The Job

The Job


  • Release: 2018
  • Publisher: Broadway Business
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 406 page
  • ISBN: 9780451497253
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"In a brilliant but sobering work of journalism, Ellen Ruppel Shell takes a hard look at the forces that are reshaping the nature of work in America, overturning the often espoused mythology that retraining workers in software, engineering, and the sciences is the key to job security and career success, and achieving the middle-class dream in the future. In a wide-ranging narrative that takes us from a downsized marketing executive in Massachusetts, to a father of three in Appalachia finding purpose and meaning working in a convenience store chain, to an unemployed autoworker retraining in "advanced manufacturing," Shell reveals how work is essential to our flourishing and pyschological well-being--and how so many of the avenues to well-paid and meaningful work will be challenged in the years ahead. The future of work is not being faced openly. We live in a world where the rewards of employment are concentrated in the hands of the few. Today, the top 10 percent of wage earners in the U.S. bring home 9 times the income of the other 90 percent, and the top .01 percent earn 184 times as much. The economic gap between the few and the many is so vast, Shell says, that we might as well be members of a different species. Moreover, since the 1970s, real wages for most of us have stagnated, and with it our purchasing power. Half of all Americans earn less than $30,000 a year. And the paths to landing those good-paying jobs that secure our financial future are disappearing in the wake of automation and the rise of AI"--

Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs


  • Release: 2019-05-07
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9781501143335
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From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

Great on the Job

Great on the Job


  • Release: 2011-05-10
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 1429923806
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A much-needed "people skills" primer and master class in all facets of workplace communication Do you know how to ask for help at work without sounding dumb? Do you know how to get valuable and useful feedback from your colleagues? Have you mastered your professional elevator pitch so that every time you meet someone, they remember and are impressed by you? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you need Great on the Job. In 2008, Jodi Glickman launched Great on the Job, a communications consulting firm whose distinguished client list includes Harvard Business School, Wharton, The Stern School of Business, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup. Now, Glickman's three-step training program is available in book form for the first time. With case studies, micro strategies, and example language, readers will learn communication skills that can be practiced and implemented immediately. In today's economy, it's not typically the smartest, hardest working or most technically savvy who succeed. Instead, the ability to communicate well is often the most important precursor to success in the workplace. So whether you're a star performer or a struggling novice, Great on the Job will give you the building blocks you need for every conversation you'll have at work.

Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services

Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 205 page
  • ISBN: 0763733741
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Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services is a practical guide for those who want to work in the recreation and leisure services field. This book simplifies the process of securing a job or internship by explaining every step from both an employers and applicants point of view. Based on years of experience in hiring, this text offers honest advice on the best job search practices.

Improving On the Job Training

Improving On the Job Training


  • Release: 2004-03-22
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 0787973734
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This second edition of the best-selling book, ImprovingOn-The-Job Training, provides professional trainers, HRmanagers, and line managers with a hands-on resource for installinga low-cost, low tech approach to planned on-the-job trainingprogram that will improve real-time work performance throughout anentire organization. A comprehensive volume, ImprovingOn-The-Job Training Offers guidelines for establishing an OJT program. Outlines the key management issues that should be addressedwhen starting up a program. Describes effective methods of training the trainers andlearners. Shows how to identify the need for plannedon-the-job-training. Explains how to analyze work, worker, and workplace OJT. Offers vital information for preparing and presentingon-the-job training. Illustrates how to evaluate results of OJT. Describes aids to planned on-the-job training. Includes six valuable lessons about planned OJT programs.