About Penelope Trunk

Penelope Trunk is CEO of Brazen Careerist, a career management tool for next-generation professionals. This is her third startup. Each company Penelope built was focused on a community. Her own career path has had twists and turns and in a world where straight, safe career paths are nowhere to be had, Penelope appreciates the power of managing oneself through community. Penelope started writing career advice for a new generation of workers. Today Penelope is the author of a bestselling career advice book for generation y and the number one career blog.






Recent posts


10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need a New Job

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This is the 15th post in December’s Top Tens in 2010 Series. This guest post was written by Penelope Trunk, CEO of Brazen Careerist, and the leader of an entire army of career rocketeers. Penelope is on her own list of badass career women, and I know that I’m not the only gen yer who can say she’s made a difference in my life. I’m honored to have Penelope’s contribution to… Read more




I is for Identity

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i·den·ti·ty noun 1. The collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known. 2. The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; individuality. The struggle of finding who you are is very common in your twenties. Trying to fit into the career world is a big part of figuring out who we are. For many twentysomethings their career becomes their… Read more