Job Joy

Your Guide to Success, Meaning, and Happiness in Your Career

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
142 Pages
Reviewed on 01/27/2019
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Author Biography

Kristen Zavo is a Career Coach and the International Best Selling Author of Job Joy: Your Guide to Success, Meaning, and Happiness in Your Career.

Over the course of her career, she has spent nearly two decades in traditional corporate jobs (including time in investment banking, consulting and industry), working for some of the top Fortune 500 companies such as Lehman Brothers, NBC and Luxottica.

Through her work as an executive coach, international speaker, workshop facilitator and as the author of Job Joy, she has formally and informally helped thousands of clients, colleagues and friends find job satisfaction and advancement in their career – whether they chose to stay put, find a new job or completely change careers.

Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Business News Daily, The Ladders, and more – as well as on podcasts and stages covering career, success and finding life’s purpose.

Kristen earned her MBA in Finance and BS in Marketing and Psychology, and is also a Certified Dragontree Life Coach and Certified Dragontree Illuminator.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Job Joy: Your Guide to Success, Meaning, and Happiness in Your Career is written by Kristen J. Zavo. She encourages people to find success and happiness by doing work that matters. Her aim in writing this guide is to provide strategy and tangible action items to help people get the rewarding jobs they want. The pros and cons of staying in a good paying job is good advice to ponder. When you’re unsure what to do, ask your future self for advice. The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. Sometimes one has to think outside the box to evaluate and appreciate their work or seek other careers. When looking for a new job, think of yourself as the product and market it accordingly. One of the productive tips states that we should make quality time for ourselves while working to reduce stress.

A lot of information in this handbook comes from Kristen J. Zavo’s personal experience from several career changes, as well as friends. The chapters are divided into sections with encouraging and motivating step-by-step guidelines that are very helpful. One always has options and it is never too late to use them. The benefits of working part-time, networking events, money concerns, fears, and insecurities are a few of the interesting subjects discussed. Job Joy: Your Guide to Success, Meaning, and Happiness in Your Career is a book you will be thankful for to help make the right changes in your life for a more positive future in the workforce. The key to happiness is the decision to be happy.