"Take everything you think you 'know' about career strategies, throw them away, and read this book because the rules have changed. 'Brazen, ' 'counter-intuitive, ' and 'radical' are the best three descriptions of Trunk's work. Life is too short to be stuck in a rat hole..."
Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D, author of the "New York Times" Bestseller "The No Asshole Rule"
"A delightful book, with some edgy advice that made me squirm a bit at times. I agreed with 90% of it, found myself arguing with the other 10%, and was completely engaged from start to finish."
Paul D. Tieger, author of "Do What You Are" and CEO of SpeedReading People, LLC
"Penelope Trunk brings considerable savvy and a fresh new perspective to the business of career success. Bold and sometimes unconventional, BRAZEN CAREERIST gives readers much to think about as well as concrete, practical suggestions that will help them know what they want, and know how to get it."
Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling author of "Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time"
"BRAZEN CAREERIST has the street-smarts you need to make your career and life work for you from the start. Read it now, or you'll wish you had when you're 40 "
It's your move
"Use harassment to boost your career," advises Penelope Trunk in Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success, a left-field guide coming late this month for those who suspect that traditional business models stink. A popular blogger and syndicated business columnist for Yahoo! and the Boston Globe, Trunk etches fresh tablets with surprising new commandments for the changing business world. Basically a collection of columns with attention-grabbing titles and even more bracing advice, Trunk sets new priorities for frightening moments in unemployment (Grad School Will Not Save You), preparing a résumé (When Writing Your Résumé Don't Be Too Honest), interviewing (There Are Stupid Questions, So Don't Ask Them) and performing a job with life/work balance built in (A Long List of Ways to Dodge Long Hours). This is brave new thinking about work for Gen Xers and Yers, and a guilty pleasure for the Dilbert generation nearly mummified in its cubicles.