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Whether you or someone you know is in college or just starting out, gainfully employed (and concerned about career ambiguity), underemployed, or have been downsized, rightsized, laid off, fired, cast off, or otherwise in career transition, Becoming Generation Flux is for you. Perhaps you are lost, hopeless, or angry. You might feel alone, cheated, ripped off, or not sure what to do next. Or maybe you are curious to understand the massive shift in the job hunting market currently rippling through the career transition landscape. Miles will guide you on a job search journey to understand the past, confront the career development present, and conquer future career success. You will learn why traditional career planning is dead, how to become agile, adapt to ambiguity, and develop resilience no matter what the job change market throws your way.
The book is divided into the following four parts:
Part 1: Lies, Damned Lies: Historical Context
Part 2: Stop The Education Madness!
Part 3: Embrace Becoming Generation Flux
Part 4: Hope in the Job Seeking Trenches
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Miles has held General Manager positions for several small businesses or business units over the years. He currently works for Rawhide Boys Ranch as Director of Vehicle Donations and Digital Marketing. Miles has broad management skills across many functional business disciplines in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, and leadership. Miles earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oral Roberts University and a Master's in Business Administration from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.Miles has a knack for spotting and developing talented, cohesive teams focused on new product development and digital/content marketing, resulting in top line and bottom line growth in the following companies:
Consumer Products Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Increased revenues 48% in 2 years from $2.3 Million to $3.4 Million through new product development
Increased company operating cash flow and profits by 33% and 25% by reducing expenses and streamlining operations
Consumer Goods Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Increased profit margin from -10% to +27% by restructuring the company and repositioning its focus on new line of products.
Born a Hoosier, raised an Okie, and currently residing in the Frozen Tundra of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Miles Anthony Smith is a happily married husband of Carolyn and a proud father of three. Now in his mid-30s, he was fortunate to have been given a significant leadership opportunity by his father at the age of 25. He is a classically trained violist, violinist, and composer, with passion in the fields of small-business management, marketing, macroeconomics, servant leadership, Classical education, and Christian apologetics. Miles, a Gen X'er leader and author, cares enough about organizational health to make the tough decisions, hire and coach the right people, set clear expectations, develop a strong team culture, and strengthen organizational cash flow, exhibiting both humility and fierce resolve. His mission in life is "To Chart the Course, Pave the Pathway, and Light the Lane for Others to Eclipse My Own Success in Leadership."
As the Great Recession lingers and the job market remains a dark, dingy, and competitive place, it's becoming more and more clear that things are never going to be as they once were. Smith is, luckily, the perfect person to take readers on this journey. Even the way in which he writes this book, flitting from topic to topic and cramming these 180 pages full of intriguing questions and conversations, makes it clear that Smith is one of the chaos-embracing individuals that define Generation Flux.
-Craig Manning, Independent Publisher Review
As you can see from the title of the book and the four parts, Miles Anthony Smith does not stray away from controversial topics. However, it's not too shocking given the employment issues the United States has been embroiled in for half a dozen years. In this book, Smith analyzes the changes in the job market and discusses ways for people to survive. Smith also doesn't come across as a stuffy academic who is spouting examples that he has never experienced firsthand. The author is part of Generation Flux, and he is sharing his knowledge and advice from the trenches. This book might irritate or frighten readers, but it will make people think. This is a scary time in history and Smith is bold enough to tell it like he sees it. There's no denying the job market is evolving so do yourself a favor, consider reading this book. You don't have to agree with everything, but it will behoove you to listen.
-T.B. Markinson, Self Publishing Review