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How to Find the Career You've Always Wanted

Jonathan Black

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Prose: non-fiction, Careers guidance, Self-help & personal development, Advice on careers & achieving success

The Financial Times Careers Adviser teaches you how to make a career plan that suits you and take action to make it happen.

From the Financial Times careers adviser, this book of wisdom will help you feel more empowered about your career. You can read it from beginning to end, or dive into specific sections for immediate advice on, for example, writing your CV.

'We will certainly be recommending the book to all our parents. It's quite simply the best available' - George Fussey, Head of Career Education, Eton College

'One of the most practical and comprehensible career guides ever produced' - Baroness Gillian Shephard

How to Find the Career You've Always Wanted is made up of three sections:

Stepping Back - What's this all about?
The bigger issues that frame the whole area of your career and jobs; looking down on your career map from 10,000 feet.

Practicalities - What do I do on Monday morning?
CVs, applications, interviews and all the other details on your map.

Along the Way - Or, how do I keep going?
How to cope with the hurdles and challenges that you might encounter while you're travelling along your route It includes an extensive set of real examples to bring it all alive, and is grounded with helpful statistics and sociological research.

Jonathan Black is Director of the Careers Service at the University of Oxford. He himself has had many different jobs, including: management consultant, professional publisher, co-found of a start-up company, finance director, aerospace engineer, computer salesman and strategy direct. In this book, he dispenses wisdom accrued in the course of a long and varied career, in which he has helped many thousands find the career of their dreams.

'Indispensable, inviting and engaging' - Prof Dame Carol Black, DBE, FRCP, FMedSci

'A book about how to lead a happy life' - James Hodgson, Bedford School

'A uniquely powerful guidebook' - Mark Byford, Egon Zehnder

'The definitive careers guide' - David Palfreyman, OBE

'Wise, calming and pragmatic' - Emma Jacobs, FT

'A true career design compendium' - Caroline Konrad, Ryerson University

'Winningly combines anecdotes, surveys and years of professional experience' - Dr Tim Hands, Winchester School

'Elegant, light and humorous style' - Prof Dame Carol Black, DBE, FRCP, FMedSci

'From an expert at the top of his game' - David Palfreyman, OBE

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Praise for How to Find the Career You've Always Wanted

  • We will certainly be recommending the book to all our parents. It's quite simply the best available.

  • For students spending 27k- 36k on their degrees, a further 12.99 on this book is a certain step towards getting a better return on that massive investment.

  • Winningly combines undergraduate anecdotes, professional surveys, and years of top level professional experience, providing as a consequence an indispensable and totally authoritative source of wisdom to students, teachers and parents alike.

  • From an expert at the top of his game . . . the definitive careers guide for a stressed generation of high-fees debt-laden graduates understandably far more concerned about employment than ever before. Grounded in theory, he provides a wealth of practical advice.

  • This is not just a book about careers; it is a book about how to lead a happy life.

  • Both as a philosophy for career planning and as a last minute crib for interviews, this book is invaluable for all those setting out upon the next step. It is a treasure trove of common sense and experience, underpinned by the wisdom of a life well-trodden. - Bedford School

  • A guide for people of all ages as they prepare, often hesitantly, to take an unfamiliar path. Better than a map, this book shows by captivating example how we can shape our own lives and careers.

  • This must be one of the most practical and comprehensible

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