Moving your career forward without guidance is hard!
The list of books, websites, and courses below will help you accelerate your development in a variety of careers.
Entrepreneur magazine seeks to inspire, inform and celebrate entrepreneurs. This site offers real solutions to the challenges you face as an entrepreneur, including tips, tools and insider news to help build – and grow – your business.
Become a more successful entrepreneur by taking one of our online courses! You’ll receive proven strategies and support for starting, managing and growing your business. If you need help with a business or marketing plan, how to handle employees, how to use internet marketing, how to find financial assistance, how to conduct interviews or how to write business letters, you’ll find over 60 courses covering all these areas and more in this entrepreneurial category.
Book: Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur Hardcover – April 30, 2009
Pamela Slim, a former corporate training manager, left her office job twelve years ago to go solo and has enjoyed every bit of it.
In her groundbreaking book, based on her popular blog Escape from Cubicle Nation, Slim explores both the emotional issues of leaving the corporate world and the nuts and bolts of launching a business. Drawing on her own career, as well as stories from her coaching clients and blog readers, Slim will help readers weigh their options, and make a successful escape if they decide to go for it.[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0425232840″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”yes” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JEQPjDZRL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”purposerockst-20″ width=”107″] Escape From Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
Website: Work in the Arts
Work in the Arts offers personalized career guidance for arts professionals at any stage of a career. From resume development to long-horizon planning, we can formulate a plan for you that will make your career more manageable and exciting.
Course: Online Writing Courses
The flexibility of the online format makes it easy to take Continuing Studies Creative Writing courses taught by instructors from Stanford’s writing community. These courses are designed to fit into your schedule. You can log into our classes from any computer with Internet access, anywhere and at any time.
Courses are open to all adults, and they encourage all levels of writers to enroll. Whether you are just starting to write, or finishing up your novel, you will find a course suited to your level of experience. Students will benefit from sharing their work with an eclectic community of writers—writers from many locations, with diverse backgrounds and writing styles.
You don’t have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business.[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”145212826X” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”yes” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JUfzJ0IyL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”purposerockst-20″ width=”110″] Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist
Website: About Careers
About.com’s Jobs & Careers section offers a wealth of free information to job seekers and those looking to advance their careers, including articles about everything from how to get along with your boss to illegal job interview questions.
About.com/Careers also links to other sites focused on specific careers that have articles on topics. Users can also read up on the history of various fields, find a list of schools where they can study for a particular degree, or peruse an article on the most popular jobs in a given field.
PCDI is committed to teaching specialized knowledge and skills to people of all ages and backgrounds in the most convenient way possible. Our programs of study are challenging, yet easy to follow and accessible from anywhere. With PCDI, you’ll gain the tools to move ahead in your career, qualify for a promotion, pursue an enjoyable hobby and be a success in the working world.
Book: 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold Call, and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job
This book helps job seekers manage their day-to-day job search and professional networking, both in-person and online. Job seekers who need this book know they should be reaching out to employers, following up, cold calling employers to ask for meetings, and connecting on social media, but are stuck on the how!
Authors and career experts Miriam Salpeter and Laura Labovich will provide communication protocols (scripts, templates, and outlines) to teach what to say and write when contacting people and companies during job searches.
Perhaps more importantly, it showcase various approaches, right and wrong (based on real-life scenarios), and include details about how to connect in person, over the phone, via email, and via social media sites, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1576859053″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”yes” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M-OtJk6cL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”purposerockst-20″ width=”107″] 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold Call, and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job
【Social Enterprise/ Nonprofit】
Website: Social Enterprise Alliance
Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is the champion for social enterprise in the United States. Our aim is for social enterprise to reach its full potential as a force for positive social change, in service to the common good. To achieve this purpose, this site provides social enterprises with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and work on building an optimal environment in which they can thrive.
Course: Social Enterprise Online Course
This online course describes the defining characteristics of the social entrepreneur, the difference between social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship, the way in which social entrepreneurship differs from charity, the role of innovation in social entrepreneurship, and how to measure the success of a social venture by assessing its impact.
The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good
“A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall Street Journal[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0812981448″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HviK3BH%2BL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”purposerockst-20″ width=”100″] Start Something That Matters
Website: Career Education
This site is a dynamic educational services company committed to quality, career-focused learning and led by passionate professionals who inspire individual worth and lifelong achievement.
The colleges, schools and universities that are part of the Career Education family offer a quality education to a diverse student population in a variety of career-oriented disciplines.
Education Portal’s self-paced video courses are created by the best teachers and designed to help you meet your educational goals. They will help you improve your grades, better understand concepts from class, and prepare for tests. Most video lessons are 10 minutes or less, so you get the information you need in a fast and fun format.
In this book, Nancy Archer Martin and Jennifer Bloom offer higher education professionals a sensible and comprehensive strategy to take charge in the job search process and better position themselves to realize career goals. Archer Martin and Bloom outline a values based approach centered on Appreciative Inquiry, a “development tool that focuses on bringing out the best in people and organizations”.[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1588742679″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”yes” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512R952C%2BYL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”purposerockst-20″ width=”124″] Career Aspirations & Expeditions: Advancing Your Career in Higher Education Administration