This month, in the professional reading Club we have analyzed the book “ The new roles of work: The modern Paybook for Navigating your Career. .” The guide, written by Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, founders of the career website The Muse, offers practical strategies and quick exercises to help you figure out your career direction, land a job you truly want and then succeed at it.
What makes this book unique is that its ideas are all provided within the context of today’s modern workplace – where changing companies frequently is the norm, career trajectories are much less linear than in the past and new technologies require a completely different approach to job search.
You can read the full summary and access to the templates for finding a meaningful career, templates for career exploration and job applications and Templates for career management.
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.