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Book Table of Contents

Foreword
ix
Acknowledgements
xiii
Preface
xv
Introduction
1
Part I: Disappointment
33
1. The Faulter Ego.
35
2. The Walter Ego
55
3. The Halter Ego
81
4. The Altar Ego
105
5. The Vaulter Ego
123
6. The Alterior Ego
135
7. The Salter Ego
147
8. The Exalter Ego
157
9. The Voltaire Ego
177
Part II: Appointment
193
10. Appointers, Disappointers and Your Career
199
11. Designing a Career or Career Change that Works for You
215
12. Work–Life Balance
221
13. Motivation
227
14. Transferable Skills.
235
15. Soft Skills
241
16. Redundancy
245
17. The ‘Stay at Home’ Mother Planning to Return to Work
253
18. Facing the Irish Marketplace
257
19. You and Your CV
261
20. Using Recruitment Agencies
281
21. Interviews
287
22. Creating a Good Impression in Your New Role
305
In Conclusion
309
Appendix A: Self-Assess Your Work Values
313
Appendix B: Self-Assess Your Interests
317
Appendix C: The Career Disappointers at a Glance
321
Appendix D: The Career Appointers at a Glance
327
Career-Related Websites
333
A Select List of Further Books You Might Be Interested in Checking Out
339
Index
343

 

The Career Book –Help for the Restless Realist is a forthright self-help career coaching book tailored to the Irish Market job seeker. The book does two things:

a)
it anatomises the ways in which people commonly sabotage their own chances at success in their careers;
b)
it coaches the reader in the art of realising their full vocational potential.

At the heart of this book is the proposition, based upon my experiences as an on-the-ground career coach in Ireland, that everybody needs to be their own career manager. When it comes to work, staying on autopilot simply won’t work.

The book is aimed at anyone in career transition –including all variables of age, income, status, class and nationality – as well as anyone about to embark on a career path (e.g. recent graduates).

 

Benefits

The benefits of this book are numerous.

1.
It will be waffle-free and results-focused.
2.
It will be relevant to a very broad spectrum of people – whether corporate executive, middle manager, graduate, practitioner or anyone contemplating a career transition. It will also be an attractive option for any organisation seeking to offer redundancy support to employees.
3.
The reader will take away from the book:
 
i.
An introduction to the unique ‘Altered Egos’ theory of personal career management
ii.
Renewed confidence about what they have to offer and how to manage their career.
iii.
A workable plan to get them to where they want to be.
iv.
Increased momentum and motivation.
v.
A clear consistent message to offer potential employers.
vi.
A polished and dusted off ‘YOU’ ready to face the market and "go public".

 

Intended Style

  • Direct and easy-to-read.
  • Plainspeaking, forthright and waffle-free.
  • Practical and results-focused - with current market applicability.
  • Enhanced by anecdotal use of concrete on-the-ground examples of client experiences.
 
 
 
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