Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't, And Why: 10 Things You'd Better Do If You Want To Get Ahead By Donald Asher
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Do your job, do it well, and you'¬?ll be rewarded, right? Actually, probably not. According to career guru Donald Asher advancement at work is less about skill sets and more about strategy. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'¬?T, AND WHY details exactly what puts one employee on the fast track to an exceptional career, while another stays on the treadmill to mediocrity.Whether you'¬?re new to the workforce or feeling stagnant and overlooked, this book is your ticket to advancement. Learn:
- why timing is more important than talent
- how corporations really make promotion decisions
- how to avoid career mistakes you don'¬?t even know you'¬?re making
- and the ten proven strategies for advancement regardless of your industry and experience
- Amazon Sales Rank: #39773 in Books
- Published on: 2007-05-01
- Released on: 2007-05-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .47" h x 5.32" w x 7.92" l, .49 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 176 pages
- ISBN13: 9781580088206
- Condition: New
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From the Publisher
* Details proven strategies for career advancement regardless of industry and experience, and exposes the most common but not-so-obvious career mistakes people make.
* Includes case studies and interviews with fast-track careerists and HR managers, showing how corporations make promotion decisions.
About the Author
Career consultant DONALD ASHER is a featured speaker at more than 100 colleges and universities every year, coast to coast. A columnist for MSN Encarta and contributor to the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com, he divides his time between Nevada and San Francisco.
Most helpful customer reviews
59 of 60 people found the following review helpful.
Very street smart book on career advancement
By Jaewoo Kim
I have read 4 books on career advancement (I also reviewed them) and this one provides the best practical and streetsmart insights into the dynamics of corporate promotions.
Promotion usually happens to people with the following characteristics:
1)You must be available. If you are tied up in an important project and pulling you out will jeopardize that project, then you might be bypassed for a promotion. It is important to have a replacement for your skills since promoting a person who have a ready replacement is less risky. In other words, minimize all risks associated with promoting you , such as the cost and risk of replacing your current position, your bad relationships with key organizational people, and personal (alcoholism, lack of self control etc.) problems.
2)You must show (sell) you can do the job at the next level. Do not assume you are have shown the capacity for the next level by being competent at your current position. Learn to talk, to dress, and to possess the skillset (knowledge) required for the next level.
3)Anticipate organizational needs and changes. Do not merely be a passive player amongst the corporate changes. Anticipate organizational needs, develop a knowledge base to provide for the need, and sell yourslf as the answer to the anticipated organizational problems to the influencial senior managers.
3)Develope a network of good relationships. Do not be a jerk. In the modern workplace, it is better to be loved than feared since the knowledge workers have more leverage than ever. Talented people do not need to accept your fear tactics. It is important you are perceived as someone who is good to have a beer with.
4)Be a constant learner. This is even more critical in the knowledge based economy. Success comes to those who learn critical skills, especially in anticipation of future trends.
Overall, I have found the book provides excellent street sage advice. This one is definitely worth its price and a read.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful.
Pretty good book with some sound advice
There is no shortage of "get promoted quick" books on the "career" shelves of bookstores these days. Many of them have recommentations that should be fairly obvious to anyone with a pulse, such as "do not wear sandals to work" and so on. I did not have very high expectations when I started this book, but I found "Who Gets Promoted.." to be a refreshing exception. It is a short, but enlightening read with some pretty good advice that draws upon the author's experience in HR. I particularly found the real-life stories sprinkled in the book to be fairly insightful and interesting. Overall, a pretty good book for the new graduate and experienced cubicle-dweller alike. I give it 4 stars only because I found the book somewhat short.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
Finally, a Book that will Make You Look at Your Career with New Eyes!
By Bonnie Kurka Career Success Coach
This is THE book for people who are "doing their best" job and wondering why they aren't getting promoted. The ten steps Asher spells out may seem intuitive to some, but as a career management coach, I can tell you that so many people don't get it.
I now use this book as a "travel guide" for my clients in their journey to move up or move on in their careers.
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