The cost of the Vietnam War is painfully represented by a Vietnam Memorial that lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died overseas. However, the wall does not document any of the estimated 2.8 million US vets who were exposed to poisonous chemicals while serving and later died; sadly, we continue to lose these Veterans at an exponential rate. When I was serving as a veterans service officer, I found that a vast majority of our Vietnam-era brethren were so negatively impacted by the war and the treatment they received during and after their service that they wanted nothing more to do with the military or VA upon their separation. However, now that many Veterans from that era are becoming sick and facing their own mortality due to their exposure to Agent Orange, they now are begrudgingly beginning to explore what benefits are available to them and their family. If this describes you, then this book is an important tool in addressing those concerns.My name is Rick Blair, and I served nearly 27 years in the US Air Force and then another 10 years in my “second career” as a veterans service officer (VSO). Now for my third and hopefully final “career”, I plan on taking it easy and writing books to continue my advocacy for Veterans, because the knowledge I gained during those 10 years as a VSO, I believe, is far too important NOT to continue sharing with other disabled veterans.As a VSO, I spent four years advocating for veterans' benefits at the St. Petersburg VA regional office, another four and a half years working with patients at the James H. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, and then the last year and a half providing community-based advocacy for our veterans in and around Sumter County, Florida. As a result of this experience, I not only became familiar with VA law and the VA disability claims and appeals processes, I learned the procedural matrices the decision makers (raters, decision review officers, and judges) utilize to ad 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Sutherland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125135/bk_acx0_125135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to launch your project management career? This Beginner's Guide will help you master the project management and soft skills the pros use that make them stand out and successfully manage projects. Imagine starting your project management career with an edge over your competition. Whichever methodology you use, Waterfall, Agile, or other - soft skills will give you an advantage. When you apply what you will learn in this beginner's guide to project management, you will elevate your game, increase your project management efficiency and success, and be able to create a game plan to put you in the top 10 percent of project managers. Why is this? Because very few in the field of project management take the time to effectively learn the soft skills listed below. You have a unique opportunity to put yourself ahead of the rest and create a successful career in project management. Benefits to you: Connect with people faster Improve Relationships Increase collaboration Master the basics of people management Master your ability to think on your feet Increase your productivity Improve your self-control You will learn the following powerful and career-changing skills of successful project management: Communication and building rapport How to be organized and productive Leadership Intuition People skills Emotional intelligence Customer service Influence Are you ready to take your project management career to the next level? Scroll to the top and buy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091459/bk_acx0_091459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From back-office accountant to front-line executive, the rapid rise of the chief financial officer is unrivalled by any other corporate role. With access to every facet of the business, CFOs now wield a level of influence matched only by chief executives. This book explains how CFOs earned their privileged position, and what the future may hold for them. It describes their ever-expanding role, and how they are transforming their departments to help them deal with it. With insights from current and former CFOs, it benefits from a firsthand perspective on finance leaders' aspirations and doubts. It is a useful reference for finance chiefs to learn from peers and benchmark their own performance; those looking to build a career in corporate finance; managers seeking to improve their relationship with the finance department; and service providers - banks, accountancies, and consulting firms - and anyone who wants to get on the good side of the keeper of the corporate chequebook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012985/bk_adbl_012985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Working for the government offers many advantages: great prospects for professional growth, job security, an attractive array of benefits, and the opportunity to help other citizens. But it also presents unique challenges. Managing Your Government Career gives current and future government employees powerful advice for starting out and maneuvering through their entire career.Based on the authors more than 32 years experience in civil-service jobs, as well as his interactions with thousands of government employees, the book helps listeners: decide whether working for the government is right for them; understand the differences between federal, state, and local levels; apply, interview for, and get the job they want; take advantage of the training offered; understand the culture; become familiar with local politics; make themselves valuable; develop the right mentors; and fluidly transition up the ladder. Packed with indispensable guidance, this is a unique and highly strategic resource for anyone working in government. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Rubino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001669/bk_adbl_001669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Congratulations on deciding to become a massage therapist! This is one of the most appreciated professions because of the satisfaction you will deliver to others. Massage therapists are high in demand no matter where you live, and the need is only growing with time. More and more people are realizing the true benefits of incorporating regular massages in their routines, thus making it part of their lifestyles. Not only are you guaranteed a lucrative career as a therapist, the jobs are also abundant and only growing. Massage therapists help individuals relieve pain caused by day to day stress build-up, body tightening, injury or illness. Many people these days have incorporated regular massages in their lifestyle routines to proactively mitigate physical problems, maintain good posture and just feel better. A massage therapist's role is very important and extremely meaningful, which is why the demand for this service has continuously increased over time. It has become one of the most popular careers sought after by many today. Most practicing therapists are employed by hospitals, clinics, sports facilities and smaller private companies that are everywhere. In addition, many massage therapists work independently as either business contractors or in private homes. No matter where you live, there will always be