Bring Your "A" Game: The 10 Career Secrets of the High Achiever

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The first 10 years of your career can often be the "make it or break it" period. Bring Your "A" Game shows you how to define your career plan early on, with sound advice on how to acquire the critical building blocks and time-tested workplace skills you need to get ahead.

Throughout his career, Rob McGovern has employed and mentored hundreds of young professionals. In Bring Your "A" Game, he shares the 10 common attributes that are consistent with career high-achievers, or "A" ...

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Overview

The first 10 years of your career can often be the "make it or break it" period. Bring Your "A" Game shows you how to define your career plan early on, with sound advice on how to acquire the critical building blocks and time-tested workplace skills you need to get ahead.

Throughout his career, Rob McGovern has employed and mentored hundreds of young professionals. In Bring Your "A" Game, he shares the 10 common attributes that are consistent with career high-achievers, or "A" players, as well as contingency procedures when something goes wrong, such as getting fired, having a stalled career or realizing that you hate your job.

Filled with real-life situations, anecdotes, pointed direction and practical methods for dealing with any workplace situation, Bring Your "A" Game is not just another "how to find a job" book - it's a how to have a career book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402205163
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. McGovern is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of CareerBuilder Corporation, which he sold to Tribune and Knight Ridder companies in 2000 and 2002. McGovern has been a fast tracker throughout his career and was often the youngest executive where he worked. After a long and successful career at large companies like Hewlett Packard, McGovern founded CareerBuilder with a mission to help people get ahead in life.

Currently, he is the founder and CEO of mkt10, an online job service based in Washington D.C. He also advises national leading venture capital firms and technology companies on strategic issues like hiring and recruiting a winning executive team, mergers and acquisitions.

McGovern was named the Entrepreneurship Institute's "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1998 and KPMG's "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1999. He's frequently invited to speak to Human Resource Professionals, Investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs. He lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife and two children.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Part 1 The Building Blocks of a Successful Career
Chapter 1 Let the Good Times Roll 3
Chapter 2 Your Skills Pyramid 13
Chapter 3 What's in Your Top Box? 33
Chapter 4 Master the Easy Stuff 51
Chapter 5 The Art of Being Coachable 71
Chapter 6 An Action-Oriented Curiosity 89
Chapter 7 Communicating with Clarity 103
Chapter 8 Superior People Skills 119
Chapter 9 Corporate Combat 135
Chapter 10 Learning by Observation 153
Chapter 11 Resourceful Problem Solving 167
Chapter 12 Making Sound Choices 183
Chapter 13 How to Be Happy...and Get Paid 207
Part 2 Emergency Procedures: What to Do When Things Aren't Going According to Plan
Chapter 14 Lost Your Job? Now What? 227
Chapter 15 Going Nowhere Fast 249
Chapter 16 "Help! I Hate My Job!" 263
Author's Note 279
Index 282
About the Author 287
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