They Don't Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-somethings' Guide to the Business World

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Career Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Based on a mix of interviews, research and personal experience, this books upbeat advice focuses on tangible tactics that recent college grads and experienced twenty-something's 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.

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Alexandra Levit's goal is to help people succeed in meaningful jobs, and to build relationships between organizations and top talent. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a current writer for the New York Times, Alexandra has authored six books. She has advised the Obama administration on critical workforce issues and has consulted for and spoken at hundreds of organizations around the world. Frequently appearing as a spokesperson in major media outlets, she was recently named Money magazine's Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes' best Websites for women. A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra resides in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband, Stewart, and their two young children.

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