July 2019: Little Black Book

Title: Little Black Book A Toolkit for Working Women
Author: Otegha Uwagba
Genre: Business & Economics / Careers / Job Hunting / Feminism

Book Jacket Summary:

Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women is the modern career guide every creative woman needs, whether you’re just starting out or already have years of experience. Packed with fresh ideas and no-nonsense practical advice, this travel-sized career handbook is guaranteed to become your go-to resource when it comes to building the career you want. Writer Otegha Uwagba (one of Forbes European 30 Under 30) takes you through everything you need to build a successful self-made career: from how to negotiate a payrise to building a killer personal brand, via a crash course in networking like a pro, and tips for overcoming creative block. Plus Little Black Book is full of indispensable advice on how to thrive as a freelancer, and an entire chapter dedicated to helping you master the tricky art of public speaking. With contributions from trailblazing creative women including acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Refinery29 co-founder Piera Gelardi, The Gentlewoman‘s Editor in Chief Penny Martin, and many more, Little Black Book is a curation of essential wisdom and hard-won career insights. Whether you’re a thinker, a maker, an artist or an entrepreneur, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your working life here.

Why I Chose This Book:
July, I was beginning to launch my career as a nurse! Time to get back into the workforce, spread my wings, and lay the foundation for my future! Nursing is a special career dedicated to service, but I can still utilize the essential business methods of: public speaking skills, creativity, networking… you name it! I’m also always trying to figure out “my brand” and how I can dream big, so this book jumped out to me as I am always looking for advice!

My Review:
This was a fun read that was quick + easy. Fresh starts are a fun way to kick things off and I love keeping an open mind to all possibilities no matter what! This book had some good ideas & good energy 🙂

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