Introduction

The way to achieve career success has changed so dramatically in recent years that much of the advice offered in schools, companies, and even homes—by well-meaning counselors, managers, parents, spouses, and friends—is outdated. Get a Life, Not a Job offers you a new approach to your relationship with work, a way to invest in and grow your career in a way that will enable you to achieve financial security while freeing yourself from any one employer that, frankly, might not have a job for you tomorrow.

Although some elements in the formula for career success have endured, such as conscientiousness, reliability, performance excellence, and possession of valuable skills, many of the elements for career success have, indeed, changed. ...

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