‘Jilapi Career’: Self-Help Career Handbook for Young People Now Available

Career (Odommo Prokash, 2022), a book written for undergraduates and young professionals, was released and published at Ekushey Boi Mela today. The book covers multiple aspects of the early career experience, from planning one’s career to seeking mentorship and thriving in a work environment. The book was co-authored by Md. Tajdin Hassan and Farhat Chowdhury Zishan – the latter’s first book and Tajdin Hassan’s fourth book.

“We wanted to write a book about subjects that nobody talks about. I tried to instill my 15 years of wisdom in this book; all the little things I learned working in top multinationals like BAT, Chevron, DHL, as well as The Daily Star, the most widely circulated English newspaper in Bangladesh,” Tajdin Hassan said. “Even my current role as CMO of Daraz has taught me many things, which I have tried to share here with young readers. I look forward to their feedback.”

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“I hope this book will be a good resource for young enthusiasts as they try to build 21st century skills and become better leaders,” Tajdin Hassan said.

Farhat Chowdhury Zishan shared his thoughts on his early days as a writer: “I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. So it was time for me to take a leap of faith and do a full job.

“We’ve tried to keep the language as simple as possible,” Zishan shares of the book, “with plenty of pop culture references that anyone in their 20s and early 30s will understand. We want readers to think their careers and plan them accordingly, but I also want them to laugh at the jokes and puns in this book.”

“Our careers are full of twists, just like the jilapis, and that’s the essence of the book: helping you unravel the twists and turns of a jilapi-like career.”

The book has a dedicated Facebook page that readers can join and discuss career issues with the forum. The authors plan to hold live webinars to help group members.

Career is available at booth number 16 of Odommo Prokash at Boi Mela. It is also available online at Rokomari.com.

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