When you´re in the second half of life, everything looks different, and your career is no exception. Did you miss the path to a really satisfying career? Is it too late to change? And what do you do about money in the meantime? The world is changing fast. Whole industries are being disrupted by technology, globalization is changing the boundaries of the workplace, and nobody´s sure what skills will be important tomorrow. If you´re in the second half of life, you´re experiencing your own shifts and upheavals, finding as we all do that things aren´t as we thought they would be when we hit our 40s and beyond. You need a strategy to figure out where to go from here. Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life provides that strategy. Career design expert Marc Miller helps you repurpose your old career, using the experience you´ve gained so far to make practical pivots into a new career. He teaches you to identify what you uniquely need for a happy work life in the long term. He gives specific advice on knowing yourself, building a tribe, networking strategically, using social media, and interviewing successfully. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103143/bk_acx0_103143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re a Baby Boomer, is it too late to change careers? Many Baby Boomers either can´t retire or don´t want to, but they want a change. Maybe a career they´ve always dreamed of or just something more fulfilling. Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers shows that change is possible. It requires a strategy and a series of practical steps including: Study yourself to understand your core needs in a way you probably never did with your first career. Like what kinds of rewards do you prefer? What kind of boss do you work best with? How much physical activity do you need? How do you like to make decisions? What are your needs not only for money but for time and freedom? Strategically network with people in the field you´re interested in to find out what the job is really like . Develop a statement about what kind of job you´re looking that covers all your core needs. Build a tribe of people who can help you make your transition, including introducing you to others connected in the field. Work on your skill set including using LinkedIn and other social media effectively. Negotiate for what you want, beginning with items that have more to do with your quality of life than money. Repurpose Your Career not only gives practical, step-by-step advice for how to make a successful transition, but deals with the challenging issues of having to ask for help from others and having to become the novice again after years of working to become an expert. If you´re looking to find a career that meets your needs and you can grow into for the next 20 years, this audiobook is the roadmap you´re looking for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Jo Bischof. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031888/bk_acx0_031888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Geared toward women who are considering getting into tech, or those already in a tech job who want to take their career to the next level, this book combines practical career advice and inspiring personal stories from successful female tech professionals Brianna Wu (founder, Giant Spacekat), Angie Chang (founder, Women 2.0), Keren Elazari (TED speaker and cybersecurity expert), Katie Cunningham (Python educator and developer), Miah Johnson (senior systems administrator), Kristin Toth Smith (tech executive and inventor), and Kamilah Taylor (mobile and social developer). Written by a female startup CEO and featuring a host of other successful contributors, this book will help dismantle the unconscious social bias against women in the tech industry. Listeners will learn: The secrets of salary negotiation The best format for tech resumes How to ace a tech interview The perks of both contracting (W-9) and salaried full-time work The secrets of mentorship How to start your own company And much more PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tarah Wheeler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026818/bk_adbl_026818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A straight-shooting Silicon Valley executive reveals insider career strategies to becoming a great leader, developing your network, succeeding without wasting time, and managing trade-offs between your work and life so your life works. Patty Azzarello became the youngest general manager at Hewlett-Packard at age 33, ran a $1 billion software business at 35, and became a CEO at 38 - all without turning into a self-centered, miserable jerk. In Rise, Azzarello shares the insider secrets to advancing your career (while having a life) in three practical steps: Do better: Set ruthless priorities, and work and lead more strategically to deal with frustrating obstacles. Look better: Build your credibility with the people who can help (or blacklist) you. Connect better: Develop your network without being political. Get on ´´the list´´ of people who get the best opportunities. Whether you are just starting up the corporate ladder, stuck midcareer, transitioning, or eyeing the corner office, Rise shows you the difference between getting ahead and just working hard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patty Azzarello. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097626/bk_acx0_097626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For many women in their 20s and 30s, the greatest professional hurdle they´ll need to overcome has little to do with their work life. The most focused, confident, and ambitious women can find themselves derailed by a tiny little thing: a new baby. While more workplaces are espousing family-friendly cultures, women are still subject to a ´´parenting penalty´´, and high-profile conflicts between parenting and the workplace are all over the news, from the controversy over companies covering the costs of egg freezing to the debate over parental leave and child care inspired by Mark Zuckerberg´s two-month paternity leave. Here´s the Plan. offers an inventive and inspiring road map for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Author Allyson Downey - founder of weeSpring, the ´´Yelp for baby products´´, and mother of two young children - advises listeners on all practical aspects of ladder climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. In the style of #GIRLBOSS or Nice Girls Don´t Get the Corner Office, Here´s the Plan. is the definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danielle Fornes Quinlan, Allyson Downey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028356/bk_adbl_028356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Virginia Jacko´s extraordinary odyssey begins at Purdue University, where she is diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa while serving as a highly successful senior