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What Work Looks Like Now


Conditions in 2020 have changed the way we work, whether we like it or not. Here are some resources to help navigate.


Joy at Work

Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein

Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit our chances of career progress, and undermine our well-being. There is another way. In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

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Your Rights in the Workplace

Sachi Barreiro

Employees: Learn your rights! Your Rights in the Workplace is an invaluable reference for every employee. Whether you have questions about your paycheck, discrimination, layoffs, or benefits, you’ll find answers here. Get the facts on: drug and other workplace testing sexual harassment wrongful termination wages and overtime sex, race, age, and disability discrimination family and medical leave on-the-job safety and health health insurance and retirement plans, and unemployment, disability, and workers’ compensation insurance. Your Rights in the Workplace also contains nearly 20 charts on state-specific employment laws, including those on equal pay, use of criminal records, paid sick leave, social media passwords, medical and recreational marijuana, and more.

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Start Your Own Consulting Business

Entrepreneur magazine, Eileen Figure Sandlin

Leading entrepreneurs into the multi-billion dollar consulting industry, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to capitalize on your talents to help others achieve their business goals. Coached by experts, learn to define your market, find and keep clients, obtain licenses, set rates, monitor cash flow, hire staff, prepare contracts, agreements, and reports, and more. Includes new interviews with successful consultants, updated answers to frequently asked questions, and a completely refreshed list of the top 20 consulting businesses.

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LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies

Donna Serdula

Give your LinkedIn profile the makeover it deserves—and get the attention you deserve Look at your profile: you know it could be a little better. Too many LinkedIn users are just posting a basic resume and hoping for the offers to come flooding in, missing out on the incredible opportunity the platform offers to properly showcase their talents, products, and services to 610 million professionals in over 200 countries. LinkedIn is way more than a resume tool—to display your professional past and present—it’s also your career future and personal brand. Used to its fullest extent, it helps you demonstrate the unique value and culture you provide, the skills and aspirations that make you different, to get the outcomes you truly want. But how’s it done? Profile branding expert Donna Serdula pioneered the concept of LinkedIn Profile Optimization and through her Website, LinkedIn-Makever.com, has helped over 5000 professionals use LinkedIn to achieve increased success. In this guide she applies that experience to help you use all of LinkedIn’s capabilities to meet your goals, whether they be job search, reputation management, or sales—including how to: Create a memorable, successful profile Optimize personal keywords Showcase your experience, accomplishments, and unique value Use LinkedIn features to grow your network and more You never get a second chance to make a first impression—and people are Googling you right now: Get a fresh online look and get results!

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Zoom For Dummies

Phil Simon

Unlock the full potential of Zoom with this straightforward resource Zoom For Dummies shows readers how to stay connected to their friends, family, colleagues, and peers with this explosively popular communication platform. Written by business professional Phil Simon, Zoom For Dummies allows you to take full advantage of Zoom’s multi-faceted feature set, including: The "Meetings" feature Webinar capabilities Instant messaging functionality Zoom’s “Channel” features Zoom For Dummies goes beyond video conferencing and unlocks the full power of this service. You’ll be able to connect with people around the globe, record and replay video, share your screen with others, and use Zoom on your desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile device. The book shows you how to follow best practices when it comes to Zoom’s enhanced security features, as well as how to keep Zoom up to date. Written in the friendly style the For Dummies series is famous for, Zoom For Dummies is perfect for anyone who uses Zoom for school, work, business, or personal reasons.

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Working From Home

Karen Mangia

Master the delicate art of working from home with this comprehensive resource. Working from Home: Making the New Normal Work for You provides readers with a detailed strategy on how to turn working from home into a powerful career choice. Author and Salesforce executive Karen Mangia teaches readers how to: Build the future of work in any kind of space: ideas for your home office that fit anywhere Create personalized time management routines designed specifically for remote productivity, impact, and balance—even while wearing your sweatpants Deal with Zoom fatigue, burnout, and isolation, via untapped new strategies for connection and team-building, even when the team is remote Discover how to deliver powerful virtual presentations and build career impact online, with expert communication strategies designed for an online world Working from Home explains in detail how to turn even the smallest of living spaces into the ideal remote work environment. It comprehensively explores how you can make yourself vital to any organization without ever setting foot in an office building. Because success isn’t a location: you can move your career forward from anywhere, if you know how to do it. This book will show you how to embrace the new normal and make sure your career doesn’t miss a beat. Full of concrete strategies and practical advice, Working from Home is a must-read for anyone who wants to know how to find that elusive work/life balance when working remote. With guidance on how to create a work-from-home culture designed for success, it’s a perfect choice for early-in-career professionals, sales leaders, team managers, and business executives looking for fresh ideas on the future of work.

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Working for Yourself

Stephen Fishman

Self employed? Or ready to be your own boss? This book is for you! Working for Yourself provides all the legal and tax information you need to start your business off on the right foot--and run it successfully. Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to: obtain necessary permits and licenses determine how much to charge your clients write legally binding contracts and avoid unfair ones qualify for independent contractor tax treatment make the most of your tax deductions and comply with strict IRS rules get benefits (including health coverage) and insurance keep accurate records in case you get audited, and make sure you’re paid in full and on time. The 10th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and business practices (from pricing services to buying insurance).

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The Big Book of Job-Hunting Hacks

Editors of the American Library Association, Brenda Bernstein, John Henry Weiss

A helpful compendium of tips and tricks to land the perfect job! In The Big Book of Job-Hunting Hacks, experienced job-hunting professionals offer detailed advice on every step of the job-hunting process. From how to navigate the interview process, to how to create the perfect resume, this book will help you stand out from your competitors. With a new introduction by John Henry Weiss, president of a recruitment firm, that contextualizes the current economic state as a result of COVID-19, this book offers hundreds of practical tips for those laid-off, fired, or new to enter the workplace. Some of the information that this book will explain: Which questions you should be asking yourself while researching the market How to craft an effective cover letter The importance of a simple resume format How to negotiate a job offer How to build your own business And so much more! Whether you're entry-level or nearing the peak of your career, The Big Book of Job-Hunting Hacks is the book for you!

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100 Side Hustles

Chris Guillebeau

Best-selling author Chris Guillebeau presents a full-color ideabook featuring 100 stories of regular people launching successful side businesses that almost anyone can do. This unique guide features the startup stories of regular people launching side businesses that almost anyone can do: an urban tour guide, an artist inspired by maps, a travel site founder, an ice pop maker, a confetti photographer, a group of friends who sell hammocks to support local economies, and many more. In 100 Side Hustles, best-selling author of The $100 Startup Chris Guillebeau presents a colorful "idea book" filled with inspiration for your next big idea. Distilled from Guillebeau's popular Side Hustle School podcast, these case studies feature teachers, artists, coders, and even entire families who've found ways to create new sources of income. With insights, takeaways, and photography that reveals the human element behind the hustles, this playbook covers every important step of launching a side hustle, from identifying underserved markets to crafting unique products and services that spring from your passions. Soon you'll find yourself joining the ranks of these innovative entrepreneurs--making money on the side while living your best life.

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