What they don’t tell you in college is an essential book for every graduating student about to enter the world of work. After high school and college many new graduates are not prepared for the competitive, and sometimes hostile, new environment. Their professors will have equipped them with the necessary academic credentials but the students will have been told too little about those vital personal workplace skills which they are left to learn by trial and error. The most talented and intelligent students were often not those who went on to enjoy the greatest career success. The reason was that they often did not understand the everyday rules for working and interacting with other people in a competitive workplace. These rules are simple and can be learned.

The book has chapters on:

Getting the first job


Passing the intreview

Surviving the office politics

Working with bosses

Handling meetings

Negotiating for advantage

Moving up and moving on

Presenting yourself in the workplace

Managing your money


What they don’t tell you in college

How a new graduate can succeed in the workplace