A Reference Guide for English Studies

This text is an introduction to the full range of standard reference tools in all branches of English studies. More than 10,000 titles are included. The Reference Guide covers all the areas traditionally defined as English studies and all the field of inquiry more recently associated with English studies. British and Irish, American and world literatures written in English are included. Other fields covered are folklore, film, literary theory, general and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual criticism and women’s studies.


Guide to Internet Job Searching 2004-2005

The essential guide to finding a job online

“Simply the best thing in print on the subject of using the Internet in your job search.” -Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

This definitive guide to harnessing the Internet’s powerful research capabilities has been thoroughly updated to include the latest online job searching techniques. Using Guide to Internet Job Searching, 2004-2005, absolutely anyone with access to a computer can immediately conduct a timesaving, low-cost, high-impact job search. Copublished with the Public Library Association, the Guide to Internet Job Searching offers expert advice on how to find and use online bulletin boards, job listings, recruiter information, discussion groups, and resumeposting services. Its easy-to-use format and user-friendly tone make this an excellent tool for both the experienced surfer and Internet newbie. Includes:

  • Local, state-by-state, government, and international resource listings and opportunities
  • Online career resources
  • Specific career path information
  • Reviews of some of the more popular job listing and recruiting websites

The Career Coward’s Guide to Changing Careers

The second book in the revolutionary Career Cowards series helps you tackle one of the most intimidating job search situations you might ever encounter: changing careers. Maybe you’re unhappy with your current work, or maybe you’ve been laid off in an industry that is losing jobs. In her friendly and comforting style, career coach Katy Piotrowski walks you though all the basic steps of transitioning from your current career to a new one that you will love! You’ll learn to identify several great-fit career options, make a confident choice about the best career, create a fun, doable career-change plan, and transition into your new career smoothly and successfully.


Job Search: Career Planning Guide

This comprehensive, practical and up-to-date book, the second in Lock’s career planning series, guides readers through the necessary steps involved in planning a successful job search. Filled with the most current information on career-related topics such as occupational alternatives and training requirements, the Fifth Edition arms students with the tools they’ll need for their search, including specific writing, speaking, and research skills and offers guidelines for building profitable job leads.
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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014

The world’s most popular job-search book is updated for 2014 with up-to-the-minute information and tips for how-to look for work and change careers.
In today’s challenging job-market, the long-trusted guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10 million copies sold, What Color is Your Parachute? has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests and land a job–even in hard times.
This 2014 edition of “[one of] the 100 best and most influential [nonfiction books] written in English since 1923,” according to TIME.com, is refreshed with up-to-the-minute statistics, job-field analyses, and advice on social media and search tactics (including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Yelp, and YouTube). However, Parachute’s core message remains intact: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW.
What do you most love to do?
Where do you most love to do it?
How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire you?
Career and business guru Richard (“Dick”) N. Bolles, who coined the terms “informational interview” and “transferable skills,” demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes, interviewing, networking, salary negotiation, career coaches, how to start your own business, and more.
Recent grads, workers laid-off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change will all benefit from the support, encouragement, and nuts-and-bolts guidance Parachute has to offer. As Dave Kerpen, New York Times bestselling author and CEO of social media software platform Likable Local and chairman of Likeable Media, said on LinkedIn about pursuing his passions post-college:
“For several months I floundered — as a life insurance salesman, a pizza delivery guy, and a tutor. Then I found a book which changed my life – What Color Is Your Parachute (incidentally, the best-selling career book of all time). The book essentially says: Figure out what you’re passionate about, and then go find an industry, organization and job through which you can pursue your passions. I was passionate about marketing, and media, and children, and I loved the Disney brand. So I found Radio Disney, called them up and asked to meet with them, and even though there was no job posted, I got a job there. A year later I was the top salesperson in the country, and while I have changed jobs and careers several times, I’ve always pursued things I’m super passionate about. If you don’t have a job yet, and take away just one thing from me today: Get the book.”
What other readers and reviewers are saying about What Color is Your Parachute? and Dick Bolles:
“This…edition is as relevant today as when it was first published. Dick Bolles insightfully stays on the cutting edge of job-searching, and the book is full of new and updated suggestions, along with the classic advice that continues to hold true today.”
—Alison Doyle, About.com Guide
“If you go into the bookstore and find the section on jobs, careers, or networking—the reason that section even exists is because of Dick Bolles.” —G. L. Hoffman, JobDig
“This book brought me back to life, caused me to rethink everything about myself and revived my passion for me to be my best self.” —Simi Kaila
Are you ready to dust off your motivation, land a job, and live your best life?


