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You have a good job and make a nice living, but lately something is missing. The spark has gone out of your work – and your life. You would like to make a change, but you don’t know how or where to start. Yet you know that one day you’ll be dead inside if you remain too much longer in your current job. Abandoning the rat race and heading off in some novel direction is never easy, but finding a viable way out has become a survival imperative for many of today’s professionals. Are you in a rut? Career expert Cliff Hakim’s three-step career change and enhancement program can help you transform your life. getAbstract sees his conversational book as an informed, logical map to new career directions and self-fulfillment. Never preachy, Hakim offers sensible, if not especially innovative, advice, urging anyone contemplating a career change to reflect and explore first, and then engage. It’s not “fire, ready, aim” but “ready, aim, fire.” His warmly supportive book explains how to make a workable transition to a more rewarding professional life.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to change your career to make it more satisfying;
  • How to use reflection, exploration and engagement to create this change; and
  • How to develop a “capability and partnership statement” and put it to work for you.

About the Author

Cliff Hakim is a business writer and the founder of a career-change consulting firm. The Financial Times, Fortune, Industry Week and Fast Company have written about his concepts.



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