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Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

Don't settle...SUCCEED in the right career!

Are you stuck in an unsatisfying job? In the wrong profession? An industry that just isn't a fit? Get unstuck! Land a new career - one you're genuinely passionate about.

Switchers helps you realize that dream. Written by celebrated career coach and psychologist Dr. Dawn Graham, the book provides proven strategies that will get you where you want to go. The first step is to recognize that the usual rules and job search tools won't work for you. Resumes and job boards were designed with traditional applicants in mind. As a career switcher, you have to go beyond the basics, using tactics tailor-made to ensure your candidacy stands out.

The book reveals how to understand the concerns of hiring managers - and think like they do; craft a resume that catches their attention within six seconds; spotlight transferable skills that companies covet; rebrand yourself - aligning your professional identity with your new aspirations; reach decision makers by recruiting "ambassadors" from within your network; nail interviews by turning tough questions to your advantage; convince skeptical employers to shelve their assumptions and take a chance on you; and negotiate a competitive salary and benefits package - even as a "newbie" to the field.

Career changers face unique challenges that demand fresh approaches. Packed with psychological insights, practical exercises, and inspiring success stories, Switchers helps you leap over obstacles and into a whole new field. Want to pull off the most daring - and fulfilling - career move of your life? Listen to Switchers.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2018 Dawn Graham (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Derek
  • 06-01-19

Buy The Book!

The audio version is definitely a struggle to endure. The book is 13 chapters but the audio book is broken into 211 chapters. This makes referring back to other chapters difficult & confusing. The reader is robotic & it reminds me of a Ringtail version of a Dilbert cartoon. (search it on YouTube if you aren't familiar) This would have been better if it had been read by Dr. Graham or one of the members of her talk show "Dream Team." (Deon or Michelle)

There is great info here, but do yourself a favor and just buy the book.

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  • Malcolm Powers
  • 18-08-19

Great Book, but this book is better as a hardcover

The book is great for anyone looking to switch careers, or jobs. It has a lot of great advice, and you would have an advantage over the competition. I listened to it, then bought the hardcover, that way I can highlight sections and write notes in the margins.

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  • Katrina
  • 21-05-19

Chapter Labels Could be Improved

It is so hard to jump to a particular topic in the audio-book when you only have the Chapter numbers. Bookmarks won't do. I hope you could improve it by adding the proper Chapters/Sub-chapters' names so that it's easier to select which topic we'd like to go back to when we want to review.

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  • Gerald H. SHUDY Jr.
  • 08-01-20

Not just for switchers!

This book is not the kind of book you could boil down to a pamphlet. Besides covering principles and models, it is also dense with practical advice, examples, lists, and motivation. I recommend it whether you are planning a switch or just a minor adjustment!

After receiving lots of help from others during my two job transitions, I’ve been having occasional coffees with different people who are between jobs. It’s nice to have this book to recommend or, in a few cases, gift. Besides switching, it covers the basics which apply to switchers and non-switchers alike who don’t have some of this fundamental knowledge or experience and that makes the book *tremendously* useful!

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  • Milena Vinarskiy
  • 21-02-19

Believing in change or update in your career is just the first step

What gift and a great summary of what to do and not to do ! So you have a dream or a desire to change careers! Amen! Dr. Graham will give you the steps and a blueprint to help achieve your goals!
Thank you for very applicable steps and coaching ! One of the best books to learn from !
In an era of no certainty in job security , this is a great guide for all !


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  • Tim Budzik
  • 17-08-18

Essential Reading

This is essential reading for anyone looking for a professional job. Not just those switching careers but those just looking for new opportunities.

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  • Xiaohui Li
  • 06-08-18

Practical Advice for Career Switch

Great advice on assessing yourself whether you're ready for a career switch, how hard the process can be, how to make best connection of your current skill set to that of your dream career, seeing the screening process from the employers' perspective of view, and practical working plans for switching. Very informative and useful guide for a career switcher. I found it helpful and would like to follow it to do my career switch from technical to business side.