SOLVING SKILLS SHORTAGES
Our first book, published by Kogan Page in 1997. A hands-on guide for managers faced with the perennial problem of recruiting and retaining skilled people. Contains lots of useful tips and solutions to skills shortages gained from on the ground experience.
Published by Ward Lock in 1997. The changed world of careers and, in practical terms, what people need to do to succeed in it. A first airing for many of the ideas we went on to develop in later books. Comprehensive employment and careers advice for everyone.
THRIVE IN YOUR COMPANY
Published by Orion Books in 1999, one of two books we wrote for the Career Powertools Series. A structured approach to setting personal agendas and realising career aims in the context of the modern workplace.
The other book we wrote for Orion’s Career Powertools Series – again published in 1999. Explains how approach works, what readers have to do to make themselves targets and how to handle approaches when they come. Features for the first time The Lifelong Interview, an idea we went on to develop further in later books.
THE POWER OF NETWORKING
Published by Kogan Page in 1999. A professional’s guide to networking focussing on how to make use of contacts to realise career aims. Has a section for the self employed. A Russian translation was published in 2000. Rated 'best of its kind' by Management Today.
30 MINUTES TO IMPROVE YOUR NETWORKING SKILLS
Published by Kogan Page in 2000 in their popular ’30 Minutes’ series. A potted version of the Power of Networking. Picks out the key messages in a quick read, no frills format. A useful networking book for beginners.
TEACH YOURSELF GETTING A PAY RISE
How to ask for a pay rise. The first book we wrote for the Hodder & Stoughton Teach Yourself series and published in 2000. Introduced the idea of ‘Silent Bargaining Power’ as an effective tool for realising important ambitions such as pay. Rated 'best of its kind' by Managment Today.
TEACH YOURSELF MAKING SUCCESSFUL CAREER CHANGES
Another Teach Yourself book – this one published in 2001. Gives practical help to people forced into changing careers as well as those seeking to move into fresh fields for job satisfaction reasons. Includes an appendix on downshifting. Changing career advice at a practical level.
JOB HUNTING IN A WEEK
Published in 2000 and again in 2002 as part of the Hodder & Stoughton/Chartered Management Institute In a Week series. A guide to the modern job market and how to access it broken down into seven easy lessons. Also featured in a ‘bind-up’ of six 'In a Week' books under the title of 'Six Weeks to Find a Job' published in 2003. Full of useful job hunting tips.
JOB APPLICATIONS IN A WEEK
Another book we wrote for the 'In a Week' series – this one published in 2003 and featuring job application advice. Follows the stages of a job application from initial sourcing to final interview then deciding whether to take the job or not.
KNOW YOUR EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS IN A WEEK
Published in 2002. A non-legalistic overview of employment rights seen from the standpoint of the ordinary individual.
TEACH YOURSELF MANAGING YOUR OWN CAREER
Our third Teach Yourself book published in 2003. A practical guide to using the freedom and diversity modern careers can offer to full advantages. Takes the job of managing people’s careers out of the hands of employers. Employment and career advice to cater for all situations.
TEACH YOURSELF ASSERTIVENESS
Published in 2004. How greater confidence and self esteem can help people have more control over their lives and realise their full potential. A look at what it takes to become more assertive and where (and how) to use it. A practical and cost effective alternative to going on assertiveness training courses.
TEACH YOURSELF CVS
Also published in 2004. How to write a professional CV. Looks at designing CVs to fit the task for which they’re intended. Includes examples of CVs for different purposes.
CLAVES PARA ENCONTRAR EMPLEO EN UNA SEMANA
A Spanish language version of Job Hunting In a Week. Published in 2005 by Ediciones Gestion 2000.
APRENDA A REDACTAR SOLICITUDES DE TRABAJO EN UNA SEMANA
A Spanish language version of Job Applications In a Week. Also published in 2005 by Ediciones Gestion 2000.
THE CV COACH
Published by Hodder Education in February 2014 as part of the popular Teach Yourself series. An interactive new look at the subject of CVs which also features some free downloads.
THE INTERVIEW COACH
Again published by Hodder Education in February 2014 as part of the popular Teach Yourself series. An interactive new look at the subject of Interviews which also features some free downloads.
Job Hunting in 4 Weeks: The Complete Guide to Success: Teach Yourself published January 2015
A compilation of four best selling In a Week books including Successful Job Hunting in a week and Successful Cover Letters In a Week