Provides sage advice for entering adult life. Now available in PDF format.
PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA (March 11, 2010) - MBA Press has announced the release of a new eBook version of their popular book, "MORPHING INTO THE REAL WORLD - A Handbook for Entering the Work Force" which is a survival guide for young people as they transition into adult life. The book includes chapters to describe how a young person should organize themselves, how to adapt to the corporate culture, develop their career, and improve themselves professionally and socially. Basically, its 208 pages of good sound advice to jump start the young person into the work force.
The new eBook version is available as a PDF file requiring the use of the popular Adobe Reader and sells for $10. The original printed version of the book is available for $25. Both versionS make perfect graduation gifts.
"The abundance of information the book provides is a good start for anyone about to take the first step into the real world. Though the concept of adulthood may seem intimidating, it's comforting to know that someone has at least written a guidebook for it."
- Miami Hurricane (review)
"Every young person entering the workplace for the first time should be given a copy of this book."
- Bill Petrey (review)
The book is available exclusively through MBA Press at:
M. Bryce & Associates
a division of M&JB Investment Company
P.O. Box 1637
Palm Harbor, FL 34682-1637
The Miami Hurricane
"the abundance of information the book provides is a good start for anyone about to take the first step into the real world. Though the concept of adulthood may seem intimidating, it's comforting to know that someone has at least written a guidebook for it."
"This must be one of the best jobs of writing that I have ever reviewed. You have done a fantastic job on this book and handled a rather difficult subject very well. Every young person entering the workplace for the first time should be given a copy of this book. This book is a Bible to guide young people through one of the most difficult and important times in their life. As a matter of fact, this book should be passed out to every young person at graduation. You should be very proud of your work."
Bonnie Wooding - IAAP, Toronto
"I have just finished reading this handy guide and recommend it for anyone leaving school and starting their first job.
I only wish I had this guide when I first started out. It certainly would have saved me countless hours in aggravation (and I could have avoided more than a couple of stupid goofs.) Oh well, nothing like 20/20 hindsight !!
Much of the advice is pretty rudimentary and I must admit, on my first read through, I dismissed much of it as too simplistic. So I gave it the “test” – I loaned it to my nephew, who is 21. He kept it. Won’t give it back.
It is very difficult to remember what I did not know at 18. I did keep a journal but is it spotty on the practical stuff – somehow my budgeting habits at 20 did not make the cut. But I do remember many frantic calls to Mom, looking for $100 to make my rent.
Chapter 1 should be mandatory for all Grade 12 students. With this in their back pocket, they have a much better chance at succeeding in their first year at university or their first year on the job. The section on Managing your Finances and Seeking Advice/Help is absolutely right on the money.
I am President-elect of the Toronto Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Many of our members are just starting their careers and I will be recommending that they read this book, especially Chapter 3, Professional Development - a primer for business skills and filled with basic common sense advice that is simple, easy to follow and extraordinarily practical; and Chapter 5, Do’s and Don’ts of the Workplace, an excellent resource for those questions you are too embarrassed to ask for fear of looking foolish.
Finally, “Bryce’s Laws & Quotes,” found in the Appendix are alone worth the price of the book. I photocopied these and have them pinned to my cubicle. Read this book yourself – give it to your kids – recommend it to your friends. It is practical, quick to read and easy to remember.
Now if I could just get my copy back from my nephew …"
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