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Best Job Ever

Rethink Your Career, Redefine Rich, Revolutionize Your Life

By Dr. C. K. Bray
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Best Job Ever: Rethink Your Career, Redefine Rich, Revolutionize Your Life by Dr. C. K. Bray

Best Job Ever (2016) is a guide to making the career change you need to be happy with your professional life. These blinks walk you through the difficult process of switching jobs, changing fields and trying something you’ve always wanted to do, but didn’t know how to start.

  • People who want a job that overlaps with their passion and personal goals
  • Anyone who feels the need to make drastic changes to their career path

Dr. C. K. Bray is a career coach who used to work in the corporate world until he realized he was chasing other people’s dreams. Now, he helps people define and achieve their professional goals.

 

©C. K. Bray: Best Job Ever copyright 2016, John Wiley & Sons Inc. Used by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc. and shall not be made available to any unauthorized third parties.

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Best Job Ever

Rethink Your Career, Redefine Rich, Revolutionize Your Life

By Dr. C. K. Bray
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Best Job Ever: Rethink Your Career, Redefine Rich, Revolutionize Your Life by Dr. C. K. Bray
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Best Job Ever (2016) is a guide to making the career change you need to be happy with your professional life. These blinks walk you through the difficult process of switching jobs, changing fields and trying something you’ve always wanted to do, but didn’t know how to start.

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Many people have unrealistic expectations about work and are dissatisfied with what they do.

You’ve probably heard this cliche before: Just find a job you like and you’ll never work a day in your life. Well, the reality isn’t that simple. After all, work is called work for a reason. What makes it worse, though, is that lots of people have unrealistic expectations about their jobs.

For instance, when asked to describe their dream career, people tend to say things like, “a job that lets me travel a lot,” or “one where I make twice as much money as I do now.” But such notions are totally off base. Just like winning the lottery, which some people list as their ideal career, the notion of luxurious jobs is a fantasy, with an absurdly low probability of realization.

While some people want the most pampered career they can imagine, others would take virtually anything but their current job. In fact, lots of people are unhappy with their jobs, even though many of them like the field in which they work. Indeed, a 2013 global Gallup survey found that 87 percent of employees weren’t satisfied with their careers.

But while lots of people are left unsatisfied by their work, it’s not the type of work they do that leaves them feeling unfulfilled. The real issues are characteristics of their workplaces; things like bosses, coworkers, salaries or even office politics.

If this is true for you, it might make sense to look for a different position within the same company or the same role at a different one. For example, if you have a family, but your job requires loads of travel, you might prefer a different role within your organization that keeps you closer to home.

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