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What Readers Are Saying

"Hello, Career is absolutely essential reading for anyone launching a career in today's complicated world of work. Ed Bray is a true expert, sharing the real truth and insider secrets about handling everything from tough bosses to instant messaging etiquette to choosing the right benefits. Best of all, his advice is full of humor and great stories. Read this book -- your career will thank you!"

- Lindsey Pollak, New York Times best-selling author of Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work

Hello, Career is an easy-to-digest guide to often hard-to-learn career lessons that I wish I had when I started my career! Ed uses story-telling, toolkits, and examples to help those new to the workplace front-load the learnings that often take years to learn through experience. His guidance is grounded in the voice of someone who has been-there-done-that and wants to pass on important life and career lessons, starting with how to hit the ground running through planning for ongoing career development. An engaging and impactful read, I’d recommend it to all getting started on their career journey!”

- Ed Soulier, Executive with over 30 years of experience in the Retail and Hospitality industries

“Having worked in human resources for over twenty years, I’ve seen many employees struggle in their new roles because they don’t know how to ‘work smart.’  Things like the importance of learning our company and culture, understanding the power of a mentor relationship, and demonstrating appropriate workplace etiquette. Hello, Career takes employees in their first job on a journey teaching them how to ‘work smart’ putting them in a great position to be successful early in their careers.  Everyone in their first job needs to read Ed’s book.”

- Stephanie Ayala, Director, Human Resources, The Michaels Companies, Inc.

Hello, Career is a must read for all employees in their first job.  It’s filled with lessons and stories that demonstrate the importance and value of working smart.  I especially loved the benefits chapter as Ed hits the nail on the head regarding the importance of new employees paying attention to and selecting the right benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional health.”

- Erin Romero, Manager, Benefits, Express    

“I am confident the information in Ed’s book will help me be successful in my first job.  While I believe in my academic abilities, school didn’t teach me how to ‘work smart.’  His straightforward, fun, and realistic examples of working smart will fill that void.  I highly recommend Ed’s book to every graduating college senior.”

- Emily Fleming, Senior at University of Redlands, member of the National Honor Society. 

“Ed’s book was well-written and an excellent read.  His focus on providing practical ways to help employees succeed in their first job aligns with my motto, 'your legacy is defined by how many people’s lives you’ve touched.' I highly recommend anyone in their first job, whether an office or remote, read this simple and funny, yet powerful and impactful book. It will make them wise beyond their years minutes after walking into their first job.”

​- Jason Neubauer, award-winning entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded Affect Change, a worldwide organization dedicated to shifting the way people view giving. His charitable work has been positively recognized by Forbes, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur.

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