Drawing on his extensive career in the non-profit, commercial, and public service realms, Levy will help you think about your future creatively and prepare for it resourcefully. How to network naturally and adeptly. How to interview effectively. How to perform well in your current job. He will offer you a recipe for moving up in an appealing organization, or moving out gracefully to a better position elsewhere.
Newcomers to the workplace. The recently fired. Those desiring to advance with their current employer, and those eager to move on. And many who have found what they do for a living deadening, disappointing, and tedious. For these reasons and others one in five Americans change jobs every year.
Start Now offers concrete, actionable, practical advice: Taking fullest advantage of school, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues. Learning how to succeed at work without being imprisoned there. Asking others for help compellingly.
In all of these ways and more Reynold shares his extensive experience as a chief executive officer at the 92nd Street Y, the AT&T Foundation, the International Rescue Committee, and Lincoln Center, and as a professor, trustee, consultant, public speaker, and author of five books.
Start Now is a gift to any reader. You will return to it early and often as life's ambitions, challenges and setbacks come your way. Start Now can be your personal counselor and your sherpa, guiding you through the challenges of the workplace and on the road to a meaningful life.
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About the Author
In a career devoted to public service, Reynold was most recently the president of the Robin Hood Foundation. Previously he served as the president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts from March 1, 2002, to January 31, 2014. Reynold also served as the president of the International Rescue Committee, a senior officer at AT&T and the president of the AT&T Foundation, executive director of the 92nd Street Y, and the staff director of the task force on the New York City fiscal crisis. He has taught at New York University, Columbia University, and the Harvard Business School.
Levy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee of the Charles H. Revson Foundation and the American Ballet Theatre, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as the lead director of First Republic Bank.
A graduate of Hobart College, Phi Beta Kappa, Levy earned a PhD in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Columbia University.
Start Now: Because That Meaningful Job Is Out There, Just Waiting for You is his fifth book.
Table of Contents
1 Start Now: Because the Worst Time to Look for a Meaningful Job Is When You Need One 1
2 Start Now: Because the Best Time to Look for a New Job Is When You Are Securely Settled in Another One 17
3 It's Never Too Early (Or Too Late) 39
4 Persuading the Target Employer 65
5 The Interview 75
6 The Competition for Talent 87
7 Performance: Excelling at Work 119
8 Ready, Set 135
9 The Quest for Meaning 155
10 Beyond Self 165
11 Not Done Yet: Lives Unfinished 175
Selected Bibliography 191
About the Author 195