Flying Start: How To Make Your Own Luck At Work is thought leader and business mentor Carole Gillespie’s transformational guide to tilting the career playing field in your favour. Gillespie outlines the behaviours and systems that will enable you to build a support network, stand out from the crowd and give others the confidence to take a chance on you. In the modern gig economy, having a network of people who know and value you will become increasingly important as employment becomes less secure.
Today’s focus on digital interaction leaves many feeling stressed, lacking in self-confidence and lonely. Gillespie’s own research shows that many Generation Z graduates feel abandoned when they enter the workforce, and want to take advantage of what older people can teach them about making a real impact. Gillespie brings forty years of experience to life in a tangible and practical way; her agony aunt-style Q&As show how to use her trademarked Relationship Code to tackle real-life career and brand defining situations. By following her empowering process you can create your own luck, whatever your educational and economic background, in the workplace.
Carole Gillespie knows first-hand the importance of mentorship and building a network in order to thrive professionally; she has mentored a Somali sixth former at a Technology College in Lambeth, a young female Kenyan entrepreneur, the CEO of Community Foundation, and has worked with both the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace initiative and the Manchester Access Programme.
Flying Start will give the all-digital generations a comfortable and natural way to have meaningful conversations with people they meet at work and beyond, establish strong connections and create a network of people that know, trust and support them. The first in a series of career enhancement books, Flying Start is designed for those about to join the world of work or in their foundation working years, and for those who employ, advise or guide them.
About the author: Carole Gillespie is the founder of People buy from People (PbfP Ltd) www.peoplebuyfrompeople.co.uk working with business owners, leaders and their teams, enabling businesses to grow organically and ethically. She lives in Manchester.
Flying Start: How To Make Your Own Luck At Work by Carole Gillespie (published by Clink Street, out now, RRP £8.99 paperback, £3.99 ebook) is available to buy online from retailers including amazon.co.uk and can be ordered from all good bookstores.
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