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How Successful Career Changers Turn Fantasy into Reality

Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just plain unhappy with what were doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, white-knuckled, to the years of time and effort weve invested in our current profession.

In this powerful book, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything weve learned from "career experts." While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of "possible selves" we might become.

Based on her in-depth research on professionals and managers in transition, Ibarra outlines an active process of career reinvention that leverages three ways of "working identity": experimenting with new professional activities, interacting in new networks of people, and making sense of what is happening to us in light of emerging possibilities.

Through engrossing stories—from a literature professor turned stockbroker to an investment banker turned novelist—Ibarra reveals a set of guidelines that all successful reinventions share. She explores specific ways that hopeful career changers of any background can:

Explore possible selves

Craft and execute "identity experiments"

Create "small wins" that keep momentum going

Survive the rocky period between career identities

Connect with role models and mentors who can ease the transition

Make time for reflection—without missing out on windows of opportunity

Decide when to abandon the old path in order to follow the new

Arrange new events into a coherent story of who we are becoming.

A call to the dreamer in each of us, Working Identity explores the process for crafting a more fulfilling future. Where we end up may surprise us.

Synopsis:

This guide provides readers with a way to understand change in their lives. It includes case studies of personal and professional reinventions, from literature professor to stockbroker, from psychiatrist to Buddhist monk, and from investment banker to fiction writer, among others.

Synopsis:

Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything readers may have learned from "career experts."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591394136
Author:
Ibarra, Herminia
Publisher:
Harvard Business School Press
Subject:
Career changes
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
Careers - Job Hunting
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Business-Careers
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 in 12.2 oz

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Product details 224 pages Harvard Business School Press - English 9781591394136 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This guide provides readers with a way to understand change in their lives. It includes case studies of personal and professional reinventions, from literature professor to stockbroker, from psychiatrist to Buddhist monk, and from investment banker to fiction writer, among others.
"Synopsis" by , Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything readers may have learned from "career experts."
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