Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Europe, Middle East and Africa
Category: Career changes
The nation''s much loved careers guide book is back! How To Get A Job You Love is a blueprint for anyone looking for work or planning a career change. Whether you''re looking for your first job, a graduate or an experienced professional, this book will guide you through the process accompanied by a series of exercises to help you decide what kind of role suits you. New Features in the 2017-18 edition include: * The changing nature of jobs and careers - including the ever-growing ''hidden'' job market * A wealth of practical tips to help you understand the kind of work that would suit you best - and how to find it * Everyone''s obsessed with finding their dream job - how realistic should your expectations be? * Are you currently feeling over-worked in an organisation where there''s little scope for progression and everyone''s experiencing job fragility? * Developing career ''agility'' - reinvent yourself as the market demands "When I read John''s writing, two things happen. First, I feel as if he''s standing right there, personally advising me. And second, I always come away thinking over the issue in a new way. It''s a rare, but very useful, gift." Sarah Green, Associate Editor, Harvard Business Review "This book is an excellent guide to enable students and professionals to understand themselves and apply this knowledge to create fulfilling and impactful careers in today''s global employment market. The exercises within are a great combination of pragmatic and reflective and we have utilised these to support our MBA students, from a diverse range of international and professional backgrounds, to define the milestones and actions they need to achieve careers success." Yasmina Mallam-Hassam, Careers Consultant Team Manager, Imperial College Business School "A positive, practical and readable guide, packed with creative tools and common sense advice from an author who understands careers from all angles. This book will support and encourage you throughout your working life, from making your initial career decision to helping with long term career management. It will challenge your preconceptions of yourself and of the world of work, and help you to a more fulfilling career." Julia Yates, Programme Leader, MSc Career Coaching, University of East London "This updated edition of my favourite career book reveals the results of important new research which emphasises the increasing importance of word of mouth referrals as a primary job hunting tool. John Lees'' approach works, because he gives readers simple, practical steps to help flip their mindsets into the more daring, exploratory and confident mode needed for career transition success." Stuart Lindenfield, Head of Transitions Practice, Reed Consulting "An absolute cracker of a book that will quite literally change your life as well as your career. I am always excited to try out the new ideas, concepts and intelligence presented in this essential career book every time it is revised, and am always inspired. Wherever you are on your own career path, just buy this book - and have John by your side as you navigate your way to a place you didn''t think was possible." Kathryn Jackson, New Zealand Executive Career Coach and author of How to Keep Your Cool if You Lose Your Job "I love the way that this book evolves; and it''s important that John has set this edition in the context of the changing nature of organisations and careers. Most of us will no longer be in a job for life. Many will find their values and life goals change, and so we need to review and consider what''s best for us right now. Inside this book are many helpful activities to get you thinking and moving to a more satisfying option." Denise Taylor, Career Psychologist with Amazing People and Author of Find Work at 50+ "I frequently recommend job seekers or those at a career crossroads to read How to Get a Job You Love as it offers practical and easily accessible advice from someone with vast experience in the area." Joëlle Warren, Managing Director, Warren Partners Ltd "John Lees'' latest revision of his seminal book both brings it firmly up to date and reinforces its now established special position as a place of reference and unusual insight". Stephen Bampfylde, Chairman, Saxton Bampfylde "Thank you John, for producing yet another ''How to Get a Job You Love'' masterpiece. This latest edition combines John''s extensive wisdom of the complex world of careers, with heaps of practical and accessible advice on enhancing your career prospects. A ''must-read'' for anyone who wants to maximise their job satisfaction and explore the next step in their career." Sophie Rowan, bestselling author of ''Brilliant Career Coach - How to Find and Follow your Dream Career'' and ''Happy at Work - Ten Steps to Ultimate Job Satisfaction'' "This is THE definitive careers book which I recommend to listeners on my podcast and to my coaching clients. John Lees provides clear, accessible and engaging career guidance which will help readers no matter what stage they are in their job seeking journey. Life