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 more passion, ...

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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
  • Sales rank: 1,362,669
  • 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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