From the Financial Times careers adviser, this book of wisdom will help you feel more empowered about your career. You can read it from beginning to end, or dive into specific sections for immediate advice on, for example, writing your CV.
'We will certainly be recommending the book to all our parents. It's quite simply the best available' - George Fussey, Head of Career Education, Eton College
'One of the most practical and comprehensible career guides ever produced' - Baroness Gillian Shephard
How to Find the Career You've Always Wanted is made up of three sections:
Stepping Back - What's this all about?
The bigger issues that frame the whole area of your career and jobs; looking down on your career map from 10,000 feet.
Practicalities - What do I do on Monday morning?
CVs, applications, interviews and all the other details on your map.
Along the Way - Or, how do I keep going?
How to cope with the hurdles and challenges that you might encounter while you're travelling along your route It includes an extensive set of real examples to bring it all alive, and is grounded with helpful statistics and sociological research.
Jonathan Black is Director of the Careers Service at the University of Oxford. He himself has had many different jobs, including: management consultant, professional publisher, co-found of a start-up company, finance director, aerospace engineer, computer salesman and strategy direct. In this book, he dispenses wisdom accrued in the course of a long and varied career, in which he has helped many thousands find the career of their dreams.
'Indispensable, inviting and engaging' - Prof Dame Carol Black, DBE, FRCP, FMedSci
'A book about how to lead a happy life' - James Hodgson, Bedford School
'A uniquely powerful guidebook' - Mark Byford, Egon Zehnder
'The definitive careers guide' - David Palfreyman, OBE
'Wise, calming and pragmatic' - Emma Jacobs, FT
'A true career design compendium' - Caroline Konrad, Ryerson University
'Winningly combines anecdotes, surveys and years of professional experience' - Dr Tim Hands, Winchester School
'Elegant, light and humorous style' - Prof Dame Carol Black, DBE, FRCP, FMedSci
'From an expert at the top of his game' - David Palfreyman, OBE