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About the Author

Caroline Dowd-Higgins authored the book and maintains the blog: This Is Not the Career I Ordered which showcases her savvy professional development advice and women who are thriving after a career transition. In her capacity as Director of Career & Professional Development and Adjunct Faculty at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, she coaches law students on how to prepare for the realities of the world-of-work in the legal arena and beyond. Dowd-Higgins also maintains an active private practice coaching individuals and corporate clients. She speaks nationally on professional development topics specializing in the empowerment of individuals in the workforce and pens a career blog for the Huffington Post online and a column for The Chronicle newspaper in Northern Indiana. Her columns are syndicated internationally by major media venues. Dowd-Higgins also hosts: Career Coach Caroline, a weekly broadcast heard nationally on CBS Radio, Tuesdays at 5pm. (www.carolinedowdhiggins.com) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Reinvention Press (September 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982731809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982731802
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,159,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Caroline Dowd-Higgins is the Director of Career and Professional Development for the Indiana University Alumni Association. She leads an expanded alumni career enhancement and leadership development program to activate the power of the IU alumni network globally. With a focus on the powerful network of IU alumni, she aims to create a culture of professionals who become catalytic connectors and back one another throughout their lives. With over a decade of career and professional development experience, Caroline authored the book and maintains the blog: This Is Not the Career I Ordered® which showcases her savvy professional development advice and women who are thriving after a career transition or reinvention. Caroline has social media reach of 81 million and writes for the Huffington Post, America Online (AOL), CNN Money, More Magazine and British online news magazine - The Rouse, in addition to a column for The Chronicle newspaper in Indiana. She maintains an executive coaching practice and speaks nationally on professional development topics specializing in the success of individuals in the workforce. The former host of Career Coach Caroline, a national broadcast on CBS Radio, her new show - Your Working Life is available on iTunes. She is currently developing a TV series on career and life empowerment for women. www.carolinedowdhiggins.com

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Franklyn Kimball on October 24, 2010
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Carolyn's book is simply remarkable. I've been hiring, counseling, hiring, and placing lawyers for 33 years and have met more than 11,500 of the species. And, I have dutifully read all of the texts that purport to counsel and inspire professionals. This is one of the best efforts in an all too crowded field. First, it's inspiring, engaging, thoughtful and funny. Second, it doesn't fly over the battlefield at 35,000 feet offer some pithy comments and fly away. It is specific, factual, concrete, and useful. Third, it isn't preachy or full of faux psychology. It offers concrete examples of real people handling real problems and finding real inspiration. Fourth, it's something you can read in a couple of hours and go back to time and time again. Fifth, it's high on substance but it is not a scientific academic treatise that will be off putting to those who live in the world of capitalism, free enterprise, strange supervisors, challenging clients, and colleagues who may not always have their best interests at heart. I hope this is the first in a series of laps in the pool. Carolyn's on my short list of professional counselors who "get it." Now if she hailed from a good football school like that joint in Ann Arbor. But even Carolyn can't be perfect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michelle M. Jaffee on October 4, 2011
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My favorite thing about this book is the great number of inspirational stories, not to mention practical, sound advice from someone who has been-there-done-that. I was introduced to This Is Not The Career I Ordered after I made my own mid-life career change and Caroline recently featured me on her blog. I wish I had had the benefit of reading all these wonderful and inspiring stories as I began my own journey. I identified with many of the experiences related in the book and have a feeling I would be great friends with many of the gals who chose, like I did, to reach out for something new in mid-life and follow a dream. If I had a daughter, I would insist she read this book during high school!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sherry G. Maysonave on May 22, 2013
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This is "MUST-READ" book for anyone considering career change, experiencing burn-out, and/or already engaged in a career shift. Caroline Dowd-Higgins outlines real-life strategies and action steps for finding success and fulfillment in a career that you enjoy. Her personal story is compelling and lends courage to those who let fear hold them back. Because of her own journey through letting go of a dream to finding a new dream, and succeeding on a new career path, Caroline's insights regarding the emotional and psychological aspects of career shifts hit the bull's eye. More to the point, she has lived in the heart and thick of it; subsequently, she nails all issues involved with authenticity and authority. I also found the stories of other women's career changes inspiring and energizing. I certainly wish I had read this book a few years ago when losing enthusiasm for a business that I had once cherished and had risen to the top by most standards. Yet, I am grateful to have read it recently as it has helped me to understand that I am not "throwing away" one career for another. My glow is reignited and I am liberated to enjoy and embrace my new career path. Thank you Caroline for sharing your journey and for this outstanding guide book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L Dishong on January 24, 2012
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Caroline Dowd-Higgins is a very talented and knowledgeable author, coach, and motivational speaker. In her first book, This Is Not the Career I Ordered, she provides effective and uplifting guidance to anyone searching for their ideal career or experiencing professional transition. Her approach is direct, well-organized, and upbeat, making her a welcome light in the harbor for the working weary and disheartened. For those who are simply curious to know what additional skills they might possess and how best to put those gifts to work, this book is a sturdy bridge of exercises, ideas, and resources that can lead even the satisfied professional to a land of self-reflection and rejuvenation. I highly recommend This Is Not the Career I Ordered, as well as Caroline's coaching services. She's a treasure trove of wisdom and encouragement.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Cobb on October 2, 2011
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Caroline Dowd Higgins and her journey through several life re-inventions is a great gift to all women who are feeling or have felt that their life was meant to be something different and more. Her inspiring words and stories of women like her gives hope and courage to those of us who are on this same journey as well. Thank you for writing and sharing your gifts and being a much needed cheerleader for women!
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The first chapter had me hooked. The book begins with tools for and explanations of self-discovery. This first chapter led me on a journey to understand my own values and personality which has facilitated understanding and effective interactions both professionally and personally. From there it is organized with inspiring stories of entrepreneurs, their advice and action steps, and detailed advice from Caroline which can immediately be put to use. The tools and recommendations are applicable to those looking to rejuvenate themselves in their current roles as well as those looking for a career change.

This book helped energize and renew my passion for a career that I have been in for many years. Reading it has made me more mindful of my career; put me on the path to refine soft skills; and inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and take calculated risks. I am happier and more self-confident at work and am adding more value to a company to which I am sincerely devoted. Originally I picked up the book to read for inspiration, I now carry it in my briefcase to reference and share with others.

Whether you are looking for a new career, tools to recharge your current career, and/or motivating stories...do yourself a favor and get this book today!
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