Do you want to become a Firefighter? The Fire Service attracts more candidates than ever but this "insiders" guide will help you get the career you want!We will provide you with insider tips and advice brought to you by current serving Fire Officers to show you how to get into one of the most exciting and sought after careers around. The author of this guide, Richard McMunn, spent 17 years in the UK Fire Service. He worked at many different fire stations at every position up to Station Manager, and he has also sat on numerous interview panels assessing potential candidates to join the job. This invaluable and inspiring guide will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to successfully join the fire service.Whilst the selection process to is highly competitive, there are a number of things you can do in order to improve your chances of success, and they are all contained within this audiobook. They include:The top 10 insider tips and adviceCompleting the application form correctly with sample application form responsesHow to prepare for the written/academic testsHow to prepare for the work related fitness testsHow to prepare for the firefighter interviewActual interview questions plus how to answer themThe fire service medical and how to prepareUseful aids for practicing and useful contact details. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard McMunn, Jacob Senior. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158105/bk_acx0_158105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Dream So Big is the story of Steve Peifer, a corporate manager who once oversaw 9,000 computer software consultants, who today helps provide daily lunches for over 20,000 Kenyan school children in 35 national public schools, and maintains solar-powered computer labs at 20 rural African schools. Steve and his wife, Nancy, were enjoying a successful management career with one of America’s high tech corporate giants during the dot-com boom of the 1990’s when, in 1997, he and his wife Nancy discovered they were pregnant with their third child. Tragically, doctors said a chromosomal condition left their baby “incompatible with life.” The Peifers only spent 8 days with baby Stephen before he died. Seeking to flee the pain, Steve and Nancy began a pilgrimage that thrust them into a third-world setting where daily life was often defined by tragedy - drought, disease, poverty, hunger, and death. They didn’t arrive in the service of any divine calling, but the truth of their surroundings spoke to their troubled hearts. A short-term, 12-month mission assignment as dorm parents for a Kenyan boarding school turned this ordinary man into the most unlikely internationally recognized hero, and his story will inspire you to pursue similar lives of service. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001449/bk_zond_001449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few job titles carry the emotional charge of "salesman". And yet this widely misunderstood vocation generates more revenue for companies - and creates more opportunity for individuals - than virtually any other job. Millions of people are looking for a better way to make a living, but most would never consider becoming a salesman - even though no other job can offer the same number of available positions, income potential, schedule flexibility, or job security. Thousands of business owners are sure their fortunes could be improved, if only they could "find someone who can sell". But they have no idea how to advertise for, interview, select, hire, train, or manage productive salespeople. And most flounder when trying to sell themselves. All of these people would do well to listen to this audiobook. Originally intended as a how-to manual for career-changers considering sales, The Greatest Job You Never Thought Of has found its most receptive audience among those who already sell - or manage salespeople. Whether you are currently a salesperson, business owner, sales manager, trainer, or recruiter - or just someone considering sales as a career choice - The Greatest Job You Never Thought Of has a message for you: Why there are more positions available under the heading of Sales than any other single skill category The fundamental economic principle that explains why salespeople are able to earn more than almost anyone else in their company Why race, age, sex, education, national origin, or previous career experience have no bearing upon a person's ability to succeed in sales Exactly what is required to succeed in sales and how to develop those skills True stories of sales success in industries as divergent as industrial food service, insurance, professional audio equipment and home kitchen supplies Successful sales recruiti 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Felker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002254/bk_acx0_002254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What's the best way to succeed at work? Make sure your boss succeeds first. Today's typical workplace may be less formal and more inclusive than those of the past, but one thing hasn't changed: The boss is the boss. A veteran of the U.S. Army, William Smullen spent 50 years leading - and being led by - some of the toughest people in the business. Over his career, he served at every level from platoon to division and at the highest levels in the Pentagon, as well. In business terms, that's the equivalent of running a very small business to sitting in a corporate C-Suite. Smullen's final public-service assignment was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. As chief of staff, one of his main responsibilities was to ensure Secretary Powell kept his positive image and was successful in everything he did. Now, he shares the lessons he learned working in some of the world’s most demanding organizations. In Ways and Means for Managing Up, he tells you everything you need to know to effectively "manage your manager" in ways that help both you and your boss succeed and rise within your company. In 50 short yet informative chapters, Smullen shares his hard-won insight, such as: View your relationship with your boss as a partnership Think of your boss as a brand Never allow your boss to be surprised Help your boss manage risk or crisis Be a strategic asset your boss counts on Whether you're good friends with your manager or have trouble coexisting in the same office, your success depends on his or her success. This has always been true, and it will always be true. You serve yourself well when you serve your boss well. Take your career to new heights by learning and applying the Ways and Means for Managing Up. It can serve as a survival guide, a road map, or a blueprint for people at every level in an organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000160/bk_graw_000160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Megan Riley has always lived her life right - right boyfriend, right