Career Change: Stop hating your job, discover what you really want to do with your life, and start doing it!
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Career Change: Stop hating your job, discover what you really want to do with your life, and start doing it!

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Do you hate your job?
Or do you just tolerate it day after day, knowing that you want to do something else but unsure what that something else is?
Would you like to love your job, and enjoy the work you do?

I spent 13 years as an IT business consultant in the corporate world, and much of that was spent questioning why I didn’t enjoy my work and attempting to figure out wha...more
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Published (first published April 26th 2008)
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J.F. Penn
Jun 26, 2012 J.F. Penn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: self-help
This is my new self-help book now available on Amazon.
I spent 13 years as an IT business consultant and tried many other things along the way. In the depths of misery, I wrote the first incarnation of this book in 2008. I was desperate to understand what was wrong. I wanted to love my work or find something more fulfilling, but I didn’t know how to start.

Joanna PennFour years later, I am now a full-time author-entrepreneur. I write fiction, speak professionally and sell multimedia courses teach...more
Kenetha Stanton
I've read a number of books on similar topics, and this ebook really strikes a great balance between sharing the inspiring story of how the author was able to make her own leap from a job she didn't love into one that she does with very practical help for the kinds of questions to consider in order to make a similar leap myself.

One thing that really makes this book stand out compared to others I've read is the availability of a downloadable workbook that accompanies the text. Throughout the book...more
Mike
Even though I do love my current job - writer - I wanted to see what Joanna had to say on this subject. I've had several jobs, including 'retirement'. Some I liked, some I didn't, so was wondering - - would this have helped me? Yes. Will it help me make changes even now? Yes.

The first edition was written in 2008 when Joanna was stuck in an IT job, hated it, and decided to do something about it. She documented the path she followed as first she took steps to make her current job bearable, even li...more
Marie Segares
I've been following Joanna Penn's blog, the Creative Penn, for about a year. As an aspiring writer and blogger, I find her blog very informative and well written. When she offered her readers the opportunity to receive an e-review copy of How to Love Your Job or Find A New One back in July, I jumped at the chance to read one of her books for free. I'm glad to say that the book exceeded my expectations.

The book is aimed at readers who are feeling dissatisfied with their career trajectories and jo...more
Graeme Ing
This book will make you think. It will give you enormous hope about how to adjust to life in the corporate grind, or escape it. Step by step, Ms. Penn walks us through the symptoms and underlying causes of why we might not enjoy our current job, and then on to solutions.

She cites many sources for extra reading and every chapter is presented in the form of a worksheet to fill in (and a free workbook is available to download).

There are a lot of ideas in here, a lot of motivational quotes from fam...more
Jennifer
If you're stuck, or feeling trapped in your job due to bills, you come home tired and grumpy, and know that you will explode if someone needs one more thing from you, this book is for you.

Joanna Penn turned her life and career around, one step at a time, and she shares this process with you. Whether you want a career change, or interested in being happy in your current job, she provides tools that are realistic and applicable that she used when leaving the corporate world and beginning her own b...more
Kevin O.
It's a solid book, full of solid advice. I found myself picking and choosing which chapters to delve into, as some of them were more specific to MY scenario than others. But then, that's not really a bad thing... If means the book has enough breadth to give some advice to anyone.

I'd *actually* love to see Joanna write one that's a bit more specific for people leaving their old career for the writing career, like she did. ;) But this book is more broad, less focused, and therefore actually going...more
Cathy Moore
The author did well in offering information regarding goal setting tips and ideas. The book seemed to reinforce things I already knew, but just haven't pursued. I am sure others can find the book useful in altering their minds about their careers. I am interested in reading other books by this author in the future since she does write thrillers and mysteries.
James Allen
Inspirational and practical advice for anyone wanting to work for themselves or change careers.
Susan Humphrey
The book was very predictable and I abandoned about a 1/3 through.
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