The Young Professional’s Survival Guide:
From Cab Fares to Moral Snares
by CK Gunsalus
BJ1725 .G86 2012
New Arrivals, 2nd floor
Some of you get to walk across a stage this weekend and collect the piece of paper that validates your hard work during your college career [or at least the fancy holder for when the piece of paper comes in the mail]. Now it’s time to apply the knowledge and skills that you’ve accumulated in a professional setting. Are you prepared for the situations that may not have been covered in classes? The week’s featured title gets into the gray areas of the real world and being a professional.
Gunsalus, director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics at the University of Illinois, tackles the tough situations that go beyond the formulas and case studies that you’ve pored over for the last four years: the ethical dilemmas. The pressure to create a positive first impression of your superiors causes some to make mistakes and continuing committing them. The author explains how to avoid those types of errors with real-life examples, as well as the ammunition to rationalize and ‘do the right thing’ from the beginning. The practical advice will serve anyone well in navigating the sticky situations in professional settings.