How to Land an Office Job - Crucial Advice for
the Modern Working Girl ISBN: 978-0-9751609-3-0
by Trish McDonough
This book is no
Magellan Gold Edition*
Trish says: Now any woman can look, walk & talk like an office worker
:: how to develop office skills :: how to find, apply for and get any office job.
This book is sincere. It's based on my 30 years of office experience.
I would feel like a traitor if I suggested anything jolly about finding and keeping an office job in this economy.
On the other hand, I have seen so many people apply for a job - even a job working for me - and ruin their
chances before they walk in the door. It's heartbreaking to see people fail to get a job because they
don't know any better. If you read my book, you will know better and your chances will be greatly improved.
Contents of the Book, How
to Land An Office Job:
Message from the author
PLAY THE PART
If you want to keep the job, you have to play the part
The companys reasoning
Selling your soul?
BASIC SKILL #1 Smile.
Smile all day long
Part of your role is to like everybody
Do your co-workers really like you?
BASIC SKILL #2 Typing
Typing speed and accuracy
Some learn-to-type programs
BASIC SKILL #3: Dress Code
Heres what you need
Heres what you dont need
What about casual fridays?
The polyester controversy
BASIC SKILL #4 Walking and Talking
You have to walk the walk and talk the talk
Learn other skills that will give you an edge
Answering an office telephone
Using a Dictaphone™ (tape transcription)
Basic CV sample
Free on-line CV help
THE JOB SEARCH
Some job search websites
Never, never, never pay anybody to find you a job
Off-line job sources
CHECKLIST THE NIGHT BEFORE
SURVEILLANCE IN THE OFFICE
CV / Resume
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a professional standard by an accomplished author.