I Shouldn't Be Telling You This by Kate White

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

New York Times bestselling author Kate White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the #1 young women's magazine in the world, and a hugely successful businesswoman. In I Shouldn't Be Telling You This, she shares her secrets to success. A witty, wise, straight-talking career guide for women, I Shouldn't Be Telling You This is the perfect book for the current economic climate, whether you're just starting out, re-entering the workforce after mat...


Details I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

TitleI Shouldn't Be Telling You This
ISBN9780062122124
Author
Release DateSep 18th, 2012
PublisherHarperBusiness
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Business, Self Help, Feminism, Buisness, Personal Development
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Reviews I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    I bought this book because I have always had a strong ambition to do well in my career, but over the years I have found myself losing direction and purpose. I love my job, but I knew I wasn't doing it to my best ability. I'd taken a wrong turning somewhere and needed someone to set me on the right track again. And this is what Kate White did to perfection.I have to admit, I was surprised by just how valuable this book was to me. I knew Kate White...
  • Kitty
    1970-01-01
    If you work for a magazine, it may be a good idea to read this. Any other profession, it is hard to believe she has any idea of what goes on in the real world. An entire section on how you need a new haircut (no longer than shoulder length), plucked eyebrows, and you absolutely MUST have a designer handbag in order to be a successful business woman...is hard to digest. Does she say things in the book that are worthwhile? Certainly! Interview tips...
  • Stefanie
    1970-01-01
    I always have a hard time reading career books (zzz... boring!) but I did this as an audio book and I was able to stay pretty engaged in 30 minute increments for a few days. Overall, the book was pretty entertaining and I took away some real insights. I liked the time management, work relationships (boss / direct reports) and motivation advice. But there were some parts that made it clear the author didn't understand that not everyone works in a ...
  • Tiffany
    1970-01-01
    Though the book was based on Kate White's own experiences, I felt she was overly repetitive in her work here. Not only did she mention her job title at every chance, she also referred the reader to different parts of the book rather than writing out an entirely unique part. Over all, the work is nice and offers some good tips. The writing, however, leaves something to be desired.
  • Christina
    1970-01-01
    This star rating is really meaningless. I hated this book, I thought it was choppy and poorly written. This advice is only good if you work in a profit-driven company with means and motivation to be promoted easily, and not for people, like me, who deal with strict budgets and collective agreements. Besides the fact that her advice isn't particularly helpful for me, I was embarrassed by her constant name-dropping. I understand that they were used...
  • Chanda DeCristoforo
    1970-01-01
    Overall, Kate offers some good advice (especially regarding how to find your dream job, the importance of networking, the importance of doing more, the importance of asking for what you want, etc.). That being said, I would encourage readers to take the book with an anvil-sized grain of salt, because a lot of her other advice is industry specific (for example: having a specific haircut and carrying a designer handbag might be important if you're ...
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes, a book comes along for review at just the right time. I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know by Kate White comes along just as I am doing going through a bit of personal career evaluation, so there are definitely tips and tricks in this book I can use.I like the structure of the book. It’s broken down in three chunks related to success: how to get it, how to go big with it, and how to savor it...
  • Kitty
    1970-01-01
    There were a few good tips in this book, but they represented less than 5% of the whole of the writings. There was a lot of name-dropping and references to specific companies. So much so, that I have to wonder if there were some sponsoring deals or just some general industry back-scratching going on here. If I want ads, I'll pick up a magazine. The tips included in this book are probably far more useful if you are a woman looking to move to the t...
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    I really wanted to like this book. However there was nothing of value that Ms. White imparted that hasn’t already been trotted out by other sources. In fact almost every chapter could have been an article on Indeed or Monster or any of the other career sites out there. I know to dress one step ahead of my position. I know the importance of networking. I know how to interview, write a resume, and apply to a job. I also know to participate in mee...
  • Meghan
    1970-01-01
    This was a re-read for me; although I gave it the same rating as I did originally, this read very different to me this time around. The two major differences are 1. this time I'm in my 30s and 2. I'm working in a much more corporate environment than when I read this 4 years ago. I still find White's style of writing refreshing and her advice still rings true several years later. I may never be a full-on "gutsy girl" but I've certainly learned som...
  • Kait Neese
    1970-01-01
    One of the best books I have read in a long time. She was a editor in chief at Cosmo and her writing is something I can relate to and truly enjoyed. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to be a "Careerista".
  • Kasey
    1970-01-01
    On the whole, I took a lot of little tips from this book and I love how short the chapters are. Easy to read one or two a day.
  • Ella
    1970-01-01
    Kate White the former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief, raised two children and I believe wrote twelve novels and four nonfiction books. Her book “I Shouldn’t be Telling Your This” is written in a reference style, broken down in three sections related to success: how to get it, how to go big with it, and how to savor it.  In addition, each chapter had bullet points and breaks down the key concepts for you.  It’s broken down in three chunks ...
