Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

First-Job Survival Guide: How to Thrive and Advance in Your New Career

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

First-Job Survival Guide: How to Thrive and Advance in Your New Career

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First-Job Survival Guide: How to Thrive and Advance in Your New Career, by Diane C. Decker, Victoria A. Hoevemeyer and Marianne Rowe-Dimas 2006. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works 203 pages, Softcover, $12.95

Intended Audience: A

Major Headings from Table of Contents:

It's All About Image; Working with People; Skills for Getting Ahead.

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

Quick, easy-to-access information with appropriate level of detail.

The top five things you learned from reading this book:

Professional Image; Rate of Speech Exercise; Introductions Exercise; Commit-Act-Results Formula; Questions to Consider when Influencing Others.

First- J ob Survival Guide: How to Thrive and Advance in Your New Career is a great resource for new college graduates just beginning their professional careers. It is easy to read and uses relevant language that educates without sounding "too parental." Research tells us that the intended audience (millennials) likes you to "tell me what to do... but don't tell me what to do." This book does just that.

New professionals are used to selecting the information relevant to them at that particular moment. Therefore, one of the most valuable tools of the book is the index at the end. It provides easy access on a need-to-know basis. …

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