Job Talk

Job Talk is the My Job project blog.

Hit the road with us as we meet workers throughout the U.S. and around the world. Get a behind- the-scenes look at what people really do all day and what it’s like to build a book.  Sign up for our updates.

REAL Gen Zers Working Through COVID

REAL Gen Zers Working Through COVID

Highlights from Chapter 2 in our forthcoming book.   Meet five resilient members of Generation Z who've found inventive ways to keep the cash coming in, or take a breather, during the COVID pandemic.    Catherine Age: 18 Location: St. Andrews, Fife,...

Meet Our First Group of Gen Zers!

Meet Our First Group of Gen Zers!

Highlights from Chapter 2 in our forthcoming book.   We surveyed REAL Gen Zers to discover what it’s like to launch a career, with or without training or college courses, in today’s world. Our narrators hail from across the United States and around the world....

How Gen Z Works

How Gen Z Works

Highlights from Chapter 1 in our forthcoming book. As sixty-one million Gen Zers enter the workforce in the U.S. alone, what advantages and challenges do they face? What are their values and aspirations?    How We Define Generation Z First of all, who is...

The Rising Power of Gen Z

The Rising Power of Gen Z

  Preface to Our Book, by Suzanne Skees   The World You Were Born Into—and the Pandemic You Graduated Into You Entered a World of Trauma You entered life during the Great Recession, watching your Millennial and Gen X/Y parents lose their jobs, homes, and an...

“WE ARE Gen Z,” by Sanam Yusuf

“WE ARE Gen Z,” by Sanam Yusuf

  How this Gen Z author defines herself and her approach to work in the midst of the COVID pandemic.   “You’re Too Young”--I Don’t Think So!   So many people tell me, “You’re too young to write a book.” But I also hear others say, “The future belongs to...

The Face of America: What Does It Look Like?

The Face of America: What Does It Look Like?

  Who Is the Face of America? Media entrepreneur Pierre Gervois, who's managed marketing campaigns for luxury brands and built successful communications campaigns in more than twenty countries, was born in France but wound up in New York City, struck by the way...

FREE BONUS CHAPTER FOR YOU! 

FREE BONUS CHAPTER FOR YOU! 

You, our wonderful readers, already have shot MY JOB: More People at Work Around the World up to Amazon bestseller status in "philanthropy and charity" in its first weeks of life. To say "thank you," we're extending our giveaway to everyone who asks for it. Enter your...

Book 2 Is Here! Loyal MY JOB Readers Win 2 Ways

Book 2 Is Here! Loyal MY JOB Readers Win 2 Ways

Personal note from Suzanne: I am super excited to announce that MY JOB Book 2 will ship on March 12. We want to thank you, our loyal readers, in two ways. Remember that every book you buy also creates jobs!     *Please note that this campaign runs ONLY...

Take a Selfie with MY JOB, and Give a Job!

Take a Selfie with MY JOB, and Give a Job!

Want to support job creation? This holiday season @myjobstories is doubling down on our contributions to job creation with your help! Here's what you need to do: 1. Order My Job Book 1 ( https://www.amazon.com/My-Job-People-Around-Wo…/…/0996295100 ) 2. Post a selfie...

“Everybody Has a Destiny”

“Everybody Has a Destiny”

By Suzanne Skees Meet the MY JOB Narrators: Darius, Hip Hop Artist, Chicago, Illinois "Everybody has a destiny. The way I see it, it's like a road. You can go this way or that way, the good path or the bad path." --Darius, Hip Hop Artist, Chicago, Illinois   How...

Man Who Single-Handedly Prevented WWIII Dies

Man Who Single-Handedly Prevented WWIII Dies

Petrov was operating a radar system built as an early detection for incoming missiles. Located in a deep bunker outside of Moscow, Petrov noticed something on his radar just past midnight. A single missile was headed towards in the Soviet Union.

His screen lit up with the “launch” signal to fire in retaliation.

“Like It or Not, Money Moves the World”

“Like It or Not, Money Moves the World”

“I’m a finance guy by choice. That means I think that, like it or not, money rules. That’s the reality, and it’s very sad. We’re spending so much time to earn money that we don’t take care of the core of our life–our personal life and our families. Money confuses us.”

—Chapter 11: Pablo, Xerox LatAm Finance Manager, Córdoba, Argentina

“It was Tough Growing Up Bicultural”

“It was Tough Growing Up Bicultural”

“She was the first member of her family to go to college and then on to a graduate school. We talk now about how there’s not enough women in computer science. I can only imagine then. She was probably like the only woman and the only Chinese woman. She taught herself English. I ran across her Chinese-to-English dictionary, where she had painstakingly gone and circled and underlined in red pen.”

“If I Miss One Day, We Don’t Eat That Day.”

“If I Miss One Day, We Don’t Eat That Day.”

Before I drove a rickshaw, I used to work in a factory for six years that was a [textile] washing plant, producing dyes and garments. I used to work in there, but the salary wasn’t sufficient enough to run my family. And now I am riding the rickshaw, and I am getting the proper amount that I need to run my family.

The Age of “The Profession” is Dead

The Age of “The Profession” is Dead

According to Jean-Philippe Michel, a Toronto-based career coach, students today should focus on a collection of skills, rather than a particular profession. For example, Michel coaches students to acquire the skills to ‘use empathy in a medical setting’ rather than focusing on ‘becoming a doctor’.

Immigrant Stories of Work And Labor

Immigrant Stories of Work And Labor

Our intention was to center around the experience of immigrants as contributors to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of the United States.

I invite you all to watch and witness their bravery and beauty of our eloquent speakers in the video.

MY JOB: What’s the Good Word?

MY JOB: What’s the Good Word?

The reviews are in and the good news is piling up fast!

It’s always a pleasure hearing real, honest feedback from those who have read My Job. Listening to stories of readers who have experienced new perspectives, gained new appreciations and rejoiced in “aha!” moments after reading My Job is truly a great joy. It reminds me of the primary reason I wrote the book in the first place; to bring people together from all over the world, share experiences and learn from one another.

Two Gifts in One

Two Gifts in One

Every December I have three big goals: 1) finish up work commitments 2) scramble to buy the perfect Christmas gifts and 3) make my year-end donations. This year I’ve made my life easier by combining two goals – everyone in my family will receive MY JOB. Every book purchased funds job creation programs worldwide…

MY JOB, Delivered

MY JOB, Delivered

Pictures from around the country have been streaming in, and each one fills me with joy because it means not only do you care that all people have access to dignified jobs, but it also means we are connecting you with Wantay, Kevin, Robin and 12 other narrators who will inspire you.

Workers of the World Unite in Hope

Workers of the World Unite in Hope

NOTE: Many of our dedicated readers continue to experience delays in book deliveries from Amazon. We hope this is due to high customer-demand rather than delivery-system failure! The MY JOB book, however, is currently available through Barnes and Noble and Books a...

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