Summary of They Don’t Teach Corporate in College

A Twenty-Something’s Guide to the Business World

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They Don’t Teach Corporate in College book summary
Learn how to get and keep your first professional job, and how to advance your career.


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Alexandra Levit shows people in their 20s how to thrive in the corporate world. She discusses how to get your first job, survive and thrive amid office politics, set goals, network, manage your time, advance your career and even become a boss. Levit offers excellent advice for those new to the work world. getAbstract recommends her comprehensive guidance and tactics to those who are trying to land their first professional position and to the HR professionals who hire them.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to land your first professional job,
  • How to navigate office politics, and
  • How to advance your career and eventually become a manager.


Getting Hired for the Right Job
Congratulations on finishing college. Don’t take any job you can get. Contemplate what you value most. “What type of work would make you want to sit in traffic for hours just for the privilege of showing up? What would you do even if you never got paid?” ...
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About the Author

Alexandra Levit, the author of six books, also has written for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

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