Pivot by Jenny Blake
The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

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Synopsis

Jenny Blake, author of Life After College and former career development program manager at Google, reveals how to methodically make your next career move by doubling down on what is already working.

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.

Drawing from her own experience and those of other successful pivoters, Jenny Blake has created a four-stage process that teaches anyone how to seamlessly and continually:
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 This book is for anyone searching for an answer to the question, "What's next?"

Whether you have hit a plateau in your perfect-on-paper job, are considering taking on a new role in your current job, are thinking about starting your own business, or you want to move into a new industry altogether, one thing remains clear: your career success depends on your ability to determine your next best move. 

If change is the only constant, let's get better at it.

From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Jenny Blake

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While working at Google, Jenny completed training to be a life coach through the Coaches Training Institute in 2008, and finished her certification in 2010. She is a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, and served on the Board of Governors for the International Association of Coaching in 2010. Jenny also completed yoga teacher training in 2010 through the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara.Prior to Google and halfway through her junior year at UCLA, Jenny took a leave of absence to help launch a political polling start-up company, Polimetrix (later acquired and renamed YouGov America), with her college professor and mentor. For two years she served as the office manager, marketing assistant, and webmaster. Jenny returned to finish at UCLA in the spring of 2005. She graduated in 3 years with degrees in political science and communications, and with several distinctions: Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, and College Honors.After stumbling through the "real world" (and reading more than 150 business and personal development books), Jenny felt compelled to share her knowledge with other young professionals. The experience of leaving school before her friends and her love of teaching others inspired her to launch LifeAfterCollege.org, a blog that provides simple, practical tips about life, work, money, happiness and personal growth. Jenny's goal is to help people focus on the BIG picture of their lives...not just the details. Follow her on Twitter @Jenny_Blake.
 
Published September 6, 2016 by Portfolio. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help. Non-fiction
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