A shot of encouragement, a kick in the ass, and a loving push for young people who have no idea what they want or how to get it
Career Rookie is a book for every grad, student, and 20-something who feels lost, overwhelmed, and anxious. It tackles the emotional and logistical WTF-ness of starting your career, answering questions like, What if I don’t have any experience? What if I went to school for something I hated? What if I have NO IDEA what I actually want? Should I just suck it up and settle? Because, honestly, this career thing is starting to give me an ulcer.
This fresh, fun guide gives even the most lost and overwhelmed a way forward. It explores passion, curiosity, uncertainty, self-sabotage, and more on the quest to shake off post-graduation paralysis. Finding the right career can seem impossible, but Sarah Vermunt is the fun-loving, straight-talking coach we all need to make feel-good work a reality.
Sarah Vermunt is the founder of Careergasm and the author of Careergasm: Find Your Way to Feel-Good Work. Sarah is a regular career columnist on TV’s CityLine, and her work has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Fast Company. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, and online at Careergasm.com.
“Vermunt's down-to-earth approach, useful questions, and thoughtful lessons may spark motivation for folks who just aren’t sure how to find the best work that aligns with both their degrees and their values.” — Booklist
“I sucked at my first job. And my second. And my third. This was the book I needed. It’s a smacking slap, bright flashlight to the eyeballs, and cozy sweater hug all wrapped in one. Preach on, Sarah!” — Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author, The Book of Awesome & The Happiness Equation
“I love this freakin’ book! Sarah Vermunt has written the definitive guide to career success for anyone who wants more from work. Buy a copy for every college student and grad you know.” — Kevin Kruse, New York Times bestselling author, Great Leaders Have No Rules
“This book!! A must-read for new grads who want to get their career kickstarted in the right way.” — Shannon Lee Simmons, bestselling author of Worry-Free Money
“Sarah Vermunt wants you to land your dream job as much as you do. This is a smart, funny, clear-eyed guide for any recent grad or gear-shifting worker trying to navigate the crazy world of modern employment.” — Katrina Onstad, author of The Weekend Effect