demand for your services and thus several options near you that offer these jobs. Whether you are just now starting your career in the massage field, or want to grow your existing career, this book's goal is to help you meet your objectives. In the next few chapters you will find information about the requirements you need to become a massage therapist, information on massage therapy schools, online schooling options, jobs, salaries, career growth and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Lyons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011908/bk_acx0_011908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For anyone who has lost a career because of chronic pain.... For anyone who has ever felt devastated, confused, or less-than because your health prevents you from working a formal job.... For anyone who is stuck at home, imprisoned in bed, feeling unable to do much of anything for anybody.... For anyone who gets up every day to take care of your family through the aches and pains, and wonders if it is enough.... For anyone who has so much to offer, but isn't sure how to offer it in the midst of chronic pain and illness.... For anyone who have ever said to God, "This doesn't make sense. Wouldn't I be more useful to you if I were healthy?" This book is for you. When it comes to chronic pain and illness, perhaps no questions cause more confusion than the ones that arise when you are pulled out of a thriving life of work that benefits the world, only to spend your hours, days, and weeks languishing in bed. It just doesn't make sense. Why, God? Why would you take away my thriving career when it took me years to get to this point? Why would you take away my ability to serve and help and contribute? In this first book in the Chronic Pain and the Christian Life series, explore what it looks like to live a life of work, service, and rest, even when the pain doesn't go away. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Carleton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065788/bk_acx0_065788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you an amateur photographer or someone who wishes to turn a hobby into a professional career? Perhaps, you have studied and earned a degree in photography, but you have yet to find a job that allows you to make a full time income? If this sounds like you, then you have found the right book to help you generate income from your photography skills. What galleries and professional photographers want is to see an established portfolio and online presence. They want to know you are capable of gaining attention from your target audience. Things have also changed in the industry, where anyone can start to publish their work online and make a little income from it. Your goal to make a full time income is admirable and possible, even if there is someone with better artistic skills. Selling any product is about marketing. If you truly want to generate income, then you need a marketing tactic that will get you noticed, have a good call to action, and ensure that you can make the sale final. Think of your photography business as needing to make sales, which means you need people, and people want truth in advertising, with an interesting gimmick that gets their attention. It doesn't matter if the product or service is brand name, when you have a decent product or service to sell. In this book, you are going to learn about the top ways you can earn money full time with your photography skills. You will also learn the following: What to sell How to market your products Tips to ensure sales Mistakes to avoid And much, much more! You will also be given different ways to look at the methods of selling your photography, with benefits and disadvantages highlighted to help you determine the best method to start your business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terrence Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068928/bk_acx0_068928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An avid high school debater and enthusiastic student body president, Craig Smith seemed destined for a life in public service from an early age. As a sought-after speechwriter, Smith had a front-row seat at some of the most important events of the twentieth century, meeting with Robert Kennedy and Richard Nixon, advising Governor Ronald Reagan, writing for President Ford, serving as a campaign manager for a major U.S. senator's reelection campaign, and writing speeches for a contender for the Republican nomination for president. Life in the volatile world of politics wasn't always easy, however, and as a closeted gay man, Smith struggled to reconcile his private and professional lives. In this revealing memoir, Smith sheds light on what it takes to make it as a speechwriter in a field where the only constant is change. While bouncing in and out of the academic world, Smith transitions from consultant ships with George H. W. Bush and the Republican caucus of the U.S. Senate to a position with Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca. When Smith returns to Washington, D.C., as president and founder of the Freedom of Expression Foundation, he becomes a leading player on First Amendment issues in the nation's capital. Returning at long last to academia, Smith finds happiness coming out of the closet and reaping the benefits of a dedicated and highly successful career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Tedder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019338/bk_acx0_019338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you know about Amazon Web Services?Did you know that it’s the most used cloud computing software out there. Used by both government entities and corporations alike?Did you also know that certified AWS engineers and experts are in high demand?How would learning AWS help your career?Learning AWS even just a basic understanding of what it is and how it works would put you a step ahead of the many companies and others who are just making the transfer to AWS. If you’ve been using AWS for awhile then learning more about their services and how they work will help you to take full advantage of Amazon’s cloud computing packages.This audiobook is written for absolute beginners and is written in a an easy to follow format. Each topic in the audiobook is clearly defined and has many follow along exercises that will have you working in depth with the AWS platform. But, even though it’s written with beginners in mind this audiobook is also useful for those that have been working with Amazons Web Services for years. What’s in this audiobook?A comprehensive overview of AWS servicesWhat is Amazon Web Services?What benefits has it already introducedWhy you should care about AWS and what it can do for youDifferent web development applicationsCoding software and applications that can help youDifferent AWS service softwareTypes of cloud computingBy learning and applying the skills you learn in this audiobook you’ll master AWS in no time. And more importantly you’ll be bringing your business into the future and more importantly you’ll learn a set of skills that will only become more marketable as Amazon continues to grow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ash Derochie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/185281/bk_acx0_185281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.