BOOK OF THE MONTH
If you are about to embark on your first job and are wondering what it is really like out there in the world of work, then a new book offers some surprising answers. Where Do All The Paperclips Go? by Steve Coomber and Marc Woods, answers 127 work-related questions including ‘will your job be outsourced?’, ‘what makes an organisation a great place to work?’, and ‘do you have to be nasty to get to the top?’
There’s advice on everything from how to make the most effective speeches, to beating the office bully, and recognising if your business idea is an inspired one. Best of all is the miscellaneous chapter that deals with really gritty questions about such diverse subjects as junk mail, the Y Generation and just exactly what scenario planning entails. However, Real World’s favourite is the answer to the best excuse for being late – ‘I woke up and thought I was temporarily deaf’. As 27 per cent of HR professionals say they doubt the reasons employees give for being tardy, it’s seems as good an excuse as any.
If you’d like a closer look at the book, Real World has five copies to giveaway. To request a copy just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org listing subject as Where Do All The Paperclips Go?
Where Do All The Paperclips Go? By Steve Coomber and Marc Woods is out this month, published by Capstone, and costs 9.99.