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Want A New Better Fantastic Job? Second Edition Paperback – January 1, 2001
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From the Publisher
Want a New, Better, Fantastic Job? includes the Ten Truths of Job/Career transition and information that is:
- More about relationships than it is about resumes.
- More about personal stories than it is about degrees, diplomas and past work experience.
- More about boldness than it is about fear.
- More about satisfying work than just the next job. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Author
A must have for anyone who seeks happiness in their work, and alternatives to the "old way." The perfect graduation gift. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The book is a fast read - under 175 pages. But it packs a wallop in a tightly knit package. Read it through once, then use it as a guideline to chart your career transition. A generous appendix (35+ pages) is included in that 175 page total. Use the appendices for examples of planning and carrying out the job search, writing cover letters and resumes, developing action plans, organizing data and follow-through, researching industries and companies, interviewing, and doing sample proposals. Of course, there are plenty of "how-to" examples in the body of the text, too. Be sure to check out the skills word sets on pages 39-43.
Anyone who is still reading the want ads and sending out resumes to find the right job needs this book. Gross and Paskill have a new way to go about job search/career transition that can really make a difference. Even people who already have jobs can use these techniques with their current employer, so you don't have to be unemployed to find these techniques valuable.
The game plan that Gross and Paskill present makes sense and is very "do-able," something I appreciate because so many books on this subject seem overwhelmingly complex. But I guess 18 years of teaching this process at their CareerMakers training center (according to the Introduction) have forced the authors to figure out what works for real people.
Locating a soul-satisfying job is a type of work in and of itself. Most of us received little, if any, valid training in how to consciously approach the job search in order to produce the desired result: a job congruent with who I am and what interests me in life. The book, "Want A New Better Fantastic Job?" provides the training and job search methods that most of us never received. Job search tools are introduced and demonstrated. A flexible "new way" job search process is outlined describing the steps necessary to craft or locate a soul-satisifying job. Remember, like any other new set of skills to be learned in life, job search skills are learned and developed through exercise, practice, and patience.
"Want A New Better Fantastic Job?" provides the tools and teaches the process necessary for a successful job search. This invaluable book, co-authored by long time career management partners, Pam Gross and Peter Paskill, is complete, concise, and "digestible", a quality piece of work. The process being taught and shared through this insightful book has been tested and refined through the real life-work experiences of unique, ordinary people during the past eighteen years. This vital job seekers manual includes positive tips and suggestions learned from thousands of past job search experiences. Many of the most common mistakes and pitfalls are chronicled as well. Also, the book is outstanding in responding to the self doubts and fears which commonly arise for many of us during the "new way" job search process. These self doubts and fears are given voice through a superb question and answer dialogue contained within the book.
The "someone" who knows where the meaningful job is you and only you. Many of us become lost in the satisfying job quest because we continue to look toward others to provide the "magic answer", the elusive golden ring as the carousel of our work-lives goes round and round, year after year. Self-discovery is a growing up, an inner process, accepting and choosing the responsibility for one's own life. You and no one else holds the keys to unlock the inner doors to the vast richness particular to your own soul, your own individual life experiences. The subject is you--the unique self, a part of the unseen, inner world. The object is the job--the vehicle through which the self, the inner subject, finds expression and is made visible in the outer world. The subject of inquiry and the object being sought are inseparable, yet distinctly different. Remember, the self who lives inside of you is the subject, the job is the outer object. The process shared in this book connects the two together, subject and object, self and job. Stay the course, trust the process, and the satisifying job search will come to fruition.
"What would your life be like if you loved your work? Want to find out?" Today, take the first step. Trust your instincts. Buy the book: "Want A New Better Fantastic Job?"
This book deserves a 6 STAR amazon.com book rating!
Steve Watson President Perkins Strategic Management
2014 already! At age 60, I'm much more inclined to agree with John Lennon's insight to his young son: "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." For me, life is what I make of it--I focus on helping other people. I live now--make today an enjoyable day.
Were it possible, I'd delete the 2001 review that I wrote.
To all, be well. Paul Sybor.