Your Perfect Job by Robert Bittner

Your Perfect Job by Robert Bittner

“So What Are You Going to Do Now?”

This question often leaves young adults feeling fearful and confused as they look towards life careers. Author Bob Bittner says finding work you love is not as intimidating as it seems. Your Perfect Job helps readers identify their passions, skills, and inclinations in terms of God’s calling on their lives. Readers will better understand why it’s important to do what they love, how to get started on a career path that is meaningful, how to make mid-course changes, and how to start a new job on the right foot. Drawing on interviews with dozens of young working professionals, Your Perfect Job introduces readers to a wide array of career opportunities and shows how real people went from less than perfect jobs into careers that perfectly matched their personality and passions. Designed for young adults, this book is a perfect selection for high school and college grads, or someone getting ready to make a career change.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Bob Bittner worked in marketing and editorial for sixteen years before becoming a full-time freelance writer and editor. He is the author of several books and has written nonfiction articles for a diverse range of publications. Bob and his wife live in Michigan.

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Do What You Are by Paul D. Tieger

Do What You Are by Paul D. Tieger

This guide analyzes personality type by looking at how an individual processes information, makes decisions and interacts with the world around them, and shows which of the 16 “types” describes that person best. It then lists dozens of occupations that are popular with people of each type and, using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of each personality type, gives step-by-step instructions on how to use your unique strengths to customize your job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time. If you plan to stay in your job, “Do What You Are” provides savvy advice for getting the most out of your current career. Rather than offering generic, one-size-fits-all advice, this book aims to help you determine what you need to be more successful and satisfied.

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You Can Be a Better Communicator by Gordon Walter


We’ve all seen thPortrait of happy young businessman with colleagues in the backgroundem. The person who has a way with words in conversation and always seems to get their point across.  What do they do that makes them a good communicator?  How do they do it?  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do it too?  Though some people are born with natural ability to communicate, the basic techniques can be learned.  You too can be a better communicator with a little practice.

Following is a series of observations regarding good communicators and why they are effective:

Smile, even if it hurts a little.  A smile puts the listener at ease and in a frame of mind to listen.

Be first to say “hello.”  Greeting someone recognizes them as a person you value.

Take some risks.  Do not overly anticipate rejection as it can make you seem timid.

Change the topic of conversation when it has run its course.
Continuing to push a topic can make the listener ill at-ease and cause them to discount everything else you say.

Prove you are a good listener.  By briefly restating others comments back to them in different words, they know you heard them.

Develop an “elevator” pitch.  Being able to tell others what you do in a few short sentences helps you to be seen as a polished professional.  A few words will go a long way.  Plan ahead and choose words carefully.

Eye contact means a lot.  Always use good eye contact, but especially when making your first contact with people.  It shows someone you are focused on and value them.

Be a greeter.  At the risk of feeling like you are “running for Mayor,” try greeting people you see regularly, even if you don’t know them.  People like to be noticed and valued.  When the time comes for conversation with them, you will find a ready audience.

Find common ground.  Seek common goals, interests, and experiences with the people you meet.  You will be surprised to find that you have one or more things in common with almost everybody.

Let others play the expert.  Be ready to let someone be an expert (unless their advice or information is wrong in the extreme), and even then use tact when offering correction.

It is OK to be enthusiastic.  Have several questions tucked away in your memory ready to ask.  This will show interest in them and open the door to meaningful conversation.

Trade information with someone.  Work to balance the giving and receiving of information.  If things go too much in the direction of one party in a conversation things quickly become boring.

Be passionate.  Expressing a measure of your feelings, opinions, and emotions to others about a topic shows that you care.

Ask people their opinions.  Most people have an opinion about almost everything but will not share it unless asked.  Be respectful of others’ beliefs, even if you do not agree with them.

Tell stories correctly.  When you tell a story, present the main point first, and then add the supporting details afterward.  This makes the difference between someone who tells a good story and those who do not.  By doing so, It gets the listener engaged; the truth of the story is in its details.

Body language speaks loudly.  Be aware of “open” and “closed” body language.  Crossed arms and legs, diverted eyes, etc., may convey that someone does not want to hear what you have to say.  If you see such ques, take the hint and change tactics in the conversation.


Signs of a Great Resume by Scott Vedder


Signs of a Great ResumeYour résumé should be full of !@#$%.

Just ask Scott Vedder.

