Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success

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When career coach Nicole Williams, newly divorced, moved from Vancouver to New York City, she brushed off her dating skills and set out looking for Mr. Right . . . and then realized that "the Rules" for dating have another important application: young professional womens' careers.
In a book that combines The Rules with Leadership Principles from Attila the Hun, Williams turns twenty of the most tried-and-true tricks of the dating game into a ...

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Overview

When career coach Nicole Williams, newly divorced, moved from Vancouver to New York City, she brushed off her dating skills and set out looking for Mr. Right . . . and then realized that "the Rules" for dating have another important application: young professional womens' careers.
In a book that combines The Rules with Leadership Principles from Attila the Hun, Williams turns twenty of the most tried-and-true tricks of the dating game into a handbook for getting, keeping, and moving ahead in the job you want.
Lively, surprising, and above all, practical, GIRL ON TOP is the must-have for those who keep the corner office in their sights.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599951928
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicole is the best-selling author of Wildly Sophisticated: A Bold New Attitude for Career Success and Earn What You're Worth, and the founder of WORKS by Nicole Williams, the first media and content company marketed toward young professional women. Her advice is featured regularly in major media outlets including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times. Nicole also regularly appears on The Today Show, ABC's Primetime, Good Morning America, Fox News, and CNN. Visit her website at www.nicolewilliams.com and www.girlontopbook.com.

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  • Posted January 28, 2010

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    Didn't like this book. Boring!

    The Limited advertised this book on their website and I reviewed it online and thought it might be an interesting read. I ran out and bought it and never got pass the first chapter. Just didn't my attention, at all!

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  • Posted November 13, 2009

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    Tell It Like It Is

    Nicole really does tell it like it is in her book Girl on Top. She breaks down how to help a girl grab her dream job/career by using the same simple methods she would in snagging Prince Charming!

    With fun catchy topics such as Treat him Mean, Keep him Keen she explains the importance of standing up for yourself and not being a mouse and that simply being liked in the job place doesn't mean your respected.

    Some of the reading was a bit blunt and shocking but actually made perfect sense. I had a good many WOW moments while reading, but I took away a lot of great insight and information from Girl On Top and I really wished I would have had this book when I was younger. It is definitely a book a lady needs on her bookshelf and I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted November 9, 2009

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    Okay read. Generally useful for young women about to start their career.

    Girl on Top is a dating-rules-turned-career-advice book aimed at informing young women how to seek and build a successful career. The author, Nicole Williams, is very blunt, moderately funny and sometimes a bit crass. I am a fan of blunt and funny but I did not necessarily enjoy the crass comments, although they did not necessarily detract from the message she was trying to convey.

    Ms. Williams did a pretty good job of turning classic dating "rules" into key points on how to make it in the big bad world of business. However, there were times that I felt some of the dating "rules" did not really apply in a woman's career. There were also some controversial bits of advice, such as using how you look to get ahead. Ms. Williams fully acknowledges that some of her advice is controversial but also has valid reasons for bringing those topics into the discussion and it added a bit of perspective as to how women and men in the workplace view (and judge) you. In general, Girl on Top is a quick read that skims the surface of several important issues that young women should know before entering the workforce.

    Overall, I think the book was okay. Girl on Top is a book that young women about to enter or just entering the workforce might find informative and useful. It certainly raises issues that I did not think of when I started out in my career and it would have been helpful to have had this book at the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2009

    A fresh way to view the work world!

    "Girl on Top" offers advice in a way that you can understand and relate to. Nicole Williams takes classic dating "rules" that help you survive/understand complicated relationships and relates them to a work environment. She brings to life concepts that you've heard for years! They finally make sense! Williams' voice is anything but boring. Her "tell-you-like-it-is" approach to how to land career success is one you don't want to miss out on!

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  • Posted October 27, 2009

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    The Rules for Work

    Every so often a "Eureka" moment comes along that flicks the proverbial light switch in the human brain to the "on position." Girl on Top is the end product of author Nicole Williams' "Eureka" insight. Williams, after being newly-single, had a "Eureka" moment while reading dating advice books. Her epiphany was that many of "The Rules" for romantic relationships were equally applicable to the 9-5 world.

    Williams declares, "Dating rules turned career strategies . . . [are] everything you need to be the Girl on Top!" Each chapter explores how the identified dating rule applies to the modern day work world. Reading Girl on Top is like listening to a mash-up of the Dating Rules Hall of Fame with chapters on "Treat Him Mean, Keep Him Keen;" "Don't Giveaway the Milk For Free;" "Don't Waste the Pretty;" "Play Hard to Get;" "Be Willing to Walk Away;" and many more.

    Williams' conversational girlfriend to girlfriend delivery is smart, savvy, and witty, but also contains language that may offend some readers. Other readers may take issue with some her suggestions. Williams deflects these criticisms by summarizing Girl on Top as "an easy-to-get-your-head around way of thinking about your job, in a language that we're already familiar with, in a context that makes the mind-numbing boring theory of career a little more fun."

    Girl on Top is an entertaining tome on a serious subject!

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  • Posted October 23, 2009

    Girl On Top Rules!

    For some one who has never really been in the corporate world, this is an eye opening and informative read. Nicole Williams is frank and honest in telling us what it takes to make it in this realm of the working world. A page turner filled with sound and practical advise from office ediquette and expectations. I appreciate her wit and humor.

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  • Posted October 20, 2009

    A must read for any woman!

    As a young professional, especially with this economy, I have been doing a lot of reading on ways to boost my career. FINALLY, I have found a book that can work! Nicole is on point, detailed, and innovative and any woman looking for something new and different to help successfully boost her career should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2009

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    Must-read for women in cutthroat environments but others might find it useful too

    If I hadn't worked in NYC for twelve years I might have found some of the advice in this book a little extreme, but knowing how difficult it can be to navigate office politics in some of the big firms there I think young women need to read this. The other topics, such as the commandments of style, how to tell if your boss isn't that into you, and how to set your price in a negotiation for a raise, are useful for anyone.

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