The Career Survival Kit (Collection) [NOOK Book]


A brand new collection of essential insights for your business and career from world-renowned experts…now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!


3 expert guides to supercharging your career… wherever you are, wherever you want to be!


Three great books help you build an outstanding career! Four Secrets to Liking Your Work helps you make any job more fulfilling and joyful. Use Get a Life, Not a Job to redesign your career with ...

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A brand new collection of essential insights for your business and career from world-renowned experts…now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!


3 expert guides to supercharging your career… wherever you are, wherever you want to be!


Three great books help you build an outstanding career! Four Secrets to Liking Your Work helps you make any job more fulfilling and joyful. Use Get a Life, Not a Job to redesign your career with more passion, balance, and money! Then, master The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition’s 108 easy, bite-size rules for moving ahead fast!


From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher, PhD., Erv Thomas, P.E., Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D., and Richard Templar


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132696562
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Series: FT Press Delivers Collections
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Edward G. Muzio, President and CEO of Group Harmonics, is a leader in applying analytical models to enhance group effectiveness. He has started large and small companies, led global technology and recruitment initiatives, and advised employees at all levels. Deborah J. Fisher, Ph.D., Visiting Research Professor at University of New Mexico, has automated organizational learning for the construction industry, created employee development models for Sandia National Laboratories, and educated generations of professionals. Erv Thomas, P.E., Program Manager at Intel, is responsible for recruiting, mentoring, and developing the world’s top engineering talent. He has been a design engineer, educator, and founder of a non-profit that mentors teens at risk. Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D. is Full Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of the Center for Human Resource Strategy at Rutgers University. A leader in global career and leadership development, her books include Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life. Richard Templar, author of the Rules series of worldwide best-sellers, is an astute observer of human behavior who understands why some effortlessly glide towards success while others struggle.

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Table of Contents

Four Secrets to Liking Your Work: You May Not Need to Quit to Get the Job You Want


About the Authors

Prologue: Monday Morning Dread

Chapter 1: The Trouble with Work

Chapter 2: How People Act

Chapter 3: Watching the Action

Chapter 4: Why People Act

Chapter 5: Figuring Out Why

Chapter 6: What People Do

Chapter 7: Do What You Like

Chapter 8: Got Skills?

Chapter 9: A Bird’s Eye View







Chapter 1  Create a Personally, Professionally, and Financially Rewarding Career Doing What You Love

Chapter 2  Discover What Really Motivates You

Chapter 3  Propel Your Career Forward through Self-Development

Chapter 4  Enjoy Financial and Professional Security

Chapter 5  Increase Your Mental, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being

Chapter 6  Protect and Leverage Your Time, Money, and Human Resources

Chapter 7  Get a Life: Integrate Your Career with Your Life Priorities





THE RULES OF WORK: A Definitive Code for Personal Success, EXPANDED EDITION



Part I  Walk Your Talk

1  Get Your Work Noticed

2  Never Stand Still

3  Volunteer Carefully

4  Carve Out a Niche for Yourself

5  Under Promise and Over Deliver

6  Learn to Ask Why

7  Be 100 Percent Committed

8  Learn from Others’ Mistakes

9  Enjoy What You Are Doing

10  Develop the Right Attitude

11  Be Passionate But Don’t Kill Yourself

12  Manage Your Energy

13  Never Let Anyone Know How Hard You Work

14  Keep Your Home Life at Home

Part II  Know That You’re Being Judged at All Times

15  Cultivate a Smile

16  No Limp Fish–Develop the Perfect Handshake

17  Exude Confidence and Energy

18  Develop a Style That Gets You Noticed

19  Pay Attention to Personal Grooming

20  Be Attractive

21  Be Cool

22  Speak Well

23  Write Well

Part III  Have a Plan

24  Know What You Want Long Term

25  Know What You Want Short term

26  Study the Promotion System

27  Develop a Game Plan

28  Set Objectives

29  Know Your Role

30  Know Yourself–Strengths and Weaknesses

31  Identify Key Times and Events

32  Anticipate Threats

33  Look for Opportunities

34  Make Learning a Lifelong Mission

Part IV  If You Can’t Say Anything Nice–Shut Up

35  Don’t Gossip

36  Don’t Bitch

37  Stand Up for Others

38  Compliment People Sincerely

39  Be Cheerful and Positive

40  Ask Questions

41  Use “Please” and “Thank you”

42  Don’t Swear

43  Be a Good Listener

44  Only Speak Sense

Part V  Look After Yourself

45  Know the Ethics of Your Industry

46  Know the Legalities of Your Industry

47  Set Personal Standards

48  Never Lie

49  Never Cover Up for Anyone Else

50  Keep Records

51  Know the Difference Between the Truth and The Whole Truth

52  Cultivate Your Support/Contacts/Friends

53  Date with Caution

54  Understand Others’ Motives

55  Assume Everyone Else Is Playing by Different Rules

56  Keep the Faith

57  Put Things in Perspective

Part VI  Blend In

58  Know the Corporate Culture

59  Speak the Language

60  Dress Up or Dress Down Accordingly

61  Be Adaptable in Your Dealings with Different People

62  Make Your Boss Look Good

63  Know Where to Hang Out, and When

64  Understand Social Protocols

65  Know the Rules about Authority

66  Know the Rules about the Office Hierarchy

67  Never Disapprove of Others

68  Understand the Herd Mentality

Part VII  Act One Step Ahead

69  Dress One Step Ahead

70  Talk One Step Ahead

71  Act One Step Ahead

72  Think One Step Ahead

73  Address Corporate Issues and Problems

74  Make Your Company Better for Having You There

75  Talk of “We” Rather Than “I”

76  Walk the Walk

77  Spend More Time with Senior Staff

78  Get People to Assume You Have Already Made the Step

79  Prepare for the Step After Next

Part VIII  Cultivate Diplomacy

80  Ask Questions in Times of Conflict

81  Don’t Take Sides

82  Know When to Keep Your Opinions to Yourself

83  Be Conciliatory

84  Never Lose Your Temper

85  Never Get Personal

86  Know How to Handle Other People’s Anger

87  Stand Your Ground

88  Be Objective About the Situation

Part IX  Know the System–and Milk It

89  Know All the Unspoken Rules of Office Life

90  Know What to Call Everyone

91  Know When to Stay Late and When to Go Early

92  Know the Theft or Perks Rule

93  Identify the People Who Count

94  Be on the Right Side of the People Who Count

95  Be Well Up on New Management Techniques

96  Know the Undercurrents and Hidden Agendas

97  Know the Favorites and Cultivate Them

98  Know the Mission Statement–and Understand It

Part X  Handle the Opposition

99  Identify the Opposition

100  Study Them Closely

101  Don’t Back-Stab

102  Know the Psychology of Promotion

103  Don’t Give Too Much Away

104  Keep Your Ear to the Ground

105  Make the Opposition Seem Irreplaceable

106  Don’t Damn the Opposition with Faint Praise

107  Capitalize on the Career-Enhancing Moments

108  Cultivate the Friendship and Approval of Your Colleagues

Postscript Know When to Break the Rules

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