This Is How to Get Your Next Job
11 May 2013, 13:03
2013 | EPUB | 521.76KB
Even in a bad economy, companies have job openings they can't fill. Considering the millions of people who are out of work or unhappily employed, how can that be? What are job seekers doing to turn off employers? And what is it that employers want but aren't finding? Leading career expert and syndicated columnist Andrea Kay asked employers one simple question: Why didn't you hire the last ten people you interviewed? What it came down to, every time, wasn't a matter of skills or experience, but how applicants seemed based on what they said or did. From lack of preparation, to pushiness, to a subtly defensive attitude, it's the simple behaviors prospective employees exhibit before, during, and after interviews that stand between them and job offers.
Based on candid insights from real-life employers, and featuring a foreword by Richard Nelson Bolles, bestselling author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, this book helps job hunters take control of how they come across to the people in charge of hiring. From "20 Things You Should Never Do" to a "Would You Hire You?" test, "This Is How to Get Your Next Job" helps readers show hiring managers who they are and why they're the perfect fit for the job they seek.
Plan Your Prosperity
11 May 2013, 12:54
2012 | EPUB | 2.45MB
Whether you’re in retirement, just getting ready to retire, or 5, 10, or 40 years out, this book can help you invest smarter your whole life and yes, plan better for retirement.
Harmful mythology abounds about retirement investing. Many retirees or soon-to-be retirees have heard a plethora of advice. Take 100 (or 120) and subtract your age to get your equity allocation, put the rest in bonds or cash. Buy only bonds. Buy only high dividend stocks. Or some combination! Buy equity-indexed annuities or some “guaranteed” income product. All examples of a potentially harmful myth many folks believe to be smart, strategic moves.
Investors believe preparing for retirement requires a radically different set of tools or a dizzying array of products. Navigating the world of retirement products and services can be a full-time job. But investing for retirement is, in practice, not much (if at all) different from investing. In Your Retirement Plan, Ken Fisher will give readers a workable strategy to either develop their own retirement investing plan or work more successfully with a professional to increase the likelihood of achieving long-term goals while avoiding common pitfalls. The book will include easy-to-follow steps like
- How to think, correctly, about investing time horizon.
- How to better figure how much income you need
- How to determine if a portfolio can provide that income
- How to figure how much to save each year to achieve retirement goals
- What pitfalls to avoid
- And more. . .
In this retirement planning book that's not just for retirees, Fisher will hand readers the tools and confidence they need to better plan for the future.
20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now
11 May 2013, 12:53
2010 | EPUB | 20.98MB
Inside are twenty major financial decisions which could profoundly impact your lifestyle over the next forty years. For many retirees, these decisions come as a surprise and must be made hastily without proper consultation. But by reading the expert, commission-free advice in this book, you'll learn how to manage your assets and prepare for the best possible retirement.
- Do I have enough money to retire now?
- How will I cover my medical expenses during retirement?
- When should I begin taking Social Security?
- How much should I invest in stocks, bonds, and cash?
- What criteria should I use to identify the best investments?
- Should I cancel my life insurance policy?
- Should I pay off my mortgage at retirement?
Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers
09 May 2013, 14:31
2013 | EPUB | 3.05MB
Turn constant complainers into productive contributors.
Constant complainers take up resources, time, and mental bandwidth in the workplace. When you change a culture of complainers to one of contributors, you boost morale, increase productivity, and promote effective communication. In short, you get more done with less drama. In Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers, workplace communication expert Linda Swindling shares her expertise in negotiating tough situations in the workplace. Discover how to influence others to accomplish your purpose. Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers uses scenarios, engaging questions, and survey results to provide strategies that can be implemented immediately.
- Shows how to identify complainers and time drainers
- Provides forms to help prepare for discussions, suggested language to show up powerfully, and encouragement to apply strategies
- Offers concrete phrases and tactics to refocus a complainer and end unproductive conversations
Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers is research-driven and focused on how to identify as well as manage conversations with "venters," complainers, whiners, and energy drainers. With these guidelines for communication, you'll see powerful results, improved relationships, and increased confidence.
09 May 2013, 05:09
2012 | EPUB | 3.7MB
A simple four-step process for delivering winning presentations
Mastering Presentations explains how entrepreneurs and small business owners can use guest speaking opportunities to generate rapport with audiences in order to foster business relationships with these audiences. The book provides a simple four-step process for giving presentations that helps eliminate the butterflies and increase self-confidence. It offers tips such as the 10 speaking venues that can generate more clients and credibility, an easy way to improve your memory that will help you present more confidently, a simple, but powerful process to design your presentation in 15-minutes (or less), and more.
- Explains how and why speaking to groups is a quick and easy way to generate positive, word-of-mouth advertising for your company
- Lists PowerPoint mistakes that will kill your chances of success and how to avoid them
- Offers tips on how to lead fearless question and answer sessions
The energy and enthusiasm of a great presentation is contagious, and public speaking is a great way to channel this energy and generate a loyal following.
