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The Career Book

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by Jane Downes


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Are you 'stuck' in your current job? Or are you frustrated by your lack of a job, or the lack of a life outside your job?

A mercifully waffle-free guide for post-Celtic Tiger times, this updated edition of the The Career Book is nothing short of a must-read for anyone either contemplating career transition or embarking on a career for the first time.

Writing in a style that is direct, honest, empathetic, irreverent and fearlessly cliché-busting, Jane Downes, one of Ireland's leading career coaches, introduces her unique 'Disappointer/Appointer' system, helping you to understand those aspects of your personality that help, and hinder, your career progression.

She then guides you through the practical process of designing and realising a better future for yourself, covering topics such as transferable skills, CVs, interviews, job research, redundancy, recession and work–life balance.

A new feature is a section containing 10 top tips for students, covering areas like work experience, making the best of university careers services and postgraduate study.

The Career Book doesn't just help you find a job, it helps you realise your career potential and create a more fulfilling life.

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Orpen Press
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Jane Downes (Author)

Jane Downes is founder of Clearview Coaching Group (, which was established in 2004 following an extensive career working within the area of recruitment and HR consulting. Jane also co-owns Ireland's first Assessment an...

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