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[December 04, 2012]
Practical Holiday Gift: Second Edition of "From Graduation To Corporation" Career Advice Book by Author/Speaker Andy Teach
Dec 04, 2012 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- The 2012 holiday season season is upon us and while many people are thinking about buying traditional holiday gifts, the career advice book "From Graduation To Corporation" is a practical holiday gift that gives job candidates and employees career advice that can be utilized for years to come.
"From Graduation To Corporation," which is available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook (amazon.com link) (barnesandnoble.com link), is written for members of the Millennial generation/Generation Y, especially those in the 18-34 year-old age range.
"Younger job candidates need to acquire a new mindset that will prepare them to not only enter the workforce, but to excel in it," according to Andy Teach (
a 30-year corporate veteran and former Hollywood studio executive.
"Looking for a full-time job IS a full-time job and job candidates should treat it as such. Once that job is found, the next challenge is to implement business etiquette and professionalism tips that will help the candidate stand out from their peers." Teach uses personal stories from his experience climbing the corporate ladder to prepare recent graduates. He covers such topics as good vs. bad résumés, job search websites, job interviewing, dealing with difficult bosses and co-workers, social and professional networking websites, dress codes, staying organized, office romance, networking, standing up to the boss, how to ask for promotions and raises, and how to overcome the generation gap in the workplace. He lists 73 "Corporate Commandments," including: be an initiator, accept constructive criticism, embrace change, maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor, willingly work overtime, return phone calls and e-mails promptly, and remember that one of your main jobs is to make the boss's job easier.
"In recent years, I noticed how some Millennials had a different attitude toward work that resulted in generational conflicts with their supervisors, and I wanted to write a book that would help them manage the generation gap better as well as help their bosses manage them better," Teach explains.
Teach's book has received critical acclaim from book reviewers, media and business professionals, and college students/professors: "I have coached thousands of people on building their careers and I heartily recommend this book to anyone graduating from college or starting out in a new profession."-Libby Gill, Executive Coach and Author of YOU UNSTUCK "I recommend this book as a 'must read' for college graduates as well as those who have been climbing the rungs of the ladder to success but not yet made it to the top."-book reviewer Bettie Corbin Tucker of bookreviewers.org A Stanford University senior says, "Andy Teach's book provides deep insight into the inner workings of office life. Filled with humor and engaging anecdotes, this book provides a practical guide for any college student nervous about entering the corporate world. I would highly recommend this book as a resource to students who want to succeed in their future careers." A Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor declares: "Following the advice in this book at the start of your career will give you a 'leg up' on your competition and co-workers." Teach says: "In today's tough economic climate, two of the most important things for young people are obtaining a job and keeping a job. Finding ways to avoid conflict with bosses and older co-workers is key to staying employed when the economy forces bosses to lay someone off." From Graduation to Corporation: ISBN-13: 978-1438930633 About Author Andy Teach Teach graduated from Rutgers College with B.A. degrees in Business Administration and Human Communications. He worked for two New York City advertising agencies and then worked at a major Hollywood studio in the research department for over 20 years, earning six promotions: from research clerk to Vice-President of Network & Cable Research.
Teach has appeared as a guest and commentator on several radio programs and was recently quoted in several Forbes articles. He has lectured at over 50 universities and has given presentations to companies and organizations such as American Express, the CPA/Law Society of Ventura County, and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and the National Speakers Association (NSA).
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