Today’s Military Wife

*Essential information for service members’ wives and families*Benefits, resources, and sound advice for a quality life in the service: Now in its sixth edition, this book covers all the information a service wife needs to survive and prosper in a service environment, including a complete description of family-friendly programs, advice for coping with periodic separations, tips for managing a separate career, discussion of living overseas, information on raising a family, and details on being a full participant in the rich and rewarding social aspects of military life.


I Want to Work in an Association–Now What???

Most people agree that jobs fall into two categories–those in which you work to make the world a better place and those in which you make money. There is a widespread belief that the two are mutually exclusive; you can have one or the other…but not both.

“Charlotte Weeks” shows you that this is only a misconception; that there is indeed a middle road. In “I Want to Work in an Association–Now What ” she draws upon numerous case studies and her personal experience to prove that jobs in the management of professional associations can give you the best of both.

Charlotte believes strongly in the value of professional associations as employers. One of the primary advantages of associations is that their requirements are broad, and they have something for everyone. Whether your expertise lies in human resources, IT, finance, marketing, management or administrative work, chances are there’s a position for you at an association. Of course it varies from one association to another (obviously larger associations have more opportunities), but overall professional associations offer multiple, diverse options.

Another factor in favor of professional associations is that they remain relatively stable in their resource requirements even in uncertain economic times. Typically, they pay competitive wages, treat their employees well and are driven by community goals and the desire to implement social change. Plus, there’s a focus for just about every interest. So how do you go about getting a job at one of these amazing places? “I Want to Work in an Association–Now What ” shows you how.

This book is the career book for people who want to make the world a better place, but without sacrificing normal aspirations, including a competitive salary, workplace benefits and more. Working in an association means you can usually receive income and benefits comparable to those offered by corporations, yet still be involved with an organization that has the mission-driven focus of non-profits. Whether you’re hoping to break into the association industry, are seeking a promotion, or are looking to strengthen your personal brand, this book can help.


The Message of You

A step-by-step handbook that teaches readers to find the extraordinary stories tucked deep within them to make a difference in the lives of others—and to get paid—as a motivational speaker

THE MESSAGE OF YOU begins with a simple belief – that your greatest speech already exists and that it has already been delivered in front of a live audience masterfully and powerfully by you. Best-selling author and international comic, Judy Carter sets out to prove that THE MESSAGE OF YOU is in the advice you give to your friends; in the lessons you teach your children; in the stories you tell your family. It’s expressed through the volunteer work you do, the way you run your business, the way you turned your messes into successes. THE MESSAGE OF YOU is a distillation of all of your experiences, both personal and professional, that form the narrative meaning of your life. A meaning that you can develop into a well-written, funny speech to inspire audiences, enhance your current profession, and launch a successful money making career as a professional speaker.

In Part One of the book, Judy leads you through a series of in-depth exercises meant to mine your personal and professional experiences for stories that establish your qualifications, your problem/solutions, your action steps and your methodology. In Part Two, Judy has created a six-step structure for writing an entertaining and informative speech, guiding you through each step in detail. But the real bonus of THE MESSAGE OF YOU is that Judy is a comic. Her “Comedy Pass” chapter takes you through simple but effective comedy writing techniques that will transform even a flat PowerPoint snoozer into a knee-slapping showstopper of a keynote. Once your speech is well-written and funny, Judy takes you through Part Three, teaching you how to take your message to the masses with inexpensive but essential marketing tips.

The Message of You offers an accessible approach, big picture guidance, and nitty-gritty nuts and bolts of sound advice.

Judy has been a comedy and speaking coach for over twenty years. She’s a firm believer that how you present your ideas is just as important as the ideas themselves. She knows that humor and strong content are the missing ingredients in most speeches and her book, THE MESSAGE OF YOU helps you discover both your message and your comedic voice by taking you through the same process she uses to coach her private clients.

Compassionate Careers

Many young people today are seeking something more–purpose, meaning, a cause.

