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Employability Series

 About the Series

When you need to take control of your career, its not easy knowing where to start. In this crowded job market, the Employability Series will ensure that you have success by your side. Devised and written by a group of internationally bestselling authors and career experts, the Employability Series will help you on the way to your dream job.

You can fill the gaps in areas you're unsure about and develop new skills that will help you stand out. The Employability series will help you:

  • Define and build a desirable personal brand 
  • Create a compelling CV and cover letter 
  • Ace challenging IQ and aptitude tests 
  • Impress in interviews 
  • Outshine the competition 
  • Negotiate the best offer for you. 

And, most important, increase your chance of success.

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The Complete Guide to Professional Networking The Secrets of Online and Offline Success  (Aug 2014) by Simon Philips

If you build, grow and nurture your business networks, you will become known for your expertise and will be better placed to win the new client, business or job when it really matters. You can network successfully in person or online and The Complete Guide to Professional Networking shows you how to use both together for the most powerful results.The techniques and suggested strategies in this book are backed up by video interviews with some of the world's most successful networking experts.

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Ultimate Aptitude Tests Using Location Analysis for Research and Marketing (July 2015) by Jim Barrett

Measuring your competence as well as your potential for achievement, aptitude tests are increasingly used by organisations to select the best new staff for their teams as well as to develop those already employed. With them, businesses gain a greater level of certainty in their recruitment decisions and also use them to fast track potential leaders. 

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Ultimate IQ Tests 1000 Practice Test Questions to Boost Your Brainpower (Aug 2015) by Ken Russell, Phillip Carter

Ultimate IQ Tests is the biggest book of IQ practice tests available. Written and compiled by experts in IQ testing and brain puzzles it contains 1000 practice questions organized into 25 tests, with a simple guide to assessing individual performance. With a brand new test in this edition, designed to be more challenging than the others so you can track progress, this is the best one-stop resource to mind puzzles.

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Preparing the Perfect CV How to Make a Great Impression and Get the Job You Want (Nov 1999) by Rebecca Corfield

Careers expert Rebecca Corfield analyses the content and presentation of a well-prepared CV, helping you to impress the employer and get an interview. Complete with new online CV templates to get readers started and a comprehensive checklist of dos and don'ts, Preparing the Perfect CV is an indispensible guide that every job seeker should have.

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Preparing the Perfect Job Application Application Forms and Letters Made Easy (October 2009) by Rebecca Corfield

Application forms are designed to filter out unsuitable applicants and to ensure candidates for interview can be assessed objectively. How do you make sure that you pitch yourself properly and ensure your job application is more successful than those of others in the candidate pool? This book holds the answer.

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Ultimate Cover Letters The Definitive Guide to Job Search Letters and Follow-up Strategies (Aug 2015) by Martin John Yate

Ensuring innovation and a creative approach to new challenges is crucial in leadership success. Being able to communicate and share your ideas takes no less skill. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to learn key techniques and models to confidently make the right decisions.

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Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions (April 2014) by Martin John Yate

Full of examples of difficult questions that interviewers like to throw at you, Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions is suitable for anyone at any stage of their career, providing all the guidance needed to land that dream job. An indispensable guide that blows the competition away, no serious job-hunter can afford to ignore it.

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Readymade CVs Winning CVs and Cover Letters for Every Type of Job (April 2012) by Lynn Williams

This best-selling guide sets out the ground rules for preparing a CV by showing how to select which details go in and which stay out, how to lay out and present a CV and how to make a great first impression. It includes sample CVs for a wide variety of jobs: practical, creative, administrative, sales and marketing, technical and management, with online template CVs and covering letters ready for you to download and customise.

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Successful Interview Skills How to Prepare, Answer Tough Questions and Get Your Ideal Job (Aug 2009) by Rebecca Corfield

Everyone at some point in their life will have to attend an interview. Whether they are applying for a job, a promotion, a training programme or even a college course, the fact remains that a questioning process will occur and the need to create a good impression is essential.

