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I received a free copy of Careeranista by Chaz Pitts-Kyser in exchange for my review. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.
Ever since I graduated college, I have been reading any and all career-related books that I can get my hands on. So when Chaz Pitts-Kyser emailed me, asking if I’d like to read and review her book Careeranista, I was so thrilled.
Careeranista guides readers through everything from the job search and interviewing to handling their boss and getting their finances in check. But unlike other guide books I’ve read, this one is geared specifically toward women and includes topics such as becoming successful in corporate America and battling sex discrimination.
One of my favorite parts of the book was the Career Map. Just like you had a degree plan in college, you need to have one in the working world. Honestly, ever since leaving my first job I’ve felt like I’ve been muddling my way through– and I’m scared I’m just going to muddle my way through the rest of my life and one day realize I’m not doing anything with my life. While reading Careeranista, I literally sat down and thought about my goals for my career; I’m not sure I would have done that without reading this book. I have so many potential careers in mind, so I made a Career Map for them all.
The one piece of advice from this book that has stuck with me is that career maps change. For example, my Bachelor’s in in Criminal Justice, yet I worked in Customer Service and now Human Resources. I might get a Master’s in Higher Education or an MBA. Although these pieces don’t seem like a perfect puzzle, it’s possible to make them all connect on a resume. Chaz did a great job at illustrating how her career map has changed since she was a new graduate as well.
I absolutely loved reading the book, and was excited to discover Chaz created a Careeranista website for careeranistas like myself! I honestly love reading the articles, so expect to see a few of them on my Facebook page from time to time. (I’m not being sponsored for those posts, I just think you would like them as much as I do.)
I wholeheartedly recommend you read Careeranista for yourself. You can buy it from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.