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The Job

The Job

The Job

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Publisher: Currency

Isbn 10: 0451497260

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 829

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Critically acclaimed journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell uncovers the true cost--political, economic, social, and personal--of America's mounting anxiety over jobs, and what we can do to regain control over our working lives. Since 1973, our productivity has grown almost six times faster than our wages. Most of us rank so far below the top earners in the country that the "winners" might as well inhabit another planet. But work is about much more than earning a living. Work gives us our identity, and a sense of purpose and place in this world. And yet, work as we know it is under siege. Through exhaustive reporting and keen analysis, The Job reveals the startling truths and unveils the pervasive myths that have colored our thinking on one of the most urgent issues of our day: how to build good work in a globalized and digitalized world where middle class jobs seem to be slipping away. Traveling from deep in Appalachia to the heart of the Midwestern rust belt, from a struggling custom clothing maker in Massachusetts to a thriving co-working center in Minnesota, she marshals evidence from a wide range of disciplines to show how our educational system, our politics, and our very sense of self have been held captive to and distorted by outdated notions of what it means to get and keep a good job. We read stories of sausage makers, firefighters, zookeepers, hospital cleaners; we hear from economists, computer scientists, psychologists, and historians. The book's four sections take us from the challenges we face in scoring a good job today to work's infinite possibilities in the future. Work, in all its richness, complexity, rewards and pain, is essential for people to flourish. Ellen Ruppel Shell paints a compelling portrait of where we stand today, and points to a promising and hopeful way forward.


Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1501143344

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1955

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From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).


Great on the Job

Great on the Job

Great on the Job

Author: Jodi Glickman

Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin

Isbn 10: 9781429923804

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1883

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A much-needed "people skills" primer and master class in all facets of workplace communication Do you know how to ask for help at work without sounding dumb? Do you know how to get valuable and useful feedback from your colleagues? Have you mastered your professional elevator pitch so that every time you meet someone, they remember and are impressed by you? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you need Great on the Job. In 2008, Jodi Glickman launched Great on the Job, a communications consulting firm whose distinguished client list includes Harvard Business School, Wharton, The Stern School of Business, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup. Now, Glickman's three-step training program is available in book form for the first time. With case studies, micro strategies, and example language, readers will learn communication skills that can be practiced and implemented immediately. In today's economy, it's not typically the smartest, hardest working or most technically savvy who succeed. Instead, the ability to communicate well is often the most important precursor to success in the workplace. So whether you're a star performer or a struggling novice, Great on the Job will give you the building blocks you need for every conversation you'll have at work.


The Book of Job

The Book of Job

The Book of Job

Author: Harold S. Kushner

Publisher: Schocken

Isbn 10: 0805243070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1092

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Part of the Jewish Encounter series From one of our most trusted spiritual advisers, a thoughtful, illuminating guide to that most fascinating of biblical texts, the book of Job, and what it can teach us about living in a troubled world. The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a good man. Yet after losing everything, Job—though confused, angry, and questioning God—refuses to reject his faith, although he challenges some central aspects of it. Rabbi Harold S. Kushner examines the questions raised by Job’s experience, questions that have challenged wisdom seekers and worshippers for centuries. What kind of God permits such bad things to happen to good people? Why does God test loyal followers? Can a truly good God be all-powerful? Rooted in the text, the critical tradition that surrounds it, and the author’s own profoundly moral thinking, Kushner’s study gives us the book of Job as a touchstone for our time. Taking lessons from historical and personal tragedy, Kushner teaches us about what can and cannot be controlled, about the power of faith when all seems dark, and about our ability to find God. Rigorous and insightful yet deeply affecting, The Book of Job is balm for a distressed age—and Rabbi Kushner’s most important book since When Bad Things Happen to Good People.


