The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World

Savvy Strategies to Get In, Get Ahead, and Rise to the Top

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Book Details

Pages

224 Pages

Size

5.25 x 8.25

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

10/22/2012

ISBN

978-1-60163-242-5

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Aaron McDaniel

    Aaron McDaniel is a corporate manager, entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and community leader. He has held management roles in business development, strategy, marketing, customer service, operations, and sales at AT&T. Aaron wrote The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World and created SparkSource, the online community that reinvents career mentoring. He is also the founder of multiple entrepreneurial ventures, including e-commerce and mobile application development companies. A graduate of UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Haas School of Business, Aaron instructed a highly rated student-led course on leadership and has spoken at some of the nation's top universities and companies. Passionate about giving back, he founded the Jill Wakeman Foundation for Equality and is an active community volunteer in San Francisco, where he lives.

  • Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith

College does not teach you how to be successful in the working world.

There is no course or textbook that explains how to create the fulfilling careers many aspire to.

The Millennial generation is 80 million members strong and each year more than 1.5 million enter the working world with little to no idea of how to succeed.

While companies spend millions of dollars scrambling to learn more about Millennials and adapt their work cultures to fit this generation, there are remarkably few resources dedicated to teaching young professionals the traits and techniques that will help them succeed in an ever-changing and always-challenging corporate environment.

The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World fills this void, offering relevant advice to young professionals seeking to build a strong career foundation. A fellow Millennial, McDaniel draws on personal experiences from the beginning of his own career to illustrate key lessons.

The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World provides important insights on the topics essential to success within the first 5-10 years of any corporate career, including:

  • How to get promoted faster and drive results not matter what your industry or job title
  • The 25 attributes all successful young professionals possess
  • How to avoid being a DOPE (someone who Disses Opportunity, Potential & Earnings)
  • The keys to becoming a STAR in your career (someone who is Savvy, Tenacious, Adaptive & Resourceful)
  • How to create and implement a career blueprint plan, the right way
  • Leveraging mentoring to ensure career success

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