Get Started in Urban Beekeeping
By Claire Waring, Adrian Waring
Written by two of the UK's most well-known and respected experts in the beekeeping community, this is the definitive, and most authoritative, guide to keeping bees in a city environment.Straightforward, up-to-date, and systematically organized, this book covers everything you might need, whether you're already an urban beekeeper or just starting out. It gives practical and clear information on the essentials that all apiarists need (whether in or out of the city), while covering in detail the particular requirements of urban bees. Specifically designed to be interactive, and easy to use, this at a glance title also features write-in checklists, interactive boxes in which you can record key information and dates, and a calendar that tells you what to do when and reminds you to carry out regular beekeeping tasks.
Get That Job with NLP
By Jackie Arnold
The tools of NLP are perfect for anyone looking to move jobs. Before the interview, NLP will help you understand the language of the job advert, and mirror it in your CV and covering letter to maximise your chances of getting an interview. Preparing for the interview, this book will show how you can use NLP to learn from the best practices of people who perform brilliantly at interview. During the interview, NLP skills will help you click instantly with the interviewer and ensure you get all your best attributes across. And after the interview, you can use NLP to ensure you negotiate yourself the best deal.
Get The Career You Want
By Karen Mannering
Do you feel that your mojo has definitely headed over the hill and hasn't even sent a postcard? We all have moments when we feel that life has become boring or tedious and though a change of job or career might seem the answer that's not always possible, especially in these tough times.There are lots of reasons why anyone might feel constrained by their job and long to break out but there are just as many solutions. This book will help you to understand who you are and what you need and, from there, how to get what you want whether it's moving on or making the most of where you are. With lots of practical tools to understand your own motivation and identify opportunities it will help you find your mojo and maybe even fall back in love with your job!
Get Started on your Mac
By Rod Lawton
Are you looking to get the best out your new Mac, either as a complete novice or as a convert from a Windows PC?Or are you looking to learn about Microsoft Office 2008 or the latest updates of Apple's latest iWork suite and its iLife applications?Make sure you're getting the most out of your machine and understand its full potential. Get Started on your Mac offers a wider, more beginner-friendly scope - an all-in-one reference for those who want to understand the basic concepts rather than the in-depth technicalities. Focusing on the iLife applications which are bundled with Macs including email, iPhoto, iCal, iMovie, iTunes and others, it will help you to enjoy the full Mac experience, and see its appeal as a user-friendly computer that's ready to be used straight away. Learn to live life to the full with your music, your photos, DVDs and email. With straightforward writing from expert authors, the Teach Yourself computing series cuts through the 'technobabble', giving you easy and enjoyable access to all of the computer skills you want to acquire.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of your Mac.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Get A Better Job
By Rod Ashley
Is this the right book for me?The current world of work is tough whether you are looking for work or just looking to make better life choices. Things are changing fast and the 'job for life' is a long forgotten myth. This book, perceptively written and full of practical advice, tells you exactly how to become a hot property in the competitive job market. Filled with self-check questions, exercises and case studies it will help you to understand yourself and improve your chance of a fulfilling career. Written to appeal to the broadest spectrum of readers, it will prove invaluable whether you are starting out on your career, returning to work, looking to change direction or coping with redundancy or early retirement. Learn to understand your motivations, grow confident in what you have to offer and go get that job!Get a Better Job includes:Chapter 1: Moving from employment to employabilityUnderstanding how these changes are affecting youUnderstanding the future workWhat is a job?The decline and fall of the jobWhat has happened to make job certainty disappear?Restructuring the workplace in the twenty-first centuryFacing up to the issuesSelf-check questionsCase studiesChapter 2: Getting to know yourself - what you areCharting progressIdentifying those who have influenced youIdentifying what you doMaintaining your employabilityBeing a rounded personRating your confidence in your employabilityCase studiesChapter 3: Getting to know yourself - who you areStarting to feel comfortable with being youLife-mappingIdentifying your needs and desiresHow will you be remembered?My epitaphCase studiesChapter 4: Motivation at workWhat motivates me?Elton Mayo - acknowledging the human elementAbraham Maslow - satisfying inbuilt needsClayton Alderfer - levels of needDouglas McGregor - alternative ways of managing peopleFrederick Herzberg - identifying the sources of motivation and demotivationHow motivating employees can rescue the industryCase studiesChapter 5: Understanding what you have to offerUnderstanding what employers seekDeveloping your transferable skillsIdentifying your transferable skillsBecoming a SWOTDevising your own SWOTDescribing yourselfCase studiesChapter 6: Developing your skillsOffering more than qualifications and experienceCommunicating effectivelyNetworkingHow good are you at team-working?Team-working with colleaguesSeizing opportunities to enhance your skillsMentoringCase studiesChapter 7: Assessing your attitude to lifeRecognizing yourselfIdentifying your personal valuesWhat is your attitude to lifeAre you an optimist or pessimistPersonalityKnowing what suits youMultiple intelligencesEmotional intelligenceChecking the lifeboatCase studiesChapter 8: Where are you going next?Making the most of choicesAccepting support networksManaging timeManaging stressMarketing yourselfMaintaining your employabilitySeize the dayApplying for jobsCase studiesChapter 9: Action planningDevising an action planKeeping yourself in mindPrioritizing activitiesTalking yourself upKeeping on trackEvaluating progressEvaluating by considering key pointsCase studiesPostscript Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of job hunting.Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Great at My Job but Crap at Numbers
By Heidi Smith, Peter Stokes
Does your job involve figure work that brings you out in a cold sweat? Do you increasingly have to focus on and understand spreadsheets, financial statements, ratios and other number-based nightmares? Relax - Great at my job but Crap at Numbers is a practical and fun guide to getting to grips with the arithmetic. Covering all of the intimidating mathematical challenges you are likely to face in your career, it uses humorous examples to illustrate serious points about the usefulness of arithmetic in everyday life. By approaching the topic with explanations of real-life examples from the media, advertisements, products and services the book allows you to connect easily to all those scary figures you have to juggle every day. Mac Bride has made his supporting website with some fun stuff and useful resources: http://www.crapatnumbers.net/Areas covered include:Mental MathsTerminology in everyday use e.g. mathematics, arithmetic; millions/billionsUnwholesome numbers: fractions and decimalsCommon Conversions e.g. Mph:kph; Mpg:kpg; Miles:Km; Temperature: Fahrenheit: Celsius; Time Zones; Exchange ratesRatios and proportionsMeasuring business performance: Priceless percentages Averages: Mode, Median and MeanProbability and odds Entrée EconomicsShow me my money: Personal Finance Each chapter builds on the last and ends with practice tests, answers and explanations, helping you to consolidate what you are learning.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to crunch numbers.TRY THISFun exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Get That Job With The Right CV
By Julie Gray
Is this the right book for me?Get that Job with the Right CV will teach you how to write the best possible CV to land that perfect job. It covers everything from layout and format, through to perfecting a jargon-free writing style, avoiding common pitfalls and tailoring your CV to different jobs. Julie Gray's in-depth professional advice and friendly style will guide you through every step of the CV writing process with humour and practicality and give you real confidence to effectively showcase your skills to employers.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to get your CV right.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
The Good Life
By Mark Vernon
Happiness. We all want it - but how can we get it? Author Mark Vernon has solved the problem by collecting the wisdom of the greatest minds in history and making their thinking on the things that matter most in life accessible and, above all, practical. Full of everday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you in just 30 steps how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.