- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Business Plus Imports (23 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446696978
- ISBN-13: 978-0446696975
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 773,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success Paperback – 23 Feb 2007
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This unique guide explains how to pursue multiple careers at once and feel more fulfilled in today's modern workplace.
About the Author
Marci Alboher is a professional living in New York City. A lawyer turned journalist, she is also an author/speaker/writing coach
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The premise was intriguing to me since I've always considered myself a "slash", if you will. A jack of all trades, a renaissance man, etc. From my very first job I've always done work on the side and have added quite a few "slashes" to my ID over the years, so I was really interested in this book's promise to help you integrate them into a single identity.
What I got was a lot of stories about other people's multiple careers and some generic tidbits like "develop your new career while you're on the job". Lame.
If you want to get inspired by hearing stories of other people who are making money from side interests, go for it. If you're trying to do the same, don't expect any revelations.
1. Her examples often seem to focus on the artsy-fartsy type of "second careers" like theater, music, performing arts. This kind of begged the question of whether "slash careerists" just tend to not be successful in those challenging arts careers; she really never answered it honestly or tackled it. I mean. . .I get it. So what? But is this all about "Get a day job?" for an actor or yoga instructor? Or is there something synergistic? I'd like to see her authority grow on this matter in an unbiased way.
2. The layout wasn't very good. It wasn't visually appealing. This could be an editor problem more than a writing/author problem.
3. Sometimes she got caught up in rambling about a persons slash career; she could have condensed a little of people's life stories. The reader needs her to filter better.
All this said, none of the above would discourage me from recommending this book and I plan to two friends and I may pursue what appears to be an update. Kudos to the author for contributing to this subject which I think will grow.