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Kick Start Your Career

by Gina Gardiner


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Whether you are looking for a job or want to make the very best of the position you have, “Kick Start” can help.

“Kick Start Your Career” is designed for people who are ambitious and want to create a successful career for themselves. It is a, no nonsense, jargon free manual full of practical ideas and strategies to help you get the job you want and to make a success of it from day one.

“Kick Start” provides advice and support to help you to manage your time effectively and to become a consummate professional. Everything in the book has been tried and tested in a variety of organizations; it is a distillation of over 30 years experience of developing leadership at every level.

You will find it useful to read the book as part of your preparation for starting your job or as part of your Induction Programme. It is also very useful to use the book as a “How To” guide if you are tackling a new skill, such as giving presentations or chairing a meeting.

The book covers themes which will support your development from novice to confident professional looking for promotion.

Themes include:
* Creating a great CV
* Interview technique
* Being a consummate professional
* Being assertive
* Effective communication
* Giving great presentations
* Chairing meetings effectively
* Problem solving
* The art of managing people

And so much more!

The book offers a practical guide, each theme is broken down in a simple easy to follow format. There are Leadership Audits which will help you identify your strengths and areas for ongoing development. These offer a great developmental tool and enable you to gauge your progress from novice to expert.

About the Author

Gina Gardiner is an experienced Leadership Consultant and Trainer, Speaker, Executive and Life Coach. She supports people at individual or organizational level to develop confidence, leadership and people skills; empowering them to see themselves as the solution. She is also a Neuro Linguistic Master Practitioner.

What the reviewers said...

This book is fantastic for all graduates who are trying to ‘Kick Start Their Career’ and get one step ahead in the battle for their dream job. Not only does it have useful and practical information on how to construct a decent CV and letter of application, as well as hints and tips for any interviews, it is also full of suggestions of how to stay valued and deal with any problems once the job is yours.

I feel sure that without the help of this book I would never have been offered my new fabulous job!

Katy H Northhants

One of the most daunting experiences for any graduate is the leap from the comfort of University life to trying to pave out a successful career in your chosen field. "Kick Start Your Career" is a highly useful and concise guide for anyone, like me, attempting to complete numerous application forms whilst perfecting their c.v. There are also some handy tips on how to succeed during the subsequent interview procedure and achieve your goals in employment.

Jess T Portsmouth University