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Dig This Gig

Laura Dodd

ISBN 9780806535012
Publish Date 4/1/2011
Format ePub
Categories Non Fiction Self Help

Claim or create your ideal job—in any job market.

When Laura Dodd started talking with her twentysomething peers about working, it didn’t take long for her to see that people are passionate about the jobs they do and the jobs they’d like to do. Distilling the insights of real people talking about real jobs, Dodd transforms the career horizon with Dig This Gig, a modern-day Working for millennials.

In honest, candid, over-a-beer style conversations about what work is really like, Dig This Gig fills the information vacuum facing recent college graduates as they face one of the most challenging job markets ever.

Meet an array of young people (from genetic counselors and adventure guides to food bloggers) as they recount their experiences in the workplace. And meet mentors (from Dan Rather and Christina Norman, CEO of The Oprah Winfrey Network, to civil rights hero, John Lewis) as never seen before, sharing 20/20 vision into the choices they made when they were in the same conundrum and the indispensible lessons they learned.

“Gets to the root of how people find their calling. Dig This Gig is not going to give you the secrets to becoming rich, famous, and powerful. But it will tell you how to find or create a job that makes your life meaningful, and that's even better.” —Lilit Marcus, author of Save the Assistants

“A great job is the one that fires you up, engages your soul, and makes you feel alive. Read Dig This Gig and figure it out before you get started.” —John Bowe, author of Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs

“Smart, practical career advice. . .deeply relevant for any young person attempting to gain a toe hold in a daunting job market.” —David Barstow, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times

About Laura Dodd:

Laura Dodd grew up in New Orleans and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. She moved to Los Angeles and worked in the film and television production industry for six years, and is currently a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, among other publications.


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