- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Kogan page; 1 edition (3 Sept. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749445645
- ISBN-13: 978-0749445645
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 717,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From New Recruit to High Flyer: No-Nonsense Advice on How to Fast Track your Career Paperback – 3 Sep 2006
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"A wealth of wisdom and insider knowledge is packed tightly into
the pages." -- Online Recruitment Magazine
"If you're a college senior, put this at the top of your reading
list." -- Dallas Morning News/Chicago Herald Tribune
"The no-nonsense advice offered includes...All important steps
towards success." -- Frequent Flyer Magazine
"This book consists of real-life examples rather then vague
conjecture by get-rich-quick writers." -- EasyJet Inflight Magazine
"A readable, user-friendly book...An important read for new graduates entering the business world." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Teaches new staff how to get to the top fast." -- Daily Mail
"There is no single employee in an organisation who would find this book devoid of useful advice."
-- Business books summaries website, March 2008
"Useful tips for new graduates joining blue-chip Corporates in any capacity." -- ModernSelling.com
'..contains some useful tips and handy hints in the areas of
analysis, spreadsheets, writing effectively and developing a systematic
approach' -- Engineering Management - June/July 2007
'For a high aspiration, career-driven would be executive with
career ambitions...there is practical, useful advice based on real life
-- Engineering Management - June/July 2007
Based on extensive research with hundreds of top executives at some of the worlds premier organizations
Draws on the authors own experience at the major global Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank, and world-renowned management consultancy, McKinsey & Company
Practical tips on how to master fundamental skills
Informative and entertaining real-life anecdotes and case studies
End of chapter summaries distill the essential advice
Top Customer Reviews
Since reading the book, I have already noticed various changes in both the way that I deal with others (more confidently), but also the way in which others (mostly more senior executives) are dealing with me - generally with far more respect.
The anecdotal evidence provided throughout the book provides a backdrop that I, as a reader could relate to and thus provided me with some practical ideas with how to implement some of the changes that the book sugggested.
For any young executive arriving at the start of their career, this is a 'must have' item and I know that it is something that I will keep referring back to as I develop my own career. Brilliant!!!
What sets this book apart is that it is not based on anecdote, conventional wisdom, or subjective opinion as so many books of this genre are - but rather on evidence gathered from interviews with over 200 successful executives working at top tier institutions and companies across a wide range of sectors including Goldman Sachs, General Electric, and McKinsey. As a result, this book does not describe theory or general principles but rather what works in practice. Moreover, the advice given is extremely specific, highly practical, and immediately useable.
In terms of structure, the book is divided into three main sections: (1) Attitude (2) Mastering the fundamentals and (3) Navigating the political environment. Within these sections, there are individual chapters devoted to managing your time effectively, developing excellent written and oral communications, and building your internal network. There are also extremely helpful sections on how to become an excellent research analyst (including a detailed description of excel functions and tools) and how to find, nurture, and develop mentors.
"From New Recruit to High Flyer" is not an esoteric piece of academic research or a general career guidance manual.Read more ›
There are hundreds of books giving advice on CV writing, interview skills and how to get a graduate job after university - but this is the only book that actually talks you through what to do once you get one! It's absolutely invaluable for new graduates and I imagine that it would be very useful for anyone in a new job situation; while it's true that it's very business-environment orientated in its examples and anecdotes, the content of the book (Attitude, Communication Skills, negotiating the politics of an organisation, managing your boss, etc) are just as relevant to public sector organisations and experienced workers.
The most useful section of the book is the one which is, as far as I know, pretty much unique to this particular book - the section on "Attitude". It really helps to have some things spelled out clearly - things that are perhaps obvious in hindsight but all too easy to slip up on at the time. This book will help you survive the "Hire on skills, fire on attitude" reality of the modern workplace, and remind you to be a nicer person to work with!! The writer has high expectations of the reader but avoids being preachy.
It covers every possible angle in just enough detail without becoming bogged down. The writing is well-paced and the tone is unpatronising and natural.
I read it through in one full day yesterday and I am about to re-read it from the beginning, armed with a highlighter pen, and I will be creating a summary of the main points to keep in my desk drawer!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A friend of mine lent me this book; after a quick scan through some chapters, i thought that I should buy it and i must say it is a very good book. Read morePublished on 8 April 2013 by Oluwakemi Soremekun
I usually take a while to have a great read through my books, but this is a must have book for for anyone starting in a new job, changing careers and ideal must have for the... Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2008 by Master Malik Motivator
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