Why Career Advice Sucks: Join Generation Flux & Build an Agile, Flexible, Adaptable, & Resilient Career

Why Career Advice Sucks: Join Generation Flux & Build an Agile, Flexible, Adaptable, & Resilient Career

by Miles Anthony Smith

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BN ID: 2940149914524
Publisher: Kompelling Publishing
Publication date: 12/31/2014
Series: Generation Flux , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Miles Anthony Smith has been unemployed on three separate occasions and knows the fear, financial stress, self-doubt, and emotional pain that often ensues during either a planned or unplanned job search. Miles, a Gen X'er leader and author, has a knack for spotting and developing talented, cohesive teams focused on new product development and digital/content marketing, resulting in top line and bottom line growth. Miles has held General Manager positions for several small businesses or business units over the years has broad management skills across many functional business disciplines in accounting, finance, human resources, digital marketing, and leadership. He currently works for Rawhide Boys Ranch as Director of Vehicle Donations and Digital Marketing. Miles earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oral Roberts University and a Master's in Business Administration from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, highlighting his unique ability to operate equally in left and right brain functions. His mission in life is "To Chart the Course, Pave the Pathway, and Light the Lane for Others to Eclipse My Own Success in Leadership." Miles’ website is www.milesanthonysmith.com

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Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: Be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, & Develop Resilience? 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
deannamasotti More than 1 year ago
My parents were part of that generation where you got a good job and worked there for life. That’s what they expected of me, but not exactly how life turned out. I had a family early and always planned to go back to college. As our family grew, work took precedence over school. However, with all of my practical experience, no one would take me seriously. I finally went back to get my degree 20 years later, expecting maximum reward. After incurring massive student debt, I’m still in the same position and couldn’t figure out why. I did everything the Career Gurus told me to. I can completely relate to this book and it has opened my eyes. I wish I had found it sooner. It has shown me that it’s okay to take chances. I know that it’s not me. But just because it’s not me, doesn’t mean that I’m not the one who’s going to have to change. I’m recommending this book to everyone I know. You can never be too confident in your position. This book will help you to be ready to face challenges head on. Better still, it teaches you that even if you are happy in your position, continue to look for a better position.
chrucas2 More than 1 year ago
Why Career Advice Sucks: Join Generation Flux & Build an Agile, Flexible, Adaptable, & Resilient Career - by Miles Anthony Smith This book speaks to me. I have been looking for employment for a long time now. I have received so many suggestions, especially ones that I didn't ask for. I will listen to what Miles is saying thank you! He talks about choosing a certain niche that is important and fits you. Imagine actually liking your job people! I know I would love to be happy driving to work. He also talks about where to find jobs, and unfortunately, I have been looking in all the wrong places. I really wish I would have read this book a couple of years ago, it could have saved me a lot of time and effort! I want to go to college, but honestly...this book has kind of scared me. I will definitely weigh the pros and cons and then decide if it is right for me. The one thing that really scared me is reading the REAL truth about employment and the changes. It used to be if you worked for a company and stayed for twenty years, you were taken care of. You knew you could retire and you would be ok. Not so anymore. You work and work and before you know it you could be out on your butt. I guess nothing in this world is promised. I mean it never was, but it seems to be getting worse. He talks about the "Generation Flux", and I agree. Jobs and careers are ever changing and if you are not flexible, you are in trouble. So...if you are looking for a "feel good" book, do not read this one! This is about the brutal, honest truth about what is available as far as the job market. Don't be too down about it though, there is great advice about how to find the right jobs. Good luck everyone!
CayceCampaign7 More than 1 year ago
If you are like me, you're a recent college graduate. Not only that but you recall how society today claims that college is important for the future of your success. Right now, I have an online business but do not have the job my degree requires. Instead I have student loans and am still searching for my dream job. Miles Anthony Smith entails similar details such as mine along with many others in his books including how the job searching arena is today. It was as if finally someone understood my pain and was giving me pointers in how to live with it. I began taking notes and read this book through twice in order to get everything down. Teens or adults preparing for college and recent college graduates, pick this up. We all need to read this and understand what we have gotten into. The author also discusses freelance work and what it entails. Check it out!
JoeSocha More than 1 year ago
Becoming Generation Flux is full of scenarios and ideas to help us deal with our fast changing job market. The traditional career path is quickly fading, causing us to either adapt or get left behind. Miles Anthony Smith does a great job by putting all of the puzzle pieces together and will inspire you to think about alternative ways to pave your career path. It offers tools to find your passion in life, excel at it and explains how to change your mind set to allow the money to follow you instead of having to chase it. After reading this, it’s apparent that the job market is in a state of constant change and we need to adapt to stay afloat and remain successful. This book is a must read and I would recommend it to everyone.
Matt_Sohrweide More than 1 year ago
“Becoming Generation Flux” is an excellent analysis of how education, the workplace and career management are becoming much more fluid and unpredictable. From the author’s discussion of the increasing costs of education and its impact on graduates to how one can no longer count on steady employment with one organization throughout a career, it is clear Miles Smith understands the changing career landscape. He is able to speak from personal experience regarding unemployment and career transition and what it takes to successfully navigate through that experience. I recommend this book for those just beginning to look at a career path and educational choices all of the way through those hitting the home stretch on their career as it speaks to all phases of one's career journey.
Dana_Mueller More than 1 year ago
Becoming Generation Flux is an excellent read. Smith has managed to accurately describe the current situation job seekers are facing, while maintaining an optimistic and inspiring tone. He offers concrete advice, based on his own knowledge and experience. This book has been very well researched, with more than just the author's experience supporting his advice and wisdom. I appreciate that Miles took the time to write this book, as I have benefited from his insights and advice myself, and believe this book will be incredibly motivating and encouraging to anyone looking for a job, a career change, or just a realistic explanation of the current state of the marketplace. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to the publishing of its counterpart.