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About the Book


Today's Rites of Passage is continually reviewed and updated by its author, John Lucht, one of America's leading executive recruiters. He is also the creator of RiteSite.com, specifically designed to serve the needs of career-building executives. Rites of Passage provides the ideal background for use of this Internet site.
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The World's #1 Best-Selling Book on Executive Job-Changing and Career-Building

Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million+...Your Insider's Lifetime Guide to Executive Job-Changing and Faster Career Progress is America's and the world's leading authority on its subject.

When one book outsells all others on the subject by a 20-to-1 margin there has to be a good reason. Here's what the critics have said:

The Philadelphia Inquirer: "Lucht's book is about as complete as any book on this far-ranging subject possibly could be." Chief Executive: "CEOs had better know everything there is to know about job-changing. As ‘how to' books go, this one might serve as a model." The Denver Post: "Get this book! It will grip you with its specific tips on how to change, keep or better perform a job in the $100,000-plus range. It can even help you improve your advancement chances right where you are." American Way: "The message is crystal clear: Don't be afraid of the unknown — take a risk that may pay off handsomely in the end." Financial World: "How-to" books deserve to be judged by the ROI they deliver. On that single criterion, John Lucht's Rites of Passage will far exceed even the most demanding investor's hurdle rate."

Of course, they were talking about the original edition of the book.

Today there's a greatly expanded edition. It includes everything those critics were talking about. Plus, now it also brings you the latest information on executive-level use of the Internet for job-changing and career-building purposes.

Indeed, RiteSite.com has been created specifically to address the serious hazards that have been keeping knowledgeable senior executives from venturing onto the Internet to help advance and manage their careers. Today's Rites of Passage provides the ideal background for evaluating and using RiteSite and other Internet job sites if you have a $100,000 to $1 Million+ career to establish, protect, and advance.

If you do not have the latest Rites of Passage with detailed Internet coverage included, you should certainly get it. And if you do have it, please refer to it—especially Chapter 14—as you take advantage of RiteSite. Might as well fully use the best tools available.


The History of Rites of Passage

Lavishly praised by critics when it first appeared in 1988, Rites of Passage has been reprinted and updated annually ever since...becoming even more widely read and influential year after year.* Today, with over 300,000 copies in print, the book has already helped hundreds of thousands of executives find new and better jobs and/or move up in their current company. It's also the career-development text for MBA students at major institutions, the handbook used by many outplacement firms to help senior executives find new jobs, and a favorite resource to help officers retiring from the armed forces find civilian jobs.

John Lucht has also written the Executive Job-Changing Workbook, which further helps users implement his Rites of Passage principles. The Workbook combined with Rites of Passage constitutes what John Drake, founder of Drake Beam Morin Inc., the world's largest outplacement firm, has called "the strongest, most comprehensive total program available in print."

Completing Lucht's "career tools" is Insights for the Journey ... Navigating to Thrive, Enjoy, and Prosper in Senior Management. "It's not about getting a new or better job," says Lucht. "In a very brief, distilled format, it's my lifetime observations on succeeding and moving up."

*Here's is a partial list of publications that have covered Rites of Passage ... many of them several times: Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, The New York Times, Working Woman, Self, Boston Globe, Denver Post, Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, Chief Executive, Seattle Times, American Way, Financial World, Portland Telegram, Dallas Morning News, Omaha World-Herald, New York Daily News, Savvy, Salt Lake City Tribune, American Banker, Women's Wear Daily, Psychology Today, Minneapolis Star & Tribune, Industry Week, Newsday, Success, Investor's Business Daily, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Training, Publishers Weekly, San Antonio Express News, National Business Employment Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, Chicago Sun-Times, Board Room Reports, Newark Star-Ledger, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Baltimore Sun, El Paso Times, Wichita Eagle, Across the Board (The Conference Board), Men's Health, Personnel Executive, Training & Development Journal, Atlanta Journal / Constitution, Indianapolis Star & News, Executive Female, Manchester Union Leader, Personnel Administrator, Worcester Telegram, Akron Beacon Journal, Brandweek, Human Resource Executive, Madison State Journal & Capitol Times, Albany Times Union, Career News (Harvard Business School Alumni Career Services), Corpus Christi Caller-Times, The Bricker Bulletin, Canadian Industrial Relations & Personnel Development, World Executive's Digest (serving Asia from Singapore), China Technology Market News (mainland China), The Gulf Today, (United Arab Emirates), and many more.