Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/4/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781438930633
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781452035819

About the Book



"I recommend this book as a 'must read' for college graduates." -- Bettie Corbin

"Human Resources would do itself a favor by presenting each new hire with a copy of this book."--Edward Halebian, Television Executive

"Following the advice in this book at the start of your career will give you a 'leg up' on your competition." -- Scott Braverman, former Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor

"I would highly recommend this book as a resource to students who want to succeed in their future careers." -- Stanford University Senior

This isn't just another's one of the best handbooks to have when you get into trouble or need ways to improve in many contexts of corporate life.--NVS, Computer Scientist

Product Description

The second edition (2012) of the popular career advice book, From Graduation To Corporation, is a comprehensive guide to success in the workplace and is specifically tailored to college students and recent college graduates. It is an invitation to the "Millennials" (Generation Y) to go inside the head of a corporate veteran. By examining the thought processes of a senior executive and learning from his experiences, recent college graduates can be better prepared to narrow the gap between their expectations and the expectations of their supervisors.

This edition contains additional information on job search websites, social networking websites, college career centers, career fairs, dining etiquette, and the different generations in the workplace. Other key areas to career success include tips on resumes/cover letters, networking, interviewing, dealing with difficult people, dating at work, how to act in meetings, dress codes, how to stay organized, how to ask for a promotion/raise, Internet/email/telephone etiquette, and Andy's 73 "Corporate Commandments."

What makes this book unique is that the author not only gives us his refreshingly honest account of his climb up the corporate ladder, but also discusses his fall from the top rungs. After working for the same two bosses in the same department of a major television and motion picture studio for over twenty years, Andy Teach found himself on the unemployment line. Find out what he did right and what he did wrong so that you can reach the top rungs of the corporate ladder . . . and stay there!

About the Author


Andy Teach is a thirty-year corporate veteran. He received seven promotions during his career and was most recently Vice-President, Network & Cable Research at a major television and motion picture studio in Los Angeles, California.

Andy was an unlikely corporate soldier when he first graduated from college. At that time, he delayed joining the corporate world when he and a friend embarked on a three-week, 1300-mile journey from New Jersey to Florida by bicycle. After that, Andy decided that "in order to beat the establishment, you first must become a part of it."

After his bicycle trip, he landed a position as an assistant media planner for a top ten advertising agency in New York City. He was promoted to media planner within six months. Andy then joined another advertising agency in New York as an assistant account executive. This agency specialized in motion picture advertising, which helped Andy later realize that his true calling was in the entertainment industry.

Andy then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked for a year as a production assistant for a television production company. He got his big corporate break by getting a job at a major television and motion picture studio in the research department, where he worked for over twenty years! Andy started at the bottom rung as a research clerk and rose to the position of vice-president.

Andy has appeared as a guest and commentator on several radio programs. He has lectured at over fifty colleges and universities including Stanford University, the University of Miami, Princeton University, UC Santa Barbara, California Lutheran University, and the University of Tampa.

Before beginning his corporate career, Andy graduated from Rutgers College with B.A. degrees in Business Administration and Human Communications. He has traveled to all seven continents and currently resides in Southern California.

Andy is a member of:
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS)
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
National Speakers Association (NSA)