The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career
1. Edition December 2019
336 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
The how-to guide for your career
In his previous book, Lose the Resume, Land the Job, author Gary Burnison exposed the myths and the ineffective thinking around how to land the job you really want. Now, in Advance, he takes readers through the next stage--advancing in their careers.
Advance is extremely timely and topical in today's do-it-yourself career development world. Average job tenure has fallen to about four years on average and often only one or two years for younger professionals. These "career nomads" simply aren't around long enough to access career development from their employers. On the other end of the workplace spectrum, many employees find themselves stuck in one job without a promotion, without any raise to speak of, and with no opportunities to learn and grow.
In Advance, Burnison lays out a mosaic of "how-to" advice that applies every day and at every level--the skills and behaviors that help people navigate their careers and stand out among the crowd. He takes on a "Top 20" of career must-haves: managing for the first time, engaging in the "money conversation" with your boss, dealing with difficult bosses (without quitting), coping with coworkers (without losing your mind), making presentations (that don't put people to sleep), mastering digital communication (and avoiding emails that will get you fired), thinking globally (without leaving your office), taking an overseas assignment, meeting senior leaders for the first time (without putting your foot in your mouth), navigating political waters (without sinking your career), reading and fitting in with the culture, and more.
* Wisdom on taking your career to the next level
* Career development tips
* Guidance on being seen and heard
* Written by the CEO of one of the world's largest management consulting firms
Whether you're just starting your career, high up on the ladder, or "stuck" anywhere in between, Advance gives you the know-how to get on a path to where you want to go.
Part One It Starts with You ... 10
Chapter 1 Taking Control: It's Harder Than You Think 12
Chapter 2 Uncovering Your Blind Spots: Are You Self-Aware? 34
Chapter 3 Making More Money: Accepting No, Getting to Yes 60
Part Two ... But It's Not About You 80
Chapter 4 Surviving Bad Bosses: It's Not Them, It's You 82
Chapter 5 Coping with Coworkers: The Good, the Bad, and the Utterly Annoying 100
Chapter 6 Building Political Capital: Forget the Org Chart 122
Chapter 7 Working Virtually: The Risks of Being Out of Sight 144
Chapter 8 Managing for the First Time: Things Just Got Real 168
Chapter 9 Presenting Without Panic: Dodging Death by PowerPoint 186
Chapter 10 "Let's Have a Meeting": Why They're All Meaningless 204
Chapter 11 Networking Within: Find Your Champion 220
Part Three To Earn More You Need to Learn More 238
Chapter 12 Tapping Your Right Brain: Don't Be a Know-It-All 240
Chapter 13 Going Global: The Learning Adventure Begins 260
Chapter 14 Learning it All: Do Rabbits Scream? 276
Bonus The 90-Day Career Diet 294