When choosing a career, one of the first things you should remember is that you are not looking for a job. A career is much more than a job. A career may be thought of as a series of jobs, but there is more to it than that. A career is an area of expertise, learned and perfected over the course of a working lifetime, and applied within the framework of employment. Some careers offer a series of jobs that are very similar, but come with increasing responsibility. Other careers offer a variety of jobs that are very different but rely upon the same basic expertise. The wine industry is like that. Over the course of a career it is possible for an ambitious wine professional to serve wine in a tasting room, buy wine for a restaurant, advise patrons on wine selection as a sommelier, make wine, manage a winery, and even grow grapes. The wine business has grown dramatically in the United States in recent decades. Americans still do not drink as much wine as Europeans, but annual per person consumption of wine in this country rose from 1.7 gallons in 1995 to 2.8 gallons in 2013. There has also been a steady growth in American wine production, from 437 million gallons in 1995 to about 755 million gallons in 2013. The quality of American wine has risen dramatically, too. It was only a few decades ago that American wine was looked down upon as cheap jug wine suitable only for unsophisticated palates. Today, American wines hold their own around the world, both in competitions and in markets. The business is still growing. American wine consumption of 2.8 gallons per year may sound like high, but Italians put away about 10 gallons per year per person, and the French each drink on average 12 gallons of wine per year! You can see there is room for growth in this country.
Written by successful and respected industry professionals, How to Launch Your Wine Career gives practical, real-world advice on how to land, develop, and succeed in a career in wine making and production, vineyard management, marketing and sales, public relations, writing, education, winery management and administration, direct-to-consumer sales, and more. Featuring interviews with some of wine's most prominent figures—including winemaker Heidi Barrett and wine writer James Laube of Wine Spectator—the book builds a career from the ground up, explaining job descriptions, educational and skill requirements, the career ladder, how to get started, and job hunting strategies. Each chapter ends with a helpful resource guide of available conferences, books, and websites. The appendix provides a detailed action plan worksheet to help the prospective applicant plan, plot progress, and nail that killer wine industry job.
Explores the careers available to people who love to shop, including wardrobe stylist, antiques or art dealer, and mystery shopper.
The fast and easy way to find your place in the culinaryfield Ever dream of exploring an exciting career in culinary arts orcooking but don't know where to begin? Culinary Careers ForDummies is the perfect book for anyone who dreams of gettinginto the culinary profession. Whether you're a student, anup-and-coming chef looking for direction, or are simply interestedin reinventing yourself and trying your hand at a new career,Culinary Careers For Dummies provides the essentialinformation every culinary novice needs to enter and excel in thefood service industry. Packed with advice on selecting a culinary school and tips forusing your degree to land your dream job, Culinary Careers ForDummies offers up-to-the-minute information on: culinarytraining, degrees, and certificates; the numerous career optionsavailable (chef, chef's assistant, pastry chef, food stylist,caterer, line cook, restaurant publicist/general manager,Sommelier, menu creator, food writer, consultant/investor, etc.)and the paths to get there; basic culinary concepts and methods;advice on finding a niche in the culinary world; culinary corecompetencies; food safety and proper food handling; real-lifedescriptions of what to expect on the job; and how to land a greatculinary job. Expert guidance on cooking up your career plan to enter thefood service industry Tips and advice on what to study to get you where you'reheaded Packed with information on the many career options in theculinary field Culinary Careers For Dummies is a one-stop reference foranyone who is interested in finding a career in this growing andlucrative field.
Describes more than eighty jobs in the food and beverage industry, including position descriptions, salary ranges, employment outlook, and tips for entry.
People of all ages and backgrounds are seeking work in career fields that will help save the planet, yet many people are unaware of the variety of green careers available. This unique career guidance book, based on labor market research, covers green jobs representing almost every area of career interest. The authors’ extensive experience in workforce development will help you explore tomorrow’s green career options by answering such questions as: What green careers are available? What salary can I expect? What education do I need? What is the demand for this profession? How do I change to a green career? Green Careers offers clear and concise information about the emerging field of environmental jobs. Chapters include: Industry-by-industry overview of green jobs Ninety different occupations in twelve different career groups Over sixty case studies and interviews of people working in green jobs Career planning information Job search resources This book will appeal to students, career explorers, job seekers, and career and workforce development professionals. It is an indispensable guide for finding a career to feel passionate about and prospering while doing what you love. Jim Cassio is a career and workforce information consultant who has conducted hundreds of workforce studies and published occupational resource books, including Career Pathways Handbook. Alice Rush, MA, MCC, is a certified and registered career counselor and founder of CareerU®—counseling for the public and Fortune 500 companies. She is author of Paid to Play and a part-time faculty member of Folsom Lake College.
