Women make up the majority of university graduates. They enter the workplace in equal numbers with men. But many workplaces still operate with cultures developed over a century ago to reflect a predominantly male workforce and vastly differing social expectations. So all too often as women become
parents they are forced to fix things in the only way they can - by downgrading their job expectations or dropping out of the corporate world.Anna Meller believes it’s high time we #Upcycled our jobs and careers to fit today's lifestyles and meet women's changed expectations. Her PROPEL model
offers ambitious working mothers new possibilities for progressing their corporate careers. In this book, Anna leads you through an evidence-based six step process that supports you in finding the balance you need. Practical exercises enable you to craft a working arrangement that meets
your employer’s expectations as well as your own aspirations, and to develop the key skills you need to maintain it.
Have you always wanted to consistently make powerful and effective sales presentations; able to influence buyers and decision makers positively and continually win business from clients? They say that presenting is the second thing people fear most (after spiders). Amazingly death is seventh on the
list! So taking these facts logically - most people would prefer to die rather than stand up and make a presentation! Everyone gets nervous before a presentation. The secret is what to do with those nerves to help you, support you and drive you to make the right impact on your audience. Whether you
are presenting to colleagues at work, your immediate line manager, the board, an important client or customer, informal personal presentations or your wedding speech, you can apply any number of the techniques that are listed in this book. This unique book will provide you with a wealth of hints,
tips and techniques that I know work. Steve Torjussen has been training and coaching sales people on how to improve their presentations for some 16 years, and has seen dramatic improvements in a very short time when they apply these principles.
What's going on with the world of work? Will my job exist in five years' time? What's 'disruption' all about, and what does it mean for me? Jobs don't look like they used to. In this age of innovation, staying in control of your work life can feel overwhelmingly challenging.
So what does it take to have - and be in control of - a successful and fulfilling career? Career Fear (and how to beat it) will help you answer this question for yourself.In this practical and reassuring book, you'll explore the perspective, mindset and uniquely human skills you need for a resilient
and thriving career - without the fear.
From understanding how the world of work is changing, to self-reflection and developing your critical thinking; author Somi Arian guides you through everything you need to be ready for an exciting and varied journey through life and work.
Packed with clear, useful examples and inspiring case studies, Career Fear (and how to beat it) helps you beat that career fear and prepare to succeed - no matter where your career takes you.
Considering career development in the current and future work landscape, this book explores a leading-edge framework for careers, drawing on design thinking to apply career planning to a wide range of individual contexts.
The book encompasses diverse stakeholders at various stages of the career process, including career seekers, employers, trainers and educators to demonstrate the creation and flow of value for effective careers in a fast-moving and dynamically altering labour market.
Using a design thinking framework, Ann M. Brewer presents compelling evidence of the need for career strategising to assist all workers in achieving their career aspirations and goals. This hands-on approach addresses the emotional and cognitive investment of career thinking and planning from an
early career stage to a late career stage perspective, while the key emphasis on prototyping provides an opportunity to change the way careers are created.
This far-reaching, well-rounded, highly creative, solutions-oriented framework is a useful resource for professionals and students considering future career progression within any work context, and researchers of employability, career management and career thinking.
A large number of people are deciding to leave the army, both in the UK and abroad. They often don't know what they are qualified to do, which transferable skills they have and how long it will take them to get a job.
If you are looking to leave the Army you need to do some long hard thinking in terms of what's important to you and what makes you tick, then apply specific career ideas to that.
Careers after the Armed Forces will guide you through this process, with tips on how to make a smooth and successful transition out of the forces, exercises to help you identify your ideal career, real life case studies and advice on CV preparation, interview techniques, working with recruitment
consultants and evaluating job offers.
Careers After the Armed Forces is written with a focus on people within the commissioned ranks as well as the middle to senior non-commissioned ranks but it is useful for anyone who is considering leaving the Armed Forces, helping you to answer fundamental questions and get the right job.
