Brazen Careerist

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Are you taking long lunches? Ignoring sexual harassment? Do you keep your desk neat to the point of looking like you don't have enough to do? The answer to all three should be yes, if you want to succeed in your career on your own terms. Penelope Trunk, expert business advice columnist for the Boston Globe, gives anything but standard advice to help members of the X and Y generations succeed on their own terms in any industry. Trunk asserts that a take-charge attitude and thinking outside the box are the only ...
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Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success

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Are you taking long lunches? Ignoring sexual harassment? Do you keep your desk neat to the point of looking like you don't have enough to do? The answer to all three should be yes, if you want to succeed in your career on your own terms. Penelope Trunk, expert business advice columnist for the Boston Globe, gives anything but standard advice to help members of the X and Y generations succeed on their own terms in any industry. Trunk asserts that a take-charge attitude and thinking outside the box are the only ways to make it in today's job market. With 45 tips that will get you thinking bigger, acting bolder, and blazing trails you never thought possible, BRAZEN CAREERIST will forever change your career outlook.


Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start
"Take everything you think you 'know' about career strategies, throw them away, and read this book because the rules have changed. 'Brazen,' 'counter-intuitive,' and 'radical' are the best three descriptions of Trunk's work. Life is too short to be stuck in a rat hole..."

Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D, author of the New York Times Bestseller The No Asshole Rule
"A delightful book, with some edgy advice that made me squirm a bit at times. I agreed with 90% of it, found myself arguing with the other 10%, and was completely engaged from start to finish."

Paul D. Tieger, author of Do What You Are and CEO of SpeedReading People, LLC
"Penelope Trunk brings considerable savvy and a fresh new perspective to the business of career success. Bold and sometimes unconventional, BRAZEN CAREERIST gives readers much to think about as well as concrete, practical suggestions that will help them know what they want, and know how to get it."

Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling author of Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
"BRAZEN CAREERIST has the street-smarts you need to make your career and life work for you from the start. Read it now, or you'll wish you had when you're 40!"

* Mp3 CD Format *. Post-baby boomer Generations X and Y make up about a third of the entire working populations, yet all of the business advice books on the market seem to be written by (and for) those in the middle of their careers. In terms of business advice, what is out there for the all-important age 18-34 demographic? "Brazen Careerist," a debut book by Penelope Trunk, seeks to answer all the questions that Generations X and Y many have.Trunk gives anything-but-standard business advice that will help new generations of workers fly past their in-the-dark coworkers in the effort to get to the top. Her clear, in-your-face style lends itself perfectly to such advice as using office politics to your advantage or admitting to yourself that you need to change fields because you are not good at what you do. Containing 45 tips and one rant, "Brazen Careerist" asserts that you must have a take-charge attitude and Machiavellian ethics in order to rise to the top of the business world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446578646
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

PENELOPE TRUNK lives in
Madison, Wisconsin.
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  • Posted May 13, 2009

    Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success

    This compact career guidebook gives direct and practical advice to the new young work force. It also offers a wealthy amount of advice for the baby boomers generation. The book includes the rules on emailing, ways to deal with sexual harassment, balancing life at home and your career at the same time. Any unemployed person or senior in college that will be looking for a job in these hard economic times should definitely reach for this book.
    Penelope Trunk also offers round about ways of getting high in your career. For instance Rule #37 "Don't be the hardest worker." A great rule to study and follow but the younger generation going into work fresh out of college should know that it takes a lot of work to get to the top of their career. The book also offers well made brief anecdotes created from her experiences. You should definitely pick this book up if your having problem with you career or just feel like you stuck in the same position and you want to move!

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