You Are the Girl for the Job

You Are the Girl for the Job

You Are the Girl for the Job

Author: Jess Connolly

Publisher: Zondervan

Isbn 10: 0310352479

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1908

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You believe (or want to believe) God has called you and given you purpose, but where do you start? How do you get from feeling stuck to making a move? If this sounds familiar, bestselling author Jess Connolly has a message for you: You Are the Girl for the Job. But this is not simply a peppy catchphrase. This is the straight-up truth God has proclaimed over your life from the beginning, and it's not dependent on what you can do or achieve but based on His power, capacity, and character. It has taken one million, maybe one zillion (who knows?!), slight moves of His hand to place you in this exact moment. So forget about fear and second-guessing your gifts, because God has meticulously prepared you to be an ambassador for the Kingdom right where you are, here and now. Life is too short to get stuck in a holding pattern of shame, self-doubt, and comparison. So let this book be your very good news: you don't have to wait for permission when you've already been commissioned. With passion and heart-pumping hope, Jess shows that being the girl for the job doesn't depend on your capacity. Rather, it has everything to do with God's capacity and our willingness. It has everything to do with believing we are who God says we are, and quieting any inferior word spoken against us. Are you ready? Let this book be your jumpstart into confident, purposed living, as Jess walks you through the six steps she has used to coach and encourage women for years: set your focus, take stock of the story that has shaped you, face your fear, catch the vision, make a plan, and finally, make your move--all in the bold belief that God has called you to every step of the journey.


The Job

The Job

The Job

Author: Steve Osborne

Publisher: Anchor

Isbn 10: 0385539630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 1868

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“HOW YA DOIN’?” With these four syllables, delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent, Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people at the legendary storytelling venue The Moth (and many tens of thousands more via YouTube) with his hilarious, profane, and touching tales from his twenty years as an NYPD street cop. Steve Osborne is the real deal, people: the tough, streetwise New York cop of your dreams, one with a big, big heart. Kojak? NYPD Blue? Law & Order? Fuggedaboudem! The Job blows them out of the water. Steve Osborne has seen a thing or two in his years in the NYPD—some harmless, some definitely not. In “Stakeout,” Steve and his partner mistake a Manhattan dentist for an armed robbery suspect, and reduce the man to a puddle of snot and tears when questioning him. In “Mug Shot,” the mother of a suspected criminal makes a strange request and provides a sobering reminder of the humanity at stake in his profession. And in “Home,” the image of Steve’s family provides the adrenaline he needs to fight for his life when assaulted by two armed and violent crackheads. From stories about his days as a rookie cop to the time spent patrolling in the Anti-Crime Unit—and his visceral, harrowing recollections of working during the weeks after 9/11—The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop captures the humanity, the absurdity, and the dark humor of police work, as well as the bravery of those who do it. These stories will speak to those nostalgic for the New York City of the 1980s and ’90s, a bygone era when the city was a crazier, more dangerous (and possibly more interesting) place.


Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job (Reasons to Believe)

Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job (Reasons to Believe)

Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job (Reasons to Believe)

Author: Hugh Ross

Publisher: Baker Books

Isbn 10: 1441234322

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1147

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Arguably the oldest book in the Bible, the book of Job has a surprising amount to say about some of the newest scientific discoveries and controversies. Far from a book that is just about suffering, Job is filled with rich insight into both ancient and modern questions about the formation of the world the difference between animals and humans cosmology dinosaurs and the fossil record how to care for creation and more With careful consideration and exegesis, internationally known astrophysicist and Christian apologist Hugh Ross adds yet another compelling argument to the case for the veracity of the biblical commentary on the history of the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job shows that the Bible is an accurate predictor of scientific discoveries and a trustworthy source of scientific information, and that both the book of Scripture and the book of nature are consistent both internally and externally.


Ethical God-Talk in the Book of Job

Ethical God-Talk in the Book of Job

Ethical God-Talk in the Book of Job

Author: William C. Pohl IV

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 0567693031

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 670

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William C. Pohl IV investigates ethical God-talk in the Book of Job, by exploring the prominence of such theology, showing how each major section of the Book highlights the theme of proper speech, and demonstrating that Job's internal rhetoric is the foundation for the Book's external rhetoric. Pohl analyses each of Job's speeches for literary rhetorical situation, forms (i.e., genres), its rhetorical strategies; the rhetorical goals of each speech are identified in light of Job's exigency (or exigencies) and his use of strategies is explored in light of these goals. Pohl argues that Job faces two main exigencies: his suffering and the necessity of defending his protest prayer vis-à-vis his “friends.” Job seeks to alleviate his suffering with protest prayer, and to defend his prayers to the friends through argumentation. Following the internal rhetorical analysis, this study proceeds to examine the external rhetorical effect of the Elihu and Yahweh speeches vis-à-vis ethical God-talk. Pohl concludes that the book of Job shapes its readers to see protest prayer as an ethical, even encouraged, form of discourse in the midst of innocent suffering. Brief implications of this conclusion are outlined, identifying the book's rhetorical situation through the “entextualized” problem in the book. Pohl proposes a new exigency for the book of Job in which protest prayer was eschewed, and a tentative proposal for the book of Job's historical provenance is outlined.


