Pivot

Pivot : The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

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'Looking to make a career change? Pivot is the book you will turn to again and again' Dan Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive

'Now you, too, can think like a start-up and fix your ailing life' Sunday Times

'A guide for people who want a career change but are too scared to really go for it' Elle

It's always the right time to think about your next move.

In today's economy the average job tenure is only four years, and falling. Roles change constantly. Even smart, motivated people hit professional plateaus.

'What's next?' is a question we all have to answer more frequently. But how do you advance without getting stuck?

In Pivot, Jenny Blake, co-creator of Google's Career Guru Programme, shows you how to build upon your assets - your strengths, interests and networks - to launch a new career with meaning and adventure. You will learn how to redirect your energy, scan for opportunities and identify new skills without falling prey to 'analysis paralysis' or 'compare and despair'.

No matter your age, industry, or bank balance, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile and keep you moving forward.

'Feeling stuck? It's time to try something new. All that stands between you and your next adventure is a bit of strategy, planning, and preparation. If a change is in your future, Pivot is your guide' - Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA and The First 20 Hours
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241975476
  • 9780241975473
  • 90,205

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A sharply reasoned and immensely practical guide to crafting a meaningful working life in an unpredictable world * Cal Newport, author of DEEP WORK * Looking to make a career change? Pivot is the book you will turn to again and again * Dan Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive * Feeling stuck? It's time to try something new. All that stands between you and your next adventure is a bit of strategy, planning, and preparation. If a change is in your future, Pivot is your guide * Josh Kaufman, author of THE PERSONAL MBA and THE FIRST 20 HOURS * If you should trust anyone in the career space about the way to thrive in the new world of work, it is Jenny Blake. Pivot is packed with practical, actionable, and repeatable ways to remain relevant and highly employable. Jenny shares her signature killer tools and processes for the benefit of us all * Pamela Slim, author of BODY OF WORK and ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION * To pivot well is the differecne between millions and Failure. Former Googler and entrepreneur Jenny Blake (one of my favourite human beings) disects the pivot, how to do it, and how to do it right * James Altucher, author of CHOOSE YOURSELF and THE CHOOSE YOURSELF GUIDE TO WEALTH * It's not a matter of if you'll need to pivot your career, it's a matter of when. Let Jenny Blake show you how with this wildly practical guide tto career changes headed your way * John Acuff, author of DO OVER * Changing jobs or careers can be dauting. Pivot is an invaluable guide for planning and succeding in your next professional reinvention * Dorie Clark, author of REINVENTING YOU and STAND OUT, and adjunct professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Buiness * Non-traditional career journeys are not only the new normal; they're how innovators throughout history changed their world and ours. With actionable insights and lucid prose, Jenny Blake illuminates the path to building your own destiny. * Shane Snow, bestselling author of SMARTCUTS and co-founder of Contently * Wondering what your next move is? Read this book! Jenny Blake is one of the wisest and freshest voices on the subject of career development, and this is her best work yet. In Pivot, you will hear the good news: that you can get paid to do what you love. It may not look like what you thought, and it may require some personal growth, but you can find the work you were meant to do. You just have to pivot. * Jeff Goins, best-selling author of THE ART OF WORK * Are the tectonic plates below your sturdy career suddenly splitting into a deep abyss of unknown? Let this book be your rope ladder out. * Neil Pasricha, author of THE HAPPINESS EQUATION and 1,000 AWESOME THINGS * If you think life is a highway, then you've got it wrong. It's more like a winding path through an unpredictable forest. Not only do you have to wade the swamp and battle the beasts, but time after time you come to a crossroads. Left? Right? Straight ahead? Jenny Blake's new book will help you find the wisdom and resources to make the best choices, move into the sunlight and end up where you want to be." * Michael Bungay Stanier, author of THE COACHING HABIT and DO MORE GREAT WORK * We live in a time of rapid evolution, and we develop skills quickly now by absorbing many shorter term work experiences, so we can become what Jenny Blake calls impacters in our careers. This book gives you a solid roadmap to making the right call about career changes that will help you discover what you're truly built for. Courage, consciousness, and competence-that's what Pivot offers you. It's excellent! * Penney Peirce, author of THE INTUITIVE WAY, FREQUENCY and LEAP OF PERCEPTION * The book is fantastic. No matter where you are in your career, Pivot is provokingly relevant. * Dr. Tom Guarriello, founder of RoboPsych and founding faculty at New York's School of Visual Arts, Masters in Branding * Today, the average person has eleven jobs and three to six careers, which is why Pivot is essential reading for every professional. Let Jenny be your coach, giving you the confidence and tools required to make your next career transition. Whether you're an employee, freelancer or entrepreneur, this book will help you identify the skills you have or need that will lead to your next opportunity. Jenny has been through career transitions and has successfully navigated them on her own, which makes her the perfect spokesperson for helping you do the same. Pivot is the book that you'll need to read multiple times through your life because change is constant and often times unexpected! * Dan Schawbel, author of PROMOTE YOURSELF and ME 2.0 * Whether you're considering a career change, job change or figuring out what to do next, Jenny Blake's Pivot is the book you need. It's a comprehensive, practical, must-have guide to your pivot. * Susan RoAne, keynote speaker and author of HOW TO WORK A ROOM * A guide for people who want a career change but are too scared to really go for it * ELLE * Now you, too, can think like a start-up and fix your ailing life. * The Sunday Times *
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About Jenny Blake

Jenny Blake is a career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people move beyond burnout and create sustainable careers they love. She left her job in career development at Google in 2011 after five and a half years at the company to launch her first book, Life After College, and has since run her own consulting business in New York City.
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