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68: What I learned from writing and publishing “Taking Charge of your Career”


The Career Farm Grow Your Own Podcast - what I learned from writing and publishing taking charge of your career - with Jane Barrett

So this month it's me in the spotlight!

2016 was a tumultuous and extraordinary year. But for me and my co-author Camilla, a huge chunk of it was taken up with writing "Taking Charge of Your Career", a major update to our 2011 book "If not now, when? How to take charge of your career".

First time round the book was published by A & C Black. This time round we were in the hands of Bloomsbury (who bought A&C Black a few years ago).

We are incredibly proud of the end result. It was hard work getting it done, but the new case studies and resources make what we believe is a unique book including both exercises and inspiration. We really hope it's a useful companion for the new world of work. As now more than ever before we all have to take charge of our career (including career coaches!).

The Career Farm Grow Your Own Podcast - Jane and Camilla

with my co-author, Camilla Arnold

aking Charge of Your Career - by Jane Barrett and Camilla Arnold
In this episode I talk about:

  • Why we wrote the book
  • How we got it published by Bloomsbury
  • My tips for getting the writing done
  • The benefits of working with a co-author
  • My favourite case studies form the book, and the exercises that I think are the most useful
  • My advice to aspiring non-fiction writers



To find out more about the book, including the chance to read a chapter, visit the book's website

To find the book on Amazon, click here

For more on "Give and Take", my favourite non-fiction book of 2016, click here

To visit the Bloomsbury website, click here

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