"After graduation, the real world can be an intimidating and foreign place for college graduates. Sure, they ve spent the past four years cramming for exams, writing essays, and reading books, but they did so in the twentysomething bubble of their college campuses.Read more...
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"After graduation, the real world can be an intimidating and foreign place for college graduates. Sure, they ve spent the past four years cramming for exams, writing essays, and reading books, but they did so in the twentysomething bubble of their college campuses. This guide fixes these problems by covering everything the recent grad needs to know in order to get in and get ahead in corporate life. Authors Bridget Graham and Monique Reidy break down the process of entering the professional world, including how to:
- Create the perfect resume
- Nail the interview
- Dress properly
- Be articulate and poised
- Carry on water-cooler appropriate conversation
With this guide, young people everywhere will develop the well-spoken poise, confidence, and professional attitude needed to succeed in the real world.""
Required reading for recent grads
Working World 101: The New Grad's Guide to Getting a Job by Bridget Graham and Monique Reidy draws upon years of cumulative human resource experience to present a tight, no-nonsense how-to: how to move successfully from campus to corporation. After completing a personal and professional inventory, readers are ready to hone communication skills to create a self-confident, capable, poised new product: themselves. Communication is a key theme of the guide; it drives the preparation of a résumé and cover letter, the formation of a network, choice of dress and speech and the whole interview process. A handy list of online job search sites is included, as is advice on how best to use social networking sites like Facebook and more professional networking sites like LinkedIn. The authors are especially sensitive to generational challenges between Baby Boomer employers and ever-younger employees, and are quick to suggest ways to package differences advantageously.