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The truth about managing your career : --and nothing but the truth

Author: Karen L Otazo
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : PH Professional Business, 2006.
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Covers the bases about careers- networking, getting along with bosses, coworkers, your workload, how to sell your ideas, how to deal with toxic people, how to get ahead, and more. This is a guide to  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen L Otazo
ISBN: 0131873369 9780131873360 0768668794 9780768668797
OCLC Number: 70161428
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Truth 1. Hitting the ground running can get you into trouble --
Truth 2. Act dumb and think dirty : the less you say, the more you learn --
Truth 3. Having made the move, you should grow where you're planted --
Truth 4. Take ownership of your job without stepping on toes --
Truth 5. It's important to know who knows what : build your circle of information --
Truth 6. Recognizing whom to trust keeps you from getting burned --
Truth 7. Honor your boss : it pays to adjust to the way your boss likes to do things --
Truth 8. Your boss can make (or break) your reputation --
Truth 9. Kiss the ring : hierarchy matters --
Truth 10. You can learn a lot from dealing with a bad boss --
Truth 11. Thrifty executives keep goodwill accounts full --
Truth 12. Appreciating diversity increases others' appreciation of you --
Truth 13. Good listening means tuning in to your speaker --
Truth 14. Criticism works best when it's compassionate --
Truth 15. Promptness matters : begin and end meetings on time --
Truth 16. Confidentiality counts --
Truth 17. Good networking is about enjoying the conversation --
Truth 18. People love to be asked their opinion --
Truth 19. You have connections to more people than you think --
Truth 20. Commonalities cement relationships --
Truth 21. Social talk is social grease --
Truth 22. "Closing the sale" is about gauging the right moment to ask for what you want --
Truth 23. Putting the bottom line first leads to focused action --
Truth 24. Obstacles at work are there to be negotiated --
Truth 25. Support staff deserve give as well as take --
Truth 26. Good prioritizing means factoring urgency against importance --
Truth 27. Knowing how to say no is a key time-management tool --
Truth 28. Good fences make good neighbors : be clear on roles and responsibilities --
Truth 29. Good filing saves your time and your reputation --
Truth 30. Promises made, promises kept : finishing on time matters --
Truth 31. The medium really is the message : match your message to your audience --
Truth 32. People remember beginnings and endings --
Truth 33. It pays to get people in the right frame of mind --
Truth 34. Some questions are actually statements : be ready for them --
Truth 35. Meetings and conference calls are key opportunities to make an impression --
Truth 36. E-mail is easy to use and easy to abuse --
Truth 37. In all things, moderation : you get back what you put out --
Truth 38. Play your cards close to your vest --
Truth 39. Don't explain and don't complain : no one likes whining --
Truth 40. Be a force for the positive : it's best to buck up when you're down --
Truth 41. A Teflon temperament is the best armor --
Truth 42. Think central casting : looking the part matters --
Truth 43. Sounding the part matters too! --
Truth 44. Mind your manners! --
Truth 45. Exits and entrances matter --
Truth 46. Your work space reflects who you are (and who you want to be) --
Truth 47. Every presentation is an opportunity for you to shine --
Truth 48. Everyone has he, or her story on the street --
Truth 49. How you move suggests your position in the company --
Truth 50. If you want it to be remembered, put it in writing --
Truth 51. It's your job to prove that you're ready for the next level --
Truth 52. The feel-good factor fosters commitment from others --
Truth 53. Likeability means leverage --
Truth 54. Work is a game : and one worth playing well --
Truth 55. Speaking with impact requires pause and punch --
Truth 56. Good career planning requires you to know yourself --
Truth 57. Moving up means letting go --
Truth 58. The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence --
Truth 59. Career derailment can happen at any time --
Truth 60. When you've run out of real estate, it's time to move.
Responsibility: by Karen L. Otazo.

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