“Effective Immediately will teach you what you didn’t learn in college.”
—Jim Pawlak, business book reviewer for The Dallas Morning News, 5/2/10
“For recent graduates accustomed to giving teachers exactly what’s expected, the challenge of a workplace may be daunting. That’s why it would be useful for college presidents to hand out Effective Immediately to their students along with the diplomas. Co-authors Emily Bennington and Skip Lineberg tell readers how to make their mark early on.”
—Leslie Whitaker, Content That Works
“This is a book with brevity, energy and wit likely to appeal to newbies in the career maze.”
—Joyce Lain Kennedy, Tribune Media Services
“The perfect resource to help college graduates launch a successful career.”
—Brad Smith, president and chief executive officer, Intuit
“A no-nonsense guide to maintaining a powerful presence at work that yields extraordinary results and keeps you ahead of the pack.”
—Dan Schawbel, personal branding expert and author of Me 2.0
“Grads will learn a lot and have a few good laughs in the process.”
—Alexandra Levit, author of New Job, New You
“This book is filled with invaluable wisdom from authors who have led and inspired others. It’s that increasingly rare book—written with respect for our time with brevity, clarity, energy, and wit. What more could a reader ask for?”
—Harry Beckwith, bestselling author of Selling the Invisible and You, Inc.
“Effective Immediately shows recent college graduates how to be key players at work by providing them with the necessary tools to successfully manage their professional image, their relationships with coworkers and their boss, and ultimately their career trajectory.”
—Shawn Graham, director of MBA Career Services, University of Pittsburgh, and author of Courting Your Career
“An essential resource for young professionals that bridges the gap between what you can’t learn in college—and what you need to know to succeed on the job.”
—Gaston Caperton, president, the College Board, creator of the SAT and Advanced Placement Program
“This book packs a wallop of practical wisdom for young rookies determined to make it to the all-stars.”
—Robyn Waters, author of The Trendmaster’s Guide and The Hummer and the Mini
A protégée and her mentor, Emily Bennington and Skip Lineberg help recent graduates bridge the gap between college and the workforce. Motivated by the premise that free coffee shouldn’t be the sole highlight of a newbie’s workday, Emily and Skip regularly host seminars on career success. Both authors live in Charleston, West Virginia.
During her first years in the workforce, Emily Bennington helped manage a successful Supreme Court Justice race and became the spokesperson for a business that was under intense public scrutiny. After navigating such sink-or-swim experiences with the guidance of her first boss, Skip Lineberg, Emily discovered that not all graduates are blessed with great mentors. Today she is a frequent speaker at universities and organizations on the topic of career success, particularly advancing the skills of young women in the workplace and volunteering as a means of leadership development. Emily also teaches a graduate course on social media and hosts a popular career blog at www.ProfessionalStudio365.com. She is a member of the CAREEREALISM team of career experts and contributes regularly to business publications and blogs on professional development issues.
As a career newbie, Skip Lineberg learned the art of successful management at General Electric during the Jack Welch heyday. Today he applies those skills as the owner of Maple Creative, a marketing firm staffed with more than a few young professionals. Under Skip’s leadership, Maple has grown into a thriving business and garnered dozens of prestigious awards. Skip also hosts Maple’s Marketing Genius blog, which AdvertisingAge magazine named one of the 150 most influential business blogs on the Web.
The book is a quick read with really key points for anyone coming out of college. I tagged a lot of pages to return to as a reminder. Recommend!Published 1 month ago by Samantha
Wonderful and very helpful advice for college students of any age! The book is easy to read and straight to the point!Published 7 months ago by Hanna DeBruhl
I was recommended this book after graduating from college and heading off to my first real job and I was very impressed with all of the tips and pointers in this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by James McWilliams
Very useful information for young professionals. Provides insight on areas you might not expect.
Personally, I felt a good portion is common sense, but I still recommend... Read more
I am a newbie, still in college, but I've worked some (although abroad, which maybe changes everything, because professionalism here is overrated. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Newbie
This book was a required read for an internship course at my university. I'll be brief in my review since Robyn's is pretty succinct. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Qwertman
Very good book, I advise everyone who's entering the workforce for the first time or has had problems on the job to buy this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jonathan Ogbonnaya
Fresh out of grad school (Master's then PhD), I am now in my first real job. Some of the tips in this book are spot on to my situation -- making the transition from school to first... Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by ecochik