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How to Go to Work: All the Advice You Need to Succeed at Your First Job

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How to Go to Work is a practical guide to equip you with everything you need to know to choose and achieve the career you want.

The world of work is changing faster than ever before and it can feel overwhelmingly competitive out there.

That's why Lucy Clayton, a founding CEO, and Steve Haines, an education policy advisor, have compiled and distilled the most valuable advice
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 6th 2020 by Penguin
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Miranda
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book really is like nothing out there on this topic. Entertaining, practical and brutally honest about pretty much every aspect of going to work that has crossed your mind, plus things it wont have occurred to you to think of. Im over a decade into my career in marketing and have been looking for something exactly like this to share with new recruits. Whats so great about the book is how it revisits the mindset of the new starter so completely, along with all its granular concerns, which is ...more
Vivian Oldaker
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I started this book thinking Id probably skim and scan it, read the odd chapter here and there. But its so well written, engaging and enlightening that I ended up reading it more or less cover to cover.
Its actually one of those marvellous books that you feel should always have been part of the employment scene, the lexicon. The authors have drawn on their own wide experience and that of many others to bring together an employment bible for anyone soon to enter the workplace; it should be
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Sam Taylor
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm onto my fourth career - the music industry, radio, advertising and retail. This book would have been invaluable for my start in any of them. No magic fixes, no revolutionary theories; just tried and tested, real-world and researched, well-informed advice. Easy to understand but in-depth enough to be useful to even the more seasoned of us workers. This book is so obviously essential that I'm amazed no-one has written it until now. (And btw, the section on meetings should be stapled to every ...more
Enda McCarthy
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How to Go to Work is the first essential Business Book of 2020, and for that reason alone it's worth reading. Unlike most traditional Business Books though it is written in plain English, genuinely inspiring, and very, very funny. Lucy Clayton is warm, witty and wise, and How to Go to Work is quite simply the best book ever written about the reality of starting a new job. Buy it, read it, then get up early and dominate the workplace.
Sarah Holt
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I was at school the careers advisor gave me a questionnaire to fill in and it told him I wanted to be a vet. I dont like animals and Im fairly shit at science. This is the book I needed then, as a young person with hopes, dreams, some talent, but no idea what to do with it, or where to start even thinking about a career. A must for young people (and those raising them) everywhere. Also, its really, properly funny. ...more
Siobhann
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the book I wished Id had to hand before I started work. Witty, eminently readable, and chock-full of practical, timeless advise, it is the book Ill be buying it for every young person I know forever more so they dont make the same mistakes I did early on. Like that time at a careers advice evening when I very nearly signed up for The Navy because I loved the sea. ...more
Katherine
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
They dont get better than Lucy Clayton. She could write the phone book and make it sound like Hamlet!
Wait- do they have phone books anymore?

Amazing woman. Amazing author.
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Lucie Deacon
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Invaluable and insightful.
Charlotte
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How refreshing to have a book on this subjects that's not patronising but written by people who are actually on your side. It's funny, honest and full of hope about what's to come. It made me almost wish I was 21 again and just starting out. I'm not, but I am about to return to work after a year on maternity leave...and thanks to How To Go To Work I am so ready!
Gumn Rebecca
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you know anyone in Year 10 - buy them this book.
If you know anyone about to enter 6th Form - buy them this book.
If you know anyone currently at uni - buy them this book.

I wish Id been able to dip into this honest, useful,no nonsense book BEFORE I started my career.
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Christopher
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must-read for anyone who wants a job, wants to do better in their job, or once had a job, but ballsed it up and now doesn't have a job but would quite like one again. Yes, it suggests it's only for starting out in your working life, but is packed with general day-to-day career advice, and is very readable, wickedly funny and takes you on the entire trajectory of a potential career path, letting you dip in and out at points that are relevant to you. A perfect gift for anyone looking to ...more
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