Escape from Corporate America

A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams
Product Number: EB00151400
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345507372
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Does your corporate career leave you stressed out, burned out, or just plain bummed out? You're not alone. The good news is that there's a way out-and you're holding it. Written by career expert and corporate escapee Pamela Skillings, Escape from Corporate America inspires the cubicle-bound and the corner-office-cornered to break free and create the career of their dreams-without going broke. With no-nonsense advice and unflagging humor, Skillings shows you how to assess your job's "suck" factor-from terminal boredom to boss from hell identify your true calling-brainstorm fantasy careers and test-drive your dream jobs develop your Escape Plan-set goals, figure out your timing, and evaluate your finances and health insurance options find jobs that don't bite-entrepreneurial corporate environments, energetic start-ups, the nonprofit sector, and flexible work options be your own boss-explore entrepreneurship and freelancing, assemble an advisory team, and start a business while you collect a paycheck follow your creative dreams-learn how to make time for your artistic passion and develop a plan to quit your day job overcome any obstacle-deal with fear, doubt, negative people, and other bumps along the road Plus, Skillings shares success stories from dozens of corporate escape artists, including celebrity TV chef Andrea Beaman, Cranium CEO Richard Tait, and many others. Full of practical strategies and fun-to-follow exercises, Escape from Corporate America will help disgruntled office workers everywhere find more meaningful, fulfilling careers.

Author(s): Pamela Skillings
Original Publish Date: May 13, 2008

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