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

June 24th, 2015

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

“It took me sixteen years to write this book. That breaks down to a brisk twelve words per day. But it wasn’t the writing that took so long. . . . It was the working.

I had to work at big companies and small companies. I had to get hired and fired several times. I had to find my dream job, then walk away from it. But after all that, I can now say the following with absolute certainty:

You already have everything you need for an amazing career. In fact, you’ve had it since day one.

Starting on the first day you got paid to scoop ice cream or restock shelves, you’ve had the chance to develop the four elements all great careers have in common: relationships, skills, character, and hustle. You already have each of those, to one degree or another.

Now it’s time to amplify them and apply them in a new way, creating a Career Savings Account™. This unique approach will give you the power to call a Do Over—whether you’re twenty-two, forty-two, or sixty-two. You’ll have the resources to reinvent your work and get unstuck. You’ll even rescue your Mondays as you discover how to work toward the job you’ve always wanted!

Just as a bank account protects you during a financial crunch, a Career Savings Account™ protects you during a career crunch. You need a CSA because you’ll eventually face at least one of these major transitions:

   •  You will hit a Career Ceiling and get stuck, requiring sharp skills to free yourself.
   •  You will experience a Career Bump and unexpectedly lose your job, requiring strong relationships to survive.
   •  You will make a Career Jump to a new role, requiring solid character to push through uncertainty and chaos.
   •  You will get a surprise Career Opportunity, requiring dedicated hustle to take advantage of it.

It took me sixteen years to figure out how to call a Do Over on my career. Please don’t wait sixteen more seconds before starting yours.”

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

June 12th, 2015

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

Fully revised and expanded for the first time in a decade, this is Guy Kawasaki’s classic, bestselling guide to launching and making your new product, service, or idea a success.

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, small-business owner, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit leader, there’s no shortage of advice on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fund raising, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, websites, blogs, webinars, and conferences that many startups get paralyzed, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they succeed.
The Art of the Start 2.0 solves that problem by distilling Guy Kawasaki’s decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world. Guy has totally overhauled this iconic, essential guide for anyone starting anything.  It’s 64 percent longer than version 1.0 and features his latest insights and practical advice about social media, crowdfunding, cloud computing, and many other topics.

Guy understands the seismic changes in business over the last decade: Once-invulnerable market leaders are struggling. Many of the basics of getting established have become easier, cheaper, and more democratic. Business plans are no longer necessary. Social media has replaced PR and advertising as the key method of promotion. Crowdfunding is now a viable alternative to investors. The cloud makes basic infrastructure affordable for almost any new venture.

The Art of the Start 2.0 will show you how to effectively deploy all these new tools.  And it will help you master the fundamental challenges that have not changed: building a strong team, creating an awesome product or service, and facing down your competition.

As Guy likes to say, “Entrepreneur is a state of mind, not a job title.” His book will help you make your crazy ideas stick, through an adventure that’s more art than science – the art of the start.

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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LinkedIn To Your Network

February 13th, 2015

LinkedIn is a powerful, professional, social networking tool that is becoming more and more essential to the job hunting process. Some readers may already be on LinkedIn and others may not. This blog will provide a survey of resources that will assist you with either getting started on LinkedIn or to improve your existing profile and begin using LinkedIn more effectively in your job search.

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New In Our Collection ~ People Tools for Business

January 18th, 2015

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