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Get Ready for the Real World 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, Get Ready for the Real World 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: Get the best tools for career prep and job huntingE-mail like a professionalGo global Practice the eight essentials of internship achievementPerform five minutes of stand-upOverprepare for interviewsPersist without being a pest 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! ...

Title : getting from college to career rev ed your essential guide to succeeding in the real world
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  • Rosie Nguyễn
    2019-03-07 06:27

    Very practical and useful book for new graduates trying to build a career.

  • Kerrington Hood
    2019-03-24 07:26

    2.5/5I found this book to be full of common sense points. These said points may not be very "duh, of course" like for everyone so in the right hands it could be very eye opening. For someone on my career path (high school English) it feels a bit useless. Lots of the points and suggestions don't feel aimed or applicable in my field. More open ended career paths where having a name and a foot in the door make a huge difference. Not saying that it doesn't make a difference for me it just doesn't feel like the most important thing in my line. So I'm giving it a 2.5/5 for the relatable and (albeit commonly known) good points. Maybe helpful for some, just not me.

  • Anna
    2019-03-15 23:44

    I only read this for my dad's benefit. He has given me dozens of self-help/advice/life-planning books over the years, and I figured I could indulge him at least once.Echoing a previous reviewer, I am not the target audience for this book. It was written for people who are really into themselves and the idea of (mostly corporate) ~success.~ At one point the writer refers to a career as "doing what you were put on this earth to do," which sounds pretty fucking grandiose to me. But I guess that's how my generation thinks? I met a lot of serial interns, neurotic thesis candidates, and multiple-club presidents while in college. I'm glad they're all excited about the future. They would probably like this book / have read it already.

  • Bruno
    2019-03-19 02:24

    Lindsey's book outlines an array of useful tips that I have applied into my life and has helped me get into a much better mind set about job hunting and thinking about my career. From when I started reading this I have managed to get a job I am happy with. Clear and wide ranging in its content I would recommend this book for university students, the only way it could be better if it was based on UK not USA, the tips nevertheless are applicable.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-06 01:50

    I think this is a solid book for a college student. Pollak's approach is to list a bunch of stuff it would be good to do in order to find a job by graduation but she also assures the reader that this isn't a "do-in-order" checklist. Dip in and dip out as needed.However, as someone who thinks about job searching day in and day out it didn't offer too many new insights.I wish that I had read the newest edition. The edition I read referenced some information and tools that are out of date.

  • Farisi Al Ayubi
    2019-02-28 04:53

    it's very basic point in this book at least.but, it sure can be useful for undergraduate student.But I disagree with point that said we must work at our passion, because sometimes we really don't know "what is our passion?". Find passion is not solution for this modern economy but learn new thing and be good at it or be superstar at that thing will bring advantage to us.

  • Heidi
    2019-03-02 23:39

    Good tips, some are a little dated because it was written in 2007, but overall it has some very applicable tips. Be sure to read it before you graduate, and not after; it is still valuable knowledge but I wish I'd have known about it before graduating.

  • Donovan Erutse
    2019-03-18 02:45

    some of the advice was presumably known but I did get some proper and deeper knowledge on why one must do what one must for a job :) an easy and steady read

  • Stefan
    2019-03-01 07:40

    Lots of basic, self-explanatory stuff, with some interesting points here and there.

  • G VSandeep
    2019-03-17 00:44

    Should be read by students in their pre-final/final years of the educational program. Pretty exhaustive. Not everything might apply to everyone though.

  • Allison
    2019-03-18 01:50

    Practical information for college students. Easy to digest format.

  • Nicole
    2019-02-28 00:53

    This book has good points and worthwhile activities for those looking to get from no experience to experienced.

  • Khalid Al Dhahab
    2019-03-25 07:46

    Very practical and enjoyed the book

  • Ashley
    2019-03-08 02:26

    Good intro book with a lot of resources (take minimal notes especially of the websites!)

