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UNDER THE HOOD
UNDER THE HOOD
by Max Eames
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.97

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coping with Crisis, 3 Jan 2011
This review is from: UNDER THE HOOD (Paperback)
Under the Hood is a book not just for those who find themselves trying to cope with a personal debt crisis. It can apply to coping with any crisis, whether redundancy or relationship breakdown. Eames builds on his experience, both personally and as a psychotherapist, to show how to apply the Galatea effect simply and effectively - and all delivered in a lively, anecdotal, highly readable style.

Vaughan Evans, business and career strategist
Author, BACKING U! A Business-Oriented Approach to Backing Your Passion and Achieving Career Success


The Pathfinder
The Pathfinder
by Nicholas Lore
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Landmark Career Guide, 24 Feb 2010
This review is from: The Pathfinder (Paperback)
This is the bottom-up approach to career and life planning set out at length. Nicholas Lore draws on his and his institute's experience to lay out techniques for designing a new career direction to fit your goals, talents, personality, values etc and, most memorably, "how to deal with the yeah but voices in your head that keep you going back to the same ill-fitting job, day after day". The book is perhaps overly wordy, with a structure not the easiest to follow. But it is written by an acknowledged authority in the field and prospective career shifters would be wise to persevere. For the alternative top-down, demand-driven, passion-driven approach, where you identify a range of jobs that inspire you and systematically screen them for fit with your strengths, the reader should look elsewhere. But this is a landmark book in career guidance.

Vaughan Evans, business and career strategist
Author, BACKING U! A Business-Oriented Approach to Backing Your Passion and Achieving Career Success


How to Get a Job You'll Love, 2009/10 Edition: A Practical Guide to Unlocking Your Talents and Finding Your Ideal Career
How to Get a Job You'll Love, 2009/10 Edition: A Practical Guide to Unlocking Your Talents and Finding Your Ideal Career
by John Lees
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The UK's Parachute, 24 Feb 2010
John Lees is a leading authority in career planning in the UK and here brings his experience to bear in a coherent book on career change. Admittedly standing on the shoulders of Dick Bolles's What Color is My Parachute? and other pioneers of the bottom-up approach, he introduces his own useful concepts (e.g. "house of knowledge", "field generator") in a well presented and easy-to-read book.

Vaughan Evans, business and career strategist
Author, BACKING U! A Business-Oriented Approach to Backing Your Passion and Achieving Career Success


What Color is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
What Color is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard Nelson Bolles
Edition: Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Evergreen of Career Guidance Books, 24 Feb 2010
Dick Bolles's Parachute is the ultimate job hunting handbook, packed with advice, experience, knowledge, and tips. It is not beyond reproach - some may find it a tad preachy, others the grammar overly quirky - but the canny reader should look beyond to the accumulated wisdom within. Bolles's personal flower diagram, whereby you lay out your transferable skills, interests, values etc to try and envision the job of your dreams, remains the single most useful tool in bottom-up career planning. For the alternative top-down, demand-driven, passion-driven approach, where you identify a range of jobs that inspire you and systematically screen them for fit with your strengths, the reader should look elsewhere. But Bolles's everlasting Parachute remains the yardstick by which all career guidance books are judged.

Vaughan Evans, business and career strategist
Author, BACKING U! A Business-Oriented Approach to Backing Your Passion and Achieving Career Success
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