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I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve

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I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This is packed with practical lessons she’s learned over a long tenure as a leader.”— Fast Company

Whether you’ve just settled into your first work cubicle and have no clue how to go after the success you crave, or you’ve already got a sweet little office but aren’t sure what’s required to take your career to the next level, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This gives you all the secrets you need to become a success, go big with it, and then savor every second. It is jam-packed with insider strategies, interviews with mega successful women, and advice from Kate White’s own career running five major magazines (including the best-selling women’s magazine in the world, Cosmopolitan).

In this book, Kate shows you how to be in the know, master the learning curve, make bold moves, and ultimately, have the career you’ve always lusted for! 5 SECRETS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW: • Land a Job You’re Truly Passionate About • Use “Bitch Envy” to Your Advantage • Radiate Confidence and Get Buzzed about (without Worrying What Other People Think) • Ask for the Money Want-and Get It •Manage Your Career and Not Just Your Job (It’s a Whole Different Ballgame!) But more than anything, Kate says, you have to GO BIG OR GO HOME-make the bold moves and always keep the big picture in mind. It might be tackling a project no one else is taking on and nailing it-and making sure your boss knows it, or how to develop a golden gut that will help you to break the rules the right way, so that you always come out shining.

In I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, Kate White shares the kind of secrets no boss is ever likely to spill-all with her irreverent wit and candid style.

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Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of eight standalone psychological thrillers, including Have You Seen Me? (2020) and the upcoming The Fiancée (June 2021), as well as eight Bailey Weggins mysteries, including Such a Perfect Wife, which was nominated for an International Thriller Writers Award. Kate, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, is also the author of several popular career books for women, including I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead, as well the editor of the Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook.


“I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This packs a powerful punch: Ms. White covers every possible topic the up-and-coming female executive will need to tuck into her Prada portfolio. This book should be on every career-minded woman’s bookshelf dog-eared and well read.” —New York Journal of Books

“It will come as no surprise that White, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, would write a career guide that’s lively, funny, and rife with quick-read tips. White’s enthusiasm and verve combine with tales of challenges and successes from a fascinating career....An energetic, inspiring career memoir.” —Publishers Weekly

“White offers straight-shooting career advice to women at all stages of their professional lives…her advice is useful and delightfully no-nonsense. A smart, savvy guide for working women looking to climb the professional ladder and maintain positions of power.” —Kirkus Reviews

“White’s advice is smart and pithy-and maybe I shouldn’t be telling you this, but guys can get plenty from this book, too.” —Reader's Digest

I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This is packed with practical lessons she’s learned over a long tenure as a leader.” —Fast Company

“Kate’s fierce courage and determination make this book a witty, fun, and refreshingly blunt read for career women-teachers and CEOs alike!” —Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host and author of Knowing Your Value

“This is NOT your mother’s plodding, nose-to-the-grindstone, put-on-a-power-suit career guide. Kate White gives us her witty and wise secret sauce to fast-tracking your career, thinking big, having fun, getting the money you deserve--all while pursuing your passion.” —Claire Shipman, ABC News Correspondent and co-author of Womenomics