397 Ways To Save Money
08 May 2013, 04:54
2009 | EPUB | 1.94MB
Families are always looking for simple and effective ways to stretch their household budgets. In tight times, finding extra dollars in unexpected places is even more important. Packed with ideas, information, tips and tricks that range from longterm savings to instant cash in your pocket, 397 Ways to Save Money makes budgeted living easy -- and even fun.
Written by an average Canadian whose frugal ways have saved her thousands, this accessible guide offers saving savvy that you don’t need to be a financial planner to understand. By looking in every corner of every room in your house, from the kitchen to the closet, and by considering the needs of every member of your family, from your toddler to your dog, 397 Ways to Save Money will help you find thousands of dollars in savings.
3 Quick Ways to Save
- Raise your homeowner insurance deductibles from $250 to $500 -- you’ll save up to 15 percent on your premiums immediately and more in the long run because making fewer small claims helps keep your premiums from increasing.
- Brush your dog’s teeth -- it sounds like a silly task, but dental cleanings at the vet can cost between $200 and $500. Pick up a toothbrush and toothpaste at your pet store, and brush up those savings.
- Watch those drinks! Eating out with the family is much cheaper if everyone orders water. Adding three or four chocolate milks or Cokes to the bill can easily boost the cost by $10. Forgo your beer or glass of wine and save even more.
The Only Budgeting Book You'll Ever Need
07 May 2013, 17:59
2012 | EPUB | 2.86MB
Everyone wants a simple and practical way to manage their money, but with countless financial planners, budgeting articles, and websites available, it's not always easy to figure out where to start. Filled with only the most essential information on budgeting, this book shows you how to build a financial plan that not only meets your needs, but helps you stay on track.
From prioritizing goals and listing expenses to saving regularly and planning for future finances, this book guides you through all the important steps of budgeting with realistic advice. You'll be able to create a visual portrait of your finances as well as learn how to manage your spending, stay out of debt, and build for the future. This book also includes a resource guide for free and up-to-date web tools that make the process as easy and comprehensive as possible.
With The Only Budgeting Book You'll Ever Need, you will finally be able to find peace of mind knowing that you can create a realistic budget that works for your financial situation and goals.
The Everything Couponing Book
07 May 2013, 17:57
2012 | EPUB | 2.09MB
Want to save money on the items you buy every week? Want to learn how to find deals without spending hours looking for them? Want to leave a store with money in your pocket? Then it's time to start couponing!
Saving the most cash isn't just about clipping those paper coupons from your weekly newspaper. Today, the couponing world is expanding, with endless options like rewards cards, online coupons, loyalty programs, and group deals. But what should you choose to make the most impact on your budget? That's where The Everything Couponing Book comes in!
This book--the most comprehensive of its kind--teaches you how to find incredible deals and stretch your purchasing power with a combination of coupons, rebates, rewards points, and in-store sales. And you'll learn how to create your own game plan, depending on how much time you have to devote to couponing. Inside, you'll find money-saving information on:
- How to read and interpret coupon fine print
- Organizing a couponing system and locating the best deals
- How to reduce the amount of time you spend looking for coupons and deals
- Saving big on entertainment, travel, and dining
- 100 budget-friendly recipes that maximize each grocery dollar
With a focus on the rise of online and social media deals, The Everything Couponing Book is the most comprehensive couponing resource available. You'll never pay retail again!
Cheaper, Better, Faster
07 May 2013, 15:10
2013 | EPUB | 1.27MB
What if there were one book that could help you do nearly everything in life cheaper, better, and faster? Show you how to remove hairspray baked onto a curling iron. How to make white shoes look like new. How to make gourmet coffee without the gourmet price. How to keep your cat out of your houseplants. And hundreds of other things.
Cheaper, Better, Faster is all the best advice you've ever heard, collected into one handy volume. Every tip is short, to the point, and helps you make the most of your money and your time, making everyday life less hectic and more enjoyable.
Essential Business Finance
06 May 2013, 14:18
2008 | EPUB | 1.16MB
This accessible, practical guide will help you through the financial maze of starting up a business, growing it, and even eventually selling it. Expert author Paul Barrow highlights key issues by using case studies of businesses in various fields - both successes and failures - as each grows and takes on different forms of finance. A hands-on guide that does not make assumptions about prior knowledge, "Essential Business Finance" is suitable for the average business owner.
Topics covered include: raising start-up finance and early funding, arranging growth finance (both equity and debt), raising money through public offerings, finding, negotiating, buying and funding acquisitions, selling the business.
By dealing with both theory and reality and using checklists and pre-prepared documents, it shows you what steps to take to successfully grow, fund, acquire and sell your business.