Real-World Feminist Handbook: Practical Advice on How to Find, Win & Kick Ass at Your First Job

Real-World Feminist Handbook: Practical Advice on How to Find, Win & Kick Ass at Your First Job

by Michelle Kinsman


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Graduating college and have no idea how to use that degree IRL?

Submitting a ton of resumes but not landing any interviews?

Feeling trapped in a job that pays the bills but doesn’t feel like a “real” job?

Just like you, I dreamed about taking the world by storm since I was a kid. And just like you, I found myself with a college degree and no freaking clue how to take all of my ambitions and unleash them on the real world.

It took tenacity and many years of learning lessons the hard way, but now here I am. I’m one of the key executives running a large-scale advertising company in one of the big-three global holding companies. I’ve taken great pride in helping hundreds of other people build their careers and leadership prowess.

But I started at the bottom. In fact, I was lower than the bottom. I was in the mud, the pit, the go-nowhere do-nothing intersection of joblessness and cluelessness—and I was stuck there.

Unlike me, you don’t need to figure it out on your own! I’m here to help, with practical advice and tools to help you:

  • Stay true to your aspirations of a brilliant career, and turn big dreams into big action
  • Understand how typical corporate America works so you can use this information to your advantage and land the job
  • Stand out as a star performer once you get the job

You CAN get unstuck and turn your big dreams into a satisfying career!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732447608
Publisher: Real-World Feminist Press
Publication date: 08/05/2018
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Michelle is a full-time advertising executive, part-time author, and all-around badass. She is passionate about women's empowerment and her rescue pets and spends too much of her disposable income on rock 'n' roll t-shirts and CrossFit workout gear.

Table of Contents


Hack Your Brain: How to Turn Your Big Dreams into Big Action

Hack #1: Sync Your Brain Up with Your Heart

Hack #2: Make. Just. One. Decision.

Hack #3: Bulletproof Your Decision

Hack #4: Train Your Brain to Be Positive

Hack #5: Feel All the Feels and Do It Anyway

Hack Your Job Search: How to Find and Land Your First “Real” Job

Hack #1: Forget About Money for a Moment. Seriously.

Hack #2: Start Your Job Search with Clear Intent

Hack #3: Hustle Every Damn Day

Hack #4: Craft A Resume That Stands Out

Hack #5: Make the Internet Work Hard for You as a Marketing Tool

Hack #6: Send Your Job Application to an Actual Human Being

Hack #7: Harness the Power of Your Human Connections

Hack #8: Land. The. Interview.

Hack #9: Be Ready with Your Elevator Speech

Hack #10: Get Past the Gate Keeper

Hack #11: Prepare to Kick Some Serious Interview Ass

Hack #12: Don’t Make a Rookie Mistake

Hack #13: Remember an Interview Is a Two-Way Conversation (Not an Interrogation)

Hack #14: Think of Your Interviewer as a Human Being (Not Just an Employer)

Hack #15: Follow Up Until You Get an Answer

Hack #16: Get Paid What You Are Worth

Hack #17: Be a Graceful Winner

Hack the System: How to Kick Ass at Any Job

Hack #1: Start Great Habits from Day One

Hack #2: Build and Tend Your Professional Network

Hack #3: Truly Understand Your Role

Hack #4: Turn Your Boss into Your Best Advocate

Hack #5: Don’t Make Assumptions. Ever.

Hack #6: Be a Person Who Keeps Her Word

Hack #7: Be a Person Others Want to Work With

Hack #8: Make the Most of Constructive Feedback

Hack #9: Be Bravely Ambitious

Hack #10: Win with Extra Credit

Hack #11: Make Sure Your Badass Work Is Noticed

Hack #12: Win at the Promotion Game

Hack #13: Judge Your Boss’ Character

Hack #14: Apply a Simple Formula to Get What You Want

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