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I've Landed My Dream Job--Now What???: How to Achieve Success in the First 30 Days in a New Job [Paperback]

by Scot Herrick, Jason Alba
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May 5, 2010 1600051685 978-1600051685
In our shifting economy, landing a job -- any job -- is a big deal. So if you land your dream job, you may find yourself so pleased and satisfied with your achievement that you think you're done. But, as Scot Herrick points out in 'I've Landed a Dream Job--Now What???' today -- more than ever before -- you need to hit the ground running on day one of your new job.

Given current economics, having a new employee get productive super fast is a huge advantage not only for the employee's manager but for the employee too. This can make the first 30 days at a new job intense and filled with anxiety because virtually everything is new -- corporate culture, team dynamics, management styles, and more. It is difficult for you, as a new hire, to nail down what you know, who to ask, and which of your skills are most valued by your new organization.

Scot Herrick's purpose in writing this book is to help people like you, who have just landed a job at a large or small corporation, to get started on the right foot. Beginning with the often-overlooked basics, Scot shows you how to manage the transition from your old job, to evaluate the fit between your new workplace and yourself, to identify the real decision makers, to integrate into your new team's culture and, most important, to determine which aspects of your new role are most meaningful to your manager, and therefore most closely linked to your job security and paycheck.

'I've Landed a Dream Job--Now What???' is designed to be your constant companion during the first thirty days at your new job. It will help you think through what you're going to accomplish and how to measure your accomplishments, right from day 1 all the way to day 30. Weekly tasks and action items make sure you are on track and end-of-week reviews help you assess how closely you are meeting your goals. With Scot Herrick's book at your side, you can be sure to survive and thrive in your new cubicle.

Editorial Reviews


"The savvy Scot Herrick understands that a job seeker's work isn't done after she signs the offer letter. 'I've Landed My Dream Job--Now What???' is essential reading for those who have triumphantly made it past unemployment and are determined not to find themselves back there again." --Alexandra Levit, Author of 'New Job, New You'

"Scot Herrick provides savvy, practical and valuable advice to keep your dream job from turning into a nightmare..." -- Anita Bruzzese, Author of '45 Things You Do To Drive Your Boss Crazy', a nationally syndicated columnist on the workplace and award-winning journalist.

"You got your dream job...NOW WHAT? Read this book...follow the instructions inside, and you can take your dream job beyond your wildest dreams. With practical tips on how to be successful in the first 30 days at your dream job, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to take control of their career and make it great!" --Phil Gerbyshak, Author of '10 Ways to Make it Great!' and professional speaker and social media coach

Product Details

  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Happy About (May 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600051685
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600051685
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,270,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful for Job Search November 7, 2013
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I enjoyed the book. I found it helpful when writing my 30-60-90 plan to present to interviewers. It is amazing what job interviewers are requesting.
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