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Becoming Generation Flux Audiobook

Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience

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Publisher's Summary

Whether you or someone you know is in college or just starting out, gainfully employed (and concerned about career ambiguity), underemployed, or have been downsized, rightsized, laid off, fired, cast off, or otherwise in career transition, Becoming Generation Flux is for you.

Perhaps you are lost, hopeless, or angry. You might feel alone, cheated, ripped off, or not sure what to do next. Or maybe you are curious to understand the massive shift in the job hunting market currently rippling through the career transition landscape.

Miles will guide you on a job search journey to understand the past, confront the career development present, and conquer future career success. You will learn why traditional career planning is dead, how to become agile, adapt to ambiguity, and develop resilience no matter what the job change market throws your way.

The book is divided into the following four parts:

  • Part 1: Lies, Damned Lies: Historical Context
  • Part 2: Stop The Education Madness!
  • Part 3: Embrace Becoming Generation Flux
  • Part 4: Hope in the Job Seeking Trenches

To discover why the job market is seemingly in chaos and learn practical action steps to navigate your career journey, get Becoming Generation Flux now.

©2014 Kompelling Publishing (P)2014 Kompelling Publishing

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    Jonathan 03-23-15
    Jonathan 03-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great way to prepare for a career change!"
    Where does Becoming Generation Flux rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audiobook provides a good analysis of the current market trends. New generation of workers will need to be more flexible. You will learn why. You will also learn how to prepare for an interview and what are the signs that it is time for a career change. Should you build your professional network or should you get a degree? This audiobook is great for job seekers and current workers too!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette 02-28-15
    Yvette 02-28-15

    I love reading, history, and the outdoors.

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    "Very informative book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend, " Becoming Generation Flux." It's a very comprehensive yet concise audiobook on career planning. There are many insights on the data on unemployment and labor trends. I appreciated how the author also gives historical context so that his readers can better understand the influxes of the job market. For example, he explains how machines have dramatically changed the era that we live in and resulted in the decline of white collar jobs. The author mentioned people in my generation (90s kids) and how we are more at risk to lie with our parents. This resonated highly with me. However, I feel better prepared and wiser in my career. This audiobook has definitely given me some useful tips and methods.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The labor market is broken. Boo!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan 02-17-15
    Nathan 02-17-15
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    "Great book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes , Cause its a really great book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Becoming Generation Flux?

    Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience by Miles Anthony Smith is a book about finding a job but that is the most basic of descriptions


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes i want.


    Any additional comments?

    Please listen this book, you must be get great result.
    Thank you...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reggie 44 02-13-15
    Reggie 44 02-13-15
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    "Outstanding Book!!!!"

    The author, Mr. Smith has done an exceptional job at informing anyone, how to endure the stresses and adapt to a non-traditional career plan. I learned many things that were helpful in getting my new career plan in order. I enjoyed this book, because it was well written and straight forward. It also established that the author is dedicated to assisting recent grads or those in search of a new career path. I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling to get ahead in today's "workforce".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan 12-21-14
    Nathan 12-21-14
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    "Hired - Fired - Hired Again. Why?"
    What made the experience of listening to Becoming Generation Flux the most enjoyable?

    Its relevance. -- In the last two years I have been downsized, hired, fired, and ultimately self employed. Then I subsequently hired and fired someone else! The entire business landscape is in a time of flux. This book was spot on with my experiences, but showed that if we navigate properly, we can prosper.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Becoming Generation Flux?

    Some of the most memorable moments centered around the feeling of, "OH! So I'm not crazy!" When a career takes a hard left turn, it is easy to feel alone. Well, apparently I'm not! The crazy is normal.


    Have you listened to any of Miles Anthony Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listened to Miles' "Leadership Sucks" book when it came out. This book resonated more strongly with me because of where I am in life, but I also think it is better written and better narrated.


    Any additional comments?

    Miles is a knowledgable author who speaks from experience as well as research. He helped me get my brain around the changeless I just lived through. Now I am more prepared.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elimelech Providence, Rhode Island, USA 12-06-16
    Elimelech Providence, Rhode Island, USA 12-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book for high school seniors"

    I thought this book would have lots of tips for getting ahead at work and advancing your career. It was more of a summary of the recent changes to the economy, education, and job markets. I would have liked more tips for those already happily employed who are looking to get promoted.

    I liked all the research that the author did, but the presentation could have been a little less dry, and a little more compelling.

    This would be a good book for high school seniors who wanted to become better informed about what they were going to face in college and then later in the job market. This is not such a great book for those who already graduated college and found a job - they already know what the job market is like.

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    David Kimball CA USA 07-16-15
    David Kimball CA USA 07-16-15
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    "Well-written and very informative"
    What made the experience of listening to Becoming Generation Flux the most enjoyable?

    The author's writing style. You learned a lot from it, but the reading is not heavy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Becoming Generation Flux?

    When he talked about the many changes in the hiring process.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Surviving in an ever-changing world."


    Any additional comments?

    I did receive this book free for an honest review, which this is. I highly recommend this book to those wanting to understand how to job market is different today than it was a generation or two ago.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jey cee 06-13-15
    jey cee 06-13-15
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    “Becoming Generation Flux” is a good analysis of how education, the workplace and career management are becoming unpredictable. The increasing costs of education and its impact on graduates to how one can no longer count on steady employment with one organization throughout a career, it is clear Miles Smith understands the changing career landscape.This audiobook Iis good for those just beginning to look at a career path and educational choices ;


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    Pamela L. White 06-09-15 Member Since 2015

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    "A New Way To Believe"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Becoming Generation Flux to be better than the print version?

    I learn by hearing so the audio version is better for me. I would have the print version as a back up to review the references later.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The belief by my parents of having a good job for a good company for an entire career is now a myth.My generation were taught,believed and were disillusioned when the rules changed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    The author wrote in an entertaining way. The audio version was educational. The chapters were separated in a logical way.

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    spacechick365 05-25-15
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    "must read for job seekers"
    What made the experience of listening to Becoming Generation Flux the most enjoyable?


    I received this book free to review. This is a great book to use to tailor job searches and describe the current job market. In this age, you need to be able to handle change and potentially take jobs that will be used as steps. Knowledge gives the advantage and every experience needs to be used as a way to advance and better yourself. Definitely a book anyone entering the job market or looking to get ahead needs to read!


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