How to Get a Job You'll Love, 2009/10 Edition: A Practical Guide to Unlocking Your Talents and Finding Your Ideal Career Paperback – 1 Oct 2008
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Looking for a change of job or has change been forced on you? John Lees has a great morale booster.
--BA Business Life Magazine, January 1, 2010
From the Publisher
There are many `how to' books about career change and job search. They are good at getting you organized and giving you good advice on job search.
This book aims to do something different. Its approach is to look at the way that people generate brilliant ideas and new ways of solving problems or designing products, and it then applies that breakthrough thinking to you and your career, the way you work and the way you find work. It challenges your perceived limitations and helps you to discover your strengths. Finally, it provides practical advice about making your chosen future happen.
Quite simply, the aim is to help you to make connections between your natural creativity and the way you plan your life's work.See all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
I would recommend this book to anyone with that ‘not sure what to do next’ feeling. Contains similar concepts to ‘What Color Is Your Parachute’ but much more concise, easier to read and anglicized. Would be suitable for school leavers and job changers alike.
author directly for one to one guidance, which I
was able to do online. His website is listed in the book. I found this really helpful.
I liked the blend of right brain exercises to create the ideal job and practical steps to follow up.
I am still working my way through a change of thinking around my career and would recommend this book as a good starting point.
It then does all the usual career change stuff looking at personal values and trying to relate these to career change through some useful exercises (wheras in my opinion a lot are more applicable to job change, a subtle but important difference, than career change).
There is an all too small chapter about field change (i.e. changing career not just changing jobs) with some lack-lustre exercises and then a lack of help as to where to go next.
So in summary I'd say a far more helpful book for job rather than career changers, but for job changers the most practical one I've seen.
It is quite easy to pick and choose the sections, which you need. Don't however be deceived by the apparent slimness of the book, to get the most out of it there are a number of taxing exercises which will require a considerable degree of effort. The results amply repay the effort.
For me the sections on my own motivation and the identification of skills were ideal and gave me just the sort of insights I needed. Anyone seriously looking to manage his or her own career should read this book. Whatever your personal requirements it has something for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is really interesting book! I love reading it as it is easy to understand. Author has got a very positive personality and has a good points of view. Read morePublished 18 months ago by paulina
I've bought a fair number of careers advice books in my time, but this one is the best bar none. It takes you through a lot of very probing questions that help you to feel certain... Read morePublished on 7 July 2010 by jumpinggene
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. Read morePublished on 24 Feb. 2010 by Vaughan Evans
This book is not only thorough but also very practical. I hope it will change my career (for the better). Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 2009 by CCC
This book will help you to think about your career and options. It is NOT an instruction manual with step-by-step guides to completing CVs for example... Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2009 by J. Green
I had been working in the same industry for a number of years and was working for a very challenging employer when I purchased this book. Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2009 by Mix
Good book if you're tired of the day job and longing to find a way to do what you love. Excellent for working out what you're good at, what you enjoy. Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2009 by R. Winchester
Can this book change your life? Yes, if you use it. Rather than starting with the job, it starts with you. Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2009 by B. Cairns