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Nov. 27, 2021

Career Focus Series Q&A with Anita Jenke, Part III

Career Focus Series Q&A with Anita Jenke, Part III


Hello, this is Howard Fox host of the Career Focus Series on the Success InSight Podcast. I want to welcome you to Career Focus Q & A. Our guest today is Anita Jenke, the Executive Director of the Career Transition Center of Chicago. Anita joined us this year on the Career Focus Series for episode 87, which was published on October 25, 202.

We received emails from individuals who listened to the episode and they had questions for Anita, who has been gracious to come back on the show and share her answers and insights with our listeners.

Anita, welcome.


Glad to be back. Thanks for having me.


Fantastic. Anita question number three is, what's the number one book or your favorite book you recommend to someone to read or review when they're faced, or right in the beginning of their job loss?


Okay, so I'm going to answer the question with two books that I have read, and two books that I'm planning to read. I think it's an oldie, but a goodie, is What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles? I know it's old school, andl it's been around forever, but it really does have good advice in the sort of the psychological and the emotional aspects of job searches, as well as helping you hit the reset button.

Click here for a link to What Color is Your Parachute on Amazon.

I also like StrengthFinders 2.0 by Tom Rath. It’s a very positive forward-looking book. If you’re beginning to feel like I've got nothing to offer, take their assessment, and it'll give you your top five strengths and that can help you reinvigorate yourself.

Click here to find StrengthFinders 2.0 on Amazon.

Two books that I'm really interested in reading, and I have to confess I haven't done it yet, is Rising Strong by Brené Brown. She interviewed leaders and successful people who overcame challenges, and she gives insight on how you can overcome challenges.

Click here to find Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead on Amazon.

Then there's a new book out that I'm really intrigued by Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, using a design mindset to ask questions and problem solve your way into a job that's meaningful and fulfilling.

They have exercises, checked boxes, helpful advice, and websites you can reference. And that's one that I'm kind of intrigued by because I liked this idea of using a design like product design, design mindset.

Click here to find Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life on Amazon


Anita, thank you for the answer to the question. And again, for joining us for Career Focus, Q & A.


My pleasure.


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