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Comeback Careers: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success--At 40, 50, and Beyond

Comeback Careers: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success--At 40, 50, and Beyond


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An Essential Guide for Reentering, Reinventing, or Rebooting Your Career at Any Age

So many women hit their 40s or 50s and realize: it's time for a career change. Maybe you're yearning to try something new, or you're sensing that layoffs are coming and you need a backup plan. Perhaps you paused, or downsized your career to raise children, and you're ready to rejoin the workforce. How do you reboot, relaunch, return to, or reinvent a career at age 40? Or 50? Or 60? And how can you create a career and life that will provide you with purpose and financial security for years to come?

In Comeback Careers, New York Times bestselling author and co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski and her sister-in-law Ginny Brzezinski have teamed up toshow you that career reinvention is possibleat any age. You have the skills, experience,and maturity; it's time to own them. For thisbook, Mika and Ginny interviewed dozens ofcareer-changers working in a variety of fields,from finance to academics to the arts. Theyshare successful relaunchers' secrets to overcomingobstacles, both internal and external, andtheir step-by-step processes and candid advice.They also reveal key strategies from top jobcoaches, résumé-writers, and LinkedIn experts,tailored to the special challenges of mid-careerjobseekers.

It's time to rewrite the narrative. You are stronger, wiser, and better at the midpoint, and Comeback Careers is a roadmap to your career reinvention and fulfillment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602865907
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 422,557
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

MIKA BRZEZINSKI is a co-host of Morning Joe; an MSNBC anchor; author of the New York Times bestsellers All Things at Once, Know Your Value, and Obsessed; andfounder of the women's empowerment community, "Know Your Value." She also servedas a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute ofPolitics. She is the mother of two daughters.

Formerly a press secretary on Capitol Hill, a stay-at-home parent, and a real estate agent, GINNY BRZEZINSKI is currently a contributor to the Know Your Value website. She is married to Mika's brother Ian, with whom she has a son and a daughter.

Table of Contents

Introduction Stronger, Wiser, Better 1

1 Restless and Ready to Revolt Today's Midlife Career Crisis Is Real 9

2 Get Your Confidence On 25

3 But First…Get Out of Your Own Way 35

4 It's Your Turn Now Blue Sky Your Future 53

5 Get Ready and Relevant Know Where You Are on the Map 75

6 Frame Your Comeback Narrative and Own Your Story 85

7 Refresh, Realign, and Reboot Your Resume 97

8 This Is a Campaign How to Network Your Way Back to Work 119

9 Stop Fearing LinkedIn and Master Your Digital Toolkit 139

10 Ready, Set… Apply for the Job 159

11 Show Your Value and Nail Your Interview 175

12 The Re-Starting Salary 197

13 Gigs, Side Hustles, and Making It on Your Own 205

Conclusion Ready for Takeoff 227

Acknowledgments 231

Resources 232

Further Reading 241

Index 243

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