Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success

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Center Street, Oct 12, 2009 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Nicole Williams is the tell-it-like-it-is career expert who you wish could fight your work battles for you. But with her ingenious approach-taking the tactics used to land a man and applying them to your career-you'll be able to handle any work situation and come out on top. Here, Nicole introduces twenty tried-and-true dating rules such as "Don't Give Away the Milk for Free" and "Don't Waste the Pretty" and reveals how they can be applied just as effectively in the office. Other strategies include:

· Keep It Brief

· Don't Bash Your Ex

· Have Others Sing Your Praises

· Play Hard to Get

· Keep the Fire Alive

· Be Willing to Walk Away

Among other topics, Nicole dishes on how much to reveal at work as well as what to put up with from your boss (and, more importantly, what not to). She tackles everything from having the money talk to leaving them wanting more on a job interview. And sprinkled throughout GIRL ON TOP is fashion advice ("Top Ten Commandments of Style") and checklists to determine if you need to get a life.

Nicole's keen insight and candid advice will teach you how to recognize the good guys from the bad, win the kudos of those who matter, and create the career of your dreams.

Praise for GIRL ON TOP:

"Nicole Williams is both frank and funny. She's full of witty advice that's not only relatable­­-but doable-for the girl who's just getting started or the woman, like me, who's on her second time around in the career game.

Here's my advice to you about GIRL ON TOP: Read it. Laugh. Learn."

-Veronica Webb, model

"Only Nicole can make career this much fun. Sassy, relevant and packed with great advice. It's a must-read for any woman looking to get ahead."

-Liz Lange, founder, Liz Lange Maternity

"GIRL ON TOP is a sensational book. In the most delightful and hilarious way, Nicole Williams serves up loads of excellent advice for anyone wanting to get ahead."

-Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, producers, Milk

"Every girl should have this-the little black book for career success!"

-Susan Cohn Rockefeller, author, Green at Work

"GIRL ON TOP is a fabulous read. It's chock full of actionable insights and laugh out loud advice for any woman (of any age) who is serious about getting to the top of her career. I highly recommend it."

-Julie Cottineau, vice president brand, Virgin USA


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User Review  - legrande - LibraryThing

I've found that I expect too much from books like this. I'm always on the lookout for that bit of advice that unlocks the next career trajectory for me but that is a lot to ask of a book of any kind ... Read full review

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User Review  - jayble - LibraryThing

This career guide borrows tips from dating to apply to career adivce. While many other readers seemed bother by the language, I felt the lagnuage added to the charm and wit of the book - but then ... Read full review


Chapter 1
Still Cant Decide?
Bring Back the Love
Loving Yourself
Chapter 2
Keep Him Keen
RRRequest and Response
Do You Need to Get a Life?
Chapter 11
Negotiating Your Price
The Other Negotiables
Getting Your Way
Chapter 12
Turning the Tides in Your Favor

The Tough Talk
Chapter 3
Why Its Good to Be and Hire Young
Act Your Age
How to Use Family Connections
Chapter 4
Dont Talk
Life of the Party
The Last Word
Chapter 5
How Do You Get It?
How Do You Flaunt It?
Chapter 6
Tell Me About Her
Its All About You
Chapter 7
Where the Good Ones Are Hiding
Make or Break
Chapter 8
The Demand Curve
Chapter 9
Devil Is in the Details
The Girl on Top Ten Commandments of Style
Chapter 10
Get Over Yourself
Why Hes Not That Into You
Chapter 13
Why Not
Chapter 14
In the Neighborhood
Chapter 15
Stoking the Fire
Extinguishing the Fire
Chapter 16
No Perfect Time
Cats Out of the Bag
Back in the Game
Chapter 17
Feng Shui Your Way to Success
Where the Jobs Are
Chapter 18
Different Stokes for Different Folks
Join Forces
Chapter 19
Pay For the Pleasure
Chapter 20
The Signs That Its Time
Why You Need to Be Willing to Walk Away

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About the author (2009)

Nicole Williams is the founder of Wildly Sophisticated Media Inc., a company designed to empower and support young women on their quest for success. Currently, her speaking series, Wildly Sophisticated LIVE, has reached thousands of young women across North America. By parlaying her own fast-track professional achievements into the Quest for Success workshops, a one-on-one career building practice, and the Drinks After Work networking events, Nicole has redefined the professional playing field for Wildly Sophisticated women everywhere.

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