• Higher & further education, tertiary education
      September 2004

      Class Degrees

      Smart Work, Managed Choice, and the Transformation of Higher Education

      by Evan Watkins

    • Careers guidance

      Becoming an Orchestral Musician

      A Guide for Aspiring Professionals

      by Richard Davis

      Becoming an Orchestral Musician takes you on a journey into the musical profession. It is the first comprehensive guide for professional musicians on how to succeed in joining an orchestra or ensemble, and how to survive as an orchestral musician. Such crucial topics as how to obtain the right tuition, music college versus university, auditioning, nerves, the secrets of ensemble playing and intonation, conductors, the mechanics of the orchestra, performing philosophies and strategies for survival are covered in separate sections. The matter of how to explore and adapt one's musical psyche, the pitfalls of a career in music and the highs and lows of performing are also discussed. The history, mythology and science of music-making and numerous anecdotes provide a vivid background. It is essential reading for all orchestral musicians, including players of every instrument, whether at college or university or during their career, whether full-time or part-time, and whether professional or amateur, and also for the parents of budding instrumentalists. There are probably more orchestras and ensembles in the length and the breadth of Britain today than ever before.;With the renewed recognition in schools of the importance of music, the competition among younger musicians has become intense. Schools and colleges need to be well informed about career guidance for their students. Richard Davis's book will give the answers to many of the questions those students will be asking. It has been warmly welcomed by his colleagues in the BBC Philharmonic, and by other musicians, too. Twenty of them have been interviewed by him specially for it on their experiences and on advice they would like to give to younger musicians on many different themes. They include principals and rank and file players, soloists, academics, music critics, fixers, chamber musicians and people involved in management.

    • Laws of Specific jurisdictions

      The Official Lawyer's Handbook

      How to Survive a Legal Career

      by Daniel R. White

      This satirical guide to the legal profession, first published in the 90s, was reviewed by The Times as 'one of the most irreverent, funny and perceptive books about the legal profession ever published.' Nine years later, revised and updated, it still retains all its freshness and bite, and is essential reading for clients, lawyers themselves, and anyone considering a career in the law.Over 15,000 copies of this cult book have been sold in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and beyond.The back of the book also includes a catalogue of legal gifts, including humorous prints, t-shirts, paperweights and coffee mugs.

    • Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's/YA)

      Buzz- Audiobook

      A Practical Confidence Builder for Teenagers

      by David Hodgson

      The Buzz’s exciting collection of interactive techniques blending the richness and energy of NLP and personality type theory to inform and motivate young people to make positive life choices in an abridged audio book. David Hodgson is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, has the British Psychological Society Level A&B, a Diploma in Careers Guidance and in Management. He is a Training Consultant in the North East working with young people and those who work with them on motivation, goal setting, life skills and employability.

    • Careers guidance

      How to Lose Friends and Infuriate Your Boss

      Employees who don’t understand corporate politics are like defence personnel who don’t understand combat.

      by Jonar Nader

      What’s more liberating than financial freedom, and more reassuring than job-security? It’s called career independence, whereby: what you don’t have, you can obtain; what you don’t know, you can learn; what you don’t own, you can access; and what you don’t want, you can discard. • If you are an employee, this book will help you to take control of your career so that you can live a zestful and enchanting life. • If you are the boss, this book will show you how to turn employees into superstars so that together, you’ll know what to do when the rules run out. • Jonar Nader says, ‘If you choose to be a success, you’ll be a success at whatever you choose, so long as you can follow your heart and watch your back.’

    • Business & management

      Your Perfect Career

      Discover Who You Are, Your Purpose in Life, and What Career Path Will Bring You Success and Happiness

      by Diana Polska

      Know Thyself and All Will Be Revealed There is a simple and highly effective system for discovering yourself and what career and life path will bring you success, happiness, and purpose in life. the system will also reveal latent talents and inherent abilities that will help you in your career.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2010

