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The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People Paperback – April 1, 2007
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* Updated throughout, including new inspiration and tips for keeping a creative job notebook.
* Descriptions of more than 270 creative jobs, from the mainstream (architect, Web designer) to the unexpected(crossword-puzzle maker, police sketch artist).
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This disclaimer notwithstanding, it's a great book. I'm a career counselor, with many clients who are or would be in the arts. I'm recommending this book to them. If you majored in music, theater, art, or even the liberal arts, you will be reassured by this book. If you wish you had majored in these things, it's not too late to get back to your first career aspirations in some employable form.
I particularly like the section on the interim job (which may be for a few months or for a lifetime). This can be reassuring to read, so the artistic soul can stop the self-flagellation because he/she "sold out" and took a job.
For the small cost of this book, you can become re-inspired and energized in your career quest.
This book shows you that just because you're an "artistic" person doesn't mean you have to choose between being a starving artist or having a "normal" job. She explores the wide variety of jobs available for creative people, but is also realistic in stating that these jobs are not as plentiful as more conventional jobs.
If you're frustrated, and generally feel lost in your career choices, this book can give you hope and help point you in the right direction. She doesn't give you the answers, but she helps you know how to look for the answers within yourself.
I highly recommend this book to college students and twenty-somethings in particular. But this book is appropriate for any creative and unconventional person who needs a new direction.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Intensely motivating, clear and helpful intent. Truly a guide for creative/artists which serves as a leading hand for finding an individuals' unique path.Published 2 months ago by Joe Medlock
Before I retired I worked in a college as a teacher and career counselor. When I came across that book I was delighted because many students I worked with fit into this category. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Virginia A. Mahoney
This is a very insightful and inspiring book. Be sure to check out her suggested link to o*net.com and answer the questionnaire to determine which careers would be best suitable... Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. M. Trujillo
A great resource for helping creative people gain some clarity and direction towards promising careers. I was also encouraged by the positive tone of the text. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ginger Graves
The best career foundation book for the creative and unconventional.
A career coach of 20 years, I am often stumped by the talented and creative but unconventional client and... Read more
I've read my share of career planning books over the years at various phases of life, but being a right-brainer, have had my fill of dissatisfying traditional jobs. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Leccy Lucy
Bought this for my hubby who was looking for some direction. He is extremely good at so many things, it was hard for him to focus on just one. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by Mporter
This book is okay - it goes through understanding who you are, what jobs there might be, how to look into jobs, and how to take some steps to get there. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by A. Fegely