‘The Squiggly Career’ by Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis

The days of getting a degree in one specific field of study and then basing an entire, linear career off that degree are long gone. We now live in a world where upheaval is more the norm than anything — the ladder has been pulled from beneath us and tossed in a dumpster somewhere. Today, people are instead expected to agilely jump between roles, industries, locations, and even careers before they’re done.

That’s the thesis of Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis’ book, The Squiggly Career, which is full of practical, actionable advice and meaningful exercises that will help you deal with the anxiety that comes with never settling down into a single role:

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 and inspiration from highly successful people, this book will fuel your growth and help you be happier, and ultimately more successful in your career.

If you’ve ever attended a really good personal-development workshop that you came away from with a whole new way of thinking, this book is pretty much that but on paper. It gives you the indispensable tools you need to build a happy and successful multivariate career — one where you thrive, not just scrape by.

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