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Fit Matters

How to Love Your Job

Moe Carrick, Cammie Dunaway


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/16/2017)
Paperback (8/7/2018)


How can individuals discover a job that really matches their needs? A job that provides meaning to their lives? Fit Matters shows them how - it's a practical guide for employees at any career stage to help them find the job they'll love.

Research shows that only 30 percent of Americans, and an even lower percentage of employees around the world, strongly agree that they have a chance to bring their best selves to work. In addition, employees are increasingly seeking jobs that feed their spirits, their minds, and their hearts (they need more than just good pay and benefits). They realize that work fit is crucial if they're to perform at their best and help their organizations reach their goals. Fit, as it happens, matters.

Fit Matters is both thought-provoking and practical, with tools and exercises designed to help readers evaluate the fit between their needs and the culture of their current or prospective employer, assess and articulate what they really need to thrive at work, and develop options if they find themselves in a company or job where they are misfit.

Readers will learn that self-knowledge, combined with an understanding of six elements of work fit, will help them make career decisions that will lead to better job satisfaction and improved performance - a win-win for both employee and employer. They'll learn:

Why work fit matters to them and their organizations
How to master the six essential elements of fit
How to assess themselves to better understand their work needs
How to recognize whether their fit is as good as it should be
How to evaluate their options, including flexing to fit or finding new work
Fit Matters is the perfect complement to some of the bestselling titles offering career advice - it's the only book to address the importance of "fit" between employees and organizations. No other book provides a systematic, practical framework for readers to assess and improve their happiness at work.

Coupled with unique primary research, real-world examples drawn from firsthand interviews, and a number of useful tools and exercises, the book is a highly readable, accessible guide that employees and job seekers can use to find work settings they'll love and to thrive at work over the entire course of their careers.

Maven House Press, 9781938548765, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2017

About the Author

Moe Carrick is Principal and Founder of Moementum, Inc., a Certified BCorp and consulting firm. Her clients include Prudential Financial, REI, Nike, The Nature Conservancy, and others. She's spoken at many conferences including South by Southwest (SXSW) and several TEDx events. She holds an MS in Organizational Management (Antioch University) and lives in Bend, Oregon. Cammie Dunaway was most recently U.S. President and Global Chief Marketing Officer of KidZania. Previously she was EVP of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo, Chief Marketing Officer at Yahoo!, and Chief Customer Officer at Frito Lay. She's on the Board of Directors of Nordstrom Bank, Red Robin, and Marketo. She's spoken at many events, including The Conference Board's Corporate Brand and Reputation Summit, TEDxHarkerSchool, and South by Southwest (SXSW). She holds an MBA (Harvard Business School) and lives in San Francisco, California.