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The Go-Getter Girl's Guide

Get What You Want in Work and Life (and Look Great While You're at It)

Debra Shigley

St. Martin's Griffin

Every office has one – a Go-Getter Girl – someone who seems to just know certain stuff about how to get the plum jobs/lifestyle she wants and damn, always looks great while she's at it. Magic? No, it’s about strategizing--and The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide shows you how.

Born out of interviews with hundreds of successful, stylish young women--including award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, and bestselling novelist Emily Giffin--The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide provides a no-excuses, big-picture way of thinking about your life and career, as well as day-to-day strategies for how to:

Navigate the tricky terrain of office politics Find and use a mentor Figure out when it’s time to get a new job (or career)—and have the courage to act Dress (and groom!) for success And take care of yourself physically and emotionally

 

Combining the practical career wisdom of What Color Is Your Parachute? with the savvy fashion guidance of The Little Black Book of Style, this dynamite guide is sure to bring out the Go-Getter in generations of women to come.

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The Birth of the Go-Getter Girl

The summer before my senior year at college, I really wanted to be lazy. No more shamefully underpaid journalism internships for me. I had spent previous semesters toiling practically wage free at places like Dateline NBC and Fast Company magazine. But this summer, I thought, I’m just going to have fun. In retrospect, I think this was code for, I’m about to graduate from college and I really have no clue what I want to do with my life or how to go about it, so I think I’ll just procrastinate a little longer! I took up a friend’s

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Praise for The Go-Getter Girl's Guide

“A must read for savvy women everywhere. Debra's invaluable style and career secrets are sure to skyrocket you to success!”
- Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss

“So much more than a series of success stories . . . This kind of wisdom is priceless. With her keen understanding of today’s working girl, Debra explains how to put those street smarts into practice.”
- Carley Roney, Cofounder and Editor In Chief of The Knot Inc.

“Go-Getter Girls know that 50% of their credibility comes from how they look, 40% comes from how they sound, and 10% from what they say. Debra Shigley provides practical tools and tips for achieving 100% success at go-getter girl speed!”
- Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

“Take the work place by storm! A fun step-by-step primer for getting everything you want out of your career. If you have ambition, this book will give you the confidence and tools to go out and make your dreams happen.”
- Bonnie Fuller, former editorial director of American Media

“A fast and fun read for the busy on-the-go girl who is looking for her ‘must do’ tips for success!”
- Keri Glassman, Early Show nutrition contributor and Women’s Health columnist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Debra Shigley

  • A graduate of Harvard University and Georgia State College of Law, Debra Shigley is a journalist who completed her J.D. while working as a full time senior editor for Atlanta magazine. She has appeared as a lifestyle expert on such national television programs as ABC’s The View and TBS's Movie and a Makeover and has written for numerous publications, including Allure, Fast Company, Daily Candy, and Neiman Marcus's The Book. She lives in Atlanta with her husband.

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The Go-Getter Girl's Guide

Get What You Want in Work and Life (and Look Great While You're at It)

Debra Shigley

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St. Martin's Griffin

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