How to Go to Work

How to Go to Work

The Honest Advice No One Ever Tells You at the Start of Your Career


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How to Go to Work
is a practical guide to equip you with everything you need to know to choose and achieve the career you want.

The world of work is changing faster than ever before and it can feel overwhelmingly competitive out there.

That's why Lucy Clayton, a founding CEO, and Steve Haines, an education policy advisor, have compiled and distilled the most valuable advice you can get on how to jumpstart your career and shortcut the competition.

They have interviewed successful people from across all industries to help you:

-Find the right work experience and internships to get you through the door
-Present your best self online and in person
-Ace applications and interviews
-Gain confidence, authority and resilience
-Navigate the ups and downs of starting your first job

How to go to Work will equip you with the skills you need to thrive in whatever job or career you choose.

© Lucy Clayton 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


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    Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One

About the authors

Lucy Clayton

Lucy Clayton is passionate about discovering and mentoring talent. She is part of the charity, Speakers 4 Schools, a committed network of leading figures who want to give back to young people in state schools. As former CEO of Community Clothing, a social enterprise with a mission to sustain and create jobs in the UK textile industry, she was honoured in the Financial Times and HERoes inaugural list of top 50 'Champions of Women in Business 2017'. She is the founder and presenter of DRESS:FANCY, a podcast series exploring the social significance of costume and she is a speaker at industry events including WGSN, Fashion Revolution, The Royal Academy and TED.
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Steven Haines

Steven Haines is a campaigner for social change. He began his career in UK Government, working on widening access to education for disabled children. He is now Executive Director for Policy and Campaigns at the National Deaf Children's Society. He was the Global Campaign Moblisation Director at Save the Children International supporting campaigners in 120 countries to reduce the rates of pregnant mothers and their babies dying in childbirth. He has worked as an advisor to the Government of Rwanda where he helped put in place a programmme to train the next generation of civil servants and during 2015 was a Special Advisor in the United Nations Secretary General's Office working on the Global Strategy for Women's Children's and Adolescent Health.
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