Whether you're just starting out, re-entering the workforce or simply wanting to make some changes in your work life, these four new books will show you how to succeed in getting where you want to go.

New on the job? As they say, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. One in four employees won't make it through their first year. In Sink or Swim! New Job. New Boss. 12 Weeks to Get It Right, authors Milo Sindell and Thuy Sindell, Ph.D., business and leadership consultants, assert that you lay the groundwork for success or failure in the first three months on the job. Their book helps the new employee make the most of the opportunity by applying the five sink or swim skills they've identified: setting goals; learning time management skills; developing a network of knowledge resources; learning how to be a team player and crafting the appropriate professional image through your appearance and actions.

Day by day, week by week, the authors show you what to think and do to ensure you're at your professional best. With their help, your new job won't be just a blur of new people and new responsibilities: you'll be strategically reviewing, planning, reacting and revising. Whether you're an entry-level employee, middle manager or head honcho, this book offers sound techniques for making you a stand-out in those critical first 12 weeks and beyond. Ellen R. Marsden writes from Mason, Ohio.

 

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