• 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.

    • Educational strategies & policy
      October 2015

      Myths and Brands in Vocational Education

      by Editor(s): Anja Heikkinen, Lorenz Lassnigg

      This book discusses whether certain approaches to (vocational) education have become mythicized and branded, and the reasons for and consequences of this commodification.Additionally, the book also investigates how researchers are contributing to mythicizing and branding in education. Although transnational and comparative studies are increasingly taking into account historical and cultural ideas, is this a result of the exploitation of historical and cultural research for industrial purposes and education export? Educational brands should attract global customers and advertise countries as smart environments for global investments. Universal models of (vocational) education typically build on interpretations from the Anglophonic, German and French regions of the world. This book, however, investigates perspectives from unexplored and under-discussed linguistic contexts, particularly Spanish, Italian, Swiss and Austrian regions and the use of East-Asian and East-African myths and brands, which, although influenced by Europeanization, continue local traditions. Furthermore, while approaches to education in the Nordic region may differ from those in the rest of Europe, an additional section of the book deals with myth and brands in Norway, Finland and Sweden, with some comparisons with British, French and German traditions.As such, this book provides historical insights into the use of myths and brands in education, investigates the differences in such use in various educational contexts, and offers relevant policy-analytical and theoretical interpretations. It will be of particular interest for scholars and students interested in tensions between the local and the global in education, and their connections to both politics and the economy, and invites readers to think beyond their own conventional conceptual frameworks.

    • Educational: General studies / study skills general
      May 2009

      The Crisis of Schooling? Learning, Knowledge and Competencies in Modern Societies

      by Editor(s): José Manuel Resende and Maria Manuel Vieira

      The dynamics of schooling and learning are central issues to debate modernity. As they represent an essential feature of socializing processes in contemporary societies, they gather the ambivalences related to the production of individuals in modernity. On the other hand, these dynamics occur in a context of enlarged globalization, despite implying specific local translations, often composite. This book raises some questions concerning schooling in modern societies. What means learning in a globalized world? Does lifelong learning introduce new challenges to knowledge and the scholastic form of transmission? Are competences prevailing as a new form of qualification in modern societies? How teachers deal with these new professional dilemmas?

    • Occupational & industrial psychology
      August 2015

      Trends in Training

      by Editor(s): Brian J. O'Leary, Bart L. Weathington, Christopher J. L. Cunningham, Michael D. Biderman

      In the modern workplace, millions of dollars are spent each year on employee training. All too often, however, little thought and effort is spent on evaluating training and ensuring that the correct training is taking place. Successful training is about understanding both organizational goals and employee behavior. The basis for this book is the 9th Annual River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference held on the campus of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in October 2013. The theme of the conference was “Trends in Training”. Accordingly, the focus of many of the talks was on how to train people to thrive and succeed in the environment where they spend a large portion of their lives – the workplace.

    • Employment & labour law
      August 2011

      Productivity, Investment in Human Capital and the Challenge of Youth Employment

      by Editor(s): Series Editors: Tayo Fashoyin and Michele Tiraboschi; Guest Editors: Pietro Manzella and Lisa Rustico

      From an international and comparative perspective, young people’s access to the labour market is a complex issue with certain contradictory aspects reflecting the level of development of labour law and industrial relations in their respective countries. In the most advanced economies, there has been a steady increase in the age at which young people exit the educational system and enter the labour market, giving rise to significant economic and social problems. The increase in levels of educational attainment is associated in some cases with an alarming rate of unemployment among those with academic qualifications, while employers encounter considerable difficulty in recruiting workers for unskilled and semi-skilled positions. The economies of developing countries, on the other hand, are characterized by different trends, reminiscent of the early stages of modern labour law, with the large-scale exploitation of young workers and children, many of whom join the flow of migrants towards the more highly developed regions of the world, with the consequent risk of impoverishing human capital in the country of origin. The ADAPT Labour Studies Book-Series has in connection been set up with a view to achieving a better understanding of these and other issues in the field of Labour and Employment relations in a global dimension, through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

    • Psychology
      August 2018

      Principles and Practices for Psychodynamic Group Career Counseling

      The PICS Program

      by Author(s): Andrea Caputo, Chiara Fregonese, Viviana Langher

      This book proposes new insights into not only vocational choices, but, more widely, unconscious processes potentially affecting career decisions, strategies and adjustment. It constitutes the first manual providing a well–designed intervention of group career counseling grounded in a psychodynamic framework. In terms of application, the intervention discussed here is suitable for clients across different stages of career paths and professional growth, such as the entry into the labor market, work transitions and career development. It includes a detailed description of the career counseling sessions, technical aspects and methodological tools, along with helpful case illustrations, examples and scripts. The book will be of interest for an international audience, particularly psychologists providing career services or dealing with career–related issues in clinical practice. Furthermore, it represents a relevant source of information for researchers and practitioners in the field of career counseling and vocational guidance.

    • Educational: General studies / study skills general
      May 2009

      The Crisis of Schooling? Learning, Knowledge and Competencies in Modern Societies

      by Editor(s): José Manuel Resende and Maria Manuel Vieira

      The dynamics of schooling and learning are central issues to debate modernity. As they represent an essential feature of socializing processes in contemporary societies, they gather the ambivalences related to the production of individuals in modernity. On the other hand, these dynamics occur in a context of enlarged globalization, despite implying specific local translations, often composite. This book raises some questions concerning schooling in modern societies. What means learning in a globalized world? Does lifelong learning introduce new challenges to knowledge and the scholastic form of transmission? Are competences prevailing as a new form of qualification in modern societies? How teachers deal with these new professional dilemmas?

    • Employment & labour law
      September 2012

      Youth Unemployment and Joblessness

      Causes, Consequences, Responses

      by Editor(s): Alfredo Sánchez-Castañeda, Lavinia Serrani and Francesca Sperotti

      Youth unemployment and joblessness are major issues for national governments and international organizations across the globe. In this respect, the school-to-work transition challenge is increasingly raising the interest of companies, education and training institutions, families and young people themselves, who are often involved in precarious and illegal forms of employment, in many countries of the world. In the field of industrial and labour relations, the school-to-work perspective seems particularly suitable for policy formulation and assessment: the broad and complex range of tools, strategies and policies for enabling youth training and their access to the labour market is deserving of a closer analysis at an international level in a time when jobless recovery threatens national economies. The ADAPT LABOUR STUDIES BOOK-SERIES has in connection been set up with a view to achieving a better understanding of the causes, consequences and possible responses to the issue in a global dimension through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

    • Education
      March 2018

      Critical Perspectives on Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education Institutions

      by Editor(s): Nirmala Dorasamy, Renitha Rampersad

      Governments around the world are committed to enhancing students’ “graduateness”. Work-integrated learning (WIL) is one of the many programmes which Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can develop to promote this facet of student life. The incorporation of work-integrated learning in curriculum design and development can produce reciprocal benefits for students, workplaces, professions and communities. Any curriculum design and development endeavour relating to WIL requires appropriate resources to support curriculum development.This book serves to explore WIL programmes and experiences for the student, WIL coordinator and supervisor. It further integrates practical, relevant and reflective industry experience within the higher education curriculum to enhance student development. WIL has no uniformly or specific framework or approaches since it is an emerging field and is generally influenced by contextual factors. In view of the diversity in theory and practice and different purposes, whether pragmatic or practical, driving the adoption of one approach over another, this book highlight sthe diverse approaches that encapsulate WIL in South Africa.

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