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They Don't Teach Corporate in College by Alexandra Levit

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THE PURPOSEFUL WORKDAY

Setting goals, generating visibility, solving company problems in the blink of an eye—these all sound great in theory, right? But when you’re a newbie in the business world, you’re lucky if you can make it through the day without dropping one of the ten plates you have spinning in the air. Besieged by a constant influx of new assignments, you can’t stop to consider how you’re using your time. Forget about managing your career and monitoring your performance to achieve optimum results. Some days, work seems so out of control that you just want to put your head down on your desk and mutter “uncle.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to live this way? What if you ruled your schedule instead of the other way around? ...

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