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PC Center Staff Picks

by Laura Lowell
Branding isn't just for products anymore. Author Laura Lowell has successfully built large brand names such as IBM, Intel and HP. In #my brand tweet, discover how personal branding can launch your career to a new level. Learn how to differentiate yourself from the crowd by defining your identity, building a unique brand, and marketing it.
– Lisa
 
by Randolph Hock
In the 3rd edition of Randolph Hock's guide you will learn to conduct successful web searches using the latest strategies and techniques. A leading internet trainer, Hock not only reveals the newest tools and insights, he shows you how to uncover information not available through search engines. Newbies and pros alike will find the guide well-organized and easy-to-understand. This updated and expanded edition includes techniques for using social networking sites like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Glossary, index and a URL list of useful Web resources are also provided.
– Licia
 
by Shama Hyder Kabani
Whether you're a small-time seller or the marketing director of a large firm, this quick read helps you painlessly and meaningfully use social media tools to market your business. Forget what you thought you knew: Kabani explains how the fundamentals of marketing have been revolutionized by social media. In addition to providing step-by-step instructions for Facebook, LinkedIn and web video, Kabani outlines new and innovative strategies that emphasize nurturing online relationships and attracting ideal customers. With the physical book you also get access to the exclusive online edition which includes regular updates and video extras.
– Licia
 
by Mark Emery Bolles and Richard Nelson Bolles
The 6th edition of this classic job-hunting guidebook is filled with everything you need to be a 21st century job seeker. Loaded with information about job blogging, online social networking, job boards, posting resumes to job sites, and much more, this is the go-to resource for assistance with finding a job online.
– Wes
 
by Paul McFedries
Cloud computing has been called the future of computing, but what exactly is it? Picture this: no more expensive apps loaded on your personal computer, no more security updates. With Chrome OS you're free to do all your computing on the web. It comes with a lightning fast browser, built-in security, and offers new ways to share and collaborate with co-workers and friends. This non-technical manual will get you started: how to set up Chrome OS, optimize the browser, and use features and functions.
– Licia
 
by Brenda Greene and Coleen Byrne
Social media sites aren't just for socializing: they are becoming powerful tools for expanding a professional network and connecting with potential employers. Get advice from top execs at Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Google on how to use sites like Facebook and LinkedIn to tap into the hidden job market, anticipate an employer's needs, and stand out in the crowd. This guide emphasizes the importance of creating a personal brand and how, in the process, you will upgrade your career prospects and your online persona.
-- Licia
 
by Patrick Leo
An online seller since 2003, Patrick Leo shares his technique for creating a successful at-home business. In this practical step-by-step guide, you will learn how to find items to sell and where to sell them for greatest profit. This book leaves no stone unturned: it provides detailed instructions on inventory management, shipping, customer service, registering your business, dealing with taxes, and how to avoid common pitfalls along the way. After reading this guide you'll be convinced that a profitable at-home business is in reach for anyone with an internet connection.
-- Licia
 
by Nancy Conner and Matthew MacDonald
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will soon upgrade to Office 2010. Get ready for the change by checking out Office 2010: The Missing Manual. It covers the major updates you can expect for each of the programs included within Office 2010, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and provides great tips on how to get the most out of the software. Great for beginners and experts alike, Office 2010: The Missing Manual is a must-read for the switch to Office 2010!
-- Wes
 
by Brad and Debra Schepp
Social networking sites are transforming the way people find jobs. But how is it done? Speaking to the "network-challenged", this practical guide shows you how to use these sites to create your online profile, connect to employers, make professional contacts and find work. LinkedIn, a business networking site, gets the most attention but the guide also reveals the career-boosting secrets of Facebook and Twitter, and provides real examples of people who got jobs using these sites.
-- Licia