I loved this book. It is everything you need
It is practical, realistic and well-informed and it deals with both the personal and professional sides involved in advancing your career. Gerry Robinson, Businessman and TV presenter
Changing what you do for a living can be a very exciting prospect. It can also seem like a daunting and difficult thing to do. You may be thinking about it because you want to, or because you feel you dont have any choice. Either way, this book will help you
Jumpstart Your Career is very straightforward: theres no jargon or complex theories, just practical advice about how to make a start on a fresh career path.
This hugely informative book will help you to take an objective look at the career you have now and why you may not be happy with it.
Nigel Cassidy and Philippa Lamb will help you to think about all the practical issues you need to consider. Theyll facilitate in understanding yourself and what you have to offer a prospective employer and guide you through possible re-training opportunities, researching suitable jobs, writing your CV and preparing yourself for interview. Itll boost your confidence, increase your motivation and heighten your self-awareness.
You can either start at the beginning and read the book straight through or just dip in and out of the chapters, focussing on and using the information and exercises that are most relevant to you. Perhaps you already know what job you want, but just need advice on writing a brilliant CV or dealing with those tough interview questions. Or perhaps you need more help and would welcome guidance and advice on the whole job changing process.
The book is full insider strategies, key points and exercises. Thought provoking questions and quizzes are designed specifically to help you to know yourself better and think more creatively about the sort of work you might like.
- How do you describe yourself? The extensive list of more than 80 adjectives will assist you in portraying yourself more accurately than ever before.
- Thinking of working from home? A lighthearted quiz will help you to understand if it is right for you.
- What sort of job do you want? An exercise in the book will help you to draft your wish-list of possible jobs.
Jumpstart Your Career has absolutely everything you need to make sure that you face the reality of a career change with confidence. Everything you need to know all in one handy book.
Inspiration for anyone who wants to stop following the pack and start doing things differently. Charles Dunstone, Chief Executive, The Carphone Warehouse
If youre at a crossroads in your career or just not sure that youre in quite the right job, this could be the most important book you ever read
Lamb and Cassidy will change many peoples lives. Dianne Thompson, Chief Executive, Camelot
Jumpstart Your Career is recommended by Management Today.