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Career Courage by Get out of the rut-and into a new career. What do you want to be when you grow up? That question nags at us long after childhood. Why is it so hard to figure out? Because finding your true calling takes courage. It means conquering fears, shedding misguided ideas, and mustering the strength to let go of a safe job and stage your next act. Career Courage serves as a personal coach through the soul-searching and planning process ahead, whether you're a college grad contemplating choices, a seasoned professional seeking new directions, or a stay-at-home mom preparing to reenter the workplace. Packed with exercises and stories of inspiring second acts, the book poses tough questions about motivation, confidence, character, risk tolerance, and more. The answers will power your journey forward as you learn to: Clarify what really matters * Express your point of view * Build strong relationships and a robust network * Stay focused on finances * Think like an entrepreneur * Prioritize a truly fulfilling life * And more A career that seemed promising can feel like a dead end today. Career Courage helps you break free and create your own brand of success.
Publication Date: 2016-03-02
Creating Your Culinary Career by A must-have resource for anyone crafting a career in the culinary arts Ronald Hayes, the Career Development Manager with The Culinary Institute of America, explores the broad scope of jobs available in the culinary field. Building your culinary skills as a novice, discovering your specialization as a journeyman, and establishing your interests as you master your career path, Creating Your Culinary Career offers a framework for career exploration, development, and growth. This book offers insider information on all of the regular staff positions available in the culinary field, including traditional restaurants, catering facilities, and institutional facilities; front of the house, bakeshop, and food and beverage outlets; and food communications, media, and sales positions. It then helps readers establish goals, design resumes, and develop interview skills for landing that perfect job. The ideal career guide for aspiring culinary professionals, this book helps readers discover the ideal career path by building skills and setting goals Written by The Culinary Institute of America's Career Development Manager, this book celebrates the passion, persistence, and drive required to succeed in one of today's most exciting careers For anyone beginning a career in the culinary arts, Creating Your Culinary Career features must-have information for the aspiring food professional.
Publication Date: 2013-06-24
301 Careers in Nursing by Written for nurses of all education and experience levels, 301 Careers in Nursing highlights the exceptional array of diverse opportunities available to those interested in a career in nursing. Each of the carefully selected and researched careers described in this book embraces the core dimensions of nursing: caring, competence, and commitment to excellence in caring for others at all stages of life. If you are considering a career in nursing, if you know someone who is considering a career in nursing, if you are a guidance counselor, or if you are already a nurse but considering a change, you will benefit from this resource to the most prominent careers in nursing today. This edition features 100 additional career options, with an emphasis on those available to the growing number of advanced practice nurses. Also new to this edition are 25 interviews from nurses practicing in a multitude of areas. These snapshots give you an inside look at opportunities in academia and practice settings that might be unfamiliar. Each career entry includes: Career descriptionEducational requirementsCore competencies and skillsRelated websites and professional organizations
Publication Date: 2017-04-01
The Strategic Career by We often hear that finding the work we are meant for will multiply our accomplishments and enable us to attain new levels of personal satisfaction. Yet, many who are planning their careers find that the job market has shifted to the advantage of employers, whether as a result of the recession, globalization, IT-driven productivity, or other changes in the business landscape. Faced with these tough circumstances, it is more critical than ever for professionals to create a plan of attack and make sound decisions as they navigate their careers.The Strategic Career provides readers with the ultimate guide to career choices--both short-term and long. While other authors approach career development from the perspective of psychology and counseling, Bill Barnett demonstrates how business strategy concepts can successfully guide us as we chart our careers. Drawing on two decades of experience leading McKinsey & Company's Strategy Practice, as well as his popular Career Strategy courses at Yale and Rice University, he approaches the construction of a long-term career plan by looking at the main challenges professionals will face: developing and reaching long-term targets, surfacing opportunities, assessing career decisions, and staying on track. Underpinning his advice with research and illustrating it with vivid stories from others' successes, Barnett lays out practical, step-by-step processes to help readers realize their goals. Complete with a program to help you develop your own plan and over 100 specific activities to guide you, The Strategic Career is the ideal companion on your professional pathway.
Publication Date: 2015-05-01
Creating a Pathway to Your Dream Career by What do you want your life to be like when you're 25? 35? 55? Doyou want a job that will feed you and your family or do you wanta career that will be an integral part of your life--a career thatwill feed your passions, enable the lifestyle you choose, and be acontinual source of engagement and pride?But do you really have the luxury of even considering yourdream job in an era in which more than 40 percent of college graduatescan't even get jobs that require college degrees, much lessjobs in their field? Not only should you think about your dreamjob--you owe it to yourself to do so. You just need a plan. This bookwill help you develop that plan by first examining how the careersof the future will differ from those of the past, where these jobsand careers will and won't be, and the range of skills (many ofwhich are not taught in schools) they will require. With this context,it then lays out a three-stage, 20-step plan that will help you:* Objectively assess and develop your skills and align them withyour passions* Assess the career opportunities that will best utilize theseskills in pursuit of your passion* Expand your career options and hedge your bets by identifyingcomplementary "safety careers"* Evaluate your post-high school education options and create aneducation plan that is best suited to you and your career choice* Prioritize the factors you should consider in targeting yourcritical first career-track job and use that job to expand yourlong-term career options
Publication Date: 2014-10-01