APPLY PROVEN STRATEGIES & TOOLS THAT WORK.
Avoid the mistakes others have made
If you have just landed a job in a major corporation, or you seek to start a corporate career soon, then this guide is for you.
Got the Job… Now What? offers you a full-fledged manual on how to start and build a successful corporate career.
What’s the point?
I have got news for you: What has gotten you in the job is not what is going to keep you there longterm. And it is also not what will enable you to build a successful career!
You have to step up!
Of course, you can try to just get by. You will probably survive for a while.
But shouldn’t all your effort getting into the job have a better return?
Don’t you think you deserve more?
To truly thrive as a career starter in today’s job market you need to know the do’s and don’ts. And rather than waiting for some seniors to spoon-feed you, or worse to learn the hard way, why not take charge of your career yourself?
Consistent high-quality work is taken as a given.
What makes or breaks careers is rigorous error avoidance and putting yourself in the perfect light.
Many of us have been trained to work hard only to find some folks always get promoted more quickly despite significantly less effort. Good work is just not enough – it has never been.
People don’t get promoted because of that one major accomplishment. The key lies in the stuff that happens before and after the job gets done.
IF YOU’RE THAT KIND OF PERSON WHO DOESN’T LEAVE ANYTHING TO CHANCE,
THEN TAKE ACTION NOW AND CHANGE THE ODDS IN YOUR FAVOR!
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Why yet another guide?
Because there is none other out there!
You could do it entirely your way. Learn from experience, and move ahead. Happy muddling your way to the top! It will probably be a long and bumpy journey – and it will take you more extra loops than necessary, if you actually last that long in your job.
Look at it this way: You could learn and succeed by making mistakes. That’s what we call experience. But others have been there before, and their mistakes have been turned into lessons learnt. Most of those have been encapsulated in this guide. Why make the same mistakes? Why not learn from other people’s experience instead? After all, this is what smart people do.
Of course, you don’t have to get your copy of Got the Job… Now What? You can forego practical insights specifically designed to empower aspiring corporate career starters and, instead, get hold of other material. There is plenty of good stuff out there. Some of it is so good, I have even referred to it in this guide. But chances are, this won’t be enough.
Your First Days
as a Leader Being Led
The problem with other resources is: You will have a very hard time applying concepts that were not designed for you early in your career. Wouldn’t you agree that there are different success principles for a seasoned industry veteran and a junior just starting out?
It is great to learn how to motivate teams, or how to structure your first ninety days as a leader. But none of it is going to apply to the aspiring young professional. For starters, you want to learn to survive and then go from there.
You don’t have to figure out the pitfalls yourself.
I have already done it for you. I am Moritz, the author of Got the Job… Now What? Having started my career as a management consultant in a leading global consultancy, I have had my fair share of “learning experience”.
I did benefit greatly from others coaching me. Nevertheless, there were still plenty of occasions that I would have liked to have handled differently. I simply did not have a manual on how to navigate the business world. This is what I set out to change for young consultants with my previous book, The Aspiring Advisor, and I now offer to those starting a corporate career.
The collective insights and lessons learnt from me and my colleagues as well as dozens of people interviewed, who have already built successful corporate careers, are presented in Got the Job… Now What? I really hope this guide will prove valuable to you.
Where it all began
When I started my consulting career, I benefited greatly from advice more experienced colleagues passed on to me. I did not always see the relevance immediately. But I soon came to understand I had better listen.
Over the years, my colleagues and I continued to pass on our little bit of wisdom whenever we had a cool new kid on the team.
Unfortunately, we could not simply hand over a 200-page document with our lessons learnt. There simply was no such manual!
So in 2015, I published The Aspiring Advisor, a career starter’s manual for the consulting industry, which soon became the number 1 in its category.
Much to my surprise, even graduates and other young professionals, who had no affiliation with consulting, told me they had taken away a number of valuable lessons for their own careers.
It turned out there was no hands-on survival guide for other corporate careers either. Lots of career guides explain how to land a job, but then leave you stranded once you start to actually work. Others tell you in detail why you should act in a certain way – but don’t give you the toolbox to actually get down to action.
