New York Times bestselling author Kate White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the #1 young women’s magazine in the world, and a hugely successful businesswoman. In I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, she shares her secrets to success. A witty, wise, straight-talking career guide for women, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This is the perfect book for the current economic climate, whether you’re just starting out, re-entering the workforce after maternity leave, or simply looking for a career change; essential tips and bold strategies from a gutsy innovator who helped increase Cosmo’s circulation by half a million copies per month.
It will come as no surprise that White, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, would write a career guide that's lively, funny, and rife with quick-read tips. White, author of Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead, but Gutsy Girls Do and "eight mysteries and thrillers," chronicles her move up the ranks of the magazine world, aiming to help women at all stages of their career. She runs through the essentials of managing your success and making sure your success actually, in the long run, makes you happy. Through stories of her magazine jobs, she proffers advice on networking, interviewing, handling gossip, learning to take credit when it's due, assembling a personal board of directors rather than a mentor, making good hiring decisions, and learning how to radiate power. White's enthusiasm and verve combine with tales of challenges and successes from a fascinating career. This as well as stories of celebrities and successful women make the book an energetic, inspiring career memoir.
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I read this book because I recently started a job I LOVE and am now obsessed with succeeding in it and whatever comes next. This is a great read. I love that the chapters are short similar to magazine articles. It has great career advice!
The only downside is this writer is completely self-absorbed and it's annoying. She pats herself on the back throughout the entire book so much, it's almost funny! So yeah if you can get past her enormous ego and the fact that she has convinced herself that she is PERFECT then I think you'll enjoy the book.
Not that great. It's stuff I already knew. The book is mostly about the business of fashion, not all corporate business.