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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Doggy Paddle - Transitioning from the Undergraduate Pond to the Seas of Corporate America by Shilpi Chakrabarti is an interesting book about survival and how important it is to know that before we move on to succeed in our lives. Unlike other self help books, this book does not make any great promises or give techniques to achieve instant success in one's professional life. The author discusses the points that need to be observed and worked on in the initial years of one's career. The book takes readers through all the processes associated with job hunting, how to handle work, and how to react when things are not going right.
The book is made enjoyable by personal stories and incidents which liven up the theme. The author's sense of humor lightens many situations and it is a good book to read before you start on your professional journey. The tips are very useful and relevant and since it is laced with humor, readers will find it a relaxing read and easy to comprehend. It is a refreshing take on the usual topic of self help and makes a very entertaining read. College graduates will find the book helpful.
The chapters on 'Interviews' and 'Getting Rejected' are very relatable to those who are looking for jobs and have faced rejection multiple times. I found the informal writing style and the casual tone of reaching out to readers very appealing.