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30 Books On Amazon During Black Friday Week To Advance Your Sports Career

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It’s that time of year again.

Thanksgiving is a day away and Christmas is right around the corner.

But, in the meantime, the thing that should be on everyone’s mind is Black Friday — that special day where millions of Americans go bizerk trying to find the perfect gift for the whole family.

This year, how about getting that young sports business professional in your family something to read that will help take his or her career to the next level?

Don’t have any clue where to look? Not sure what books are worthwhile?

At Sports Networker, we’ve compiled a list of 30 books that will be sure to advance your loved one’s sports career.

Sports Business Books

Money Games: Profiting from the Convergence of Sports and Entertainment

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  • Author: David Carter
  • Star Rating: 4.8
  • Reviews: 4
  • Price: $17.84

In recent years, the rapid convergence of sports and entertainment has been key to the sports business industry’s continued growth and financial success. Money Games not only analyzes how industry stakeholders have monetized this convergence, but also provides readers with answers to this core question: how can the sports business continue to profit from the blurring of sports and entertainment?

Author David M. Carter considers a wide array of implications for television content, video gaming, athlete branding, the Internet, mobile technology, gambling, sports-anchored real estate development, venue technology, and corporate marketing—in short, those areas where business opportunities exist now that sports and entertainment have become one.

Click here to purchase Money Games: Profiting from the Convergence of Sports and Entertainment

How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

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  • Author: Mark Cuban
  • Star Rating: 4.5
  • Reviews: 77
  • Price: $4.74

Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, available now only as an e-book. Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, he has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur.

Cuban tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends’ couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors.

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The Business of Sports Agents, 2nd Edition

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  • Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire
  • Star Rating: 4.5
  • Reviews: 7
  • Price: $28.46

The legendary Charles C. “Cash and Carry” Pyle, considered by most to be the first sports agent, negotiated a $3,000-per-game contract for Red Grange to play professional football for the Chicago Bears in 1933. Today, salaries in the tens of millions of dollars are commonplace, and instead of theatrical promoters and impresarios, professionally trained businessmen and lawyers dominate the business. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. Incidents of agents’ manipulating athletes, ranging from investment scams to outright theft of a player’s money, are far too frequent, and there is growing consensus for reform

In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents.

Click to purchase The Business of Sports Agents, 2nd Edition

Sports Marketing Books

Sports Marketing, 3rd Edition

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  • Author: Bernard Mullin
  • Star Rating: 4
  • Reviews: 6
  • Price: $51.99

Sport Marketing, Third Edition, the latest version of the leading sport marketing text, directs students to a better understanding of the theoretical backbone that makes sport marketing such a unique and vibrant subject to study. The text has been thoroughly updated with a comprehensive ancillary package, new examples and perspectives from the field, and the latest information about marketing in the burgeoning sport industry.

Using real-world examples and an engaging writing style, the distinguished authors provide valuable new material about key areas in sport marketing that prepares students for careers in the industry.

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The Ultimate Guide to Sports Marketing

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  • Author: Stedman Graham
  • Star Rating: 4
  • Reviews: 3
  • Price: $24.73

Sports marketing is heralded as one of the most prestigious, exciting, and popular fields in contemporary marketing. The number of related programs in colleges and universities has exploded, and companies tied with sports marketing handle thousands of avid career hopefuls each year.

The Ultimate Guide to Sports Marketing is the first book to go behind the scenes and outline a strategic, integrated approach to effective and innovative sports marketing. Completely revised and repackaged to provide detailed strategies on entering the sports marketing field, acquiring funding, managing event logistics and more, this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of topics including: – Use of the Internet as a sports marketing tool – Negotiations and contracts with sponsors and suppliers – Specifics of licensing deals.

