PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Portfolio/Penguin Random House, September 2016
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. Learn more about the book and related programs at PivotMethod.com, and listen to the Pivot Podcast here.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenny Blake is a career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout and create sustainable careers they love. She is the author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One (Portfolio/Penguin Random House, September 2016). Jenny 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.