  • FreshGrads .Sg
    2019-03-12 06:28

    Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real Worlds by Lindsey Pollak promises to give fresh graduates an edge on entering the work force.The book provides in-depth instructions on how to change your mindset from "student" to "professional", how to educate yourself on the job market and the world such as on office politics and characters, how to start your career search including employing social media, how to network with other professionals, how to gain experience in the world and right down to even how to write your resume. It also has a specific focus on the importance of networking and how to go about doing so.Instead of nagging a tad too much, Author Pollak could do with packing in more tips. Also, rigid readers may find themselves having to become another person to turn "professional" – my recommendation to this would be to be selective on which tips and what advice to follow rather than jumping in blindly. For example, tips such as "Buy a Dark Suit" might be just a little outdated for some of us.Nonetheless, "Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World", which quizzes readers reflective questions and hence helpful as a guide for self-discovery, makes a great gift for a friend or family who is currently in college, or a friend who has no idea where his or her career should head.For more book reviews, visitFreshGrads Reads. We also do reviews on food, movies and more in Singapore. Check us out here!

  • Barb Radmore
    2019-03-18 07:41

    Getting From College to Career, subtitled 90 Things To Do Before You Join the Real world, is a well ordered discussion of all the many aspects to be considered when entering the job market for that all important first job after college. After all the time and ever increasing college costs it is more important than ever to be sure that those long college years pay off.This book should be read by all college students at the beginning of their college years (perhaps even at the end of their senior year of high school), in the middle and again when they graduate. This guide could help students choose a major in college, not only a career after they graduate. Making a career out of a passion (Tip # 20) and choosing a useful minor (Tip #53), among others, are very applicable for those just starting their college years. Other tips such as what to wear for professional dress (Tip #80) or how to negotiate for a first job (Tip #78) are for those entering the work force.The tips are laid out to be easy to read and include sections such as "make this work for you" which make it even more useful. The "make this work for you" gives the reader assignments which adapt the tip to his specific situation. The fonts, section dividers and high lighted sections all work well together to create a well thought out resource guide. It can be read all the way through but readers can easily zero in on the parts most applicable to their current life.It is difficult to think of any aspect of entering the work force that is not covered in this comprehensive resource. This would make an ideal gift for both seniors in high school and seniors in college.

  • Alexandria
    2019-03-08 23:42

    I found this book to be incredibly informative. I have underlined, starred and dog eared many pages in this book to reference in the future. The book covers 90 tips on things a person can do and should remember while searching for a career. The tips are good for anyone from High School students to College Students to everyone who is unemployed or looking to move on to another career.It's not just about career statistics, finding a job, impressing the interviewer and revamping resumes. It's also about discovering yourself, your shortcomings and how to amend them, your strengths, and how to be a more overall, well rounded individual that's prepared for anything. It gives practical advise on being more organized, doing research, preparing business cards, etc. but it also offers more creative things to do like making a "Really Big List" or a "Brag Book". This book makes certain to cover more modern elements as well, such as how to present yourself online, what websites to be active on and career assessments you can take to discover what careers fit you best and what things would drive you to be successful and enjoy your work in a career place.Now, my opinion might be biased, as I am a college student and these tips do seem to primarily focus on preparing college students for their careers but I still feel that many of these tips are universally helpful for job seekers of all kinds. At the very least, it's worth glancing over for the unique tips it offers that may not be seen in other career advice book, such as becoming BRIC savvy, making a brag book, searching for award opportunities, figuring in a work-life fit and to accept failures.

  • Anna
    2019-03-25 04:37

    I started reading this book because I was looking for helpful career information for my sixth-grader. (Because if reading this when you're a freshman is good, reading it while you're a middle-schooler is fantastic, right? :) ).I flagged the bejesus out of this book.It's perfect for middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, newbie career people, midlife employees, budding entrepreneurs, politicians looking to fully utilize social media, parents...I think that the only subset that this book wouldn't be fantastic for are Mexican yetis. What I love so much about this book is that it's *packed* with information and described in a perfectly understandable, friendly and passionate matter. The author is truly trying to give her audience as much help and resources as possible because (you get the feeling, at least), she wants everyone to succeed, live long and prosper. She carefully explains the depth of free resources available in Twitter, the importance of networking (with tons of examples and ideas). She even breaks it down to the level of social etiquette and table manners!Tip #55 - Become BRIC Savvy - was one of my favorite sections. Go check it out! :)There are 90 tips in this book, and not a single dud in the bunch.

