An Introvert in an Extrovert World: Essays on the Quiet Ones is a multi-disciplinary anthology about introversion in the world of extroversion. Susan Cain’s book, Quiet, recently addressed the complexities of an issue that was initially raised by Carl Jung, and this anthology expands the analysis of the challenges faced by those who are considered to be introverts – those who prefer reading to partying, listening to speaking – living in a world of people who cannot understand their quieter ways. Introverts are innovative and make significant contributions, but dislike self-promotion. They derive their energy from quiet rejuvenation, as opposed to acquiring renewed energy from being surrounded by, and interacting with, multitudes of people. That they are typically labeled “quiet” often suggests negative connotations. However, from Van Gogh’s Sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer, the contributions of the “quiet ones” have made an immeasurable and invaluable impact on our society. An Introvert in an Extrovert World contains analyses of popular culture, literature, television, film, and social media, as well as poignant personal narrative examples of the lives of these two contrasting personality types. Examples of the pain, conflict, repression, and even humor related to introversion in everyday life are manifested in this collection of articles that span the spectrum of human nature. The volume looks at the unlikely professions that the populace would attribute to the introvert: from teacher/professor and actor to politician and even gladiator. The reader is given an understanding of different characters in literary works and their connection to introversion, visits the spectrum of social media and the pluses and minuses therein, and is provided with examples of how to promote one’s writing for publication whilst being an introvert. Within the pages of this book, there are many and varied topics and intuitive insights traversing several situations that relate to the “quiet” world of introversion.
Do you have to be an extrovert to succeed as an actor? This book offers ideas to create inclusive acting environments where the strengths of the introverted actor are as valued as those of their extroverted counterparts. As this book shows, many introverts are innately drawn to the field of acting, but can often feel inferior to their extroverted peers. From the classroom to professional auditions, from rehearsals to networking events, introverted actors tell their stories to help other actors better understand how to leverage their natural gifts, both onstage and off. In addition, The Introverted Actor helps to reimagine professional and pedagogical approaches for both actor educators and directors by offering actionable advice from seasoned psychology experts, professional actors, and award-winning educators.
Locating a job takes time, planning, careful research, and dedication. Finding a Job gives readers the tools, resources, and information they need to land their dream job. Readers will learn how to research career options, match their personality with careers, network, write cover letters and résumés, perform well on interviews, and much more. In this time of economic turmoil, this brand-new resource provides readers with practical advice that will give them a valuable head start to finding a job. New to this edition are true-or-false quizzes in every chapter and an up-to-date appendix of helpful Web sites. Chapters include: Who Am I? Matching Your Personality, Interests, and Skills with a Career Obtaining Experience Before You Enter the Workforce Researching Career Options Networking and Tapping the Hidden Job Market Writing Effective Cover Letters, Résumés, and Career Portfolios What to Do Before, During, and After the Job Interview Assessing a Job Offer You're Hired! Now What?
The workplace can be a difficult environment for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this often impedes their ability to make use of particular skills and sustain meaningful and fulfilling employment. This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with AS. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get along with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated through examples from the author's extensive experience coaching individuals with AS at all job levels, from entry-level to manager and professional positions. The pragmatic recommendations in the book will benefit anyone with AS who is entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.
In Celebrating Introversion, author Tonia Collins informs readers and dispels myths about introverted personalities. In her clear, conversational style, she shows that introversion is not a disease to be cured or a weakness to be overcome. Instead, it is a trait to be celebrated with strengths of its own. Readers will learn what makes introverted personalities unique, how to harness the strengths of introversion, and how to enjoy and support introverted family or friends. Filled with examples from Tonia's own experiences, Celebrating Introversion identifies with the struggles of introverts and explains essential skills, such as: bull; How to thrive in an extrovert's world bull; How to find a job that fits bull; How to discover means for better communication bull; And much more
250-Best Paying Jobs opens readers' eyes to the economy's best-paying jobs through more than 60 'best-paying jobs' lists and 250 job descriptions. But it doesn't stop there! The authors combine information on high-wage jobs with additional factors to help readers make the best career decisions. This reference uses an easy two-step process in which readers explore the lists to find jobs that interest them and then dive into in-depth job descriptions to learn more. Readers will discover jobs in which almost everyone is well paid; metropolitan areas and industries that pay more than $100,000 for certain jobs; and jobs in which there is little or no pay gap between men and women. New information for this edition includes the following useful facts for each job: completely updated data, career cluster and career pathway listing, an 'Other Considerations for Income' section, a 'Metropolitan Areas Where Income Premium is Greatest' section, beginning wage, and earnings growth potential.
Covers pay, growth rate, demographic information, personality type, major tasks and responsibilities, and education and training required for more than five hundred jobs, and provides a list of the sixty-five best jobs.
This book contains descriptions of 50 college majors that are considered secure because they meet needs that are not diminished even during hard times. Specialized lists arrange these majors by the level of education required, by career clusters, by perso