In MY JOB Gen Z: Finding Your Place in a Fast-Changing World, Suzanne Skees addresses Generation Z (born in and after 1995) and their challenges in today’s job market. Faced with a recession and pandemic, conditions worsened in the past years to get a properly paid job. The book contains many short interviews with youngsters about their current job and hourly rate. Skees continues to offer advice to apply for a job, launch a business, and embark on a career in this fast-changing, uncertain world.
Practical tips on how to identify your skills, negotiate terms and salary, work remotely, are mixed with stories from Gen Z representatives. Ordinary people who share how they feel about work, what they want most from their careers, and the challenges they encounter along the way. You’re not alone out there. Here’s inspiration from your peers to motivate you to pursue your own dream job.
About the author
The book continues Suzanne Skees‘s social-mission book series is MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World, a collection of first-person narratives by taxi drivers, midwives, musicians, technologists, and more, across the U.S. and around the world. Skees also works in international development as founder and storyteller of the Skees Family Foundation (skees.org), which supports vocational training and job-creation programs in the U.S. and developing countries.
Skees studied English literature (Boston College) and world religions (Harvard Divinity School) but has learned more from the school of personal mistakes and quiet listening.
Writing for online and print media, Skees travels from schools to slums, prisons to farms, serving as a storyteller for nonprofit workers, social entrepreneurs, and their courageous clients who toil every day to end poverty and create equality.
I received a free review copy from the publisher through BookSprout in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion upon reading.