The Skills

The Skills : From First Job to Dream Job - What Every Woman Needs to Know

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'This is the perfect guide on how to get where you want to be' Red

Whether you're a new graduate, a working mum, returning to work after a career break or simply seeking a job change, The Skills explains:

Preparation, Planning, Starting Out - how to learn from those around you and navigate your first years on the career ladder

Speaking Up, Standing Up, Keeping Sharp - how to make the best first impressions, tips for public speaking and handling anxiety

Owning It, Rising Up, Resilience - how to develop authority and get to grips with high-pressure scenarios

Drawing on Mishal's own experience, The Skills encourages women of all ages to make their ambitions a reality, guiding them to success in whatever field they choose.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 230g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008220662
  • 9780008220662

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'A compelling primer on how women can forge a path to success. The practicality and clarity of Husain's advice offers a source of new strength for women in the daily battle to both fulfil their potential and get their due in the workplace' Tina Brown

'This book is a must-read for anyone (woman or man) who aspires to reach the top of their game' Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

'From speaking up to rising up, this book is full of practical advice for young women ready to realise their full potential' Malala Yousafzai

'This is the perfect guide on how to get where you want to be' Red

'With the confidence and authority of a woman who has both attained her dream job and loves it, she meditates on what it took for her - and other women - to work their way there. This is not a memoir; it's more a feminist manifesto' Daily Mail

'This is the new go-to handbook for every working woman' Emerald Street

'A brilliant book' Claudia Winkleman

'The Skills: A must-read new book by my BBC colleague @MishalHusainBBC. Her subtitle says it all: From first job to dream job, what every woman needs to know' Christiane Amanpour
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About Mishal Husain

Mishal Husain is one of the presenters of BBC Radio 4's influential Today programme and the television news on BBC One. In twenty years in journalism she has worked on big international as well as British stories and become known for interviewing, presenting on location and for critically acclaimed documentaries. Her work has taken her from Davos to Rohingya refugee camps and from interviewing Prime Ministers to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Born in the UK in 1973, she grew up in the Middle East and was later educated at Cambridge University, where she read law. She also has a Master's in Law from the European University Institute in Florence.
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