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“Careeranista: The Woman’s Guide to Success After College provides a comprehensive approach to identifying and implementing a purposeful plan for achieving a personally fulfilling career. Throughout the chapters, the reader will find that Chaz Pitts-Kyser shares smart strategies and relevant information and current statistics for job searching and overcoming obstacles, interlaced with personal stories and advice from others in the field. Chaz’s informed and easy writing style creates an atmosphere in which the reader will feel like she’s sitting in a coffee shop, chatting with a close friend about how to launch and maintain a successful and meaningful career.” +++ +++ +++ —Debra Osborn, PhD, Past President of the National Career Development Association +++ +++ +++ “Careeranista should be required reading for all young women. The book is full of practical advice, useful tools, and real-life examples of how to survive and thrive in today’s competitive work environment. Chaz Pitts-Kyser writes clearly, with a down-to-earth tone, and shares the highlights and challenges of her own career journey throughout the chapters. All of the information in this book is invaluable, and I will be sharing it widely with our female students.” +++ +++ +++ —Julie Furst-Bowe, EdD, Chancellor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville +++ +++ +++ “Careeranista is one of the most comprehensive career guides I have read, period. In addition to being jam-packed with practical advice and personal accounts, it addresses the psychological aspects of the career search and on-the-jobs issues as well. As a professional who provides both clinical and career counseling, this is an integral but often overlooked topic in the career books I have reviewed. I would not hesitate in recommending this guide to my career clients.” +++ +++ +++ —Heidi van der Walde, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & founder of Professional Advancement +++ +++ +++ “In today’s competitive market, the successful individual will be one with believability, a good work ethic, knowledge, and a copy of Pitts-Kyser’s Careeranista: The Woman’s Guide to Success After College. The content is priceless and will be a winner for all readers that turn the pages from start to finish.” +++ +++ +++ —JoAnn Haysbert, PhD, Executive Vice President, Hampton University +++ +++ +++ “Careeranista is applicable to women at any stage of life, but an excellent guide for women just entering the professional world. And finally, someone is able to accurately capture the unique underpinnings of how gender plays a role in professional success. The advice from other professionals will also be helpful to women as they navigate barriers in the job market.” +++ +++ +++ —Lauren Loeffler, Director of Career Services, University of West Florida +++ +++ +++ “Chaz Pitts-Kyser has done it again! Her new book, Careeranista, delivers timely, practical strategies that would benefit any young woman seeking to successfully advance in today’s job market. Whether you are just entering the job market, or seeking a promotion, Chaz’s book provides a clear and comprehensive road map to success.” +++ +++ +++ —Kim R. Wells, Director, Executive Education, Howard University School of Business +++ +++ +++ “Pitts-Kyser has written another ground-breaking guide to successfully living life after college. This is a masterpiece as no one ever provides instructions for getting on to the business of being an adult . . . detailing how to become a Careeranista—setting goals, searching for a job, interviewing, and maintaining your life whether you get the job or not. Pitts-Kyser also uses motivating quotes and human resource tips to encourage those entering their careers to do better and be better. A must-have gift for anyone stepping out into the world.” +++ +++ +++ —Monique Miles Bruner, Associate Dean, Social Sciences, Rose State College +++ +++ +++ “In reading Careeranista, women will feel as if they have their own personal career coach, encouraging them to conquer their fears, set and achieve their goals, and overcome any obstacle in their path. I highly recommend! +++ +++ +++ —Alonzo Jones, Associate Dean of Students, Arizona State University
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In Careeranista, Chaz Pitts-Kyser provides candid, enlightening, and inspirational advice to put you on a clear path to success as a young professional. Whether you’re preparing to graduate or already striving to make a name for yourself, this comprehensive guide offers the insight you need to create the career and life you envision. Topics include:

  • Job Searching in a Tough Job Market
  • Building a Positive Professional Image
  • Handling Conflicts With Co-Workers
  • Attaining Work-Life Balance
  • Overcoming Self-Doubt & Fear of Failure
  • Getting Your Finances in Check
  • Succeeding in Corporate America

Interwoven throughout Careeranista’s 32 chapters are the author’s own stories, humorously written and packed with life lessons. Adding to the book’s depth are personal essays by both seasoned professionals and rising stars, including “Getting on the Fast Track to Success” by Crystal Hilliard and “Being Young and In Charge” by Carmille Lim. Dozens of tips from career experts further give you the knowledge and confidence needed to thrive on your journey as a newly minted Careeranista.

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“Careeranista: The Woman’s Guide to Success After College provides a comprehensive approach to identifying and implementing a purposeful plan for achieving a personally fulfilling career. Throughout the chapters, the reader will find that Chaz Pitts-Kyser shares smart strategies and relevant information and current statistics for job searching and overcoming obstacles, interlaced with personal stories and advice from others in the field. Chaz’s informed and easy writing style creates an atmosphere in which the reader will feel like she’s sitting in a coffee shop, chatting with a close friend about how to launch and maintain a successful and meaningful career.”

—Debra Osborn, PhD, Past President of the National Career Development Association

“Careeranista should be required reading for all young women. The book is full of practical advice, useful tools, and real-life examples of how to survive and thrive in today’s competitive work environment. Chaz Pitts-Kyser writes clearly, with a down-to-earth tone, and shares the highlights and challenges of her own career journey throughout the chapters. All of the information in this book is invaluable, and I will be sharing it widely with our female students.”

—Julie Furst-Bowe, EdD, Chancellor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

“Careeranista is one of the most comprehensive career guides I have read, period. In addition to being jam-packed with practical advice and personal accounts, it addresses the psychological aspects of the career search and on-the-jobs issues as well. As a professional who provides both clinical and career counseling, this is an integral but often overlooked topic in the career books I have reviewed. I would not hesitate in recommending this guide to my career clients.”

—Heidi van der Walde, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & founder of Professional Advancement

“In today’s competitive market, the successful individual will be one with believability, a good work ethic, knowledge, and a copy of Pitts-Kyser’s Careeranista: The Woman’s Guide to Success After College. The content is priceless and will be a winner for all readers that turn the pages from start to finish.”

—JoAnn Haysbert, PhD, Executive Vice President, Hampton University

“Careeranista is applicable to women at any stage of life, but an excellent guide for women just entering the professional world. And finally, someone is able to accurately capture the unique underpinnings of how gender plays a role in professional success. The advice from other professionals will also be helpful to women as they navigate barriers in the job market.”

—Lauren Loeffler, Director of Career Services, University of West Florida

“Chaz Pitts-Kyser has done it again! Her new book, Careeranista, delivers timely, practical strategies that would benefit any young woman seeking to successfully advance in today’s job market. Whether you are just entering the job market, or seeking a promotion, Chaz’s book provides a clear and comprehensive road map to success.”

—Kim R. Wells, Director, Executive Education, Howard University School of Business

“Pitts-Kyser has written another ground-breaking guide to successfully living life after college. This is a masterpiece as no one ever provides instructions for getting on to the business of being an adult . . . detailing how to become a Careeranista—setting goals, searching for a job, interviewing, and maintaining your life whether you get the job or not. Pitts-Kyser also uses motivating quotes and human resource tips to encourage those entering their careers to do better and be better. A must-have gift for anyone stepping out into the world.”

—Monique Miles Bruner, Associate Dean, Social Sciences, Rose State College

“In reading Careeranista, women will feel as if they have their own personal career coach, encouraging them to conquer their fears, set and achieve their goals, and overcome any obstacle in their path. I highly recommend!"

—Alonzo Jones, Associate Dean of Students, Arizona State University

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