Click to purchase The Ultimate Guide to Sports Marketing

Sports Finance Books

Financial Management in the Sport Industry

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  • Author: Matthew T. Brown
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Reviews: 2
  • Price: $53.62

This book provides readers with an understanding of sport finance and the importance of sound financial management in the sport industry. It begins by covering finance basics and the tools and techniques of financial quantification, using relevant sport examples. It then goes beyond the basics to show how financial management works in the industry–how decisions are made to ensure wealth maximization. Discussions include time value of money, capital budgeting, facility financing, economic impact, and risk and return. The final part of the book focuses on three sport industry sectors–parks and recreation, collegiate athletics, and professional sport–providing in-depth analysis of financial management within each sector.

Throughout, sidebars, case studies, concept checks, and financial problems enable thorough study and practice. Readers learn to apply, and see how sport managers apply, sport financial management principles in real-life situations. Altogether, it offers a good balance of first presenting background information on financial management and then spending the majority of its pages focusing on these concepts in a sport-specific context.

Click to purchase Financial Management in the Sport Industry

Sports Sponsorship Books

The Sponsorship Handbook: Essential Tools, Tips and Techniques for Sponsors and Sponsorship Seekers

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  • Author: Pippa Collett
  • Star Rating: n/a
  • Reviews: n/a
  • Price: $36.85

The Sponsorship Handbook is a practical guide to sponsorship aimed at practitioners both working for sponsoring companies and those searching for sponsorship.Using the tools, techniques, advice and best practice advocated in this book both sponsors and sponsor seekers will benefit from better servicing and activation once a sponsorship is implemented, with metrics that enable data-based accountability rather than hearsay.

Click to purchase The Sponsorship Handbook: Essential Tools, Tips and Techniques for Sponsors and Sponsorship Seekers

Sports Media Books

The Best American Sports Writing 2012

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  • Author: Glenn Stout
  • Star Rating: n/a
  • Reviews: n/a
  • Price: $10.17

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.

A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

Click to purchase The Best American Sports Writing 2012

Sports Broadcasting Books

Starting Your Career in Broadcasting: Working On and Off the Air in Radio and Television

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  • Author: Chris Schneider
  • Star Rating: n/a
  • Reviews: n/a
  • Price: $15.17

Starting Your Career in Broadcasting is the complete guide to breaking into this competitive field–and staying there. It’s packed with advice from top personalities including Bob Costas, Chris Berman, Larry King, Jim Lampley, Bob Kingsley, Rene Syler, Troy Aikman, plus station managers and other broadcasting pros, all sharing stories of how they got their start in broadcasting. Often hilarious, sometimes moving, always insightful, these anecdotes offer first-hand guidance on making the right career choices.

Chapters explore specific on-air and behind-the-scenes jobs; broadcasting schools and what they teach; what news and program directors seek in job applicants; tips for being effective on the air; how an aspiring broadcaster can buy airtime; weathering the ups and downs of a competitive industry; and much more.

Click to purchase Starting Your Career in Broadcasting: Working On and Off the Air in Radio and Television

No Pants Required: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Television Sports Broadcasting

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  • Author: Mark Meisenheimer
  • Star Rating: n/a
  • Reviews: n/a
  • Price: $14.00

“You get paid to watch games, and you’re on television? What a life you must have!”

Yes, on the surface television sportscasting seems like a dream job. You’re rubbing elbows with well-known athletes and even enjoying a certain celebrity status of your own. But it also involves a great deal of sacrifice. Would you move to Scottsbluff, Nebraska, or the Quad Cities in Iowa to cover high school sports and junior college athletics? Mark Meisenheimer takes you to the small markets, introducing you to the men and women who have worked their way up the broadcast ladder.

Truth is stranger (and often more entertaining) than fiction, and No Pants Required proves it. Whether you have sportscasting aspirations of your own or you’re simply a fan, you’ll love this insider’s look at the industry.

