Description : A must-have guide of professional development resources for library staff at every phase of their career—from those just entering the field, to paraprofessionals building a career trajectory, to seasoned librarians looking to explore additional career options. • A career lifecycle approach to building a career in the library and information sciences field • Practical guidance and resources for every stage of a career • Resource annotations detail the importance of a particular source • A comprehensive list of resources for further reading
Description : Based in part on a selection of the author's past blog postings, Information Professionals' Career Confidential is a convenient, browsable, and illuminating pocket compendium of insights on topics relevant for information and knowledge professionals at any stage of their careers. This book collects comments on matters of interest to new and experienced information professionals alike in 1-2 minute “quick takes, inviting further thought. Topics range from the value of knowledge management and effective communication in organizations to assessing employers’ perception of information professionals and how best to increase one’s value through professional organizations and volunteering. This unique resource will be illuminating for anyone in library and information science, career development, or knowledge and information management. Raises questions – in a lively and concise manner – relevant for information professionals Offers readers the opportunity to read entries one at a time for reflection, or to read the entire book and then go back to certain entries to consolidate the meaning Presents ideas and concepts from thoughtful perspectives in a style designed to make professionals and students reflect on their own careers
Description : In the first 60 seconds, interviewers can decide whether you will be moved to the top of the list... or dropped from consideration! In today's crowded job market, The First 60 Seconds is an innovative book that shows job seekers how best to impress in that crucial first minute and gives strategies to constantly differentiate themselves from the competition. From preparing a credentials package to connecting with the interviewer, candidates will learn how to set themselves apart every time--especially essential with a 5% national unemployment rate. Author Dan Burns has provided consulting and employee placement services to Fortune 500 companies for the past fourteen years. He'll show you how to tackle: The 60 Days before the Interview The Next 60 Minutes (after the First 60 Seconds) The Close and the Follow-Up The 60-Month Career Plan Whether you're a new job-seeker or out on the market after years of steady employment, The First 60 Seconds gives you the best tools to win your next great career opportunity.
Description : This sourcebook provides complete, up-to-date coverage of all aspects of performance management -- communication, coaching, measuring, rating, reviewing, and developing. It is a collection of articles from today's most authoritative sources which have been pre-selected and organized by experts to make it easy for you to get the best information on current trends in the field. This is an invaluable resource for those who are designing, managing, and evaluating performance management systems. It links performance management to strategy, and discusses it as an organizational culture change mechanism. The articles and other resources have been carefully selected to emphasize application, which makes this a practical "how to" sourcebook on all aspects of performance. Also included are ready-to-use, fully reproducible handouts, questionnaires, transparency masters, and other materials to use in presentations and training.