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John Lees
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1 Nov 2012
"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 of
Happy 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

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Product details

  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 7 edition (1 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077140222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077140229
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

John Lees is one of the UK's best known career coaches and authors. John specialises in helping people make difficult decisions - difficult because they don't know what to do next, or because there are barriers in the way of success. He has delivered workshops in the USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and is a presenter at business conferences and consumer events. He has also featured as a speaker at the world's largest international career conferences in the USA.

John writes regularly for the Times, The Guardian and has written a regular column for Metro. His work has been featured on ITV's 'How To Get A Job', Channel 4's 'Dispatches', and BBC 2's Working Lunch. He regularly provides insights into the world of work on radio and in publications including Management Today, The Sunday Times, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Psychologies, Eve and SHE.

John is the author of several bestselling books including 'How to get a Job You Love' (8 editions), 'Knockout CV', 'Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions', 'Take Control of Your Career', 'Just The Job!', 'The Interview Expert' and 'Secrets of Resilient People'. In 2012 he wrote the introduction to the Harvard Business Review Press 'Guide to Getting the Right Job'.

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From the Back Cover

Feeling ‘stuck’ and looking for a new professional challenge?
Deciding what kind of work would suit your personality and skills best?
Toying with the idea of making a complete career change?

This new and updated edition of John Lees’ bestselling How to Get a Job You’ll Love is a practical guide that will help you to identify your passions and motivators, and release your hidden skills and potential. John Lees then demonstrates how to apply these to your professional and personal life, in order to make the way you spend your waking hours more creative, more meaningful and more enjoyable.

  • NEW preface by an industry expert, Dick Bolles, author of the international bestseller, What Colour is Your Parachute?
  • UPDATED introduction that reflects the realities and difficulties of the current job market
  • NEW tips on career resilience: keeping up energy levels and confidence
  • NEW material on how and why people do the wrong things in a job search
  • NEW tips on using social media - why the internet won't and can't save your career, but how it can be a good tool if used wisely
  • NEW overview of portfolio careers, with stronger emphasis on self-employment
  • Comprehensively UPDATED list of useful websites and resources

John Lees is one of the UK’s best-known career strategists, and is the bestselling author of several careers books including Job Interviews, Top Answers To Tough Questions. He has a weekly column in Metro and blogs regularly for Harvard Business Review. For details of John’s workshops, consulting and 1:1 career coaching, see www.johnleescareers.com. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

John Lees is one of the UK's best-known career strategists, and has written several other career titles including the bestselling: Job Interviews: Top answers to tough questions, Take control of your career and Knockout CV: How to get noticed, get interviewed and get hired. John has a regular column in Metro, as well as regularly being featured in the national press.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
John is a total expert in his field and rightly so. How To Get A Job You Love (and his other works for that matter) hold unique qualities for me.

John knows how to focus your attention on what's really important and wake you up from the disempowering trap that bad jobs put us in. He doesn't insult your intelligence with overly simplistic 'just believe' jargon. He isn't afraid to tackle the more complex areas of career development. In typical John Lees style he turns the complex and challenging into the simple and compelling. THAT is why he's my go-to-guy when suggesting a book on career development and transformation. BUY IT AND READ IT.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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As a Career Coach, this book is my main source of reference when working with clients. It takes you through all of the necessary steps that you need to take when going through a career transition towards great work and contains some great practical exercises that are simple to use. John's style is simple but very effective. I can't recommend it highly enough, although I believe I just have!
Mark Anderson, KickStart Careers Coaching
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll Love this Book 5 Nov 2012
Format:Paperback
I can thoroughly recommend the latest edition of How to Get the Job You'll Love. John's 2009/10 edition was a real source of inspiration and is now a well worn and frequently read continuing source of advice and guidance. Each Chapter has something of value, whether its reviewing your career decision history, identifying your career drivers, designing the perfect job, or surfacing your unmapped talents.

From a personal perspective, John's exploration of motivated skills proves an enabling way to discover that place where you're doing what you're really good at and really enjoy doing - How powerful is that!

On the job search front there's loads of really practical hints and tips. From busting job hunting myths to using creative search strategies to developing your personal/professional networks.

Whatever your perspective on career development - personal and/or professional - this really is the resource for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks like it works! 7 April 2014
By Paul Madge #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I bought this book for a friend who is venturing out into the employment market in the quest for a job after a long period with the same large organisation. Although my friend is normally sceptical about "self help" type books they are delighted with this book by John Lees. The feedback I've had is that it offers straightforward, practical advice about understanding the best type of job for you; preparing yourself to search for work; dealing with selection processes; and; above all; managing yourself effectively through all of this. There's no jargon, relatively little theory but plenty of advice about things you can actually do. It turned out this was an ideal choice of gift for my friend and it really has helped them - they already have two interviews lined up and now all they've got to do is keep on following John Lee's advice and hopefully they'll get at least one of the jobs! A clearly written, practical and "real world" text. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book you'll love! 20 Mar 2013
By HR Prof
Format:Paperback
This book has stood the test of time. I used it in an earlier format when I was just starting out on my career and this new updated edition is brilliant. John Lees is a true career guru, he provides practical help in an inspiring way and makes the reader consider much wider horizons then they would normally have ever done for themselves. There are checklists, tests and really useful resources to tap into. This book is well worth a read - I always recommend it to those who are looking for the next job or who are just thinking about whether to do something entirely different.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is a fantastic book for anyone feeling that their current job is less than satisfactory, or for anyone contemplating a career change. With helpful exercises and activities, John Lees guides you along a path of discovery to help you better identify a job or career where you'll feel inspired and energised. You'll learn more about the constraints that are holding you back from getting a job that matches your skills, values and knowledge - and how to overcome these hurdles. There's plenty of advice on how to approach a job search, plus practicalities on CV and interview preparation. Above all, though, this book will give hope and inspiration to all those who are disillusioned or demotivated by their current roles, want to make a change, but are unsure where or how to start.

Highly recommended!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding work that you can excel at 13 Nov 2012
Format:Paperback
John's book `How to get the job you'll love' has been a personal source of inspiration for me as I have faced restructuring and job uncertainty in recent years. It has helped me to review my career to date, address what holds me back in succeeding and identify the values, skills and knowledge that I want to bring to the workplace. Through the new edition of `How to get the job you'll love', I have learnt even more strategies and ideas on how to navigate finding meaningful work in challenging times including creative job search, developing self-employment and making use of social media. Having undertaken many of the exercises in the book, reflected on my learning and taken direct action on my career planning, I now find myself in a job which meets many of my aspirations but I have also found the confidence to seek out freelance projects which also reflect and utilise my core skills and abilities. In my opinion, this book is a comprehensive and definitive guide on how to find the work that you can excel at and find greater fulfilment not just in work but in life as a whole.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great advice with lots of detailed guidance
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If at a loss to know where to go next with your career, this book is a very useful book to have indeed. It really does get you thinking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value advice and so easy to read
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