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Saturday
Sep172016

Book I'm reading: Pivot

My uncle had one job for life. My job had a job almost for life. But these days, having a "steady" job is the least steady option. Be ready for change... all the time. Otherwise, you will be shortchanged.

Pivot is a book I stumbled upon. And here's the synopsis:

Careers are not linear, predictable ladders any longer; they are fluid trajectories. No matter our age, life stage, bank account balance, or seniority, we are all being asked to navigate career changes much more frequently than in years past.

The average employee tenure in America is just four to five years, and even those roles change dramatically within that time. Our economy now demands that we create businesses and careers based on creativity, growth, and impact. In this dynamic world of work, the only move that matters is your next one.

And this is its author, Jenny Blake's, advice in a nutshell:

  • Double-down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences
  • Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to analysis-paralysis and compare-and-despair
  • Run small experiments to determine next steps
  • Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction

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