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I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work, Fully Revised and Updated

I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work, Fully Revised and Updated

by Julie Jansen


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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

ISBN-13: 9780143128519
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 402,750
Product dimensions: 5.33(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

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, 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Where Are You Now? xi

Part I Where are you Now? 1

Chapter 1 Why Do You Want or Need to Change Your Work? 3

Chapter 2 What Is Your Work Situation? 13

Part II Where Do You Want to Be? 25

Chapter 3 Values, Attitudes, and Change Resilience 27

Chapter 4 Personality Preferences, Interests, and Favorite Skills 43

Part III How Do You Get There? 61

Chapter 5 Where's the Meaning? 63

Chapter 6 Been There, Done That, but Still Need to Earn 86

Chapter 7 Bruised and Gun-shy 101

Chapter 8 Bored and Plateaued 126

Chapter 9 Yearning to Be on Your Own 145

Chapter 10 One Toe in the Retirement Pool 184

Chapter 11 The Eleven Keys to Success 207

Chapter 12 Job Search-the Nuts and Bolts 234

Afterword 259

Resources 263

Index 293

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