Scott has developed a simple way to make your résumé speak for itself, using !@#$%, the Signs of a Great Résumé. Each sign showcases your experience and skills and highlights your greatest achievements and contributions.

! Any part of your experience that was “amazing!”

@ Defining points, places, dates and things in your career

# Numbers that quantify and prove your past successes

$ The dollar value of your contributions

% Figures that easily show growth and results

Whether you’re a recent grad or a CEO, a garbage collector or an astrophysicist, you can use Signs of a Great Résumé to make your experience shine… and recruiters love to see some nice, shiny experience on a résumé!

This lighthearted book presents an effective approach to the serious business of writing résumés.  Scott’s style is humorous, easy to understand and fun to read …if he does say so himself! In this book you’ll learn how to customize your résumé for each job using !@#$%, how to write a great cover letter and more.

So what are you waiting for? Buy this book and get to work!

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Resumes Are Dead – And What To Do About It by Richie Norton


Resumes Are DeadDubbed “sheer genius” by New York Times bestselling author, Stephen M.R. Covey, RESUMES ARE DEAD is not for the faint of heart. This ebook tackles one of life’s most compelling choices: money or meaning? The audio is relevant, timely and career-critical. Learn how to design a career that supports your quest for both money and meaning—providing you the freedom to pursue your dreams and live your ideal lifestyle.
This is career development reworked, unconventional and results-driven. Whether you’re retired, in the middle of your career, fresh out of college, or have been hit hard by economic crisis, RESUMES ARE DEAD is chock-full of powerful, raw principles that will help you find your footing, contribute to the world in meaningful ways, and simultaneously create your ideal lifestyle.
“My verdict: SHEER GENIUS! I love it, I think it’s brilliant, I think it’s bold and courageous, I think it will help people out everywhere.”
—Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The New York Times bestseller, The Speed of Trust
“Richie hits the nail on the head in the pursuit of dreams. We cannot sit back and wait for life to serve up opportunities, but rather we must create our value and contribute in a powerful way.”
—Kenny Anderson, author of Common Denominators for Success
“Can I just say WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! I’m just moved and on fire right now. Very relevant and timely message for our days (and for everyone)!”
—Juri Widiger, Brussels, Belgium
“This is a great book at so many levels. If you are looking to find your own direction or just need the motivation to move forward, Richie’s book can help. I found it empowering as an employer as well. I want the employees Richie describes in this book, and it helps me to recognize what I need to do to attract and keep those kinds of employees.”
—Jeff Heggie, CEO, Kodiak Mountain Stone, Canada
“This turned my brain upside-down—in the best way possible!”
—Rachel DeVault, photographer, mother, wife, Texas
“This really helps me get off my retirement rocking chair and want to do something meaningful for myself and others around me.”
—Andy Macatiag, adjunct professor, Chaminade University, Hawaii
1st message: “Love the e-book. Thank you for taking the leap and inspiring me. I’m just so grateful for your book! It gave me some meaningful direction.”
2nd message: “Richie, I’m headed to an interview tomorrow. I’m beyond stoked and appreciate your e-book. I read it again and it got me pumped. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thank you, sir.”
3rd message: “Dude. I got the job. Thank you for your inspiration!”
—Adam Buchanan, Portland, Oregon
1st message: “I should NOT have read this just before going to bed last night. I felt so empowered after I read it and I had a million ideas going through my head. Amazing experience, but a little rough on the sleep department.”
2nd message: “When I read the book I was stuck in a rut. After reading your book, changes came immediately. I found an internship with a major opera company, introduced myself and was hired within a week. Life is different. Your book gave me the key to a door to the world that I had been staring at my entire life, but I didn’t know how to open.”
—Olivia Biddle, Adjunct Professor of Voice and Music

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Resume Magic – Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer

Resume Magic – Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer by Susan Britton Whitcomb

Resume Magic is a giant compendium of advice and before-and-after resume transformations explains resume creation and illustrates professional techniques with actual examples that show why the techniques work.

About the Author

Susan Britton Whitcomb has provided career management strategies to people who want to move their career forward faster for more than 20 years. Susan speaks nationally on the topic of career management. She is past president of Career Masters Institute, the job seeker s go-to resource for trusted career experts; founder of Career Coach Academy, a training center and think-tank for quality career coaches; and principal of California-based Whitcomb Career Consulting.

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From Resume To Work by C. Edwin Gill

From Resume To Work by C. Edwin GillWhy you should get this book!

