Whether you or someone you know is in college or just starting out, gainfully employed (and concerned about career ambiguity), underemployed, or have been downsized, rightsized, laid off, fired, cast off, or otherwise in career transition, Becoming Generation Flux is for you. Perhaps you are lost, hopeless, or angry. You might feel alone, cheated, ripped off, or not sure what to do next. Or maybe you are curious to understand the massive shift in the job hunting market currently rippling through the career transition landscape. Miles will guide you on a job search journey to understand the past, confront the career development present, and conquer future career success. You will learn why traditional career planning is dead, how to become agile, adapt to ambiguity, and develop resilience no matter what the job change market throws your way.
Miles Anthony Smith gives compelling evidence that the past view of a career has been altered and, instead of fighting this change, he urges us to embrace it. Complete with practical steps and a variety of options, this testament will stand as a beacon for the unemployed and underemployed who are frustrated with using old skins to hold new wine.
“Becoming Generation Flux” is a “What Color is Your Parachute?” adapted for the constantly unpredictable (and let’s face it) pessimistic job market that is out there for job seekers.
Miles Anthony Smith does a great job of showing the reality of the job market: declining jobs overall declining wages, outsourcing, reduced funding for colleges, increasing doubt about colleges, and the need to adapt to changing times. This was the first book that really just laid it out there and said what needed to be said! Smith delves in many areas (freelancing, marriage, entrepreneurship) that are not traditionally covered in a “job search” book.
“Becoming Generation Flux” is a how-to, self-help book for individuals seeking jobs in a very tough, very mercurial economy. Miles Anthony Smith has been there himself and writes from personal experience while drawing on the insights of a number of commentators on our current dilemma.
Miles Anthony Smith has been unemployed on three separate occasions and knows the fear, financial stress, self-doubt, and emotional pain that often ensues during either a planned or unplanned job search. Miles, a Gen X’er leader and author, has a knack for spotting and developing talented, cohesive teams focused on new product development and digital/content marketing, resulting in top line and bottom line growth. Miles has held General Manager positions for several small businesses or business units over the years has broad management skills across many functional business disciplines in accounting, finance, human resources, digital marketing, and leadership. He currently works for Rawhide Boys Ranch as Director of Vehicle Donations and Digital Marketing. Miles earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oral Roberts University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, highlighting his unique ability to operate equally in left and right brain functions. His mission in life is “To Chart the Course, Pave the Pathway, and Light the Lane for Others to Eclipse My Own Success in Leadership.” Miles’ website is http://www.milesanthonysmith.com