The Career Catapult: Shake-up the Status Quo and Boost Your Professional Trajectory

The Career Catapult: Shake-up the Status Quo and Boost Your Professional Trajectory

by Roopa Unnikrishnan


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The Career Catapult: Shake-up the Status Quo and Boost Your Professional Trajectory by Roopa Unnikrishnan

We live in an evolving economic environment, one in which job security and career certainty are distant memories. The old rules for navigating the turbulent waters of employment just don't apply anymore. In the face of these ongoing changes, it's easy to become fearful and discouraged.

In The Career Catapult, innovative career consultant Roopa Unnikrishnan shows you how to gaze into this uncertain future and shape it to your advantage--regardless of your current position in the job hierarchy.

Leaping into a revised career trajectory requires quick and purposeful movement. In The Career Catapult, Roopa offers five essential disciplines that will catapult you along the fast track:

  • Dig Deep to Soar: Examine your skills and resources to accurately assess your marketplace value.
  • Stalk Innovations and Trends: Explore the context in which you can offer your value.
  • Jolt Your Network: Use your assets, including networks that can drive significant value.
  • Prototype Possibilities: Free yourself to imagine. Visualize the full array of possibilities and test-drive them. Find ways to don the mantle of the new role
  • Go Extreme: Is your desired future achievable? Yes! Take that confident leap into your future.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781632650849
    Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
    Publication date: 03/20/2017
    Pages: 240
    Sales rank: 1,261,110
    Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

    About the Author

    Roopa Unnikrishnan has spent two decades in roles where she has seeded and driven change and innovation in several Fortune 500 companies. She is a former vice president of corporate strategy and global head of worldwide talent at Pfizer, with previous positions at Blackrock and Citibank. A master coach, she now works with senior executives to drive personal and career change, and with a variety of consumer goods, education, and technology companies to improve their strategic planning and idea development. A Rhodes Scholar with a master's degree in philosophy and an MBA from the University of Oxford, Roopa is also a published poet and world-class athlete in sports riflery.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction The Jolt That Set Me Free 7

    Chapter 1 Why a Career Catapult? Design Your Own Destiny 25

    Chapter 2 Discipline #1: Dig Deep to Soar! 41

    Chapter 3 Discipline #2: Stalk Innovations and Trends 79

    Chapter 4 Discipline #3: Your Network on Jolt"! 107

    Chapter 5 Discipline #4: Prototype the Possibilities 135

    Chapter 6 Discipline #5: Go Extreme! 163

    Chapter 7 Unleash Your Disruption! The Time Is Now 191

    Afterword 221

    Chapter Notes 223

    Index 229

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