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  • Grand Central Publishing

Be A Kickass Assistant: How to get from a Grunt Job to a Great Career

Heather Beckel

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An essential office tool for every assistant, BE A KICKASS ASSISTANT is an irreverent and relentlessly practical guide to strutting your stuff from cubicle to corner office.

Congratulations, you've got the job! You're ready to pay your dues - type, file, answer those 'phones and letters and, if you're lucky, bring the boss coffee. You're full of confidence and the job's a breeze, a mere stepping stone toward a position where your true ability will be challenged. But wait - this job means more than you think!

BE A KICKASS ASSISTANT offers real world advice for a very real world job - the assistant. Assistants can show managerial talent and let their talents shine. Drawing on her experience as personal and executive assistant to George Stephanopolous during Clinton's campaign and first term, author Heather Beckel cuts to the chase on how to dazzle them now to get ahead later. With clarity and wit, Beckel takes you from your first day to becoming a manager, intermingling her real life experiences from the office of all offices - The White House. Whether it's developing your own organisational strategies or a painful lesson in discretion, Heather Beckel has been there, done that and shares her knowledge in a no holds barred guide.

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