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50 Ways to Get a Job
An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms
By (author): Dev Aujla Foreword by: Lodro Rinzler
9780143131533 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / Job Hunting Apr 03, 2018
$20.00 CAD
Active 5.49 x 7.46 x 0.69 in 256 pages Perigee TarcherPerigee
Based on the popular website of the same name, a guide to finding the right job while maintaining your sanity in the process

In today’s endlessly fluctuating job market, it’s becoming more and more difficult to get hired. 50 Ways to Get a Job aims to fix that. Job search expert Dev Aujla created as a way to offer practical, tangible steps to finding (and getting) the right job for you. Within only a few months, over 400,000 people used the site, and Aujla was able to gather data from thousands of individual job searches. In this cleverly constructed guide, Aujla presents the tried-and-tested steps to not only getting hired, but also the secrets to staying motivated and energized throughout the job hunting process.

Filled with practical quick-step exercises, this book is designed so you can pick your path through the process, starting where it feels the most natural:

Feeling stuck? Start by sending a “looking for a job” email to five close friends.

Not sure what sort of job you want? Write some creative nonfiction about yourself.

Feeling overwhelmed? Learn the benefits of forty-five minutes of unplugged bliss.

Going on an interview? Practice with a conversation guide.

Whether you’ve just decided to start the hunt or you’re gearing up for a big interview, 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career.

DATA-DRIVEN ADVICE compiled by a job search expert based on a popular website.

SIMPLE, EASY-TO-NAVIGATE FORMAT with short chapters and quick exercises that will appeal to a millennial audience

ENTREPRENEURIAL AUTHOR WITH STRONG MEDIA CONTACTS, including partnerships with several job search sites, a 20,000-person email list, and a steady speaking schedule at universities and conferences

FOREWORD BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR of The Buddha Walks into a Bar author Lodro Rinzler

Dev Aujla is the CEO of Catalog, a recruiting and insight firm that has provided talent and high level strategy to some of the worlds most innovative companies including from BMW, GOOD Magazine,, and Planned Parenthood. He speaks regularly and blogs for outlets that include INC Magazine and Fast Company. His writing and work have been featured in dozens of media outlets including the New York Times, Glamour Magazine, MSNBC, CBC and The Globe and Mail.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

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“Dev’s book offers fun and practical exercises for feeding your professional curiosity, examining your career journey from new perspectives, and creating opportunities to have a wonderful impact on your life. For people who see a career as a mission and every day as an opportunity to learn and grow, 50 Ways to Get a Job is an energizing read.”
—Mike Steib, CEO of XO Group and author of The Career Manifesto: Discover Your Calling and Create an Extraordinary Life

“Finally, a career book for a generation with nonlinear careers. 50 Ways to Get a Job gives you the practical advice you need to build a meaningful career, on your terms. This book takes you on a thrilling choose your own adventure journey to build a career—and a life—that’s right for you. I can’t wait to read it again (and again, and again…).”
—Adam Smiley Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough

“Through a series of compelling provocations and pragmatic exercises, Dev offers hope to a new generation looking to navigate today’s uncertain job market to find a job that works on your terms. Philosophically rich and practical, this is a must-read for anyone looking to craft a professional identity in today’s complex world.”
—Alexa Clay, author of The Misfit Economy

“Finding work you love can feel exhausting and futile. Dev Aujla’s book offers inspiring insights and tools for navigating your career in the digital age. Whether you know what you want or you’re unsure what’s next, this book will support you in taking the leap toward meaning and purpose.”
—Amber Rae, author of Choose Wonder Over Worry

“The framework and exercises in this book will help you develop faith in your own desires, skills, and abilities so that you will not only learn to trust your path, but trust yourself.”
—Summer Rayne Oakes, founder of Homestead Brooklyn & SugarDetox.Me

“Everyone may take a different path through this book but the results are the same—a career you have chosen and a job you’re proud of. I loved that I could turn to any page and find advice that was immediately helpful whether you’re just starting or twenty years in. Dev helps makes an overwhelming subject seem doable.”
—Rahaf Harfoush, co-author of The Decoded Company  and author of Hustle + Float

“This book isn’t just for recent grads. It’s a book of elegant strategies for getting to better, more meaningful work that I can keep on my shelf and refer to again and again.”
—Anya Kamenetz, NPR, author of The Art of Screen Time

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