Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits by Jennifer Romolini

Published 2018

Available in the Richland Library collection in print format.

An honest, sharp-witted, practical guide to help you get and keep the job you want—from an  outsider whose been there and done it, a woman who went from being a broke, divorced,  college dropout to running some of the biggest websites in the world. 

Jennifer Romolini started her career as an awkward twenty-seven-year-old misfit, navigated  her way through New York media and became a boss—an editor-in-chief, an editorial  director, and a vice president—all within little more than a decade. Her book, Weird In A  World That’s Not, asserts that being outside-the-norm and achieving real, high-level success  are not mutually exclusive, even if the perception of the business world often seems  otherwise, even if it seems like only office-politicking extroverts are set up for reward. 

Part career memoir, part real-world guide, Weird in a World That’s Not offers relatable advice  on how to achieve your dreams, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Romolini helps you face down your fears, find a career that’s right for you, and get and keep a job. She tackles practical issues and offers empathetic, clear-cut answers to important questions: 

  • How do I navigate the awkwardness of networking?
  • How do I deal with intense office politics?
  • How do I leave my crappy job?
  • How do I learn how to be a boss not just a #boss?
  • And, most importantly: How do I do all this and stay true to who I really am?

Authentic, funny, and moving, Weird in a World That’s Not will help you tap into your inner tenacity and find your path, no matter how offbeat you are.

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