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Working World 101: The New Grad's Guide to Getting a Job Paperback – April 18, 2009
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About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
A must read for anyone in any economy -- up or down -- who is looking for work.
The book is an easy read, incredibly articulate and something I think everyone should read at least once.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a great investment. This is a quality book that is clearly written by people who know what they're talking about. It is poignant, easy to follow, helpful and enlightning. Read morePublished on June 3, 2009 by Helen Bab
Finally, a book that speaks to the immediate needs of recent college graduates. This is written in an easy-access format with information that you've usually got to learn through... Read morePublished on June 3, 2009 by M. S. Kokas
This is a great book for the new graduate or for someone re-entering the workplace or changing careers. Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by Michael Switzer
This is a great book for any graduate! I got it for my cousin as a graduation present and she said it had many helpful tips and that it was very easy to read.Published on May 17, 2009 by Scinde A. Mumbauer