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Author Pollak, Lindsey.
Title Getting from college to career : your essential guide to succeeding in the real world / Lindsey Pollak.
Imprint New York : Harper Business, [2012]
Edition Revised edition.

Author Pollak, Lindsey.
Subject College students -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
College students -- United States -- Life skills guides.
Description xx, 326 pages ; 21 cm
Edition Revised edition.
Note Contains bibliographical references (p. [311]-321).
Title on previous edition: Getting from college to career: 90 things to do before you join the real world.
Summary "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." --P. 4 of cover.
Contents Get started -- Stop being a student and start being a professional -- Figure out what you want...and what you don't -- Talk. listen. repeat. (i.e., network) -- Gain real world experience -- Give yourself an edge -- Market yourself on paper and online -- Find opportunities -- Overprepare for interviews -- Before you head off into the real world...
ISBN 9780062069276
OCLC # 670475931
Table of Contents
 How To Get The Most Out Of This Bookxix
1.Get Started1
1.Start Wherever You Are 
2.Know the Numbers 
3.Avoid the Biggest Mistake in Career Prep and Job Hunting 
4.Embrace Your Stereotype 
5.Overcome Your Stereotype 
6.Get Organized 
7.Don't Ignore the Obvious 
8.Subscribe to a Daily News Source 
9.Set Yourself Up for Success 
10.Use Your Helicopter 
2.Stop Being a Student and Start Being a Professional29
11.Upgrade to Grown-up Contact Methods 
12.E-mail Like a Professional 
13.Get Carded 
14.Clean Up Your Internet Image 
15.Shine Online 
16.Become an Industry Expert 
3.Figure Out What You Want...and What You Don't49
17.Start a Really Big List 
18.Get Rid of the "Shoulds" 
19.Don't Be Caught "Hitchhiking": Assess Yourself 
20.Explore a Passion 
21.Put Money into Perspective 
22.Declare a Take Yourself to Work Day: Job Shadow 
24.Consider a Coach 
25.Hero Worship 
26.Seek a Mentor 
27.Relax---A Job Is Not a Soul Mate 
4.Talk. Listen. Repeat. (i.e., Network)89
28.Talk. Listen. Repeat 
29.Be Able to Introduce Yourself 
30.Network with Your Neighbors 
31.Set Up Informational Interviews 
32.Make the Most of Informational Interviews 
33.Become an Active Alum...Even Before You Graduate 
35.Connect with Diversity 
36.Work Some New Rooms 
37.Make Every Networking Event a Success 
38.Nix These Networking Event No-Nos 
39.Be the First to Follow Up 
40.Keep in Touch 
5.Gain Real World Experience137
41.Be a Leader 
42.Be a Joiner 
43.Intern...Early and Often 
44.Practice the Eight Essentials of Internship Achievement 
47.Skip South Beach 
48.Be Superstrategic About Part-Time Work 
49.Put Out Your Own Shingle 
51.Go Global 
6.Give Yourself an Edge182
53.Minor in Something Majorly Helpful 
54.Keep Learning 
55.Become BRIC Savvy 
56.Be a Winner 
57.Take a Physical Challenge 
59.Perform Five Minutes of Stand-Up 
60.Have a Hobby 
62.Open Your Mouth and Say "Om" 
7.Market Yourself on Paper and Online209
63.Make Over Your Resume 
64.Put Your Resume Through the Wringer 
65.Craft Impressive Cover Letters 
66.Create a Brag Book 
67.Become Professional Friends with Facebook 
8.Find Opportunities233
68.Follow Every Rainbow 
69.Take Candy from Strangers 
70.Start Small 
71.Look Up the Best 
73.Work to Change the World 
74.Tackle a Project 
75.Look Online 
76.Think "And," Not "Or" 
9.Overprepare for Interviews263
77.Conduct Company Research 
78.Know Your Value 
79.Figure In Work-Life Fit 
80.Buy a Dark Suit 
81.Take Your Elbows Off the Table 
82.Mock Interview 
83.Never, Ever, Ever Arrive Late to a Job Interview 
84.Be Nice to Receptionists 
85.Go with the Flow 
86.Be Available 
87.Persist (Without Being a Pest) 
10.Before You Head Off into the Real World...306
88.Ask for Help When You Need It 
89.Become a Lifelong Expert on Finding Your Own Bliss 
90.Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm 
 Author's Note323

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