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    • ISBN:9780316548885
    • Publication date:31 Jan 2019

You Can Do Anything

The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Education

By George Anders and George Anders

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In a tech-dominated world, what we actually need now more than ever are what we've been told for years are useless: liberal-arts graduates who bring deep, soulful humanity; wild ingenuity and creativity; nuanced social skills; and resourceful thinking to their companies and careers

In a tech-dominated world, the most needed degrees are the most surprising: the liberal arts

Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers? For more than a decade, the national spotlight has focused on science and engineering as the only reliable choice for finding a successful post-grad career. Our destinies have been reduced to a caricature: learn to write computer code or end up behind a counter, pouring coffee. Quietly, though, a different path to success has been taking shape. In YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education - and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week.

The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren't unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You can segue from anthropology into the booming new field of user research; from classics into management consulting, and from philosophy into high-stakes investing. You can bring a humanist's grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. And if you know how to attack the job market, your opportunities will be vast.

In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why "telling your story" is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up. You will discover why people who start in eccentric first jobs - and then make their own luck - so often race ahead of peers whose post-college hunt focuses only on security and starting pay. You will be ready for anything.

Biographical Notes

George Anders is a contributing writer at Forbes, exploring issues related to careers, education and innovation, and a certified LinkedIn Influencer with 170,000 followers. He is the author of five books, including Merchants of Debt, Health Against Wealth, the New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough, and The Rare Find. Earlier in his career, George served as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company magazine and Bloomberg View. In 1997, he shared in a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He and his wife live in northern California, and their two sons are starting their own college adventures.

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  • ISBN: 9780316548809
  • Publication date: 26 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Little, Brown US
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