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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
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 15th 2008 by Crown Business
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Lindz-o
Jul 10, 2011 Lindz-o rated it it was ok
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
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Lia
Jul 21, 2011 Lia rated it it was ok
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
Michelle
Apr 20, 2008 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
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.
Vania Prodanova
Имаше един момент, в който бях като омагьосана от всички онези успешни бизнес-дами, за които четях и слушах. Затова и любопитството ми ме насочи да прочета различни книги на тема какво значи да имаш успешна кариера по женски.
Уви, не останах много доволна, определено не е моето четиво. Самата книга има доста феминистко усещане, което на моменти идва прекомерно. Определено книгата е може би по-приложима за друг пазар на труда (американския) или по-скоро е за онези жени, чието призвание е да бъдат
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Tiffany
Jul 06, 2008 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
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.
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.
Iliyana
Mar 04, 2015 Iliyana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Практични съвети, ясна схема за изграждане на кариера и надъхващи истории на успели жени - ето каква трябва да бъде една книга за жените и бизнеса.
Lisa
Apr 14, 2008 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: neverfinished
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.
Ashley
Oct 12, 2015 Ashley rated it it was ok
I basically skimmed thru the entire book. I've been reading a lot of these books lately and they are kind of all the same.
Julie Wucka
Jun 19, 2008 Julie Wucka rated it really liked it
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.
Susan
Mar 31, 2008 Susan rated it it was ok
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.
Sydney
Mar 20, 2008 Sydney rated it liked it
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.
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