They Don't Teach Corporate in College

They Don't Teach Corporate in College

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Overview

They Don't Teach Corporate in College by Alexandra Levit, Liz White

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 20-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.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781531821135
    Publisher: Brilliance Audio
    Publication date: 08/30/2016

    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.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction9
    Chapter 1Find Yourself, Find a Paycheck15
    Chapter 2Congratulations, You're Hired41
    Chapter 3Working the Crowd65
    Chapter 4Be the Master of Your Plan89
    Chapter 5The Purposeful Workday111
    Chapter 6Check Your Attitude at the Door140
    Chapter 7People Management164
    Chapter 8Moving Up in the World182
    Chapter 9You're the Boss Now!203
    Chapter 10Exit Stage Left229
    Bibliography250
    Index252
    About the Author256

    What People are Saying About This

    Rachel Solar-Tuttle

    There's only one thing I hate about this book: that I didn't have it when I was in my twenties! In a compelling and eminently readable volume, Levit lays out the secrets that it takes most of us at least a decade - and a lot of mistakes - to discover.
    Author of Table Talk: A Savvy Girl’s Guide to Networking

    Amy Joyce

    We've all been through it--many of us with little guidance. But Levit writes of the 20-something life in a way that will help new workers answer questions they don't even know they have yet. Her straightforward, practical advice is something that all colleges should recommend to their outgoing seniors.
    Author of I Went to College for This?: How to Turn Your Job Into a Career You Love

    Harry E. Chambers

    This book explodes with practical and relevant advice for young professionals who want to master the fast track yesterday. As an insider who has battled Corporate America and won, Levit offers a no-nonsense approach that gets to the heart of what really works.
    Author of Getting Promoted: Real Strategies for Advancing Your Career.

    Stacy Kravetz

    Alexandra Levit has written a savvy, informative guide for first-timers making their way in Corporate America. Reading this book will get college grads moving in the right direction.
    Author of Welcome to the Real World; You’ve Got an Education, Now get a Life.

    Abby Wilner

    After four years of jeans and baseball caps and three hours of class a day, workforce newbies need a boot camp like this to face up to the rigors of the working week.
    Co-Author of Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties

    Ken Blanchard

    Whether you're having a quarter-life crisis or if you just want an insider's guide to the working world, read this book. It will teach you to get your career on track by developing a personal mission statement, accentuating the positive and making well-informed decisions. Sage advice from a gifted young writer.
    Co-Author of The One Minute Manager® and The Leadership Pill.

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