The Kickass Career: How to succeed in the future of work, now by Dr Ben Hamer9781922703057, 9781922703217
The Kickass Career: How to succeed in the future of work, now
Work is a massive part of our lives. If work changes, we change. And change we will. Change is happening at the fastest rate in human history. It’s also the slowest you’ll experience change for the rest of your life. And according to the experts, we’ll have at least 17 different jobs across 5 completely separate careers. Many of those jobs don’t even exist yet, with 25-40% of jobs set to be automated by 2030. This makes navigating the new world of work more complex than ever before. Society is evolving, technology is advancing, and jobs are changing. And that was before a global pandemic.
But we’re approaching new challenges with old ideas, which is why there’s a need for a fresh take on careers and how you can succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Kickass Career throws conventional career advice out the window and takes a new approach. It will help you to better understand what’s happening in the world of work, why it matters to you, and what you can do about it. It’s designed to help you have the mindset, skills, and know-how for building a successful career in a volatile, uncertain and ambiguous environment.
To do this, The Kickass Career focuses on reframing your mindset by tackling some big topics like values and purpose, because you can’t just talk about jobs, careers, and the workplace without giving a nod to the deep connection that they have with your identity. It helps you to think differently about failure, negativity, and how you manage your time. It covers off the skills, both human and digital, that you’ll need to develop so you can stay future-fit along with becoming the leader that you wish you worked for. And it helps you to navigate a change in job or career, as well as a whole heap of other workplace challenges that you’ll confront along the way.
So, grab a cup of tea (or an ethically sourced soy mocha, whatever is your vibe), put up your feet, and strap yourself in for a book about having a kickass career in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Together, we’ll explore how you can thrive, not just survive, in the new normal while maintaining relevance and taking control in the future of work, today.
Trim size: 6 x 9 (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page count: 182
Internal pages: B&W