Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You
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Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You

by Paula Caligiuri PhD
     
 

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You only have one life. Why not love what you do? Discover how others have made it happen—and how you can too! One step at a time, learn how to

Start spending more time in a career you enjoy and less on work you hate…

Identify career choices you'll love and build your skills to match them…

Transform and "layoff-proof" your current

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Overview

You only have one life. Why not love what you do? Discover how others have made it happen—and how you can too! One step at a time, learn how to

Start spending more time in a career you enjoy and less on work you hate…

Identify career choices you'll love and build your skills to match them…

Transform and "layoff-proof" your current job…

Define a mix of wealth-building activities that stimulate and liberate you…

Escape outdated "psychological contracts" that let others control your destiny…

Build the inspiring career you deserve!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Library Journal
A psychologist, career coach, and Rutgers University professor of Human Resource Management, Caliguiri uses her significant practical wisdom to turn the pie-in-the-sky notion of "doing what you love" into an achievable lifestyle. Caligiuri makes a convincing case that, as employers no long show any long-term loyalty to their employees, it's up to workers to take control of their own destiny. Thus she provides a progressive plan of attack focusing on empowerment and fulfillment-chapters range from "Discover What Really Motivates You" to "Integrate Your Career with Your Life Priorities"-with helpful questionnaires, exercises, and case studies of people whose multiple career "acts" have given them happiness as well as financial freedom (such as a nurse of 30 years who turned her love of sewing into a paying side business, or Caligiuri herself, whose career has included four acts). Though "do what you love" may seem like a luxurious conceit in a time of economic recession, Caligiuri provides a cumulative, practical plan for leveraging skills, talents, and interests to add income and value to life.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137058495
Publisher:
FT Press
Publication date:
03/19/2010
Pages:
193
Sales rank:
735,539
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Human Resource Management Department at Rutgers University where she directed the Center for HR Strategy from 2001 through 2010. She has been recognized as one of the most prolific authors in the field of international business for her work in global careers and global leadership development. Paula has written (with Steven Poelmans) Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life (Cambridge Press, 2008) and (with Dave Lepak and Jaime Bonache) Managing the Global Workforce (Wiley, 2010). She has covered career-related topics for CNN and has hosted a pilot for a television show, CareerWATCH. Paula holds a Ph.D. from Penn State University in industrial and organizational psychology.

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