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Ladders 2018 Interviews Guide: 74 Questions That Will Land You th...
by Marc Cenedella

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 28, 2018

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The author of America’s largest career advice newsletter coaches you to achieving your best performance in job interviews, without gimmicks or agony, in a quick 90 minute read.<br /><br />Based on 15 years experience, the feedback from millions of readers, and over 100,000 HR professionals, recruiters, and hiring managers, <em>Ladders 2018 Interviews Guide</em> provides easy and effective advice for fast-rising and mid-career professionals from the leader in $100K- $500K careers. In about 90 minutes, Cenedella shares the best insights and hand-picked advice from his decades-long experience. Here’s what you’ll learn in <em>Ladders 2018 Interviews Guide</em>:<br /><br /><b>Interviewing is healthy in an economic system without loyalty.</b> It’s a very strong economy in 2018 and great opportunities abound. Cenedella walks you through the importance of understanding how to interview well in an economy without loyalty. You never know when your company or position will be in jeopardy and interviewing well is lifestyle insurance for your family.<br /><br /><b>49 interview questions they’ll ask you.</b> Cenedella explains the rising popularity of <em>behavioral interviewing</em> and what it means for your job search. He walks you through, step by step, seven categories of behavioral questions and provides detailed insights into how your answers should position your candidacy for success.<br /><br /><b>25 questions you’ll ask them.</b> Active listening is a critical skill for understanding your interviewer’s needs and succeeding in the interview. Cenedella details 25 questions you can ask any company, and any hiring manager, to gain the insights you need into a company’s operations and culture. By arming you with all the questions you’ll ever need in a job interview, he advises that you should never run out of questions with an interviewer, only the time to ask them.<br /><br /><b>We were born in tribes, and we work in cubicles.</b> Cenedella shows how interviewing is, by its very nature, a strange and uncomfortable experience. Interviews are a relatively recent development in business history and confound humans’ social expectations. He explains how your interview anxieties come from your human nature -- no one is “bad” at interviewing because humans weren’t designed to perform well in situations with strangers. And he shows you the specific steps to take to overcome your interview anxieties through preparation and familiarity.<br /><br /><b>Are flip-flops optional?</b> Cenedella reviews best practices in dress code, manners, and follow up for professionals interviewing in 2018. He describes the Visual Interview and what it can reveal about your future employer. And he guides you through an effective thank you process.<br /> <br />Ladders 2018 Interviews Guide presents an effective, tested, expert guide to interview success from the leaders in $100K - $500K jobs. <br /><br />Author Marc Cenedella wrote America’s largest career advice newsletter for 15 years, reaching 10 million people weekly. A nationally renowned career expert, his insights into successful interviews are based on data and learnings from helping millions of Ladders members connect with professional success in their careers.
Consulting Essentials: The Art and Science of People, Facts, and ...
by Jeff Kavanaugh

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English

Pages

430

Publication Date

April 16, 2018

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How do you become a world-class consultant?<br /><br />This is the question on the minds of thousands of young consultants as they graduate from the classrooms of the world's business schools to the offices of top consulting firms. Yet, few of them have been formally trained on the concepts that elevate consultants to the top of their field.<br /><br />Drawing on his experience as a senior partner at a multi-billion dollar consulting firm and adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Dallas MBA program, Jeff Kavanaugh is ready to share the tools of the trade for young professionals to quickly scale the consulting learning curve.<br /><br />Pulling together the best content from his own experience, as well as other world-class consulting leaders and industry professionals he has worked with, Kavanaugh has distilled the lessons into the key skills that separate the best from the rest.
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by , Dave Evans

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>#1 New York Times Bestseller </b><br /><br /> <b>At last, a book that shows you how to build—<i>design—</i>a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage</b> <br /><br /> Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.<br /><br /> In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to <i>design and build </i>your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.<br /><br /> <br /> "<i>Designing Your Life</i> walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." <br /> —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of <i>Drive</i><br />  <br /> “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.”<br /> —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO<br /><br /> “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.”<br /> —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Ge...
by Michael D. Watkins

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 23, 2013

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<div><B>Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors</B><BR><BR><B>The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition</B><BR><BR>Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success.<br /><BR>In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller <I>The First 90 Days</I>, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions—no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs.<br /><BR>By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You’ll learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation.<br /><BR>Whether you’re starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.<BR></div>
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<b>AMAZON BEST BOOK IN BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP</b><br /><div><b><i>WALL STREET JOURNAL</i> BUSINESS BESTSELLER<br /></b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.</b></div><div><b><br /></b><div>Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.</div><div><br /></div><div>In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. </div><div><br /></div><div>A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.</div></div>
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, ...
by Timothy Ferriss

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

November 18, 2009

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Body </i>shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.</b><br /><br />Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times<b>.</b> Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> is the blueprint. <br /><br />This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: <br />• How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week<br />• How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want<br />• How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs<br />• How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist<br />• How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”<br /><br />The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> includes:<br />• More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point<br />• Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal<br />• How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times<br />• The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Ne...
by , Marshall Goldsmith

