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New In Our Collection ~ The Professor Is in : The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. into a Job

August 19th, 2015

Stop by the library to check-out a brand new book in our Jobs & Careers Information Center, or reserve a copy online.

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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D.  into their ideal job
 
Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration.
 
Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success.  They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options.
 
Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers.
 
Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including:
 
-When, where, and what to publish
-Writing a foolproof grant application
-Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV
-Acing the job talk and campus interview
-Avoiding the adjunct trap
-Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right
 
The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more.

New In Our Collection ~ Love Your Job: The New Rules of Career Happiness

August 5th, 2015

Stop by the library to check-out a brand new book in our Jobs & Careers Information Center, or reserve a copy online.

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Step-by-step tips for revitalizing your career

Yes, it is possible to have a job you love, and it doesn’t require starting from scratch. Love Your Job is a guide to making work fulfilling and fun — again, or even for the first time. Why count down the hours of the day or the days to retirement when you could reinvigorate your workday, transforming the daily doldrums into a daily dose of enjoyable activity? Kerry Hannon, The New York Times columnist and AARP’s Jobs Expert, focuses on the little things that can make a big difference in how we feel about work.

Love Your Job is all about the routines, habits, and thought patterns that, over the years, may have turned a dream job into a drudge or, worse, a nightmare. Changing these habits and attitudes is simple, and this book shows you how to identify the little things that make work enjoyable and engaging. Using these simple techniques, you can adopt the attitude that will keep you happy and that might just lead to bigger and better things, no matter what stage of your career you are in. In this book, you will learn to:

  • Develop new habits that bring more purpose into every single workday
  • Rekindle your hope and motivation by celebrating small successes
  • Recognize negative patterns that keep you from enjoying your job
  • Craft an entrepreneurial attitude that will get you noticed and enrich your work life

We all deserve to experience happiness and satisfaction every day, at every stage of our careers. Kerry Hannon explains that you don’t have to make a huge career transition to love work again. But if you reinvent the way you see work, who knows where your new outlook will lead? Wake up to the countless possibilities that await you with Love Your Job.

New In Our Collection ~ Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck

June 24th, 2015

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New In Our Collection ~ The Art of The Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

June 12th, 2015

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New In Our Collection ~ New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace

June 3rd, 2015

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New In Our Collection ~ Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It

May 22nd, 2015

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New In Our Collection ~ Homemade for Sale: How to Set up and Market a Food Business from your Home Kitchen

April 15th, 2015

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New In Our Collection ~ Evergreen : Cultivate the Enduring Customer Loyalty That Keeps your Business Thriving

April 1st, 2015

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New In Our Collection ~ The Start-Up Plan for Starting Now: Fail Fast or Win Big

March 11th, 2015

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New In Our Collection ~ Strategize to Win : The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in your Career

February 22nd, 2015

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