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Is This Working?: The Businesslady's Guide to Getting What You Want from Your Career

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From the creator of the Dear Businesslady column comes a fresh, proactive book with advice for women entering the workforce as well as those looking to move up the ladder.

Everyone deals with some nonsense early in their career—whether it’s accepting a less-than-ideal position just to get a foot in the door, or having a manager who sleeps with his smartphone under his pillo
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Adams Media
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I've read a lot of career books - most of them are really long while being light on specific, applicable information on getting a job and not making a fool of yourself once you're hired. *This is not that kind of book.* I read this cover-to-cover a month ago when I decided to kick off my job search, but have been going back and re-reading many dog-eared pages when I need a quick reference about phrasing in a cover letter and preparing for an interview. This is a fantastic resource - friendly, to ...more
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I know Courtney from Twitter and she graciously sent me a copy of her book. As someone who has regularly written articles about higher education and careers section, I've read a lot of books geared towards entry-level workers. I've been a fan of The Businesslady's advice column since it first debuted on The Toast and I was thrilled to find that this book has the same realistic, funny tone as the columns.
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I like Guerra's writing style, which I knew from her columns, but the book is more geared towards new career folks.
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Give this one to every college grad or early-career person you know. (Disclosure: Courtney Guerra writes for The Billfold and I'm an editor at The Billfold, so... still give it as a grad gift, it's a great book.)
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From the author: "In today’s ultracompetitive business environment, figuring out your own professional goals is more important than ever. How do you keep your career on track if you’re dealing with a position that’s way outside of your desired field? A manager who expects you to sleep with your smartphone under your pillow? Or a job search that’s yet to yield an actual job? It’s time to ask an expert: Is This Working?

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Courtney C.W. Guerra has been writing her Dear Businesslady column since 2014, first on The Toast and then on the financial advice site The Billfold.

Starting out with experience in food service, retail, and data entry—plus a joint BA in English and visual arts—she proceeded to build her resume through a series of administrative positions, both corporate and nonprofit.

She’s spent most of her care
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