How to Go to Work
Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines

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Narrated By: Barrie Kreinik

Duration: 9 hours and 30 minutes

What to expect

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How to Go to Work
is a practical guide to equip you with everything you need to know to choose and achieve the career you want.

The world of work is changing faster than ever before and it can feel overwhelmingly competitive out there.

That's why Lucy Clayton, a founding CEO, and Steve Haines, an education policy advisor, have compiled and distilled the most valuable advice you can get on how to jumpstart your career and shortcut the competition.

They have interviewed successful people from across all industries to help you:

-Find the right work experience and internships to get you through the door
-Present your best self online and in person
-Ace applications and interviews
-Gain confidence, authority and resilience
-Navigate the ups and downs of starting your first job

How to go to Work will equip you with the skills you need to thrive in whatever job or career you choose.

© Lucy Clayton 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Work experience, placements & internships, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem & positive mental attitude, Job hunting / changing careers, Office & workplace

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This book is essential for a generation of talent who aren't equipped with what it means to start employment. It's delivered with sophistication and humour. A must read

Suki Sandhu, OBE, Founder & CEO of Audeliss and INvolve

The way work... works is rapidly changing. This book is the resilience you need to adapt and thrive as you enter the workplace

Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One

A refreshing take on career guidance

Gugu Ndebele Executive Director, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

This insightful and amusing tome will have you running to work, gleefully, in the correct trousers

Patrick Grant, Norton & Sons (Savile Row), Community Clothing and The Great British Sewing Bee

A handy guide

Financial Times Business Book of the Month

Solid, practical advice on everything from resumes to testing to working for a bad boss, interning, making an impression and building a network of allies that can sustain you throughout your career. Fresh, lively and invaluable. Plus it's fun to read!

Sally Helgesen, author of How Women Rise

Full of invaluable advice for those at the start of their career

Cate Sevilla, author of How to Work Without Losing Your Mind

A vital book to anyone trying to get their head round the challenges or work. Deadly serious advice delivered in a style that is never deadly serious. An important but entertaining read

Bruce Daisley, bestselling author of The Joy of Work

This is truly life changing. It should be standard issue to every teenager

Tamsin Blanchard, The Guardian

Everything a young job seeker needs in one place - an essential resource

Elizabeth Taylor, CEO of Employment Related Services Association

Crucial insider information to help you quick-start a successful career

Julia Laflin, author of Life Skills: Stuff You Should Really Know by Now

I wish I'd had this resource when I was growing up and starting work