Summary of Escape from Corporate America
A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams
Copyright © 2008 by Pamela Skillings
Published by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
Is the corporate rat race turning you into an unhappy, overworked rat? If so, here’s your guide out of the maze.
Martha Stewart worked as a stockbroker before she began catering. Walt Disney labored in advertising before he started the Walt Disney Company. Mary Kay Ash sold Stanley Home Products for years before she founded her woman-to-woman cosmetics business. You, too, might be dreaming of a work life you just can’t find within the corporate world. Corporate escapee Pamela Skillings provides the key to a different future. First, you need to understand what’s making you so unhappy. Is it your current job you hate or would you hate any corporate job? Perhaps you simply need a break. Skillings suggests exploring career alternatives, such as working for a small company or a start-up, going out on your own as a consultant or a freelancer, or fulfilling your entrepreneurial dreams by building a business. Skillings provides the tools to get you started. Her amusing, practical profiles of successful escapees, including gossip blogger Perez Hilton and restaurant reviewers Tim and Nina Zagat, will motivate and cheer you. getAbstract recommends this career guide to anyone who is singing the workday blues.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why employees become dissatisfied with corporate jobs;
- How to explore career alternatives and discover what’s best for you; and
- How to find or create your dream job.
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