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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (April 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598694952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598694956
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,163,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bridget Graham is a human resources manager and consultant for several companies in the Southern California area. She is a former regional human resources where she was responsible for 5 states in the Midwest region, 2,500 employees, 90 store managers and 6 district managers. She has hired and trained key individuals, developed and facilitated corporate leadership programs, and has also mediated employee conflict within organizations such Nordstrom, Inc., Klein Construction Group, and USCC (a distribution company with clients such as Mars Candy Company). She’s been in the think tanks with board members and in the trenches with powerful customers and has always held her own. She loves to speak to large groups and has served as a trainer for hundreds of people in corporate orientations and development sessions.

Bridget returned to school in the midst of a successful career to earn a master’s degree in communication at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. A native of Chicago, she moved to West Los Angeles a few years ago and has learned an entirely new culture. She strengthened her ability to meet people, connect, network, and develop relationships.

While pursuing her studies as a full-time student, Bridget began to work for Malibu Times Magazine and quickly became the editorial assistant and is now, in addition to consulting in human resources, the part-time assistant editor as well as a freelance writer for both the magazine and its sister newspaper. She is also cofounder and editor of TheSavvyGal.com, a website magazine.

Part of her assistantship at the university was working with undergraduate students in the journalism department. Whether it was writing for the student publications, coaching new writers on style techniques, or editing work, Bridget developed a sense of who those students are and what they are looking to achieve.

A member of Society for Human Resource Professionals, National Communication Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists, Bridget also writes various employee publications such as handbooks, appraisals, and codes of conduct for several companies.

Monique Reidy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in intercultural communication with a minor in sociology, and a master’s degree in communication with an emphasis in journalism from Pepperdine University. Her graduate research focused on the impact of women’s magazines on American culture, and she graduated cum laude with both degrees.

A former editor-in-chief for Westlake Magazine, Monique currently is the co-founder and art director for TheSavvyGal.com, a Web based magazine. She also writes for a number of other Web sites, as well as local and international publications.

She has written about travel, fitness, health and beauty, women and business, medicine, parenting, communication and relationships, women’s issues, celebrity profiles, and restaurant, film, and book reviews. Prior to pursuing her writing passion, Monique worked as an advertising director, and owned and managed a design firm servicing clients such as the L.A. Dodgers, The USC Football Team, Showtime Networks, Amgen, Cal Fed Bank, and more.

Monique belongs to the Society of Professional Journalists, the International Association for Relationship Research, the National Communication Association, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

She is an avid traveler and serves on a number of philanthropic committees. Tri-lingual, her interests lie in social sciences, fashion, health, and fitness. Monique, a mother of three young adult daughters, lives in Westlake Village, California, with her husband, Dr. Stephen Reidy.

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It is poignant, easy to follow, helpful and enlightning.
Helen Bab
This book gave me lots of great information about job hunting and networking, especially in this really scary job market.
Nuni Banooni
I highly recommend this book to students and recent grads (including high school grads looking for their first job).
D. Piper

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vicki ransenberg on February 21, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Great book that speaks to the immediate needs of recent college graduates. A roadmap to help you get your future started.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Piper on May 24, 2009
Format: Paperback
Throughout my own career, I have worked as a university academic advisor, hiring manager, and human resource manager. I have interviewed, hired, and worked with so many students and recent grads, and this book does an outstanding job at explaining the qualities that separate the exceptional job candidate from the rest of the pack. The tips and exercises in this book help job seekers accurately evaluate their current skills and give solid suggestions for improving their job-seeking effectiveness.

Although this book is geared toward recent college grads, the advice given is applicable to anyone interested in putting their best foot forward as they embark on a new job search. In addition to tips on networking, communication style, interviewing/follow-up etiquette, and resume building provided by the authors, the book includes several bits of advice from a variety of HR professionals around the country.

This book not only provides positive tips for success - it also points out several common (yet avoidable) pitfalls that many new job seekers encounter. I highly recommend this book to students and recent grads (including high school grads looking for their first job). Working World 101 will help you effectively communicate to potential employers in a way that demonstrates you ARE the right candidate for the job.
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I entered the working world a naif. No guidance, no clue. How I wish I'd had this book to help me figure out how to get the job I wanted. It's a must-read (and an enjoyable read) for any college senior or twentysomething who's thinking of switching positions/careers or just needs guidance getting ahead.
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By Rita Warren on February 14, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
When my granddaughters start to ask questions about the job world, I will direct them to this book. Easy to read, with directions to follow that will insure job success, I don't know why anyone would go out looking for a job without having read it. I wish I had had this book around when I was job hunting many years ago; it would have made my life oh so much easier. And I could have avoided the two or three most terrible jobs on the planet before I found the right one for me. Instead, this book would have prepared me effortlessly for the job most suited to my talents and abilities, then guided me to the right location to find the best job in that world.

A must read for anyone in any economy -- up or down -- who is looking for work.
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I'm a huge fan of handing books out to people as I come across good fits! I bought a stack of these books and am constantly handing them out to friends and others in my network that are either in school and looking to figure out what their next steps are or even friends who are looking for a way to revamp their careers.
The book is an easy read, incredibly articulate and something I think everyone should read at least once.
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By TwobirdsOneseed on May 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is AMAZING. I have come across many books on how to land a job but this one is by far THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL AND USEFUL REFERENCE EVER!!!! It includes examples of top-notch skills while still being an entertaining read. Other books on job hunting seem preachy but Working World 101 is witty and relatable!!! A gem of a book !!! I highly recommend it !
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