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Getting from College to Career Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World

ISBN-10: 0062069276

ISBN-13: 9780062069276

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Lindsey Pollak

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Lindsey Pollak is a keynote speaker, corporate consultant, and internationally recognized expert on Millennial generation career and workplace issues. She is an official ambassador for LinkedIn and the author of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World . She also serves as the spokesperson for The Hartford's "My Tomorrow" campaign and chair of Cosmopolitan 's Millennial Advisory Board. Forbes selected her career advice blog as one of the Top 100 Websites for Your Career. A graduate of Yale University, she lives in New York City.

Introduction
How to Get the Most Out of this Book
Get Started
Start Wherever You Are
Know the Numbers
Avoid the Biggest Mistake in Career Prep and Job Hunting
Embrace Your Stereotype
Overcome Your Stereotype
Get Organized
Don't Ignore the Obvious
Subscribe to a Daily News Source
Set Yourself Up for Success
Use Your Helicopter
Stop Being a Student and Start Being a Professional
Upgrade to Grown-up Contact Methods
E-mail Like a Professional
Get Carded
Clean Up Your Internet Image
Shine Online
Become an Industry Expert
Figure Out What You Want…and What You Don't
Start a Really Big List
Get Rid of the "Shoulds"
Don't Be Caught "Hitchhiking": Assess Yourself
Explore a Passion
Put Money into Perspective
Declare a Take Yourself to Work Day: Job Shadow
Tweet
Consider a Coach
Hero Worship
Seek a Mentor
Relax-A Job Is Not a Soul Mate
Talk. Listen. Repeat, (i.e., Network)
Talk. Listen. Repeat.
Be Able to Introduce Yourself
Network with Your Neighbors
Set Up Informational Interviews
Make the Most of Informational Interviews
Become an Active Alum … Even Before You Graduate
Associate
Connect with Diversity
Work Some New Rooms
Make Every Networking Event a Success
Nix These Networking Event No-Nos
Be the First to Follow Up
Keep in Touch
Gain Real World Experience
Be a Leader
Be a Joiner
Intern … Early and Often
Practice the Eight Essentials of Internship Achievement
Temp
Volunteer
Skip South Beach
Be Superstrategic About Part-Time Work
Put Out Your Own Shingle
GOTV
Go Global
Fail
Give Yourself an Edge
Minor in Something Majorly Helpful
Keep Learning
Become BRIC Savvy
Be a Winner
Take a Physical Challenge
Present
Perform Five Minutes of Stand-Up
Have a Hobby
Blog
Open Your Mouth and Say "Om"
Market Yourself on Paper and Online
Make Over Your R�sum�
Put Your Resume Through the Wringer
Craft Impressive Cover Letters
Create a Brag Book
Become Professional Friends with Facebook
Find Opportunities
Follow Every Rainbow
Take Candy from Strangers
Start Small
Look Up the Best
Consider You.gov
Work to Change the World
Tackle a Project
Look Online
Think "And," Not "Or"
Overprepare for Interviews
Conduct Company Research
Know Your Value
Figure In Work-Life Fit
Buy a Dark Suit
Take Your Elbows Off the Table
Mock Interview
Never, Ever, Ever Arrive Late to a Job Interview
Be Nice to Receptionists
Go with the Flow
Be Available
Persist (Without Being a Pest)
Before You Head Off into the Real World …
Ask for Help When You Need It
Become a Lifelong Expert on Finding Your Own Bliss
Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm
Resources
Author's Note
Acknowledgments