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  • Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit

    • Author: undefined
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Price: $24.95

    Dear Booklover: P J O'Rourke said, 'Creative writing teachers should be purged until every last instructor who has uttered the words 'Write what you know' is confined to a labour camp ...The blind guy with the funny little harp who composed "The Iliad," how much combat do you think he saw? Like O'Rourke, William Faulkner had his own take on the Other Commandment for writers, the one that goes, 'Thou shalt not quit thy day job.' Faulkner, who won the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, had, twenty-five years before, worked at the post office in his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. Mister Faulkner was known to say, 'One of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours, is work. You can't eat eight hours a day, nor drink for eight hours a day, nor make love for eight hours.' He must have been determined to give something else (writing, we may assume, perhaps a glass of whisky on the side) a whirl when he tendered his resignation to the postmaster. 'I reckon I'll be at the beck and call of folks with money all my life', he said, 'but thank God I won't ever again have to be at the beck and call of every son of a bitch who's got two cents to buy a stamp. The authors in this book have tried their hands at some of the same jobs you have held, or still keep. They've worked on the railroad, busted rocks with a sledgehammer, fought fires, wiped tables, soldiered and carpentered and spied, delivered pizzas, lacquered boat paddles, counted heads for the church, sold underwear, and, yes, delivered the mail. They've driven garbage trucks. And, like William Faulkner, they have quit those day jobs. And like Faulkner they write. They tell good tales. If you wonder what work preceded their efforts to produce a great pile of books, if you would like to know how they made the transition to, as William Gay said, 'clocking in at the culture factory', then this is the book you have been waiting for' - Sonny Brewer, Editor, Fairhope, Alabama. List of Contributors: Barb Johnson; Brad Watson; Cassandra King; Clay Risen; Connie May Fowler; Daniel Wallace; George Singleton; Howard Bahr; Janis Owens; John Grisham; Joshilyn Jackson; Larry Brown; Matthew Teague; Michelle Richmond; Pat Conroy; Rick Bragg; Silas House; Steve Yarbrough.; Suzanne Hudson; Tim Gautreaux; Tom Franklin; William Gay; Winston Groom.. Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

  • Writer with a Day Job: Inspiration & Exercises to Help You Craft a Writing Life Alongside Your Career

    • Author: Aine Greaney
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: $16.99

    Balancing a full-time job and a productive writing life is no easy feat! This book offers writers advice, skill-building techniques, prompts, and exercises in every chapter, and strategies on how to get and keep writing while also working the 9 to 5 grind. Readers will discover tips and exercises for:

    1. Setting and protecting personal writing goals

    2. Creating a schedule that complements their stamina

    3. Getting creative at work ? without getting fired

    4. Finding inspiration in the most unlikely of spots and at the most impromptu of times

    5. Writing proficiently in multiple forms (long and short) so that they don't get bogged down writing one long project

    6. Becoming an active participant in writing communities so they have a solid support system at the ready

    7. Figuring out how (if at all) to share their writing life with co-workers, friends, and family members. Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

  • A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants

    • Author: Rueben P. Job
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: $18.00

    A best seller for more than a decade! This classic devotional and prayer book includes thematically arranged material for each week of the year as well as themes and schedules for 12 personal retreats. The authors have adopted the following daily format for this prayer book: daily invocations, readings, scripture, reflection, prayers, weekly hymns, benedictions and printed psalms. A deluxe gift edition is also available.. Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

  • How to Succeed in Your First Job: Tips for College Graduates

    • Author: Elwood F Holton
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: $12.95

    There is little emphasis, even in college business courses, on the crucial process of adjusting to modern corporate culture. This brief, handy book provides a crash course on the inner workings of organizations and the most effective ways for a new employee to earn acceptance and respect.
    . Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

  • How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job: An Invitation to Oblate Life (Voices from the Monastery)

    • Author: Brother Benet Tvedten
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: $14.95

    Dorothy Day was an oblate while she lived in the heart of New York City. So was the French poet, Paul Claudel. Kathleen Norris is an oblate, and so was Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in Europe to earn a Ph.D. What connects them all? There are at least ten thousand oblates in the United States today (no one knows for sure how many), and each of them is connected in meaningful ways to a monastery or abbey. Most oblates are ordinary lay people from various Christian traditions. They are linked together by common appreciation for the Rule of St. Benedict. Originally written for monks, the principles in the Rule may be applied by everyone else---and in today's hectic, changing world, being an oblate offers a rich spiritual connection to the stability and wisdom of monastic life. This essential guide explains how people who live and work in "the world" are still invited to balance work with prayer, cultivate interdependence with others, practice hospitality, and otherwise practice their spirituality like monks.
    . Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

