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Good Work

How to Build a Career that Makes a Difference in the World

Use your day job to make a difference in the world, with this step-by-step guide to building a successful and fulfilling purpose-driven career.
EAN: 9781789665727
Edition: 1
Format: 216 x 138
256 pages

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About the book

Do you want to have a positive impact on the world? Do you want to have a successful career that makes a difference? In short... do you want to do Good Work? Let this step-by-step guide show you how.

Packed with useful tools and exercises, this step-by-step guide will help you figure out your passion and purpose, and how to effectively harness it to make real and positive change - on the world, and on your career. Whether you want to battle climate change, promote diversity and inclusion, work in sustainability - or if you're not sure, but just want to leave things a little better at the end of every work day - let this book support you in turning that passion into action.

Written by corporate responsibility consultant and certified coach Shannon Houde, this book is part career guide and part job search help - and all purpose-driven. From understanding what the 'purpose economy' is and how you fit into it, to what jobs to go for and how to land them, Good Work is the helping hand you need to make a career out of changing the world.

About the authors

Shannon Houde is the Founder and Managing Director of Walk of Life Coaching, an international career advisory consultancy focused on sustainable business, environmental, impact investing, international development and corporate responsibility. A speaker, consultant and certified coach, she works with clients around the world, across brands ranging from Google and Deutsche Bank to Virgin Airlines and the UN Foundation. Originally from Maryland, US, she has lived and worked in Washington DC, Chile, San Francisco, Phoenix, Sicily, Geneva and London, to name a few, and is now based in Cambridge, UK.
  • If you want to make a difference through your day job, then this book is for you. Good Work is a very practical guide that takes you through each iterative step to convert your passion into purpose and pay. It dispels the myths around finding a new job and leverages Shannon Houde's 20 years of recruitment experience to give you the hiring manager's perspective. Unlock the secrets you never knew about how to position yourself to be relevant to hiring managers and recruiters alike, while growing your knowledge and networks around the issues you care most about. This is a must-read for anyone wanting to make a career change into impact.
  • Joel Makower, Co-founder, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group Inc

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