Find the Bathrooms First (Paperback)

This is not one more book about how to dress or how to conduct yourself in a new job. It is about taking care of yourself in a new job, and how getting your needs met can be the best strategy for making you a productive contributor in any new situation. It is also about actively directing your career, about the basis for making good choices, and measuring your choices carefully.

5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous, September 16, 2001
By Iain Duncan-Smith (Westminster, Canada) – See all my reviews

Roy Blitzer is spot on in his helpful guide to starting a new job. I’m only days into my new job and already I have found the advice invaluable. There’s so much to take in both in terms of the tasks to be done and the people to meet and this book helps ease that awkward transition. The title may be jokey, but the advice is actually sound – knowing where the toilet is situated is pretty important. In my last job I immediately made the wrong impression on my colleagues after I went awol from my desk for almost 45 minutes wandering around aimlessly with an expression on my face which must have given away the fact that I was clenching the turtles neck for all I was worth. The boss finding me squatting in the bushes next to the car park, jettisoning a foul payload didn’t exactly enhance that impression. But full marks to the author for a fantastic guide.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Foundation, September 16, 2011

There is a lot of good examples in here. This book provides a solid foundation.