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Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape Paperback – January 4, 2011
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“[Bell] lays out strategies to help women maneuver their way to the top. . . . [She] also offers intriguing advice.” (Charlotte Observer)
“Career GPS serves as the business coach you never had but always wanted. From getting the job you want to getting noticed for the job you’ve done, you’ll find tangible tips for winning in the new world of work.” (Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office and See Jane Lead)
“Dr. Ella Bell and Linda Villarosa offer valuable advice about how to successfully compete on a global playing field, cultivate leadership, and manage your whole self. This book is a great add to any woman’s professional tool chest.” (Carla Harris, author of Expect To Win)
“If you are a woman who wants to get to the top of the house, you must read this book. Career GPS provides a vital road map for how women can navigate their way to the C-suite in a rapidly changing workforce.” (Sylvia Ann Hewlett, economist and author, most recently, of Top Talent: Keeping Performance Up When Business Is Down)
“Dr. Bell simultaneously lifts the spirit and gives down-to-earth advice, exercises and examples for mastering corporate life without abandoning who you really are.” (Luke Visconti, Chief Executive Officer, DiversityInc)
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Dr. Bell walks the reader through her experiences - the good, the bad, and the ugly - that kept her from thinking she was worthy of advancement. Whether it was her background or preconceived notions of what success should be for a woman, she learned to recognize her worth, and she achieved tremendous success including becoming an Associate Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University. Her insight is woven into each chapter which takes a step-by-step view of how to craft a fulfilling career.
The book provides many stories to illustrate the highlights of each chapter as well as a chapter summary for key takeaways. In some cases the material may be basic for readers familiar with career search techniques (e.g. how to search online/career boards, social networking etiquette, winning the interview) but for someone who has not seen, heard, or read, all the career tools advice out there, this is a good overview. The real treasure of the book is Chapter 5 - Relationships.
Often people think that keeping your nose to the grindstone equates to getting noticed in the workplace. In fact, Bell points out practical advice she received when she was starting out, "Early in your career you're paid for what you do, later you're paid for whom you know." This truth is applicable to anyone not just women.Read more ›
As is often the case, Bell's guidance is focused on engaging the greatness in others and strengthening personal greatness with a heavy dose of career advice on topics including:
* Choosing a career path (including the question of whether an extreme career is right for you)
* Job search strategies for the 21st century
* The importance of global assignments
* Assessing the value of variious career moves
If you have a protege, daughter, friend, niece or colleague who is at career-start in her corporate career, this is a particularly valuable resource.
Susan Colantuono, author No Ceiling, No Walls
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book... Is one of my most treasured this year. After hearing Dr Ella Bell speak at a national conference, I was compelled to pick this up! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Brooke M. Simmons
I really enjoy this book. This is my second purchase of it to give as a gift. It really gives practical insights and easy to follow models for success.Published on March 9, 2014 by Random