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>Ready to take the next step in your career . . . but not sure what's holding you back? Read on.</b><br /><br /> Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers--men and women--to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and <i>different</i> roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won't get you there . . . and you might not even realize your blind spots until it's too late. <br /><br /> <b>Are you great with the details?</b> To rise, you need to do less and delegate more. <br /><br /> <b>Are you a team player?</b> To advance, you need to take credit as easily as you share it.<br /><br /> <b>Are you a star networker?</b> Leaders know a network is no good unless you know how to use it.<br /><br /> Sally and Marshall identify the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them <em>why</em> what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. Building on Marshall's classic best seller <i>What Got You Here Won't Get You There</i>, their new book <i>How Women Rise</i> is essential reading for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.
The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: How to Learn Your...
by John Sonmez

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English

Pages

798

Publication Date

July 12, 2017

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<h2>Technical Knowledge Alone Isn't Enough - Increase Your Software Development Income by Leveling Up Your Soft Skills</h2> <p>Early in his software developer career, John Sonmez discovered that technical knowledge alone isn't enough <strong>to break through to the next income level - developers need "soft skills"</strong> like the ability to learn new technologies just in time, communicate clearly with management and consulting clients, negotiate a fair hourly rate, and unite teammates and coworkers in working toward a common goal.</p> <p>As John invested in these skills his career took off, and he became a <strong>highly paid, highly sought-after developer and consultant</strong>.</p> <p>Today John helps more than 1.4 million programmers every year to increase their income by developing this unique blend of skills.</p> <p><em>"If you're a developer, green or a veteran, you owe it to yourself to read The Complete Software Developers Career Guide." - Jason Down, Platform Developer, Ontario, Canada</em></p> <h3>What You Will Learn in This Book</h3> <ul> <li>How to systematically find and fill the gaps in your technical knowledge so you can face any new challenge with confidence</li> <li>Should you take contract work - or hold out for a salaried position? Which will earn you more, what the tradeoffs are, and how your personality should sway your choice</li> <li>Should you learn JavaScript, C#, Python, C++? How to decide which programming language you should master first</li> <li>Ever notice how every job ever posted requires "3-5 years of experience," which you don't have? Simple solution for this frustrating chicken-and-egg problem that allows you to build legitimate job experience while you learn to code </li> <li>Is earning a computer science degree a necessity - or a total waste of time? How to get a college degree with maximum credibility and minimum debt</li> <li>Coding bootcamps - some are great, some are complete scams. How to tell the difference so you don't find yourself cheated out of $10,000</li> <li>Interviewer tells you, "Dress code is casual around here - the development team wears flipflops." What should you wear?</li> <li>How do you deal with a boss who's a micromanager. Plus how helping your manager with his goals can make you the MVP of your team </li> <li>The technical skills that every professional developer must have - but no one teaches you (most developers are missing some critical pieces, they don't teach this stuff in college, you're expected to just "know" this)</li> <li>An inside look at the recruiting industry. What that "friendly" recruiter really wants from you, how they get paid, and how to avoid getting pigeonholed into a job you'll hate</li> </ul> <h3>Who Should Read This Book</h3> <h4>Entry-Level Developers</h4> <p>This book will show you how to ensure you have the technical skills your future boss is looking for, create a resume that leaps off a hiring manager's desk, and escape the "no work experience" trap.</p> <h4>Mid-Career Developers</h4> <p>You'll see how to find and fill in gaps in your technical knowledge, position yourself as the one team member your boss can't live without, and turn those dreaded annual reviews into chance to make an iron-clad case for your salary bump.</p> <h4>Senior Developers</h4> <p>This book will show you how to become a specialist who can command above-market wages, how building a name for yourself can make opportunities come to you, and how to decide whether consulting or entrepreneurship are paths you should pursue. </p> <h4>Brand New Developers</h4> <p>In this book you'll discover what it's like to be a professional software developer, how to go from "I know some code" to possessing the skills to work on a development team, how to speed along your learning by avoiding common beginner traps, and how to decide whether you should invest in a programming degree or "bootcamp."</p>
50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on ...
by Dev Aujla

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English

Pages

251

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<b>A new personalized way to find the perfect job—while staying calm during the process.</b><br />  <br /> You are so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? You need to learn to ask the right questions, stop using job sites, and start doing the work that actually counts.<br />  <br /> Based on information gained from over 400,000 individuals who have used these exercises, this book reveals career expert Dev Aujla’s tried-and-tested method for job seekers at every stage of their career. Filled with anecdotes and advice from professionals ranging from a wilderness guide to an architect, it includes quick-step exercises that help you avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career. <br /><br /> Whether you've just decided to start the hunt or you're gearing up for a big interview, <i>50 Ways to Get a Job</i> will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career.
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
by , Robert Pool

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><B>“This book is a breakthrough, a lyrical, powerful, science-based narrative that actually shows us how to get better (much better) at the things we care about.”—Seth Godin, author of </B><I><B>Linchpin</B></I><BR /><BR /><B><B>“Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read [</B><I>Peak</I><B>]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.”—</B><I>Fortune</I></B><BR /><BR /> Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. <I>Peak</I> distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you.<BR />  <BR /><B>“The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”—Dan Coyle, author of </B><I><B>The Talent Code</B></I><BR />  <BR /><B>“Ericsson’s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.”—Joshua Foer, author of </B><I><B>Moonwalking with Einstein</B></I></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>

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