Click to purchase No Pants Required: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Television Sports Broadcasting

Sports Networker Author Books

Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide

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  • Author: Lewis Howes
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Reviews: 47
  • Price: $9.00

In four years, Lewis Howes went from sleeping on his sister’s couch to earning 7 figures because one webinar showed him a new way to market his business. One webinar. Wow! Lewis is an excellent example of the inspiration and innovation we strive to support at Citrix. Our goal is to provide powerful, simple-to-use solutions that enable people to share their ideas with anyone, from anywhere.

So when Lewis came to us with the idea to write a book on webinars, we were thrilled. Who better to show the value of “anyone, anywhere” connections than the guy who started hosting webinars with a buddy in a basement and within a few years had built a million-dollar business? Lewis did it by using the convenient format of webinars to connect with his customers wherever they are, to have conversations about what matters to them most and to provide actionable information they can immediately put to use.

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LinkedWorking: Generating Success on LinkedIn

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  • Author: Lewis Howes/Frank Agin
  • Star Rating: 4.5
  • Reviews: 19
  • Price: $13.41

Are you looking to parlay the whole online social networking thing into greater success? LinkedIn Works … It actually works incredibly well. For those who know how to harness the power of this Internet phenomenon, it opens the door to amazing opportunities, a world of new contacts and a plethora of potential success.

If you want to take advantage of LinkedIn there are no secrets … no tricks … no magic. The key is to simply approach this online experience in the same manner as you network in the real world. In LinkedWorking, a networking expert and a LinkedIn guru join forces to show you how you can … Position yourself on LinkedIn to capitalize on extraordinary opportunities … Identify connections in LinkedIn that will generate remarkable additional contacts for you. LinkedWorking … it will revolutionize how you network online.

Click to purchase LinkedWorking: Generating Success on LinkedIn … the World’s Largest Professional Networking Website

Get in the Game: The Ultimate Game Plan for Transition to College to Career

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  • Author: Matt Crevin
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Reviews: 3
  • Price: $9.99

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT PURSUING A CAREER IN SPORTS BUT NOT A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE? There is more than one way to have a fulfilling career in sports. Career search coach and Public Relations veteran, Matt Crevin merged his love of sports and his business acumen and made it a career that began with his “rookie” public relations internship for the San Francisco 49ers in 1991. With wisdom, humor and insight, through Matt’s personal stories and industry insider interviews Get in the Game offers a wake-up call for sports industry hopefuls and reminds us there are job in sports beyond being an athlete and job search strategies that work best.

Whether you’re a young professional just starting your career, or planning a transition from another field into a role in sports and media, Get in the Game provides the opportunity to learn from the insiders and develop a game plan for launching your career in the sports industry.

Click to purchase Get in the Game: The Ultimate Game Plan for Transition to College to Career

Hot Dogs, A Little Marketing, and A Lot of Fun

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  • Author: Mike Rudd
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Reviews: 11
  • Price: $9.99

Hot Dogs, A Little Marketing, and A Lot of Fun is Mike Rudd’s debut book and is about how every job you have gives you the ability to learn what you truly want to do with the rest of your life and have a career, business, or job that you love every day! Hot Dogs were Mike’s gateway to discover what he really wanted in this world. Hot dogs taught Mike to never work a job that he didn’t love and to passionately believe in what he represents and to never settle for anything else.

Mike believes every single one of us has a hot dog stand inside of them. Somewhere passion and motivation are yearning to come out of all of us, and once you find it there is no telling everything you are going to be able to accomplish and feel satisfaction from in life. And that is what Hot Dogs, A Little Marketing, and A Lot of Fun will show you how to do!

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I Got My Dream Job and So Can You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career After College

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  • Author: Pete Leibman
  • Star Rating: 4.5
  • Reviews: 8
  • Price: $11.47

Recent graduates looking to enter the workforce face a discouraging job market and stiff competition for even the most entry-level positions. Yet with the right attitude and strategies, they can break into any organization in any industry and start climbing the ladder to success. When he was only 21 years old, Pete Leibman landed his “dream job,” working in the front office of the NBA’s Washington Wizards. He went on to be their #1 salesperson for three straight seasons and was promoted to management in under two years. In “I Got My Dream Job and So Can You”, Leibman shares his proven and simple system for career success.

