Roadtrip Nation Announces New How-to Career Guide, Roadmap

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Published by Chronicle Books, Interest-Based Approach to Career Exploration Aims to Inspire Millennials, Job-Seekers, and Beyond through Stories and Advice from Diverse Leaders

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After spending nearly 15 years collecting the career advice and life stories of thousands of professionals from all walks of life, Roadtrip Nation has woven together the lessons we've learned into a process anyone can engage with.

Roadtrip Nation, an award-winning career exploration movement, has announced the release of its new career guide, Roadmap. In a world where 70% of workers report being disengaged with their jobs, Roadmap offers a fresh antidote to the fusty, no-longer-relevant career guides by answering an old question—"So, what are you going to do with your life?"—in a groundbreaking way.

Debunking outdated ideas of the career and “work-life balance,” Roadmap overturns the traditional career-building model that funnels individuals into narrow, often ill-fitting occupations, and replaces it with an interest-based approach that allows readers to see the breadth of career possibilities that align with their ambitions, skills, and attributes. Actionable self-discovery activities are interspersed with vibrant illustrations and interactive charts, making the process engaging and the discoveries personally impactful.

Roadtrip Nation’s fresh take on career development is culled from conducting thousands of interviews with accomplished professionals across diverse fields—people like Radiolab host Jad Abumrad, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Saturday Night Live director Beth McCarthy-Miller, tech media personality Veronica Belmont, the scientist who decoded the human genome, a passionate potter, and many more. Honest insights and anecdotes from these individuals (and more than a hundred more) teems on every page, showing readers how fulfilled individuals followed their interests to pave their own paths—and how readers can do the same.

“After spending nearly 15 years collecting the career advice and life stories of thousands of professionals from all walks of life, Roadtrip Nation has woven together the lessons we've learned into a process anyone can engage with. Roadmap reimagines the way we arrive at our occupations, inspiring individuals of all ages and stages to explore their driving interests and forge meaningful livelihoods out of what matters to them,” said Roadtrip Nation cofounder, Nathan Gebhard.

Roadmap’s perspective-shifting advice is inspired by the stories gathered on the road through the acclaimed documentary series, "Roadtrip Nation" (now in its 12th season), as well Roadtrip Nation’s multiple self-discovery platforms and educational curricula. Roadtrip Nation’s newest docufilm will premiere at SXSWedu, and the organization’s work in the educational arena has been highlighted by USC as one of the most influential entities transforming education today. Roadmap is currently available for preorder at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound and will be in stores March 10th.

About Roadtrip Nation
Roadtrip Nation creates innovative career exploration resources designed to help individuals learn about themselves and different life pathways. Through popular books, a long-running documentary TV series, and educational curricula, Roadtrip Nation empowers people to explore their interests, connect with real-world professionals, and build meaningful lives around what drives them.
For more information, visit roadtripnation.com and roadtripnation.org.

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