Brazen Careerist has ratings and 38 reviews. Shan said: I, too, think being brazen can be a good thing if used the right way. The author of this book. Penelope Trunk, author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success, hits the mark in her message (in her book) for individuals seeking to affect real change. Brazen careerist: the new rules for success /​ Penelope Trunk. Author. Trunk, Penelope. Edition. First edition. 1st ed. Published. New York: Warner Business.

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Penelope recommends, for example, that after writing a cover letter you set it aside for a few hours and then come back to it to look for typos that you missed the first time around. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Trivia About Brazen Careerist Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”?

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I highly recommend it. Te 07, loafingcactus rated it liked it Shelves: How to keep your money resolutions in I don’t understand that. The author of this book believes our generation is being brazen by blazing new trails in the workforce.

Book review: Brazen Careerist: New Rules For Success

Trunk’s own work experiences and references cateerist fascinating academic research. I thought the advice was well thought-out and communicated concisely. Make a strategic move to your mom’s house. This was a quick read with some interesting and usable points. I thr this book from my library simply because I am a member of the web site Penelope Trunk founded also named “Brazen Careerist” and my daily updates from the site sometimes contain posts from Trunk’s blog.


The book might be a good gift to someone who needs some P Trunk in capsule form update: Gives an insightful perspective on how to handle office politics. While I am part of the generation Trunk is targeting with her advice, the majority of her work seems tailored to the person who wants to be their own boss and start their own business.

New Rules for Success is just what it provides as it takes the conventional career moves and spins them around. Much of the advice is counter-intuitive and successful, but occasionally it falls flat: Jan 24, Simplydolphins rated it really liked it. These were the Top 6 biggest productivity-disrupting events New Rules For Success.

Hel I ordered this book from my library simply because I am a member of the web site Penelope Trunk founded also named “Brazen Careerist” and my daily updates from the site sometimes contain posts from Trunk’s blog.


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Yes, I liked it and I did enjoy most of it. But you can get that sort of advice anywhere.

No wonder baby boomers fear for the future of our society. Much of what she suggests is rooted in psychological study, and makes sense to me. Important pieces of advice include 1 Prepare stories for interviews 2 Do your own work last 3 Assume the job description was wrong 4 Being likeable matters careerixt than being competent 5 Use harassment to boost your career 6 There are no ad bosses, only whiny employees 7 Fkr your bosses weaknesses and compensate for them 8 Focus on big projects to put on your next resume.


Hmmm a lot of re-iterating the same ideas — some of which seem to be common knowledge for those caeerist us who have interviewed, quit, got fired, and navigated through the social ladder at work. Yes it is aimed more towards Gen Y but is also helpful for those who have career-hopped and aren’t playing a strict hierarchy trajectory. Do your own work last. Tell a few stories. When prompted, click “Allow” you can always change your mind later.

I think her regular readers of the Brazen Blog will find this to be a little underwhelming. It also clarified some things about office life that I knew but didn’t want to admit, mostly that being stellar at your job won’t necessarily land you the plum assignments, and it solidified my distaste for top-down corporate structure.

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