Getting from College to Career Revised Edition: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World

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Harper Collins, Apr 3, 2012 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Get Ready for the Real World

How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It’s the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak’s Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to:

  • Get the best tools for career prep and job hunting
  • E-mail like a professional
  • Go global
  • Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement
  • Perform five minutes of stand-up
  • Overprepare for interviews
  • Persist without being a pest

Getting from College to Career gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door of the real world. Don’t start your first job search without it!


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Title Page Dedication Introduction
How to Get the Most Out of this Book 1 Get Started
Start Wherever You
Know the Numbers
Avoid the Biggest Mistake in Career Prep and Job Hunting
Embrace Your Stereotype
Overcome Your Stereotype
Use Your Helicopter
Stop Beinga Student and Start Being a Professional 11 Upgrade to Grownup Contact Methods
Email Like a Professional
Get Carded
Clean Up Your Internet Image
Shine Online
Become an Industry Expert
Figure Out What You Wantand What You Dont

Get Organized
Dont Ignore the Obvious
Subscribe to a Daily News Source
Set Yourself Up for Success
Start a Really BigList
Get Rid of the Shoulds

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Lindsey Pollak is a keynote speaker, corporate consultant, and internationally recognized expert on Millennial generation career and workplace issues. She is an official ambassador for LinkedIn and the author of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World. She also serves as the spokesperson for The Hartford's "My Tomorrow" campaign and chair of Cosmopolitan's Millennial Advisory Board. Forbes selected her career advice blog as one of the Top 100 Websites for Your Career. A graduate of Yale University, she lives in New York City.

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