Rousing, bullsh*t-free advice for aspiring career changers
What is a careergasm? Does it feel as good as it sounds?
You bet your ass it does. A Careergasm happens when your work feels good. Really good. Like a groovin’ Marvin Gaye song. Like you and your work belong together, and you can’t help coming back for more.
But how do you get your mojo back when you’re in a passionless relationship with your job? In Careergasm, Sarah Vermunt leads the way. This playful, empowering book for wannabe career changers is a rally cry, a shot of courage, and a road map charting the course to meaningful work. Filled with real stories about brave people making great stuff happen, this how-to book will help you step out of your career rut and into action. It is written with love and punctuated with laughter. The snorting kind. And the occasional F-bomb. It’s a warm hug and a kick in the ass delivered by a straight-talking spitfire who walks the talk and has hundreds of thousands of people sharing her work online. It’s time to feel good again.
A former business professor, Sarah Vermunt is the founder of Careergasm, where she helps people figure out what the heck they want so they can quit jobs they hate and do work they love. She writes about careers for Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and Entrepreneur. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, and online at Careergasm.com.
Published: March 2017
Dimensions: 5 x 7.5 in.
“Careergasm is refreshingly real, fiercely empowering, and full of piss and vinegar . . . like the author herself! For a feel-good career that thrills and delights, think of this as FUN required reading!” — Linda Sivertsen, bestselling author and host of the Beautiful Writers Podcast
“Passionate, honest, and funny, Sarah Vermunt will take you from having no freaking idea what to do to being super jazzed and running down the path towards work that feels good. There might even be rainbows. There are so many YES! moments, so many gems, so many nuggets of smarts and wisdom in this book. Each one is a little nudge; add them all up and you'll find yourself down the path of a fun and fulfilling career and, just maybe, actually liking Mondays.” — Marc Johns, artist
“Careergasm is a bible for anyone of any age who wants to take a career leap. Sarah Vermunt's words spill through the pages with stunning accounts of real and true stories that anyone can relate to. My copy is lovingly filled with dog eared pages so that I can come back to her wisdom over and over. Although I love what I do, this book is filled with beautiful reminders and inspirations to stay on the path, intact and orgasmic.” — Tiffany Pratt, stylist, designer, and author of This Can Be Beautiful
“For those looking to throw their careers in the air and start fresh, Careergasm gives you a fun, friendly, and fierce approach of exactly how to do that. You'll find yourself reading and laughing your way to your boss's office to quit. Filled with both comedic and motivational punches, Careergasm will help you see there is more to life than a 9 to 5 that makes you roll your eyes every Monday morning.” — Jen Glantz, author of Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire)
“What makes Sarah Vermunt’s new work manual Careergasm: Find Your Way to Feel-Good Work stand out from all the rest is she strips out all the yawn-inducing, sometimes straight-up nonsensical corporate jargon that makes so many other how-to’s insufferable, injects just enough casual language to make youngs feel comfortable, and breaks it down into totally digestible, doable, realistic chunks (no abstract “If you dream it, you can achieve it!” mantras here)." — FLARE
“There aren’t many people out there who are willing to tell the hard truth. Lucky for you, Sarah Vermunt is one of them. Buy this book if you're ready for powerful professional advice, served straight up — because who wants that watered down sh*t, am I right?” — Steph Jagger, coach and author of Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery
“Careergasm is a fun, energizing, useful tool for the person who wants more from their work than a way to pay bills. Prepare to engage deeply and transform your work!” — Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation and Body of Work
“With trademark wit and wisdom, Sarah Vermunt's Careergasm calls out our passion and marries it to practicality to help us produce the kind of career we've all been dreaming of.” — Christina Crook, author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World
“Her advice is spot-on . . . This is an irreverent but important addition to the career shelves.” — Booklist
“She has such a way with words that made me feel vulnerable and exposed but also like I was in a safe space. I have been singing her praises to everyone I come into contact with because it was such a Godsend for me. I could probably write a dissertation on it because it is seriously life changing.” — Speaking Of Everything Mag