Moses identifies six types of contemporary workers–including "careerists" who thrive on the pressure of the rat race and "personal developers" who cherish learning and professional growth. She helps individuals decide which type they are, what they want out of their careers, and how they′re most likely to succeed. She gives managers a guide to the new employment contract and ten strategies for managing the new workers. She even gives parents tips for career–proofing their children.
In Temp World, where employment is ultimately transitory, key to survival is developing a portable set of skills that can be used in a succession of different assignments. In her trademark tell–it–like–it–is fashion, Moses shows readers how to develop those skills, seek new challenges, identify new opportunities, and nurture the self–confidence necessary to maintain enthusiasm during times of transition.
Peppered with anecdotes from years Moses spent consulting for companies including Levi Strauss, Lucent Technologies, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Good News About Careers is full of frank advice and practical strategies for finding liberation, satisfaction, and success in an uncertain world.
The Cult of Busyness.
The New Obsession with Work.
Living and Working in TempWorld.
On Being a Player.
What We Didn′t Do on Vacation.
Why the Grass Isn′t Always Greener...
THE NEW WORKER.
The Search for Authenticity.
What Kind of New Worker Are You?
Who Will Win? Introverts vs. Extroverts.
20 Something Career Angst.
"Hey 40–Something, I′m Talking to You!"
"Hey 20–Something, I′m Talking to You!"
"Hey 20–Something/40–Something, Shut Up Already!"
What 20–Somethings Ask About Work and Careers.
How to Career–Proof Your Children.
THE NEW MANAGER.
The New Employment Contract Comes Home to Roost.
Ten Strategies for Managing the New Worker.
Old Worker vs. New Worker.
The Coaching Boom.
The Manager as Career Coach.
Mentors Show the Way.
How to Give People a Belief in the Future.
A NEW SET OF SKILLS.
Become a Career Activist.
On Selling Yourself.
The Right and Wrong Ways to Network.
Communicating on Fast Forward.
"Don′t Take THis Personally, But..."
The Politics of Bad Fit.
Recession–Proofing Your Career.
Conclusion: The Good News about Careers.