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When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent Graduates To Know

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What do all college graduates have in common? A degree. So, what is going to separate you from the rest of the pack? Your success will be largely measured by your soft skills, such as: the right attitude, a professional demeanor, the ability to communicate on a professional level, being a team player, proper etiquette, and much more. In a flash, you have gone from college ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Brown Books Publishing Group
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Wow. This book is so elementary. Barry prefaces her book with a statement about how you won't believe some of the things people have done to make her realize a need for this book, and I have a hard time believing people can be so dumb. But they are.

I'm sure this book benefits someone out there, but it doesn't benefit me. The advice was rushed and very basic. And then there were vast sections of purely motivational one-liners; these sections annoyed the crap out of me. Like this snippet from page
Fahad Shaikh
Excellent book for fresh graduates as well as experienced professionals for learning sophisticated mannerism and excellent work ethics.
Even though I'm not in the target audience (recent college grads), I thought this would be an interesting read based on hearing the author give a presentation at my work. I was disappointed with this book because the advice felt trite. It was all somewhat pie-in-the-sky without interesting examples to help cement the ideas. I would have liked more anecdotes pulled from her interviews with actual recent college grads. Or, some specific recommendations for further reading on topics she didn't have ...more
very useful...a gift from my stepmother...she is girlfriends with the author...said it even helped her as a refresher...ironically she made a career change shortly after and it revealed it's worth
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