The Job Guarantee

The Job Guarantee

The Job Guarantee

Author: M. Murray,M. Forstater

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137297999

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 186

Number of Views: 1230

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This timely collection will be the first of its kind to focus on the practical application of the government job guarantee (JG) for both developed and developing economies. Global case studies include: United States, China, Ghana, Argentina, Ireland, Iceland, and India.


New on the Job

New on the Job

New on the Job

Author: Hilda K. Weisburg,Ruth Toor

Publisher: American Library Association

Isbn 10: 0838912648

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 223

Number of Views: 1360

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As if transitioning from library school or a different type of library job into the role of a school librarian wasn't challenging enough, just factor in today’s straitened funding environment for the position itself. Librarians new on the job need expert advice on what to expect and how thrive, and since its publication in 2006 this guide has served as an invaluable resource for the new school librarian. From job search strategies and discovering work philosophy to the nitty-gritty details of creating acceptable use policies, this revised and updated edition, which includes a new foreword from Sarah Kelly Johns, shares the joys and perils of the profession along with a wealth of practical advice from decades of experience in school library programs. With this guide as a roadmap, new school librarians can Tackle the job search with confidence, with tips on everything from polishing a résumé and acing a job interview to ways of handling any potentially negative Google results and other digital footprintsLearn the secrets to successfully collaborate with teachersNavigate new roles and responsibilities through orientation and organizationCreate dynamic interactions with students to deepen their learning experiencesMaster the art of communicating with the principal, IT experts, and vendorsBecome familiar with school library technology, including e-book collections, online databases, and library management systemsReceive field-tested guidance on daily matters – from budgeting and purchasing to advocacy and programming The AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and Common Core State Standards are also thoroughly discussed. New school librarians as well as those already in the profession can set the tone for rewarding career with this one-stop, hands-on guide.


The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide

The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide

The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide

Author: Richard N. Bolles

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Isbn 10: 0307759423

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 112

Number of Views: 457

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One hundred pages of lifesaving advice for people out of work. When over ten million people have needed help with their job-hunt—or with figuring out what to do with their life—there is one person they have turned to, more than any other. He is Richard N. Bolles, author of the #1 job-hunting book of all time, What Color Is Your Parachute? His name is well-known around the world. Just during the last twelve months, he has appeared in Time (“10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now,” March 2009), U.S. News & World Report (deemed “savior of the nation’s unemployed,” October 2008), NBC’s Today Show (broadcast in April 2009), and many other publications and shows. His book was the #1 best-seller on BusinessWeek’s paperback list as recently as last November. Never has his advice been more sought than during these brutal economic times. He has responded by writing a completely new book: The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide, designed particularly for people who are hanging on the ropes, who haven’t time to do a lot of reading but need help desperately—and now. Early reviews have called this little Guide “brilliant” and “tremendously helpful.”


The End of the Job Description

The End of the Job Description

The End of the Job Description

Author: Tim Baker

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137581468

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 226

Number of Views: 899

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'That's not my job.' If you don't want your employees to say that, why do you start your relationship by giving them a narrow task and competency focused description of their job? We need people to fulfil many different roles at work yes the need to do their job, but they also need to contribute positive energy, collaborate, and take personal reasonability for innovation and personal development. How do they fit into a traditional job description? It is futile persevering with the job description borne out of the scientific management movement one hundred years ago. The world of work is vastly different to the assembly lines of the Ford Motor Company of the early twentieth-century. Building on the phenomenal success of The End of the Performance Review, Baker examines four essential 'Non-Job' roles that all employees must fulfil and shows how to create meaningful role descriptions that can help you recruit better people and enable them to deliver better results.


Mastering the Job Market

Mastering the Job Market

Mastering the Job Market

Author: Elizabeth L. Shoenfelt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 0190071192

Category: Psychology

Number of Pages: 216

Number of Views: 1113

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Mastering the Job Market: Career Issues for Master's Level Industrial-Organizational Psychologists is the definitive source for practical advice and evidence-based recommendations for the development of successful careers in professional I-O psychology. Authors from top-ranked I-O master's programs address topics such as the job search, applying for jobs, on-boarding, organizational roles, salaries, career transitions, and maintaining professionalism throughout the I-O master's career. Drawing from a large nationwide survey of I-O master's practitioners and their employers, this volume brings together critical insights into the nuts and bolts of conducting a job search and other specific strategies to enable job seekers to land one or multiple job offers within six months of graduation. Key competencies for success, professional development opportunities for I-O master's graduates, and the three best practices for maximizing mentoring relationships are also discussed. This book will be essential reading for recent graduates and anyone undertaking a career transition in I-O Psychology.


