• The Unspoken Rules

  • Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right
  • By: Gorick Ng
  • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What will separate you from the rest early in your career? The ability to take ownership, manage expectations, navigate people dynamics, and communicate professionally - skills that school doesn't teach.

Most career guides assume that you already know how the working world works. But if you're starting your very first job or taking a job in a new company, you might not know all the unspoken rules that determine who gets ahead and who doesn't. In The Unspoken Rules, you'll learn the basic workplace skills necessary for success.

From the author: "Over the last four years, I've interviewed over 500 interns, early career professionals, managers, and executives.... My conversations revolved around three key topics:

  • What are the most common mistakes early-career professionals make at work?
  • What would you do differently if you could relive your first years on the job?
  • What do you think separates top performers from mediocre ones?

After testing the advice I gathered from these hundreds of interviews, I started coaching other early-career professionals. Now I'm distilling everything I've learned into a step-by-step guide called The Unspoken Rules."

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Gorick Ng (P)2021 Gildan Media

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Truly an enjoyable and informative book

Gorick has done a great job articulating some of the unspoken rules with an easily digestible examples.


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Refreshing Read

This is a practical book on how to advance your career as you're starting out.

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Useful and helpful at every stage of your career!

Thanks Gorick - helpful, useful and practical guide! I hope more people will come accross this book and read it! I love it!

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Career accelerator (if applied)

I highly recommend the book to anyone who searches for ways to accelerate their career

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  • 06-19-21

The perfect tool to ensure a smooth transition of new professionals into the workforce

Expectations revealed, practices shared, benchmark for success in the workplace clarified: this book is an amazing guide for both young professionals and their managers to navigate the beginnings of a working relationship.
It’s straightforward, practical and crystal clear!

This is a clear roadmap for professional success, as it highlights how to show both performance and potential.

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Everything a young professional needs to know (and otherwise would spend 5 years learning)

The title says it all. As I listened to this book, time and time again I thought to myself, “I wish I had this book 10 years ago when I started my career”. There are so many valuable insights that young professionals have to pick up implicitly or passively, and may not pick up until they’ve already lost valuable opportunities and significant career momentum. I am going to be sharing this with all of my students and recommending it for years to come.

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Good book for anyone starting out their career

It is very well written book with some actionable ideas! It was very relavent to me where it talks about feedback could be different based on different cultures!

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Thank you, Gorick Ng!

Recently transitioned into a new career path and industry. I listened to Gorick Ng's, “The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right” and it was immediately beneficial as I started my new career journey. In this book, demonstrating the Three Cs of Competence, Commitment, and Compatibility is discussed and explored and the author provides several suggestions throughout the book in highlighting the Three Cs to your manager, coworkers, and professional community. Highly recommend!

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Some good points but diminished by lack of true strategies

I was expecting a list of strategies and communication methods from a true corporate expert. Instead, what I got was a banal overview of elementary work place practices that anyone in their first job out of college could probably get just by asking a parent or friend.

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  • 09-19-21

The value of this book is "priceless"

Every young professional, student, parent, educator, mentor should have a copy of this to refer to when planning someone's career. There's a chapter for every step from recruitment through to resignation. As someone who is privileged enough to have already picked up most of the rules discussed in this book, it still took nearly a decade working at two top of industry institutions and a lifetime learning from the best business leaders and being raised by one for these learnings to crystallize. This book could be a game changer for college education and career counseling in many countries and could level the playing field where privilege creates unequal opportunities. The book sets the reader up for success, is easy to navigate, is written concisely with illustrative sample, and contains very helpful illustrative figures in the accompanying pdf. As an experience mentor to young people, I plan to start gifting these to my mentees.

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  • Hammad Ahmar
  • 07-26-21

Exceptional book

This is a must read for not only aspiring professionals, but also mid-career executives and business leaders. Gorick has done a fantastic job of collating lessons learned from high performers like himself and distilling them down to the key points that are most important in accelerating career growth.

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  • Arek Z.
  • 05-07-21

Amazing, highly recommended for any graduate

Amazing! I highly recommend that to anyone who is first time University student and working class family background.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-21

Excellent book to read

I really enjoyed listening to this book. This is an important book for early careers as well as people who are experienced in rectifying mistakes that are overlook in one’s career. Great job in launching your book and being featured in numerous articles on the launch.