I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work

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Penguin, Jan 28, 2003 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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The quintessential guide to kick-starting your career- now updated to address the challenges of today's economy

With our current economic situation, more people are unemployed now than at any other time in recent history and many who do have jobs are overworked, maxed out, and miserable. In this revised and updated edition of I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This, career coach Julie Jansen shows how anyone unhappy with their employment-or lack of-can implement a real and satisfying career transformation. A range of quizzes and per­sonality exercises help readers to identify the type of work for which they're best suited, and then Jansen shows them how to transform this uncertain time from a period of crisis into an opportunity for positive change..
 

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A great book for the seasoned professional who wakes up and realizes she wants something...different. Jansen looks at the most common reasons for deciding you "need a change" - that your job no longer ... Read full review

I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this: a step-by-step guide to finding gratifying work

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"Close your eyes and...imagine what it would feel like to be happy and excited and fulfilled in your work." Can't do it? Career coach Janson's no-nonsense volume just might help. Herself a former ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
What Is Your Work Situation?
Values Attitudes and Change Resilience
Personality Preferences Interests and Favorite Skills
Wheres the Meaning?
Been There Done That but Still Need to Earn
Bruised and Gunshy
Bored and Plateaued
Yearning to Be on Your
One Toe in the Retirement Pool
The Eleven Keys to Success
Job Searchthe Nuts and Bolts
Afterword
Index
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Julie Jansen has made five career changes in order to find work that fulfills and satisfies her professional and personal needs. A career coach and consultant, she has been featured in publications such as WSJ.com, Career Journal, Selling Power, Working Woman, and Smart Money and has been published in the National Business Employment Weekly. She is also a frequent speaker at both non-profit groups and corporations throughout the United States.

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