      How to Get an Equity Research Analyst Job

      A Guide to Starting a Career in Asset Management

      by Gillian Elcock

      Get an Insider's Edge to Starting Your Career as an Equity Research Analyst Do you want to get a job in the asset management industry, analyzing stocks or managing portfolios? It is a highly competitive process, with hundreds of university graduates, MBA students, and others trying to get into the industry every year, but not many available positions. How do you go about convincing a company to give you a job? What will the interviews by like and how should you prepare? Should you apply for sell-side research roles as well as buy-side ones? What are the real differences between the buy and sell side? This book, written by an experienced equity research analyst, will answer these questions and more. It will guide you every step along the way, from choosing which companies to target, to mastering the specialized interview process, so that you can stand out from the pack. It includes: An overview of the asset management industry, also known as the "buy side". Description of the role of the equity research analyst, including a comparison of the buy side and sell side jobs. Tips on preparing a great resume and cover letter. Details about all the most common interview types you are likely to encounter, and how best to prepare for them. Advice on how to be successful once you start your career as an equity research analyst.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2013

      The Business of Professional Speaking

      Expert Advice from Top Speakers to Build Your Speaking Career

      by Kate Atkin, Rob Brown, Mindy Gibbins-Klein, Jane Gunn, Stuart Harris, Simon Hazeldine, David Hyner, Lee Jackson, Eilidh Milnes, Mike Pagan, Felix A. Schweikert, Jo Simpson, Simon Zutshi

      Expert Advice from Top Speakers to Build Your Speaking Career. Revealed: the Secrets of How to Build a Successful Professional Speaking Business! If you want to be a successful speaker, this book will take you there! This unique collection of tips and strategies from some of the UK's most successful speakers will show you exactly how to: become known as a 'speaker of choice', make more money every time you speak, generate lots more speaking engagements, deliver more compelling, entertaining speeches, featuring the collective wisdom of seasoned speakers who have been there and done it, this book contains all the secrets to make you one of the highest paid and in demand public speakers around!

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2015

      The Jobhunting Toolkit

      To find the PERFECT JOB in tough times

      by Oni Bhattacharya

      The so-called global recession has claimed thousands of jobs leaving many unable to find work. With employers tightening their purse strings, becoming more picky about who they employ and filtering a large number of applications, how do you find work in the 21st century? The Jobhunting Toolkit will provide you with the answers. Part personal development, part practical advice and with simple exercises to follow, this book shows how to get working in tough times. It also gives an insight into how to look for and apply for work and how to succeed at interview. The methods have been tested on some of the UK's long-term unemployed with great success. For those serious about finding work this book will show you how to unlock your own inner potential, know yourself better and be successful at finding the job you are looking for.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2015

      Teach Don't Tell

      Effective Strategies for Training Midwives

      by Aine Alam

      It is absolutely staggering that in developing countries most women birth their babies without a skilled attendant present. There are no figures about how many midwifery students are lectured without a skilled midwifery facilitator - the author's guess is at sixty per cent. How can the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 of reducing maternal and infant mortality be met when these two situations prevail? This book address the real issues of teaching and learning real midwifery. Skilled midwives have been shown globally to reduce maternal and infant mortality economically, effectively and respectfully.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2018

      Bridge That Gap!

      How Schools Can Help Students Get Their First Job And Build The Career They Want

      by Angela Middleton

      Bridge That Gap! How Schools Can Help Students Get Their First Job and Build the Career They Want by Angela Middleton is a thoughtful and insightful book that will be of invaluable assistance to teachers who really care about the futures of their pupils. Most education professionals will concede that there is a chasm between school careers advice and the reality for young people in gaining the skills that will help them make it in the real world of employment. This book showcases Angela’s extensive knowledge to explain how a bridge can be built to cross the divide between theory and practice – and will equip teachers with the wherewithal they need to help their pupils fly.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      February 2019

      Her Way To The Top

      The Glass Ceiling Is Thicker Than It Looks

      by Hira Ali

      Award-winning Hira Ali examines the myriad of challenges women face on their road to professional success. Informed by her 13 years of coaching experience and survey responses from 300 working women, she reveals the universal internal and external roadblocks that can impede a woman’s climb to the top, regardless of her culture or geography. This go-to guide for working women explores FOMO (the Fear of Missing Out), Imposter Syndrome, perfectionism and sexual harassment, among other issues. She moves beyond problems and empowers her readers with real solutions to help them break the glass ceiling. Written by a successful career woman for the benefit of career women around the world, Her Way to the Top demonstrates that women are all in this together, and together they can make a difference for each other.

