The daily habits, professional behaviors, and skills that you demonstrate in the workplace will either allow you to reach your professional goals or cause you to feel powerless and frustrated by your lack of progress.
For professionals serious about getting ahead and taking control of their careers, The Ultimate Career Pocket Guide is required reading. Authors Francine Parham and Dolores DeGiacomo are successful professionals who have many years of experience navigating a wide variety of business and corporate cultures. They know firsthand the power of the network, the value of mentorship and professional communication, as well as the need for career development. As managers, teachers, and entrepreneurs, they have been leaders in helping individuals master the professional skills that can lead to success and avoid failure.
Clearly organized and simply written, this guide covers seven categories central to professional advancement: building a professional network, discussing your career, developing your career, building leadership, getting mentors and utilizing sponsors, communicating effectively, and developing the right professional goals.
Practical, relevant, and straight from real-life experience, the tips and topics you discover within these pages will allow you to realize a level of professional success you've only dreamed of.
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About the Author
Francine Parham is an accomplished business professional, entrepreneur, speaker, author, and creator of Career Pocket Guides. She is a strong advocate of developing strategic professional network connections and writes and speaks extensively on this topic. Parham holds a master's in labor and employment relations from the University of Illinois. She has twenty years of experience in leadership and has navigated corporate organizational cultures across the globe.
Dolores DeGiacomo is an experienced corporate staff manager, accomplished entrepreneur, leadership development expert, consultant, and speaker. She's the creator of the Power Up! method and is the founder of Power Up! Consulting. Her expertise is helping professionals develop mastery of success-oriented thinking and behavior patterns. She holds a master's in psychology from Pace University and teaches undergraduate psychology at Kean University. She also holds a master's in clinical social work from Rutgers University. She's a contributor to Forbes, The Huffington Post, and LinkedIn.