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I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know Hardcover – September 18, 2012
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“White offers straight-shooting career advice to women at all stages of their professional lives…her advice is useful and delightfully no-nonsense. A smart, savvy guide for working women looking to climb the professional ladder and maintain positions of power.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“This is NOT your mother’s plodding, nose-to-the-grindstone, put-on-a-power-suit career guide. Kate White gives us her witty and wise secret sauce to fast-tracking your career, thinking big, having fun, getting the money you deserve--all while pursuing your passion.” (Claire Shipman, ABC News Correspondent and co-author of Womenomics)
“Kate’s fierce courage and determination make this book a witty, fun, and refreshingly blunt read for career women-teachers and CEOs alike!” (Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host and author of Knowing Your Value)
“I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This packs a powerful punch: Ms. White covers every possible topic the up-and-coming female executive will need to tuck into her Prada portfolio. This book should be on every career-minded woman’s bookshelf dog-eared and well read.” (New York Journal of Books)
“I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This is packed with practical lessons she’s learned over a long tenure as a leader.” (Fast Company)
“It will come as no surprise that White, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, would write a career guide that’s lively, funny, and rife with quick-read tips. White’s enthusiasm and verve combine with tales of challenges and successes from a fascinating career....An energetic, inspiring career memoir.” (Publishers Weekly)
“White’s advice is smart and pithy-and maybe I shouldn’t be telling you this, but guys can get plenty from this book, too.” (Reader's Digest)
From the Back Cover
Kate White—New York Times bestselling author, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan for fourteen years, and motivational speaker—shares her gutsy secrets to success in this witty, straight-talking new career guide for women.
Whether you've just settled into your first work cubicle and have no clue how to go after the success you crave, or you've already got a sweet little office but you aren't sure how to take your career to the next level, I Shouldn't Be Telling You This gives you all the secrets you need to become a success, go big with it, and then savor every second. It is jam-packed with insider strategies, interviews with women at the top of their game, and Kate's advice from her own career running five major magazines (including one of the bestselling women's magazines in the world, Cosmopolitan). She hows you how to break out of the pack, master the learning curve, make bold moves, and, ultimately, have the career you've always lusted for!
Kate shares five secrets every woman needs to know—how to:• Land a Job You're Truly Passionate About
• Use "Bitch Envy" to Your Advantage
• Radiate Confidence and Get Buzzed About (Without Worrying What Other People Think)
• Ask for the Money You Want—and Get It
• Manage Your Career and Not Just Your Job (It's a Whole Different Ball Game!)
But more than anything, Kate says, you have to go big or go home—do what's unexpected and always keep your career trajectory in mind. It might be tackling a project that no one else is taking on and nailing it—then making sure your boss knows it. Or it might be developing a "golden gut" that will help you to break the rules the right way, so you always end up shining. In I Shouldn't Be Telling You This, Kate White shares the kinds of secrets no boss is ever likely to spill—all with her irreverent wit and candid style. You'll come away with the know-how you need—and you'll feel as though you've just gotten up from a fabulously dishy lunch!
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I am a working mom which is challenging in it's own right but to make it even more so, I decided to go into the construction industry. I had the attitude Kate talks about in her book that "they" will see how hard I work and reward me, or I didnt want "them" to think I was greedy or not like me so I didnt ASK for a lot. I have been working in this field for the past 20 years with that attitude. I had read all of the staple books, "How to Win Friends and Influence People", Nice Girls Dont Get the Corner Office", "Lean In", Dale Carnegie and Stephen Covey books, and many many more. Some of the things I read made sense and some I even applied. After reading Kate's book I immediately went out and bought 3 more copies, one for each niece and one for my daughter in law. While I really hate to sound like a stalker fan, I have to admit that I have been listening to Kate's book on audio every morning, on my commute, for the past month. It is giving me insight on a daily basis and I am making some rewarding changes to my thinking! Love, love, love it! In fact I recently told my mom that no other book as had this big of an impact on me since the Bible (dramatic I know).
The book could be used as a resource manual and does provide positive inspiration .
I actually gave it to my son who is 23 and doing well in hr for a Fortune 500 company fesh outof college. So much advice for career !I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve