Emma Rosen

Emma Rosen


Author of The Radical Sabbatical and x2 TED speaker, Emma Rosen is a career happiness expert.


She spent a year working in 25 different jobs before her 25th birthday – from archaeology in Transylvania, tour guiding amid violent protests in Venezuela and investigative journalism with a national newspaper, to an extra in a star-studded movie, alpaca farming in Cornwall and assisting the British Council’s crisis team during the terror attack on Parliament.


Her book was a Financial Times business book of the month and offers a how-to guide for career changers; covering portfolio careers, the importance of work experience for all ages and why we all deserve to be happy at work.


Emma is the Director of Operations & Marketing for career-tech startup, Would You Rather Be, and speaks to businesses, schools and universities across the UK about career happiness.


Find out more about Emma on her website.


Emma Rosen @25before25

More UK companies are offering sabbaticals as a 'work perk'. Digital bank Monzo recently told its 2,200 employees they could take a three-month sabbatical on full pay for every four years worked.

Could a break be the making of your career, asks @claerb https://on.ft.com/3vBnSQl

Fancy six months off work? This is the ideal time to ask your employer for a #sabbatical Thanks to @25before25 @escthecity and @woulduratherb and @jarenlittle for inspiring ideas! 🏝 https://twitter.com/ftweekend/status/1554942755025076225

Get a first look at Taking Stock with @jfjohnston, we look at:

📲Media consumption

💼Taking sabbaticals from work with @25before25

⚽@lorenzo_casini explains the new flood of international investors in Italian football

With thanks to @SkillnetIreland

What an inspirational talk! Thank you Emma Rosen @25before25, author of The Radical Sabbatical, for telling us about your amazing experience trying 25 jobs in a year and showing us that there are many paths to finding a job that we love!
#fieldday @AlleynsCareers @_JaneLunnon

Brilliant to listen to @25before25 at @bournemouthuni today. How do we help young people find their ‘dream job’

Y11 students and our new @ElthamSixthForm enjoyed a fantastic “Beyond Eltham College” all day event yesterday, featuring Oxbridge, Overseas Unis, Work Experience & CV writing. Thanks to @25before25, @UniGuyDavid, @GiraffeCVs and Wiser Words 🦉for delivering some great sessions 👍🏻

And that’s a wrap! The @ElthamSixthForm Virtual Work Experience Week has ended, with a fantastic talk from the career happiness expert Emma Rosen @25before25 👏🏻

We are thrilled for @25before25 that the incredible career happiness startup Would You Rather Be has been awarded the runner-up prize by the Department for Education and Nesta Challenges! Visit @woulduratherb website now to help discover and flourish in your dream career. https://twitter.com/woulduratherb/status/1374331341672738818

Why do one work placement when you can do 25! Listen to my inspiring interview with @25before25 on how she managed to pack in 25 work placements by the age 25!

#graduatejobs #graduatescheme #faststream #gradscheme #gradjobs #jobsinlondon #jobsearch

Thrilled to share the news that we have been awarded £80k by DfE and Nesta to build out our product and its impact! 🎉 https://twitter.com/woulduratherb/status/1374331341672738818

Today my 7th & 8th graders were NOT asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” but rather, “if you could try any job, what all would you choose to try?” I ❤️ that. Ss listed 25 & then watched TEDtalk @25before25 and discussed career portfolios. Thank you, Emma Rosen! 👏🏼

Teenagers struggling to get meaningful work experience during the pandemic?

We asked Emma Rosen, author and Chief Operating Officer of a careers-tech start-up, for her advice on how to secure virtual work experience during the coronavirus outbreak. http://bbc.in/33d2imS

It was a pleasure to speak to @LRGSLancaster virtually!

Corona left you with some time? Come join @BritishRedCross Community Reserve Volunteers! I'm worked with @TrussellTrust Brent today 😊😷 #FreelanceLife

Powerful new ad campaign from the Baltimore City Health Department.

Freelancer and worried about #corona? You and me both. Great article from @annacod on what the hell to do https://bit.ly/2xs6MsH #Freelancers

My advice for #NCW2020 is to explore ALL your options first. Don't jump into the first thing that comes along just because it's there/easy. In the long run, you'll be more productive and work harder in a job you actually care about (and this will earn you more $$)!

Next up on Work Happy we chat with Emma Rosen - author and TED talker famously known for her @25before25 project - about how to propel your career through work shadowing. Listen up now at: http://bit.ly/2OCVA2l

#podcast #workhappy #workhappiness #workplacehappiness

Every high school should be showing this presentation to their pupils -before they choose their future career! https://youtu.be/8Swu8iiuFx4 @25before25 #inspiration #empowerment #careers #purpose #jobs