The Young Professional: A Real World Survival Guide for the New College Graduate, 1st Edition

  • Andy J. Semotiuk
  • ISBN-10: 1285868927  |  ISBN-13: 9781285868929
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
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This year, nearly 2 million bachelors’ degrees will be awarded from colleges across the U.S. After graduation, most of the students earning those degrees will head into the job market to seek employment in their chosen professions. In today’s challenging economic environment, aspiring professionals need to learn all they can about what it takes to enter their target career field and achieve success. THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL: A REAL-WORLD SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE NEW COLLEGE GRADUATE is the career book for young people looking to find their place in the professional workforce. Author Andy J. Semotiuk is a senior attorney who has spent more than 30 years helping young professionals--attorneys, nurses, teachers, and many others--as they seek to establish their careers and make their way in the business world. Featuring inspiring real-life stories and covering the topics most important to the new professional--from money, time-management, and personal motivation to sharpening presentation skills, power networking, and achieving work/life balance--this book is filled with concrete, practical advice that young professionals can put to work right now. Gain the skills and confidence you need to succeed with THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL: A REAL-WORLD SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE NEW COLLEGE GRADUATE.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers networking and communication strategies for young entry-level professionals.
  • Guides readers in job searching and selling professional services.
  • Helps readers discern and sharpen life skills.

Table of Contents

1. Just a Quick Snooze Can Get You Into Trouble.
2. Dare to Be Unique.
3. Living a Healthy Lifestyle.
4. Common Courtesy.
5. The Road to a More Positive Perspective and a Happier Life.
6. How to Find Focus and Meaning in Your Life.
7. Tools for a Successful Life.
8. Power of Burning Desire.
9. The Challenge of Change.
10. Finding your First Job.
11. Starting a Practice.
12. Selling Your Professional Services.
13. Professional Practice: The Nuts and Bolts.
14. Five Key Leadership Concepts for the Business World.
15. A Professional Office.
16. The Power of Effective Communication.
17. Seven Secrets to Improve Your Presentation Skills.
18. Power Networking: How to Rise to the Top of Your Field – Fast.
19. Skilled Negotiation.
20. Getting What You Don’t Want Out of Your Life.
21. How to Survive the Hard Times.
22. Never Quit.
23. The Value of a Higher Purpose.
24. Be Prepared to Make Mistakes.
25. Stand Up for What You Believe In.
26. Trust Your Instincts.
27. In Dark Moments Remember the "Why" of Your Life.
Parting Thoughts.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Andy J. Semotiuk

For 30 years, Andy J. Semotiuk has mentored young people to succeed in a variety of professions, including medicine, law, teaching, and nursing, in addition to helping over 10,000 clients in his legal career as an immigration attorney. A former United Nations correspondent and teacher of public speaking and communication skills at the university level, Mr. Semotiuk reveals communication secrets he has employed in delivering over 3,000 presentations worldwide. As the former Chairman of the Beverly Hills Networking Committee, the author offers insights on how to rise in your career by employing an effective networking philosophy.