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The Career Book - Help for the Restless Realist: A mercifully waffle-free guide for post-Celtic Tiger times, 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 - foreword by internationally acclaimed author Edward De Bono
  Orpen Press is delighted to announce the publication of an updated edition of The Career Book, a waffle-free careers guide for post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. This updated edition boasts a new section containing top tips for students on how to approach issues like work experience, getting the most out of university careers services and looking to postgraduate study - the updated edition of The Career Book can be purchased online by clicking here  
 
About The Author
About The 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 and Coaching Centre for Emotional Intelligence.
 
About The Book
About The Book
The book is written in a distinctive style and voice – direct, honest, waffle-free, empathetic, irreverent, and more than happy to bust myths and clichés. At the heart of The Career Book is the insight that a person cannot be reduced to a persona or a ‘brand’.
 
Is this book for you?
Is this book for you?
Disappointment. It is the verse, chorus, instrumental break and repeat chorus I hear over and over again in my work as a career coach. Sometimes clients may not actually use the word ‘disappointment’. They may complain of boredom, frustration, thwarted ambition, fearfulness or resentment.
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A closer look at The Career Book - Help for the Restless Realist:
The Career Disappointers
This book is written as a guide to breaking your appointment with disappointment on the career front. Accordingly, I am most anxious that it not add to your litany of disappointments by itself disappointing you. So I must ask you not to bring to this book a set of false expectations. Perhaps you have already gone through a veritable forest of ‘self-help’ books? If so, then how about we try and make this your last, OK?
Career Appointers/Disappointers at a glance
Browse through Jane's model of Career Appointers and Disappointers at a glance, and see if you can find yourself in any of these cleverly constructed categories.
Example of a Career Upgrade
So how might a client of Jane's go about exploring the possibility of upgrading their career? We have of course already seen lots of examples in action in the Disappointer profiles, but let’s focus on this phase of career management in its own right.
Free Toolkit Resources
Appendix A and Appendix B of The Career Book are available online, two toolkits that will hep you self-assess your life and career
 
 
 
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