By Scott Weighart
Young professionals are often told to own responsibility, see the big picture, and go the extra mile in the workplace. However, these are abstract terms: How exactly is an inexperienced employee supposed to know that it really means to exceed expectations in concrete terms. Scott Weighart—author of the acclaimed textbook Find Your First Professional Job—decided to do just that.
Exceeding Expectations features over 80 true stories from co-ops, interns, and other young professionals, all revolving around what it takes to be an outstanding employee, regardless of field. These success stories—and a few horror stories—were analyzed to derive the Seven Keys To Professional Success. See Excerpts.
With dozens of stories from the renowned cooperative education program at Northeastern University and a handful from three other leading co-op schools, Exceeding Expectations offers countless amazing tales from the trenches of professional life. This inspirational book is a must-read for young professionals and their educators.
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Instructor Materials (in PDF format):
Exceeding Expectations Cases Broken Down By Topic
Case Clusters: Groupings of Related Cases with Accompanying Discussion Questions
BONUS STORY: “Finding Love In The Workplace”
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This book retails for $12.95; the new ISBN number is 987-0-9621264-4-4.