The Skills by Mishal Husain audiobook

The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job—What Every Woman Needs to Know

By Mishal Husain
Read by Mishal Husain

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062933355
5.13 Hours Unabridged
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Acclaimed BBC anchor, Mishal Husain, inspires, champions, and encourages women to make their ambitions a reality by focusing on practical skills they can use throughout their careers, whether they are new graduates, working mothers, re-entering the workforce, or simply seeking a career change. When women are offered new opportunities, they often hesitate because of doubt—doubt that they are good enough or have the abilities to succeed. Mishal Husain has reached the pinnacle of her field, yet the British news presenter almost didn’t take her dream job because of doubt, and it took three years before she felt truly comfortable in her position. While men focus on advancement, women feel pressured to prove themselves. “It is clear that we need some better ideas about how more women can advance to levels comparable with men,” Husain writes. The Skills offers insight, practical knowledge, and encouragement to help women thrive. Husain begins with a frank overview of where women are socially and professional today, and identifies the factors that influence how others perceive us—and how we think about ourselves. Drawing on her own experience and knowledge, along with interviews with experts and inspirational figures from Martha Lane Fox to Malala Yousafzai, The Skills explains: How to present yourself to maximum effect, in person and online How to prepare for big moments and plan for long-term goals How to gain confidence and authority How to use your voice and body language effectively How to navigate the ups and downs of a long working life, from engineering quick wins to building resilience Wise, down-to-earth, and filled with vital advice, The Skills guides women in honing the abilities they need to thrive in whatever field they choose.

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Summary

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Acclaimed BBC anchor, Mishal Husain, inspires, champions, and encourages women to make their ambitions a reality by focusing on practical skills they can use throughout their careers, whether they are new graduates, working mothers, re-entering the workforce, or simply seeking a career change.

When women are offered new opportunities, they often hesitate because of doubt—doubt that they are good enough or have the abilities to succeed. Mishal Husain has reached the pinnacle of her field, yet the British news presenter almost didn’t take her dream job because of doubt, and it took three years before she felt truly comfortable in her position. While men focus on advancement, women feel pressured to prove themselves. “It is clear that we need some better ideas about how more women can advance to levels comparable with men,” Husain writes. The Skills offers insight, practical knowledge, and encouragement to help women thrive.

Husain begins with a frank overview of where women are socially and professional today, and identifies the factors that influence how others perceive us—and how we think about ourselves. Drawing on her own experience and knowledge, along with interviews with experts and inspirational figures from Martha Lane Fox to Malala Yousafzai, The Skills explains:

  • How to present yourself to maximum effect, in person and online
  • How to prepare for big moments and plan for long-term goals
  • How to gain confidence and authority
  • How to use your voice and body language effectively
  • How to navigate the ups and downs of a long working life, from engineering quick wins to building resilience

Wise, down-to-earth, and filled with vital advice, The Skills guides women in honing the abilities they need to thrive in whatever field they choose.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book is full of practical advice for young women ready to realize their full potential.” Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author
“With the confidence and authority of a woman who has both attained her dream job and loves it, she meditates on what it took for her—and other women—to work their way there. This is not a memoir; it’s more a feminist manifesto.” Daily Mail (London)
“Mishal Husain, a UK broadcast presenter, brings a crisp British accent to this volume of work-related advice for women…Husain comes across as a no-nonsense, direct, knowledgeable person with considerable wisdom to offer. This is a quick listen for women who are looking for advice about work.” AudioFile
“An important book for anyone who wants to help women succeed.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Mishal Husain

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 5.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English