I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This

I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101200308
  • 304 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


The quintessential guide to kick-starting your career- now updated to address the challenges of today’s economy

With our current economic situation, more people are unemployed now than at any other time in recent history and many who do have jobs are overworked, maxed out, and miserable. In this revised and updated edition of I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This, career coach Julie Jansen shows how anyone unhappy with their employment-or lack of-can implement a real and satisfying career transformation. A range of quizzes and per­sonality exercises help readers to identify the type of work for which they’re best suited, and then Jansen shows them how to transform this uncertain time from a period of crisis into an opportunity for positive change..


“Close your eyes and…imagine what it would feel like to be happy and excited and fulfilled in your work. Can’t do it? Career coach Jansen’s no-nonsense volume just might help. Her advice is seasoned and her tone encouraging, making this a solid resource for people who know they don’t like what they do; it might also be a wakeup call for others numbed into job complacency.” —Publishers Weekly

“A must-read for anyone who is working and feeling dissatisfied, unfulfilled or unhappy with their current work situation.” —Paul Tieger, author of Do What You Are

I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This is the perfect guide if you want to find gratifying work but aren’t sure how to get started…Jansen includes lots of quizzes and questions to guide your look inward, but the best part of the book is the explanation of the answers, which helps translate your unique attitudes and values into a meaningful career…Her handbook is a smart way to get going in a new direction.” —BookPage

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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