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

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! 🎉

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

Have a listen to my #podcast with the awesome @workdotlife, where we talked all things work shadowing!

'All the stories about endless rejections are true, but that doesn’t mean you are a bad writer. Have some faith in your own abilities and remember to send very targeted proposal to specific agents.'

Big thank you to @25before25 for sharing her #MyWritingTip with us!

Really looking forward to our International Women's Day event at 4pm on 12th March. We have some great speakers lined up for our panel discussion, chaired by Emma Rosen of @25before25 and including inspirational women from @elthamians @ElthamSixthForm put the date in your diary.