Manage Your Career: 10 Keys to Survival and Success When Interviewing and on the Job, Second Edition

  • 4h 22m
  • Vijay Sathe
  • Business Expert Press
  • 2015

This book gives the reader keys to survival and success as a career progresses from one job to the next in the same, or different, organization—be they for-profit, nonprofit, government, or volunteer. It is designed to help the reader avoid the many traps and pitfalls encountered along the career path as well as to help facilitate increased personal effectiveness during all three stages of the job cycle—interviewing, new hire, and long-term employment.

Whether preparing to enter the workforce for the first time or in early, middle, or later career stages, this book will show the reader how to avoid jobs and organizations that are not a proper fit. It will also go beyond survival and show how to achieve success by doing the job well and making other contributions to the organization in ways that improve job performance, satisfaction, happiness, and personal and professional growth.

The keys this book provides are effective for an independent contributor, a manager responsible for the work of others, or an executive responsible for the enterprise. Organizational leaders, human resource professionals, career coaches, and mentors should also utilize this book to educate and train employees to be more productive while gaining personal rewards, not only for themselves but for their clients as well.

About the Author

Just six months after launching our new business publishing imprint – Business Expert Press – we are excited to bring you our first title and our first author. Vijay entrusted us with his latest book—which is based on his many years of preparing MBAs and executives to better manage their careers—because he believes in our mission of bringing concise, applied, authoritative, and affordable books to aspiring managers as well as to experienced executives in need of easily read and immediately actionable advice.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Your Fit with the Key Players and with the Organization's Culture
  • Your Job Challenges versus Your Skills, Effort, and Support
  • The Quality of Your Relationships With the Key Players and Others
  • Your Credibility in the Eyes of the Key Players and Others
  • What You Need to Know Before You Accept a New Job
  • Interview Smartly to Avoid Recruiting Traps
  • Survive and Contribute as a Newcomer
  • Monitor Your Progress to Settle in or Move On
  • Contribute by Leveraging Your Organization's Culture and Managing Conflict
  • Contribute by Becoming a Manager, a Leader, and an Entrepreneur
  • Reflections of a Solo Operator
  • Notes
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