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The Smart Chick's Guide to Career Happiness

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If you’d love to wake up looking forward to a fun and rewarding work day, deeply aligned with your career sweet spot, Carol Maloney-Scott will lead you to Career Happiness Discovery!

Are You Ready To:

Conquer your limiting doubts and fears?
Uncover your true career calling and purpose?
Replace confusion with a crystal clear vision?
Form your supportive and inspirational tribe?
Create the map to guide you to your dream work?
Develop the confidence to grab your career dreams?

If so, this fun and actionable guide will help you to FINALLY discover what you've always wanted to do, and provide the strategies, tools and motivation to help you manifest your ideal work into exciting reality.

Why do so many people fail to find their ideal work, and spend years mired in a career rut, with no idea how to pull themselves out and start loving every day of their lives, not just the weekends?

If you want to conquer this career confusion and attract the work you were meant to do, read on and grab your shovel. You're about to dig yourself out of the career rut for good.

In The Smart Chick's Guide to Career Happiness Carol will lead you through her 6 Tickets to Career Discovery:

Courage – identify and overcome limiting beliefs and fears around career change
Clues – begin to dig into possible paths based on interests, values and motivators
Clarity – define the target by looking at skills, experience and job market conditions
Community – create a network of support and information to further define target
Compass – design your step-by-step Career Happiness Map to your desired work
Confidence – master outreach to unpublished job market contacts and make the mindset changes necessary to follow the map

Your career is a HUGE part of your LIFE! Therefore, it isn’t just about finding a new job – it’s about crafting the life YOU want to live through the lifelong pursuit of meaningful work, adventure and FUN!

The time to start is NOW!

138 pages, ebook

Published January 16, 2020

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Carol Maloney Scott

19 books110 followers

Carol Maloney Scott is a frazzled wife, mom, and wiener dog fanatic. She is a lover of donuts, and a hater of mornings. Now that she has unearthed a childhood passion for writing, she can once again be seen carrying around a notebook and staring into space. Her stories are witty, fresh and real, just like life.

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862 reviews8 followers
December 31, 2019
Very useful read. Great advice on what is a difficult subject to approach, even if you know what your calling in life is. There are topical discussions on how to go about getting closer to your life goal, with as little stress as possible. There is an emphasis on making yourself happy while embarking on what is a difficult journey for most people. Finding the niche where we belong and feel happy in, is not an easy task. The book approaches so many aspects of this topic that I can't help but recommend you read it, not necessarily because all solutions are contained within the book but give the reader a less stress-filled approach to find his or her own path.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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340 reviews14 followers
July 6, 2020
The idea of the "talking" book drives me crazy! We aren't having a conversation, I want to read a damn book, that provides information and insight. This is a hard pass.
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11 reviews2 followers
December 29, 2019
In The Smart Chicks Guide to Career Happiness, Carol Maloney Scott discusses what holds us back from making a career change and how to move forward by putting a plan in place. I felt as if she had written my personal story! She knows what the reader needs to hear and she gives great personal examples. We can clearly see how encouraging and supportive she is and how she wants her readers to succeed and find happiness in our careers. I recommend this book for anyone who is unhappy and wants/needs to make a career change but is fearful of change. This book will help motivate you to take action.
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December 29, 2019
Absolutely loved this book! Carol’s funny and witty personality truly shines as she takes you through the steps you need to accomplish real happiness in whatever career you choose. The book is totally relatable and hit me on several levels as I’m currently searching for career happiness myself. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a change to bring more happiness into their lives!
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Author 2 books91 followers
January 19, 2020
Career Happiness Nuggets

This is a super breezy and conversational guide that will help you if you are feeling stuck in your career, not working in a job that brings you satisfaction. I felt the tone was almost too conversational and informal at times, given how important this subject is. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like lots of exclamation points and uppercase words.

She distills down her concepts about how to achieve career happiness into 6 C’s, starting with Courage and ending with Confidence. I did find these to be interesting to ponder, and each section definitely had takeaway wisdom nuggets. I like her positivity throughout and the way she supports women pursuing their career dreams. I especially appreciated the supportive words for the older females out there who are contemplating making a career change. As tells us in the later part of the book, she herself didn't attain certain career and personal goals until her 40s. I like the line where she essentially said that so long as you wake up in the morning, you're good to go in the pursuit of your career happiness.

The author does use a fair amount of what seems to be buzzwords and concepts typical of coaches, like self-limiting beliefs and figuring out your why. I will at least say that she made her discussion of these buzzwords and concepts wholly relevant to the topic, which is better than many do.

