“Choosing Your Career” Book

Are you undecided about your career? I wrote a book to help you! The book is available via Amazon as a Kindle ebook and can be read on a Kindle, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android smartphone, or on the Kindle Cloud Reader.

Choosing Your Career Book

I interviewed 15 career experts and I asked them to tell me their best advice about how to choose your life’s work. Together they have decades of consulting, coaching, and counseling experience and they used their extensive wisdom to suggest action-oriented strategies you can use right away.

Here are some things people are saying about the book:

“I have instructed courses in Career Development for 18 years and have found few resources as useful as Choosing Your Career.” – Christopher J. McCarthy, Ph.D. – Professor and Training Director, Counseling Psychology Program, The University of Texas at Austin

“Lost and confused careerists won’t want to miss the opportunity to carry around their own career advisory board on their Kindles.” – Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. – Educator, Author, Blogger

“A must read for all generations of those who want to take control of their careers.” – David Small, Ph.D. – Executive Director, University Career Services, University of Houston

“This book provides practical and actionable advice for people making career decisions.” – Jessica Campbell – Associate Director, Employer Relations, Rice Center for Career Development

Here are the contributors whose career advice is featured:

Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D., is the author of Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work for You, a work psychologist, and professor of human resource management at Rutgers University.

Lynn Chang, Ph.D., is an educator, yoga instructor, and founder of Career Zen, an Austin-based company that offers individual career counseling, classes, and yoga retreats.

Nancy Collamer, M.S., is a career consultant, speaker and author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement.

Debra Condren, Ph.D., is a psychologist, executive coach, business consultant, and author of Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word: A Woman’s Guide to Earning Her Worth and Achieving Her Dreams. She is the founder and president of Business Psychology Solutions, a performance and career development firm based in New York City and San Francisco.

Bryan Dik, Ph.D., is a vocational psychologist, psychology professor at Colorado State University, Founder and Chief Science Officer of jobZology, and co-author of Make Your Job a Calling: How the Psychology of Vocation Can Change Your Life at Work.

Lynn Friedman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, work-life consultant, associate faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, and nationally syndicated columnist of Corporations on the Couch.

Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D., is a career and relocation transition expert, marketing consultant, and author of Making the Big Move.

Herminia Ibarra, Ph.D., is a professor of leadership and organizational behavior at INSEAD, author of Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career, and consultant on talent management, leadership development, and women’s careers.

April Klimkiewicz, M.A., is a career coach, course developer, yoga instructor, and founder of career development firm, Bliss Evolution.

Ken Mattsson, M.S., is a career consultant who specializes in helping creative entrepreneurs and LGBT clients to make a connection between what a client’s spirit wants to do in the world and how to marry that to work that enables clients to make a living.

Lynne Milburn, M.Ed., is the former Director of the Career Exploration Center at the University of Texas at Austin, a licensed professional counselor specializing in “career therapy,” co-author of Career From The Inside Out, and co-developer of the career questionnaire, DeepFunDo.

Curt Rosengren is a coach, writer, speaker, author of 101 Ways to Get Wild About Work and The Occupational Adventure Guide: A Travel Guide to the Career of Your Dreams, and a blogger for U.S. News & World Report.

Shelley Richard, M.A., is the founder of Next Step College & Career Consulting. She is a Houston-based licensed counselor who specializes in helping high school and college students with career exploration and decision-making.

Dora Summers-Ewing, Ph.D., is a psychologist, managing director of a consulting psychology firm working with individuals, teams, and organizations, and former corporate learning officer for a global company.

Barbara J. Winter is a self-employment advocate, author of Making A Living Without A Job, publisher of Winning Ways newsletter, and retreat leader.

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  1. Carla Killins says:

    Hello. I’m interested in purchasing your book, but I’m only finding the Kindle version. Are there no hard copy versions of the book available?

  2. Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D. says:

    Carla, you are correct, my book is Kindle only, but it can be read on either a Kindle or via Kindle app on a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android smart phone, or on the Kindle Cloud Reader.

  3. I want to read your book on my PC but when I paid for it, it said it would go to my Kindle. I’m confused. Now that I have bought it, how do I get this on my PC? Thanks.–Dan

  4. I got an email from Amazon offering the Kindle app for free. Have downloaded it and it appears to be working.–Dan

  5. Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D. says:

    I am glad to hear that, Dan. For other readers, here are the download links:
    Kindle for Mac: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kindle/id405399194?mt=12
    Kindle for Windows: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/kindle/9wzdncrfj3vn
    Amazon Cloud Reader: http://read.amazon.com

  6. Must read for anyone researching careers!

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