Betting on You

How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career

Irreverent, funny, direct. As a former HR professional, Ruettimann offers transparency about jobs in America that readers will find very appealing.Booklist

Betting on You by Laurie Ruettimann

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Always Be Learnin’

Enjoy a free chapter of Betting on You. This excerpt is full of ideas about how you can make work more enjoyable. The main idea? Learn something new!

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Self-Leadership Starts
With Self-Reflection

This brief, free quiz poses questions meant to help you identify the areas in your life where you’re demonstrating self-leadership — and where you could use some extra support. It takes about five minutes to complete, and your answers are confidential.

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Becoming a Life-Long Learner

Even before the pandemic, many people found it challenging to find time for personal development. However, if you don’t find the time to invest in yourself, you won’t be able to keep pace with the changes on the horizon. It’s time to claim that time and make time for learning every day. This guide walks you through how to make small changes that deliver a major impact on your personal and professional wellbeing.

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Fix Work in Six Months or Less

Use the premortem framework to fix your career in six months and improve your chances of success at work by over 30%.

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Embracing a Framework for Change

Millions of us worldwide are overworked, exhausted, and trying our hardest—yet not getting the recognition we deserve.

It’s time for a fix.

Betting on You lays out the framework necessary to champion your interests and create a life you actually enjoy. Packed with advice and stories of others who regained control of their lives, Betting on You is a game-changing must-read for how to radically improve your day-to-day, working more effectively and enthusiastically starting now.

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Laurie’s Blog

Skills-Based Hiring: Revolutionizing Recruitment

Skills-based hiring is becoming a cornerstone of conversations about work. So, what is it? Skills-based hiring evaluates candidates based on their practical skills rather than their formal educational backgrounds or work histories. It seeks to align job seekers with roles that fit their capabilities, theoretically leveling the playing field and focusing recruitment on the practical…

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Millennial Menopause

Menopause is a significant transition in a woman’s life, marking the end of her reproductive years. While experiences vary greatly, most Gen Xers are already on their way in this process. Now, some older Millennials are experiencing the world of menopause for the first time. That’s why universal support is crucial for those undergoing this…

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Corporate Drinker: 2025

Work. It’s more than just a means to an end. It’s a cornerstone of our lives, shaping our identities, influencing our relationships, and dictating our sense of worth. But what happens when work becomes synonymous with stress, dysfunction, and, yes, even alcohol? Although some believe that the three-martini-lunch died with Don Draper, I’m here to…

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Punk Rock HR Podcast

Laurie Ruettimann Betting on You Virtual Event

Fix work for everybody.

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Laurie Ruettimann is a former human resources leader turned writer, entrepreneur, and speaker. CNN recognized her as one of the top five career advisors in the United States, and her work has been featured on NPR, The New Yorker, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Vox. She frequently delivers keynote speeches at business and management events around the world and hosts the popular podcast Punk Rock HR. She lives with her husband and cats in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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