is too short to spend your time doing a job you don''t enjoy. This book gives you the practical step-by-step skills, exercises and strategies you will need to get the job you''ll love." James Curran, Career coach and podcast host at www.graduatejobpodcast.com "Watch out - this book could turn your life upside down." Liz Hall, Editor, Coaching At Work "For years, John Lees has been the smartest voice in career coaching. His insight and advice are a must-read for anyone entering today''s competitive job market." Rebecca Alexander, Dossier Editor, Psychologies Magazine "I love John''s really practical "How to guides" - over the years I have recommended them to clients, family and friends, as they are full of ideas on how to unlock the potential opportunities you have when seeking a job or career change. Life is too short not to love your job and this wonderfully practical book will help you secure the perfect job for you. It is filled with a number of creative tools and techniques that are fun to work through and will provide you with new insights and ideas that will encourage you to think in a whole new way." Brigit Egan, Director, Oakridge Training and Consulting "John is a regular speaker at AMBA events. His real world approach and engaging style of career coaching made him the obvious choice to launch AMBA''s webinar series. Alongside the various editions of How To Get A Job You Love and his other titles, business schools repeatedly welcome John to dispense highly practical advice to MBA students and alumni. In my own coaching practice John''s techniques are enthusiastically actioned by clients as they design (and achieve) their next role either as an in-house promotion or elsewhere." Steve Gorton, Enabling Development;, Trustee Director - Association of MBAs (2008 - 2015) "I''ve had the pleasure of working with John over several years where he has been a regular speaker at I Am events, on the theme of finding a job you love. John''s talks never fail to inspire; the advice he gives is always very well received, insightful and most importantly, of a practical nature. From both my own personal perspective and that of our delegates, I can''t recommend How to Get a Job You Love enough!" Debbie Hockham, Director, I Am Enterprises "This practical guide is a well-thumbed book in our school Careers Library. John Lees'' advice and guidance is as useful to young people as it is to adults." James Brittain, Head of Careers and Higher Education, Millfield School "The popularity of John Lees'' writing lies in his ability to connect with the sense many people have that they can be more than they currently are and deserve greater job satisfaction than they currently have. What makes his work distinctive is his use of his wide experience in careers coaching to provide tools and ways of thinking that any motivated individual can easily use to take control of their working life." Carole Pemberton, Career and Executive Coach and author of Coaching to Solutions "John Lees'' advice on careers is always useful and interesting and often surprising and even fascinating. From getting ahead to changing your career completely, this book is great guide to navigating the treacherous waters of the modern workplace." Rhymer Rigby, writer of the FT''s Careerist column and author of 28 Business Thinkers Who Changed The World and The Careerist "I know first hand the joy that being in the right career can bring and I commend John Lees for his books and seminars which help other people do just that." Rosemary Conley CBE "John Lees is the Career Professional''s professional; the doyen of careers experts. His books and advice have helped countless numbers of people to enjoy better, more fulfilling careers." Dr. Harry Freedman, Career and Business Strategist, Hanover Executive
More Joy in Your Job! People expect more out of their work now - not just a steady paycheck, but satisfaction and an opportunity to make a difference with others. Stephanie Goddard Davidson, author of 101 Ways to Have a Great Day at Work now shows you how to take your job and love it! Easy to read and even easier to use, this power-packed little book will help you transform your work experience: Techniques for career enjoyment through improving your skills and changing your perceptions How what you wear can affect your internal motivation and shift your point of view to promote career happiness Breakthrough techniques for doing your best work Coaching yourself into a meaningful career Developing your best work in only minutes a day Surpassing expectations - your bosses' and your own People skills and self-management In her signature easy-to-read and easy-to-use style, Stephanie Davidson has written another book that will transform the workplace. PRAISE FOR 101 WAYS TO HAVE A GREAT DAY AT WORK "A collection of simple yet powerful ideas to turn every workday into a great workday." Jeff Anderson, Vice President of Product Management, Franklin Covey "What a difference this book has made in my day-to-day productivity and stress levels." Tricia Mathes, Vice President, NPS Staffing
