering a nontraditional career--and provides the tools and a "road map" to move forward in a nontraditional direction * Establishes the relevance and value of a nontraditional career, addressing both strategic and practical aspects * Provides authoritative, experience-based information derived from the author's own success in creating a nontraditional career path as well as his broad experience in the career field working with individuals and organizations
Call Number: HF5384 .E47 2014 - Location: Jackson
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN by TRANSITIONING FROM LPN/VN TO RN: MOVING AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER, 2E provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. This book clearly explains how an RN's role differs from that of an LPN/VN's; providing appropriate theoretical knowledge and fully explains the relationship of theory to practice.
Call Number: RT82 >D86 2011 - Location: Nursing
Publication Date: 2010-01-22
Careers: Books at Hinds Libraries
Dare by From a veteran Fortune 500 executive, how women can reach and succeed in top leadership positions Though women hold a majority of the managerial and professional jobs in the workforce, they occupy a mere 14% of C-suite positions at Fortune 500 firms. To break through this stubborn glass ceiling, women must learn to take bold steps when career-defining moments arise. During her 33-year career at Southern Company, a Fortune 500 utility company, Becky Blalock rose to become CIO in a traditionally male industry. Now she offers her own hard-won advice, as well as that of 28 top female executives, to show all aspiring women how to dare to reach the highest tier of leadership and C-suite positions. Includes advice and mentoring lessons from top women business leaders such as: Anna Maria Ch#65533;vez, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA; Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon; Carol Tom#65533;, CFO of Home Depot; Dr. Beverly Tatum, president of Spelman College, and Jeanette Horan, CIO of IBM, among many others Features straightforward, honest advice on gaining confidence, speaking up, finding mentors, learning to fail, building a network of allies, managing others, and more Written by pioneering business leader Becky Blalock, with a Foreword by Anne Mulcahy, former chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation Dare is must-needed guide for women everywhere, at every level, striving to develop the character, skills, and relationships that deliver greater success in the workplace.
Call Number: HD6054.3 .B556 - Location: Vicksburg
Publication Date: 2013-10-07
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017 by The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2017, tailoring its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised and updated edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
Call Number: HF5383 .B56 2017 - Location: Raymond
Publication Date: 2016-08-16
The Purposeful Graduate by We all know that higher education has changed dramatically over the past two decades. Historically a time of exploration and self-discovery, the college years have been narrowed toward an increasingly singular goal--career training--and college students these days forgo the big questions about who they are and how they can change the world and instead focus single-mindedly on their economic survival. In The Purposeful Graduate, Tim Clydesdale elucidates just what a tremendous loss this is, for our youth, our universities, and our future as a society. At the same time, he shows that it doesn't have to be this way: higher education can retain its higher cultural role, and students with a true sense of purpose--of personal, cultural, and intellectual value that cannot be measured by a wage--can be streaming out of every one of its institutions. The key, he argues, is simple: direct, systematic, and creative programs that engage undergraduates on the question of purpose. Backing up his argument with rich data from a Lilly Endowment grant that funded such programs on eighty-eight different campuses, he shows that thoughtful engagement of the notion of vocational calling by students, faculty, and staff can bring rich rewards for all those involved: greater intellectual development, more robust community involvement, and a more proactive approach to lifelong goals. Nearly every institution he examines--from internationally acclaimed research universities to small liberal arts colleges--is a success story, each designing and implementing its own program, that provides students with deep resources that help them to launch flourishing lives. Flying in the face of the pessimistic forecast of higher education's emaciated future, Clydesdale offers a profoundly rich alternative, one that can be achieved if we simply muster the courage to talk with students about who they are and what they are meant to do.
Call Number: LC1037.5 .C594 2015 - Location: Utica
Publication Date: 2015-05-06