An Essential Guide for Reentering, Reinventing, or Rebooting Your Career at Any Age
So many women hit their 40s or 50s and realize: it's time for a career change. Maybe you're yearning to try something new, or you're sensing that layoffs are coming and you need a backup plan. Perhaps you paused, or downsized your career to raise children, and you're ready to rejoin the workforce. How do you reboot, relaunch, return to, or reinvent a career at age 40? Or 50? Or 60? And how can you create a career and life that will provide you with purpose and financial security for years to come? In Comeback Careers, New York Times bestselling author and co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski and her sister-in-law Ginny Brzezinski have teamed up toshow you that career reinvention is possibleat any age. You have the skills, experience,and maturity; it's time to own them. For thisbook, Mika and Ginny interviewed dozens ofcareer-changers working in a variety of fields,from finance to academics to the arts. Theyshare successful relaunchers' secrets to overcomingobstacles, both internal and external, andtheir step-by-step processes and candid advice.They also reveal key strategies from top jobcoaches, résumé-writers, and LinkedIn experts,tailored to the special challenges of mid-careerjobseekers. It's time to rewrite the narrative. You are stronger, wiser, and better at the midpoint, and Comeback Careers is a roadmap to your career reinvention and fulfillment.
About the Author
MIKA BRZEZINSKI is a co-host of Morning Joe; an MSNBC anchor; author of the New York Times bestsellers All Things at Once, Know Your Value, and Obsessed; andfounder of the women's empowerment community, "Know Your Value." She also servedas a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute ofPolitics. She is the mother of two daughters. Formerly a press secretary on Capitol Hill, a stay-at-home parent, and a real estate agent, GINNY BRZEZINSKI is currently a contributor to the Know Your Value website. She is married to Mika's brother Ian, with whom she has a son and a daughter.
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"Whether you are running for elected office, asking for a promotion, or returning to work after time off raising your children, you need to know your power, know your value, and know your 'why.' Have confidence in what you have to say, in what you bring to the table, and have a vision for what you are going to do. This book is the guide to help craft your plan.Read it and know your power, at any age."—SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI
"Women leave the workforce
for many reasons, but they face a common challenge when they try to re-enter.
This is a critical, empowering, and practical book for any woman who wants to
jump back in the workplace. As Mika shows, you can be the author of the next
chapter of your life."—ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, Founderand CEO of Thrive Global
"Mika has done it again!
Mika has partnered with Ginny to offer additional pertinent, valuable, and
practical advice for anyone contemplating a career reinvention or extension of
a current job."—MARTHA STEWART, Founder ofMartha Stewart Living Omnimedia
"An immensely useful
blueprint for any woman thinking about a professional reinvention."—INDRA NOOYI, Former CEO ofPepsiCo.
"WARNING! Don't pick up
this book unless you are prepared to actually take your career to the next
level, return to work, or reinvent your work life...The Brzezinskis have
created a modern bible for anyone trying to launch themselves back into the
workforce: 33% empathy and sympathy, 33% inspiration, plus the 33% kick-in-the
butt you need to get moving in the right direction."—LESLEY JANE SEYMOUR,Founder of CoveyClub and former editor in chief of More and MarieClaire