"In this definitive guide to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to play the game by the New Rules. The Muse is known for sharp, relevant, and get-to-the-point advice on how to figure out exactly what your values and your skills are and how they best play out in the marketplace. Now Kathryn and Alex have gathered all of that advice and more in The New Rules of Work. Through quick exercises and structured tips, the authors will guide you as you sort through your countless options; communicate who you are and why you are valuable; and stand out from the crowd. The New Rules of Work shows how to choose a perfect career path, land the best job, and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day-- whether you are starting out in your career, looking to move ahead, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between"--"The world of work has changed. Remember the days when, for the vast majority of people, a job was (at best) a means to a paycheck and (at worst) total drudgery? When you had to blindly scour the web for generic job postings? When picking a major meant picking a life-long career path? But career trajectories aren't scripted and linear anymore. Moreover, people don't discover and apply for jobs the same way, and employers don't find and evaluate applicants the same way either. So why do so many career books on the shelves still offer advice tailored to the old way? In this definitive playbook to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to play the game by the New Rules. Through quick exercises and structured 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 up and other "soft" skills - and make it obvious that whatever level you're at, you're ready to move ahead. Whether you are starting out in your career, looking to advance, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between, this is the book you need to thrive in the New World of Work"--Contents note: pt. ONE WHAT DO I ACTUALLY WANT? -- One.Reflect: Understanding Yourself -- Two.Research: The Muse Method for Laying Out a Full Set of Choices---Including Those You May Not Know You Have -- Three.Refine: Choosing (and Trying Out) Your Next Steps -- pt. TWO MAKING YOUR MOVE -- Four.The New Rules of Building Your Personal Brand -- Five.The New Rules of Networking -- Six.The New Rules of Finding Job Opportunities and Openings -- Seven.The New Rules of Crafting Your Application -- Eight.The New Rules of Acing the Interview (or Interviews . . .) -- Nine.The New Rules of Nailing Your Negotiation -- pt. THREE CHARTING YOUR COURSE THROUGH THE MODERN WORKPLACE -- Ten.The New Rules of Communication -- Eleven.The New Rules of Interpersonal Skills -- Twelve.The New Rules of Productivity -- Thirteen.The New Rules of Career Advancement.