Jumpstart Your CareerEssential Steps to a Brilliant Future
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.
- Time to make a move
- Why do I feel Im being left behind at work?
- New jobs, new ways of working
- Practical matters to think about
- What drives you?
- What do you have to offer?
- What are employers looking for?
- Where do you want to work?
- What sort of job do you want?
- Going it alone
- Updating your skills
- Successful job-hunting
- Positive thinking
- Making the right impression
- How to shine at interviews
- Youve jot the job!
- How to be your own career coach
- You can do it!
also includes a handy list of the useful websites that are referred to throughout the book.
Philippa Lamb and Nigel Cassidy are journalists and broadcasters specialising in business and work issues. A familiar face on BBCTV, Nigel Cassidy is also frequently heard on BBC Radio 4 where Philippa Lamb is best known as the longstanding presenter of "Nice Work" - the essential guide to working life.
They are the authors of the careers book for young people: Starting Out: Essential Steps to Your Ideal Career. This highly regarded book has already helped thousands of young people find the ideal career.
Praise for Starting Out: Essential Steps to Your Ideal Career
This is a brilliant book packed full of straightforward practical advice and information on finding out what you are really like, what careers might or might not be right for you and how to go about finding that dream job. Its written in an easy non-patronising style .
It's not patronising like some career books can be, and adds wisdom and insight that your parents or teachers might not be able to give. It's also helpful if you're looking to change careers as a grown up!
I would strongly recommend that anyone involved in providing career guidance and counselling to school & university leavers and fresh job entrants have a copy handy.