"This book is a treasure. Read it, devour it, use it, and find that job you once dreamed about but had almost given up on." Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? "A great book, full of insight and practical ideas. We spend much of our lives at work. It is important for us, and those around us, that we enjoy and are fulfilled byour work. And productivity and creativity come when we are passionate about our work. If you are not, work out how to be - read John's book." Gill Rider, President, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development "This is a clearly written, supportive book, which gives you the right tools to tap into your own strengths to make that meaningful career move. In particular, Ilove the way Lees draws on the wisdom or experience of a wide range of people (Ozwald Boateng, Carl Jung, Lily Tomlin ...), past and present, who have helpfulviews on life and work." Lucy Beresford, psychotherapist, broadcaster andAgony Aunt for Psychologies and author ofHappy Relationships at Home, Work & Play (2013) "I love John's really practical 'how-to' guides - over the years I have recommended them to clients, family and friends, as they are full of ideas on how to unlock thepotential opportunities you have when seeking a job or career change. Life is too short not to love your job and this wonderfully practical book will help you securethe perfect job for you. It is filled with a number of creative tools and techniques that are fun to work through and will provide you with new insights and ideas thatwill encourage you to think in a whole new way." Brigit Egan, Director, Oakridge Training and Consulting "John Lees' advice on careers is always useful and interesting and often surprising and even fascinating. From getting ahead to changing your career completely, this book is a great guide to navigating the treacherous waters of the modern workplace." Rhymer Rigby, writer of the FT's Careerist column andauthor of 28 Business Thinkers Who ChangedThe World and The Careerist "John Lees' latest revision of his seminal book both brings it firmly up to date and reinforces its now established special position as a place of reference and unusual insight." Stephen Bampfylde, Chairman, Saxton Bampfylde Hever Plc "As the market morphs, a wealth of practical suggestions on how to land your dream job." Suchi Mukherjee, Managing Director, Gumtree.com "An authoritative British voice in careers coaching." The Times Foreword by Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? Need up to date advice on making headway intoday's tough job market? Wondering what kind of work would suit you best? Want to love the job you've got? This new and fully updated 2013-14 edition of John Lees' bestselling How to Get a Job You'll Love will help readers unlock their hidden potential, find their passion and apply it to their working lives. Key Features New material on how and why people do wrong things in a job search New coverage of personal branding & selling yourself Updated material on how to make the most of social media & networking A refreshed overview of portfolio careers New coverage of career resilience - how to keep up energy and confidence New practical advice on bouncing back from job loss Comprehensively updated list of useful websites and resources
Guides people working in jobs they hate on how to make successful career decisions by creating a compass from their natural skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions, directing them to a more fulfilling vocation.
Have you always wanted to get a job that you really love, but you don't know how to get started? You have been putting in all your efforts, hoping you'd eventually find a job that will worth it, only to find out that months and even years have gone by and you have seen zero progress? If this has been your situation, I am glad to tell you that; the key to your job search progress is right in your hands. This book will help you discover how to find a job that you will look forward to every morning, this book will also help you find fulfilment in your career life. If you don't just want to get any job, but a job that will give you a sense of fulfilment and at the same time help you add value to other people's lives, then you should read this book. If you read this book, you will: Learn how to research employers and companies to find out which is right for you. Discover your skills, values, and experience to match them to the job of your dreams. Find out the kind of job environment that you can thrive in. Learn how to make your application get in front of the right employers. Learn how to overcome the fears that are keeping you from acing your job interviews. Know the best strategies on how to become an A+ job candidate. Learn how to use the social network to attract more job opportunities to yourself. Get access to award-winning worksheets that will help you discover your true work values? Get access to 20+ of our easy-to-use customizable CV templates. Since you have been hoping for an answer to all your job search questions, this is the answer and you don't want to miss this opportunity. Scroll to the top and click the "buy now" button, and say goodbye to your days of fruitless job search hustle.
