In 2010, Josh Roberts left university with a head full of dreams - he was going to find a brilliant career, change the world and make millions in the process. Anything was possible. Fast forward a decade and success hasn't been quite so easy. Unless you count six jobs in six years, a series of failed 'side hustles' and having a breakdown as 'success'. Josh spent his twenties drifting through his career, attempting to get into the 9-5 groove and ultimately, failing to 'nail it'. This left him feeling inadequate and unhappy in the workplace - which only exacerbated his mental health struggles. Faced with the perplexing question 'What am I actually going to do with my life?', he was left both confused and with a pretty depleted sense of self-worth.
Josh isn't the only one to feel this way though, he's among millions on the cusp of career creek or years deep and paddling in all directions. However, young workers have shown remarkable resilience in the face of career creek; a willingness to adapt, a hunger to learn new skills and an appetite to launch new businesses - millennials are far from giving up. Which is what Generation Drift is all about. Full of humour and authenticity - and with a diverse supporting cast of CEOs, leading academics, psychologists and fellow notable 'drifters' who have found a way to paddle out of career creek and pursue their goals.
This book will share the tools and signposts you need to do the same and look to the future with a positive view. Generation Drift is Josh's optimistic, reassuring and practical guide to navigating professional uncertainty and finding fulfilling work. Everyone can escape career creek. All they need is the right paddle.