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Big Career in the Big City

Book Description

Spotlights what to expect from life in New York, written in a hip, conversational tone that young people will appreciate and relate to.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. CONTENTS
  5. FOREWORD
  6. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  7. INTRODUCTION: ARE YOU READY FOR THE BIG TIME?
  8. CHAPTER 1: ROCK THE CAREER KASBAH
    1. How I Fell in Love with New York
    2. Get Ready to Rock
      1. Resume Writing 101
      2. It’s All About Looks
      3. Putting It Together
      4. Sample Resumes
      5. References
      6. The Importance of Accomplishments
      7. Don’t Forget the Cover Letter
    3. Getting Focused
      1. What Was Your Major?
      2. What Past Experience and Skills Excite You?
      3. What Companies Would You Like to Work For?
      4. It’s Good to Dream, But...
      5. Figure It Out and then Stick to Your Story
    4. Where to Start
      1. Job Fairs
      2. Employment Agencies: Job Fairy Godmothers?
      3. Set Your Online Strategy
      4. Start a Job Search Group
      5. Join Industry Events and Organizations
    5. Networking Works Wonders: All. The. Time.
    6. Managing the ’Rents
    7. Transfer Internally
    8. That’s a Wrap
  9. CHAPTER 2: GO TIME: ONLINE AND OFFLINE NETWORKING
    1. Offline Networking
      1. Make Your List of Contacts
      2. Get Their Deets
      3. Make Contact
      4. Expanding Your Network Further
      5. Do Your Homework
    2. Online Networking
      1. LinkedIn
        1. Creating Your Profile
        2. Making Connections
        3. Use LinkedIn for Following Up
        4. Summing It Up
      2. Twitter
    3. That’s a Wrap
  10. CHAPTER 3: PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE: ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
    1. Embrace Your Individuality
    2. “Trust the Dots Will Somehow Connect”
    3. Clear Goals Produce Clear Results
    4. Take a Break When You Need One
    5. Be Patient
    6. Just Breathe
    7. Stay Positive in the Face of Rejection
    8. That’s a Wrap
  11. CHAPTER 4: THE CAMPUS CONNECTION: INTERVIEWS AND INTERNSHIPS
    1. The Back-Door Approach to Working with Campus Recruiters
    2. The Campus Interview
      1. Standing Out
      2. The Interview Process
    3. Landing Internships
      1. Maximize Your Internship
      2. Other Ideas for Getting Internships
      3. Working for Free
      4. Coffee, Anyone?
      5. Build Connections with Peers
      6. How to Torpedo Yourself
    4. That’s a Wrap
  12. CHAPTER 5: DRESS TO IMPRESS: AT THE INTERVIEW, ON THE JOB, AND ON THE TOWN
    1. The One, the Only: The Interview Suit
    2. Everyday Style
    3. Casual Fridays
    4. Glamming It Up After Work
    5. Looking Good for Professional Events Outside the Office
    6. That’s a Wrap
  13. CHAPTER 6: GIGGING IT AND PAYING YOUR DUES
    1. Breaking In
      1. Finding Gigs Online
      2. Follow Your Passion
      3. Travel the Temporary Route
    2. Politics, Schmolitics
    3. Pros and Cons of Gigging It
    4. That’s a Wrap
  14. CHAPTER 7: ACE THE INTERVIEW AND SNAG THE JOB
    1. Phone Interviews Are Your Friends
      1. Preparing for a Phone Interview
      2. Shining During the Phone Interview
      3. Closing on a Good Note
    2. Acing the Lunch Interview
      1. The Basics
      2. What They’re Looking For
    3. The One and Only Office Interview
      1. Do Some Scouting
      2. Walking into the Interview
      3. Think First, Speak Second
      4. The Home Stretch
      5. Your Turn to Ask Questions
    4. So, You Think You Bombed? Really?
    5. Attitude of Gratitude
    6. The Offer Is Coming! The Offer Is Coming!
      1. Scenario One: Group Hires
      2. Scenario Two: The Individual Hire
      3. Because You’re Worth It
      4. Negotiation Walk-through
    7. You Did It!
    8. That’s a Wrap
  15. CHAPTER 8: LANDLORDS AND ROOMMATES AND MICE, OH MY!
    1. Living in Manhattan—or the Alternatives
      1. Manhattan or Bust!
      2. Plan B (as in the Boroughs)
      3. The B&T Crowd
      4. A Is for Astoria
    2. House Hunting 101
      1. First: Crash on Someone’s Couch
      2. Safety Matters
      3. To Broker or Not to Broker
      4. “Is That the Best You Can Do?”
    3. The Landlord Issue
    4. The Ick Factor
    5. That’s a Wrap
  16. CHAPTER 9: THE MOVE ITSELF
    1. First Things First
    2. Patience Is a Virtue
    3. Gaining Momentum, Gaining Balance
    4. Embrace the Unknown
      1. Staying Tough
      2. Looking the Part
    5. That’s a Wrap
  17. CHAPTER 10: BE A TOURIST (OR NOT)
    1. Go Ahead, Hop on That Double-Decker Bus
      1. Entertaining Visitors from Home
      2. Beyond the Usual
      3. Marvel in Its Majesty
      4. Expect the Unexpected
    2. Lovin’ Your New Metropolis
    3. Culture Shock!
    4. That’s a Wrap
  18. CHAPTER 11: GET A SIZZLIN’ SOCIAL LIFE
    1. Getting Started Making New Friends
      1. How Chummy Should You Be with Co-workers?
      2. Keep Some Things to Yourself
      3. The Snowball Effect
      4. ”Be Nice to Everyone”
      5. Fleeting Friends
    2. Fun Groups
      1. The Lunch Club
      2. Meetups and Tweetups
      3. ZogSports
      4. Women’s Groups
      5. Alumni Groups
      6. Divas Who Dine
      7. Community Service
      8. Mix It Up
    3. Go Glam: Get Your Party On
      1. Special Events
      2. Sports
    4. The Love Life
      1. Online Dating
      2. Face Time
      3. The Setup
      4. The Meetup
    5. That’s a Wrap
  19. CHAPTER 12: SAVING THE BENJAMINS
    1. Save on Groceries
    2. Get Your Drink On—Cheaper
    3. Food, Fabulous Food: Going Out to Eat
    4. Get Fit on a Budget
    5. Public Transportation Is Your Friend
      1. The Unwritten Rules of the Subway
      2. Cabbing It
    6. Fun Stuff on the Cheap
      1. Broadway and Off-Broadway
      2. Movies
      3. Art and Culture
    7. Retail Therapy
      1. What About Online Shopping?
      2. Where to Find a Bargain
      3. Shoes, Glorious Shoes!
    8. Saving and Budgeting
      1. Make Extra Cash
      2. Create a Budget
      3. Plan, Plan Ahead
      4. Develop Good Habits
    9. That’s a Wrap
  20. CONCLUSION: JUST DO IT!
  21. Index