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10 Make-or-Break Career Moments

10 Make-or-Break Career Moments by Casey Hawley
May 04, 2010 | 224 Pages
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“Hawley excels at basic office politics done right, an often-neglected subject, and her chapters—clear, concise, and easy to read, including not just positive strategies, but also pitfalls…—follow a smooth progression over a typical career arc. The strategies are engaging and relevant.”
—Library Journal, Starred Review, May 15 issue
“This book identifies 10 critical crossroads in any profession—when the right words can make a career-defining difference.”
—Joyce Lain Kennedy, Tribune Media Services

“Based on personal experiences and interviews with countless business leaders, Hawley offers advice and real-life examples on how to handle possible life-changing moments in your career. …practical and inspirational advice.”
Atlanta Journal Constitution

“A career is a long journey, and Casey Hawley illuminates the way. With a crisp and consistent pace, this book balances stories of real people and advice with encouragement and inspiration. For all who aspire to be successful in their work, read and relish every page of this book!”
—Barbara Pagano, author of The Transparency Edge: How Credibility Will Make or Break You in Business

Table Of Contents

Introduction  •  1
Chapter 1  The first moment you meet an executive or other key business contact  •  5
Chapter 2  The first moment you meet the interviewer for your next job  •  43
Chapter 3  The moment you are offered a job  •  61
Chapter 4  The key moments in a performance review (including asking for a raise)  •  71
Chapter 5  The moment you meet your new team  •  99
Chapter 6  The moment you are fired  •  109
Chapter 7  The moment a challenge to your ethics, loyalty, or future arises  •  129
Chapter 8  The moment you resign from a job  •  155
Chapter 9  The moment conflict arises with a coworker or other businessperson  •  165
Chapter 10  The moment you are recognized for excellence  •  179
Conclusion  Game plan for real life communication: Six models for your future success  •  195
Bibliography  •  208
Index  •  210
About the Author  •  216

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