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Hustad’s style is relaxed and engaging; she comes passionate about her topic, without browbeating the reader.

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How to screw up with grace and dignity. Hustad manages to make the process of identifying your professional goals and then setting out to achieve them palatable — even hip. I think I thought of work as a fee-for-service model.

In How to Be Useful, Megan Hustad dismantles the myths of getting ahead and helps you navigate the murky waters of office life. Hustad to respond to one of them. Hopefully some things are obvious to the reader, but Short, to the point, entertaining, and in a word, useful.

I handed the notes off hushad Bert and he never mentioned them again. Apr 13, Maria rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? She comes off as smart, sassy, and essentially likeable – like an older sibling giving you the low down.


I was an assistant at Vintage Books, and my boss handed me the manuscript for the fourth in the series, I think, but none had been published in the U. This was the second time I read this book first was last year.

As I would soon find out, if you’re not the “talent” in Hollywood, you’re just another guy at a desk. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This week, we’ve invited Ms. I am getting through this more slowly than, say, This one caught my eye because I think it has a lot to say to the students where I work about how to survive in the workplace. Her writing is laced with vocabulary that would be hard to grasp for a typical entrant to the job market unless perhaps they work in the publishing business like her.

But I’m guessing it wouldn’t win me any awards for professionalism. Aug 08, Gail Park rated it it was ok.

How to Be Useful: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work by Megan Hustad

Suits obscure all appetites other than ambition. My favorite bits are on why you shouldn’t be “nice” or snarky.

Back then, in the giddy afterglow of the Clinton years, my enormous sense of entitlement hid behind a contorted ideological posture. Aug 02, Kate rated it it was amazing. Better to be enthusiastic. Garth Welcome to the Working Week 4: Jun 07, Iris rated it really liked it. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleetc. Trivia About How to Be Useful Learn more about Amazon Prime. Hardest read in recent memory. From there my trajectory was decidedly downward.


One of us had a car. I find this book to be both inspiring, and a major shift in perspective which is releasing some of the stress I’ve felt in my current workplace. Encourages importance of low level work errands, etc although this worri Got a lot out of this book and can see me rereading it again some day. I guess the impression it made on me was that it was in the genre that reads a bit like a term paper.

The advice are totally humane whilst be This book contains lot of practicable wisdom which can truly make a beginner’s struggle at work a lot less burdensome.

Take that, Milton Friedman! What I found was a wealth of information about the mind-set of the twenty-somethings.

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Megan painfully dances around subjects while dispensing very little practical advice. I am now taking everything I “learned” from this book with a grain of salt.

Now you want to make a good impression, express yourself, excel. Apr 14, CJ rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Later talks about the importance of no, after you’ve spent your time volunteering. The first group, often, tends to think they’re getting away with something.

Time to put aside your objections to blatant cries for help. I liked it a lot.