A Personal Career Guide for Graduates
Any college graduate entering the workforce knows that it is a whole new environment to navigate, but is often not adequately prepared for the challenges and subtleties that lie ahead. Using twenty-seven years of practical experience in the business environment, Joyce Jarek explores the common mistakes made in communication, teamwork, and professional decorum on the job, providing guidance for turning mistakes into success. With this book, Jarek provides tips and tools for the entry level worker to manage workforce rules, manage coworker relationships, and achieve personal and professional goals. First Job is a book for any business owner or human resources department looking to empower new hires through effective training, and for any entry level worker looking to create a viable career and move up the corporate ladder.
Joyce S. Jarek grew up in a small community near Youngstown, Ohio that endured and thrived during the Great Steel Valley Recession. Joyce holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Ohio State University and pursued a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Akron early in her career. She is a twenty-seven-year career veteran in the areas of Energy, Sustainability, and Operations Management; and is a member of the 2014 Momentum Class for Executive Leaders, sponsored by the YWCA. She hopes that others will benefit from her books and, as a result, will recover quickly from the common traps that arise both in business and in life.
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