A Career in Your Suitcase: A Practical Guide to Creating Meaningful Work, Anywhere

A Career in Your Suitcase: A Practical Guide to Creating Meaningful Work, Anywhere

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A Career in Your Suitcase: A Practical Guide to Creating Meaningful Work, Anywhere by Jo Parfitt, Colleen Reichrath-Smith

Do you want to find a career that is: a) based on what you love to do more than anything; b) created from your strongest skills and best assets; c) will let you work anywhere; d) can be sustained and developed even if you move again? then you need A Career in Your Suitcase. In this fully revised and updated 4th edition, A Career in Your Suitcase enters its 15th year of inspiring, motivating and supporting men and women who want to love what they do for a living. Now packed with over 20 exercises that combine to create your unique Career Passport, the new edition covers everything you need from finding your passion, to developing a brand, networking on and offline and marketing. This time, career consultant, Colleen Reichrath-Smith, joins serial expat entrepreneur, Jo Parfitt, in the latest and most comprehensive incarnation of this best selling book.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046391473
Publisher: Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,069,124
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

When professional writer Jo Parfitt joined her new husband in Dubai and received a stamp in her passport that read ‘Not Permitted to Take up Employment’ she was devastated. Since then she has let nothing prevent her from maintaining a professional identity regardless of regular intercontinental moves and the responsibilities of her family. Jo went on to create and sustain a shifting portfolio of portable careers, ranging from writing a cookbook called Dates in Oman through being a successful journalist in Dubai to running seminars and workshops worldwide from her current home in The Netherlands. In 1998 she realised it was time to write a book that would inspire and empower others to develop their own career in a suitcase too. 2013 sees the launch of the fourth edition of Career in Your Suitcase, this time with career consultant, Colleen Reichrath-Smith.

Colleen believes in teaching people the skills they will need to make the most of their career journey, to make personally meaningful choices for their career. Colleen made an international transition in 2005 when she moved from Canada to the Netherlands for love after almost ten years working in the field of career development. Seeing it as the ultimate chance to apply the career development principles she teaches others, within two years she had learned the language and was again delivering career development training. This time in Dutch. After meeting Jo Parfitt at Connecting Women and the European Professional Women’s Network, Colleen decided to follow her intuition and discuss the idea of a book further with Jo. This edition of Career in Your Suitcase is the result and incorporates lessons learned and the career development principles needed for today’s mobile career adventurer. To book Colleen as a speaker for your next conference or event, or to find out about Career in Your Suitcase workshops visit CareerInYourSuitcase.com

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