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The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Find your most rewarding place in today's economy. Award-winning author, researcher, and analyst Farai Chideya offers a practical guide to the ways in which work in America is changing and how you can navigate today’s volatile job market.

Since the Great Recession of 2007–2009, America’s work landscape has changed dramatically. Many people experienced long-term unemployment
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 26th 2016 by Atria Books (first published January 5th 2016)
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Amy Stilgenbauer
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most refreshingly realistic and relevant career advice books I have ever read. Does it have direct answers? No not even close. However, the approach is one based on critical thinking, instructing you to think about the new realities of the job market (a rise in "independent contractors", the ever dwindling concept of retirement and pensions, etc) and how to construct a life in this world that seems foreign to many who grew up being taught, like I was, that you "just get in the ...more
Julie Brock
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Much better and more digestible than the Econ 101 class I dropped as a student. The book was a little heavy on anecdotes and case studies, and the personality type matrix wasn't that helpful to me, but the overall message and nuances of "This is not your parents' job market - few people stay with a job for decades anymore" was interesting. The author is very upbeat and engaging.
Shagufta
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wonderful book that covers similar concepts to "Design Your Life" but does something I'm been craving from a career book - it brings in discussions of race and equity and discusses them in real and meaningful ways.
Andrew
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
A lot of great stuff in here, but the organization and structure of the book isn't always intuitive - read with a highlighter handy, ready to catch the gems of insight that speak to you. The centerpiece of the book, the section on the 16 Work/Life archetypes, gives a great picture of the book's strengths and weaknesses in one neat package: the 16 in-depth interviews that Chideya frames as exemplars of the 16 types are rich material, interesting, compelling, and well worth careful reading. But th ...more
Jules
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Despite being anecdote heavy, I couldn't see my.life or career path in the book. The archetype thing was a long anecdote followed by a short summary that wasn't robust enough to provide any insight. Despite being written in 2016, the book felt very dated as well.
Jenni Butler
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This book contains a considerable amount of relevant information for anyone planning a career. My only issue is the actual formatting of the book and some actual typographical errors that diminished the overall impact of the well-researched information.
Lana
Jun 21, 2016 rated it liked it
The first half of the book is very useful and relevant to today's job seekers. I wish that the work/life matrix portion of the book was more robust.
Marcela
May 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Very scattered. Not that great for advising on how to get job but main strength is in antecdotes.
Tina Panik
Although practical, there are too many personal stories. Opt to skim for what you need.
Brenda Chamness Biggs
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Overall, this is an interesting read about the evolution of careers. The author presents info in an engaging way and encourages thinking through how to stay relevant in an ever-changing world.
Joseph Iliff
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great book about the changing workplace. Lots of details, but insightful for the reader.
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