A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of Your Professional Life. That's why, 17 years later he released a new edition of his best-seller.
- "The book contains all the lessons you'll need to learn about functioning at work," explains Dilenschneider.
The new edition of the book is particularly relevant today, because, shares Dilenscheider:
- Not knowing the ropes puts you at a competitive disadvantage.
- Times have changed, and there are fewer people in today's workplace willing to help you understand how the world of work operations.
Lessons in the book include:
- You and Your Bosses
- Working the Grapevine
- Making Allies of Your Elders
- Having Influence at Any Level
- Your Work and Your Personal Life
- After a Setback
Dilsenschneider explains that after reading the book, you should:
- Gain self-knowledge
- Feel empathy
- Know how to present yourself well
- Master how to retrieve information effectively and be informed
- Be able to solve problems at work
The book is co-authored by Mary Jane Genova.