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A very well-constructed, thoughtful, practical template for attracting, developing and retaining the talent necessary to successfully compete in the 21st century. --Doug Conant, President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company

Alexandra Levit has written a highly informative book, which strikes a perfect balance in providing specific best practices and checklists, while also inspiring readers to think more broadly and creatively about their human capital challenges. Anyone who is responsible for recruiting, staffing, and developing high performing employees and managers, no matter how senior or experienced, will benefit from the wisdom that has been collected and synthesized so masterfully. --Ben Dattner, Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York University

Success for Hire is an excellent guide for anyone concerned about attracting and retaining great talent. It is a comprehensive compilation of leading contemporary talent practices...a one-stop resource for developing strategies to ensure your organization has the talent needed to succeed. --Bob Paxton, Vice President of Human Resources, Whirlpool Corporation

About the Author

Alexandra Levit is the founder and president of Inspiration @ Work, a career consulting firm, as well as a vice president for Edelman, a global marketing communications firm. Her career and workplace advice has been featured in over 800 media outlets, including: the Associated Press, ABC News, USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Fortune. She is the author of They Don't Teach Corporate in College and How'd You Score That Gig?. Levit currently lives in Oak Park, IL.


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Alexandra Levit's goal is to help people succeed in meaningful jobs, and to build relationships between organizations and top talent. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a current writer for the New York Times, Alexandra has authored several books, including the bestselling They Don't Teach Corporate in College, How'd You Score That Gig?, Success for Hire, MillennialTweet, New Job, New You, and Blind Spots.

Since serving as a member of Business Roundtable's Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration on current workplace issues, Alexandra produced the critically acclaimed JobSTART 101, a free online course that better prepares college students and graduates for the challenges of the workplace, and a U.S. Department of Labor course that helps military veterans transition to the civilian workforce.

Alexandra consults, writes, and explores leadership development, career and workplace trends on behalf of American Express, Deloitte, DeVry University, Intuit, and PepsiCo. She has spoken at hundreds of organizations around the world including the American Management Association, the Federal Reserve Bank, Campbell Soup, McDonalds, and Whirlpool.

Alexandra is also a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. An American Management Association Top Business Leader for 2014, she was named Money Magazine's Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes' best websites for women.

A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra just received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater. The award honors a Northwestern graduate under 35 who had made a significant impact in her field and in society. She resides in Chicago, IL with her husband Stewart and their two young children.

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