Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

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Harvard Business Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 199 pages
19 Reviews
Drawing from in-depth research on managers and professionals in transition, Ibarra describes reinvention as an iterative process of trial and error. Through engrossing stories of successful career-changers - from a literature professor-turned-stockbroker to an investment banker-turned-novelist - she unveils a new model for change based on three "acts of reinvention"; experimenting with new activities, interacting in new networks of people, and constantly reworking the story of our changing identities. Reinventing the act of reinvention itself, Working Identity dares the dreamer in each of us to craft a more fulfilling future.
  

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Review: Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

User Review  - Mary Karpel-Jergic - Goodreads

An interesting and useful book for anyone interested in the dilemmas of changing their career. I value it for two reasons: one, for myself as I undergo yet another personal and professional re ... Read full review

Review: Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

User Review  - Anna Jones - Goodreads

This is definitely a business book rather than a self help book. It focuses on the "how" of major career transitions, with a bias to professionals and academics - the kind if people you meet in the ... Read full review

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Contents

reinventing yourself
1
possible selves
23
between identities
45
deep change
67
crafting experiments
91
shifting connections
113
making sense
133
becoming yourself
161
studying career transitions
173
notes
183
index
193
about the author
201
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