I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This

I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This : A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work

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The quintessential guide to kick-starting your career, fully revised and updated for the ever-changing modern job market

Despite a recovering economy, many Americans are still losing their jobs, while many who do have jobs are overworked, maxed out, and miserable. In this fully revised and updated edition of I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This, career coach Julie Jansen shows how anyone--whether you're unhappy with your job, or without one--can implement a real and satisfying transformation. Changing careers, conducting a job search, or starting a business is more complicated than ever before. Jansen has updated her classic guide to address the unique challenges of today's job market, from the ever-more important world of social media to new ways of funding your own endeavors online. Filled with quizzes, personality assessments, and real-life examples, this guide helps you identify the type of work you're best suited for and provides the know-how--and the inspiration--for transforming an uncertain time into an opportunity for meaningful change.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 23mm | 227g
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated ed.
  • 0143128515
  • 9780143128519
  • 743,888

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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
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About Julie Jansen

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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