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The career code : must-know rules for a strategic, stylish, and self-made career
2016
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The co-founders of the hugely successful Who What Wear empire share their best career advice for smart, stylish, self-starting women of all professional levels. In The Career Code, the third book in the smash-hit Who What Wear series, fashion and digital entrepreneurs Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr bring you the Everygirl's guide for creating your own professional success, on every level, flawlessly. The book is filled with insightful, pragmatic "career codes" to follow, as well as all of the practical, how-to advice they've learned while building their company from zero employees in 2006, to the thriving, multibrand, multiplatform, multi-million dollar company it is today. In this approachable, authoritative, and inspirational book, you will find the most useful and accessible tips and tricks to strategically build your career into exactly what you want it to be, from negotiating your salary to avoiding the biggest mistake most people make when they quit. Chapters include advice on résumé building, dressing for the job you want, and how to effectively communicate at work--even with the most difficult colleagues--all done with the Who What Wear girls' practical and polished signature style. It gives you total insight into how you can excel at work in every arena, whether you're just starting your very first job, contemplating switching fields, or finally a boss who's building her own team. The Career Code also includes over 20 of Hillary and Katherine's best "life hacks" to ensure your out-of-office life runs just as smoothly as your career.Take your ambition to the next level and give your career the stylish edge it deserves. This is the must-have handbook for every woman at every stage of her career, no matter where she sits in the boardroom.
Table of Contents
Introduction: #thisisnotamemoirp. 8
1Find Something You Love to Do, and Then Figure Out a Way to Get Paid for itp. 16
2Your Résume Speaks Before You Do, So Make Sure It's Articulatep. 24
3Interview like a Bossp. 38
4Social Media Should Help You, Not Hurt Youp. 50
5Dress for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Havep. 56
6When In Doubt, Err on the Side of Formality and Professionalismp. 76
7The Most Proactive People Winp. 82
8Resourcefulness Is Next to Godlinessp. 88
9Avoid Death by (Mis)Communicationp. 92
10Never Present a Problem Without a Solutionp. 98
11It's Who You Know That Gets You There, and What You Know That Keeps You Therep. 102
12Quantify Your Worthp. 108
13Hire Well, Delegate Betterp. 114
14Have Specific, Clearly Defined Goals, and Write Them Downp. 128
15Manage Your Stress Like It's Your Jobp. 136
16"That's Not My Job"p. 142
17Your Last Impression Is the Only One That Countsp. 144
Bonus: 27 Life Hacks to More You More Efficient, Effective, and Happier (and Your Life Less Stressful!)p. 150
Acknowledgmentsp. 166
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