Compassionate Careers is filled with examples of people who have meaningful jobs in cause-focused organizations. These stories capture their spirit, intelligence, imagination, and heart. The book is an inspirational guide to finding purpose-driven work and offers advice to anyone who feels that sitting on the sidelines is just not enough. It includes:

  • Stories from people of all walks of life who have jobs that make a difference, including Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, and Dave Matthews.
  • Information on how to get started in a cause-focused career.
  • An online assessment that identifies the type of organizational culture for which you are best suited.
  • Exercises and resources for hands-on exploration of compassionate career opportunities.

    An old Yaqui Indian proverb reads, “If you have a choice of paths to take in life, take the path with a heart.” Compassionate Careers will show you how.


A Path Appears

An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad—a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be.

In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased individuals and institu­tions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambi­tious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tap­estry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same—whether with a donation of $5 or $5 mil­lion, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses.

With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initia­tives, and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, in­spiring truth of how real people have changed the world, upending the idea that one person can’t make a difference.

We meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who devel­oped his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tu­tor students in public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are transforming Kenya’s most notorious slum by ex­panding educational opportunities for girls.

A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return. Kristof and WuDunn know better than most how many urgent challenges communities around the world face to­day. Here they offer a timely beacon of hope for our collective future.


Real-resumes for Students

Shows actual resumes and cover letters that helped students launch a career after graduation from college, technical or professional school, or graduate school. Real-Resumes for Students is based on the philosophy that students have particular problems when they approach resume preparation and job hunting. Students are usually seeking their first professional position and they must figure out how to present in a meaningful fashion work experience such as “waitress, ” “tutor, ” “intern, ” “student teacher, ” “volunteer, ” “residence hall counselor, ” and “sorority president.” The Table of Contents is designed to present actual resumes of real individuals with a wide range of interests ranging from accounting and computer programming, to sports administration and veterinary technology. The theory behind the book is that “a picture is worth a thousand words, ” and all resumes and cover letters shown in the book have been handpicked. There are numerous resumes which illustrate how to show clinical rotations and internships on a resume, and the editor also gives insight into how to use volunteer work, work-study experience, and achievements to maximum advantage. Real-Resumes Series editor Anne McKinney believes strongly that “student resumes” are the most creative (and the most difficult to write) because they must sell “potential” rather than experience.

How to Get the Teaching Job You Want

Competition for the best teaching jobs is becoming more intense. Since publication of the first edition, when it was mainly the most desirable schools that were deluged by applications, the economic climate has made the teacher market more competitive across the board, and is changing hiring practices.

Now extensively revised, this book maintains its place as the most up-to-date book available on job hunting for teachers. The authors cover changes in the educational marketplace; the new mandates about standardized testing and public reporting of student achievement–and what they mean for applicants; how new certification standards and schools’ requirements affect career changers; the growing acceptance of on-line applications and electronic portfolios; and provide additional advice for teachers applying to change schools or districts.

This is also the only guide written by school administrators. Offering the insights and experience of two authors who do the hiring, it details a step-by-step program for taking charge of your teaching career.

How to Get the Teaching Job You Want enables you to:

* Match your unique talents to the needs of a particular school
* Craft effective cover letters and resumes, using models that address the specific needs of college graduates, teachers changing schools, returning teachers and career changers
* Make effective on-line applications
* Leverage your achievements as an experienced teacher–or, for graduates or career changers, student teaching, substitute teaching, volunteer work or content knowledge–into a job offer
* Locate jobs on-line and discover valuable information about schools, including test results, educational philosophy and names of key administrators
* Design a portfolio in book or electronic format to showcase your abilities
* Practice interview skills using 100 questions taken from real job interviews
* Apply proven strategies for a variety of interview formats, including high stress interviews and performance interviews
* Address controversial questions during interviews

This book covers procedures for applying to elementary, middle and high schools; public, independent, and parochial schools; as well as international and boarding schools. Anecdotes recounting the experiences of real candidates looking for jobs illustrate key points. Access to the authors’ web site ensures that you will stay current in a changing job market.

This is a vital book for teachers and aspiring teachers who want to achieve their career goals. It will also be invaluable for guidance counselors, psychologists, librarians and other school professionals.