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I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work, Fully Revised and Updated Paperback – March 1, 2016
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“Is it possible to improve an already wonderful classic? Apparently it is, because that's exactly what Julie Jansen has done. This book could have saved me years of frustration at the start of my career!” —Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Work & Never Get Stuck
“A superb guide for career changers that will definitely improve your life. Jansen provides the tools, insight, and support you need to evaluate yourself and to develop and implement an effective action plan to move on to a job you will love or at least like a lot.” —Robin Ryan, bestselling author of 60 Seconds & You're Hired
“‘Life-changing’ is a bold claim. But with its inside-out approach to career creation, this book can be exactly that!” —Bryan W. Mattimore, bestselling author of 21 Days to a Big Idea
“A solid resource for people who know they don’t like what they do; it might also be a wakeup call for others numbed into job complacency.” —Publishers Weekly
“A must-read for anyone who is working and feeling dissatisfied, unfulfilled, or unhappy with their current work situation.” —Paul Tieger, bestselling author of Do What You Are
“I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This is the perfect guide if you want to find gratifying work but aren't sure how to get started…Jansen includes lots of quizzes and questions to guide your look inward, but the best part of the book is the explanation of the answers, which helps translate your unique attitudes and values into a meaningful career…Her handbook is a smart way to get going in a new direction.” —BookPage
About the Author
Julie Jansen has made five career changes in order to find work that fulfills and satisfies her professional and personal needs. A career coach and consultant, she has been featured in publications such as WSJ.com, Career Journal, Selling Power, Working Woman, and Smart Money and has been published in the National Business Employment Weekly. She is a frequent speaker at both non-profit groups and corporations throughout the United States.
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Got some decent takeaways from this book, but after listening to a little less than half the book, its clear that its meant to be read in hardcover/softcover. There are a number of interactive worksheets to complete, and in the audiobook version, it reads them verbatim, as well as all of the choices and numbers associated with scoring. In short, it gets very annoying and you don't get much out of listening to it.
I'm sure the hard copy has a better flow to it, but for me, the audiobook fell short.
i've read a few books in the category in the last year, and found this one bland and poorly organized.
if you haven't read anything on career change, it's worth the $1 or so you can pay for a used copy for on amazon; but don't buy new.
still -- skip this and look at "what should i do with my life", "the pathfinder" and "in transition" and then take a strong or briggs myers survey online; doing so will be more productive.
i read this book after i'd already decided to leave my unfulfilling job, but from other reviews it appears that the book is a catalyst to get people off their butts and go for a change, which is of course a good thing, so i don't want to be too critical, but it did nothing for me.
It's okay. Just not great or very inciteful. Basic beginner book.