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Be Your Own Career Coach: The toolkit you need to build the career you want Kindle Edition

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You spend roughly 30% of your life at work.  Considering that you sleep for a large proportion of the rest of it, your choice of career is critically important.


However, with the vast range of options open to you in how and where you work, for many people that decision is determined as much by fate as by planning or deliberate choice. 


But, with so much of your happiness resting on your career, should you leave it to chance?


By being your own career coach, you can make the best decisions for your life. You can also make sure that you are at the top of your game, open to opportunities and ready to take advantage of the ones that suit you.


This book offers all the expertise of the best career coaching in one place and delivers a complete toolkit for your future success.


About the Author

Rus Slater is an experienced career coach who has been helping individuals discover their true career path since the mid-1990s. His experience has led him t work with a diverse range of people from the unemployed, graduates, those returning to t he workplace after maternity or retirement and people who are looking to set up their own businesses.


When not coaching Rus is designing and delivering management training programs and he has been commissioned to write four books including one to tie in to the BBC TV series Dragons’ Den.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 571 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Pearson International; 1 edition (14 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,335,945 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
This book promises "to help you towards having a happy and fulfilling work life", and it comfortably achieves doing just that, indeed covering all aspects of a very important issue through the entire spectrum of professional occupations. This is a brilliant book, very well written, finely structured, organized and complete, including enlightening study cases and helpful exercises.

For young people-high school, college or University graduates- it is sometimes hard to decide what they want to do with their lives, or rather what they wish to make of themselves. The book will guide younger readers through a revealing self-search, showing perception and prudence, elaborating on the importance of self-awareness, inspiring confidence and enthusiasm; it will demonstrate how you can turn a labyrinth of options to a plethora of life rewarding choices.

Unemployment, routine, a job going nowhere, a job that clashes with who you are, or who truly want to be, these are real life issues we all have encountered some time or other, as we spend the better part of our everyday lives working, or looking for a job. The way we chose to make a living has a serious impact on our lives, and this can sometimes be overwhelming, but here is where you find a strong helping hand: the book will set you off on a fascinating quest for job satisfaction and personal happiness, avoiding compromise or early defeat by the harsh particulars of the market environment.

The book is wonderfully balanced all the way through, sharp and to the point, concise and targeted, spiced up with a great sense of humour.

More than a" page turner", I am certain that this book will prove a value returner and a priceless companion many times over.
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I recommend this book if you are unhappy in your current job, unemployed or considering a career change. I believe graduates would really benefit from reading this book too. I picked up this book because as a self-employed writer I have been stuck in a bit of a rut recently. Over the past few months my motivation has been waning and I wanted to read something that would give me a kick start.

This book did just that; wary of books that offer a fool proof formula for success I instantly warmed to the honest, straightforward tone of the book. It is packed with advice from the author's considerable experience of the business world and his insights as a self-employed coach and writer. He shares case studies of clients he has helped and in this way demonstrates the possibilities we have regardless of our current situation.

As well as addressing the practical issues of making a change to your working life the book goes deeper and asks more philosophical questions. The author asks you to weigh up the happiness factor of any decisions you make, not just the financial considerations. I really liked this, it made me think about my overall life goals and where my career fits into that.

There are exercises peppered throughout to help you get to the heart of what you really want from your work life and to prompt you to consider options you might not otherwise have. I loved the funny little sketches and cartoons as I think humour is a powerful way to make a point. There are also links to useful websites and some YouTube videos which I found very informative, it shows that the information is out there if you know where to look. The 'Read them and Reap' sections are little asides featuring books to read at every stage.
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Russell Slater has created in in-depth but easily followed guide for those wishing to either embark in a new career or to change the path of their current career. It breaks down every aspect of what makes us who we are without losing sight of the bigger picture. The guide uses excellent, realistic examples and case studies to further reinforce the lessons.
The book goes on to encourage the reader to look at the different aspects of their lives from relationships and spirituality to the more commonplace likes and dislikes, always giving examples and explaining the relevance.
We explore not only the present and the future, but even look at future proofing our career and realizing that our new path may need to be redirected again. How to recognize this and when to re-evaluate are key parts as well as learning how to come to a work / home balance in order to maximize potential as well as satisfaction.
Being self employed I particularly enjoyed Chapter 13. Wage Slave Or Captain Of Your Own Destiny? I found it an honest, no nonsense approach to the realities of what it means to Be Your Own Boss, the good and the bad.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has reached a lull in their career, recently lost their job or feels that their position may no longer be secure.
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