financial executive. As the darkness grew around her, she realized that she would slowly, but surely, go completely blind. Refusing to retreat to bemoan her fate, Virginia starts over as a vocational rehabilitation client at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Within four years, she rises from Lighthouse student to its president and CEO. Her story teaches powerful lessons about taking action in the face of fear, acting on opportunities, and embracing change no matter what the naysayers might tell you. The Blind Visionary is about discovering your unique mission and living it fully and passionately - no matter how daunting the challenges that may stand in your way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Eadie, Kaye Sue Nagle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000350/bk_bigh_000350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Successful selling is much more than qualifying prospects and making calls. If you´re planning on entering the exciting field of sales, The Everything Guide to Being a Sales Rep is your unique career audio, with constant ´´keep positive´´ reminders and practical applications throughout. The Everything Guide to Being a Sales Rep teaches you the proven five-prong approach to selling:1. Identifying and following the roadmap to sales success.2. Understanding the psychology and motivation of sales.3. Clarifying goals, prospects, and customer relationships.4. Making time to sell, market, and follow up on products and services.5. Keeping a positive attitude.With The Everything Guide to Being a Sales Rep, you´ll learn how to use two of your most valuable assets-time and energy-to create an extraordinarily dynamic and profitable selling career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Plastina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000399/bk_oasi_000399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is your career adrift? God is waiting to discuss it with you. God said ´´Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life.´´ (Isaiah 55:3a NLT) God works with anyone who comes to Him with their ears wide open and builds their career on what He says. Change Business Career with God is a book for people who can´t seem to stop drifting. Years of making quick fixes haven´t worked. Secular, self-serving approaches to your career have left you despondent. You have nearly lost hope of ever find a meaningful career and are looking for a deeper reality. Change Business Career with God will help anyone who wants to work in a business that belongs to someone else or build a business of their own. This book contains 40 daily exercises. The first part of the book will help you ask God specific questions about your career. As you listen to what He says, a picture of your future emerges. The next part of the book helps you change beliefs that keep you drifting. Fear, anxiety, money, temptation, and pleasure can keep you rushing around in circles. In the final 14 days of the book, God´s Word is converted into products and services. The products and services that you seek need to be sustainable and in line with your unique gifts. Then you knock on doors to change the world in your new career. This book is not just a spiritual journey. Michael Dean Thomas BComm Hons CA(SA) CFA has experience in investment banks, a Big 4 audit firm, and in a startup. He has worked in London, Singapore, and South Africa. In this book, he integrates what God says with practical advice for changing career. Working with God is the only long-term solution to a career that means anything. You won´t worry whether there is something else you should be doing. You won´t spend time comparing yourself to peers. God´s goal is not to merely help you get better at working in the secular way, but to change every part o... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Dean Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091730/bk_acx0_091730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Feeling trapped in a job you don´t like? Discover how to transition into a new career with findings from people who´ve done it. Working long hours, with no satisfaction? Want to start your own business, but not sure you can? Changing careers or setting up your own business isn´t easy. Let experienced career coach Sarah O´Flaherty show you how others have made the transition. Sarah O´Flaherty has a successful business assisting people to improve their job/life satisfaction and to work through career transitions. After a successful 20-year career in advertising, Sarah is now training to become a clinical psychologist. Using her own experience and interviews with others who have made major changes or established their own businesses, Sarah has created nine landmark questions to get you through a career change in one piece. By answering these questions, you´ll ensure a transition with minimal stress, while maintaining your relationships, your home, and your sanity. Listening to Ready for a Career Change? you´ll discover: How to break down the barriers we face when changing jobs so you can make the best decision for you. How others have changed careers and the key things they learned so you can save time and benefit from their experiences. The important questions to consider in a career change so you don´t waste your time and energy on something that´s not right for you. The benefits of a career change, such as increased energy and job satisfaction. And much, much more! Ready for a Career Change? is packed with straightforward, honest, and practical advice that can be your wake-up call to the life that awaits you in a new career. If you like easy listeners that tell it to you straight, then you´ll love having Sarah on your team. Buy Ready for a Career Change? to help you make the move to an exciting new life today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mindy Newell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116317/bk_acx0_116317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the world of professional service, relationships are the new field of advantage, one that offers longer-lasting success in business and quality in life. Professional life presents tremendous challenges, not just in the context of the skills and intelligence we are expected to apply, but more importantly in the context of the relationships that arise in the course of our daily work. These relationships determine our sense of self-worth, our well-being, and the success of the business in which we operate. This book explores relationships from the perspective of a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience working in firms of varying sizes, from provincial to city to international, and of building his own firm, providing valuable and practical insights. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Rouse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071947/bk_acx0_071947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.