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College and Career Center August 2010
"To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright."
Walter Benjamin, German philospher and critic, 1892-1940
Featured Article

Top 10 Soft Skills for Job Hunters

by Kate Lorenz, AOL Jobs

New & Recently Released

The M-factor : how the millennial generation is rocking the workplace - Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/06/2010
ISBN-13: 9780061769313
ISBN-10: 0061769312
Drawing on case studies, surveys, and interviews, provides tips, insights, and solutions for managing the Millennial generation in the workplace.
Unlock the hidden job market : 6 steps to a successful job search when times are tough - Duncan Mathison and Martha I. Finney
Publisher: FT Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/16/2009
ISBN-13: 9780137032495
ISBN-10: 0137032498
Over 70% of all jobs are never published. This book will help you discover and land these jobs!  Your perfect job will never be advertised. But you can find it or create it. Even now. Especially now!  
The 10 laws of career reinvention : essential survival skills for any economy - Pamela Mitchell
Publisher: Dutton
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2009
ISBN-13: 9780525951469
ISBN-10: 0525951466
The media personality founder of The Reinvention Institute counsels readers on how to psychologically and financially prepare oneself for a career change in today's volatile economic market, sharing true success stories that illustrate the author's lessons for adapting one's working roles.
Making money from home : How to Run a Successful Home-Based Business - Donna Partow
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9781589976085
ISBN-10: 1589976088
In tough economic times, conventional jobs can be hard to find. A home-based business could be the answer for many people. Making Money from Home compares the cost of working outside the home with the benefits of working from home. It provides readers with the tools they need to run a successful home business, such as time management advice, details on the foundations of a solid business, tips on marketing goods and services, legal issues to consider, and information on how to use the Internet effectively and how to create a business plan.
Social Wellness
The power of who - Bob Beaudine and Tom Dooley
Publisher: Center Street
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/06/2009
ISBN-13: 9781599951539
ISBN-10: 1599951533
Challenges beliefs about the power of networking while drawing on the author's experiences as a well-connected sports recruiter to counsel readers on how to pursue next-level goals while tapping the power of everyday contacts.
How to wow - Frances Cole Jones
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/29/2008
ISBN-13: 9780345501783
ISBN-10: 0345501780
A renowned communications coach shares effective techniques and strategies for impressing people, pitching an idea to decision-makers, uncovering hidden agendas, crafting answers to critical job interview questions, and leaving a positive, lasting impression on others. 50,000 first printing.
Brag! - Peggy Klaus
Publisher: Warner Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2003
ISBN-13: 9780446531795
ISBN-10: 0446531790
A guide to effective self-promotion offers tips on how to communicate one's successes without being labeled an opportunist or egotistical, sharing practical examples of people in various work-life stages.
The hard truth about soft skills - Peggy Klaus, Jane Rohman and Molly Hamaker
Publisher: Collins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2008
ISBN-13: 9780061284144
ISBN-10: 0061284149
Explaining that shortcomings in soft skills, rather than technical skills, are what are holding back today's advancement-minded workers, a guide to self-management explains how to build one's social, communication and problem-solving abilities in order to further a career. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Dig your well before you're thirsty - Harvey Mackay
Publisher: Currency/Doubleday
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/1999
ISBN-13: 9780385485463
ISBN-10: 0385485468
The author of Swim with the Sharks illuminates the art of networking, showing salespeople, entrepreneurs, and managers how to build, maintain, and tailor their circle of useful acquaintances to succeed in business. Reprint.
Thank you power - Deborah Norville
Publisher: T. Nelson
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/02/2007
ISBN-13: 9780785221937
ISBN-10: 078522193X
A two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist offers groundbreaking and persuasive scientific evidence to prove that gratitude is the secret key to unlocking one's full life potential, sharing powerful personal stories of thank you power in action and teaching individuals how to incorporate that power into their own lives. 90,000 first printing.
Face to face - Susan RoAne
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/07/2008
ISBN-13: 9781416561422
ISBN-10: 1416561420
The author of How to Work a Room' shares advice for using face-to-face communication to succeed in today's increasingly technology-driven world, sharing lighthearted strategies for working with communications technology while mastering the art of small talk, common-space interactions, and conducting business deals. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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