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Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't, and Why: 10 Things You'd Better Do If You Want to Get Ahead

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Do your job, do it well, and you'?ll be rewarded, right? Actually, probably not. According to career guru Donald Asher advancement at work is less about skill sets and more about strategy. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'?T, AND WHY details exactly what puts one employee on the fast track to an exceptional career, while another stays on the treadmill to mediocrity.Whether you ...more
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Published June 8th 2011 by Ten Speed Press (first published May 2007)
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In the Second Edition of Donald Asher’s, Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, and Why, Donald Asher, a career consultant, sets out to provide the fast-track careerist with high level or non-remedial information on how to advance their career in a quick, professional manner. He provides tips on timing, getting noticed, learning new skills and the art of sales, among several other areas that business professionals will need to succeed in today’s business environment. Each chapter, or “tip”, is peppered ...more
Ryan Dejonghe
If the title of this book appeals to you, then the introduction alone is worth the price of admission. Donald Asher highlights the first book of the same title, and explains what’s new. Most importantly, he reveals some of the best advice of the whole book: “the biggest mistake employees make is to think that promotions are given based on past performances.” I started this book almost two months ago, took a break, and am now just finishing it. In that time, I have seen two people passed over for ...more
Rafael Bandeira
Jun 17, 2010 Rafael Bandeira rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rafael by: my boss
Want to make your way into that raise or promotion? This book is certainly a good asset for that. Definitely not a kick-off step, and also not a map for it - you ought to be on your way already, doing a superb work, and willing to go that extra mile for a career boost.

This is a delightful reading: easy, quick and fun. Information is consistent, and the concepts are really interesting - also, related topics and real world examples are highlighted throughout the book, which makes it for a very inf
Farnoosh Brock
Honest, brilliant uncommon advice on career advancement but not exactly a step by step guide on how to get promoted, if that's what you are looking for.

Dan Asher lays it out so well in this not-for-the-faint-of-heart guide to upward mobility in the corporate landscape. I bought this book because I am in deep research mode as I create my product on cracking the code to get promoted in the corporate world and wanted to read references on the topic. It was hugely helpful and taught me much I did no
Adrian Lee
Worth a read - plenty of sage advice from real-world careerists to jolt any reader out of his or her comfort zone.
erjan k.
this book has given tremendous value to me!

it tells the LAWS of career building - plan/work + luck.

must read for everyone who wants to know how to get good job.

h.r dept does not CARE about your promotion and problems!

you have to make yourself noticed!
starts off well, then appears to diverge
I liked some of his main points. At times, I felt the writing was a bit informal and some of his analogies were too informal/familiar for my tasts. While rough around the edges, the key points about putting one's best foot forward at work were appreciated.
Some interesting insights, but a lot seems like common sense. I found many of the "statistics" bye quoted were dubious, and shouldn't have been used to build a case.

Interesting, but we'll see where I am in 10 years ;)
Asher has become my go-to guy for all things work-related. This book is required reading for new grads or other newbies to the corporate world.
Format alternating between standard chapters and interviews/ case studies makes for an enjoyable read
written with creativity. Contains great examples. Good for what ever your career stage.
Xi Xi
some advices are good.
an interesting read after all.
Really good tips for any job at any stage.
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