"In recent years, I noticed how some members of Generation Y had a different attitude toward work that resulted in generational conflicts with their supervisors, and I wanted to write a book that would help them manage the generation gap better.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2010
College students and upcoming grads (part of the group known as "Generation Y" and "The Millennials") think differently than do their future bosses in the corporate, business, educational and professional worlds. So the book "From Graduation To Corporation: The Practical Guide To Climbing The Corporate Ladder One Rung At A Time" (http://www.andyteach.com) -- by Andy Teach, a 27-year corporate veteran -- is a comprehensive guide to understanding their new work environment and narrowing the gap between their expectations and those of their supervisors.
Teach covers such topics as good vs. bad résumés, job interviewing, dealing with difficult bosses and co-workers, dress codes, staying organized, office romance, networking, standing up to the boss, and how to ask for promotions and raises. He lists 72 “Corporate Commandments,” including: be an initiator, accept constructive criticism, embrace change, maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor, willingly work overtime, return phone calls and e-mails promptly, and remember that one of your main jobs is to make the boss's job easier.
"In recent years, I noticed how some members of Generation Y had a different attitude toward work that resulted in generational conflicts with their supervisors, and I wanted to write a book that would help them manage the generation gap better as well as help their bosses manage them better," Teach explains.
Despite his own success, the author found out the hard way that you can never rest on your laurels. After working for the same two bosses in the same department of a major television and motion picture studio for over 20 years, Andy Teach found himself on the unemployment line. What makes this book unique is that its author not only gives us his candid account of his climb up the corporate ladder, but he also discusses the factors behind his fall from the top rungs--pointing out pitfalls and stepping stones that can allow readers to learn from his long practical experience.
Teach’s book has received critical acclaim from book reviewers, media and business professionals, and college students:
"I recommend this book as a 'must read' for college graduates as well as those who have been climbing the rungs of the ladder to success but not yet made it to the top," raved book reviewer Bettie Corbin Tucker of bookreviewers.org. Click here to see full book review
A Stanford University senior says, “Andy Teach's book provides deep insight into the inner workings of office life. Filled with humor and engaging anecdotes, this book provides a practical guide for any college student nervous about entering the corporate world. I would highly recommend this book as a resource to students who want to succeed in their future careers by learning from a corporate veteran's failures and successes.”
Jack Roberts, radio show host at Cable Radio Network stated: "College students aiming for a good job after graduation need to get a copy of Andy Teach's book and read it. His book is a prerequisite for those entering the corporate workplace."
The Entry Level Careers Examiner at examiner.com cites the book as "Recommended Reading." Click here to see full article
A Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor declares: "Following the advice in this book at the start of your career will give you a 'leg up' on your competition and co-workers."
A Princeton University student comments: "This book was informative, helpful and an enjoyable read. Because the author explains what he did both right and wrong, it offers a different perspective and really addresses all types of issues in the corporate world. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking of entering the corporate world."
Teach says: "In today's tough economic climate, two of the most important things for young people are obtaining a job and keeping a job. Finding ways to avoid conflict with bosses and older co-workers is key to staying employed when the economy forces bosses to lay someone off."
About Author Andy Teach
Teach graduated from Rutgers College in 1980 with B.A. degrees in Business Administration and Human Communications. He worked for two New York City advertising agencies and in 1984, got a job at a major television and motion picture studio in the research department, where he worked for over 20 years, earning six promotions: from research clerk to vice-president.
Teach has appeared as a guest and commentator on several radio programs. He has lectured at over 20 universities in the past year including Stanford University, the University of Miami, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of Tampa. He is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), and America’s Career Resource Network Association (ACRNA).
From Graduation to Corporation
284-page paperback: $17.95
Published by AuthorHouse
ISBN-10: 1-4389-3063-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-4389-3063-3