Random Quotes from New Books This June

Trying to think of new ways to give you a taste of our books, we’ve launched a new monthly series–Random Quotes from New Books. That way you can sample our books like the expert business sommelier you are.

We have four new books coming out from AMACOM this month, so we’d thought we’d give you a little taste of what they say with randomly selected quotes.

Unbeatable Resumes: America’s Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired by Tony Beshara, Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw

Sometimes you need to adjust your resume so you can reasonably apply for opportunities that require less responsibility or experience than you have. For example, if you were an engineering manager of a hundred-million-dollar company with a staff of five, you may want to have one resume that reflects the full-blown aspects of your job, where you describe every bit of leadership you’ve shown and every accomplishment that you ever achieved, and you would have another resume that might downplay the extent of your leadership experience and focus instead on your engineering responsibilities.

The Key to the C-Suite: What You Need to Know to Sell Successfully to Top Executives by Michael J. Nick

The bottom line is this: If you gain access to this information prior to your sales call with C-level executives, you are able to have a different conversation from those of your competition. You will know whether your prospect can afford to be talking with you before you walk in the door.

Succeeding in the Project Management Jungle: How to Manage the People Side of Projects by Doug Russell, PMP

He has unrealistic dates. Does he have unrealistic dates because he believes your company sandbagged the schedule or because of a toxic management style in which he pressures you for an aggressive date to ensure that you will make your more conservative date?

The HR Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals, Second Edition by Shawn Smith, JD, Rebecca Mazin

Hiring is a basic need for any employer that has at least one employee who is not a partner or family member.This is where the employment relationship begins. Policies and procedures for employee selection will set the tone for the interactions that follow throughout an individual’s time with the organization.

Have we whet your bookish appetite yet?


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