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The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention: Essential Survival Skills for Any Economy Hardcover – Bargain Price, December 31, 2009
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-Palm Beach Post
"Mitchell's advice is spot on."
-Dallas Morning News
"Pamela Mitchell, CEO of the Reinvention Institute, expertly pairs personal stories of career 180s with practical advice for how you, too, can veer off course-and still be OK. She doesn't promise it'll be easy, but of all the useful tools she offers, her honesty is the best."
-Harvard Business Review
"After reading Pamela Mitchell's book, I am left with an overwhelming feeling that anyone can reinvent their careers and their lives by following this simple step-by-step instruction manual. Easy to Read, Easy to Follow, Easy to Succeed..."
-Norm Brodsky, Senior Contributing Editor INC. Magazine, author of The Knack
"Pamela Mitchell's book is like having your own personal reinvention coach! She takes you on as a client, fully engaging you with fascinating examples of real-life career transformations and outlining, step-by-step, how you can recreate their success for yourself. Without pulling punches, she shines a light on the fears that block your reinvention and powerfully challenges you to give up the excuses that get in your way. She gives you the information you need to start on your journey, and cheers you on every step of the way. Move over What Color is Your Parachute?--this book is the new go-to-guide for career changers!"
-Lauren Doliva, Managing Partner, Chief Advisor Network, Heidrick & Struggles
"In The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention, Pamela Mitchell shares the secret strategies that successful reinventors use to land on their feet, even in turbulent times. If you want a practical plan for a richer career and life--in any kind of job market--read this book."
-Barbara Stanny, bestselling author of Secrets of Six Figure Women and Overcoming Underearning(r).
"It's never too late to re-write your script...and Pamela Mitchell is the perfect person to show you how. If The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention doesn't make you stop worrying about the future and start taking action to create your dream, nothing will."
-Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Stop Sabotaging Your Career and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
About the Author
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Prior to founding The Reinvention Institute, Ms. Mitchell spent nearly fifteen years in senior-level positions leading international business development and relationship management for high-profile media and entertainment companies. Her roles included serving as Vice President of International for Playboy.com, and Director of Sales and Marketing for Europe, Latin America, Africa/Middle East for Discovery Channel's consumer products group. Prior to Discovery she spent five years on Wall Street, where she managed international partnerships for the financial information division of Knight-Ridder.
In addition to being a certified coach, Ms. Mitchell has a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the top international business school, Thunderbird. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the coaching industry's top professional organization.
Top Customer Reviews
The title is unwieldy and the book takes a serious, no-nonsense approach. Mitchell focuses on exploring options. Much of her advice seems based on taking a sales approach; she even refers to "career reinvention materials."
Mitchell doesn't have a lot of soul-searching exercises, like "What should be on my tombstone." She invites readers to heed their intuition. Like Martha Beck, she believes the body knows more than the mind: if you find yourself feeling ill when you contemplate a type of work, it's time for a move.
Nor does she spend a lot of time on the trappings of a career search, such as resumes. In fact, if you need to write a resume, she invites you to download samples from her company's website.
Some useful points:
Career reinvention takes chronological time. She points out that many career-changers think "six weeks" when they should be thinking "six months." I would agree more with Ibarra in Working Identity, who says three years is not unusual.
Besides chronological time, you need time during your week. One of my own clients said she could talk to me on Sunday evenings at 6 PM Eastern. Her weekdays were completely taken. She was too busy to change careers; she needed to take an interim job that would free up her hours.
Functional fear versus dysfunctional fear.Read more ›
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Spot on, and written in a easy flowing style. Somehow in all my career advice reading, nothing hit me as strongly or as effectively as this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by rocky mt lady
This is a well written book that can be very useful in deciding the direction you want to take with your career with very easily executed tasks and ideas.Published 9 months ago by Kathleen Mixon
Purchase this book as a gift to a couple of young people who were at a crossroads in their life.. I did read parts of the book and found it enlightening. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kid Kotch
I found this book to be exceptionally helpful in narrowing down a second career choice.Published 19 months ago by D. Murphy
Career profile on local shaker & mover: he cited this book as very influential in his beginnings. I checked it out from the library, read it, and loved it so much that I bought my... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Michelle V H
Really didn't learn anything that was useful, need a book that says this is what you should do to find new opportunities when you get older...disapointed....Published on June 8, 2013 by judyinvegas
I met Pamela Mitchell in 2005 at one of her workshops and have become one of her regular disciples now. Read morePublished on February 14, 2013 by Dina R. D'Alessandro
Takeaway's from this book were too little. I had hoped this book would be a "one stop shop" for career reinvention; I found I needed to purchase other workbooks. Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by Jane