. . .you read Pamela Skillings' new book, Escape From Corporate America.
I write about what's going on in the workplace and how to look at things differently or more accurately. My experience inside--and outside--of corporate life tells me that Pam has put together an accurate portrayal of what you need to think about and do to make a successful career change.
Eight Things That Will Keep You Engaged and Leave You Wanting More
1. A quick survey of your current state of satisfaction, dissatisfaction, and why.
2. Statistics that help you understand you're not alone.
3. Tips to make your current situation better if you really do like your organization but feel lethargic or disgruntled.
4. A self-help guide for doing some "career dreaming" that leads to practical steps you can follow for action.
5. How to make yourself more valuable where you are right now.
6. How to go solo intentionally, practically, and successfully.
7. How to identify "corporate jobs that don't suck" as well as why they don't and why you might just like them.
8. Interviews with more than 50 "Escape Artists" who made it, how they did it, and who offer sound--and hopeful--advice.
(Any author who can get Dilbert's Scott Adams to provide tips in the same pages as Perez Hilton really is something special).
Note: This is a book to be devoured by managers and HR types as well. Every page includes some morsel that will lead to an awareness of what you need to do to get and retain good people.
Oh, yes. I highly recommend Escape From Corporate America.
Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw wish they had this one before they got on that plane.