A New York Times columnist and AARP's Jobs Expert describes how to turn your daily grind back into your dream job through developing new habits that give purpose to your workday, recognizing and changing negative patterns and celebrating small successes. Original.
He wants to do something new, maybe a little bit righteous. She sees herself leading a nonprofit or creating a medical device that saves lives in the remotest parts of the world. However, the search process has changed radically from the last time they looked for a job. Like many job seekers, they’ve done a lot and can do a lot. But, recruiters can’t see past old job titles to recognize how a candidate can contribute to the work force in new ways. And worse, the candidate feels tongue-tied for the first time in their career. In The Art of Finding the Job You Love, Cara Heilmann, CEO of Ready Reset Go®, offers a fresh, safe, and unconventional way to help job seekers speak their talents and passion to make a difference through their work. She connects the worlds of comedy and recruiting with a look behind the curtain to share what hiring managers are really looking for and reveals why the more successful people are, the more they wing interview prep—and how that can work against them. Readers learn how to: Get clear on the targeted job to make everything easier Create (at least) five riveting career stories that must be in every job seeker’s toolbox Understand how to connect with chemistry during the interview process—even for the most introverted introvert Make a lasting positive impression that sticks well after the interview The Art of Finding the Job You Love helps job seekers craft compelling career stories and communicate them in a way that leaves hiring managers wanting more and job seekers with the opportunity to make a difference in the world through a career they love!
Focusing on career planning, this book sets out a five-point plan of action which includes networking, job search strategies and successful interview techniques. It includes information for MBA students, along with CV advice, and ideas and suggestions about portfolio careers.
Most of us not only have to work, we want to work. But we sometimes feel so stressed and exhausted that we're afraid we can't continue living at this pace. If you're feeling down about your job right now, you are standing on the threshold of a whole new way of experiencing your work. Discover how even subtle changes to your day can make a huge difference, and explore the many resources you already possess that can help you create a rich and fulfilling life within and beyond work. Learn new, easy-to-implement techniques for: overcoming manic work patterns handling constant changes and cutbacks coping with retrenchments and takeovers thriving in a challenging work culture tackling your boss being a good boss dealing with customer and workmate conflicts managing a career change, and breathing new life into your home, your passions and your friendships Once you've read Love Your Work, Reclaim Your Life, you'll never see work the same way again.
Most of us fantasize about what it would be like to walk away from work. Denice Kronau did it. On the surface, Denice had it all: a great job as CEO of a $100 million company, offices in thirty countries, and travel around the world. However, her great job was killing her because she couldn't keep work in perspective. She let it take over her life and was exhausted, overworked, overweight, and endlessly running on a hamster wheel. When it became too much, she took an unpaid sabbatical and spent months regaining a sense of balance in her life. She explored what drove her to work in such a destructive way and discovered many insights about work. More importantly, she found what made her happy at work. In "Falling in Love with Work," Denice shares many of these key elements, such as: We're human beings, not human "doings." Don't feed the urgent while starving the important. It's perfectly fine to "Find out what you don't do well, and don't do it" (to quote Alf, the 1980s TV character). Be happy, now. Don't postpone happiness while waiting for a one-time event. About the Author Denice Kronau is a veteran of corporate life. During her thirty-year career she has held positions of chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and chief diversity officer. She has worked for notable global companies such as Altria, Diageo PLC, and Siemens AG.
Many people hate their jobs yet are afraid to leave them because they don't know what else to do. Finally a book has come along that shows readers what their natural gifts and talents are and how this information can lead them to the work they love to do. Readers are introduced to the True Colors "RM" Personality System and taken on an inner journey to discover their unique strengths and how to use them in a rewarding career filled with self-expression, passion, and success. Follow Your True Colors to the Work You Love is more than just another career book on how to find a job. The author tells the story of her own personal journey to resolve self-esteem issues and reclaim her true self -- discovering her life's work in the process. From her more than twenty-five years of experience as a career counselor, she shares stories of people she has helped find the work they love.