college, right career…right up until she discovers that her boyfriend is engaged to another woman and “debriefing” her boss was an expected part of her job description. Heartbroken and desperate to start fresh, Megan takes a job as a night manager at a swanky hotel in New York City. But when a wealthy VIP guest checks in, expecting more than a simple turn-down service, Megan has to decide between doing what’s right or finding out just how right something so wrong can feel.Marriage is something hotel-mogul and confirmed bachelor, Preston Strauss, refuses to entertain, until he discovers that he needs a wife in order to maintain controlling interest of his family’s hotel empire. With his sheets still warm from a wild night with the sweet but incredibly sexy Megan, Preston decided marriage wouldn’t be so bad. Not if done right. So he offers Megan five-million dollars for three years of marriage - and three years of sharing his bed. But when their faux-engagement turns real, Megan’s past comes back to haunt them and it might just destroy any chance they had at a real future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Stark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013716/bk_adbl_013716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few men in sports history have accomplished more than Yogi Berra: three MVP Awards, 21 World Series appearances as a player, coach, and manager, and a plaque in Cooperstown honoring him as arguably the greatest catcher to ever play the position. Off the field, the man often derided for his appearance has become one of the most beloved and enduring sports figures of all time, as well as a successful pitchman and the source of some of the most-repeated expressions in the English language. Now get ready to listen to the true story of how it all happened. Carlo DeVito's Yogi is the first comprehensive biography of the greatest living Yankee and sheds new light on all aspects of Berra's life, from his humble beginnings in Depression-era St. Louis to his naval service during World War II; from his early days with DiMaggio and the Yankees to his later success with Mantle and Maris; and from his coaching and managing career in the Bronx Zoo to the astute business moves that capitalized on his celebrity status and cemented him as an American icon. For the first time, get the complete truth behind this famous and often misunderstood baseball great. After separating fact from fiction, one truth remains: There's only one Yogi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alpha Trivette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009603/bk_adbl_009603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is focused on "Next Practices" over "Best Practices", proven effective, adaptable, and evolutionarily modeled after the hyper-competitive landscape the world has become. From CIO, CTO, director, supervisor, manager, program/project manager, architect, engineer, tech lead, business analyst, test lead, data scientist, data modeler, DBA, developer, or tester - whether you work in management, analytics, operations, marketing, software, hardware, networking, accounting, social media, help desk, sales, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail, food service, staffing, or compliance, and want better. The strategies and tactics herein are proven to make things happen if you apply them. We will cover everything from end to end of what it takes to dramatically increase your competency as well as how to garner support and relentless execution. Included are such topics as latency, data ecosystems, and real incentives versus typical raises. You'll find war-gaming scenarios, the power of threes, H.A.N.D.S. 360, A/B testing, how to deal with the agency problem, how to run effective meetings, how to continuously get better and faster at decision-making, as well as how to get your clients to enjoy paying you and spending more. There is no other audiobook on the market that has the breadth as well as depth of actions for you to take to launch yourself, team, unit, and organization forward today, completely sustainable and portable for where ever your career takes you. Technology touches every industry and in a nightmarish paradox it changes at a faster rate than any other industry. You must accept that; you have to adapt with the changes or get left behind like so many once-great organizations and the individuals that not only ran them into the ground but the "yes" men and women that were employed by them that allowed it to happen. Today's IT as well as business leaders have to account for digital disruption at rapid 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikki Delgado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143662/bk_acx0_143662_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.
Earl Nightingale presents this re-enactment of what the Declaration of Independence really means and the price men were willing to pay to establish freedom for us all. Informative, inspirational, and especially appropriate for the Fourth of July! About Earl Nightingale: As a Depression-era child, Earl Nightingale was hungry for knowledge. From the time he was a young boy, he would frequent the Long Beach Public Library in California, searching for the answer to the question, "How can a person, starting from scratch, who has no particular advantage in the world, reach the goals that he feels are important to him, and by so doing, make a major contribution to others?" His desire to find an answer, coupled with his natural curiosity about the world and its workings spurred him to become one of the world's foremost experts on success and what makes people successful. Earl Nightingale's early career began when, as a member of the Marine Corps, he volunteered to work at a local radio station as an announcer. The Marines also gave him a chance to travel, although he only got as far as Hawaii when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Earl managed to be one of the few survivors aboard the battleship Arizona. After five more years in the service, Earl and his wife moved first to Phoenix then Chicago to build what was to be a very fruitful career in network radio. As the host of his own daily commentary program on WGN, Earl Nightingale arranged a deal that also gave him a commission on his own advertising sales. By 1957, he was so successful, he decided to retire at the age of 35. In the meantime, Earl had bought his own insurance company and had spent many hours motivating its sales force to greater accomplishments. When he decided to go on vacation for an extended period of time, his sales manager begged him to put his inspirational words on record. The result later became the recording entitled The Strangest Secret, the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Earl Nightingale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000979/bk_ntgl_000979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.