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From the founder of the influential website Career Contessa, an invaluable career resource for women feeling stuck or unfulfilled that combines actionable advice, learning tools to make impactful life changes, and an in-depth discussion of how to build a meaningful career on your terms. With her popular website Career Contessa, Lauren McGoodwin built an audience of ambitiou From the founder of the influential website Career Contessa, an invaluable career resource for women feeling stuck or unfulfilled that combines actionable advice, learning tools to make impactful life changes, and an in-depth discussion of how to build a meaningful career on your terms. With her popular website Career Contessa, Lauren McGoodwin built an audience of ambitious, professional, millennial women who thought they did everything right—they got the degree, the internship, and even the promotion—but still wondered why they felt stuck and unfulfilled. The first site of its kind to focus on the unique, complex aspects of women's careers, Career Contessa offers women the smart advice they deserve, in a voice that resonates. Drawing on the insights and lessons developed from Career Contessa, Power Moves is the essential handbook that helps professional women truly feel understood so they can bypass perfection and planning and head straight to evolving. McGoodwin addresses young professionals’ number-one concern: career transitions and growth, and engages them with specific goals, including: What is a Power Move and why they matter Cutting out comparison, shame, and self-loathing How to abandon the elusive “dream job” Embracing your inner questioner, your inner quester, and your inner-quitter Making money moves and taking control of your financial future Tuning out from the noise and tuning into your voice Power Moves is filled with the information, guidance, advice, and essential tools, (including helpful graphics) that can help women take decisive, bold steps without self-doubt and fear, Power Moves shows women how to build a successful career on their own terms. 


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From the founder of the influential website Career Contessa, an invaluable career resource for women feeling stuck or unfulfilled that combines actionable advice, learning tools to make impactful life changes, and an in-depth discussion of how to build a meaningful career on your terms. With her popular website Career Contessa, Lauren McGoodwin built an audience of ambitiou From the founder of the influential website Career Contessa, an invaluable career resource for women feeling stuck or unfulfilled that combines actionable advice, learning tools to make impactful life changes, and an in-depth discussion of how to build a meaningful career on your terms. With her popular website Career Contessa, Lauren McGoodwin built an audience of ambitious, professional, millennial women who thought they did everything right—they got the degree, the internship, and even the promotion—but still wondered why they felt stuck and unfulfilled. The first site of its kind to focus on the unique, complex aspects of women's careers, Career Contessa offers women the smart advice they deserve, in a voice that resonates. Drawing on the insights and lessons developed from Career Contessa, Power Moves is the essential handbook that helps professional women truly feel understood so they can bypass perfection and planning and head straight to evolving. McGoodwin addresses young professionals’ number-one concern: career transitions and growth, and engages them with specific goals, including: What is a Power Move and why they matter Cutting out comparison, shame, and self-loathing How to abandon the elusive “dream job” Embracing your inner questioner, your inner quester, and your inner-quitter Making money moves and taking control of your financial future Tuning out from the noise and tuning into your voice Power Moves is filled with the information, guidance, advice, and essential tools, (including helpful graphics) that can help women take decisive, bold steps without self-doubt and fear, Power Moves shows women how to build a successful career on their own terms. 

30 review for Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose

  1. 4 out of 5

    Carol (Bookaria)

    An excellent guide for professional women on how to empower their careers and perform at a higher level. I enjoyed reading this book and found the information extremely valuable, relevant, and full of actionable steps. The book not only focuses on the professional aspects, but also touches on personal advice, after all it makes sense that to be able to succeed (by your definition of success), there must be a balance in all areas of our life. Something that has helped me a lot, and that I found it An excellent guide for professional women on how to empower their careers and perform at a higher level. I enjoyed reading this book and found the information extremely valuable, relevant, and full of actionable steps. The book not only focuses on the professional aspects, but also touches on personal advice, after all it makes sense that to be able to succeed (by your definition of success), there must be a balance in all areas of our life. Something that has helped me a lot, and that I found it validated on the book, was how much more productive, focused, and creative we can become when we adopt the perspective of being in a never-ending process of learning and growing. The book touches on a lot of other subjects that I can’t narrow down on a review, but I highly recommend it to women of any age and at any level of their careers. ARC provided by Edelweiss

