Careers Books

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Taking a Career Break For Dummies

Taking a career timeout could be the window of opportunity you’ve been looking for Taking A Career Break For Dummies shows you that a career break could be life-changing. Career breaks give us a chance to pause to identify opportunities and dreams, focus on the things we’ve been missing, and develop new skills. This book empowers you to take the leap into your next chapter. There are dozens of reasons you might want to do it, but whatever your circumstance, this friendly Dummies guide will help you value your own well-being, give yourself permission to grow and explore, and reclaim your time, your life, and your happiness. With Taking a Career Break For Dummies: Develop your plan for taking a break from your career and for transitioning back when you’re ready Set a budget for your break, create a realistic timeline, and make it happen Access practical tools and resources to help you on your career break journey Build a positive mindset so you can enjoy your break and return to your career feeling renewed For anyone looking for a new direction, feeling burned out, or longing to reignite that inner spark, this guide is a must. If you’re looking for help structuring your planned time off, you’ll also love the hands-on guidance and examples inside.

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Lifeguarding For Dummies

Save lives, earn money, stay in shape, and have fun as a lifeguard Lifeguarding For Dummies will give you insight into what it takes to be a lifeguard, and how to train and prepare to be a lifesaver. Lifeguarding is a fun, challenging, and rewarding job that gives you the unique ability to provide your community with a safe place to swim. It also requires quick decision-making and provides you with valuable lifelong skills, such as CPR and first aid, leadership, strong communication, and teamwork. This book walks you through the process of training, preparing for certification, and finding a job as a lifeguard. Good lifeguards are in high demand right now—check out this great job with the help of Dummies. Learn about the essential skills that are needed to become a lifeguard Decide whether lifeguarding is the right job for you Understand the basic types of lifeguarding jobs and how to get certified Try fun swimming workouts to get you prepared for lifeguarding testsThis fun book is perfect for anyone who wants to explore the possibility of becoming a lifeguard, gain some basic knowledge and prep for tests, and learn about the lifestyle of the lifeguarding community.

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Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies

Strongarm your way into the fitness industry Interested in becoming a personal trainer? Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies is, obviously, the book you need. Even if you know nothing about this career path and industry, this book will guide you through the basics and take you all the way through certification and getting your first job. We’re here to enlighten you on what’s involved in a personal training career and teach you everything you need to know to become certified. This updated edition covers current information on topics like social media, wearable technology, outdoor and virtual training, and newer workouts like CrossFit, Active Aging, and more. Learn what it’s like to be a personal trainer and discover if this career is for you Distinguish the different types of personal training Get the latest on wearable technology and other tricks of the trade Know what to expect when getting your certification and searching for jobs or clientsAuthored by a longtime fit pro who knows personal training inside and out, Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies shares expert insights in a fun, digestible way.

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Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies

Howdy, landlord! Get on the right side of the law with Dummies Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies contains all the resources landlords need to unpack the legal side of renting properties. Inside you'll find worksheets, templates, and friendly explanations that will help you find success. Once you have your property and your tenants, you'll need to make sure you operate within your rights, complete all the necessary admin, and handle taxes in an accurate and timely way. This book can help you do just that, with the latest paperwork, helpful details and examples, and a breakdown of taxes and laws. Plus, you can go beyond the book by accessing online documents that take your learning to the next level. Understand all the latest housing laws that pertain to your specific rental situation Find drafts of all the legal forms you’ll need as a landlord Access easy-to-use tax worksheets and clear descriptions of tax rules without legal jargon Recognize your rights as a landlord and understand your tenants' rights This is the perfect Dummies guide for both new and experienced landlords who need a hands-on legal reference for all the laws surrounding rent, rental properties, and tenants.

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Digital Nomads For Dummies

Why work from home when you can work anywhere?   Not all who wander are lost! Digital Nomads For Dummies answers all your questions about living and working away from home, short term or long term. Become a globetrotter or just trot around your home country, with the help of experienced digital nomad Kristin Wilson. Millions of people have already embraced the lifestyle, moving around as the spirit takes them, exploring new places while holding down a job and building a fantastic career. Learn the tricks of building a nomad mindset, keeping your income flowing, creating a relocation plan, and enjoying the wonders of the world around you. Learn what digital nomadism is and whether it's the right lifestyle for you Uncover tips and ideas for keeping travel fun while holding down a 9-to-5 Travel solo or with a family, internationally or within your home country Create a plan so you can keep growing in your career, no matter where you are If you’re ready to put the office life behind you and the open road in front of you, check out Digital Nomads For Dummiesand get your adventure started!

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Flipping Houses For Dummies

Go head-over-heels for house flipping! Flipping houses profitably may not be easy, but it's far from impossible. With the right guide, you can avoid the risks and reap the rewards like a seasoned expert. Flipping Houses For Dummies is that guide. The perfect blueprint to property resale, this book walks you through the absolute necessities of house flipping. You'll learn how to confirm that you have enough time, energy, cash, and resources to be successful. You'll also get an inside look at the house flipping process that'll show you how to minimize risk and maximize profit in a highly competitive market. Flipping Houses For Dummies offers: Proven negotiating techniques to close real estate deals faster House flipping laws and regulations for every state in the union Strategies to successfully complete a big renovation, on-time and on-budget House flipping tips for both investors and contractors Comprehensive content on hiring and working with reputable contractors So, if you're ready to start revitalizing your community by turning neglected properties into prize homes, Flipping Houses For Dummies is the first and last resource you'll need to navigate your way around the exciting and challenging world of real estate investment.

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Welding For Dummies

Every critical welding technique and process distilled into a one-stop, accessible resource  Safe and effective welding might seem like a pipe dream if you’re just getting started. But with a little help from Welding For Dummies you’ll be a “golden arm” in no time. This guide will give you techniques you need to get a handle on material evaluation, clean-up, and every step in between.  You’ll find practical advice on every popular kind of welding, including stick, tig, mig, fluxcore, and even oxyfuel cutting. You’ll also get tips on the ideal welding techniques to choose for specific projects. The book shows you how to:  Find the required training for welding certifications  Use brand-new welding technologies, including laser techniques  Practice critical welding techniques you can use in your own hobby shop while staying safe  Whether you’re looking for some help to further your do-it-yourself projects at home or you’re just getting started with a traditional welding educational program and you need a useful supplementary resource, Welding For Dummies is an irreplaceable reference that helps make a challenging trade accessible to everyone. 

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Property Management Kit For Dummies

Before you put that FOR RENT sign in the yard, read this  Hello there, future landlord. You’ve found what you’re looking for—a complete package of information and resources to teach you what you need to know and make your life (and your tenants’ lives) easier. With Property Management Kit For Dummies, you can learn how to manage single-family homes, large apartment buildings, treehouses, dollhouses… okay, there’s not much info here on managing dollhouses, but everything else is definitely covered. Find good tenants, move them in, and keep them happy and paying rent on time. When it comes time for a change, learn how to move tenants out and turn over the property, easy as pie.   This book makes it simple to understand tax and insurance requirements, building maintenance concerns, and financial record keeping. Plus, the updated edition reflects the current rental property boom, new technologies, changes to the law, and the inside scoop on the latest Fair Housing issues to keep you out of court. Emotional support animals? Rent control? Bed bugs? Eviction? It’s all in here.  Find out whether property management is right for you, learn what you need to get started, and be successful as your residential rental property portfolio grows  Get your ducks in a row—develop solid marketing and advertising strategies and resources, build up-to-date rental contracts, figure out the legal side of things, and minimize your income and property tax bills  Make sure you’re renting to responsible people, and deal with the occasional problem tenant without major drama  Maximize your cash flow by keeping your rents at market prices, efficiently handling maintenance, and ensuring your property has great curb appeal with the features and benefits sought by today’s tenants  Become a top-notch property manager with this one-and-done reference, plus online bonus materials.   

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Military Transition For Dummies

All the things you need to know when you’re putting the military in your rear view  In Military Transition For Dummies, you’ll talk a walk through how to transition from active military service to civilian life as smoothly and easily as possible. You’ll discover how to make the nuts-and-bolts changes to reach your potential in your new lifestyle. From finding a job you love to navigating educational opportunities and keeping yourself mentally strong, this vital book shows you how to:  Find your next career, including how to write an effective resume and conduct a thorough job search  Protect your mental and physical well-being by seeking out and accessing the supports you want and need  Manage your money and make the financial adjustments that are necessary for succeeding in the civilian world  Perfect for active service members who are expecting to transition out of the military in the near future, Military Transition For Dummies is also ideal for anyone who’s recently left the service and hopes to make the most of their new life. 

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Working From Home For Dummies

Your essential guide to working from home and staying connected In today's networked global economy, working from home is no longer a novelty. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies and organizations everywhere are embracing the game-changing benefits of allowing employees to work outside the office, and the results are profound: managers benefit by saving money and resources and by having access to talent outside their zip codes, while employees enjoy greater job opportunities, productivity, independence, and satisfaction—in part from the time saved not commuting. According to one source, 85% of businesses say that productivity increased along with greater flexibility—and 90% of employees say that flexibility boosted their morale. Working From Home For Dummies, gathers the expertise of multiple industry experts, featuring best of the best content from  Virtual Teams For Dummies, Managing For Dummies, 3E, Company Culture For Dummies, Zoom For Dummies, Microsoft Teams For Dummies, Slack For Dummies, Mindfulness For Dummies, 3E, and Stretching For Dummies, as well as new material from award-winning author Tara Powers on setting expectations and boundaries, and more. Set up your workspace Stay connected to your team Run productive online meetings Get in the right headspace This book is the full guide on how to successfully work with virtual teams, whether you are a team member or a manager.

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