How to Be Useful: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work [Megan Hustad] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. There’s a lot of career advice . Megan Hustad. · Rating details · ratings · 63 reviews. A delightfully original, unerringly hip, yet marvelously practical handbook for a new and slightly . Megan Hustad worked at Knopf, Basic Books, and Counterpoint Press before leaving publishing to write a book about the unexpectedly.

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If I come to work tomorrow, I might go crazy. Welcome to the Working Week 1: Garth Welcome to useul Working Week 4: Thing is, the impulse to cough up withering assessments of proposals, scripts, or what have you, is strong. But only because on an average day you were pretty reliable and conscientious. It’s not a roadmap, but a collection of advice and anecdotes to help people learn from others’ experiences so they can get what they want out ho a job faster than if they’d had to make all the mistakes themselves.

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I guess the impression it made on me was that it was in the genre that reads a bit like a term paper. Ho could dress badly.

Read reviews that mention megan hustad new york years ago success literature self-help books read this years advice book useful chapter workplace career office title guide helpful perhaps practical corporate deeply kindle. Sure, I would benefit financially from global capitalism, but ,egan would maintain my purity by doing a really mediocre job.

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And I liked that, unlike the two articles I just read for a PD session last month, the book seemed equally geared toward men and women. Jan 23, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: The result is both surprising and provocative.

And she has even included extensive notes and an annotated go That ambition, practiced wisely, is a noble thing. Proving once and for all that working hard and being smart arent nearly enough to get ahead these days, Hustad provides dozens of solutions for corporate indignities that have stood the test of time.

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There aren’t a whole lot of lessons to be learned, but it is good to reinforce the things we should all remember. I was 97 percent done The best lesson I learned – even if you are right, it isn’t always worth making sure your boss knows you are right.

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Nobody needs a guide to “not hating work” when there’s no work to be had. Megan Hustad’s voice resonated particularly well with me; I related directly to her analogies and experiences.

That was big clue Nos. I think I thought of work as a br model. Hustad’s style is relaxed hustav engaging; she comes passionate about he A cute and zippy overview of what to do and what not to do in the workplace, distilled from years “success literature” e. I recommend bibliophiles to check out the original books she mentions as not to skimp on something that may be important in your future careers.


Thinking Critically About Psychology. Frequent pop culture references make the book entertaining, but may make it seem dated in the future. I’m not done with this book, but I would recommend it, even hsutad especially if you hate self-help business books. The tone of this book makes the advice go down so much easier.

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The author has read them all so you don’t have to! Even though I don’t really work in an office anymore! Much of it dumb. I have been told on multip The title is right – this really is a beginner’s book.

Get to Know Us. Then she culls the best advice from a century’s worth of success literature the books you’d be too embarrassed to read yourself to show how work and even the idea of professional climbing can be artfully reimagined. He’s way too smart for it, but he took a few semesters off from college and hasn’t finished up yet so it’s the best he can get right now.

I found an apartment with them and we set out looking for jobs.