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Ladders 2018 Resume Guide: Best Practices & Advice from the Leade...
by Marc Cenedella

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English

Pages

106

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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The author of America’s largest career advice newsletter shares best practices and expert advice for writing a great resume, without the drama or agony, in a quick 90 minute read.<br /><br />Based on 15 years experience, with millions of resumes, from the leader in $100K- $500K careers, Ladders 2018 Resume Guide provides easy and effective advice for fast-rising and mid-career professionals. 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 Ladders 2018 Resume Guide:<br /><br />The four gatekeepers who can block your resume from success. Cenedella walks you through the four critical gatekeepers that you need to please with your effective resume. Each of these audiences is looking for something different, and his expert insight into the nuances makes it easy for you to master these tricky subtleties.<br /><br />How to avoid resume writing anxiety. Most of us don’t write resumes for a living, but we need a resume to make a living. That creates unneeded anxiety for you. A resume can be so important to your career success, and yet, you likely have very limited personal experience in writing resumes. This lack of understanding about how resumes work -- what makes one effective and another a flop -- causes resume anxiety. Cenedella dispatches common misconceptions that cause you to worry too much, and highlights for you the tricky areas that you do need to watch out for.<br /><br />The right way to craft a resume that will make you successful. Cenedella shares the principles behind making a successful resume. How and why successful resumes work, and pitfalls to avoid where you unintentionally shoot yourself in the foot. By teaching you the simple rules behind what makes resumes successful, Cenedella prepares you to craft your own professional resume.<br /><br />Specific, step-by-step, line-by-line instructions for the fast-rising and mid-career professional. As a busy, successful professional looking to get ahead, you’re just looking for the right answers as to how to get your resume done. Cenedella boils it all down to the simple line-by-line, and sometimes word-by-word, formula to make a winning resume. <br /><br />Ladders 2018 Resume Guide presents an effective, tested, data-driven, easy-to-follow, easy-to-understand, expert guide to writing your resume right now.<br /><br />Author Marc Cenedella wrote America’s largest career advice newsletter for 15 years, reaching 10 mm people readers weekly. A nationally renowned career expert, his insights into what makes resumes successful are based on data and learnings from helping millions of resumes hit their mark at Ladders, the leader in $100K to $500K careers.
The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up ...
by Jeff Haden

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English

Pages

286

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<b>From Inc.com's most popular columnist, a counterintuitive--but highly practical--guide to finding and maintaining the motivation to achieve great things.</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> It's comforting to imagine that superstars in their fields were just born better equipped than the rest of us. When a co-worker loses 20 pounds, or a friend runs a marathon while completing a huge project at work, we assume they have more grit, more willpower, more innate talent, and above all, more motivation to see their goals through.<br />  <br /> But that's not at actually true, as popular Inc.com columnist Jeff Haden proves. "Motivation" as we know it is a myth. Motivation isn't the special sauce that we require at the beginning of any major change. In fact, motivation is a <i>result </i>of process, not a cause. Understanding this will change the way you approach any obstacle or big goal.<br />  <br /> Haden shows us how to reframe our thinking about the relationship of motivation to success. He meets us at our level--at the beginning of any big goal we have for our lives, a little anxious and unsure about our way forward, a little burned by self help books and strategies that have failed us in the past—and offers practical advice that anyone can use to stop stalling and start working on those dreams.<br />  <br /> Haden takes the mystery out of accomplishment, proving that success isn't about spiritual awakening or a lightning bolt of inspiration --as Tony Robbins and adherents of The Secret believe--but instead, about clear and repeatable processes. Using his own advice, Haden has consistently drawn 2 million readers a month to his posts, completed a 107-mile long mountain bike race, and lost 10 pounds in a month.<br />  <br /> Success isn't for the uniquely-qualified; it's possible for any person who understands the true nature of motivation. Jeff Haden can help you transcend average and make lasting positive change in your life.
When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
by Mike Lewis

