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Hiring for Attitude

Hiring for Attitude

Build a high-performance workforce by abandoning skills-based hiring practices and focusing on employee attitude. Hiring for Attitude offers a groundbreaking approach to recruiting, assessing, and selecting people with both tremendous skills but, more importantly, an attitude that aligns with the organization’s culture.

The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto

First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals, classrooms, and in the Job Search Management program of SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com! By ensuring the right things get done, the right order, consistently, excellence will follow.

The Ideal Team Player

The Ideal Team Player

In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player.

One Question

One Question

If you could sit down with the people you most admire and ask just one question, what would you ask? One Question invites you to peer over the shoulder of a master interviewer with access to today’s best and brightest as he delivers carefully crafted questions and collects answers guaranteed to surprise, challenge, and inspire.

Actionable Gamification

Actionable Gamification

Gamification Pioneer Yu-kai Chou takes readers on a journey to learn his sixteen years of obsessive research in creating the Octalysis Framework, and how to apply it to help make your job search fun instead of a chore. When it’s fun, the process gets easier and your results get better. Click the image to learn more.

The First 60 Seconds

The First 60 Seconds

In the first 60 seconds, interviewers can decide whether you will be moved to the top of the list, or dropped from consideration! In a 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.

Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits

The former Google executive, editorial director of Twitter and self-described introvert offers networking advice for anyone who has ever cancelled a coffee date due to social anxiety—about how to nurture a vibrant circle of reliable contacts without leaving your comfort zone.

What Color Is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute?

The Parachute series has been a staple of business strategy and career change for many, many years. We were very proud to call Richard Bolles of friend of Job Talk. Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10 million copies sold, What Color is Your Parachute? has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests and land a job–even in hard times.

Knock’Em Dead

Knock’Em Dead

This is one of the most thorough job search resources available, top to bottom. This is an updated version of the 2011 edition in which Martin reached out to a select group of career search experts, myself included, and featured our best job search strategies collaboratively. I feel that was an especially smart approach, and gave his Ultimate Job Search Guide series of Knock’em Dead books an edge over all the others.

The 2-Hour Job Search

The 2-Hour Job Search

2-Hour Job Search, Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster by Steve Dalton A job-search manual that gives career seekers a systematic, tech-savvy formula to efficiently and effectively target potential employers and secure the essential first interview. A job-search manual that…

Drive

Drive

Drive, The Surprising Truth About Motivating Ourselves by Daniel H. Pink Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach, but that’s a mistake. The secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at…

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings…

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

Scrum

Scrum

If you’ve ever been startled by how fast the world is changing, Scrum is one of the reasons why. Productivity gains of as much as 1200% have been recorded, and there’s no more lucid – or compelling – explainer of Scrum and its bright promise than Jeff Sutherland, the man who put together the first Scrum team more than twenty years ago.