Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: You've Got the Interview, Now What?

You’ve Got the Interview, Now What?: Fortune 500 Hiring Professionals Tell You How to Get Hired by Brenda Greene

“Did you know that corporations average five to ten interviews with an applicant before making a hiring decision?  With corporate downsizing and an enormous pool of qualified talent, managers now spend more time disqualifying candidates than hiring them. 

Brenda Greene’s You’ve Got the Interview…Now What? shows you exactly how to outshine the competition—and land the job that is right for you.  Greene takes you into the offices of human resources and recruitment professionals at Fortune 500 companies to give you the inside scoop on how they size up their applicants.  In ten chapters packed with tips and strategies, this book reports survey results from leading companies such as Office Depot, TIAA-CREF, Fannie Mae, Alltel, Continental Airlines, CarMax, BellSouth, Medco Health Solutions, Deere & Company, and more.
You’ll learn:
•    How to research the company before putting a foot in the door
•    What kind of questions interviewers are likely to ask
•    What kind of answers further your cause
•    What questions you must ask
•    How to handle multiple rounds of interviews—one-on-one as well as panel interviews

Whether you’re a seasoned pro, a mid-career candidate, or an entry-level applicant, Greene will help you create a meeting of the minds that’s the mark of a successful interview.  You’ve Got the Interview… Now What? coaches you every step of the way—from that very first telephone conversation through salary negotiations—until you’re hired.” (Quote from back of book)

This book is available for checkout at the UNT Dallas Library.  The book can be checked out for 7 days.  It may also be requested online.  Go to the library website, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”  

Anyone preparing for an interview will find this book helpful.  Students in Management (MGMT) might find this helpful from the opposite perspective, someone who will be giving interviews.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dia de Los Muertos Display

The Bilingual Educators Student Organization (BESO) has created a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda display in the UNT Dallas Library. Stop by the library to see the display.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: The Innovator's Dilemma

“The Innovator’s Dilemma is the revolutionary business book that has forever changed corporate America. Based on a truly radical idea—that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right—this Wall Street Journal, Business Week and New York Times Business bestseller is one of the most provocative and important business books ever written. Entrepreneurs, managers, and CEOs ignore its wisdom and its warnings at their great peril.” (From Harper Collins website)

This book is available for checkout at the UNT Dallas Library for three weeks for students and for the semester for faculty and graduate students. It may also be requested online.  Go to the library website, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup”. 
Students in Management (MGMT), Business (BUSI), Marketing (MKTG), Decision Sciences (DSCI), and Finance (FINA) courses will be interested in reading this book, as well as anyone interested in economics.

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: Planning and Assessment in Higher Education

by Michael F. Middaugh

“Planning and Assessment in Higher Education provides guidance for assessing and promoting institutional effectiveness. The book contains a wide range of issues, from measures of effectiveness to communicating with the public. Written by an expert in the field, with titles such as the Assistant VP for Institutional Research and Planning, director of national costs of instruction research project, as well as the Vice Chair of an accreditation agency, this is an essential resource for university leaders for achieving institutional effectiveness.” (From publisher: Jossey-Bass website)
This book is available for checkout at the UNT Dallas Library, as well as Willis Library in Denton.  Students can check out the book for three weeks.  Faculty can check the book out for the semester.
Faculty and administration would be most interested in this book.  It is also good for students in Management (MGMT) classes and Marketing (MKTG) classes.