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<p><b>“A lively and inspiring guidebook for anyone who wants to make the jump from normal to extraordinary.”</b><br /><b>—Tony Robbins, #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Unshakeable </i>and <i>MONEY: Master the Game</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An inspirational book that lays out the “Jump Curve”—four steps to wholeheartedly pursuing the career of your dreams—through experiences from a variety of people who have jumped and never looked back</b></p><p>When Mike Lewis was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. But he had questions: When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump—and afterward?</p><p>Mike sought guidance from others who had “jumped,” and the responses he got—from a banker who started a brewery, a publicist who became a Bishop, a garbage collector who became a furniture designer, and on and on—were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had learned with others who might be helped by those stories. First, though, he started playing squash professionally. </p><p> The right book at the right time, <i>When to Jump</i> offers more than forty heartening stories (from the founder of Bonobos, the author of <i>The Big Short</i>, the designer of the Lyft logo, the Humans of New York creator, and many more) and takeaways that will inspire, instruct, and reassure, including the ingenious four-phase Jump Curve.</p>
The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work t...
by Elaine Pofeldt

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>The indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms, from Forbes.com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt.</b><br /><br />The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In <i>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</i>, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue--something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great worklife and a great lifestyle.
The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone: How to Live Fea...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

December 22, 2017

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<h2><u>Don’t let life pass you by.</u> Reject judgment, bypass your fears, and design a life of adventure.</h2><br />Your comfort zone provides the safety and security of being tucked into bed. But in that safety, you accomplish nothing, experience nothing, learn nothing, and end up with nothing. <b>It’s a trap, and you need to get out.</b><br /><br /><h2>Life is for living, not merely existing. Which are you doing?</h2><br /><b><u>The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone</u></b> is not a motivational “rah rah” book. It is not 10 different versions of “just do it” or “live, laugh, love.” <b>This book is a little different.</b> It is a deep look, backed by science, into what keeps us from doing what we want, when we want. <br /><br />This book answers the question: <b>how do you gain the confidence to consistently break out of your comfort zone to accomplish any goals you have?</b> You’ll learn what actually matters, and what to stop wasting your time on. <br /><br /><h2>No more <i>what ifs</i> that keep you from your potential.</h2><br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>Build confidence and understand your subconscious patterns.</h2><br />•Learn the subconscious beliefs that hold you back and how to change them.<br />•<b>The unique balance between planning, thoughtfulness, and simple action.</b><br />•Grow the habit of daily fearlessness.<br /><br /><h2>Become regret-proof and immune to judgment.</h2><br />•The empowering effect of an alter ego.<br />•<b>The psychological benefits of aiming for the scary or impossible.</b><br />•Reliable methodologies for adventure and breaking comfort zones.<br /><br /><h2>Outside your comfort zone lies everything you want - this book is how to get there.</h2><br />You’re currently at Point A. How far are you from Point B? Break your limiting beliefs to become comfortable with risk, and learn how to get out of your own way. Point B isn’t so far - it’s just behind the invisible walls you’ve made for yourself. Don’t go another day going through the motions you want to break out of.<br /><h1>Seize life by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.</h1><br />
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by , Dave Evans

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English

Pages

274

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

301

Publication Date

April 23, 2013

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<DIV><STRONG>The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition</STRONG><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 <EM>The First 90 Days</EM>, 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><BR></DIV>
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, ...
by Timothy Ferriss

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English

Pages

370

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>
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hu...
by Richard N. Bolles

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<b>With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. </b><br /><br /> In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of <i>What Color Is Your Parachute? </i>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 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 writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done
by Jon Acuff

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, “I’ve never had a problem starting. I’ve started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can’t I finish?<br /></b><br />According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. You’ve practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to become a ballerina than you do at finishing your goals. <br /><br />For years, I thought my problem was that I didn’t try hard enough. So I started getting up earlier. I drank enough energy drinks to kill a horse. I hired a life coach and ate more superfoods. Nothing worked, although I did develop a pretty nice eyelid tremor from all the caffeine. It was like my eye was waving at you, very, very quickly. <br /><br /> Then, while leading a thirty-day online course to help people work on their goals, I learned something surprising: The most effective exercises were not those that pushed people to work harder. The ones that got people to the finish line did just the opposite— they took the pressure off. <br /><br /> Why? Because the sneakiest obstacle to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We’re our own worst critics, and if it looks like we’re not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all. That’s why we’re most likely to quit on day two, “the day after perfect”—when our results almost always underper­form our aspirations. <br /><br /> The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise. People who have fun are 43 percent more successful! Imagine if your diet, guitar playing, or small business was 43 percent more suc­cessful just by following a few simple principles. <br /><br /> If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done.

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