How to Go to Work
How to Go to Work is a practical guide to equip you with everything you need to know to choose and achieve the career you want.The world of work is changing faster than ever before and it can feel overwhelmingly competitive out there.That's why Lucy Clayton, a founding CEO, and Steve Haines, an education policy advisor, have compiled and distilled the most valuable advice you can get on how to jumpstart your career and shortcut the competition.They have interviewed successful people from across all industries to help you:-Find the right work experience and internships to get you through the door-Present your best self online and in person-Ace applications and interviews-Gain confidence, authority and resilience -Navigate the ups and downs of starting your first jobHow to go to Work will equip you with the skills you need to thrive in whatever job or career you choose.

How to Go to Work Details

TitleHow to Go to Work
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 6th, 2020
PublisherPenguin
ISBN-139780241399460
Rating
GenreBusiness, Self Help, Nonfiction

How to Go to Work Review

  • Miranda
    January 1, 1970
    This book really is like nothing out there on this topic. Entertaining, practical and brutally honest about pretty much every aspect of going to work that has crossed your mind, plus things it won’t have occurred to you to think of. I’m over a decade into my career in marketing and have been looking for something exactly like this to share with new recruits. What’s so great about the book is how it revisits the mindset of the new starter so completely, along with all its granular concerns, which This book really is like nothing out there on this topic. Entertaining, practical and brutally honest about pretty much every aspect of going to work that has crossed your mind, plus things it won’t have occurred to you to think of. I’m over a decade into my career in marketing and have been looking for something exactly like this to share with new recruits. What’s so great about the book is how it revisits the mindset of the new starter so completely, along with all its granular concerns, which is hard to do as a boss, so incredibly helpful for seasoned professionals looking to be better leaders too. Through a series of personal and often hilarious accounts of life at work the book recognises how every workplace is different, and every worker, avoiding cliched templates for success in favour of helping its reader grow the right set of instincts and learn to trust them. I am pre-ordering this for our new graduate intake and recommending it to everyone I can think of. This fills such a valuable gap in such an important area - thrilled it now exists.
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  • Vivian Oldaker
    January 1, 1970
    I started this book thinking I’d probably skim and scan it, read the odd chapter here and there. But it’s so well written, engaging and enlightening that I ended up reading it more or less cover to cover.It’s actually one of those marvellous books that you feel should always have been part of the employment scene, the lexicon. The authors have drawn on their own wide experience and that of many others to bring together an employment bible for anyone soon to enter the workplace; it should be I started this book thinking I’d probably skim and scan it, read the odd chapter here and there. But it’s so well written, engaging and enlightening that I ended up reading it more or less cover to cover.It’s actually one of those marvellous books that you feel should always have been part of the employment scene, the lexicon. The authors have drawn on their own wide experience and that of many others to bring together an employment bible for anyone soon to enter the workplace; it should be required reading and available in all schools, colleges and universities. Though mainly aimed at work newbies, it’s also a useful reference volume for anyone at any point in his or her career – the chapters are clear and easy to refer to whether you’re wondering how best to, for example, negotiate a pay rise, tender your resignation, or deal with a difficult colleague. Whatever you need to know, it’s all available here. Any number of workplace situations, problems and dilemmas are addressed clearly, without jargon and with warmth and wisdom. Thoroughly recommended.
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  • Sam Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I'm onto my fourth career - the music industry, radio, advertising and retail. This book would have been invaluable for my start in any of them. No magic fixes, no revolutionary theories; just tried and tested, real-world and researched, well-informed advice. Easy to understand but in-depth enough to be useful to even the more seasoned of us workers. This book is so obviously essential that I'm amazed no-one has written it until now. (And btw, the section on meetings should be stapled to every I'm onto my fourth career - the music industry, radio, advertising and retail. This book would have been invaluable for my start in any of them. No magic fixes, no revolutionary theories; just tried and tested, real-world and researched, well-informed advice. Easy to understand but in-depth enough to be useful to even the more seasoned of us workers. This book is so obviously essential that I'm amazed no-one has written it until now. (And btw, the section on meetings should be stapled to every office door in every company in the world.)
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  • Enda McCarthy
    January 1, 1970
    How to Go to Work is the first essential Business Book of 2020, and for that reason alone it's worth reading. Unlike most traditional Business Books though it is written in plain English, genuinely inspiring, and very, very funny. Lucy Clayton is warm, witty and wise, and How to Go to Work is quite simply the best book ever written about the reality of starting a new job. Buy it, read it, then get up early and dominate the workplace.
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  • Sarah Holt
    January 1, 1970
    When I was at school the careers advisor gave me a questionnaire to fill in and it told him I wanted to be a vet. I don’t like animals and I’m fairly shit at science. This is the book I needed then, as a young person with hopes, dreams, some talent, but no idea what to do with it, or where to start even thinking about a career. A must for young people (and those raising them) everywhere. Also, it’s really, properly funny.
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  • Siobhann
    January 1, 1970
    This is the book I wished I’d had to hand before I started work. Witty, eminently readable, and chock-full of practical, timeless advise, it is the book I’ll be buying it for every young person I know forever more so they don’t make the same mistakes I did early on. Like that time at a careers advice evening when I very nearly signed up for The Navy because I loved the sea.
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  • Katherine
    January 1, 1970
    They don’t get better than Lucy Clayton. She could write the phone book and make it sound like Hamlet! Wait- do they have phone books anymore?Amazing woman. Amazing author.
  • Charlotte
    January 1, 1970
    How refreshing to have a book on this subjects that's not patronising but written by people who are actually on your side. It's funny, honest and full of hope about what's to come. It made me almost wish I was 21 again and just starting out. I'm not, but I am about to return to work after a year on maternity leave...and thanks to How To Go To Work I am so ready!
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  • Gumn Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    If you know anyone in Year 10 - buy them this book.If you know anyone about to enter 6th Form - buy them this book.If you know anyone currently at uni - buy them this book.I wish I’d been able to dip into this honest, useful,no nonsense book BEFORE I started my career.
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  • Christopher
    January 1, 1970
    A must-read for anyone who wants a job, wants to do better in their job, or once had a job, but ballsed it up and now doesn't have a job but would quite like one again. Yes, it suggests it's only for starting out in your working life, but is packed with general day-to-day career advice, and is very readable, wickedly funny and takes you on the entire trajectory of a potential career path, letting you dip in and out at points that are relevant to you. A perfect gift for anyone looking to A must-read for anyone who wants a job, wants to do better in their job, or once had a job, but ballsed it up and now doesn't have a job but would quite like one again. Yes, it suggests it's only for starting out in your working life, but is packed with general day-to-day career advice, and is very readable, wickedly funny and takes you on the entire trajectory of a potential career path, letting you dip in and out at points that are relevant to you. A perfect gift for anyone looking to kick-start their career. If only this had been in print when I was doing my UCAS I probably wouldn't have ended up living in a skip.
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  • Lucy Clayton
    January 1, 1970
  • Lucy Clayton
    January 1, 1970
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