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Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World [Kindle Edition]

Lindsey Pollak
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Get Ready for the Real World

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. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak’s Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to:

  • Get the best tools for career prep and job hunting
  • E-mail like a professional
  • Go global
  • Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement
  • Perform five minutes of stand-up
  • Overprepare for interviews
  • Persist without being a pest

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!



Editorial Reviews

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“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.” (Time.com)

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

“I find Lindsey’s advice on how to stand apart from the competition to be extremely valuable - especially as it relates to entrepreneurs…Getting From College to Career is a great read and a book I thoroughly enjoyed!” (Cari Sommer, Forbes.com)

From the Back Cover

Get Ready for the Real World

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. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak’s Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to:

  • Get the best tools for career prep and job hunting
  • E-mail like a professional
  • Go global
  • Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement
  • Perform five minutes of stand-up
  • Overprepare for interviews
  • Persist without being a pest

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!


Product Details

  • File Size: 454 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness; Revised edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073FTI62
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! October 27, 2012
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This book is a great complement to my book "The Secret To Getting A Job After College". While I cover the details about resumes and cover letters, this book does a very effective job addressing issues related to determining what you should think about doing after college and the author also has a valuable section on how to prepare your elevator speech. I recommend it for everyone who is in college or has graduated in the past few years and I now consider it required reading for many of my students.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Now what I was looking for September 6, 2012
By JessS
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I was looking more for advice on getting from a major with no clear career applications(ie. not doctor, lawyer or teacher) to a career that I would be able to live with and perhaps enjoy. This guide helps you more if you have a pretty clear idea what you want to do and are ready to make a full time job of finding your career, especially if you are not willing to settle for "paying the bills" or "get out of the parents' house". For those of you lucky enough to have not picked a major yet, just remember that picking a major needs to corrolate to getting a job, not just "learning stuff". For everyone else, if you have a dream, seems like this book will help you get there. If you don't yet have a dream, I would strongly suggest tackling that area first. This book mainly just suggests getting a career profile(which is more of other people telling you what you should do, instead of you finding out what you want to do). There's a lot of really helpful and very current information in here. You have to be ready to jump on it though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great resource book October 9, 2013
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Good book found some new information and things I already knew. Made me feel better about not finding a job in my field. Also helped me with self esteem. A great read for someone who is down about job process. Also gave me ideas about different things to do to help with job process.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How To Have The Career You've Always Dreamed Of February 7, 2012
Format:Paperback
Henry David Thoreau famously said "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation."

That's because they didn't have a chance to read Lindsey Pollak's GETTING FROM COLLEGE TO CAREER.

This gem of a book is packed full of smart, actionable, effective tips for creating the career that makes your heart sing. (And you don't have to be right out of college to benefit... I'm 41 years old & my copy is dog eared with page after page of useful suggestions).

In a world characterized by a volatile economy and stock market, buying - and reading - this gem of a book will give you one heck of a solid return on your investment. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative January 28, 2014
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This book is so informative, it goes above and beyond what I had anticipated. Very useful information that I feel will be beneficial. Highly Recommend!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great and easy to follow tips January 7, 2014
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Lindsey Pollak breaks it down for you! Her tips are mostly great, found some that I wasn't even aware of. I also enjoyed the fact that she starts by telling us her own story and how her career built up over time by taking action. The author also provides great insights from many other industry leaders. I would definitely recommend this book to us young and restless grads!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful! October 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I got this book my freshman year of college. It contains a multitude of great advice for college students who are looking for something more than a job, a career.

I have already taken many steps that this books as advised, and it is working out great.

Highly reccommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guide for New Grads September 18, 2013
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I am a career counselor and found this book to be full of useful ideas for new grads. I'm going to use it in a senior seminar that I will teach at a college.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Includes many important strategies and advice for the new job seeker.
Good content. Covers a wide range of topics. Includes lots of practical and useful advice to the graduate.. Nicely done.
Published 4 months ago by Stephen Sciscione
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
First, I would like to thank Mrs. Pollak for writing this book. Has a lot of great tips to get me started and refocused on the Careers that I have a genuine interest and Passions... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Phillip Poplawski
3.0 out of 5 stars ok book
It is ok and useful book. It offers useful advices for young people, but it is not a kind of life changing book which can motivate young people and give them a courage.
Published 9 months ago by Milenko
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!!!
We had summer interns working for my organization this summer and this book was a great tool for them to chart their futures.
Published 9 months ago by Eugene Hagood
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, practical advice in every important area
I bought this book for my daughter but since she was away this weekend, I read through it myself. I ended up writing three pages of bullets/notes! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Corabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with great professional advice!
I originally checked this book out at my university's library but I decided to purchase a copy for myself because of the plethora of tips and advice that it provides. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Samantha de Santiago
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More About the Author

Lindsey Pollak is a bestselling author and nationally recognized expert on next generation career and workplace issues. She serves as a Global Spokesperson for LinkedIn and is the author of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, recently published in a revised edition.

Lindsey has spoken for hundreds of universities, conferences and corporations, including IBM, ESPN, Merrill Lynch, Time Inc., Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and MIT. Her advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, CNN, NPR and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

She also appears on several "Best People to Follow on Twitter" lists, and Forbes named her career advice blog one of its Top 100 Websites for Women.

Lindsey is a graduate of Yale University and is based in New York City.

For the best career advice for young professionals, subscribe to Lindsey's blog at http://www.lindseypollak.com/blog.

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