" James Curran, Career coach and podcast host at www.graduatejobpodcast.com "Watch out - this book could turn your life upside down." Liz Hall, Editor, Coaching At Work "For years, John Lees has been the smartest voice in career coaching.
Author: John Lees
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Europe, Middle East and Africa
Category: Career changes
The nation''s much loved careers guide book is back! How To Get A Job You Love is a blueprint for anyone looking for work or planning a career change. Whether you''re looking for your first job, a graduate or an experienced professional, this book will guide you through the process accompanied by a series of exercises to help you decide what kind of role suits you. New Features in the 2017-18 edition include: * The changing nature of jobs and careers - including the ever-growing ''hidden'' job market * A wealth of practical tips to help you understand the kind of work that would suit you best - and how to find it * Everyone''s obsessed with finding their dream job - how realistic should your expectations be? * Are you currently feeling over-worked in an organisation where there''s little scope for progression and everyone''s experiencing job fragility? * Developing career ''agility'' - reinvent yourself as the market demands "When I read John''s writing, two things happen. First, I feel as if he''s standing right there, personally advising me. And second, I always come away thinking over the issue in a new way. It''s a rare, but very useful, gift." Sarah Green, Associate Editor, Harvard Business Review "This book is an excellent guide to enable students and professionals to understand themselves and apply this knowledge to create fulfilling and impactful careers in today''s global employment market. The exercises within are a great combination of pragmatic and reflective and we have utilised these to support our MBA students, from a diverse range of international and professional backgrounds, to define the milestones and actions they need to achieve careers success." Yasmina Mallam-Hassam, Careers Consultant Team Manager, Imperial College Business School "A positive, practical and readable guide, packed with creative tools and common sense advice from an author who understands careers from all angles. This book will support and encourage you throughout your working life, from making your initial career decision to helping with long term career management. It will challenge your preconceptions of yourself and of the world of work, and help you to a more fulfilling career." Julia Yates, Programme Leader, MSc Career Coaching, University of East London "This updated edition of my favourite career book reveals the results of important new research which emphasises the increasing importance of word of mouth referrals as a primary job hunting tool. John Lees'' approach works, because he gives readers simple, practical steps to help flip their mindsets into the more daring, exploratory and confident mode needed for career transition success." Stuart Lindenfield, Head of Transitions Practice, Reed Consulting "An absolute cracker of a book that will quite literally change your life as well as your career. I am always excited to try out the new ideas, concepts and intelligence presented in this essential career book every time it is revised, and am always inspired. Wherever you are on your own career path, just buy this book - and have John by your side as you navigate your way to a place you didn''t think was possible." Kathryn Jackson, New Zealand Executive Career Coach and author of How to Keep Your Cool if You Lose Your Job "I love the way that this book evolves; and it''s important that John has set this edition in the context of the changing nature of organisations and careers. Most of us will no longer be in a job for life. Many will find their values and life goals change, and so we need to review and consider what''s best for us right now. Inside this book are many helpful activities to get you thinking and moving to a more satisfying option." Denise Taylor, Career Psychologist with Amazing People and Author of Find Work at 50+ "I frequently recommend job seekers or those at a career crossroads to read How to Get a Job You Love as it offers practical and easily accessible advice from someone with vast experience in the area." Joëlle Warren, Managing Director, Warren Partners Ltd "John Lees'' latest revision of his seminal book both brings it firmly up to date and reinforces its now established special position as a place of reference and unusual insight". Stephen Bampfylde, Chairman, Saxton Bampfylde "Thank you John, for producing yet another ''How to Get a Job You Love'' masterpiece. This latest edition combines John''s extensive wisdom of the complex world of careers, with heaps of practical and accessible advice on enhancing your career prospects. A ''must-read'' for anyone who wants to maximise their job satisfaction and explore the next step in their career." Sophie Rowan, bestselling author of ''Brilliant Career Coach - How to Find and Follow your Dream Career'' and ''Happy at Work - Ten Steps to Ultimate Job Satisfaction'' "This is THE definitive careers book which I recommend to listeners on my podcast and to my coaching clients. John Lees provides clear, accessible and engaging career guidance which will help readers no matter what stage they are in their job seeking journey. Life is too short to spend your time doing a job you don''t enjoy. This book gives you the practical step-by-step skills, exercises and strategies you will need to get the job you''ll love." James Curran, Career coach and podcast host at www.graduatejobpodcast.com "Watch out - this book could turn your life upside down." Liz Hall, Editor, Coaching At Work "For years, John Lees has been the smartest voice in career coaching. His insight and advice are a must-read for anyone entering today''s competitive job market." Rebecca Alexander, Dossier Editor, Psychologies Magazine "I love John''s really practical "How to guides" - over the years I have recommended them to clients, family and friends, as they are full of ideas on how to unlock the potential opportunities you have when seeking a job or career change. Life is too short not to love your job and this wonderfully practical book will help you secure the perfect job for you. It is filled with a number of creative tools and techniques that are fun to work through and will provide you with new insights and ideas that will encourage you to think in a whole new way." Brigit Egan, Director, Oakridge Training and Consulting "John is a regular speaker at AMBA events. His real world approach and engaging style of career coaching made him the obvious choice to launch AMBA''s webinar series. Alongside the various editions of How To Get A Job You Love and his other titles, business schools repeatedly welcome John to dispense highly practical advice to MBA students and alumni. In my own coaching practice John''s techniques are enthusiastically actioned by clients as they design (and achieve) their next role either as an in-house promotion or elsewhere." Steve Gorton, Enabling Development;, Trustee Director - Association of MBAs (2008 - 2015) "I''ve had the pleasure of working with John over several years where he has been a regular speaker at I Am events, on the theme of finding a job you love. John''s talks never fail to inspire; the advice he gives is always very well received, insightful and most importantly, of a practical nature. From both my own personal perspective and that of our delegates, I can''t recommend How to Get a Job You Love enough!" Debbie Hockham, Director, I Am Enterprises "This practical guide is a well-thumbed book in our school Careers Library. John Lees'' advice and guidance is as useful to young people as it is to adults." James Brittain, Head of Careers and Higher Education, Millfield School "The popularity of John Lees'' writing lies in his ability to connect with the sense many people have that they can be more than they currently are and deserve greater job satisfaction than they currently have. What makes his work distinctive is his use of his wide experience in careers coaching to provide tools and ways of thinking that any motivated individual can easily use to take control of their working life." Carole Pemberton, Career and Executive Coach and author of Coaching to Solutions "John Lees'' advice on careers is always useful and interesting and often surprising and even fascinating. From getting ahead to changing your career completely, this book is great guide to navigating the treacherous waters of the modern workplace." Rhymer Rigby, writer of the FT''s Careerist column and author of 28 Business Thinkers Who Changed The World and The Careerist "I know first hand the joy that being in the right career can bring and I commend John Lees for his books and seminars which help other people do just that." Rosemary Conley CBE "John Lees is the Career Professional''s professional; the doyen of careers experts. His books and advice have helped countless numbers of people to enjoy better, more fulfilling careers." Dr. Harry Freedman, Career and Business Strategist, Hanover Executive