You have your resume in hand and you’re looking for a job, so what do you do? Send it out to potential employers, right? True, but before you do you may want to know that this book, From Resume to Work, has some extremely important experiences to share with you to help your resume put you to work faster than it has ever done before.

A wealth of input…

It contains a wealth of input from employers who want you to get it right and understand how best to connect with them so that they can find the right employee as quickly as possible. It doesn’t matter if you are searching for standard jobs, contract jobs, online jobs, student jobs, summer jobs, local jobs, and even work from home jobs. From Resume to Work is the job-finding resource for you.

Begin with your resume in hand…

From Resume to Work begins with your finished resume (and cover letter) whether you’ve completed it yourself or have used employment agencies, resume writing services, or free resume templates. This book starts with your finished resume. So have your completed resume in hand when you get this book and then get ready to put your resume to work.

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From Resume to Work covers:

    • 5 reasons why your resume gets rejected by the employer.
    • 4 strategies that will help you answer the primary question on the employer’s mind, “What are you doing now?”
    • 3 three steps to completing the #1 key to connecting with the employer.

Get it now!

From Resume to Work shares a number of real-life success stories from those who applied the principles from this book and moved From Resume to Work. If you want your resume to help put you to work faster than it has ever done before then don’t wait and scroll back up now to get this book. I am confident that you’ll be glad you did. Thank you.

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Guide To Rethinking Resumes

Guide To Rethinking Resumes by Richard N. Bolles

The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.

Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash—or getting on the shortlist. That’s just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool.

This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is—and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews.

This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author’s decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers—and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs.

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IndeedcomIndeed is the world’s #1 job site and they recently launched their first brand marketing campaign in the U.S.  It’s called How the world works.™

How the world works celebrates the role of every job and how Indeed helps millions of job seekers and employers find the right fit.  Whether it’s creating the perfect line of code, the perfect presentation, or the perfect cup of coffee, the world needs smart, talented and motivated people to take on life’s daily challenges and opportunities.

You’ll see their campaign on TV, online, in outdoor placements across the country and more.  Soon, even more job seekers will get to know Indeed, and all that they have to offer. 2

Texas Is the Fastest Growing State for Tech Jobs With Steady IT Growth


Texas Is the Fastest Growing State for Tech Jobs With Steady IT Growth

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Expert Author Chelsea Babin

As summer hiring comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the exceptional, steady growth experienced over the past couple of months. IT employment continued to grow at a 0.3 percent rate in both June and July according to TechServe Alliance. This incremental growth has amounted to a 2.1% growth in IT employment since July 2013. Showing no signs of slowing, the IT industry is experiencing rapid growth and sprawl across the United States.

So where is IT growth most promising? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, based on a combination of the highest percentage growth and the most new positions added in the first half of 2014, Texas is the fastest growing state for jobs in the US. With a 5.99% growth rate, it’s followed by Florida at 5.64% and North Carolina at 3.80%. This amazing growth grate has kicked Texas’ IT industry into high gear. In fact, Texas now has the second largest workforce of technology professionals, following closely on the heels of the home of Silicon Valley, California.

According to Dice, “The Lone Star state has added 8,100 positions this year to employ 143,300 tech workers, nearly a six percent jump.” An abundance of IT opportunities has attracted talented developers to Texas, but in a state so big it’s easy to see why employers are still struggling to fill open positions. Part of this struggle is the Texas IT industry’s focus on the future. Many opportunities being added in the IT industry here focus on mobile, Big Data and software development and are spread across the state in Dallas, Austin, Houston and other large metropolitan areas.

The steady growth seen throughout the summer will continue to spill over into the fall and shows no signs of slowing. With IT opportunities and talented technical professionals spread across several large cities, Texas IT companies will need to step up their game in order to attract the talent they need to the area they’re in. Not to mention the various other states vying for the best and brightest IT minds available. As competition for seasoned IT professionals heats up, senior positions will prove exceptionally hard to fill, particularly at an organization that’s unwilling to offer creative benefits or a salary increase. Putting an emphasis on finding cultural fit first and training will alleviate some of these stresses and provide IT companies in Texas with the abundance of technical professionals they need.

Sources: Dice, TechServe Alliance

Chelsea Babin is a Writer/Marketing Specialist for Camden Kelly Corporation, the premiere IT recruiting firm in Dallas/Fort Worth. She writes a variety of articles and weekly tips focusing on IT industry news, workplace and job hunting tips and more. We’re the voice behind your resume. Check us out at:

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