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


The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job

‘I wish I’d been able to read this book when I was 20. Mind you, it’s never too late’ Clare Balding

In The Skills award-winning broadcaster Mishal Husain inspires, champions and encourages women to make their ambitions a reality by focusing on practical skills that make a difference

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

Gathering together advice for women of all ages, whether they are new graduates, working mothers, or simply seeking a career change, The Skills explains how to

  • present yourself to maximum effect, in person and online;
  • prepare for quick wins and big moments, and plan for long-term goals;
  • gain confidence and authority;
  • navigate the ups and downs of a long working life; and
  • develop strategies for building resilience.

Drawing on Mishal’s experience, interviews, and experts and inspirational figures such as Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai, The Skills will guide women in honing the abilities they need to thrive in whatever field they choose.

About the Author

Mishal Husain is one of the presenters of BBC Radio 4’s influential Today programme and the television news on BBC One. In twenty years in journalism she has worked on big international as well as British stories and become known for interviewing, presenting on location and for critically acclaimed documentaries. Her work has taken her from Davos to Rohingya refugee camps and from interviewing Prime Ministers to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Born in the UK in 1973, she grew up in the Middle East and was later educated at Cambridge University, where she read law. She also has a Master’s in Law from the European University Institute in Florence.

Additional information

Weight 270 g
Dimensions 14.1 × 2.8 × 22.2 cm


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