Hey boss babes! It's time again for one of my favorite posts, the Boss Babe Book Club discussion. This month we all read The Career Code by Hilary Kerr and Katherine Power - the founders of WhoWhatWear!
I have to say, this was one of my favorite reads in a while. I was certainly hoping to gain some inspiration from women in a field I love...fashion, and I'm a happy to report that I feel quite inspired! But most importantly, the book contained what has become, in my opinion, the best sign of a great Boss Babe Book Club read... PRACTICAL ADVICE. Other than inspiration, that's why we are all reading, right? I love a book that gives me practical advice for advancing my business, blog, career, and life. And let me tell you, this book had advice for all four!
The Career Code is essentially designed to provide you with guidelines and tips for how to have a successful career in any field. Kerr and Power provide some advice as vague as "find time to work out" to as detailed as step-by-step instructions on how to create the perfect cover letter or resume. The best part about the advice in The Career Code is that it transcended both job fields and levels. Someone who is just starting out will find an insane amount of helpful information (maybe they should make this required reading before leaving college...), but so will someone who has been in the work force for quite some time (especially if they are considering a career change).
And true to their roots, Kerr and Power also provided detailed and helpful information on how to create an amazing work wardrobe on a tight budget. I took notes during that section! And even though I don't go into an office (well...I do, but it's my office where I'm in charge...), I found the advice on cultivating your work wardrobe extremely impactful. It will help me when making clothing decisions on a budget as well as when putting together looks for meetings with potential buyers and what to wear to various blogger events.
Overall, I found The Career Code to be an amazing Boss Babe Book Club read, and I can't wait to put all of the practical advice I learned from Hilary and Katherine to use! What were your thoughts on the book?! I always love hearing what each of you think about the book selection. Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below! I can't wait to wear what you have to say!
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