First Job A Personal Career Guide for Graduates

First Job A Personal Career Guide for Graduates

by Joyce Jarek

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BN ID: 2940150744127
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 09/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 984 KB

About the Author

Joyce S. Jarek grew up in a small community near Youngstown, Ohio that endured and thrived during the Great Steel Valley Recession. Joyce holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Ohio State University and pursued a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Akron early in her career. She is a twenty-seven-year career veteran in the areas of Energy, Sustainability, and Operations Management; and is a member of the 2014 Momentum Class for Executive Leaders, sponsored by the YWCA. She hopes that others will benefit from her books and, as a result, will recover quickly from the common traps that arise both in business and in life.

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First Job A Personal Career Guide for Graduates 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will appeal to young professionals, college gratuates, just starting out. It is a measured approach, organized into actionable sections for efficient implementation of the strategies. It offers the newly minted professionals all the fundamental skills, not covered prior to graduation that are critical to first impressions and positive first experiences in that new career path. It includes office etiquette, goal setting and teamwork, soft skills sets that young professionals need to develop in the early years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have two children in their 20s and my youngest just graduated from college and will be entering the workforce.  Jarek's book, First Job, gives great practical advice for young professionals just starting their careers. It is a light easy read but filled with solid tips to boost the careers of those just beginning. I feel like the information is something i would like my kids to absorb and it is nice not to have it coming from a parent but someone who is experienced in these situations. This book would also be a good read for college kids entering their senior year to prepare them for what is ahead of them and also perhaps for a company to require their young recruits to read as they train on the job.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i had scanned through all of the early career books and I was glad I picked Jarek's book. I was looking for a recommendation for some of my less experienced staff. The advice was practical and easy to follow. I like the use of a third party, the book's characters, to describe a real life situation at work. I believe it will help the readers to look at an experience more objectively and reflect on whether or not they were in a similar situation and compare their response.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a college student looking for internships, I have looked at many of the early career books. Jarek's book, First Job, was a book that I can relate to. It provides basic information about the work environment without being too theoretical.  The stories about the college grads in "First Job" provide a more realistic understanding of how to conduct yourself in a professional environment.. Very grateful for Jarek's insight! Should be a tremendous help in the years to come.