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Career Rookie, The Book


A shot of encouragement, a kick in the ass, and a loving push for young people who have no idea what they want or how to get it.

Career Rookie is a book for every grad, student, and 20-something who feels lost, overwhelmed, and anxious. It tackles the emotional and logistical WTF-ness of starting your career, answering questions like, What if I don’t have any experience? What if I went to school for something I hated? What if I have NO IDEA what I actually want? Should I just suck it up and settle? Because, honestly, this career thing is starting to give me an ulcer.

This fresh, fun guide gives even the most lost and overwhelmed a way forward. It explores passion, curiosity, uncertainty, self-sabotage, and more on the quest to shake off post-graduation paralysis. Finding the right career can seem impossible, but Sarah Vermunt is the fun-loving, straight-talking coach we all need to make feel-good work a reality.


I sucked at my first job. And my second. And my third. This was the book I needed. It’s a smacking slap, bright flash to the eyeballs, and cozy sweater hug all wrapped in one. Preach on, Sarah!

— Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book Of Awesome and The Happiness Equation

Sarah Vermunt wants you to land your dream job as much as you do. This is a smart, funny, clear-eyed guide for any recent grad or gear-shifting worker trying to navigate the crazy world of modern employment?

— Katrina Onstad, bestselling author of The Weekend Effect

I love this freakin’ book! Sarah Vermunt has written the definitive guide to career success for anyone who wants more from work. Buy a copy for every college student and grad you know.

— Kevin Kruse, New York Times bestselling author of Great Leaders Have No Rules

It’s rare to find a writer who so brilliantly walks the line between no-nonsense real talk and compassionate warmth: Sarah’s kindness and enthusiasm shine through with every chapter. I wish Career Rookie had existed when I was starting out, because it would have spared me a lot of power cries.

— Anne T. Donahue, bestselling author of Nobody Cares

A must-read for new grads who want to get their career kick-started in the right way!

— Shannon Lee Simmons, bestselling author of Worry-Free Money

Sarah Vermunt might just be the singular adult on planet Earth who will not lie to you. And take it from a geriatric millennial like myself — weeding out the lying-liars is job numero uno. Best of luck, grasshoppers, may the force of honest AF straight-talkers be with you.

— Steph Jagger, author of Unbound: Finding Myself on Top of the World

Sarah Vermunt has done it again. With joyful irreverence, she kicks garden variety career advice to the curb and shows us the better way: the way to what we truly want.

— Christina Crook, author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World

This brilliant and salty little volume is so hilarious you’ll forget it’s actually halting you figure your shit out and go pro.

— Sarah Seidelmann, author of Born To FREAK: A Salty Primer for Irrepressible Humans
Careergasm by Sarah Vermunt
Careergasm by Sarah Vermunt
Careergasm by Sarah Vermunt
Careergasm by Sarah Vermunt

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