With that in mind, I set out to design a full-fledged career starter compendium of strategies and tools that actually work when you are just starting out. This guide got you covered for the first two to three years on the job.
What makes me so sure this is good stuff?
This is all based on practical experience of what works and what does not. Dozens of interviews with those who have already started successful corporate careers are the foundation of this guide. They have made mistakes, and they share their takeaways. It is now up to you to use these insights and take action!
THIS GUIDE IS NOT A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL.
Got the Job… Now What? allows for a wide variety of choices you can make to build a successful corporate career. You will get a primer of success principles across a spectrum of key areas pertaining to juniors just starting out, and a detailed breakdown on how to actually adopt those in practice.
IT IS NOT JUST FOR PEOPLE IN FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES.
Got the Job… Now What? is for all graduates starting a career in a corporation. While the focus lies on larger organizations in the private sector (all industries), the vast majority of concepts is applicable in companies large or small.
ALSO THIS IS NOT ONLY FOR SINGLES EITHER.
A lot of contemporary career advice assumes you are a lone wolf trying to leave a legacy. Most people, however, want to have a life – including professional as well as personal accomplishments. Here’s the good news: Got the Job… Now What? takes that into account. If you have a partner or family you want to spend time with, you are certainly not the only one. You will learn how to incorporate a successful corporate career into your ideal lifestyle.
I’ve never been a fan of doing things that make no sense. (Who is?)
Making mistakes others have already made falls into that category.
What you’ll learn and why it matters
Got the Job… Now What? serves as the single reference guide for those starting a corporate career right after graduating from college. It provides a complete action plan, starting from the moment you have signed your work contract through to a junior’s typical development curve.
THIS GUIDE IS ACTION-ORIENTED, AND READY TO BE APPLIED IMMEDIATELY.
READ IT, AND TAKE ACTION!
- Develop a crystal clear, realistic perspective of what your work environment will be like
- Understand all the pitfalls in office politics and how to network your way to corporate success
- Get detailed guidance on how to produce impressive work products that keep your boss and clients happy
- Learn powerful time management techniques that every career starter can adopt without being subject to senior management discretion
- Get primed on everything you need to know to make sure your performance actually counts in year-end ratings
- Avoid ending up in a rat race by working smarter instead of harder with tried and tested approaches to managing time and delivering any piece of work
- Learn from mistakes others have made before through anecdotes and detailed lessons learnt
- Gain access to tools, checklists, and resources (many of them free!) that will make your life on the job infinitely easier
- Plan the career path that works for you
- Master the art of communication for results – to the point, requiring fewer follow-ups, and with safety nets for times “when the shit hits the fan”
Got the Job… Now What? guides you through a typical career starter’s development process from the first day at work through to the first promotion. Oh, and it covers a potential resignation too.
This guide consolidates specific do’s and don’ts based on interviews with dozens of junior- and senior-level resources who have already attained significant success in their field.
I have broken down the most commonly encountered challenges, and provide tried and tested solutions you can implement immediately. What has worked for others will work for you as well.
BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS NOT ABOUT CHEATING THE SYSTEM.
It is about understanding how the system works, and then acting upon it. Understand what is truly expected of you, how to deliver upon these expectations, and how to shine brighter than most people around you.
If you have just started your corporate career or if you are interested in learning how the world of big business really works,
then Got the Job… Now What?, packed with practical insights, is for you.
Don’t stop setting yourself up for success. Your story has just begun!
What gets you into the job is preparation. But don’t lose momentum and settle when you have secured the position.
Instead, take advantage of the lessons learnt from other practitioners. It’s your turn now!
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THE REAL THING: A HANDBOOK LIKE IT SHOULD BE.
A 290-PAGE, PRINTED SOFTCOVER. SOMETHING YOU CAN REALLY HOLD ON TO.
You could have a not-so-fancy lunch or get answers to burning questions like:
- What managers look for in a good junior employees?
- How important is good work, and what does that really mean?
