100 Ways To Start Smart and Get Ahead in Your Career, by Elizabeth J. Clark and Elizabeth F. Hoffler, 2015, S2C2 Publishing, 118 pages, $10.95, ISBN: 978-0990882602.
100 Ways To Start Smart and Get Ahead in Your Career is the perfect size for a busy new professional. At 5 x 8 inches and 118 pages, it provides bite-size bits of wisdom for new workers, primarily women starting out in their careers.
The book was written by Elizabeth Clark, former CEO of the National Association of Social Workers, and Elizabeth Hoffler, a nonprofit professional who has moved quickly from entry level to leadership positions in her career. The two Elizabeths themselves are a prime example of a successful mentor-mentee relationship. They share ideas learned from their decade-plus as “co-thinkers” and co-workers.
The sections of the book are: image management, attitudes for success, professional protocols, valuable skills, office etiquette, office politics, character cultivation, boss management, life matters, and food for thought.
Practical and concise, I recommend that new social work graduates keep this small volume in their pockets or on their desks for quick reference.
Reviewed by Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW, publisher/editor of The New Social Worker.