  • Laura
    2019-03-19 07:52

    Practical, common sense tips presented in a quick-read format. You can jump around to the topics that are most relevant to you, and the book follows the whole career planning process from choosing a career path, job searching, resumes to interviewing. Since Pollak works for LinkedIn, she gives great advice about how to leverage your online presence and utilize social media in your job search and as a professional. Career development is a PROCESS, and Pollak spends time prompting the reader to ask questions about vocation, passion, and values, which in my mind are just as important as making sure your resume is grammatically correct. Definitely aimed at college students / new graduates.

  • Anthea
    2019-03-15 03:26

    Wished I had this book before I entered college to be honest! This book is full of insightful tips and useful advice for a college grad. However, I feel people should read this during high school/post high school because that it where you start building connections and portfolio. At that age, I still didn't know the importance of it. I only knew it when I've finished college and internship. Dang it! Must read for everyone especially people who are starting out their careers and don't know what to do.

  • Julie
    2019-03-14 06:30

    This is a great book for people in college and those ready to get started with their career. It is very easy to read, written in short "digestible" bites that is not overwhelming. It is easy to read little bits at a time and feel like you have accomplished something. It is full of up-to-date and useful information, clearly written by someone who knows her stuff. After looking at the book at the library, I ended up buying a copy for my daughter - and she liked it too!

  • bookreader
    2019-02-26 07:37

    If you've hired college interns/recent graduates, do them an enormous favor and buy/assign them this book. You'll be repaid many times over in both increased productivity & wide-eyed gratitude. Among the many useful tips contained therein, the interviewing templates & thank-you note primers stand out as reminders of courteous yet astute professional behavior that's sadly too often neglected in the modern American workplace.

  • Natalie
    2019-03-03 07:24

    I liked this book. It inspired me to do a lot of things I was only thinking about passively before I read it. The writing was easy to read but I did get a bit bored by the end. Still, I would recommend to a college sophomore or junior (like myself). Any older and they would get too stressed out by all the things they should of done in undergrad but didn't. I already felt this a bit.

  • Diana Marie
    2019-03-22 06:29

    For someone currently in the process of joining the "real world" - this book has some great advice and reminders to aid in that transition. It is a relevant, up-to-date, and practical guide - especially for social networking aspects and tips on how to use technology to your advantage. I will definitely be using this book as a reference as I continue my job search!

  • Ernest Sneed
    2019-02-26 01:27

    Excellent advice for the job seeking college student. This book along with "Getting The Best Out of College " by Anne Crossman and " They Don't Teach Corporate in College " by Alexandra Levit is an excellent guide to the hidden curriculum of the college experience. These books are essential readings for the first generation college student prior to beginning the freshman year.

  • kylajaclyn
    2019-03-11 06:53

    Just like Matchbox 20, we all wish the Real World would stop hassling us. But since this is not a possibility, we have this book. I found Getting From College to Career to be chock full of a bunch of career information that I have already put to good use. I think all 90 tips in this book are relevant. I highly recommend it for those still in college or people who have just graduated.

  • Leigh
    2019-03-21 23:29

    I wish I had read this book during my senior year of college (I read it about a year after I graduated, which I suppose isn't too late at all). The first year out of college was the strangest year of my and most of my friends' lives. Sometimes new graduates just need someone to help them move forward and get a foothold in the working world, and this book did that for me.

  • Laura
    2019-03-20 05:50

    This book was so helpful for me in college! The author's writing style is very relatable and witty, which makes it an enjoyable, quick read. I actually purchased a copy of this book to keep so that I could refer back to sections at different times in internship and full-time job searching. Highly recommend this book!

  • Bkaproth
    2019-03-11 04:26

    Coming out of my PhD, this was by far the best career book that I read. Well written and presented in a way that let's you flip to any section of interest. Really good for informational interviews and networking, with great email templates, especially for those awkward emails where you are probing about a position.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-07 01:52

    I learned a lot from this book. It's not your typical self-help book, it offers pertinent and fun advice and gives you tips to take action. Regardless of whether you think your prepped for your career, or if you're completely directionless, you can get a lot out of this book. I think it should be required reading for college seniors.