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100 Things You Need to Know — Starting Work for Interns, New Hires, and Summer Associates
Mary Crane, 2013.
This book by Mary Crane, a popular speaker at NALP conferences, is a slim, very affordable volume designed to help its readers make a positive first impression in the workplace. Crane has deliberately presented her advice in 100 short, highly accessible chunks.
Some advice will seem simplistic (saying “thank you”), while other pointers are more complex. The “100 Things” are organized into ten chapters: Before Your Job Begins; Welcome to Day One; Working with Others; Managing Your Time and Projects; Managing Social Events; Communicating via Technology; Building Your Network; Dressing for Work; Separating Your Work and Your Personal Life; and When Your Internship Ends.
The book is not intended to be an in-depth guide to the transition from school to workplace, but readers who heed Crane’s advice will start their careers with fewer stumbles and with a greater understanding of the factors that lead to long-term success.