Career hopefuls will also find inspiring stories of other young professionals, creative strategies for leveraging social media in the job-search process, and the 5 secrets that will skyrocket their earning potential once they are hired. In short, all the information they need to land the job of their dreams-in any economy.

Click to purchase I Got My Dream Job and So Can You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career After College

Sports Management Books

Foundations of Sports Management

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  • Author: Andy Gillentine
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Reviews: 1
  • Price: $51.83

The exciting and dynamic nature of today’s sport industry has sparked career interest from an ever-growing number of students. To meet the demand for quality sport management education, “Foundations of Sport Management” is designed to offer undergraduate students a stimulating introductory view of the skills and information necessary for a career in the sport industry. Topics covered are designed to reflect the core competencies recommended by the Sport Management Program Review Council and to equip students with the skills needed for a career in the sport industry.

Each chapter introduces the theoretical foundations and practical applications for critical elements of sport management. Educators will appreciate the text’s format, which is designed to allow for a smooth week-to-week transition of classroom instruction. The authors, who have all been identified as the current leaders in their disciplines, have provided case studies, chapter summaries, questions, and industry examples to supplement each chapter and to assist the student in gaining a comprehensive picture of the sport industry.

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Internships in Sports Management

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  • Author: Matthew Walker
  • Star Rating: n/a
  • Reviews: n/a
  • Price: $29.95

Today’s sport industry is an extremely competitive environment. Potential employees must have an edge in order to become as marketable as possible. That edge is gained through hands-on experiences. For most sport management students, their most significant experience will be accomplished by way of a quality internship.

This textbook is the ultimate tool to prepare a sport management student for that crucial internship in sport event management, intercollegiate athletics, minor league sport, sport facility management, sport marketing, sport/business and sport/entertainment industries.

Click to purchase Internships in Sport Management

Sports Medicine Books

Dream Jobs in Spors Fitness and Medicine

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  • Author: Laura La Bella
  • Star Rating: n/a
  • Reviews: n/a
  • Price: $39.95

Dream Jobs in Sports and Medicine discusses the various types of jobs individuals can hold in the sports industry. Whether it’s working as a certified athletic trainer or helping athletes recover from injuries as a physical therapist, this book outlines how to navigate your way to your desired job in sports medicine.

Click to purchase Dream Jobs in Sports Fitness and Medicine (Great Careers in the Sports Industry)

Sports Fitness Books

Careers in Sports, Fitness, and Exercise

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  • Author: American Kinesiology Association
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Reviews: 1
  • Price: $16.63

Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise is your guide to landing your dream job in one of today’s most exciting, popular, and fastest-growing industries!

Produced by the American Kinesiology Association, this hands-on guide includes detailed job descriptions, information on working conditions, salary ranges, responsibilities, key skills, and required certifications for 36 careers in sport and fitness.

Click to purchase Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise (American Kinesiology Association)

Sports Law Books

Sport Law: A Managerial Approach, 2nd Edition

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  • Author: Linda Sharp
  • Star Rating: 4.5
  • Reviews: 2
  • Price: $64.91

Like its predecessor, the updated second edition of Sport Law: A Managerial Approach is organized around management functions rather than legal theory. Its clear and informative style will help readers understand how legal concepts relate to specific managerial functions and will help prepare them to assume a broad range of responsibilities in sport, education, or recreation.

Whether readers work or assume roles as coaches or teachers; are program administrators in a professional program; manage fitness/health clubs; or work in a high school, college, Olympic, or professional sport organization, legal concerns will inevitably be woven into their managerial concerns. This book shows how knowledge of the law creates a competitive advantage and helps build a more efficient and successful operation that better serves the needs of its constituents. Finally, the book covers the legal areas suggested in the COSMA accreditation program approval guidelines and includes such topics as governance in professional and Olympic sport, employment discrimination, sporting facility and event management, participant violence, and intellectual property rights.

