How to Go to Work

How to Go to Work : The Honest Advice No One Ever Tells You at the Start of Your Career

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'I wish I'd had this resource when I was growing up and starting work' Dr Radha, BBC Radio 1

'This is truly life changing. It should be standard issue to every teenager' Tamsin Blanchard, The Guardian


Your first job. It's a daunting prospect isn't it? But it doesn't need to be.
Whether you are on your first Saturday shift, about to start an apprenticeship or climbing the leadership ladder, this is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving at work.

In this insightful, informative and funny book, founding CEO Lucy Clayton and education policy advisor Steven Haines show us what really matters and how to make the best beginning. From dealing with your mistakes to celebrating your successes, from making an impression on day one to building your resilience and protecting your values - How to Go to Work is packed full of all the vital advice you need to jump-start your fledgling career. Drawing on the collective wisdom of CEOs. creatives, scientists, activists and professionals in every industry, this is all you need to know about how to go to work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 25mm | 226g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241399467
  • 9780241399460
  • 18,223

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The way work... works is rapidly changing. This book is the resilience you need to adapt and thrive as you enter the workplace Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One
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A handy guide * Financial Times Business Book of the Month * This is truly life changing. It should be standard issue to every teenager * Tamsin Blanchard, The Guardian * I wish I'd had this resource when I was growing up and starting work * Dr Radha, BBC Radio 1 * A refreshing take on career guidance * Gugu Ndebele Executive Director, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls * Everything a young job seeker needs in one place - an essential resource * Elizabeth Taylor, CEO of Employment Related Services Association * This insightful and amusing tome will have you running to work, gleefully, in the correct trousers * Patrick Grant, Norton & Sons (Savile Row), Community Clothing and The Great British Sewing Bee * This book is essential for a generation of talent who aren't equipped with what it means to start employment. It's delivered with sophistication and humour. A must read * Suki Sandhu, OBE, Founder & CEO of Audeliss and INvolve * Crucial insider information to help you quick-start a successful career * Julia Laflin, author of Life Skills: Stuff You Should Really Know by Now * Solid, practical advice on everything from resumes to testing to working for a bad boss, interning, making an impression and building a network of allies that can sustain you throughout your career. Fresh, lively and invaluable. Plus it's fun to read! * Sally Helgesen, author of How Women Rise * Full of invaluable advice for those at the start of their career * Cate Sevilla, author of How to Work Without Losing Your Mind * A vital book to anyone trying to get their head round the challenges or work. Deadly serious advice delivered in a style that is never deadly serious. An important but entertaining read * Bruce Daisley, bestselling author of The Joy of Work * The way work... works is rapidly changing. This book is the resilience you need to adapt and thrive as you enter the workplace * Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One *
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About Lucy Clayton

Lucy Clayton is passionate about discovering and mentoring talent. She is part of the charity, Speakers 4 Schools, a committed network of leading figures who want to give back to young people in state schools. As former CEO of Community Clothing, a social enterprise with a mission to sustain and create jobs in the UK textile industry, she was honoured in the Financial Times and HERoes inaugural list of top 50 'Champions of Women in Business 2017'. She is the founder and presenter of DRESS:FANCY, a podcast series exploring the social significance of costume and she is a regular speaker at industry events including WGSN, Fashion Revolution, The Royal Academy and TED.

Steven Haines is a campaigner for social change. He began his career in UK Government, working on widening access to education for disabled children. He is now Executive Director for Policy and Campaigns at the National Deaf Children's Society. He was the Global Campaign Mobilization Director at Save the Children International supporting campaigners in 120 countries to reduce the rates of pregnant mothers and their babies dying in childbirth. He has worked as an advisor to the Government of Rwanda where he helped put in place a programme to train the next generation of civil servants and during 2015 was a Special Advisor in the United Nations Secretary General's Office working on the Global Strategy for Women's Children's and Adolescent Health.
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