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

Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You
Author: Paula Caligiuri PhD
ISBN 13: 9780137058495
ISBN 10: 137058497
Edition: 1
Publisher: FT Press
Publication Date: 2010-03-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
List Price: $19.99

With a radically new approach to redesigning your career—get more passion, more fulfillment...better work-life balance...and real financial freedom!

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  • Escape outdated “psychological contracts” that let others control your destiny...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!

Publishers Weekly

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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