Making the big leap from school into your first job is a very exciting feeling. You’ve worked hard and now you’re on the way to building a career! Everything you learned in school is and will be very valuable especially if you’ve landed a job in the industry that you studied. But what they didn’t teach you in class was how to stand out at your new job and work your way up the ranks of the corporate ladder. It’s now up to you to arm yourself with the workplace savvy you need to fast track your career.
Emily Bennington, one of our favorite contributors, and Skip Lineberg recently published a fantastic book for recent grads and career newbie’s. It’s called Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job
This book will guide you through the process of making the big transition from school into the working world, and will teach you how to stand out at your new job! In just 88 short lessons, you’ll be on your way from being “the new guy” to “office superstar” in no time. If you want to find success at a young age, and you don’t want to waste any time – you’ve got to work for it. Learn how to:
- Establish yourself as a top performer from day one
- Earn the respect of your boss, colleagues, and clients
- Cope with conflict, mistakes, and toxic coworkers
- Land interesting assignments and gain greater responsibility
I highly recommend this book to anyone just starting out or in the early stages of their career. It’s a quick read and definitely took my workplace confidence and competence to the next level!
Monique Peltz is the Editor & Marketing Coordinator at YSN.com – Your Success Network.