Three of a kind - Start your climb up the greasy pole

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Get Yourself Promoted
A&C Black, £6.99

After prompting you to think hard about why you want a promotion, this slim volume is packed with useful tips on how to move yourself up the career ladder. Once you have learnt how to make yourself indispensable, develop presence and polish up your CV, you'll soon be wowing everyone who matters and eyeing up that corner office - BEST OF ITS KIND

From New Recruit to High Flyer
Hugh Karseras
Kogan Page, £9.99

A fiercely ambitious, textbook-style guide to getting ahead. There's plenty of solid advice for turning yourself into a valuable business asset, including an interesting section on dealing with office politics. The books takes a very analytical approach - it helps if you're keen on spreadsheets - but this is a read that will spur you on from the first rung to the top of the career ladder - COULD BE USEFUL

The Secrets of Success at Work
Richard Hall
Prentice Hall, £9.99

The posh matt-black cover makes this book look like a guide to seduction, and there's a lot of space devoted to improving your appearance - apparently, if you wear glasses, you willl need several pairs of specs for different moods. There's some good advice, but the chatty tone grates after a while. The simple is often over-complicated, and the complex over-simplified. Still, the relentless positivity does rub off on you - OF MINOR INTEREST.

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