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I have already dubbed next year as my Golden Year. It will be the one year when all my children are at the same school and on the same schedule. The hours between 8:40 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. will be mine. All mine. At least during the school year. That time will be golden.

But now the dilemma is; what sort of job can I do in this time? Who will hire someone with my skill set for those part time hours? Brian Howard has written a book called The Motivated Job Search to help those who are considering searching for a new job or making a career change.

Reviewer Christopher Havens gave this book 5 stars and said, “A must have survival guide for transitioning jobs or careers. This is as essential as a nice suit and a perfect resume.”

So if you’re ready to begin the search, this is the book for you:

motivated-389x600The Motivated Job Search by Brian Howard

If you’re looking at this book, chances are you are currently looking for a job and you understand that in today’s market, being successful in a job search takes more than just having a resume. Finding the right opportunity takes action on your part and knowing the actions to take can put you in the right place at the right time. This book will help.

The Motivated Job Search covers meaningful topics like how to correctly prepare for a job search, profiling your next job, understanding the employer’s mind, branding, elevator speech, success stories, LinkedIn, networking, social media, and how to penetrate the hidden job market, along with a myriad of useful job search tools not otherwise written about in other job search books.

The book promotes a self-motivated job search approach where you proactively engage the job market and employers in meaningful ways that result in job offers!

Also, be sure to check this book out to help with interview skills and ensure that you’re putting your best foot forward.

10Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Marketing Yourself for Success by Rita Rocker

In today’s competitive business environment, good manners, proper speech, a dynamic appearance, professional communication and networking skills can make the difference between getting ahead and being left behind. Even in business relationships, people are judged by how they act, speak, look, and write. It takes seven seconds to capture your prospect’s or audience’s attention. In those first few moments, people are making judgments about your image, outlook on life, moral character, economic and educational levels, trustworthiness, social position and future success. Use this book to build a successful, personal brand, NOW!

And if you know you need to make a change, but haven’t figured out exactly what it is or the best way to achieve it, follow this link for a list of motivational books that will help guide and inspire you along the journey.

***All books by BQB and WriteLife Publishing are available from Amazon, B&N or can be ordered from your favorite local bookstore. ***