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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 with My Job Book 1
3. Use the hashtags @myjobstories + #myjobstories
4. Tag a friend whose work inspires you!
100% of author’s proceeds already go straight to nonprofits supporting job creation, but this holiday season we are giving an extra $10 per order until Dec 31! Order Book 1 now or preorder Book 2 and join a growing community of people dedicated to ending poverty.
The My Job book series is more than a book. It is a community and a fundraiser to end poverty. Everyone deserves a dignified job that allows them to live without fear and with purpose. In this series we interview people with different jobs around the world. The conversations start with their work, but quickly reveal the different cultures, circumstances and beliefs that them who they are.
If you love the stories in My Job Book 1, then be sure to preorder your copy of Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1626345864.
Thanks to all of you for your support. We wish you all the best in your own job during the holiday season and throughout the New Year!
–Suzanne and the MY JOB Team
Recent News and Events
New Book Coming Soon I'm excited to announce that Book 2 of our series, My Job: More People at Work Around the World, is in production. Having met hundreds of people in fascinating jobs, I faced an enormous challenge in selecting the stories to include in Book 2 . . ....read more
“A vocational and sociological travelogue that readers will find to be time well spent,” says Kirkus
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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.read more
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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.read more
My first experience with the planet’s largest book trade show, Book Expo America (BEA), held in Chicago in May, left me dazed and dazzled.read more
At the Northern California Grantmakers and Exponent Philanthropy workshop, Author Suzanne Skees taught an interactive workshop on how to identify core stories for nonprofits and funders, and how to build elements of engaging stories to connect your audience with your cause. She used several Skees Foundation “Seeds of Hope” stories and the MY JOB book to dissect what she terms “connective tissue” yoking narrator to reader in empathy that creates community and inspires empathic action.read more
A high-impact group of global philanthropists from The Philanthropy Workshop gathered for a series on using the arts to promote social justice; the weekend included music and dancing as well as talks by bestselling novelist Dave Eggers on his publishing company Voice of Witness as well as MY JOB author Suzanne Skeesread more
“Active listening that leads to action: There is no greater act of care than listening to someone’s story,” Skees told the audience of about fifty people gathered in the Embarcadero Center. “I believe the greatest form of intimacy is sharing our stories. It’s when we tell each other the stories of who we are that we reveal the layers below our surface and truly become close.“read more