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Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type by Paul D. Tieger (Author), Barbara Barron (Author) Already a classic in the genre, Do What You Are has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Do What You Are introduces Personality Type - how you process information, make decisions and interact with the world around you - and shows you which of the 16 types describes you best. It lists dozens of occupations that are popular with people of your type. Then, using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of each personality type, it shows you step-by-step how to use your unique strengths to customize your job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time. And if you plan to stay in your job, Do What You Are provides savvy advice for getting the most out of your current career.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2009: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles (Author) Still the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? is the most complete guide for first-time job seekers as well as second and encore careers changers. For more than three decades, it remains a mainstay on best-seller lists, from Amazon.com to Business Week to the New York Times, where it has spent more than six years, and it has been translated into 20 languages. The 2009 edition is an even more useful book, with its updated, inspiring, and detailed plan for changing readers' lives. With new examples, instructions, and cautionary advice, PARACHUTE is, to quote Fortune magazine, "the gold standard of career guides."

StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath (Author) DO YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO WHAT YOU DO BEST EVERY DAY?  Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.  To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself -- and the world around you -- forever.

You're Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job by Lorne Epstein (Author), Brenda McVeigh (Illustrator) You're Hired! - Interview Skills to Get the Job demystifies the interviewing process with wisdom and wit from an authoritative source. For first-time job seekers and seasoned professionals alike, the realities of the current job market make a competitive edge mission-critical. In You re Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job, corporate recruitment specialist and motivational speaker Lorne Epstein prepares both novice and just-plain-nervous job seekers for the interviewing experience with insider tips and strategic advice. This book is a practical, engaging and altogether indispensable career companion. After reading this book you will learn what to do before, during, and after the interview to ensure you re success!

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