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An authentic, engaging, and practical guide to help college grads thrive personally and professionally.
The rules have changed; the traditional workplace is dead. To BOOM in employment today, the secret is to alter the approach, and From Classroom to Career will tell you how. Gen Z and Millennials are asking for this value-led guide as they embark on careers.
Entertaining, personal, and relatable, the voice of the book is purposely casual, as if speaking in a café. It’s a voice everyone trusts. Reasonable, logical, and concrete advice for today’s how-to: how to write a business email; how to successfully land and then stand out in an interview, including in a virtual world; how to ask questions that can be adapted to any job/role; how to write a CV with examples. Inspiring, surprising, real-life stories show empathy for what the readers are likely going through, so they’ll forget it’s a business book.
From Classroom to Career integrates the personal and career. This is in fact the real reality of every human being: we’re so much more than careerists. It’s impossible to thrive career-wise if you are not happy outside of work. People are happier when they have a balance, enabling them to achieve personally and professionally. By helping readers to discover their own values, this guide gets them to think about their own career and who they want to be. This is entirely unlike any other business book out there.
About the Author
Shirley Morrison is a strategic salesperson working for Fortune 500 companies over the last twelve years. Shirley joined Salesforce in 2019. Prior to that, Shirley worked at an AI Tech start-up. While a software Accounts Manager for Oracle in California, she accepted a challenge in 2015 to run one of the UK regions. Throughout her career, she has hosted programs to inspire and support individuals to discover their potential. Today Shirley wants to help others around the globe achieve their dreams.
"Graduation marks the end of a long and important chapter in any student's life. It's critical that new grads gain the skills needed to be successful in their next chapter, navigating meaningful careers. In From Classroom to Career, Shirley provides essential advice and resources to help graduates make this critical transition."
— Alex Murray, Director, Programs & Marketing, Futureforce at Salesforce
"The practical, bite-size nature of Shirley Morrison’s endlessly engaging advice and guidance is what sets this book apart. Both as a whole and chapter-by-chapter, it works for students and mentors alike as a companionable guide through what's really needed to successfully start a career."
— Mark Smith, Chief Executive at Ada, the National College for Digital Skills
"Shirley Morrison provides a bold, honest, and maverick approach to navigating the career search process. Through creative storytelling, Shirley offers tips and strategies for propelling your career journey forward while pivoting and recalculating along the way. Navigating the world of work upon graduating from college is challenging. Still, this book provides innovative ways for young professionals to adopt a new growth mindset, visualize their potential, and create a life of meaning and purpose."
— Ignacio Gallardo, Executive Director, Career Services at University of California, Santa Barbara