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If you're looking to find a career that makes a difference - and work you really love - this book will show you how. - Lucy Siegle, Ethical Correspondent, The Guardian and BBC The One Show.

Can individuals turn a volunteering activity into a job which makes a real difference to the lives of vulnerable individuals or give support to an issue that you feel passionate about? The answer is yes and this book addresses the crucial issues to plan and give serious consideration to applying for a job role that meet personal criteria for helping others. - Neil Hammond, Careers Adviser based in London.

How do you find a job that makes you happy – one that fits with your morals, makes you feel good about going to work, and isn’t just about making money?

This guide is aimed at anyone who wants to do something meaningful with their working life. As everyone’s idea of a meaningful job is different, it is not prescriptive or a definitive manual. Instead, it will inform and inspire readers – helping them to identify the best step(s) towards a more satisfying work life.

There are two primary audiences: job seekers (school leavers and graduates) and career switchers. Though they may have different experiences, there are crossovers between these groups – e.g. many people already in work will feel like they are starting again when they look to switch careers.

About the Author

Paul Allen is a journalist and editor from London, living in Brighton. He writes about the voluntary sector for the Guardian, has run environmental projects for the BBC, and helped charities like Macmillan Cancer Support find their tone of voice. In 2007, he wrote Your Ethical Business, a start-up guide to creating a socially and environmentally responsible business. Today, he runs his own company Lark, which helps organizations put their stories into the right words.

Book review in Career Matters

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ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-322-9
Publication date: March 2017
Dimensions: 236 x 181
Page extent: 176

Date added: June 15, 2016

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