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How to Go to Work


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An honest practical guide covering everything you need to know to get the job you want.

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Lucy Clayton is the founding CEO at Community Clothing, a social enterprise with a mission to sustain and create jobs. She is part of Robert Peston's charity, Speakers 4 Schools, and she regularly speaks at events in the fashion industry. She is a strategic advisor to the British Fashion Council for their Positive Fashion initiative and hosts and produces and co-hosts a podcast series called Dress- Fancy.

Steve Haines joined Save the Children as Head of UK Policy and Strategy, set up their first Global Campaign Team and was Director of Advocacy and Campaigns. He has previously worked as an advisor the President of Rwanda and an advisor to the Nuffield Review of Education, the Department for Education's Innovation Unit and the Learning and Skills Council. Steve co-edited Education, Disability and Social Policy published by Policy Press in 2011.


The way work... works is rapidly changing. This book is the resilience you need to adapt and thrive as you enter the workplace * Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One *
A vital book to anyone trying to get their head round the challenges or work. Deadly serious advice delivered in a style that is never deadly serious. An important but entertaining read * Bruce Daisley, bestselling author of The Joy of Work *
Full of invaluable advice for those at the start of their career * Cate Sevilla, author of How to Work Without Losing Your Mind *
Solid, practical advice on everything from resumes to testing to working for a bad boss, interning, making an impression and building a network of allies that can sustain you throughout your career. Fresh, lively and invaluable. Plus it's fun to read! * Sally Helgesen, author of How Women Rise *
Crucial insider information to help you quick-start a successful career * Julia Laflin, author of Life Skills: Stuff You Should Really Know by Now *
This book is essential for a generation of talent who aren't equipped with what it means to start employment. It's delivered with sophistication and humour. A must read * Suki Sandhu, OBE, Founder & CEO of Audeliss and INvolve *
This insightful and amusing tome will have you running to work, gleefully, in the correct trousers
* Patrick Grant, Norton & Sons (Savile Row), Community Clothing and The Great British Sewing Bee *
Everything a young job seeker needs in one place - an essential resource
* Elizabeth Taylor, CEO of Employment Related Services Association *
A refreshing take on career guidance * Gugu Ndebele Executive Director, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls *
I wish I'd had this resource when I was growing up and starting work * Dr Radha, BBC Radio 1 *
This is truly life changing. It should be standard issue to every teenager * Tamsin Blanchard, The Guardian *
A handy guide * Financial Times Business Book of the Month *

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