Click to purchase Sport Law: A Managerial Approach, Second Edition

Sports Psychology Books

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology

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  • Author: Alan Kornspan
  • Star Rating: n/a
  • Reviews: n/a
  • Price: $51.83

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides a preparatory look at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology. Rather than focus on theory and concepts, this text answers basic questions for newcomers to the field by providing information on what sport and exercise psychology is and what it has to offer. It integrates applied and career information to show the basic principles of the field, contains information on where sport and exercise psychology professionals work, the types of jobs they hold, the services they provide, and the opportunities available to those thinking of entering the field.

Engaging for readers of all levels, this book provides a clear and motivating vision of the future of the field and an update of the various career opportunities available. Throughout the resource, many features bring the practical aspects of sport and exercise psychology to life for those wondering what sport and exercise psychology is all about.

Click to purchase Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science)

Sports Administration Books

Principles and Practice of Sports Management, 4th Edition

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  • Author: Lisa P. Masteralexis
  • Star Rating: 2.5
  • Reviews: 2
  • Price: $58.02

Teaching sport management has never been more exciting and challenging. Principles and Practice of Sport Management, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive, current overview of the sport industry and the sport management field. Students are introduced to various segments of the industry providing them with a foundation of knowledge and understanding important for anyone interested in pursuing a career in sports.

The Fourth Edition continues to offer historical perspectives as well as thoughts about current and future industry issues and trends. It has, however, undergone substantial content updates in every chapter, including the inclusion of new developments or managerial approaches happening in the sport world, as well as the addition of new chapters on new media in sport and club management.

Click to purchase Principles and Practice of Sport Management, Fourth Edition

Sports Public Relations Books

Sport Public Relations and Communications

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  • Author: Maria Hopwood
  • Star Rating: n/a
  • Reviews: n/a
  • Price: $48.71

Contemporary sport is a huge global enterprise which necessitates that sports organisations operate as businesses. An increasingly important element of sport business is the management of the myriad of relationships in which sport entities are involved. It is the relationship management aspect of sport which is the unique focus of this book.

Sport Public Relations and Communication is the first book to explore public relations and communications in the sports industry in a global context. It brings together applicable strategies for the sport management or marketing student, and provides a concise guide to how public relations and communications strategies and principles can be applied to sport management and marketing issues.

Click to purchase Sport Public Relations and Communication (Sports Marketing)

Sports Event Management Books

Sport Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks

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  • Author: Robin Ammon
  • Star Rating: 2.5
  • Reviews: 2
  • Price: $71.32

This fully revised and expanded second edition is an ideal text for students in sport facility and event management courses as well as an invaluable reference for managers and industry professionals. Written by a team of recognised scholars in the sport management field, the new edition provides readers with both the theoretical foundations and practical applications for understanding the sporting event industry.

The authors have organised and presented a wealth of information surrounding sport and entertainment events, their risks, and the facilities in which events take place. The clear and concise style of writing is further supplemented with photographs, industry examples, chapter summaries, and study questions to assist students in gaining an overall understanding of the sporting event industry.

Click to purchase Sport Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks (Sport Leisure Industries)

Resume Writing Books

Unbeatable Resumes: America’s Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired

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  • Author: Tony Beshara
  • Star Rating: 4
  • Reviews: 12
  • Price: $10.46

What does Tony Beshara do that most resume ‘experts’ don’t? While the experts write resumes all day, Tony the veteran placement specialist featured regularly on the Dr. Phil show actually uses them to get people jobs. With “Unbeatable Resumes”, Tony dissects and discusses real-life resumes for jobs in a wide range of industries from healthcare to banking, construction to technology, administration to sales and marketing, and more.