  2. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    This is a really good career advice book that covers a lot of important topics, including networking and cultivating relationships, how to advocate for yourself, negotiating salary, mental health, abandoning the concept of a "dream job" and moving towards a more fulfilling career. It contains plenty of advice and tools to help women take action and take control of their career. There's some background on how society has shaped the mindset of millennial women and has led them to fall into career This is a really good career advice book that covers a lot of important topics, including networking and cultivating relationships, how to advocate for yourself, negotiating salary, mental health, abandoning the concept of a "dream job" and moving towards a more fulfilling career. It contains plenty of advice and tools to help women take action and take control of their career. There's some background on how society has shaped the mindset of millennial women and has led them to fall into career traps, which I think would resonate with a lot of my peers as the book is definitely geared towards middle class millennial women. I just have two pieces of critique to point out: 1) I wish the book had gone into more depth about the gender discrimination in the workplace, especially how it affects women of color, immigrant women, and women of other minority groups. The book dedicates a chapter to discrimination and includes actions you can take as well as a list of common behaviors you may encounter, but I feel like there should be more info and a stronger call to action. One could argue that workplace discrimination against minority women could fill an entire book and that this book is more focused on career advice, but I would counter that you cannot separate the two topics if you want to help as many women as possible. 2) I wish the book listed additional resources/supporting reading material in the form of footnotes or endnotes or another chapter, particularly in instances when the author brings up recent studies as supporting evidence for her points but fails to include the original source. Perhaps there are more resources on her Career Contessa website, but I think they should've been included in the book itself to make it more complete.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Quincy

    All my millennial ladies, READ THIS BOOK. Honest, candid, and thoughtful. It’s a completely different approach to a career and I love it - and that’s coming from someone who has done career coaching, taken a career exploration course, and has been binge reading career books and blogs. This is a good one.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Fitting

    There's not better compliment I can give this book than to say that multiple times i put it down and went to put the advice into solid & realistic action, and have gifted this book to friends! I read very few 'career advice' books (make that none), but after following the author's website for a while i decided to purchase McGoodwin's book when it was released, and i'm so glad i did. The first few chapters, outlining the millennial career mindset (which i think is relevant to non-millennials as w There's not better compliment I can give this book than to say that multiple times i put it down and went to put the advice into solid & realistic action, and have gifted this book to friends! I read very few 'career advice' books (make that none), but after following the author's website for a while i decided to purchase McGoodwin's book when it was released, and i'm so glad i did. The first few chapters, outlining the millennial career mindset (which i think is relevant to non-millennials as well!) really helped me reframe my thinking about what is a career move, and honestly what even is a career. McGoodwin then goes onto solid, actionable advice in all arenas of career advice in a way that was helpful - even for right now during a pandemic! I truly valued her point of view, her emphasis on adaptability and refining goals to be whatever they mean for you RIGHT NOW and RIGHT HERE. Great advice for when the world turns upside down, but also great advice to help you find more fulfillment, pride and meaning in whatever actions you take, whether they be giant career changes or subtle behavior shifts. Loved it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Anupama Sekar

    I can't start this review without saying how much I love Lauren ! She is a gem of a person and a wealth of knowledge. As a long time CC fan, I can't help but feel like this book is really a reflection of the community she's built. It's obviously a great read and for someone who doesn't usually buy my own copies of books, I know that this is one that I will treasure for life! I love the conversational honesty and immediately applicable advice - as someone who is still early in my career, these ki I can't start this review without saying how much I love Lauren ! She is a gem of a person and a wealth of knowledge. As a long time CC fan, I can't help but feel like this book is really a reflection of the community she's built. It's obviously a great read and for someone who doesn't usually buy my own copies of books, I know that this is one that I will treasure for life! I love the conversational honesty and immediately applicable advice - as someone who is still early in my career, these kinds of books make me think I'm finding cheat codes and obstacles that others jumped through which I can now avoid, which is an awesome feeling. It's a beautiful extension of all the CC resources that I was already a huge fan of. The only caveat(that Lauren makes clear) is that this book is probably most geared towards millennial, college educated women, who frankly, are already on a somewhat okay path to success. That's a bit of the Career Contessa brand in general though - but this is by no means portrayed in a negative/privileged way, it's just the fact that this is her demographic. Wishing you the best for everything that's still to come, Lauren!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Frieda

