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The Girl's Guide to Kicking Your Career Into Gear: Valuable Lessons, True Stories, and Tips For Using What You've Got (A Brain!) to Make Your Worklife Work for You

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Be the girl who makes it happen!

Guess what? If you’re not looking out for your career then nobody is. If you want to be both passionate about what you do and successful, then you must take control of your professional destiny. Only you can determine who you are, what you can do, and where you want to go. If you are stuck in your career, frustrated at your position within a
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 15th 2008 by Crown Business
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Ashley (cnthrdlywt2bwz)
This would be helpful for someone who is looking for a promotion, a change in careers, etc. I read it hoping I could get tips on how to be more go-getter- productive and it was just okay in that area.
There's some good, sound advice here, but nothing too profound and probably nothing that hasn't already been said somewhere else. I didn't feel like I learned a whole lot. Still, the stories of real women and their success in business was fun to read and often inspiring.

One small quibble: the title irks me. "Girl's" guide. Really? This is a book about empowerment and women taking charge of their careers and lives. Girl? Yeah, so maybe the authors are going for cute, fun, and lighthearted, but u
Hm. I think what this book should be entitled is more along the lines of "how to play career games on a male playing field." The "using what you've got (a brain!)" bit seems to be mostly aimed at figuring out how to compete with the men. Now, to be fair, this book does have some good advice (though the content always feels sparse and filled in with friendly fluff), but it is really a book about climbing the ladder and how to get over the rungs that are filled up with men. As I read endless piece ...more
If you are just starting out in your career or you just need some advice on moving forward, this book is for you! It reads like a couple of friends giving you advice and doesn't sound preachy or authoritative. It gave me confidence and a better understanding of where I would like to be. Read this book and keep it handy. The lessons are timeless.
I just couldn't get into what this book was selling. There was little in it that was substantial to someone trying to improve her place in the business world.

It was just a little too fluffy with too little meat to really be of much use.
A cute personality to the book, but really no new information or anything I hadn't figured out on my own. Overall, probably not worth the time it took to read it.
Julie Wucka
A raw but truthful looking to the decisions women make in their careers, along with great advice about how to go for what you want in your career.
So far very good book, though more apropos for the business world, perhaps. What I read of this was good...I just had too much else on my plate.
Mar 20, 2008 Sydney rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Career Women
This is a great introduction to basic career strategies. The authors do a great job of encouraging and motivating the target audience.
Kristen far. Kind of lame.... Aimed for 20 somethings and mostly common sense type stuff
Amy Sanchez
Jan 30, 2008 Amy Sanchez rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Just received this book last week. Started it last night, so far, not bad.
Very chick inspirational for careers. Might help me better in the future
Has some very helpful tips for getting your career started.
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