I Went to College for This?: How to Turn Your Entry Level Job Into a Career You Love

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A guide to getting the most out of your first job from America's #1 twentysomething career columnist

There are plenty of good books offering recent college grads advice on how to write the perfect resume and how to ace the interview. Yet, amazingly, until now, there were none that focused on what they should do once they landed the job, or how to use that first, menial position as the springboard to bigger and better things. Written by a successful 20-something, for 20-somethings, I Went to College for This? is a breezy, informative guide to navigating the sometimes tricky, often confusing career paths open to those just breaking into the real world of work. In I Went to College for This? author Amy Joyce uses the real-life anecdotes of dozens of postgrads from across North America to inspire and inform readers on how to make the most of those early dues-paying jobs. From how to talk to your boss, to managing office romances, to knowing when to quit, she offers young readers expert advice and guidance on how to transform the jobs they have into the careers they want.

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Transform the job you have into the career you want

Relax. A rewarding career beyond the Xerox machine is out there waiting for you, and you will get there. Until then, learn from your experiences-whether they involve unjamming the copier machine or working extra hours to impress your colleagues-with the help of Washington Post career columnist Amy Joyce's I Went to College for This?

Even if your current job has nothing to do with your major or what you thought you'd be doing when you "grew up," I Went to College for This? will help you navigate the sometimes tricky, often confusing career paths that are part of the obligatory dues you must pay on the road to getting the job you want. America's premier twenty-something career columnist Amy Joyce uses real-life anecdotes to inspire and inform you on how to handle the sometimes degrading and often amusing responsibilities that come with entry-level or early jobs.

Providing expert advice and guidance on how to get the most mileage out of any position, I Went to College for This? covers the "how-tos" of:

  • Winning the attention of your boss and upper management
  • Knowing when to negotiate your salary and when to call it quits
  • Working through job blues
  • Learning when it's OK to say "no"
  • Asking questions without feeling like the office idiot
  • Managing office romances
  • Finding your dream job through people you already know
  • And lots more!

Don't despair if your B.S. degree has turned into a B.S. job-you're so not alone. Learn from the many others like you who turned thankless jobs into the careers of their dreams with the help of I Went to College for This?

About the Author:

Amy Joyce has written the popular "Career Track" column for the Washington Post business section for three years. She also hosts the Career Track chatline on WastingtonPost.com, which is the most popular show on the site.

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