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  • Published:

    May 19, 2020
  • ISBN:

    9780063014077

Book Title and Author Byline

Power Moves

How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose

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About the Book

From the founder of the influential website Career Contessa, an invaluable career resource for women feeling stuck or unfulfilled that combines actionable advice, learning tools to make impactful life changes, and an in-depth discussion of how to build a meaningful career on your terms.

With her popular website Career Contessa, Lauren McGoodwin built an audience of ambitious, professional, millennial women who thought they did everything right—they got the degree, the internship, and even the promotion—but still wondered why they felt stuck and unfulfilled. The first site of its kind to focus on the unique, complex aspects of women's careers, Career Contessa offers women the smart advice they deserve, in a voice that resonates.

Drawing on the insights and lessons developed from Career Contessa, Power Moves is the essential handbook that helps professional women truly feel understood so they can bypass perfection and planning and head straight to evolving. McGoodwin addresses young professionals’ number-one concern: career transitions and growth, and engages them with specific goals, including:

  • What is a Power Move and why they matter
  • Cutting out comparison, shame, and self-loathing
  • How to abandon the elusive “dream job”
  • Embracing your inner questioner, your inner quester, and your inner-quitter
  • Making money moves and taking control of your financial future
  • Tuning out from the noise and tuning into your voice

Power Moves is filled with the information, guidance, advice, and essential tools, that can help women take decisive, bold steps without self-doubt and fear, Power Moves shows women how to build a successful career on their own terms.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

About the Authors

Lauren McGoodwin

Lauren McGoodwin founded Career Contessa in 2013 after experiencing a gap in career development resources for women who might be job searching, soul searching, leading and managing, or trying to find new ways to advance within their careers. With women accounting for more than 50% of the workforce and the workforce being less defined than ever before, it seemed crazy (and outdated) that a resource for us didn't exist.

Formerly, Lauren was a University Recruiter for Hulu focused on hiring, employer branding, and program management. Lauren has a Bachelors in Education from the University of Oregon and a Masters in Communication Management from the University of Southern California where she wrote her thesis on millennials and career resources.