  • Leslie Graff
    1970-01-01
    Meh... not all that impressed. This reads like a random collection of magazine snippets - probably an obvious assessment from a career magazine editor. There are some good things in here, especially when White discusses the "Gen Y" workers. However, I feel like her attempt to write a book to all 'gutsy girls' from Gen Y interns to CEOs makes the whole thing fall flat. It gets very, very repetitive at times, even referring to other sections of the...
  • L
    1970-01-01
    I wanted to like this book but I find it hard to for the following reasons. - A lot of women should be xyz in this book. This includes standing out by having a distinct hair/style/dress. - Hustle it out for mat leaves because this is America. - Lean in but save 30 min a day to yourself which is very overused. - Make everything "go big or go home" a.k.a. how to make everything sensational rather than substantial.There is a tone to this that I just...
  • Jenna
    1970-01-01
    The beginning of this book was a little crude--which I suppose is to be expected of an editor-in-chief of Cosmo, but I found it to be a little off-putting. There are a few good nuggets of advice in this book. Some is repetitive and generic. I do appreciate that the author is real about kids and maternity leave--she doesn't pretend everything is fine, and she doesn't pretend that you're doomed if you have kids. Instead, she gives practical advice ...
  • Anne
    1970-01-01
    Great book for women starting out in their careers.
  • Haley Arzt
    1970-01-01
    Pretty close to 4 stars but a large percentage of the advice didn’t apply to my work-at-home life. Still definitely worth the read, and I do recommend!
  • Natasha
    1970-01-01
    Not bad. Nothing groundbreaking. Ok read to reenergize/motivate.
  • Lauren
    1970-01-01
    I wanted to like this book. And there were parts/quotes that I really appreciated. However, a lot of it gives off a “whiney” vibe.
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    Great book for young female professionals. I've heard some similar advice from professional career coaches.
  • Becky Davison
    1970-01-01
    I have to admit, during the first chapter of this book, ISBTYT, I was sceptical but gave it the “50-page test”, and I’m really glad I invested the time. I would compare the lessons in the book to sitting down with one of your most professional contacts and getting all the dirt on how they achieved success and lessons on how you can too. Kate White writes in an honest and frank fashion that keeps you glued to her helpful guidelines for becom...
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    Quick and positive, this is a nice book for general career motivation and inspiration. The advice is nothing earth-shattering or new, but lots of personal anecdotes and examples from experience. Definitely geared toward a younger audience.
  • Jordan Schuman
    1970-01-01
    In her newest book, former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief, Kate White, spills success secrets for "gutsy girls" who want to get ahead. The book is titled "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know."I just finished this book, and I was delighted. The book is split up into three parts. Part 1 focuses on how to get the success you desire, by setting the ground and golden rule: Go Big or Go Home. This section focuses...
  • Staci
    1970-01-01
    I found Kate White's new book "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know" to be an informational and upbeat read. While most of the knowledge and tips shared were ones that I was familiar with, I still learned some useful insight. I am looking forward to sharing this book with the college students who come into the career services on campus. I think this book is a must have useful tool for an lady looking to ge...
  • Devina Dutta
    1970-01-01
    Note: I received this copy at the Giveaway. Rating: 4.5 starsKate White's new book is truly fantastic. True to the title, White introduces us to a new smart way of dealing with job interviews, cranky bosses, bitchy colleagues and handling work with personal life. One of the best things that I loved reading about in this book was the true life incidents that White shared with us making our concerns seem a bit more authentic and not plain stupid. I...
  • JoDee Kenney
    1970-01-01
    Kate came into my life when I needed that inspiration to take up my A-game at work. Something resonated with me in an interview I saw her doing. That day I went out and got her book. It's no nonsense- straight advice on how to advance in your career- no matter what career you choose! Much of the advice she has in the book I already know- but just had been lazy and hadn't been doing. Reading it and being reminded that those steps count- really spa...
  • Rachelle
    1970-01-01
    “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This” offers advice and strategies for career women to succeed at a career they love. The book is organized into three parts: how to succeed, how to go big with it, and how to savor it. White warns that women tend to down-play their accomplishments, are hesitant to ask for what they want (assignments, raises, promotions) and need to learn put themselves forward – without being bitchy. The overwhelming idea of s...
  • Maria
    1970-01-01
    So as far as self help books go, this goes to the top of my list (and I generally detest these sort of books).I wasn't initially going to read this but then I thought why not, I'm currently at a crossroads- work contract up in September and starting to look for a new job, might have some useful tips. I can definitely say there is a lot of new information in here, it's very thoughtfully organized and I took a while to read thoroughly and process t...
  • Jen Yttri (Lynch)
    1970-01-01
    The day before this came in the mail my mom sent me a newspaper clipping of advice from Kate. Now I don't need those clippings!This book is great because it has advice for every stage of a career. I wish I had read this months ago when I was searching for a job since I ended up learning some of her lessons on my own. I appreciated how this is not just another career advice book but really a strategy to to get women to recognize and reach their fu...