Great news for job-seekers, career-changers and all Human Workplace fans — our CEO Liz Ryan’s book “Reinvention Roadmap” is here!
“Reinvention Roadmap” is available on Amazon now, and will be in bookstores on December 6th, 2016!
Here is a Q & A with Liz about “Reinvention Roadmap,” career reinvention and job search in 2017 and beyond:
Q & A with Liz Ryan, Human Workplace CEO and Author of “Reinvention Roadmap”
Liz, what inspired you to write the book “Reinvention Roadmap?”
I’ve been talking with job-seekers, career changers, working people and leaders for a very long time. Hearing their stories inspired me to write a book for people who aren’t sure how to navigate in the new-millennium talent market — the one we all have to navigate now. The rules have changed!
What do you mean by the “new-millennium talent market?”
We used to get a job and keep the job for a long time. Those days are gone and they’re not coming back. We have to learn a new way to operate in this new millennium.
We all have to know how to find work when we need it. We have to know how to find a job or find clients, if we work for ourselves. Most of us aren’t sure how to do those things. Years ago it was easy to get a new job when you needed one. Now it’s much more complex.
You can’t just fill out online applications and wait for somebody to contact you. You have to be more proactive than that to get a job. You have to break some rules!
Which rules do you have to break to get a job these days?
You have to break the rule that says that the only way to apply for a job is to fill out an online job application. I don’t want you to do that. There’s a better way to get a job, using your Human-Voiced Resume and the new-millennium improvement on a cover letter.
It’s called a Pain Letter. In “Reinvention Roadmap”there’s a list of rules we all have to break now. It’s a long list!
Does “Reinvention Roadmap” teach readers how to write their own Human-Voiced Resume and Pain Letters?
Yes! “Reinvention Roadmap” includes examples, stories and tons of step-by-step ‘how to’ advice.
What is the book “Reinvention Roadmap” about?
It’s about navigating now that the old working world has evaporated. Long-term employment is a thing of the past, and we all need to learn how to deal with that. We are becoming business owners even if we work for large corporations or institutions.
We all have to think like entrepreneurs now, and that’s what “Reinvention Roadmap” teaches people to do.
What will I learn to do as I follow the “Reinvention Roadmap”?
You’ll learn how to set your career direction, brand yourself for the jobs you want, set your market value, approach hiring managers directly using your Pain Letters and Human-Voiced Resume, and get a great job that deserves you.
You’ll also learn how to run your career like a business, grow your flame and stay on your path!
How long is “Reinvention Roadmap?”
“Reinvention Roadmap” is about 250 pages long. It’s full of illustrations, exercises and stories. It’s got a Glossary that defines a few hundred of my favorite terms, from “mojofied” to “Dragon-Slaying Stories.”
When can I find “Reinvention Roadmap” in bookstores?
You can find “Reinvention Roadmap” in bookstores beginning December 6th, 2016 and you can purchase “Reinvention Roadmap” on Amazon now!
“Liz Ryan’s book ‘Reinvention Roadmap’ is a friendly, fun and invigorating guide to surviving and thriving in the new-millennium workplace. It’s full of practical tips and encouragement for job-seekers, career-changers, working people and anybody who wants to have the life and career they deserve.”
Remember: If they don’t get you, they don’t deserve you!