Getting from College to Career

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  • Edition: Revised
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  • Copyright: 1/31/2012
  • Publisher: Harperbusiness

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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. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak's Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to:

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
How to Get the Most Out of this Bookp. xix
Get Startedp. 1
Start Wherever You Are
Know the Numbers
Avoid the Biggest Mistake in Career Prep and Job Hunting
Embrace Your Stereotype
Overcome Your Stereotype
Get Organized
Don't Ignore the Obvious
Subscribe to a Daily News Source
Set Yourself Up for Success
Use Your Helicopter
Stop Being a Student and Start Being a Professionalp. 29
Upgrade to Grown-up Contact Methods
E-mail Like a Professional
Get Carded
Clean Up Your Internet Image
Shine Online
Become an Industry Expert
Figure Out What You Want…and What You Don'tp. 49
Start a Really Big List
Get Rid of the "Shoulds"
Don't Be Caught "Hitchhiking": Assess Yourself
Explore a Passion
Put Money into Perspective
Declare a Take Yourself to Work Day: Job Shadow
Consider a Coach
Hero Worship
Seek a Mentor
Relax-A Job Is Not a Soul Mate
Talk. Listen. Repeat, (i.e., Network)p. 89
Talk. Listen. Repeat.
Be Able to Introduce Yourself
Network with Your Neighbors
Set Up Informational Interviews
Make the Most of Informational Interviews
Become an Active Alum … Even Before You Graduate
Connect with Diversity
Work Some New Rooms
Make Every Networking Event a Success
Nix These Networking Event No-Nos
Be the First to Follow Up
Keep in Touch
Gain Real World Experiencep. 137
Be a Leader
Be a Joiner
Intern … Early and Often
Practice the Eight Essentials of Internship Achievement
Skip South Beach
Be Superstrategic About Part-Time Work
Put Out Your Own Shingle
Go Global
Give Yourself an Edgep. 182
Minor in Something Majorly Helpful
Keep Learning
Become BRIC Savvy
Be a Winner
Take a Physical Challenge
Perform Five Minutes of Stand-Up
Have a Hobby
Open Your Mouth and Say "Om"
Market Yourself on Paper and Onlinep. 209
Make Over Your Résumé
Put Your Resume Through the Wringer
Craft Impressive Cover Letters
Create a Brag Book
Become Professional Friends with Facebook
Find Opportunitiesp. 233
Follow Every Rainbow
Take Candy from Strangers
Start Small
Look Up the Best
Consider You.gov
Work to Change the World
Tackle a Project
Look Online
Think "And," Not "Or"
Overprepare for Interviewsp. 263
Conduct Company Research
Know Your Value
Figure In Work-Life Fit
Buy a Dark Suit
Take Your Elbows Off the Table
Mock Interview
Never, Ever, Ever Arrive Late to a Job Interview
Be Nice to Receptionists
Go with the Flow
Be Available
Persist (Without Being a Pest)
Before You Head Off into the Real World …p. 306
Ask for Help When You Need It
Become a Lifelong Expert on Finding Your Own Bliss
Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm
Resourcesp. 311
Author's Notep. 323
Acknowledgmentsp. 325
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