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Taking charge of your career - the essential guide to finding the job that's right for you
Camilla Arnold
Paperback / softback
Bloomsbury Business
UK Publication Date

The world of work is changing dramatically and jobs for life have become a thing of the past. Even people moving up the corporate ladder are questioning their choices and considering new possibilities, such as work/life balance or portfolio working. If you want to take charge of your career but don't know where to start, change can feel unobtainable - a pipe dream.This action-oriented and pragmatic book will help you overcome the barriers to deciding on a career and changing career, giving you a proven roadmap to achieve your goals. Taking Charge of Your Career will lead you step-by-step through the process of building your career strategy and making it happen. Full of exercises and self-assessment tools to help you make the right choices, it also includes real-life stories of successful career changers.

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Camilla Arnold has been an executive coach for over 15 years following a career in finance, marketing and executive search.
She is MD of Client Services for TXG, a global leadership development consultancy and specialises in coaching executives on transition, career development and resolving career limiting behaviours.

A fantastic one-stop guide for taking a proactive approach to your own career management. Clear, insightful and practical - these authors know their stuff and it shows. Helpful and motivating in equal measure.
Careers Adviser, Cambridge University - Susan Gatell

The beauty of this book is that whatever stage you are at in your career, I believe the sound advice and case studies (based on extensive coaching and professional experience) are something that everyone can benefit from. The structured framework covers every aspect from the initial "where do I start?" to actually getting on the right path and all the relevant steps in between.
Early Talent Manager EMEA, Johnson & Johnson - Blair Beavis

A thorough, structured and pragmatic overview to career management that covers both the practical aspects of changing careers in our volatile, uncertain world, with the often harder, personal underlying challenges many people have to face and overcome to move forward.
Director of Career Development at Sad Business School, University of Oxford - Stuart Jagot

Finally, a book that connects the mechanics of the job search to the critical motivations that should drive the direction of the search.
Only by combining these dimensions can a job seeker hope to achieve genuine job and career fulfilment. Arnold and Barrett provide us the impulse and the practical tools to do just that with great flair.
former Associate Principal at McKinsey and founder of Promeo - Nicolas Constantinesco

Just about everything you need to think about when considering a career change is included in this gem of a career guide ... I recommend this book for both career coaching professionals as well as jobseekers everywhere.
Regional Director, INSEAD Executive Education; former Global Director, INSEAD Career Development Center - Mary Carey

This is a practical, straightforward book that details the key stages of managing and changing careers with a really useful mix of advice, exercises and tips brought to life with real life case studies. Both Camilla and Jane have decades of experience in this field, which is so evident in the book.
Partner, Boyden Executive Search - Cathy Holley

This book takes you systematically through the career transformation process, from self-assessment to successful job hunting. Jane and Camilla's book helps overcome any anxiety, doubt or the agony of making choices in the face of change by providing a solid framework for taking sound career management decisions.
Associate Director, Career Management Delivery, IESE Business School - Rosie Innes

Taking Charge of Your Career is grounded in the realities of the modern-day job search and gives real-life examples to guide you in implementing the ideas within. Pick up this book today and your successful future self will thank you for it!
Former Head of Talent Development E&Y and Managing Partner of Journey Partners - Brian Marrinan

This is a great one-stop-shop of information, insight and resources for anyone looking to reinvigorate their career. Jane and Camilla provide the structured framework to help you to uncover your underlying strengths and interests, but as importantly, the practical steps to help translate those insights into tangible career options.
Career Coach, London Business School - Margaret O'Neill

Camilla and Jane's approach has helped me to integrate all aspects of my life to help me to grow in confidence and grow professionally. Their snippets of day-to-day wisdom have been invaluable. They draw on stories and examples which are so easy to remember. I used to think this sort of stuff was common sense but it really isn't - it's a powerful and accessible tool that I am now recommending to everyone!
Founder MAC UK and The Integrate Movement (TIM), Social Entrepreneur and Clinical Psychologist - Charlie Howard

Second edition
Keyword Index
Career development.|Career development - Case studies.|Career changes.|Career changes - Case studies.
Country of Publication
Number of Pages
xi, 308

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