There were definitely some issues with grammar, punctuation, and usage, including right in the first paragraph there was a punctuation issue as well as a dangling modifier. There were enough of these to be distracting, and I strongly recommend that the author invest in some professional editing, not just formatting.

I received a free copy of this book but that did not affect my review.

My book blog: https://www.readingfanaticreviews.com
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3,192 reviews320 followers
January 4, 2020
This book is not only motivating but also builds a sturdy structure for the reader with viable action steps to follow. In a non~intimidating and conversational voice, author Carol Maloney Scott virtually holds your hand and assuages fears as she shares her own story on moving from a retail setting to following her passion and adjusting her lifestyle to helping others discover their career paths.
Whether this is the first career guidance book you have read, or like me, perhaps the thousandth, you will find yourself energized by her words, her example and her proven optimistic program.
Having experience in the human resources field, she gives inspired advice on how to be noticed whether you are sending out resumes or involved in job assessment and evaluation.
You may be searching for employment or interested in how to find your joy within the company you are presently employed with. Sometimes you do not have to switch employers to find a better fit.
This wonderful book is about discovering more about yourself, your vision and your goals for the future.
37 reviews
February 24, 2020
I originally read this to give myself some education and background so I could help my daughters preparing for the workforce, but it had some excellent things for me too.
This is not another list of mantras and anecdotes to help get you psyched up for the job search, but an energetic and inspiring guidebook to help change your life. It does contain a few mantras and plenty of anecdotes, but it is built on a foundation of actionable steps, written by a certified couch who has done it all herself. And there’s more than a little humor thrown in.
The “Four Horsewomen” of bad decisions are countered by the “Four Fairies” of hope, and the litany of “why I can’t” excuses are in turn each countered with “why I can”, including actual examples.
I found myself reflecting - yes a job offers security, but what are the steps I need to start taking now, to get to where I truly want to be?
And I will find time to help my daughters too.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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January 15, 2020
“As the creator of a globally recognized career coach training course, I found Carol Maloney-Scott’s 6 Tickets to career happiness a refreshing and highly practical approach to finding joy in one’s career. And with more than 70 percent of workers dissatisfied, it is bound to find its place on many employees’ shelves as a guide to their desired job or career transition.

One of the most delightful aspects of the book is the author’s reference to her personal experiences both in childhood and adulthood that help bring the topics home. The Smart Chick’s Guide to Career Happiness is a must read for anyone who loathes their job, tolerates their job, or just knows that there is something better – and Carol; can provide the guide to help them get there.”

Marcia Bench, 27-time author, Founder/Director of Career Coach Institute
1 review2 followers
January 16, 2020
I've read it twice, well.. maybe I skimmed it the first time and then had an "AH-HA" Moment, chastised myself for having a valuable tool in front of me that I hadn't taken full advantage of and then picked it up and read it again. From the beginning Carol Maloney Scott sets a tone for the quick-read book, that it is about being HAPPY in Your Career, NOT your Job that pays the bills, but waking up each morning and having something that doesn't exhaust you by the end of the day. Are all work days perfect? - NO! But through this I was able to identify WHAT would make me happy in my employment, and the insight I gained has given me the confidence to go out of my comfort zone and take a job that will really challenge me, but I believe will lead me to a career I am excited about doing on a daily basis. Thank You for writing the Book!
526 reviews5 followers
January 10, 2020
This book was informational and inspirational. I love all the examples used to high light key points and the fact that they were very helpful in understanding all the book is trying to get you to understand when looking for the job or career that will make you happy. I found this useful and feel that this book would benefit many people. I would highly recommend this book if looking to make a change in your working environment.
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29 reviews3 followers
January 16, 2020
I absolutely loved Carol’s thought process of the “road map” to career happiness! I like how she added her own personal experience without making it all about her at the same time. I also loved how there were journal prompts in which questions were asked of you! This was probably my favorite part because it allowed me to be interactive with the book and fully engage in why I would be reading the book in the first place! Very well written and I will be using this method for years to come!
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January 18, 2020
This was an enjoyable book, written in a witty, conversational style. Packed with lots of good tips and examples, I found myself jotting down nuggets of wisdom as I read. My favorite quote was, "Live your WHOLE life - not just the young part". This was great advice for those of us in the later part of our careers. Give this book a read because it's never too late to be happy at work.
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630 reviews
January 16, 2020
The tips in this book are excellent. Very valuable information for women looking to empower themselves and take control to change their career path. Full of motivation and encouragement.
302 reviews7 followers
June 30, 2020
Great read. Motivational and inspirational while being fun, funny and true to life, much like Carol Maloney Scott herself. Every smart chick should read. Will be so glad you did.
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