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New Job, New Career or New Business? Carol Roth Interviews Alexandra Levit

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From The Entrepreneurship Interview Series

There is a very interesting dynamic in deciding between a career path and business ownership, which I discuss in detail with Alexandra Levit, Wall Street Journal and Metro US career/workplace columnist.  Alexandra is also the author of several books, including the bestselling They Don’t Teach Corporate in College, MillennialTweet and her newest book, New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career.  

Alexandra is also a member of the Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which is advising the Obama administration on current workplace issues. Together, we talk about a variety of topics including:

  -What expectations you may not want to have about your job;

  -Why starting a business may not be an answer to your career woes;

  -Why you might want to consider a career change;

  -How you can go about finding the best new career for you;

  -What’s the biggest mistake job seekers make when applying for a new job;

  -How you can make the transition from business owner back to employee;

  -And more

You can listen to the player below (it may not show for some of you) or click here to stream the MP3 file.

You can connect with Alexandra Levit via her website at or at  Her new book, New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career is available at bookstores everywhere.  Feel free to leave comments here as well and I will pass them on to Alexandra.

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Carol Roth is a national media personality, ‘recovering’ investment banker, investor, speaker and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation. She is a judge on the Mark Burnett (Shark Tank, The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice) produced technology competition series, America's Greatest Makers, airing on TBS and Host of Microsoft's Office Small Business Academy show. Previously, Carol was the host and co-producer of The Noon Show, a current events talk show on WGN Radio, one of the top stations in the country, and a contributor to CNBC, as well as a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN, Fox Business and other stations. Carol's multimedia commentary covers business and the economy, current events, politics and pop culture topics. Carol has helped her clients complete more than $2 billion in capital raising and M&A transactions. She is a Top 100 Small Business Influencer (2011-2015) and has her own action figure. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth