Books

As an Author I have over five books in the works. My first official release will be “Grit.Grind.Grow! A Guide to Conquering Career Transition”. Here’s a synopsis:

Want to know how to combat the dark forces of career uncertainty and unemployment? Don’t fear the enemies of your livelihood and success – they can be conquered. You just need the winning battle plan to implement – and this is exactly that. Consider this book your career light saber: a proverbial weapon used to cut through jargon, propaganda, and competition. Using the information in this book, along with your intrinsic force, you’ll be able to anticipate disruptions and opportunities alike.

“Grit Grind Grow! A Guide to Conquering Career Transition” is authored by Lex R. Brown II, a Military Veteran, Business Operations Leader and Change Agent regularly sought after for challenging initiatives. For several years ongoing he functions as a primary decision maker in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and developing talent in various industries, including telecommunications, information technology,  and logistics. He also drafts highly effective resumes and provides in depth career counseling to fellow military veterans, industry peers, college students, and anyone seeking expert guidance on conquering their own career transitions.

Not only will this book help readers develop more potent content for their resumes and professional social media profiles, it will also guide readers through the processes of converting their personality, aptitude, and experience into effective personal brand materials that garner multiple job offers, drive boosts in compensation, build and expand thriving networks, and attract unexpected unique opportunities.

Outline

FORWARD

INTRODUCTION

GRIT:

1-You Are NOT Your Circumstances

2-Embrace the Suck

3-Do What You Can With What You Have

4-Gas and Groceries

5-Get Organized

GRIND:

6-Strategic G.R.I.N.D. Planning

7-Self Inventory

8-Self Improvement

9-Quantify & Storify

10-Enhance Resume & Social Media Presence

11-Jump on the N.I.C.E. Campaign Trail

GROW:

12-Level Set

13-Once You’re Hired…

14-Stay Connected

15-Keep Adding Value

16-S.E.W.

EPILOGUE

RESOURCES

Audience

I have four target audiences for this book project:

  1. Transitioning Military Veterans: Every year over 250,000 armed forces members leave the military to rejoin the civilian workforce. Nearly 90 percent of them relocate to another area; many of them also take a long-delayed vacation to celebrate joining the civilian world and give careful consideration to what chapter is next in their lives – which also gives them plenty of time to read a good book(http://www.mjscom.com/marketing-to-military.htm)
  2. Military Spouses: Over 93 percent of all military spouses are female. Military families are continually moving from base to base, so spouses are frequently having to transfer jobs or seek new employment opportunities (http://www.mjscom.com/marketing-to-military.htm)
  3. Unemployed Citizens: According to World Bank and BLS, the US Unemployment Rate in 2017 was 4.9% – this is a captive audience awaiting great content such as Grit Grind Grow to motivate, inspire, and guide them on their journeys to achieving gainful employment
  4. Recent College Graduates: This segment is part of the coveted 18- to 30-year-old market, and most are still assessing their professional and personal directions for life, seeking to convert from a mostly dependent student status to an independent professional and young adult (https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217344)
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