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New book helps college graduates succeed in the real world

Author Amanda K. Haddaway provides 25 tips to help new college graduates navigate through the challenges of finding and keeping their first jobs and living on their own in her new book, Destination Real World: Success after Graduation.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Oct. 31, 2011 - In today’s economy, finding and keeping a job can be especially daunting for new college graduates. Employers often report that college hires have textbook learning, but lack some critical life skills that are necessary to be successful over the long haul. Certain soft skills aren’t being taught in the classroom, but are essential to success in the workplace.

With the input of several other seasoned professionals, author Amanda K. Haddaway provides 25 tips to help new college graduates navigate through the challenges of finding and keeping their first jobs and living on their own in her new book, Destination Real World: Success after Graduation.

Haddaway expects that the book’s main audience will be soon-to-be or recent college graduates, but career services professionals and college staff and professors may also find value in using the book with students. The book makes an ideal gift for colleges and universities to present to their graduating class members.

There has also been early interest from corporate recruiters and human resources managers who plan to purchase the book for the college students that they interview on-campus and at their offices.

“During my work as a college recruiter, I kept seeing the same things over and over again. We were hiring exceptionally bright students, but they weren’t quite sure of how to act outside of the classroom. Our managers expected the new hires to begin employment and be equipped with all the skills that were necessary to be successful on day one. This book helps students bridge that gap,” said Haddaway.

Destination Real World: Success after Graduation guides readers through writing a résumé, being successful at job interviews, impressing a new boss, renting a place to live, dealing with stress, building a personal brand and so much more.

Destination Real World: Success after Graduation is available online through Amazon.com.

Destination Real World: Success after Graduation
25 Tips You Didn’t Learn in School
ISBN-13: 978-1466316829 ISBN-10: 1466316829

About the author
Amanda Haddaway is a leader in the human resources field, as well as being an accomplished writer and marketing practitioner. She has been quoted in several national publications for her HR and marketing expertise.

Over the past decade, Amanda has worked in many facets of human resources and marketing, including recruiting, training, employee communication, corporate compliance, social media and advertising campaign development. She currently serves as the director of human resources and marketing for Folcomer Equipment Corporation, a multi-state construction equipment dealership. Prior to her employment at Folcomer Equipment, Amanda worked for SRA International, a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For.

Amanda holds a master's degree from the George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from James Madison University.

For more information and to sign up for Amanda's blog, please visit www.amandahaddaway.com.

Contact the author
Email: amanda.haddaway@gmail.com  
Blog: www.amandahaddaway.com  
Cell: (703) 338-7176

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Let Destination Real World: Success after Graduation guide you through writing a résumé, being successful at job interviews, impressing your new boss, renting a place to live, dealing with stress, building a personal brand and so much more.

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