Brazen Careerist has ratings and 38 reviews. Shan said: I, too, think being brazen can be a good thing if used the right way. The author of this book. Penelope Trunk, author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success, hits the mark in her message (in her book) for individuals seeking to affect real change. Brazen careerist: the new rules for success /‚Äč Penelope Trunk. Author. Trunk, Penelope. Edition. First edition. 1st ed. Published. New York: Warner Business.

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I thought the advice was well thought-out and communicated concisely.

I think this is the real reason why I can’t give the book more than 3 stars. New Rules For Success. Nevertheless, I think this a great book for a new graduate, along with Effectively Immediately by Emily Bennington another blogger I like. It also clarified some things about office life that I knew but didn’t want to admit, mostly that being stellar at your job won’t necessarily land you the plum assignments, and it solidified my distaste for top-down corporate structure.

Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait It’s clear her life lessons are geared toward would-be consultants or business start-ups than anyone in a remotely stable career who she clearly turns her nose up at repeatedly.

Pretty good book on viewing your career strategically. Published May 25th by Business Plus first published Assume the job description was wrong Playing office politics and other acts of kindness. Cold calling will empower you An interview is a test you can study for. Penelope recommends, for example, that after writing a cover letter you set it aside for a few hhe and then come back to it to look for typos that you missed the first time around.

Book review: Brazen Careerist: New Rules For Success

Oct 07, loafingcactus rated it liked it Shelves: You have to read this book for the right reasons. I missed all the drama and neurosis that is sprinkled among the career advice.

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The best example is the chapter called “Use sexual harassment to boost your career”. Penelope Trunk, expert business advice columnist for the Boston Globe, gives anything but standard advice to help members of the X and Y generations succeed on their own terms in any industry. Gives an insightful perspective on how to handle office politics. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

I picked up this book because I had used to read Penelope Trunk’s work a while ago. Aug 24, Aaron rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Make vor strategic move to your mom’s house. Or using sexual harassment as a tool to advance your career.

But rulrs more I think about it, the more this section of the book bothers me and that ruins my experience of reading it. Adobe Digital Editions electronic bk.

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She uses that hook to make a valuable point about the importance of taking time to think big thoughts but still: Hmmm a lot of re-iterating the same ideas — some of which seem to be common knowledge for those of us who have interviewed, quit, got fired, and navigated through the social ladder at work. Trunk gives great advice on how to deal with the new world of work and what it means to be generation Y in a baby boomer work environemt.

Now that’s I thought I can get behind, which is why I picked up this book. There are no discussion topics on succdss book yet.

The book is broken up into essays that are quick reads. A cover letter is a piece of direct mail Hunting for a job is not a task, it’s a lifestyle. Do your own work last. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Young people need to know that success without extremely hard work and sacrifice is unlikely.

And we have an outlook and set of priorities that makes many of the old rules for career success outdated and irrelevant. I should pause to say I do have a wonderful big sister but she’s on a totally different career track in a different industry.


This book is great to read on the go as its succes up into little essays.

Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success

Life is too short to be stuck in a rat hole Be the first to add this to a list. I liked the way the book was laid out. Whether Penelope’s career advice is fresh for you or old hat, there’s one thing that will make you love her book – it’s the humor. Take advantag While the prevailing opinion of gen-y’ers tends to think of us as self-entitled brats with overly stroked egos and “self-esteems”, Penelope Trunk acknowledges and teaches our generation succesz take advantage of our self-confidence, and corresponding skill sets and abilities in the new job marketplace.

Read it now, or you’ll wish you had when you’re 40! I adore Boston Globe columnist and blogger Penelope Trunk, so you sccess imagine when she personally, yes! Warner Business Books, The book is packed with witty one-liners and hilarious antics from her past. Oct 19, Damar rated it really liked it. Surprising results about wearing headphones and productivity Ladders. The difference between fear and excitement is breathing.

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gules Non-Fiction – Career Development I read Trunk’s blog and this book seemed bland compared to her blog. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links She is the big sister I wish I had had when I first started my career – she could have spared me some painful first-hand lessons, or at least I would have learned them a whole lot quicker.

That’s not brazen as much as it is opportunistic.