A deeply-reported examination of why "doing what you love" is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives. You're told that if you "do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Whether it's working for "exposure" and "experience," or enduring poor treatment in the name of "being part of the family," all employees are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do what we love. In Work Won't Love You Back, Sarah Jaffe, a preeminent voice on labor, inequality, and social movements, examines this "labor of love" myth -- the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay. Told through the lives and experiences of workers in various industries -- from the unpaid intern, to the overworked teacher, to the nonprofit worker and even the professional athlete -- Jaffe reveals how all of us have been tricked into buying into a new tyranny of work. As Jaffe argues, understanding the trap of the labor of love will empower us to work less and demand what our work is worth. And once freed from those binds, we can finally figure out what actually gives us joy, pleasure, and satisfaction.
Yes, you really can make an actual income working from home! Under the recent advice of social distancing and "stay safe, stay at home," the advantage in today's workforce lies with those people who are able to do real work from home. Because, let's face it, this will not be the only instance in our lifetime where we will encounter the need to lock down and shelter in place. In my book, I show you over 100 ways you can have a successful career working from the comfort of your own home. My Work from Home book addresses all skill levels and touches on nearly every sector of gainful employment that can be performed remotely. From highly skilled medical professionals to someone just now entering the workforce with little to no prior experience, there's a job for you. If you're just looking to make some extra side income or work at your own pace, this book is for you, too. Many positions can be tailored to your preferred schedule, what your expertise is, and what your level of comfort with technology might be. I took the guesswork out of the equation for you. Other books, blogs, and articles will direct you to the link to find the job, and then you have to figure out if it is for you. The goal of my book is to cut out some of that guesswork for you by supplying you with as much information as possible so that you can start your own process without having to wade through all the internet muck. I have done the heavy lifting for you. You will find at least one chapter that seems like it was written especially for you in your situation. This book is set up in chapters divided by how you would go about finding a job you love. The first part is about finding what work you might want to do, establishing what you're good at, and general advice about job hunting and working from home. The bulk of the book is dedicated to practical guidance for finding that job in the real world. You can peruse the types of jobs that can be done remotely and how you might go about performing the job you love. Conversely, I have provided you with a listing of over 60 companies who are actively hiring remote, work from home workers. Out of the 100+ ways to work from home, you're sure to find something you never thought of doing. Finally, I wrap up with addressing places to find freelance or gig work and suggesting some job opportunities you might take advantage of working from your house as a base of operations. While these jobs might not be done completely at home, you can still work out of your house without having to step foot in a cooperate office. It's better in the eBook format. I would highly recommend purchasing or gifting this book in the Kindle/eBook format because it is filled to the brim with helpful links that are clickable when read in the eBook format. If you have a Kindle Unlimited membership, you can also get this title for FREE for a limited time, so be sure to click "Read for Free" before this title is removed from Kindle Unlimited.
How do you find a job that makes you happy – one that fits with your morals, makes you feel good about going to work, and isn’t just about making money? This guide is aimed at anyone who wants to do something meaningful with their working life.
In this twentieth anniversary edition of her perennial bestseller, Nancy Anderson shows readers how following their passion to find their special niche is the most effective and rewarding approach to business and career success. Work with Passion follows the step-by-step program Anderson implements in her career counseling practice, carefully guiding readers through each stage. The program follows the ten “Passion Secrets” of successful people, and topics include clarifying goals, trusting instincts, doing research, and meeting others who are passionate about their work. "I have found that we love to hear success stories,” Anderson writes, and each chapter tells those powerful stories of people who have overcome adversity and realized their dreams. Work with Passion has a wealth of inspirational guidance, from the broadest kinds of visionary encouragement to very practical tips on networking, developing a resume, and writing a query letter that gets results. This comprehensive course in career counseling is for everyone who would rather brag about their career than complain about their job.