Otologic Surgery—the third edition of this invaluable surgical reference—has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advances in the field and covers all aspects of surgery of the ear and skull base. Derald E. Brackmann, MD, Clough Shelton, MD, and Moises A. Arriaga, MD bring you seven new chapters on the hot topics of Cartilage Tympanoplasty, Reversible Canal Wall Down Mastiodectomy, Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Far Lateral Transcondylar Approach, Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, and Vascular Considerations in Neurotology. These extensive updates, along with the inclusion of new contributors and the elimination of redundant chapters, ensure that this book provides you with the essential information you need to choose and perform state-of-the-art surgical techniques. The companion web site at expertconsult.com features the fully searchable text, as well as a video library and question and answer section. Discusses controversies and alternate approaches so you can make a well-informed decision from the full range of choices. Presents the expertise and insights from more than 50 leading specialists to provide you with authoritative advice on surgical problems. Provides detailed visual guidance on how to perform procedures through step-by-step illustrations. Features the fully searchable text online at expertconsult.com, with references linked to Medline, a question and answer section ideal for board review, and a video library of procedures for convenient access and reference. Includes seven new chapters—Cartilage Tympanoplasty, Reversible Canal Wall Down Mastiodectomy, Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Far Lateral Transcondylar Approach, Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, and Vascular Considerations in Neurotology—for coverage of hot topics and the latest advances in technique. Presents new contributors for 14 chapters to provide you with authoritative coverage and the dynamic perspectives of leaders in the field. Streamlines the content by eliminating four redundant chapters of dated techniques so you only have the information you need.
Who's Who of Canadian Women is a guide to the most powerfuland innovative women in Canada. Celebrating the talents and achievement of over 3,700 women, Who's Who of Canadian Women includes women from all over Canada, in all fields, including agriculture, academia, law, business, politics, journalism, religion, sports and entertainment. Each biography includes such information as personal data, education, career history, current employment, affiliations, interests and honours. A special comment section reveals personal thoughts, goals, and achievements of the profiled individual. Entries are indexed by employment of affilitation for easy reference. Published every two years, Who's Who of Canadian Women selects its biographees on merit alone. This collection is an essential resource for all those interested in the achievements of Canadian women.
Provides an overview of the professional opportunities in the field of nutrition, discusses educational requirements, and includes information on responsibilities and employment outlook.
In 1975 there were 125 wineries in eastern North America. By 2013 there were more than 2,400. How and why the eastern United States and Canada became a major wine region of the world is the subject of this history. Unlike winemakers in California with its Mediterranean climate, the pioneers who founded the industry after Prohibition—1933 in the United States and 1927 in Ontario—had to overcome natural obstacles such as subzero cold in winter and high humidity in the summer that favored diseases devastating to grapevines. Enologists and viticulturists at Eastern research stations began to find grapevine varieties that could survive in the East and make world-class wines. These pioneers were followed by an increasing number of dedicated growers and winemakers who fought in each of their states to get laws dating back to Prohibition changed so that an industry could begin. Hudson Cattell, a leading authority on the wines of the East, in this book presents a comprehensive history of the growth of the industry from Prohibition to today. He draws on extensive archival research and his more than thirty-five years as a wine journalist specializing in the grape and wine industry of the wines of eastern North America. The second section of the book adds detail to the history in the form of multiple appendixes that can be referred to time and again. Included here is information on the origin of grapes used for wine in the East, the crosses used in developing the French hybrids and other varieties, how the grapes were named, and the types of wines made in the East and when. Cattell also provides a state-by-state history of the earliest wineries that led the way.
After the strains of Pomp and Circumstance die out and student loans come due, it's time for new grads to assess their talents, select a career path, and plot their strategy for cracking the job market. This guide is designed to help recent college graduates get on the right track, offering a self-assessment test to help define individual potential.