This practical guide for job hunters or employees at any career stage offers useful advice, tools, and exercises to help you find the job you’ll love.
How can you discover a job that really matches your needs? A job that provides meaning to your life? Fit Matters shows you how.
Odds are that you want to bring your best self to work. You want a job that feeds your spirit, your mind, and your heart. Fit matters it's crucial if you're to perform at your best.
Thought-provoking and practical, the book offers tools and exercises designed to help you evaluate the fit between your needs and the culture of your current or prospective employer, assess and articulate what you really need to thrive at work, and develop options if you find yourself in a company or job where you are misfit.
You'll learn that self-knowledge, combined with an understanding of six elements of work fit, will help you make decisions that will lead to better job satisfaction and improved performance over the entire course of your career.
|Publisher:||Maven House Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Moe Carrick is Principal and Founder of Moementum, Inc., a Certified BCorp and consulting firm. Her clients include Prudential Financial, REI, Nike, The Nature Conservancy, and others. She's spoken at many conferences including South by Southwest (SXSW) and several TEDx events. She holds an MS in Organizational Management (Antioch University) and lives in Bend, Oregon.
Cammie Dunaway was most recently U.S. President and Global Chief Marketing Officer of KidZania. Previously she was EVP of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo, Chief Marketing Officer at Yahoo!, and Chief Customer Officer at Frito Lay. She's on the Board of Directors of Nordstrom Bank, Red Robin, and Marketo. She's spoken at many events, including The Conference Board’s Corporate Brand and Reputation Summit, TEDxHarkerSchool, and South by Southwest (SXSW). She holds an MBA (Harvard Business School) and lives in San Francisco, California.
Table of Contents
PART I: WHAT FIT MEANS
Chapter 1: Understanding Fit
Chapter 2: Recognizing Misfit
PART II: THE SIX ELEMENTS OF FIT
Chapter 3: Meaning Fit
Chapter 4: Job Fit
Chapter 5: Culture Fit
Chapter 6: Relationship Fit
Chapter 7: Lifestyle Fit
Chapter 8: Financial Fit
PART III: WHY FIT MATTERS
Chapter 9: The Changing World of Work
Chapter 10: How Fit Impacts People
Chapter 11: How Fit Impacts Organizations
PART IV: FINDING YOUR FIT
Chapter 12: Knowing Yourself and What You Want
Chapter 13: Calculating the Elements and Weighing Trade-Offs
PART V: DEALING WITH MISFIT
Chapter 14: Regaining Your Confidence
Chapter 15: Flexing to Fit Where You Are
Chapter 16: Deciding It's Time to Leave and Going Gracefully
Chapter 17: Evaluating New Opportunities
Conclusion: The Future of Fit
1: Analyze Your Employability Skills
2: Holland's Six Occupation Types
3: Assessment Tool Comparison Chart
4: Work Relationships Matrix
5: Is It Time to Leave? Assessment
6: Culture Fit Questions to Ask
About the Authors
What People are Saying About This
Praise for Fit Matters
“Fit Matters offers hope, inspiration, and practical tools for finding joy, meaning, and engagement at work.”
Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human
“A must-read for anyone looking for their next amazing opportunity or who wants to tweak their current situation to make the fit just a bit better.”
Pat Wadors, SVP, Global Talent Organization, LinkedIn
“Carrick and Dunaway’s book powerfully illustrates the importance of ‘getting in where you fit in’ if you want to flourish at work. While many people think they understand opportunity-fit, this book will reveal surprising categories of job-fit that must all be taken into account. Read this book if you want to find the career of your dreams, not the bane of your existence.”
Tim Sanders, ,New York Times bestselling author of Love is The Killer App: How To Win Business and Influence Friends
“We should all love our jobs – and what Carrick and Dunaway prove is that we all can. This isn’t a soft option – it means everyone has to bring their A game to work every day. But when they do, work fulfills its great ambition: the fulfillment of human life.”
Margaret Heffernan, author of Beyond Measure and A Bigger Prize
“You can be happy, even joyous, in your job if it’s the right fit. By showing you how to tap in to your core professional and personal values, Fit Matters is your can’t-miss guide to great career satisfaction!”
Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of Triggers
“Finding the right fit at work can be truly life changing – opening up a path to greater joy, impact, and success. Carrick and Dunaway have developed an excellent guide to identifying that right fit and making it happen, with practical tips to help each step of the way. If you want to make a change to increase your happiness and achieve your full potential, then Fit Matters is the book for you.”
Jen Dulski, CEO, Change.org
“Whether you are mid-career, retired and contemplating what’s next, or just starting out, this guidebook is a great choice to help find a role that brings you true joy. Full of practical, pivotal, and pithy advice and actionable assessments to discover your path from purpose to fulfillment.”
Denny Post, CEO and President, Red Robin
“Finding a good match is just as important for the employee as it is for the employer. As an employee, when you find your fit you deliver the best results and create attractive growth and career opportunities. For organizations, finding the right employees is key to accomplishing the company’s mission, vision, values, and giving you your best business performance. Fit Matters shows you how.
Xavier Lopez Ancona, President & Founder, KidZania
“Fit matters. When the fit isn’t there it impacts many factors, one of the most important is centered around inclusion. When you don’t feel like a true member of the team due to fit you are often made to feel like an outsider. When one feels like an outsider it can impact our self-esteem, self-confidence, and, over time, can impact our performance impact. Before taking on a new job, do your homework. Don’t take the job if there is a mis-alignment to what is important to you. Fit Matters offers inspiration and ideas for ensuring that you find positive work fit.
Michelle Clements, Vice President, Human Resources, Seattle University
“Few decisions in life are more important that finding a great fit for your professional life. It should be no surprise that the most effective leaders I find are the ones who truly love what they do. Your team, your customers and even your family will know when you find a great match and are passionate about your work. Why wait? This timely book offers wonderful advice on how to thrive at work. A must read!”
Greg Welch, Sr. Partner at the executive search firm Spencer Stuart
“Our happiness as humans is what drives our desire to achieve more which makes it crucial to find the right fit in any career. Cammie and Moe did a superb job in breaking this down into more than just a book, but a handbook you can keep with you to create a meaningful approach to loving what you do.”
Bryan Kramer, TED Speaker, author of Shareology and Human to Human: #H2H
“I believe that fit is one of the most important and least understood aspects of work. It can make the difference between extraordinary success and satisfaction, or unexpected derailment and discontent. Today, when we expect employees to own their careers, recognizing what you personally need in order to thrive is essential. This book helps unlock some of the mystery and provides practical advice that will help people make better, more informed decisions about the opportunities they choose to pursue.”
Sekhar Ramaswamy, Chief Talent Officer, Prudential Financial
“Being demoralized at work is one of the most life sapping experiences people can face – we spend inordinate amounts of time and mental energy doing our work and if the fit isn’t right, our lives often don’t work well overall. Understanding what a great fit looks like and how to find yourself in that place will undoubtedly energize, revitalize, and make you a happier and more empowered person. This book will be the guide for your journey.”
Shannon Stowell, President and CEO of the Adventure Travel Trade Association
“It is unfortunate how many people are disengaged at work. We live in a time where you can work a company that aligns with your values and sense of purpose and your work is no longer a job but rather a calling. This is a profound difference, which authors Carrick and Dunaway understand completely. Fit Matters provides the road map for your great work fit!
Scott Allan, General Manager Hydroflask
“Fit Matters is a must-read for anyone trying to build out a values-based and culture-laden team, as well as those seeking out a job with personal and professional purpose and meaning.”
Scott M. Davis, Chief Growth Officer, Prophet Consulting
“I learned while leading the People Department at Southwest Airlines the power of working where your personality and values fit the company culture. When that happens, work feels more like life versus drudgery. Following the inspirational advice of Carrick and Dunaway will lead to a more purposeful life and a fulfilling career.”
Libby Sartain, author HR from the Heart and Brand from the Inside
“Moe Carrick and Cammie Dunaway are masterful in offering practical and inspiring guidance on what it takes to thrive at work in a role that fits. Their recipe of six essential elements is a time-tested resource you can turn to again and again.”
Virginia Klamon, Ph.D., Executive Leadership Coach and Business Owner