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Imagine if life came with a handbook to help get you through just about every potentially awkward, stressful, or over-the-top situation, with humor, grace, and dignity intact. Life doesn't come with a handbookbut now business does. In Career and Corporate Cool, style and marketing maven Rachel Weingarten defines and details the elements necessary to succeed and stand out in the modern work environment. It's filled with witty and user-friendly advice on building your personal brand equity in the business world while staying true to yourself. A hybrid of business and style, it's a cheat sheet for your professional life, with fun and helpful anecdotes from people who've been there.
While an off-color joke generally won't play in a cubicle environment, it can be a job requirement for a professional comedian. Fortune 500 companies tend to frown on perceived sexual harassment in the workplace while massage therapists touch naked strangers on a daily basis. Career and Corporate Cool helps you understand not only what's appropriate and acceptable in your own work environment, but how best to translate and incorporate your personal style into the accepted mix.
Proving that smart business and great style aren't mutually exclusive, Weingarten covers topics that help you define and refine crucial elements of your professional persona:
Communication Skillsfrom the basics to the personalized details that get you noticed
Networkingwhich contacts are worth pursuing, and how to initiate, create, and maintain relationships
Fashion, Beauty, and Grooming Advicetranslate your day-to-day look to a polished style that best suits you
Quizzes and Worksheetsto help you evaluate your cool quotient
Business Etiquettesocial rules and tools to ease you through every situation
Gender Differences in the Workplacenavigate the differences between male and female work styles
Advice from Expertslearn from their successesand failures
For most people, careers happen in the daytime while cool is for after hours. With common sense and a sharp sense of humor, Weingarten helps you add effortless cool to all elements of your work life. Career and Corporate Cool is a must-have reference manual for the desk set.
This book is fun to read and chock full of information.
What a refreshing book for those who want to be their own boss by starting a business, or those who live to be a super-cog in the great wheel of corporate empires.
(I don't think I've ever read a business book in one sitting before LOL) I also liked that each chapter was great as a stand alone.
I tried to read and like this book but couldn't, but I did get through the first 3 chapters and leafed through the rest. Read morePublished on December 11, 2011 by Tiffany
I'll give this book credit for marketing. It really attracts attention and looks like the total package, complete with pink letters on the cover! Read morePublished on February 3, 2010 by Anita Kelley
I loved Career and Corporate Cool. My roommates and I in college had one copy that we would all pass around--such a gem of a book--perfect to read before your first job begins. Read morePublished on August 20, 2009 by Molly Ford
I recently purchased a business that will require a lot of socializing and networking in my community. Read morePublished on October 21, 2008 by Elisabeth Forrest
I saw this book and four others recommended by Entrepreneur magazine as the best books for women entrepreneurs. Read morePublished on March 16, 2008 by Remi K.
I heard Ms. Weingarten speak at an industry event and was impressed with her warmth and enthusiasm. I was not disappointed when I read her book at all. Read morePublished on December 16, 2007 by Sheryl McAvoy
My friend has a copy and after I kept borrowing it over and over to look at different topics she finally told me I'd better get my own! I did and am loving it! Read morePublished on September 26, 2007 by Cassie Thayer G.
If you've spent the last few months (or years) wearing spit-up or peanut butter as an accessory, read this book. Read morePublished on September 10, 2007 by Jen Singer
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (8/07)
Rachel Weingarten's bio is impressive. It is obvious she knows what she is talking about when it comes to looking and... Read more