Are you looking to cut through the crowd of graduate job-seekers? To craft your edge in the saturated job market? Then you need the BE-EDGE Method. The BE-EDGE Method provides a step-by-step guide that connects job seekers to target employers through a process of case consulting. It
creates an opportunity for the new or established professional to carve out their own space in an industry of choice, by establishing a relationship of trust with and proving their value to an industry insider. The method shows readers how to:
Elucidate their professional CORE, strategically identifying a space in the market that will best fit their multidimensional profile and selecting a case to work on;
Develop TRUST with an industry insider on the basis of deep understanding and storytelling--as an industry researcher, company biographer, and case writer;
Generate VALUE for a company by making a concrete contribution and offering action-based solutions in the form of a consulting case report; and
Excite insiders with the candidate's fit for a company and their potential to add value in the industry.
These steps allow the BE-EDGE Method to help young graduates to enhance their employability, as well as helping life-long learners to redefine and craft their own space in the market when looking to change careers. Including testimonials from students of this method, this book is unmissable for
anyone looking to create their own space in industry.
Founded After Forty by small business expert Glenda Shawley takes you step by step from discovering your 'why' and vision to launching your business and keeping the momentum going. It covers finding the right business model and business fundamentals as well as practical considerations such as making
the time for running a business. Part 2 looks at the mechanics of starting up: legal considerations, identifying the target market, choosing the right route to market, developing the brand, making a profit, and mapping the customer journey. Part 3 gets you started with marketing, staffing, managing
the business and the launch and beyond.The guidance in the book is supplemented with examples from existing business owners who didn’t always get it right first time. Each chapter finished with topics to think about as well as key actions that need to be taken.There is an accompanying
downloadable workbook which builds on the key activities in the book to help you create your own unique business plan.
Whether you are entering or re-entering the current job market, it can be a daunting prospect filled with self-doubt, a lack of knowledge and confusion. Great Answers to Tough Career Dilemmas helps you to overcome these setbacks by finding out which jobs you are suited for and providing information
on how to get there.
Beginning with a startling insight into the current job market with emerging trends and new opportunities, such as working for the super-rich and media technology, it provides a complete aptitude test and analyses to give you a clear picture of which jobs you would excel at.
It then provides 900 career solutions along with routes to study, links to resources and potential employers. Along with real life case studies of successful career changers from all over the world, Great Answers to Tough Career Dilemmas provides advice, encouragement and inspiration to help you
make the brave decision to follow your dream career.
Developing talent is at the heart of any successful business, but in an age of changing technology and social needs, how can you best adapt to a new world and develop the talent your company needs?
Harnessing Change to Develop Talent and Beat the Competition explores how organizations can formulate effective corporate level and business level strategies to achieve competitive advantage, earn above average profits, build and retain talent, and sustain financial strength. Fitting into the gaps
left by existing books, expert authors James and Lori Spina explore the ideas and actions business can take to meet local needs.
For executives making strategic business decisions, and for practitioners and researchers across the business industry, this exciting new guide helps people striving to obtain new levels of responsibility within an organization, reinvigorate existing processes, and implementing a new strategic
Failure informs more generously and reliably than success. Failure is the best indicator of what’s working and what’s not in any complex system or enterprise. All failures will inevitably reveal latent defects and/or failure modes that are invariably buried within the people, processes,
materials, design, manufacturing, and management that comprise the complex system.
In this new framework from former NASA aerospace professionals, Newman and Wander employ a unique system failure case study (SFCS) paradigm, originally developed to stimulate systems thinking and lessons learning at NASA, that combines storytelling and systems engineering designed to enhance
The authors employ the SFCS approach to explore a vast array of failure events in multiple sectors of transportation, industry, aerospace, construction, and critical infrastructure.
They provide an Integrated Analysis seeking trends, patterns, and universally applicable insights that readers can use to recognize areas of potential vulnerability within their own activities.
The authors then identify specific actions within the span of control of enterprise leaders, project managers, process owners and operators which can be implemented to manage risk in high consequence, high risk activities.