THE GUIDE TO FINDING A JOB YOU LIKE AND ACTUALLY GETTING HIRED TO DO IT
Coming from Scribe in the UK/Australia and St Martin’s Press in the US in May 2020.
Alexa Shoen is the internet’s leading confidant for panicking 20-something job seekers.
She is a writer, global technology leader, career growth expert, and the founder of #ENTRYLEVELBOSS: a digital movement empowering young professionals to get onto the career ladder and get going in the year 2018 and beyond.
Concurrently, she is also a senior product strategist at Facebook, building the company’s multi-billion-dollar advertising platform. Before that, Alexa was one of the most sought-after communication consultants in the European tech industry and advised high-growth companies in Berlin, London, and New York. Alexa is a beneficiary of the United Kingdom’s Exceptional Talent (Technology) visa scheme, a prestigious immigration route awarded to just 200 world-leading technologists annually.
“I’ll start by telling you about the problem my readers are facing. It’s a problem you forgot about, by the very nature of the fact that you’ve been hired to consider publishing this book.
Let’s set the scene. You’re 18 years old, and you go to college. You go, because everyone told you it’s the right thing to do, and it’s how you get ahead in the world. You have one internship, if you’re lucky, or maybe you don’t. You didn’t apply for any of the entry-level jobs the career center advertised your senior year—but they were all for big corporate companies, and looked kind of boring, and besides, you didn’t know what you wanted to do yet.
And then you graduate. And your full-time job—the one you were promised—doesn’t appear. Why is everyone asking for three years of experience? What do these job descriptions even mean? Why is it so hard to even send a rejection email, for crying out loud?”
The #ENTRYLEVELBOSS Manual is a self-help bible for the 44% of recent college graduates working in jobs that do not require a college degree. They are the future of the knowledge economy, if only they could figure out the secret to ever landing their first Big Kid Job interview.
This pragmatic survival guide lays down the curriculum you weren’t ever taught in school: the #ENTRYLEVELBOSS approach to finding and securing employment in the modern economy. What you get? A step-by-step formula—finally—that will take you from panicking job seeker with zero prospects to flourishing, happy professional.