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From Graduation to Corporation: The Practical Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder One Rung at a Time, Second Edition by [TEACH, ANDY]
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The second edition (2012) of the popular career advice book, From Graduation To Corporation, is a comprehensive guide to success in the workplace and is specifically tailored to college students and recent college graduates. It is an invitation to the "Millennials" (Generation Y) to go inside the head of a corporate veteran. By examining the thought processes of a senior executive and learning from his experiences, recent college graduates can be better prepared to narrow the gap between their expectations and the expectations of their supervisors.

This edition contains additional information on job search websites, social networking websites, college career centers, career fairs, dining etiquette, and the different generations in the workplace. Other key areas to career success include tips on resumes/cover letters, networking, interviewing, dealing with difficult people, dating at work, how to act in meetings, dress codes, how to stay organized, how to ask for a promotion/raise, Internet/email/telephone etiquette, and Andy's 73 "Corporate Commandments."

What makes this book unique is that the author not only gives us his refreshingly honest account of his climb up the corporate ladder, but also discusses his fall from the top rungs. After working for the same two bosses in the same department of a major television and motion picture studio for over twenty years, Andy Teach found himself on the unemployment line. Find out what he did right and what he did wrong so that you can reach the top rungs of the corporate ladder . . . and stay there!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 795 KB
  • Print Length: 251 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse; 2nd edition (2 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003OYIEUM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #470,077 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 16 reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars For me this book was a dissapointment, but it ... 21 June 2017
By Balazs - Published on Amazon.com
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For me this book was a dissapointment, but it could be because I had high expectations.

From the beginning, I must admit, the writer have exceptional sense to write headlines, my problem was with the content itself. How could you name it as "a practical guide to corporate word", when it was purely a novel of own experiences? I just think its utterly misleading with this title. Most of the "practical guides" are just personal stories from always one - your own - angle filled with general statements and judgements, but nothing really specific, scienticly proved.
And yes, I did read the introduction statement regarding that the content will demonstrate the author's own experiences, but then again, why giving this title?

I gave 2 stars because despite it was not what I expected did have a somewhat interesting insight of the author's experience, although I firmly believe most of the take aways wouldn't really help in 2017..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Important to get along with others 10 December 2013
By Tomasz - Published on Amazon.com
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Few valuable insights with plenty of mostly unnecessary padding. The anecdotal evidence presented in this book is well... anecdotal. Could probably use more editorial work as it gets repetitive in some parts. Considering that the author was actually fired at the end of his corporate career makes the reader question the validity of the advice given, not to mention its generalizability outside of the film industry.

** UPDATE 12/14/2013 **
I appreciate that the author took the time to comment on my review. I agree that my original rating was perhaps unfair and undeserved and decided to change it. The book does stress the importance of networking and getting along with your bosses and employees, and as such this is probably the most important business advice you can get.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all college grads...and others 14 November 2009
By Scott D. Bluebond - Published on Amazon.com
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Andy's books is one of the most thorough, honest books on this subject I have ever read. As a former college instructor I used to do a special lecture on this subject. This book is all encompassing. I have already bought an extra copy for a recent college grad and my boss purchased one so that she could share it with young, incoming employees. I also just sent a large chunk of the book to a former intern that I thought would benefit by reading the passage.

While the information is thorough, it is Andy's forthright account of his own demise at his last job that I found fascinating. He holds nothing back and there are many lessons in these stories as well and not just for recent college grads but for ALL employees. He not only admits his own errors but shares the lengths in which he went to keep his position and when he knew it was all over, it was a bitter pill to swallow. He also gets a chance to say that sometimes, the criticisms of his work and style were not justified.

As a 24 year marketing exec. who has been through a few difficult work situations himself, I could only admire that Andy put it all there in writing for the public to read. While I am not certain how much this will help his job prospects in the future, I think future employers will admire his sheer audacity for being so honest and realize he is one self-aware, dude. Bravo, Andy, for writing such an honest account and practical guide all wrapped into one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guide to Workplace Protocol 5 June 2010
By Ed Halebian - Published on Amazon.com
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Whether or not you plan to pursue a career with a big company, "From Graduation to Corporation" is a worthwhile read. The book provides insight on how to gain entry, grow and survive in today's workplace. Andy Teach relates real-life stories and often amusing anecdotes on how to contend with the challenges and rewards of working in a corporate environment. However, much of the protocol he describes applies to working at smaller-scale businesses as well. "From Graduation to Corporation" is a valuable guide for anyone beginning their career -- or even beginning a second career later in life. Human Resources would do itself a favor by presenting each new hire with a copy of this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical yes, obvious no. 5 October 2011
By Trish Mason - Published on Amazon.com
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This book can help anyone that is considering entering the corporate world.
The tips make sense and aren't as obvious as you may think.
I am going to hand this book down, track the next edition and see how to keep up to climb up.