Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Career Together

Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Career Together


By (author) Pamela Slim

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  • Publisher: Portfolio Penguin
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 203mm x 20mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1591846196
  • ISBN 13: 9781591846192
  • Sales rank: 89,200

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These days it's increasingly rare to have a stable career in any field. More and more of us are blending big company jobs, startup gigs, freelance work, and volunteer side projects. We take chances to expand our knowledge, capabilities, and experience. But how do we make sense of that kind of career - and explain it? Pamela Slim, the acclaimed author of Escape from Cubicle Nation, gives us the tools to have meaningful careers in this new world of work. She shows how to find the connections among diverse accomplishments, sell your story, and continually reinvent and relaunch your brand.

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Author information

Pamela Slim is a popular blogger, career coach, and the author of Escape from Cubicle Nation. She lives with her family in Mesa, Arizona.

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"We are hardwired for story and no one gets that more than Pamela Slim. BODY OF WORK is a powerful and transformative book. Before this book, my journey from waiting tables to vulnerability researcher and teacher never made sense. Now, after reading BODY OF WORK and completing the exercises, I get it. Not only does it help me understand where I've been - it's renewed my passion for where I'm going and why. " --Brene Brown, author of "Daring Greatly" "If you're looking for a career coach, Pam Slim is the gold standard. Warm and wise, savvy and practical, "Body of Work" will guide you through today's complex career landscape -- while keeping your sense of self and personal passions alive." --Susan Cain, author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" "In the pages of this life-changing book you'll meet people who are creating beautiful lives from the most surprising materials - bravery and dedication, yes, but also fear, shame, and illness. Their courage and Pamela Slim's words are inspiring. This book is a gift to every reader in these tough times." --Daniel H. Pink, author of "Drive" and "A Whole New Mind" "Whether you are starting out at your first job, a longtime corporate employee, or a successful entrepreneur, you can survive the new world of work by telling a story about your journey. Pam Slim shows you how." --Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte, Inc. "Pam Slim shows you how to thrive by building a body of work out of your experiences, knowledge, and accomplishments. A must-read for anyone who wants to achieve fulfillment, joy, and inner peace." --Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and author of "Enchantment" "Heartfelt, practical and actionable, this is the rare book that will change your life if you let it." --Seth Godin, author of "The Icarus Deception" "Pam Slim has written THE modern career handbook. Her advice, spunk, and spirit make it a joy to