New Career & Business Collection Materials

Patent it yourself : your step-by-step guide to filing at the U.S. Patent Office / David Pressman and David E. Blau. cover
For over 30 years, Patent It Yourself has guided hundreds of thousands of inventors through the process of getting a patent, from start to finish. Patent attorneys David Pressman and David E. Blau provide the latest information, forms, and clear instructions to help you: conduct a patent search the right way, evaluate your idea's commercial potential, prepare a patent application, market and license your invention, etc. The 19th edition covers the latest implications of the first-to-file rules created by the America Invents Act.
Climbing the Hill : how to build a career in politics and make a difference / by Jaime R. Harrison and Amos Snead. cover
"Inspiring, nonpartisan insider's advice on how anyone can build a career in local, state, and national government, from two rising stars in Washington government and policy. Written by former staff members of Democratic and Republican House leadership teams who began their careers with modest backgrounds, this guide provides all the hard-won secrets and strategies needed to build a career in local politics and Congress, make a difference, and ascend from an internship to leadership. With practical tips on how to not only land a job but also create the foundation for a lasting and impactful career in public service, this guide will empower anyone who feels the urge to improve this country with meaningful work"-- Provided by publisher.
The four commitments of a winning team / Mark Eaton. cover
"Why do some organizations regularly outperform their competition? What’s the key to creating a united team that’s an unstoppable force in your market? The answer lies in eliminating internal competition, people knowing and doing their job, and protecting each other. As a starting center for the Utah Jazz for over 10 years, Mark Eaton experienced the transformation of his team from cellar dweller to one with an extraordinary 20 consecutive playoff appearances. In The Four Commitments of a Winning Team, Eaton shares the lessons he learned in his incredible journey from a 21-year-old auto mechanic to a record-breaking NBA All-Star, distilled into a simple but powerful plan of action. This book will help you whether you're a CEO, team leader, or individual inspire, strengthen, and motivate your team to outperform your competition and achieve record-breaking success." Publisher description.
Small business / by Eric Tyson and Jim Schell. cover
Small Business For Dummies has been a leading resource for starting and running a small business. Calling upon their six decades-plus of combined experience running small businesses, Eric Tyson and Jim Schell once again provide readers with their time-tested advice and the latest information on starting and growing a small business. This new edition covers all aspects of small business from the initial business plan to the everyday realities of financing, marketing, employing technology and management--and what it takes to achieve and maintain success in an ever-changing entrepreneurial landscape.
Increasing your influence at work : all-in-one / Shamash Alidina [and twelve others]. cover
Get ahead in the workplace by influencing others. Influence is a timeless topic for business leaders and others in positions of power, but the world has evolved to the point where everyone needs these skills. No matter your job, role, rank, or function, if you want to get things done you need to know how to influence up, down, across, and outside the organization. Increasing Your Influence at Work All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to contribute more fully to important decisions, resolve conflicts more easily, lead and manage more effectively, and much more. Plus, you'll discover how to develop the most important attributes necessary for influence--trustworthiness, reliability, and assertiveness--and find out how to move beyond. Includes easy-to-apply information for influencing managers, peers, and subordinates. Shows you how to build trust with your co-workers and cultivate reliability through consistency and being personal. Illustrates how influencing others in the office helps you enjoy a greater measure of control over your work life. Helps you advance your career more rapidly than others No matter who you are, where you work, or what your professional goals are, achieving more influence in the workplace is critical for success.
Why people don't believe you-- : building credibility from the inside out / Rob Jolles. cover
"For some of us, projecting confidence and credibility is second nature. For the rest of us, it seems like a foreign language we'll never learn - until now. Robert Jolles, bestselling author and expert speaker, preaches that what you say actually matters far less than how you say it--it's the tune, not the lyrics, that truly convinces people. Let's face it - there are some of us who are born with a natural ability to effortlessly communicate with others and be believed. Unfortunately, not everyone possesses this natural talent, and as a result struggle with the simple act of being believed. Frequently, this inability to get others to believe becomes a significant stumbling block affecting those we interact with, and the paths we choose in life. Expert author Rob Jolles has actively mentored and coached thousands who battle with long-term unemployment, and have a particularly acute problem with presenting themselves effectively. The problem, he says, is we rely far too heavily on our words to secure the belief of others, when in reality only seven percent of the emotional impact of our message comes from the words we use. The solution he offers here is building confidence through a series of process behaviors and techniques, and learning how to cope with fear, which can significantly impact how credible others perceive our message to be. Moving past the words, and applying acting and improv skills, along with improving pitch, pace, and tone, his programs have achieved astonishing results"-- Provided by publisher.
Post Office jobs : the ultimate 473 postal exam study guide and job finder / Dennis V. Damp. cover
The all-new seventh-edition of Post Office Jobs provides an overview of what jobs are available, including many that don't require written tests and how to apply for them. You will also find a comprehensive 473/473E study guide with helpful test-taking strategies that could dramatically improve many applicant's exam scores. Seven other sample postal exams are included in this new edition for maintenance, clerical, technician, and other major occupations. Most limit their job search to mail carrier and clerk positions and are unaware of the many other career opportunities that the postal service offers. Even with mail carriers and clerks making up over 50% of the workforce the postal service still employs hundreds of thousands in other occupations. They employ 30,000 building and equipment maintenance workers, 5,000 vehicle maintenance employees, thousands of motor vehicle operators, postal inspectors, accountants, administrative staff, human resource personnel, and professionals across a broad spectrum of fields. Post Office Jobs is the only post office career guide that includes a comprehensive 473/473E exam study guide, sample exam questions for 7 other careers, and job descriptions for the top 24 occupations. It provides guidance on how to explore alternative civil service occupations and includes a chapter on how to apply for postal inspector positions. Nancy Ledgerwood, our editor, worked for the postal service for 22 years. She provided an inside's perspective of their eCareer recruiting system and testing processes.
CDL commercial driver's license exam / Matt Mosher ; John Allen, contributing editor. cover
This complete CDL test prep package features the latest information on the testing and licensing requirements in all 50 states. Learn the facts about the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Rules, and Licensing, so you'll be well informed on the rules of the road.
Remaining relevant in your tech career : when change is the only constant / Robert Stackowiak. cover
Remain relevant in the face of constant change during your career in technology. This book shows you how to proactively plan in anticipation of future changes. Many people find technology careers enticing because of the number of job opportunities, the high compensation, or simply because of fascination with technology itself. Once in those careers, however, there are many challenges to remaining relevant and at one's peak in the face of constantly shifting competitive and technology landscapes. Incumbents face a constant stream of new skills to learn that are often already known by more recent graduates entering the market at lower compensation rates. There also are time-to-market challenges and the need to keep up with the introduction of automation. This book was written based on the author's experience gained over 40 years working with and in technology-related fields and companies. It provides practical guidance on remaining relevant as changes are expected to occur in technology at ever faster rates in coming decades. What you'll learn: Know what companies really want ; Realize the importance of alignment with company culture ; Understand the political landscape and how to use it to advantage ; Discover why creating, maintaining, and operating in a diverse environment is beneficial ; Master strategies for skills development ; Future-proof your career.
Home business tax deductions : keep what you earn / Stephen Fishman, J.D. cover
"For any home business, claiming all the tax deductions you are entitled to is essential to your business's financial success. Don't miss out on the many valuable deductions you can claim. Here, you'll find out how to deduct: start-up costs; home office expenses; vehicles and travel expenses; medical expenses under Obamacare, and retirement expenses."--Page [4] of cover.