Move over, “#Girlboss.” There’s a new Millennial-focused career advice book hitting the shelves. To celebrate the launch of their third book, “The Career Code,” Who What Wear founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power invited friends including Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, Julianne Hough, Brittany Snow, Nikki Reed, Kelly Sawyer, Jennifer Meyer, Whitney Port and Amanda de Cadenet for brunch May 11 at The Beverly Wilshire hotel. The book, to be released by Abrams on May 17, has 17 chapters on topics including résumé-building, dressing for the job and effective work communication, all suitable for women either beginning their careers, changing jobs, managing others or reentering the workforce.
“These are practical tips we’ve learned over a decade and wished someone had told us. We’ve been forced to learn a certain skill set quickly, so we wanted to share,” said Kerr. For example, “Being a boss is one of those things you don’t know how to do until you have to do it. I wish I’d had this book when we were building our team.”
“The Career Code” also includes a supplement in the back of 27 “life hacks,” or tips that readers can apply to their off-duty and personal lives. “You can use the same principles to be able to plan a friend’s birthday or dinner party on the fly without freaking out,” said Kerr.
Kerr and Power, former Elle staffers who founded Clique Media Group in 2006 with the Web site Who What Wear, added beauty site Byrdie and home site MyDomaine in 2013. Their first book, “Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life,” was published by Abrams in 2009, followed by “What to Wear, Where” in 2011.