It’s time to look elsewhere for the fulfillment we hoped to get through our careers

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Over 15 years ago, before the financial crisis of 2008, I started working at my dream job. I was among that fortunate cohort of university graduates in the early 2000s who entered a workforce in which it still seemed possible that we could do anything if we worked hard and believed in ourselves.

For me, this meant working in book publishing: I’d always loved reading, I had a degree in English Literature, and I had a vision of myself sitting at a desk in fashionable (?) …

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Jean Hannah Edelstein

is a writer who also works in tech. This Really Isn’t About You is her new book, and she’s written dozens of marketing emails that you’ve probably deleted.

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