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How to Write Effective Business English The Essential Toolkit for Composing Powerful Letters, Emails and More, for Today's Business Needs (Sept 2009) by Fiona Talbot

How to Write Effective Business English draws on the author's wealth of experience, using real-life international business scenarios to develop your skills and provide you with some answers that even your boss might not know. You will learn a system to help you quickly and easily write emails, letters, CVs and more.


Develop Your Assertiveness (March 2013) by Sue Bishop

Develop Your Assertiveness offers simple techniques that will help you become more aware of your strengths and weaknesses, so that you can learn how best to modify your behaviour in social and business interactions. Being more confident and learning how best to communicate with your colleagues will enable you to create win-win situations, thus improving your career prospects and enhancing your social life.

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Ultimate Job Search The Definitive Guide to Networking, Interviews and Follow-up Strategies (July 2015) by Lynn Williams

A 'one-stop shop' for all job hunters, Ultimate Job Search takes the stress out of job hunting and provides advice on every stage of the job hunting process, from preparing a powerful CV that will get you noticed; sample cover letters and emails that come across as genuine; making a great impression at interviews; to dealing with offers and rejections in a positive manner.

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The A-Z of Careers and Jobs (May 2015) by Susan Hodgson

The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is also a valuable reference for careers advisors working in schools, colleges and universities who need to keep track of new developments - new roles and routes of entry, professional associations and exams - to offer the very best guidance to today's jobhunters.


Ultimate Interview 100s of Great Interview Answers Tailored to Specific Jobs (2015) by Lynn Williams

In today's ultra competitive job market, only the best prepared candidates have a chance of standing up to the competition and progressing through the various stages of the interview process. From the best-selling Ultimate series, Ultimate Interview will give you all the background information that you need as well as essential practice to successfully navigate the interview rounds and secure that job offer.

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Develop Your Leadership Skills (March 2013) by John Adair

Acknowledged as a world expert, John Adair offers stimulating insights into recognizing and developing individual leadership qualities, acquiring personal authority and, most importantly, mastering core leadership functions such as planning, communicating and motivating. Suitable for anyone who wishes to improve or develop their leadership skills, this guide distills the essence of John Adair's teaching and provides a framework for becoming an effective leader.


 Dealing with Difficult People (March 2013) by Roy Lilley

Moaners, fault finders, manipulators - these are just a few examples of the difficult people we put up with at work. However by understanding their motives and individual behaviours you can learn to manage aggression, avoid awkward situations and keep your cool.


Successful Time Management (March 2013) by Patrick Forsyth 

Successful Time Management is packed with proven tips and techniques to help you review and assess you time management and adopt new work practices to improve it. It includes great time-saving ideas, practical solutions and checklists, plus advice on: controlling paperwork; organizing your e-mail inbox; delegating and working with others; prioritizing to focus on key issues; getting and staying organized.


Successful Project Management (March 2013) by Trevor L Young

Successful Project Management, 4th edition, is an essential guide for anyone who wants to improve the success rate of their projects. It will help managers to maintain a balance between the demands of the customer, the project, the team and the organization.


Successful Project Management (March 2013) by Trevor L Young

Covering the more technical aspects of a project from start to completion it contains practised and tested techniques, covering project conception and start-up, how to manage stake holders, effective risk management, project planning and launch and execution. Also including a brand new glossary of key terms, it provides help with evaluating your project as well as practical checklists and templates to ensure success for any ambitious project manager.


Improve Your Communication Skills (March 2013) by Alan Barker

ull of practical advice on all aspects of verbal and non verbal communication, it gives vital tips on: improving your conversations; building rapport with colleagues; learning skills of persuasion; giving effective presentations; writing effective emails, letters and reports; successful networking.
With the help of this essential guide you will be able to achieve verbal, vocal and visual success and get your message across every time.


  How to Deal with Stress (March 2013) by Stephen Palmer, Cary Cooper

Straightforward, easy to read and practical, How to Deal with Stress, 3rd edition will put you back in charge of your life. Written by two internationally-recognized experts in the field of stress management, Cooper and Palmer provide a thorough understanding of the psychological causes of stress and the resulting physical effects, enabling you to build your own personal plan, improve well-being and enhance your performance at work.

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