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Getting from College to Career : 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World



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wonderful career guide for college graduates,  April 8, 2011

Getting from College to Career is a must read for new college grads. I wasn’t expecting to like it so much, especially considering the fact that I roll my eyes at most career experts. The reason that Lindsey is so successful with this textbook is because of her authenticity. She’s not afraid of who she is or how pathetic she may have been during her job search. She’s not afraid to admit that some of her job search (which didn’t begin until 3 years after she got her undergraduate degree thanks to graduate school) consisted of hiding under the covers and eating frozen yogurt. Many of us have gone through that type of job search depression, but very few of us are willing to admit it so openly. Lindsey fills the textbook with her own experiences as well as those of people whom she has interviewed.
A lot of people have said that they wish that they had read this book before they graduated college, and I’m in complete agreement with them.

Getting from College to Career : 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


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. 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

-E-mail like a professional

-Make every event a networking success

-Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement

-Perform five minutes of stand-up

-Overprepare for interviews


Getting from College to Career gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door of the real world. Don't start your first job search without it!

Pollak’s thorough research reveals some startling facts that the modern job-searcher may be overlooking.” (Metro New York )

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

“A well-written, lively and easy to follow guide.” ( )

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