Getting from College to Career

90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World

By Lindsey Pollak
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061142598, 320pp.)

Publication Date: April 2007

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How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It's the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. In Getting from College to Career, Lindsey Pollak offers the first definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need before starting your first major job search. Her 90 action-oriented tips include strategies ranging from the simple to the expert, including:

  • Avoid the biggest mistake in career prep and job hunting
  • Subscribe to a daily newspaper
  • E-mail like a professional
  • Make every event a networking success
  • Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement
  • Perform five minutes of stand-up
  • Overprepare for interviews
  • Persist

Getting from College to Career gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door of the real world. Don't start your first job search without it!

About the Author

Lindsey Pollak is a writer, editor, and speaker specializing in career advice for young professionals. She is the coauthor of two career advice books and has written for Marie Claire magazine and Metro New York newspaper. Lindsey frequently speaks at universities and corporations across the country. She is a graduate of Yale University.

Praise For Getting from College to Career

“Pollak’s thorough research reveals some startling facts that the modern job-searcher may be overlooking.”
-Metro New York

“Perfect for today’s students, who inevitably want what they want (and only that!) when they want it.”
-Campus Career Advisor

“A well-written, lively and easy to follow guide.”

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