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شغل مورد علاقه

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  402 ratings  ·  47 reviews
در کنار یک رابطهی رضایتبخش، داشتن شغل موردعلاقه از اصلیترین ملزومات یک زندگی کامل است. متأسفانه بیاندازه دشوار است که آنقدر شناخت خوبی از خودمان داشته باشیم که کاملاً بدانیم انرژیهایمان را در کدام جهت صرف کنیم. شغل موردعلاقه را از همین رو نوشتیم تا در برخی ازین تنگناها یاری و راهنماییمان کند تا بتوانیم خود را بهتر بشناسیم و شغلی را بیابیم که کاملاً مناسبمان باشد. این کتاب ...more
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Published 2018 by کتاب‌سرای نیک (first published February 2017)
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Geoff
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best career advice guides you should read at any age.

Botton is one of my favorite authors because his overall theme is always "be nicer to yourself than you think you should be" and he does this without being patronizing. Instead he shows us why our expectations are always so high without our realizing how they got that way. Once you understand the causes you can treat the symptoms, and it starts to work.

If you struggle with your career, read this book. You will come away with
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Zane
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a short and well put book of some obvious and many not so widespread ideas on how to find your job (yes, the One or One-ish). Definitely will read this again and go through the Exercises included one by one! Recommended if you (as I am) are still struggling on finding that one job to have for the rest (or at least big part) of your life.
Roy
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It is refreshingly different to other carrier advise literature that I have previously read. It is not about bigger, higher, better, but about things like considering childhood memories to identify things that might be relevant for our adult professional life. This one I found especially powerful. And the consolation chapter is quite counter cultural. No self-improvement hyms and paroles here, but rather grieving and being consoled over the fact that life is often not fair and ...more
Frank
I needed to read this years ago. The writing is poetic, or if that's too strong a word for those of you familiar with the School of Life, the writing is fluid and lyrical. First, you will find exercises that help you to define what would be a good job for you, where you can use some of your strengths.

The later part of the book is the part I enjoyed most. It emphasizes self-compassion for having chosen a job that sucks. It also emphasizes patience and acceptance for the job we have and that we
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John
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably the best book from the School of Life. While it's become increasingly controversial to actually believe and follow "find a job that you love to do/makes you happy", this book is a basically a reminder of how much of an impact a career can have you--if you let it.

It's only until recently was this a remote possibility, to "Love Our Work". It's a benefit of our status, privilege and potential for leisure in life.

Obstacles to Our Ideal Job
1.) Lack of Skills
2.) Lack of Information about
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Simon
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: career
3.5/5. not revelatory, but many neat insights. the exercises aren't always extremely helpful, but there are actually some active ones that can really lead to progress, instead of passive inspiration by simply reading, which many similar books rely on.
Rihards Husko
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An unexpectedly introspective, honest, and sincere look at human nature as regards pursuit of the ideal job. One that is simultaneously depressing and uplifting, much like the human condition itself.

When I started reading A Job to Love, a gift from a friend, I was curious, but entirely uncertain what to expect. The School of Life was a series I hadn't heard of before. I was pleased to find a well-considered and multi-faceted dissection of the contemporary perception regarding employment and our
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James White
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yeah, this was really rad. I felt encouraged by this book.
Tiffani
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good little book packed with career and general life advice.
Dorthe Studsgarth
I love the perspective and inspiration in this neatly designed and friendly written book. Actually I love everything about it. I am not even looking to find a career or job, but find the advice and exercises really helpful and enlightening for my working life.
Klee
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An insightful read, and completely original. Based on incredible depth of knowledge and research. Questions add additional insight. I'm reading it a second time. Also, thebookoflife.org has much more information on work, a career search, and other topics of life.

Update: Working through the questions is incredibly valuable. The act of actually answering a question with pencil and paper is very different than just thinking about a question. This process has shown me what is important to me, who is
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John
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, work
If you are a parent, a teen just finishing school, a counselor, or just looking to change jobs or career this is a such a good book, to begin with. I would say that it is a must read, something that will give you a good start in going out in the world to get a job or an education that give you a vocation you can enjoy working in. The book takes you back to the beginning to figure out what you like, what you are good at, why you like things or are good at others, what other things could you like, ...more
Andjelka Jankovic
Loving your job seems like a primary achievement and challenge of the modern world.

Again, The School of Life in it’s infinite widows gives you all the thought starters and wisdom necessary to look at an old situation in a new way.

