In this straight-talking guide, Elizabeth Freedman tells you everything you need to know to master the (shameless) art of climbing the corporate ladder:
- Manage the manager- how to survive any type of boss, including the Boss from Hell
- Master the art of the introduction – have them at hello!
- Create winning e-mails that actually get read—and tips for avoiding on-screen blunders and other career-ending disasters
- How to handle a “cube invader”
- What not to order, wear, or say at a business lunch
- The real rules for dressing business casual—what to wear and when
- How to avoid burning your bridges (and other great exit strategies)
…and much, much more!
The MBA Student’s Job Seeking Bible:
Graduating Soon?? Do you have a job offer yet? For job-seeking MBA students, my guidebook, “The MBA Student’s Job Seeking Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Land a Great Job After Graduation” is a must.
If you’ve got a tendency to procrastinate on the job search..or you’ve “read it all” and want new, fresh ideas that can take your search to the next level, my guidebook is for you. It includes:
- What to say in a voice mail or email to sound professional, persuasive..and get a response!
- How to perfectly position your resume, every time
- What “networking” really means, and you’ll get a detailed, step-by-step guide for how to make contacts and keep them
- How to get a foot in the door to a company, even when you know nobody
- Special strategies designed for international MBA students
Why a “guidebook?” Why not a regular book?
The guidebook format allows you to answer questions, complete the exercises provided, and put your thoughts into action. When it comes to a job search, talk is cheap, and the information works when you actually do it.
Isn’t this like all other job search stuff out there?
I don’t think so. Here’s why:
- I tell it like it is for real people, not how it is if you go to Harvard, started a school for the blind when you were 10, or have millions of recruiters drooling over you. This is the guide for those of us that have to sweat it out, pick up the phone, and take action to get a job.
- I spell it out. I don’t just say “network,” but instead provide step-by-step instructions, details, and tips designed for people who want to know exactly HOW it’s done. Great for introverts, shy types, and those of us who need a networking system in order to get the relationship ball rolling.
- I’ve been there. The gal who barely got into business school manages to land a great job and shares how. I know what it’s like to have tons of schoolwork, team projects, case studies, and somehow try to pile a job search on top of it.
The user-friendly guidebook format allows you to answer questions, complete the exercises provided, and put your thoughts into action. When it comes to a job search, talk is cheap – our action-oriented approach will help you stay focused, stop procrastinating, and put your job search first.
eBook Price: $19.99
Praise for Work 101
“Work 101 is the bible of how to behave in a corporate environment. It will push you up the corporate ladder so fast, you had better not be afraid of heights.”
— Dan Mathisson, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
“Many students work hard to get into the right schools or get the right grades. Some end up graduating without a clue about what it really takes to succeed in the workplace. Work 101 provides needed insight and practical advice for students from any walk of life who want the insider’s guide to making the most of their careers and lives at work.”
— Kip Harrell, Associate Vice President, Professional and Career Development: Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management
“This book provides plenty of insights and practical advice to college graduates on the job. From what to wear at work to what not to say to your boss, this book has it all, delivered in a fresh, fun voice to its readers.”
— David Roberts, President and CEO, Equity Methods
“I come into contact with hundreds, if not thousands, of college students each year, and I know first-hand that this is a book that needed to be written. Elizabeth Freedman helps new graduates understand what it really takes to succeed on the job, and shares a wealth of insight, helpful tips, practical advice in a fresh, funny style that any new graduate will appreciate. I’d recommend Work 101 to any new hire at our organization.”
— Ann Ulett, Campus Recruiting Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
“Our organization provides human resources support to hundreds of organizations who demand that our professionals hit the ground running. Work 101 is the blueprint to help them do so, and offers a wealth of insight and practical information to anyone who wants to start any job off on the right foot. I’d recommend this book to any staffing or human resources organization that wants to empower their candidates to succeed in any work environment.”
— Jack Mayhew, Chairman, TSi/HRi Companies
“What does any recent graduate need to know when it comes to succeeding on the job? Elizabeth Freedman provides the answers here in her insightful, enjoyable, and practical Work 101, which provides a model for professionalism on the job that any new employee will want to follow. In a light and easy way, Elizabeth has captured the compelling basics for success.”
— Steve Jones, National Training Director, Franklin Covey
“Being smart isn’t enough to make it in today’s workplace.” This is what we tell new Moore School graduate students the day they arrive on campus. Now, we will be telling them to read this book as well! Ms. Freedman does a masterful job of cutting through the noise, and succinctly laying out what it takes to be noticed, heard and ultimately successful in business today. I will certainly be recommending this book to both my students and my friends!
— Jane R. Willis, Director – Graduate Career Management Office, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
“A concise guide that echoes the teachings of the best college career services offices! Work 101 should be in every young professional’s briefcase as a handy reference guide after leaving the campus and entering the workplace!”
— Wendy D’Ambrose, Director of Graduate Career Services, Bentley College
“What does any recent graduate need to know when it comes to succeeding on the job? Elizabeth Freedman provides the answers here in her insightful, practical Work 101, which provides a model for professionalism on the job that any new employee will want to follow.”
— Ralph Brigham, Ed.D, Global Director of Campus Relations, Southwestern Company
“I would highly recommend this book as a resource to new professionals who want to avoid common pitfalls that early on can put a career off track Elizabeth Freedman’s book provides professionals with a framework to achieve positive recognition and rewards in a highly competitive job market.”
— Melissa Dormer, Head of Human Resources, Instinet