Are you wondering why everyone else appears to have a career plan? Is it true that only the most aggressive and power hungry people get what they want?
How to Take Control of your Career, adapted from John Lees earlier book, How to Get the Perfect Promotion, is a practical guide to developing the best career strategy for you.
Drawing on the experience of high performers, it shows you how to overcome mental and physical barriers, make the best visible impact, and negotiate your job content, career advancement and pay.
It will help you to get inside the mind of your employer; find out what makes them tick, and how you can use this information to your advantage. The book also examines how to raise and maintain a good profile as well as how to understand and manage others people’s perceptions of you.
|About the author|
John Lees is one of the UK’s most prominent career transition coaches with 20 years experience of training recruiters. He specialises in helping career changers gain the confidence and skills to find a job they will love and overcome barriers in the way of success. John is a regular contributor to The Times, The Guardian, Personnel Today and People Management. He is the author of the following bestselling titles: How To Get A Job You’ll Love which focuses on helping the reader identify the kind of career they really want by discovering what really interests them, what their hidden skills are and how to tap into these talents. Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions which is a comprehensive toolkit for dealing with awkward, probing, personality and competency based interview questions. Take Control of Your Career a practical guide to developing the best career strategy whether the reader wants to take the next step up the career ladder or move to a more interesting job. Why You? CV Messages To Win Jobs which draws on extensive research into the way employers read CVs and how to develop the right format to match the readers needs and aspirations to get onto that all important shortlist.
|Table of contents|
1. How do I take Control 2. What Makes A Career Come Together? 3. Becoming Your Own Career Pilot 4. What's Driving You? 5. Solving Employer’s Problems 6. Being Visible 7. Beyond Survivor Mode 8. Life vs. Work 9. Protecting Your Side of the Deal 10. Career Traps 11. New Choices in a New Job 12. Jumping Ship 13. 10 Steps Towards Taking Control of Your Career 14. Appendix: Useful Web Sites