Brazen careerist : the new rules for success / Penelope Trunk
- Trunk, Penelope
- New York : Warner Business Books, 2007.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 201 pages ; 22 cm
- Detours are the route to happiness. Be a sponge. Uncertainty is a good gift with bad wrapping paper. Grad school will not save you. If you're stuck, take an adventure -- A resume is a sales tool, not a work summary. When you break resume rules you look like you don't know them. When writing your resume, don't be too honest. A cover letter is a piece of direct mail -- Hunting for a job is not a task, it's a lifestyle. Budget for a long job hunt and hope for a short one. Make a strategic move to your mom's house. Cold calling will empower you -- An interview is a test you can study for. There are stupid questions, so don't ask them. Tell a few stories. Salary negotiations is when you can earn $1,000 in a minute -- Corporate life is too risky - start your own business. Corporate America undervalues people in their twenties. Checklist for starting your own business. Money is growing on trees, almost -- First-time managers do not need to suck. Do your own work last. If you're a mess at home it shows at work. Assume the job description was wrong -- Playing office politics and other acts of kindness. Being likeable matters more than being competent. Mud slinging means you're losing ground. Forget 360-degree reviews, go to couples therapy instead. Blame yourself first -- Authenticity is the buzzword of the new millennium. The difference between fear and excitement is breathing. Stop using adverbs. Leverage your core competencies by off-loading jargon -- Sex discrimination is everywhere, don't try to run. A lawsuit will hurt you worse than harassment. Use harassment to boost your career. Don't be supportive -- Electronic communication cannot enhance relationships you don't have. Does your email make you look bad? Take the test. Networking for introverts. Emails will be your epithet: five emails you should never send -- Get what you want from your boss. There are no bad bosses, only whiny employees. Be curious and say no. How to manage a boomer boss -- Don't be the hardest worker. Differentiate yourself by staring at the wall. A long list of ways to dodge long hours. A messy desk makes you look incompetent -- Getting a promotion is so last century. You only need $40,000 a year to be happy. Circumvent hierarchy by joining a team. Title schmitle, you can lead without one. The new workplace currency is training -- The new American dream is about time, not money. Delegate to make more time for yourself. Marrying for money is out, marrying for flexibility is in. Typecast yourself.
- Includes index.
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