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Take Control of Your Career [Paperback]

John Lees
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Book Description

4 July 2006
Are you wondering why everyone else appears to have a career plan? Is it true that only the most aggressive and power hungry people get what they want?

How to Take Control of your Career, adapted from John Lees earlier book, How to Get the Perfect Promotion, is a practical guide to developing the best career strategy for you.

Drawing on the experience of high performers, it shows you how to overcome mental and physical barriers, make the best visible impact, and negotiate your job content, career advancement and pay.

It will help you to get inside the mind of your employer; find out what makes them tick, and how you can use this information to your advantage. The book also examines how to raise and maintain a good profile as well as how to understand and manage others people’s perceptions of you.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional (4 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077109678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077109677
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 316,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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A great way to kick-start your career makeover. (Cosmopolitan 2005-08-05)

A brilliant book for anyone who wants a new direction. (Woman & Home 2005-08-05)

John Lees inspires people to rethink the way they work: to work with greater purpose, meaning and work/life balance. - Andrea Watson, Careers (Daily Express 2005-08-03)

A joy to read as well as an indispensable roadmap for anyone serious about managing their careers. - Steve Crabb, editor (People Management 2005-08-03)

Highly recommended - always practical, but never patronising. (The Guardian 2005-08-03)

About the Author

John Lees is one of the UK's most prominent career transition coaches with 20 years experience of training recruiters. He specialises in helping career changers gain the confidence and skills to find a job they will love and overcome barriers in the way of success. John is a regular contributor to The Times, The Guardian, Personnel Today and People Management. He is the author of the following bestselling titles: How To Get A Job You'll Love which focuses on helping the reader identify the kind of career they really want by discovering what really interests them, what their hidden skills are and how to tap into these talents. Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions which is a comprehensive toolkit for dealing with awkward, probing, personality and competency based interview questions. Take Control of Your Career a practical guide to developing the best career strategy whether the reader wants to take the next step up the career ladder or move to a more interesting job. Why You? CV Messages To Win Jobs which draws on extensive research into the way employers read CVs and how to develop the right format to match the readers needs and aspirations to get onto that all important shortlist.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Confident to take control 16 Oct 2005
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A friend gave me this book at a time when I was really questioning my career and where I was going.
The book was written in simple language which was very easy to follow. Although, some of John Lees' suggestions seemed very obvious when I first read them, on reflection I have not put alot of these into practise and am now working on the simple and easy things which can give big wins.
I now feel alot more confident about change and that I have more direction than before. Reading this book is a good start to planning and taking control of your career.
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easy read plenty of practical advice a must read for anyone looking to change or impact on direction of their career
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