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New Book: Employed for Life: 21st-Century Career Trends

Employed for Life: 21st-Century Career Trends ( is the first book to explore career development from the viewpoints of firm managers, human resources professionals, recruiters, job seekers, and employees.

It examines such topics as new developments in recruiting and career development; the ways social, cultural, and technological forces have changed careers; and best practices for job hunting and career planning. The authors use primary and secondary research to provide insight on how the nature of work has changed and what that means for individuals’ career plans. Employed for Life shares career advice from recruiters and HR professionals and provides a framework that readers can use to ensure lifelong employment.

Some of the questions answered in this book include:

• How are the new demographics of the United States changing the way we work?
• How will longevity impact career planning?
• Is technology creating more jobs than it destroys?
• What are HR professionals doing to address talent management in the 21st century?
• What insights can recruiters provide to help employees navigate a dynamic marketplace?
• How are employees finding work in a difficult job market?
• How can individuals plan for a career that could last 50 years or longer?

Dr. Tracey Wilen is a prominent thought leader on the impact of technology on society, work, and careers. A former visiting scholar at Stanford University, she has held leadership positions at Apple, HP, Cisco, and the Apollo Group.

Dr. Wilen has authored 11 books, including her most recent book, Employed for Life, 21st.
Century Career Trends (2014), Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders
(2013) and Society 3.0: How Technology Is Reshaping Education, Work, and Society (2012).

She has appeared on CNN, Fox, and CBS News, and in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago
Tribune, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. She frequently contributes to the
Huffington Post, the Examiner, and the Christian Science Monitor, and weekly appears on radio
shows across the US as an expert guest.

Dr. Wilen is a global speaker on the impact of technology on work, careers, and women’s

Dr. Wilen was named San Francisco Woman of the Year and honored by the San Francisco Business
Times as the most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business in 2012.

Dr. Wilen is on a corporate speaking tour on the topic of 21st Century Careers and can be reached at, Twitter @traceywilen or FB Dr.TraceyWilen

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