Are you frustrated by the indignities of life in today’s workplace? More work, longer hours, fewer benefits, incompetent bosses―career consultant and expert Andrea Kay has heard it all. In her new book, Kay connects with the 85 percent of the workforce who feel unsatisfied with their careers. Readers will immediately recognize themselves in the stories she tells, gleaned from the thousands of unhappy workers who have responded to Kay’s nationally syndicated column and appearances.
But Kay doesn’t just explore what’s wrong with the workplace today; she empowers workers to think about their careers in a new way, to get past disillusionment and feelings of powerlessness to see the possibilities and control they do have. She counsels readers on how to aim high and be fearless in presenting new ideas; how to cope with the unpredictable; how to determine whether a company is a good match for you; how to define the kind of work arrangement you want, and get up the nerve to ask for it. Throughout the text and the thought-provoking exercises that accompany it, she offers ways to take concrete and positive steps that will improve both your career and your life. Work may indeed be a bitch sometimes, but with Andrea Kay’s help, readers will work it out.
Paperback: 271 pages
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (January 1, 2009)
Condition: Brand New
About the Author
Andrea Kay has helped rocket scientists and cowboys who want to change careers to accountants and engineers who have trouble relating to people.
She writes the syndicated newspaper column, "At Work" and is heard weekly on "Workin' for a Livin' with Andrea Kay" on WGRR Radio. Andrea has been awarded the Women In Communications Gem Award for adherence to the highest standards of practice in professional communications and support of women in the work force and named Leading Consultant by Leading Women in 2009. Andrea's books have been awarded for Literary and Artistic Achievement and she has been named Outstanding Speaker by the Society for Advancement of Management.
As a workplace observer who quickly gets to the heart of an issue and outspoken supporter of taking personal responsibility for your career she's been interviewed in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Smart Money, Kiplinger Financial Magazine, Redbook and Mademoiselle.