“I looked and couldn’t find any classes called “How to Quickly Climb the Corporate Ladder” listed in any school curriculum guides for my three daughters,” explained Krempl. “The fact is, college is simply not designed to teach you how to make a strong impression in the critical early stages of your career.”
An internationally sought-after speaker and consultant, Krempl has spoken at universities and conferences around the world. When he visited university campuses, he observed that many students were unaware of the full extent of the differences between campus life and the corporate world.
“Many educators say kids aren’t sufficiently prepared for internships or jobs,” he added. “They aren’t taught the practical things they need to succeed in the working world beyond their major.”
Krempl’s book eschews the conventional wisdom of careers services for a competency-based approach to workplace excellence, with a 90-day plan on translating career tips into tangible goals.
The book also imparts countless other valuable lessons for young employees, such as soft skills, navigating office politics, raising energy levels, and networking within and beyond a company.
“What do I need to know to excel in the working world? What do my managers and leaders want from me? After trying to answer questions like these, graduating becomes the easy part.”