New on the Job

New on the Job

New on the Job

Author: Hilda K. Weisburg,Ruth Toor

Publisher: American Library Association

Isbn 10: 0838912680

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 223

Number of Views: 1661

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From job search strategies and discovering work philosophy to the nitty-gritty details of creating acceptable use policies, this revised and updated edition, which includes a new foreword from Sarah Kelly Johns, shares the joys and perils of the profession along with a wealth of practical advice from decades of experience in school library...


On The Job at a Farm

On The Job at a Farm

On The Job at a Farm

Author: Jessica Cohn

Publisher: Red Chair Press

Isbn 10: 1937529819

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 795

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Do you like helping people? Would you like to help feed hundreds of people each day? Then you might like to go On the Job at a Farm. Discover what the key business of farming is all about.


Jeopardy Is My Job

Jeopardy Is My Job

Jeopardy Is My Job

Author: Stephen Marlowe

Publisher: Open Road Media

Isbn 10: 1453252517

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 140

Number of Views: 1308

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Drum looks for a missing American in a sea of degenerate expats An American has vanished in Spain, and it’s his father, not his wife, who wants him found. When Chester Drum arrives in Iberia, legs aching from the three-thousand-mile flight, he finds Andrea Hartshorn not panicked, not mourning, but hosting the party of the year. World-weary expatriates mill about the villa, guzzling her liquor and dancing, without a thought for their missing countryman. Andrea is far from sober, but finally Drum gets her to open up. Of course she wants her husband back. But more than that, she wants her daughter. Robbie was last seen going south to Fuengirola, to confront a crippled bullfighter named Ruy Fuentes, who had been courting the Hartshorns’ toreador-mad daughter. Drum sets out to find the missing Hartshorns, and learns that in Spain, a bull’s horn is not the only romantic way to die.


The Job Tree: Winning Your Next Job

The Job Tree: Winning Your Next Job

The Job Tree: Winning Your Next Job

Author: Lee Smith

Publisher: Interactive Publications

Isbn 10: 1922332518

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 298

Number of Views: 1500

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Winning a new job can be a challenge. Jobs are changing worldwide. Technological change, globalization and economic disruptions like recessions all have an impact. Workforces are becoming increasingly mobile with frequent job changes. This book will help you develop the skills and documents for successful job hunting. It provides expert advice, resources and support. It also helps you develop your resumé, social media bio and interview skills. The book contains step by step guidance and tips on how to handle the complex field of job searching. The Job Tree will help you win your next job.


The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book

The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book

The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book

Author: Nancy Schuman,Burton Jay Nadler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 144050993X

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 734

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Face it--words matter when it comes to getting noticed, getting the interview, and getting the job. In this invaluable guide to crafting the pitch that opens doors, staffing experts Schuman and Nadler give you hundreds of tools to make that happen. You will no longer struggle to find the phrases that best highlight your achievements; instead, you'll garner attention with such smart options as: I created a program that accomplished the following . . . My work generated $5 million in revenue . . . I built a team of employees who created . . . The work I did saved my company $3 million . . . I solved the following problems for my employer . . . The market's tight, but the jobs are out there. With these essential words and phrases, you can move your application to the top of the pile!


The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job

The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job

The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job

Author: Debra Angel MacDougall,Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Park

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101443995

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 1682

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What Are Employers Really Looking for? It's Not What You Think. More people than ever are applying for the same few jobs. Surfing job boards and submitting a dozen résumés a day just doesn't work. The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job shows you exactly how to tailor your pitch and stand out from the crowd so that you get hired. Talent alone will not get you the job. The short list of candidates all have the ability to do the work, so what makes the difference? Whether employers know it or not, intuitively they are always looking for a candidate who meets or exceeds each of six qualities: ?Presentation ?Ability ?Dependability ?Motivation ?Attitude ?Network These qualities may sound familiar, but you'll be surprised at how employers judge them. You'll discover how to promote these six qualities to your advantage so employers take notice. You'll also learn proven strategies for finding jobs in the Hidden Market while your competition is still waiting by the phone. By mastering a few simple, often overlooked techniques, you'll get noticed by the person who has the power to hire you now.


Ben on the Job

Ben on the Job

Ben on the Job

Author: J. Jefferson Farjeon

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Isbn 10: 0008156042

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1579

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Ben the tramp, with his usual genius for trouble, runs into danger when he finds a dead body and decides to help out.