Career Survival Guide

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A PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

Everything you need to know to survive and thrive in the world of work

Layoffs, mergers, volatile markets, an uncertain future. The Career Survival Guide is an indispensable source of expert insight, analysis, and guidance for today's beleaguered and confused corporate citizen. And it offers a gold mine of sure-fire tips on how to find a mentor, how to get and use insider business information, how to read the tea leaves ...

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The Career Survival Guide: Making Your Next Career Move: Making Your Next Career Move

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Overview

A PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

Everything you need to know to survive and thrive in the world of work

Layoffs, mergers, volatile markets, an uncertain future. The Career Survival Guide is an indispensable source of expert insight, analysis, and guidance for today's beleaguered and confused corporate citizen. And it offers a gold mine of sure-fire tips on how to find a mentor, how to get and use insider business information, how to read the tea leaves when your job may be on the line, and how to handle corporate politics. Readers also learn how to enhance their visibility, as well as how to leverage sudden economic change, and, perhaps most important, they learn about the seven types of corporate survivors­­including "Switzerlands," "Gumbies," "Stoics," and "Don't Worry, Be Happys"­­and how to determine which type is most consistent with their own personalities. In the face of increasing layoffs and uncertainty, readers wanting to increase their chances of having a successful and fulfilling career will appreciate The Career Survival Guide's comprehensive content, including:

  • Helpful info boxes, sidebars, and lively profiles
  • An introduction to the often-intimidating corporate landscape
  • Strategies for experienced employees looking to recharge their climb up the corporate ladder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071391306
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/23/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 New Economy or Old Economy, the Times They Are a Changin' 1
Ch. 2 You, Inc. - The Rise of the Gold-Collar Worker 15
Ch. 3 "Are Those Swim Trunks You're Wearing, Fishbein?" Understanding Corporate Culture 31
Ch. 4 Easy Ways to Derail Your Career 51
Ch. 5 Help Me Now, I'm Falling: Anticipating - and Surviving - a Layoff 75
Ch. 6 10,000 Maniacs Was a Rock 'n' Roll Band - Not Your Workplace 97
Ch. 7 Crouching Boss, Hidden Agenda: How to Get Along with Your Boss 123
Ch. 8 They Shoot Troublemakers, Don't They? The Fine Art of Managing Office Politics 145
Ch. 9 My Kingdom for a Yoda: Finding a Career Mentor 161
Ch. 10 Belching Your Career Goodbye: The Fine Art of Business Etiquette 179
Ch. 11 Choose Me: Grabbing the Brass Ring 209
Ch. 12 Fifty Career Survival Tips You Can Take to the Corner Office 225
Index 247
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