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.
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
|Chapter 1||Find Yourself, Find a Paycheck||15|
|Chapter 2||Congratulations, You're Hired||41|
|Chapter 3||Working the Crowd||65|
|Chapter 4||Be the Master of Your Plan||89|
|Chapter 5||The Purposeful Workday||111|
|Chapter 6||Check Your Attitude at the Door||140|
|Chapter 7||People Management||164|
|Chapter 8||Moving Up in the World||182|
|Chapter 9||You're the Boss Now!||203|
|Chapter 10||Exit Stage Left||229|
|About the Author||256|
What People are Saying About This
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.