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  • Published: 9 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241989906
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $18.99

The Squiggly Career

The No.1 Sunday Times Business Bestseller - Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career

A practical and engaging guide to building a meaningful and successful career

Brought to you by Penguin.

Career ladders and jobs for life are a thing of the past

Today, we're living in a world of squiggly careers, where moving frequently and fluidly between roles, industries, locations, and even careers, is becoming the new normal. Squiggly careers can feel stressful and overwhelming, but if you know how to make the most of them, they can be full of opportunity, freedom and purpose.

And to make the most of our increasingly squiggly careers we need to answer some important questions: What am I good at? What do I stand for? What motivates and drives me? Where do I want to go in the future?

In The Squiggly Career, you'll learn how to:
- Play to your super strengths
- Discover your values
- Overcome your confidence gremlins
- Build better support networks
- Explore your future possibilities

Packed with insights about the changing shape of work, exercises to fuel your growth, and tips and inspiration from highly successful people, this book will help you be happier, and ultimately more successful in your career.

© Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

  • Published: 9 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241989906
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $18.99

Praise for The Squiggly Career

Many of us never take a moment to think about how we can sculpt our careers to match our interests. I was swept away with how effortlessly The Squiggly Career turns some of the most daunting conundrums into simple and rewarding reflections. Like going one-to-one with a personal career coach, it's impossible to leave this book without having a massive personal breakthrough

Bruce Daisley, Vice President, EMEA Twitter author of The Joy of Work

The greatest goal for any 21st century professional is to have a squiggly career. The days of linear progression belong to history. The joys of trying new things, working it out and making it up are all of our working futures. Work is dead, long live the squiggly career!

Sam Conniff Allende, author of Be More Pirate

An indispensable guide to creating your own working life

Viv Groskop, author of How to Own the Room

The Squiggly Career is no ordinary business book. Practical, pithy and personal it will revolutionize the way you think about work

Crystal Eisinger, Head of Strategy, Google Ads Marketing

A practical and excellent guide for anyone who wants to take charge of their career, play to their strengths and design a career on their own terms. Squiggly careers are the new normal indeed, I'll be reaching for this book time and time again and so wish it existed when I started out!

Elizabeth Uviebinene, author of Slay In Your Lane

A fantastic book on how to maximise your chances of a happy and rewarding work life. It all starts with knowing yourself and your values - with simple exercises that make you think deeply about who you are and what you want to spend all that time at work actually doing. Jump in and squiggle

Matt Brittin, President, EMEA Business & Operations, Google

All the best careers are squiggly. That sounds fun - and it can be fun - but it also takes a lot of know-how and thinking, which is what this book provides. I wish I'd had it when I squiggled my way through multiple careers

Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, CEO and bestselling author of Wilful Blindness

The Squiggly Career is a brilliant guide. Read it and get the tools you need to thrive in your career now and in the future

Marie Forleo, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Everything is Figureoutable

As we all juggle side-steps, hustles and pivots, The Squiggly Career is about navigating work in a way that suits you. Discovering how to make the most of your own strengths and identify what you want out of your career, it's a timely and brilliant handbook for now.


Logical, practical and based on tried and tested methods

Financial Times, Business Book of the Month

I LOVED this book and bought it for countless people - it is the gift that keeps on giving. It feels like a practical, powerful one-on-one coaching session mixed with a pep talk from an understanding friend. This book will encourage you to be proud and excited to keep on living out your own unique squiggly career. It might just be the permission slip you didn't know you needed

Emma Gannon, bestselling author of The Multi-Hyphen Method

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