Hillcroft LRC

Archive for October 2016

Careers In a Week series by John MurrayWe’ve been adding new material to our careers collection over the past few weeks. We particularly think you’ll like this series of In a Week books by John Murray Learning.

They cover everything from writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and covering letter to attending an interview and doing (or even running) psychometric tests. The books break down the tasks you would need to follow to achieve your goal on a daily basis. Here are the ones we’ve just added to our shelves:

 

Planning Your Career in a Week by  Wendy Hirsh

CVs in a Week: How to Write a CV or Resume in Seven Simple Steps by David McWhir

Career Change in a Week by Patricia Scudamore and Hilton Catt

Cover Letters in a Week by David McWhir

Psychometric Testing in a Week by Garteth Lewis and Gene Crozier

They also produce a very good study skills one on speed reading called Speed Reading in a Week: How to Speed Read in Seven Simple Steps by Tina Konstant. If you would like to find out more about books published under the John Murray Learning umbrella take a look at their catalogue.

 

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Common snapping turtle by Steve Loya is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

There are moments in the day to take up a book. If you already enjoy reading for pleasure these moments come naturally – during ad breaks on TV, on the train or between classes. For others, spare time is eaten up by other things. Sometimes snatching 5 minutes here and there is not enough to really get the most out of reading. It takes time to get into a book whether you are an avid or a more deliberate reader. Although just 20 minutes a day is supposed to be helpful to relaxation and more. One way we try to make it easier to enter the world of a book is through shorter reads. Snappy stories that get you hooked in fast.

In the LRC we have Quick Reads and Graded Readers. These short reads are designed to fit into busy schedules or for people who don’t have time or feel like reading much. The Graded Readers also have CDs to make it even easier to keep reading and leap over that first 5 minute hurdle to become immersed in a book. There’ll be six new Quick Reads in the new year to widen the selection even further.

It’s easy to underestimate the power of a good read. Finding out something new, seeing a new perspective, escaping the daily grind.  Books are meaningful.