The world of work has changed. People in previous generations tended to pick one professional path and stick to it. Switching companies every few years wasn't the norm, and changing careers was even rarer.
Today's career trajectories aren't so scripted and linear. Technology has given rise to new positions that never before existed, which means we are choosing from a much broader set of career options - and have even more opportunities to find work that lights us up. However, we don't discover and apply for jobs the same way anymore, and employers don't find applicants the way they used to. Isn't it about time we had a playbook for navigating it all?
Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, founders of the popular career website TheMuse.com, offer the definitive guide to the modern workplace. Through quick exercises and structured tips, you will learn:
The New Rules for finding the right path: sift through and narrow today's ever-growing menu of job and career options using the simple step-by-step Muse Method.
The New Rules for landing the perfect job: build your personal brand, and communicate exactly how you can contribute and why your experience is valuable in a way that is sure to get the attention of your dream employer. Then ace every step of the interview process, from getting a foot in the door to negotiating your offer.
The New Rules for growing and advancing in your career: mastering first impressions, the art of communication, networking, managing up, and other "soft" skills - and make it obvious that whatever level you're at, you're ready to get ahead.
Whether you are starting out in your career, looking to advance, navigating a midcareer shift, or anywhere in between, this is the book you need to thrive in the New World of Work.
"In today's digital age, finding job listings and endless data about those jobs is easy. What's difficult is making sense of it all. Here, Muse founders Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew give us the tools we need to navigate the modern job search and align our careers with our true values and passions." (Arianna Huffington, best-selling author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution)
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great book for recent grads, not for pros
- Jared Gardner