Career Survival Guide

Career Survival Guide

by Brian O'Connell


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Everything you need to know to survive and thrive in the world of work

Layoffs, mergers, volatile markets, an uncertain future. The Career Survival Guide is an indispensable source of expert insight, analysis, and guidance for today's beleaguered and confused corporate citizen. And it offers a gold mine of sure-fire tips on how to find a mentor, how to get and use insider business information, how to read the tea leaves when your job may be on the line, and how to handle corporate politics. Readers also learn how to enhance their visibility, as well as how to leverage sudden economic change, and, perhaps most important, they learn about the seven types of corporate survivors­­including "Switzerlands," "Gumbies," "Stoics," and "Don't Worry, Be Happys"­­and how to determine which type is most consistent with their own personalities. In the face of increasing layoffs and uncertainty, readers wanting to increase their chances of having a successful and fulfilling career will appreciate The Career Survival Guide's comprehensive content, including:

  • Helpful info boxes, sidebars, and lively profiles
  • An introduction to the often-intimidating corporate landscape
  • Strategies for experienced employees looking to recharge their climb up the corporate ladder

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071391306
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/23/2002
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1New Economy or Old Economy, the Times They Are a Changin'1
Chapter 2You, Inc.--The Rise of the Gold-Collar Worker15
Chapter 3"Are Those Swim Trunks You're Wearing, Fishbein?" Understanding Corporate Culture31
Chapter 4Easy Ways to Derail Your Career51
Chapter 5Help Me Now, I'm Falling: Anticipating--and Surviving--a Layoff75
Chapter 610,000 Maniacs Was a Rock 'n' Roll Band--Not Your Workplace97
Chapter 7Crouching Boss, Hidden Agenda: How to Get Along with Your Boss123
Chapter 8They Shoot Troublemakers, Don't They? The Fine Art of Managing Office Politics145
Chapter 9My Kingdom for a Yoda: Finding a Career Mentor161
Chapter 10Belching Your Career Goodbye: The Fine Art of Business Etiquette179
Chapter 11Choose Me: Grabbing the Brass Ring209
Chapter 12Fifty Career Survival Tips You Can Take to the Corner Office225

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