On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Chaz Pitts-Kyser, Founder and Managing Editor of and author of Careeranista: The Woman’s Guide to Success After College.
Just 30 minutes of watching the news is enough to make the average woman graduating from college want to crawl beneath the covers. The headlines always seem to come back to the sluggish economy, high rate of unemployment, fierce competition for jobs and ultimately, just how unlucky young professionals are for having to build a career amid such misfortune.
The bad news? It really is a tough time for recent graduates. The good news? Armed with Pitts-Kyser’s new book, young women can gain the knowledge and insight needed to begin crafting rewarding careers despite any obstacles they may face.
The 32-chapter guide instruct readers on everything from job searching in a tough job market, interviewing for jobs, succeeding in a new position, building a positive professional image, managing their boss, and getting their finances in check. But what sets this book apart from other career guides is that it’s specifically written for women and covers topics that most career-related books ignore. Succeeding in corporate America, overcoming self-doubt and fear of failure, attaining work-life balance, and battling sex discrimination are just a few of the real-world issues effectively tackles.
Interwoven throughout the book are Pitts-Kyser’s own stories, humorously written and packed with life lessons. Adding to the book’s depth are personal essays by both seasoned professionals and rising stars. Dozens of tips from career experts further give women the know-how and confidence needed to thrive on their journeys as newly minted Careeranistas.