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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press; Csm edition (August 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076243869X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762438693
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When Sise was in her early 20s, she realized she needed a second job to support her acting career. Instead of temping or waitressing, she stayed true to her creative nature and chose jewelry design, and in a few years she was able to support herself without sacrificing her dreams or temperament to an office job. In fresh, funny, and cheerful prose, she helps her readers figure out what they want to do and build a roadmap for getting there. She breaks down the practicalities of a fulfilling and financially self-sufficient life, including finding a mentor, deciding when to leave a day job, developing weapons for overcoming fear, learning the legalities, as well as résumé polishing, interviewing, negotiating, and publicizing yourself. Emphasizing self-evaluation and the use of helpful worksheets, Sise presents solid practical advice and encouragement through interviews with famous "creative girls." Her comprehensive stock of information and playful tone--she urges readers to "Know Your Strength, Know Your Kryptonite"--round out a wonderful survival guide for women looking to make the leap to a satisfying, self-directed career.
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Jamie Rosen, W Magazine, June 2010
"Encouraging, inspiring and actually fun to read, Creative Girl gives its readers a master class in career actualization. Whether it's guidance on how to tap into your talents, advice on how to work creatively in a corporate world, or the roadmap for setting up your own business or freelance venture, Sise offers up all the tools needed to satisfy your soul and your bank account."

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Very motivating,clearly written and understandable, fun "how to" book.
julie
Whether you want to start your own business or have a creative career casually on the side, you will find this book useful.
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Interspersed throughout the book are profiles of successful creative girls.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Cesarz on September 26, 2010
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I picked this book up purely out of curiosity (i don't think of myself as creative at all), and i was surprised at how helpful and relevant to my life it was. It actually gave me the gumption to pursue a writing project I've been working on and made me realize that I really do want to try to get it published. Unlike most how-to books, this one makes you reflect on what you want out of life career-wise -- without being cheesy or annoying. I am a stay-at-home mom, but it would also appeal to people who work and want the most out of their jobs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SE on December 19, 2010
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If your college career services office is anything like mine, with lots of resources for future business professionals and lawyers but not much for creative types, this book will help fill the gap with advice on how to find a creative job at an existing company or create a business plan for your own creative company down the road. Creative girls in the fashion world will probably find the book most helpful, since many of the creative girls Sise interviews work in that industry. But the chapters on money and time management will be helpful for other kinds of artists, too. Especially recommended for those just starting out who'd like advice on interviewing, long-range planning, etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ali Watts on September 27, 2010
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Written in both a pratical and fun way, the book is a fast read with a good amount of pitstops along the way to help you guage both where you are in your personal process and what you still need to do to get to your final destination. The real life examples help bring a human element to each new step and chapter. The book is a perfect mix of the encouragement that every creative woman needs while still giving you the realistic tools you'll need to navigate the rough waters of following your dream career. Seeing how she worked through the exact steps she writes about, helps make the whole idea so much more tangible. Looking at her successful business and beautiful jewlery is even more inspiring!
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By AZSwing on May 15, 2014
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Love the book so far! I am still in the middle of it and enjoy the approach. I needed the support.
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By sunny on July 27, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed Creative Girl! Katharine Sise does an incredible job of laying out every aspect of taking a passion and turning it into a full time job. From advising readers about the business aspects of your creativity, to balancing emotional/mental health while pursuing one's dream, this book is a great guide for any CG. Ms. Sise definitely knows her stuff.
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By Mary on February 2, 2012
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This book is great because it is very empowering and encouraging. The tone is also very honest and practical. I thoroughly am enjoying this book and the restored hope it has brought me in having a more fulfilling career.
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I love this book! After reading this you will want to start your own creative career or business, and actually believe that you can do it. Katherine Sise guides you through everything, from figuring out what you really want out of your career to networking, taxes, everything. Whether you want to start your own business or have a creative career casually on the side, you will find this book useful. Sise uses her own life experiences and ties in many successful creative girls' (or CG's as she calls them) stories and advice. If you have ever toyed with the idea of selling things you've made, you should really check out this book!
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By Nazy Wadia on October 23, 2010
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I am SO glad I came across this book! I read two pages in the book store and knew it had to come home with me. I am a fellow 'Creative Gal' that recently launched my own business. But reading this book was so incredibly valuable - even if you've already taken steps toward launching your biz. Katharine gives you not only creative insight, but also tactical, business advice to turn your vision into reality. I gained so much and really opened my mind and eyes to steps I may have overlooked (or chose to overlook, perhaps). This is really a must-read for anyone starting their own business!
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