“This insightful and essential guide to mastering the politics of corporate America should be required reading for every college graduate.”
—James A. Boyle, president, College Parents of America
“This book is loaded with solid information designed to demystify the business world, including a short, to-the-point glossary of office lingo and a terrific chapter on how to make a long-term career plan.”
—Anne Fisher, Fortune magazine
They Don’t Teach Corporate in College has resonated with tens of thousands of readers and is currently used as a text in corporations and universities across the country. This new and updated edition reflects the unique needs and challenges of current 20-somethings, who want to get ahead, but lack the know-how and finesse to make it happen. It incorporates fresh tips for effectively managing your online presence, practicing the art of “intrapreneurship,” and planning your next move inside or outside Corporate America.
Chock-full of personal anecdotes and written from the perspective of a wise older sister who doesn’t want you to learn the hard way, They Don’t Teach Corporate in College includes no-nonsense advice for:
• Making the smartest career move right out of college.
• Landing the job of your dreams by avoiding the “black hole” of HR.
• Establishing a strong reputation by encouraging others to like and cooperate with you.
• Navigating your organization’s social scene and practicing cringe-free networking.
• Mastering skills that will take you anywhere, such as goal-setting and self-promotion.
• Combating negativity and coping with difficult personalities.
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
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 - Find Yourself, Find a Paycheck
- Chapter 2 - Congratulations, You’re Hired!
- Chapter 3 - Working the Crowd
- Chapter 4 - Be the Master of Your Plan
- Chapter 5 - The Purposeful Workday
- Chapter 6 - Check Your Attitude at the Door
- Chapter 7 - People Management
- Chapter 8 - Moving Up in the World
- Chapter 9 - You’re the Boss Now!
- Chapter 10 - Exit Stage Left
- About the Author
- Title: They Don’t Teach Corporate in College
- Release date: April 2009
- Publisher(s): Career Press
- ISBN: 9781601630582