    This book is geared towards the millennial generation and is filled with usable techniques and advice for that particular demographic - those who are starting out in their careers and would like to learn how to better navigate their careers and workplaces. Most of the information in the book can be found on the author's website - Career Contessa. I particularly enjoyed reading about her career journey and how she came to launching her career coaching business for women. Key takeaways: 1. Society h This book is geared towards the millennial generation and is filled with usable techniques and advice for that particular demographic - those who are starting out in their careers and would like to learn how to better navigate their careers and workplaces. Most of the information in the book can be found on the author's website - Career Contessa. I particularly enjoyed reading about her career journey and how she came to launching her career coaching business for women. Key takeaways: 1. Society has taught us that upward is "good" and sideways / backwards and all in between is "bad". This is not necessarily the case - it all depends on what your personal values are and how you define success. Careers are no longer linear paths. 2. Power moves can be big or small and each helps you move towards that fulfilling career that you have been crafting in your head. Examples - removing "busyness" with "focus", offering solutions for departmental problems, and creating your own role in your company. 3. Surround yourself with optimists and people who challenge you.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Allie

    As this book was just released in the past few months, the author could not have known how absolutely necessary this career guide would be in 2020. The world is experiencing even more uncertainty than even the Great Recession, and now more than ever millennial women feel trapped by expectations and the fear of losing their jobs. Enter this book. I started reading this about the time I was asked to do a case study for a company that I had already had 5 interviews with (yes, 5...it was 3 weeks of As this book was just released in the past few months, the author could not have known how absolutely necessary this career guide would be in 2020. The world is experiencing even more uncertainty than even the Great Recession, and now more than ever millennial women feel trapped by expectations and the fear of losing their jobs. Enter this book. I started reading this about the time I was asked to do a case study for a company that I had already had 5 interviews with (yes, 5...it was 3 weeks of sleepless nights and nightmares). This provided me not only with advice and encouragement, but a framework for how to set myself up for success. Nothing is certain in this time, but this book helped me to build awareness of my goals and desires so that I can pivot, regardless of what comes next. I hope to use the tools presented in the book to continue to build the career I want for myself (and yes, I got the job!), and I’m grateful not only for the opportunities I have but for the ones I can create for myself.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tay

    Good and extremely practical advice delivered in a totally relatable package. Constant reminders that your career is an ongoing and ever evolving process not a static end goal (love the advice to “ditch the idea of a dream job” - which is: likely more about some imagine lifestyle than actual work). Think i’ll try out some of her career worksheets. Small but definitely sufficient nods to navigating the economy as a millennial and workforce in the patriarchy. Definitely a good read when beginning Good and extremely practical advice delivered in a totally relatable package. Constant reminders that your career is an ongoing and ever evolving process not a static end goal (love the advice to “ditch the idea of a dream job” - which is: likely more about some imagine lifestyle than actual work). Think i’ll try out some of her career worksheets. Small but definitely sufficient nods to navigating the economy as a millennial and workforce in the patriarchy. Definitely a good read when beginning your career to set up good foundation and framework of thinking about it - useful too when feeling stuck more mid-career and want an easy read to remember some motivation.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lateefah

    This book is full of gems. Read with a highlighter close by. Although not all the advice is for everyone, for example, if you're not looking to change jobs or are not just starting out in your career, you can skip certain chapters/sections. Some of the advice was recycled from the Career Contessa blog, but overall an easy read with actionable advice. One thing that resonated with me was the idea that success is not a place you land, it is an ever-evolving journey and to enjoy where you are at ea This book is full of gems. Read with a highlighter close by. Although not all the advice is for everyone, for example, if you're not looking to change jobs or are not just starting out in your career, you can skip certain chapters/sections. Some of the advice was recycled from the Career Contessa blog, but overall an easy read with actionable advice. One thing that resonated with me was the idea that success is not a place you land, it is an ever-evolving journey and to enjoy where you are at each moment. What we want out of our careers will change over time and that's OK. "Success is not a moment, it's an ongoing process. Engaging in the process and taking one step forward, however small, will make the difference." Highly recommend

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nina Nhatavong

    Just wanted to start off with saying that I absolutely love Career Contessa, and I think she does an good job with trying to address different career stages that one might experience. I’m a recent college grad, and I think this would be a must read for other recent graduates to gain more insight in career development. There’s not too much formal education on this unless there’s a professional development organization on college campuses, so this book is definitely a good start. The tone of the a Just wanted to start off with saying that I absolutely love Career Contessa, and I think she does an good job with trying to address different career stages that one might experience. I’m a recent college grad, and I think this would be a must read for other recent graduates to gain more insight in career development. There’s not too much formal education on this unless there’s a professional development organization on college campuses, so this book is definitely a good start. The tone of the author was written in a way where she’s able to get her message across in a comprehensive way. I think this will surely be the first of many books coming from Lauren!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rebekah Grmela

