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Career Fear (and how to beat it)
Get the Perspective, Mindset and Skills You Need to Futureproof your Work Life
What's going on with the world of work? Will my job exist in five years' time? What's 'disruption' all about, and what does it mean for me?
Jobs don't look like they used to. In this age of innovation, staying in control of your work life can feel overwhelmingly challenging. So what does it take to have - and be in control of - a successful and fulfilling career? Career Fear (and how to beat it) will help you answer this question for yourself.
In this practical and reassuring book, you'll explore the perspective, mindset and uniquely human skills you need for a resilient and thriving career - without the fear. From understanding how the world of work is changing, to self-reflection and developing your critical thinking; author Somi Arian guides you through everything you need to be ready for an exciting and varied journey through life and work. Packed with clear, useful examples and inspiring case studies, Career Fear (and how to beat it) helps you beat that career fear and prepare to succeed - no matter where your career takes you.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
"This book tackles the big issues for those entering the world of work in 2020. It offers practical advice about how to choose the right vocation so that readers can gain satisfaction and a decent income from their job."--Luke Johnson, Former Chairman of Channel 4, Chairman of Risk Capital "This concise, well-structured, immensely readable book presents thoughtful analyses of the impact of technological and managerial developments on the nature of work, different types of careers, gaining the mindset to select an appropriate career, and acquiring the human skills required to succeed in it. I recommend this volume to ambitious early career professionals as well as everyone else seeking to secure their futures."--Thomas W Hartquist, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics, University of Leeds "If, like me, you've consumed so much content on the 'Future of Work' lately that you feel more agitated than up-to-date, read Career Fear. It's that signal in the noise I was searching for!"--Jackie Barefield, Head of Learning, Barclays International "If you want to understand how new technologies, and in particular, Artificial Intelligence will affect your career or business, this is the book for you. Somi Arian clearly explains the skills that you need to succeed in the 21st century."--Christophe Georges, President & CEO, Bentley "Committing to lifelong learning and nurturing soft skills that are innately human are crucial for success in the post-digital era. Somi Arian inspires you to start your learning journey today and beautifully articulates the personal satisfaction and opportunity that can be unlocked by developing a growth mindset."--Namrata Murlidhar, Marketing Director, LinkedIn Learning "As an HR professional, I am encouraging all to read this to understand better how AI will and is impacting career paths and skills development now and in the future. For all of those concerned by the large scale introductions of AI technology into the workplace, Somi Arian's book and narrative sets out the context and what differentiates us and how to continue to add value to yourself, your career and the organisations you work for mindfully and relevantly."--Jacque Field, Global Head of Resourcing & Employer Branding, Vodafone "Rapidly advancing technologies are disrupting our 21st-century careers and outmoding conventional career planning strategies. This book is a no-nonsense guide to cultivating and applying our uniquely human proficiencies-from ethics to emotional intelligence to contextual understanding-to achieving durable relevance in the face of an increasingly
volatile job market.
"--Dan Ruderman, PhD. Director of Analytics and Machine Learning, University of Southern California "Somi Arian's book is just what is needed right now as she examines the existential impact of technology and in particular AI on us all, individuals and businesses alike. Her approach is both philosophical and practical and will enable the reader to build the right mental and emotional toolset to navigate and thrive within the accelerating change and disruption ... it's a must-read!"--Justine Southall, Managing Director, Marie Claire Jet Style, Former MD of Marie Claire "Somi Arian is bringing an actual and relevant perspective to the future of work, which is actually a reality to act on right HERE and NOW. Besides her book being a great guide for all of us into how to leverage new technologies in harmony and complementarity to our unique competencies, it is also an essential read for all leaders who would like to stay ahead of the curve and set their organization for success"--Alina Cojocaru, Learning & Development Manager, The LEGO Group "Somi Arian does a great job of demystifying the forces that create a successful career in the post-digital revolution era."--Michael O'Toole, Former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley