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Weird in a World That's Not

A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ck Ups, and Failures

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An honest, sharp-witted, practical guide to help you get and keep the job you want—from an outsider whose been there and done it, a woman who went from being a broke, divorced, college dropout to running some of the biggest websites in the world.

Jennifer Romolini started her career as an awkward twenty-seven-year-old misfit, navigated her way through New York media and became a boss—an editor-in-chief, an editorial director, and a vice president—all within little more than a decade. Her book, Weird In A World That’s Not, asserts that being outside-the-norm and achieving real, high-level success are not mutually exclusive, even if the perception of the business world often seems otherwise, even if it seems like only office-politicking extroverts are set up for reward.

Part career memoir, part real-world guide, Weird in a World That’s Not offers relatable advice on how to achieve your dreams, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Romolini helps you face down your fears, find a career that’s right for you, and get and keep a job. She tackles practical issues and offers empathetic, clear-cut answers to important questions:

  • How do I navigate the awkwardness of networking?
  • How do I deal with intense office politics?
  • How do I leave my crappy job?
  • How do I learn how to be a boss not just a #boss?
  • And, most importantly: How do I do all this and stay true to who I really am?

Authentic, funny, and moving, Weird in a World That’s Not will help you tap into your inner tenacity and find your path, no matter how offbeat you are.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062472755
  • ISBN 10: 0062472755
  • Imprint: HarperBusiness
  • On Sale: 06/06/2017
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General
  • BISAC2: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
  • BISAC3: HUMOR / Topic / Business & Professional

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