    Power Moves is a great read for anyone, but especially young women who may need a little extra boost when it comes to leveling up in the workplace. I loved that this book didn't try to separate recommendations between your personal and professional life - it was a practical take on how your self-worth, confidence and motivation can help you power up and get ahead. The helpful to-do's and checklists gave me homework assignments; they were great for accountability! Power Moves is a great read for anyone, but especially young women who may need a little extra boost when it comes to leveling up in the workplace. I loved that this book didn't try to separate recommendations between your personal and professional life - it was a practical take on how your self-worth, confidence and motivation can help you power up and get ahead. The helpful to-do's and checklists gave me homework assignments; they were great for accountability!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Joyce

    Pretty standard self-help. It did unfortunately spell "principle" instead of "principal" which was disappointing (in the financial section). One more criticism; it had a very wonky section about calculating how much you're 'worth' which didn't take industry or occupation into account at all (????) which didn't make sense However, it did include some great advice about networking, asking for a raise and journaling. Overall, was empowering, but it didn't hit quite as strongly as "Lean In". Pretty standard self-help. It did unfortunately spell "principle" instead of "principal" which was disappointing (in the financial section). One more criticism; it had a very wonky section about calculating how much you're 'worth' which didn't take industry or occupation into account at all (????) which didn't make sense However, it did include some great advice about networking, asking for a raise and journaling. Overall, was empowering, but it didn't hit quite as strongly as "Lean In".

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mackenzie Albrecht

    I use Career Contessa (read their articles, enrolled in one of their courses, and hired one of their coaches) and this book didn’t teach me much that I hadn’t already learned from the other resources. However, this book would be great for a woman who hasn’t already dove in to other career resources.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    OUTSTANDING! Lauren M. does a through job of covering all the bases w highly relevant advice that is specific and yet globally applicable. The advice and insight is so useful, including templates for how to approach people on LinkedIn. I was bowled over the contents utility and impact. Thank you Lauren!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Maria Castello

    I’ve been following Career Contessa for years and have benefited so much from their resources and guidance, so I was excited to read Lauren’s book, although I was a little worried it would be full of cheesy career platitudes. Yes, it does have a few of those moments, but overall I thought this was a great book and resource full of a lot of sound, level-headed, and practical advice.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    This is an easy-to-read, comprehensive, and accessible guide to how to take charge of your career from networking, to landing a job, transitioning industries, negotiating, etc. Nothing groundbreaking here if, like me, you’ve taken workshops or attended conferences on the topic, but if you haven’t, this is a great how-to.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alisa

    Great career advice. I already did a lot of this when I changed my career in 2015! Comes with an enhancement of helpful worksheets to apply to your own life/career.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    So many great tangible tips in this book. I definitely need to go back and take specific notes on how I will implement each challenge/piece of advice.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Teri Temme

    Some great advice and reminders of making a flexible career plan that changes as you change. Be true to yourself.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Maria Nemelivsky

    A lot of good tips for modern day women!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jelena Madzarevic

    Easy read filled with straight forward actionable advice. Great anecdotes from a baerity of experience. Would recommend to anyone at all stages of their careers.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    Incredibly helpful and inspiring! I’m in my 40s and thinking I need a career change, and even though the author is a good bit younger than me, what she wrote is still very relevant and I am grateful.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I was really disappointed in this book. It focuses a lot on milenial stereotypes. A lot of the advice is common sense or things you hear about all the time. I learned nothing new from this book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lee Geldenhuys

    As a long time Career Contessa fan, I enjoyed listening to Lauren's learnings throughout her career. I will most likely continue to refer back to this frequently. As a long time Career Contessa fan, I enjoyed listening to Lauren's learnings throughout her career. I will most likely continue to refer back to this frequently.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Glad I bought this as it will be useful as a reference book for years to come!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Emily Duffy

    Great read. Full of actionable career advice. It's more focused to those established in their careers but there's things for everyone to take away. Great read. Full of actionable career advice. It's more focused to those established in their careers but there's things for everyone to take away.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Kamer

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mariah Clark

  29. 4 out of 5

    Erica

  30. 5 out of 5

    Daniela

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