Don’t expect the answers to come easy, you have to do the work to find what your real purpose and contribution to this world is - and accept that most people on Earth have no idea too. The few that do know made it their life’s mission to find out, be one of them!
May Deng
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very short book to read. I was able to finish reading this book in two days. I enjoyed reading this book. This book provide philosophies and psychology related to jobs. It also gives you information about how people viewed work many years ago and how people view work in the modern era. People worked for practical purposes. The idea of loving what you do for work is a relatively new idea. In some cultures, they did not do work. They simply enjoy their lives. In this current age, people ...more
Joy
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A tad better than the other School of Life books. This book takes a very wide angle approach to assessing a career fit. There were a number of reflection questions in a few places, which I thought were really good (and that is why I’m giving it 2 stars instead of 1). However, in keeping with other School of Life books, this cries out for an editor—the book is too long and not well-focused enough. Whoever wrote this comes across really condescendingly in tone and seems to want to spew forth every ...more
Eva
Jan 31, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't think I'd read this book. I would have bought it myself. However it was a gift and books are meant to be read anyway. It was a lot better and a lot more interesting than I first thought it would be. The author has some contradictions but overall it is good advice. It helped me think about myself more clearly, in the sense that I still can't exactly tell me apart from others and I doubt that'll ever be possible, but it helps me to worry less about getting everything right on the first ...more
Komi Verma
Not bad read. Filled with some very helpful and fun exercises - not sure how insightful they truly are but was good to come at from another angle, anyhow. Wasn't so keen on the ending chapter that basically summarises a whole host of reasons that you should just be happy with what you got but I appreciate the teaching it's trying to give, nonetheless.

In a world where we don't know what kind of jobs are even really around the corner, this held some reassurance but not a lot of inspiration. Well
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Elena Bubeeva
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I firstly saw this book on a friend's shelf who went through a career crisis recently. I was in a no different situation, too. Being abroad, with a vague degree from a German university, I kept asking myself about my true aspirations and desires. Surprisingly, I did find several answers in this book. In general, it left me with the feeling of going through a therapy. Digging deeper into myself and trying to understand what moved me once I was a kid, helped me a lot whilst realising how I wish to ...more
Emily Bibens
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a practical, helpful, comforting guide for exploring the strengths you could bring and the desires you have about work. Alain de Botton's stance on work and self-reflection is realistic, compassionate, insightful, and sets the stage for further thinking with a bit more wisdom and support than you might have had before you read the book. (There are specific exercises in each section to guide reflection, which I felt were much more helpful than philosophy alone).
Ophelia
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I love anything that The School of Life produces. This is a pragmatic, philosophical and practical approach to thinking about fulfilling jobs, with an emphasis upon the normality of our anxieties surrounding our careers.
It also debunks some of our unrealistic expectations to try and inspire more satisfaction with the ordinary. Not entirely convinced that part worked on me, but I'll keep trying!
Diana
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is composed of five chapters of beautifully-written essays, especially the last chapter about consolations we should grant to ourselves. The author analyses our perfectionism, overestimating the probability of success, and the conflicts between the potential of individuals and the efficiency of the modern society based on specialization... In one word, it‘s a book that is very helpful for us to figure out our career path in a realistic and rational way.
Kate
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A different and useful book of questions to consider when you the north about your work or the work you'd like to do. I will definitely go back and do the exercises, if anything to improve self knowledge. Highly recommend for anyone new to the job market too, although it's so useful for those thinking about a change.
Hilary
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this very practical book. It’s useful for anyone contemplating their place in the world of work. I especially enjoyed the chapter on the pleasure points of work and got a lot out of the Consolations chapter. A nice dose of reality for those of us who might just be expecting too much.
Max Rudd
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Job to Love? A book to love!

This was an unexpected Christmas present and a very welcome one too. I was surprised at how much of the content I could identify with, and now having read it through once I'll be returning to it to have a crack at the exercises.

Thank you School of Life.
Lynn
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An airport book with a title that I normally would steer away from surprisingly offered some interesting exercises and takeaways. I can package these into a 2-day workshop in a Tahoe cabin and sell it for $1000 per person.
Joanna
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very rare, refreshing and down to earth perspective on the idea of career and success.

Thought-provoking and full of very interesting exercises that require careful and deep introspection.

The kind of book you could or rather should revisit many times in your life.
Natalía Papadopoúlou
A book that puts things into the right perspective with historic analysis of the changes in how we consider a job. Spoiler alert: you have to lower your expectations and get all aspects into consideration. A typical school of life book ;)
Sarah Stracke
Insightful, directional, encouraging. A great and simple read for those trying to find and understand the complexities of a fulfilling career path.
Shōkai Sinclair
This is now my favorite book on work! It gets to the guts of dealing with the hard emotions of finding joy in work, and it has all of the grandeur and poetic flourish of a manifesto.
Ubu Komarova
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It helps you steer you career and at least you get to know yourself better and based on that, you may make better decisions :) Recommended!
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“A small but significant echo of this attitude can be traced in our habit of asking even very young children what they want to be when they grow up. There’s a faint but revealing assumption that somewhere in the options being entertained by the child (footballer, zookeeper, space explorer, etc.), there will already be the first stumbling articulations of the crucial inner voice announcing the small person’s true destiny. It appears not to strike us as peculiar to expect a five-and-a-half-year-old to understand their identity in the adult labour market.” 0 likes
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