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Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career

Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career

by Gary Burnison


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The how-to guide for your career

In his previous book, Lose the Resume, Land the Job, author Gary Burnison exposed the myths and the ineffective thinking around how to land the job you really want. Now, in Advance, he takes readers through the next stage—advancing in their careers.

Advance is extremely timely and topical in today's do-it-yourself career development world. Average job tenure has fallen to about four years on average and often only one or two years for younger professionals. These "career nomads" simply aren't around long enough to access career development from their employers. On the other end of the workplace spectrum, many employees find themselves stuck in one job without a promotion, without any raise to speak of, and with no opportunities to learn and grow.

In Advance, Burnison lays out a mosaic of "how-to" advice that applies every day and at every level—the skills and behaviors that help people navigate their careers and stand out among the crowd. He takes on a "Top 20" of career must-haves: managing for the first time, engaging in the "money conversation" with your boss, dealing with difficult bosses (without quitting), coping with coworkers (without losing your mind), making presentations (that don't put people to sleep), mastering digital communication (and avoiding emails that will get you fired), thinking globally (without leaving your office), taking an overseas assignment, meeting senior leaders for the first time (without putting your foot in your mouth), navigating political waters (without sinking your career), reading and fitting in with the culture, and more.

• Wisdom on taking your career to the next level

• Career development tips

• Guidance on being seen and heard

• Written by the CEO of one of the world’s largest management consulting firms

Whether you’re just starting your career, high up on the ladder, or “stuck” anywhere in between, Advance gives you the know-how to get on a path to where you want to go.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119641773
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,152,484
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

GARY BURNISON is a New York Times bestselling author and the CEO of Korn Ferry, a global leader in talent development.

Table of Contents

Introduction 2

Part One It Starts with You … 10

Chapter 1 Taking Control: It’s Harder Than You Think 12

Chapter 2 Uncovering Your Blind Spots: Are You Self-Aware? 34

Chapter 3 Making More Money: Accepting No, Getting to Yes 60

Part Two … But It’s Not About You 80

Chapter 4 Surviving Bad Bosses: It’s Not Them, It’s You 82

Chapter 5 Coping with Coworkers: The Good, the Bad, and the Utterly Annoying 100

Chapter 6 Building Political Capital: Forget the Org Chart 122

Chapter 7 Working Virtually: The Risks of Being Out of Sight 144

Chapter 8 Managing for the First Time: Things Just Got Real 168

Chapter 9 Presenting Without Panic: Dodging Death by PowerPoint 186

Chapter 10 “Let’s Have a Meeting”: Why They’re All Meaningless 204

Chapter 11 Networking Within: Find Your Champion 220

Part Three To Earn More You Need to Learn More 238

Chapter 12 Tapping Your Right Brain: Don’t Be a Know-It-All 240

Chapter 13 Going Global: The Learning Adventure Begins 260

Chapter 14 Learning it All: Do Rabbits Scream? 276

Bonus The 90-Day Career Diet 294

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