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Updated book guides young professionals through first years in the workplace

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Faced with an unstable economy, recent college grads need more expert guidance than ever to land that dream job and make it rewarding and meaningful. Fortunately, an updated book, The Critical First Years of Your Professional Life, provides an invaluable guide to readers. It's been revised to meet the specific challenges of today's fast-evolving job market.

  • Specifically, it teaches you how to use your talent, originality, and initiative to sharpen your competitive edge.

"The skills you acquire, the contacts you make, and the lessons you learn will help you remain involved, adaptable, and always ahead of the curve," explains author Robert L. Dilenschneider.

Robert L. Dilenschneider formed The Dilenschneider Group in October 1991.

Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Dilenschneider served as president and chief executive officer of Hill and Knowlton, Inc. from 1986 to 1991.

He has counseled major corporations, professional groups, trade associations and educational institutions, and has assisted clients in dealings with regulatory agencies, labor unions, consumer groups and minorities, among others.

Dilenschneider has authored numerous books — including the best-selling:

  • Power and Influence
  • A Briefing for Leaders
  • On Power
  • The Critical 14 Years of Your Professional Life
  • The Critical 2nd Phase of your Professional Life

Dilenschneider started in public relations in 1967 in New York, shortly after receiving an M.A. in journalism from Ohio State University, and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame

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