Based on a mix of interviews, research, and personal experience, this book's upbeat advice focuses on tangible tactics that recent college grads and experienced twenty-somethings can put to work immediately to enhance their employability now and in the future. Highlights include:
- Unorthodox but proven job-hunting techniques.
- Making a memorable first impression.
- Navigating the company's social scene.
- Practicing cringe-free networking.
- Mastering goal-setting and self-promotion.
- Stretching the eight plus hours a day spent at work, from effective time management and organization to making every piece of communication count.
- Combating negativity.
- Coping with difficult personalities.
- Troubleshooting the performance review process and anti-promotion situations.
- Learning to be an effective boss.
- Finding a new position and gracefully exiting from the old.
|Publisher:||Career Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.15(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Alexandra Levit is the author of four books and a writer for several career and lifestyle Websites, including the Huffington Post and Yahoo!. Her career advice has been featured in more than 800 media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Public Radio. Levit regularly speaks nationwide at conferences, universities, and corporations on workplace issues facing young employees. A 10 year veteran of the business world, she lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
'This insightful and essential guide to mastering the politics of corporate America should be required reading for every college graduate. Ms. Levit's real-world anecodotes and advice can help those who are new to the job market (or those who have been foundering in it) achieve success and avoid costly career mistakes.' James A. Boyle, President College Parents of America
I found the psychological insights Levit shows in her book about the relationships between employee and employer were excellent. I liked the tips on how to present a good image to the boss. The writing is clear and to the point.
This book is a must read for any 20 something who is either frustrated with their corporate job or for those who just want to get ahead. I fit into the former category and my dad bought me this book thinking that it might help me. After reading the book, my situation hasn't changed and my boss is still annoying, but I have some new ideas about what to do differently about the situation.
Twenty-Something's should definitely find this book helpful when searching for a job in the business world and then working in it. Going from college to corporate can definitely be a culture shock and twenty-something's will need all the help they can get. I think this would be an AWESOME college graduation gift!