    • Careers guidance
      July 2016


      Making the Most of Your Career Development

      by Neugebauer, John

      Whether you’re undertaking an employability module on your course, or need advice on developing transferable employability skills throughout your degree, this handy guide provides the theory and practical help you need to get your foot on the career ladder on graduation.

    • Careers guidance
      July 2016


      Making the Most of Your Career Development

      by Neugebauer, John

      Whether you’re undertaking an employability module on your course, or need advice on developing transferable employability skills throughout your degree, this handy guide provides the theory and practical help you need to get your foot on the career ladder on graduation.

    • Careers guidance
      November 2016

      Values and Ethics in Coaching

      by Iordanou, Ioanna

      A complete guide to exploring values and ethics in coaching

    • Careers guidance
      November 2016

      Values and Ethics in Coaching

      by Iordanou, Ioanna

      A complete guide to exploring values and ethics in coaching

    • Careers guidance
      November 2005

      Career Counselling

      by Nathan, Robert

      Praise for the First Edition: `For those of you who wonder if the counselling approach is of much use for career guidance, this book should be informative. The importance of working with insight into client feelings is exemplified by insights into the need to address and work through feelings so that blocks to career interest and good decision-making can be overcome... The book outlines basic counselling skills and more complex ones and many straightforward exercises; ways of generating career options; career drivers and satisfiers; decision-making exercises; and guidelines for investigating careers... This text has made me more aware of the importance of thinking in terms of counselling and group counselling in the work I do relating to careers' - Guidance Matters Career counselling is often mistakenly described as giving people advice on finding the best career path. This fully revised and updated second edition of Career Counselling explains what career counselling actually is, why people seek it, and indicates the many contexts where it is used. It describes in detail the skills, tools and techniques of career counselling, useful to both professional career counsellors and those for whom career counselling is just part of their work. This practical guide examines the issues typically brought to career counselling, and includes a completely new chapter on the role of career counselling within organisations. Other areas covered include: o the dilemmas of independent and in-house career counsellors o screening and contracting o ways of facilitating decision-making and managing `blocks' o self-management and continuing professional development. Career Counselling, Second Edition stresses the importance of adopting a `whole person' approach whilst maintaining a career focus. Illustrated throughout by case studies from the authors' experience, the book draws on approaches ranging from the humanistic work of Carl Rogers to solution-focused counselling. The book contains an invaluable resources section and includes a brand new appendix containing photocopiable exercises which practitioners and their clients can use in conjunction with their counselling sessions. Robert Nathan is Managing Director of Career Counselling Services, London.

    • Careers guidance
      June 1999

      Careers Education

      Contesting Policy and Practice

      by Harris, Suzy

      In this book Suzy Harris places the present situation within the context of subordination to market principles; delineates the changing and uncertain relationship between schools and the Careers Service; shows how the politics of curriculum relevance marginalizes careers teaching; describes the downward path to complete exclusion from The National Curriculum; and points the way for policymakers to eschew rhetoric and rebuild the Careers Service.

    • Careers guidance
      February 2006

      Other Ways to Win

      Creating Alternatives for High School Graduates

      by Gray, Kenneth Carter

      Now in its third edition, this bestseller offers new data, recommendations, and observations that explore the choices for success available to students in the academic middle.

    • Careers guidance
      December 2001

      Careers In and Out of Organizations

      by Hall, Douglas T.

      Careers In and Out of Organizations provides an overview of the changing context of careers and describes the role of interpersonal relationships as influences on development of a person's identity and learning. The author examines the nature of the new career contract and the different approaches that have been taken to studying career decision making. He explores how career choices are made, the developmental stages people pass through during the course of their working lives in organizations, and the factors related to career effectiveness including integrating career and personal life. The latter third of the book turns from research to the practical issues involved in applying theory including a look at how an understanding of career dynamics can be employed to make careers work better for individuals and for the work communities where they are employed.

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