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Publisher's Summary

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.

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 experiences 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 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.

©2016 Jenny Blake (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC

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"If you don't manage your career, who will? Jenny Blake is here to remind us that we live in a different time, and the possibilities are endless - as long as we're willing to pivot." (Seth Godin, author of What to Do When It's Your Turn)

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Difficult in Audio Format

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I think this is a fantastic book with a great premise! However, the content of this book is difficult to digest in audio format. I would recommend getting this and actually sitting down to read it. I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on it.

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pick up a physical copy instead

The audio version is very difficult to follow this book is better suited for print.

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Very Helpful Clarity

I am reentering the work force after raising my children and was feeling anxious about the responses I was getting . PIVOT made me feel like I was in the NEW NORMAL wave ! Thank you Jenny Blake !

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Probably better for entry level employees

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Some very compelling ideas and definitely spurs thought about your current career. Definitely some good advice if you plan on starting your own business

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Best for people definitely looking for a career or job change

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absolutely wonderful

I loved it, heard on art of charm podcast I bought it instantly and read it in 2 days. Jenny have you been reading my mail or do you just speak my love language. Thank you for writing this book, and creating the audible version. Well done!

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Pivot is the book we've all been waiting for

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely - buy it now!

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The beauty of The Pivot Method is that it can actually be applied to any type of transition: career or business, professional or personal, big or small. I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy and have been using the method on an almost daily basis ever since to work through decisions as well as transitions. Pivot frames decisions in such a simple way that you don't even have to "make" them because they end up making themselves. Talk about making life easier!

It cannot be overstated: Pivot is so ridiculously useful that if there's only one book you listen to for the rest of this year - make it this one - and then encourage your friends to do the same. To top it all off, Jenny Blake is a wonderful human being who has created a unique infrastructure to support and engage with Pivoters at pivotmethod.com. Grab your copy and join the Pivot revolution now.

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disappointing!

may be okay for people begining of their career. book targets juniors' league. pach of stories from here there with a little substance.

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This book was OK. The audiobook was very easy to listen to and made many good points. Perhaps I have listened to too many books within this genre because at times it got boring and overly repetitive. For someone considering a career pivot or career change though, this is the book for you! With that said, I can’t say this is on the top of my recommendation list

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This book came at a perfect time

I dont normally write reviews so this just goes to show that I recommend this book. I highly recommend this book because it speaks to the world we live in today and to those trying to sort through some stuff. i will have to read it again and again because when i read it, it gets my creative juices flowing so much that i zone out. that's a good thing btw for me.

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She invested her time into this book.

Jenny had great insight how other people failed and succeeded. She broke down the process to comprehend and apply it to your system. If you don't read the right books and absorb knowledge that is there for everyone. The skills you need to advance will be in the red. She gave me more tools I need to further my search for freedom and love. Thanks Jenny. I appreciate the knowledge you gave to me. I will share my knowledge to family, kids, friends and more. The key of living a fulfilled life is to help others to theirs.