The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know

The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know

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The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know by Marcelle DiFalco, Jocelyn Greenky Herz, Jocelyn Greenky Greenky Herz

EVERY WORKING WOMAN NEEDS A BIG SISTER
In just one eight-hour day, a working woman can get more twisted up than panty hose in the spin cycle. The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work will straighten her out. This tell-it-like-it-is handbook gives every working woman the tools for facing the forces of evil and opportunity in corporate America, including how to:
• Sidestep the classic mistakes women make in a new job
• Avoid getting tangled up in office politics
• Banish the seven habits that make you look small
• Get your boss on your side (without kissing up)
Once entry-level know-nothings who rose to the top of the corporate ranks, DiFalco and Herz have been the go-to big sisters for hundreds of women who were mystified and mortified at the office. Now you can arm yourself with the authors' straight-shooting advice. Uninhibited and fiercely wise — like the very best big sisters — they are the mentors every working woman needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743247108
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 12/21/2004
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marcelle DiFalco and Jocelyn Greenky Herz met at Hachette Filipacchi International; now they each have their own consulting firms. DiFalco lives in Bristol, Vermont. Herz lives in New York City and Florida. Visit their website at www.bigsistersguide.com.

Marcelle DiFalco and Jocelyn Greenky Herz met at Hachette Filipacchi International; now they each have their own consulting firms. DiFalco lives in Bristol, Vermont. Herz lives in New York City and Florida. Visit their website at www.bigsistersguide.com.

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The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Arrogant, Crass, and Self-Promoting with Heavy Dose of Pop-Culture References. The authors' advice is basic common sense (or in today's society, UNcommon sense); and will probably appeal to college-age readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently graduated with a degree where the work force is mostly female... and guess what? I got a job within a small female lead agency.... so I was nervous about handling all the estrogen in the air... This book really lays down the silent law on behaving, working the office, establishing goals and getting ahead in your career. I believe this book is not marketed enough, therefore underestimated and it needs to be a required read during your last semester in college before pursuing your career. Now I'm looking forward to more books written by these women, because their writing style is not stuffy, and very incouraging for us girls. Perhaps a book on interviewing skills and answering the most common interview questions?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. I just recently graduated and was nervous about starting my new job. I looked back on the internship I had and realized I made so many of the mistakes that they talk about! I am so glad that I read this book because now I feel more confident that I am more prepared to start my new job!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book offers advice on office politics/behaviors, and describes common mistakes made by women at work that prevent them from climbing up. And the best part: the book is written with humor so it's fun to read. I'm only half way through and ready to say it's the best $14 I have spent for a long time! I swear that had I found this book 10 years ago, I would have been in a MUCH different work situation right now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This should be required reading for every female college graduate. M and J shoot from the hip, but they hit the bullseye every time! More work wisdom (and wit) in one book than most business school's entire curriculum.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish that there had been a book as savvy and yet fun to read as this when I started my career 7 years ago. This how-to gem provides practical advice that any female professional can benefit from. Read it today and apply the techniques tomorrow. A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those of us who toil away in a 'go-in-to-the-office-each-day' professional gig, the often confusing world of work and gender politics can really get a girl down. If you need a little humor and constructive advice to lighten up a recent 'promotion passover,' check out 'The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know' co-authored by Marcelle DiFalco and Jocelyn Greenky Herz This book gives solid, strategic advice to women for 'movin' on up' the ladder, even though the rungs may be labelled 'for male personnel only.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a mid-twenties assistant to a CEO, there were many offices events and relationships that I did not understand. This book answered many of my questions, and showed me how to change my own behavior to improve my job, surroundings, office relationships, and my career. A must read for any woman starting her career or entering a new office.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok these are the things they don't teach you in college! The book is an easy non-preachy (I'm better than you) book. It beats all of those what color is your parachute type books that bore you to death as you try to figure out what the book is saying without falling asleep.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fabulous! It gives specific and detailed steps women can take to advance their careers at any level. From the most lowly assistant to upper management, you can find ideas and habits that will last you a lifetime! I especially like their advice about networking (a real, honest-to-goodness idea of what to DO with the contacts you make) and about what NOT to do at work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This woman sounds like she has had no experience in the real world. She sounds like a real loser who is just whining about how women can't get ahead.