On the Job: How to Make It in the Real World of Work By Stephen Viscusi


    No amount of career counseling is going to help you figure out how to get a coworker to quit snooping through your e-mail, how to deal with an underground romance that has accidentally become public knowledge, or how to regroup and save face after a disastrous client meeting. Finally, here’s a book that explains how the world of work really operates, and how to navigate it.

    On the Job combines the hard-hitting advice of Stephen Viscusi, one of today’s best-known experts on job-related problems, with enlightening “this could happen to you” scenarios and true-life stories. In this manual for every kind of on-the-job predicament, Viscusi provides strategies for:
    * Keeping your balance and sanity in an unpredictable and frequently unfair world
    * Establishing an identity that reflects your skills and goals — but not your most intimate secrets
    * Communicating effectively in every venue, from meetings to e-mails to gossip

    Whether you’re starting out on your first job or you’ve been at it for twenty years, On the Job is the only book about working you’ll ever need. On the Job: How to Make It in the Real World of Work

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    This book offers many great tips on how to succeed at work. For instance, the author says that you should not talk badly about another employee or supervisor, because ultimately it may get back to that person no matter how deceit you think you may have been. Don't talk too much as you may end up offending someone even if unintentionally. Be sure to show concern for your co-worker's and their lives, such as showing interest in their children or interests. Don't offer too much personal information about yourself and keep home life separate. It is better not to date someone from work, because it could become quite awkward if things do not work out. This book is a wonderful source of information.
    304 Must-read for anyone who feels they just can't quite get office politics or copeing with coworkers, etc. Easy and fun to read, good balance of humor and seriousness.

    PS - Thanks, Mom! :)

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