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Ep. 016: Navigating Your Career with “The Muse” Founders

Our interview with "The Muse" founders, Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew highlights how jobs and workplaces have changed over the last 20 years and why we all need new rules for fulfillment in work.

Articles by Jill Schlesinger

By Jill Schlesinger, CFP®
  |  Published: April 20, 2017

Human capital: It’s more valuable than any other investment you have and that’s why we often discuss career development and management on Better Off.  If you’re one of the lucky ones like me, then you’re doing what you want to do. But it took me some time to get here…

Many of you may want to change careers and do something that’s more in line with your passions. There there are those who have been laid off, often after spending several years at the same company, and now suddenly have to launch a job search process.

Thankfully, we live in a day and age where there’s plenty of career search and guidance websites available to assist. Enter The Muse, founded in 2011 by Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew. Alex and Kathryn, both millennials, decided to launch the site after working together in the consulting world and realizing it wasn’t what they wanted out of life.

Fast forward to present day. 50 million people visit The Muse each year to determine what they want to do with their lives. The success and popularity of the site encouraged Alex and Kathryn to write a guidebook for the modern workplace. “The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career” is designed to help, whether you are starting out in your career, looking to advance, navigating a mid-career shift or anywhere in between.

Through exercises and tips, you will learn:

  • The New Rules for finding the right path: Sift through and narrow today’s ever-growing menu of job and career options, using the simple step-by-step Muse Method.
  • The New Rules for landing the perfect job: Build your personal brand, and communicate exactly how you can contribute and why your experience is valuable in a way that is sure to get the attention of your dream employer. Then ace every step of the interview process, from getting a foot in the door to negotiating your offer.
  • The New Rules for growing and advancing in your career: Mastering first impressions, the art of communication, networking, managing upward, and other “soft” skills.

Regardless of where you are in your career, you’re bound to find some tips in this book that will help you navigate your professional journey.

Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. For more career advice and tips, connect with Alex, Kathryn, and The Muse on Twitter.

This article was originally published on Jill Schlesinger’s LinkedIn.

The opinions stated on the Better Off podcast are those of the host, Jill Schlesinger, and her guests, and not those of Betterment or its employees. Any third-party links provided are offered as a matter of convenience and are not intended to imply that Betterment endorses, or is affiliated with the owners of or any information contained on those sites, unless expressly stated otherwise. Listen to a preview and subscribe to “Better Off” here.

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