  • Quit Your Job And Move To Key West : The Complete Guide

    • Author: Christopher Shultz
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: $9.95

    Tired of working? Sick of the Rat Race? Feel like leaving it all behind? Your are one step closer just by picking up this book. Quit Your Job And Move To Key West is your complete guide on how to do it by people who have made it happen.. Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

  • The Job Interview Phrase Book: The Things to Say to Get You the Job You Want

    • Author: Nancy Schuman
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: $10.95

    ?In today's marketplace it is critical that you stand out in a crowd.?
    ?Eric Winegardener, Vice President, Monster Worldwide

    In today?s tightening job market, the interview is a key stage. But too often in job interviews, candidates freeze and can?t find the words they need to make the best impression. Now this clear, concise guide shows the best way to answer all the essential questions, such as:

    • How do you get along with others at work? ?I value good support from my coworkers . . .?
    • Where do you expect to be in five years? ?Working for this company in a position of responsibility . . .?
    • What motivates you? ?I like working on a project all the way through, from conception to . . .?
    • How do you manage your time? ?I put aside the start of the day for major projects, and then . . .?
    • How do you solve a problem? ?I start by looking at all the possible causes . . .?
    Also included: A breakdown of phrases by industry, giving you a leg up in some of the best job markets in today?s economy. In a competitive market, interview skills are among the most important advantages job seekers can have. This book shows you how to hone those skills for success?one word at a time.. Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

  • Human Relations: Interpersonal Job-Oriented Skills (10th Edition)

    • Author: Andrew J. DuBrin
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: $112.00

    Accomplished author and national speaker, Andrew DuBrin brings his expertise of Human Relations and Business Psychology to this exciting tenth edition.  Focusing on today’s work environment, the book takes a two-pronged approach that improves interpersonal skills by first presenting basic concepts and then by featuring a heavy component of skill development and self-assessment.  KEY FEATURES: This edition features a new chapter on self-esteem, current research on emotional and social intelligence and fresh cases, exercises and skill builders that prepare students for today’s business environment.
    . Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

  • The Web 2.0 Job Finder: Winning Social Media Strategies to Get the Job You Want From Fortune 500 Hiring Pros

    • Author: Brenda Greene
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: $15.99

    Social networking sites are dramatically changing the way people stay connected. Not surprisingly, sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace, along with "tweets," blogs, and personal Web pages, are now key components of how job seekers discover exciting new opportunities and how companies find promising new employees.

    Networking is the single most effective tool for finding a job--and social networking makes the networking effort incredibly more powerful. The ability to create, develop and maintain a social network that boosts a career is one of the biggest challenges for the 21st-century job seeker.

    Based on the expertise of Fortune 500 hiring professionals and recruiters, The Web 2.0 Job Finder will show you:
    • How to create, develop, and maintain an online presence and brand.
    • How to adopt best practices for getting a job by writing skill-specific resumes, targeting jobs that match your skills and anticipating what a company needs.
    • How both companies and job seekers are staying ahead of the curve in a challenging job market, with special insights from top executives at Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google, and many other notable employers.
    • How to make your social network work for you and not against you (hint: avoid beer-swilling photos on Facebook).. Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

  • The Secret to Getting a Job after College: Marketing Tactics to Turn Degrees into Dollars

    • Author: Dr. Larry Chiagouris
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: $14.99

    The Secret to Getting a Job after College: Marketing Tactics to Turn Degrees into Dollars is an easy to follow guide for all majors to help you launch your career in any job market. In just four chapters, you will learn tips and tactics to attract the attention of an employer and win the competition with other candidates to get the job you want. Bonus Feature: Exclusive Online Content: *Gain access to exclusive content to a companion website *Includes references to many job search resources *Resume examples for a variety of majors *Links to useful websites Here are some of the topics that will be covered: Chapter 1: Finding Your Job: Identifying Your Best Opportunities *Summary of easy to find sources of information to focus your job search *Destroy the myth of what kind of job a college graduate should seek *Where to uncover the jobs most students fail to ever find *Create your personal brand Chapter 2: Getting the Interview: Creating Your Marketing Plan *Learn to create a cover letter that generates a call from an employer *See what makes a great resume that cannot be ignored *Find out how to get on top of an employer's lists of candidates *How to leverage the Internet faster and more effectively Chapter 3: Acing the Interview: Building a Relationship and Selling Yourself *Learn to prepare for any interview situation *Find out what market research you need to do before the interview *Learn the tricky questions that interviewers toss at you *Know which answers work and which answers fail Chapter 4: Getting the Offer: Closing the Sale *How to be sure your references will support you when the employer calls *Gain the knowledge to get an offer from an employer you will want to accept *Obtain tips on how to be well positioned for your next job after you start your first job. Great book for warehouse jobs seekers.

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