- How can I maintain a healthy work-life balance?
- Do I need to worry about unfair treatment from my peers or senior colleagues?
- How do I cover myself if something goes wrong?
- How do I build my network quickly?
- Who are the people I should connect with, and how do I do this best?
- What should I do if there are no networking opportunities in my company?
- Should I prepare anything before my first working day?
- How should I dress?
- What if I do a bad job on a project?
- How can I ensure my performance actually counts?
- What are ways to increase my odds at the year-end performance ratings?
- Should I volunteer for extra work, and if so how do I know what is meaningful?
- Should I decline requests from more senior colleagues, and if so how?
- What if I realize the job is probably not for me?
Not to mention specific scripts and checklists for you to use immediately – and much, much more!
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This guide will take care of you, and you will love it. Got the Job… Now What? has all the answers to the problems you will have to deal with as a junior just starting out in a large corporation.
Look, neither I nor any of the people interviewed for this book figured out all of this by ourselves. We’ve found lots of different strategies that work, and this is where we share everything we’ve learned. All the tactics, useful tools, habits and much more.
If you find you are not getting the answers to overcome challenges you may face, let me know and I’ll provide additional guidance or give you back your money — your choice.
BUT YOU WILL LOVE IT, AND IF YOU TAKE THE TIME TO APPLY THE LESSONS, IT WILL WORK FOR YOU.
Got the Job… Now What? FAQ
WHAT COMES WITH THE BOOK?
You’ll receive a 278-page action-oriented guide and a suite of additional resources, including email script templates, checklists, and more. All files are digital, so you’ll receive them when you access the link provided in the book, and you can use them instantly. (Also you won’t have to pay shipping costs or wait for the mail.)
WHAT IF I AM NOT WORKING YET BUT WANT TO START MY CAREER SOON?
This guide is not directly going to help you land a job. There are other guides out there that explain in detail how to write effective job applications, how to successfully pass assessment centers, or how to master the final interview. What this guide can provide you with is all the tools and resources that allow you to succeed in your career. So if you have not landed a job yet, see this as an investment to provide you a perspective on how the business world ticks (lots of anecdotes included!) – or come back once you have signed your work contract.
DOES THE SIZE OF THE COMPANY MATTER?
Yes and no. The book contains the lessons learnt by those in major corporations (think, Fortune 500). These are general principles and actions steps that have worked for others before. If you start a corporate career, you should apply these right from the start. Because, ultimately, what is most important is that you can contribute to your company – regardless its size – and Got the Job… Now What? will certainly help you accomplish that.
WHAT IF I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR MORE THAN 2 YEARS?
Clearly, you have already gained practical work experience. Some parts of this guide will be a no-brainer from your perspective. However, while not designed for those more experienced, this guide can be highly useful nevertheless. Only 3 out of the 20 chapters contain content exclusively addressing those with no prior experience. For example, from effective time management to how to network your way up and potentially how to exit the company in style are all topics that apply regardless of the number of years you have been in the job.
Good stuff! I only wished I would have had this guide when I started out.
– Marketing professional (FMCG), 4 years of experience
I swear this book has already saved me from lots of trouble at the office!
– Logistics professional (Pharma), 1 year of experience
This book really tells it how it is. Really helpful in setting the right expectations and learning what to focus on.
— HR professional (Telecommunication), 2 years of experience
A true survival guide... The strategies do not only make sense, but implementing them is easy too.
— Sales professional (Media), 3 years of experience
This should be compulsory reading in business schools.
— Marketing professional (Manufacturing), 1 year of experience
It’s up to you now. But you don’t have to BE ON YOUR OWN!
I have collated all the bits and pieces I have learned over the years in this book. And still, you will run into challenges.
That’s why I was so careful to document what really works into this simple, easy-to-follow guide so you can duplicate the results that I and many others have seen – but also avoid the mistakes we have made along the way.
I am absolutely certain anyone just starting out in a major corporation will benefit from Got the Job… Now What? just as much as those interviewed for the book did from the advice passed on to them – or more.