GETTING FROM COLLEGE TO CAREER (REVISED EDITION): YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SUCCEEDING IN THE REAL WORLD

By Lindsey Pollak (HarperCollins, first edition 2007; revised edition 2012)

How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It’s the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. In Getting from College to Career, Lindsey Pollak offers the first definitive guide to building the experience, skills and confidence you need before starting your first major job search.

This book is packed with career advice for students and focuses on how to get a job after college. Her 90 action-oriented tips include strategies ranging from the simple to the expert, including:

  • Avoid the biggest mistake in career prep and job hunting.
  • Subscribe to a daily newspaper.
  • Email like a professional.
  • Make every event a networking success.
  • Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement.
  • Perform five minutes of stand-up.
  • Over-prepare for interviews.
  • Persist (politely).

Praise for Getting from College to Career

"A well-written, lively and easy to follow guide."

TIME.COM

“Pollak’s thorough research reveals some startling facts that the modern job-searcher may be overlooking.”

METRO NEW YORK

I find Lindsey’s advice on how to stand apart from the competition to be extremely valuable – especially as it relates to entrepreneurs…Getting From College To Career is a great read and a book I thoroughly enjoyed.”

CARI SOMMER, FORBES.COM

“Perfect for today’s students, who want what they want (and only that!) when they want it.”

CAMPUS CAREER ADVISOR

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