I recently released my first book “First Job: A Personal Career Guide for Graduates.” The book relays personal experiences from a 27 year business career through four fictional characters, Kelsey, Devon, Jake and Donna that find themselves in tricky business situations and provides advice on how to prevent them or respond responsibly. I made a lot of stupid mistakes in my career, and have always kept a journal to remind myself not to do them again. I hope readers will recognize when they are in a similar situation and have a strong reference point on how to navigate through it.
The market is saturated with heavy reference information available for professionals with five to fifteen years of experience who are ready for leadership positions, but few books concentrate on early career progression for both men and women. The average 23 year old is just trying to settle in, have fun and enjoy their new life, and put the heavy reading away for a while.
First Job can be read in less than two hours but can impact a new professional during the first two years of work, which is often the most critical for maintaining employment since many employers consider this your trial period.
There is order information and accompanying aids at www.hlpsum1.com. The reference worksheets will aid the reader in assessing how they spend their time, and whether they are a top performer and ready for a promotion out of their entry level position.