The book shows readers how to build a powerful resume, utilize keywords effectively, use gaps and job changes to their advantage, and pair their resumes with concise, dynamic cover letters. He complements his expertise (he has personally placed more than 8,500 professionals) with the results of a survey of more than 3,000 managers, executives, HR specialists, and other hiring authorities about what gets resumes read, interviews granted, and jobs offered. Readers will learn: the critical components of well-written resume; how to ensure their resume actually gets read…by the right people; what employers look for, and what turns them off; how to customize a resume for a particular job; and, the truth about video resumes and job-search websites.

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Networking Books

Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections

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  • Author: Ivan Misner
  • Star Rating: 4
  • Reviews: 32
  • Price: $71.32

Networking expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ivan Misner along with David Alexander, and Brian Hilliard reveal key networking techniques to help you grow your business. Learn how to reach quality prospects, leverage your contacts, motivate ongoing referrals, track your success, and so much more!

Networking Like A Pro is the most comprehensive book I’ve seen on networking—bar none. From beginning to end, Misner and his co-authors divulge networking concepts and strategies which will catapult you from an average networker to a master networker and empower you to achieve greatness in business and life.” — Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles

Click to purchase Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections

Interview Books

How to Interview Like a Pro: 43 Rules for Getting Your Next Job

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  • Author: JD Mary Greenwood
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Reviews: 17
  • Price: $11.16

Getting a job is like parking. You have to be in the right place at the right time. In How to Interview Like a Pro, author Mary Greenwood provides strategies and practical tips about how to prepare for job hunting, how to interview, and how to seal the deal.

Greenwood provides insight into how to get ready for an interview, how to answer those difficult questions, and how to negotiate salary as well.

Click to purchase How To Interview Like A Pro: Forty-Three Rules For Getting Your Next Job

Interview Skills: How to Get Hired NOW!: Quick Job Interview Success Tips

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  • Author: Dr. Angela D. Massey
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Reviews: 9
  • Price: $9.99

Congratulations! You passed the test. Your resume and cover letter were written well enough to secure an interview. Successful interview skills, when properly applied, greatly increase your chances of getting the job you want. As you prepare for your big day, it is critical that you understand the ins and outs of giving an outstanding interview. What should you wear? How should you account for gaps in your employment? How do you answer those “Tell me about…” questions? This clear and concise guide gives you all the information you need to interview with confidence.

Additionally, there is an extensive list of employment related information in the Appendix. The list—the best of the best—is categorized in the typical sequential steps job-seekers should take: Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing, and Thank-You Letters/Notes, and it is complete with up-to-date links to help you maximize your time.

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LinkedIn Books

The Power Formula for Linkedin Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search

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  • Author: Wayne Breitbarth
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Reviews: 102
  • Price: $11.36

This simple, user-friendly guide explains how you can access the full power of LinkedIn–including advice on making lasting business connections, building a unique personal brand, and generating significant business opportunities.

Are you at a social-media disadvantage if you entered the business world before the rise of Facebook? Wayne Breitbarth argues that the opposite is true when it comes to LinkedIn: your experience and connections as a seasoned professional give you a leg up in harnessing the benefits of LinkedIn. You have already done a lot of the networking groundwork, and LinkedIn can extend your reach even further with minimal time each week. Using actual screenshots of the LinkedIn website, Breitbarth demonstrates how you can take advantage of all the features of this professional networking platform. He shows you how to create a compelling profile, use keywords to improve your ability to find and be found by others, build a solid base of connections, solicit valuable recommendations, and much more.

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Sports Industry Books

The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports

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  • Author: Glenn M. Wong
  • Star Rating: 4
  • Reviews: 1
  • Price: $11.36

The Comprehensive Guide To Careers In Sports, Second Edition, provides an overview of what students should consider and expect from the varied career options available to them in sports.

This book answers the questions students are most likely to have, including what courses they should take, what are available to them, what salary they can expect to earn after graduation, and how they can get the job of their dreams.

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