The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference

How can you make a real difference in the world and make a good living at the same time? The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World provides the answer.

Developed by The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO, the creators of the popular Complete Guide to Environmental Careers), this new volume is unlike any careers book you’ve seen before. Reaching far beyond job titles and resume tips, The ECO Guide immerses you in the strategies and tactics that leading edge professionals are using to tackle pressing problems and create innovative solutions.

To bring you definitive information from the real world of environmental problem-solving, The ECO Guide has engaged some of the nation’s most respected experts to explain the issues and describe what’s being done about them today. You’ll explore: Global climate change with Eileen Claussen, Pew Center for Global Climate Change; Biodiversity loss with Stuart Pimm, Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University; Green Business with Stuart Hart, Kenan-Flager Business School at University of North Carolina; Ecotourism with Martha Honey, The International Ecotourism Society; Environmental Justice with Robert Bullard, Environmental Justice Center at Clark Atlanta University; Alternative Energy with Seth Dunn, Worldwatch Institute; Water Quality with Sandra Postel, Global Water Policy Project; Green Architecture with William McDonough, McDonough + Partners; and twelve other critical issues.

To demonstrate even more clearly what eco-work feels like on the ground, The ECO Guide offers vivid “Career Snapshots” of selected employers and the professionals that work there. You’ll visit government agencies like the USDA Forest Service, nonprofit organizations like Conservation International and Project Wild, and local advocates like Alternatives for Community and Environment. You’ll go inside environmental businesses like Wildland Adventures and Stonyfield Farms. And you’ll learn from academic institutions like the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.

ECO also identifies and describes forty specific jobs that are representative of environmental career opportunities in the twenty-first century. It provides dozens of the best Internet resources. And most importantly, The ECO Guide offers all of the insight about current trends you expect from ECO, the acknowledged leaders in environmental career information.

The Fast Forward MBA Pocket Reference

The Fast Forward MBA Pocket Reference Second Edition – more comprehensive and convenient than ever!

When the success of your business hangs in the balance, you need reliable, authoritative information immediately. You need a resource that covers all the corporate bases-communications, management, economics, strategy, accounting, finance, marketing, and more. You need The Fast Forward MBA Pocket Reference, Second Edition. Packed with information designed to serve all your business needs, this handy, highly readable book is the ultimate companion for those moments when you need to put your finger on the right advice at the right time-now.

This updated and revised Second Edition offers clear, concise coverage of the complete range of essential business topics in a handy format. You’ll find all the latest cutting-edge ideas, including new developments in technology, strategy, and branding, as well as key terms, tools, and topics in short, lively entries that give you all the information you need.

The Portable MBA
The Fast Forward MBA– the compact business companion you’ll use every day!

  • Keep up with the newest ideas in business
  • Brush up on the basics you can’t do without
  • Find direct, practical answers to complicated problems

Follow Your Bliss!

Follow Your Bliss is a career-life planning manual of an entirely different sort, written by a traditionally trained career counselor who augments her skills with intensive training in the expressive arts therapies. Career-life planning, according to this author, begins with the heart and soul, rather than the intellect, and this book is filled with exercises that do just that. Unlike dry interest inventories, the exercises guide the reader through an easy-to-follow process of self discovery and decision making which always begins with the state of the soul and only later applies the intellect to understand the implications and decide on the best action to take. The book’s format permits readers immediate involvement and participation, with built-in space for journaling and responding to questions. The clearly written material can be used by individual job seekers, groups working together on job searches, and individuals in counseling situations. The text is also suitable as a training tool for career counselors.