As a graduate of Yale University, a writer, editor and speaker, Lindsey Pollak summarized her many years of experience and expertise in career advice in “Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World.”
This book is divided into 10 chapters: Get Started, Stop Being a Student and Start Being a Professional, Figure Out What You Want…and What You Don’t, Talk, Listen, Repeat (Network), Gain Real World Experience, Give Yourself an Edge, Market Yourself on Paper, Find Opportunities, Over-prepare for Interviews, and Before You Head Off into the Real World. Each chapter has a few tips. Some of the tips have a useful “Make This Work for You” or a “Extra Credit” or a “Reality Check” or “Proof It’s Possible” section.
You do not have to read the tips in a particular order. You can look through the Table of Content and jump right into the tips that you find most useful.
For example, if you are shy in job search, you may check out Tip #23, LearnAboutCareers.com, and Tip #37, Make Every Networking Event a Success. “Meeting and talking to people is the single most effective action you can take to find the right career. But you don’t have to be the most outgoing person in the world to do this…” Lindsey wrote, “… If you have a deep passion but you’re not sure how to make a living with it, you’ll want to pore over Tips #20 (Explore a Passion), 21 (Put Money into Perspective) and 76 (Think ‘And,’ Not ‘Or’)…”
“Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World” has 320 pages (including the front sections). It is a useful career guide for college graduates.
To read an interview with Lindsey Pollak CLICK HERE
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