Star Staffing Announces Publication of Exciting New Career Book by VP Nicole Smartt


Star Staffing’s Vice President Nicole Smartt’s book From Receptionist to Boss was written to help young professionals successfully build their careers.


Petaluma, CA, July 18, 2016 – Star Staffing, the premier staffing resource for Northern California employers and job seekers, is proud to announce the publication of From Receptionist to Boss by Star Staffing shareholder and Vice President Nicole Smartt.

More and more, businesses are struggling to fill positions due to the skills gap. They’re having a hard time locating talent who already possess the needed skills and lack the time and resources to train young workers on the job. This book from Nicole Smartt will help young workers teach themselves the skills that will enable them to further their careers.

“Moving up the ranks from receptionist to co-owner of a thriving staffing firm in a relatively short period of time has taught me much,” says author Nicole Smartt. “Hard work and determination account for a good part of my success, but equally important have been the mentors in my life, many of whom have shared their wisdom via books. In this book, I hope to give other young workers insider tips that will help them communicate and grow the skills they need to achieve whatever goals they set for themselves.”

Available now on Amazon for $14.99, From Receptionist to Boss, quickly reached the top 100 books in the business section under mentoring and coaching, and has already reached the number one spot during pre-sale. The book delivers advice that, if embraced, is sure to improve a young person’s career and life. Here’s one snippet from the book, offering grounded wisdom:

“Be solutions oriented. Do a ‘can’t’ audit. For a week or two, write down every time you think or say, ‘I can’t do that’ or ‘I can’t make that happen.’ When you have time, sit down with that list and play devil’s advocate. See how many potential solutions to the problem you can come up with.”

Star Staffing CEO and shareholder Lisa Lichty appreciates what her partner has produced in this book. “At Star Staffing, our goal is to furnish companies with skilled talent and to find candidates positions with good organizations. Nicole has invested considerable time in creating this resource that will help us build a smart and dedicated pool of talent from which local companies can pull.”