• Life's Work

  • 12 Proven Ways to Fast-Track Your Career
  • By: James Reed
  • Narrated by: James Reed
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins

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By: James Reed
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Publisher's Summary

The third and final book in the REED career trilogy (after Why You? and The 7 Second CV), Life's Work is a practical, inspirational guide full of advice to help you create a fulfilling career wherever you are in life, from the UK's best-known authority on jobs and careers.

By the time you retire you'll have spent a third of your life working. That's far too long to be stuck in a job you hate or even just tolerate. But where to start?

Life's Work will show you 12 proven ways to fast track your career, so when you leap out of bed every Monday morning you'll be ready to take on the world. The book is written by James Reed, Chairman of REED, Britain's best-known recruitment brand. Over the past 25 years he has helped millions of people find jobs. This has given him a deep insight into what makes some people successful in building a rewarding career, while others are stuck in the confusion and frustration of not landing the job they want.

Through these multiple observations and conversations, James has learned that there are 12 key ways to build and sustain the career you want. You will learn how to:

  • Be (sustainably) selfish.
  • Kick start some good habits and kick out some bad ones.
  • Think in days and decades.
  • Be powerful, be prepared.
  • Find a boss you can learn from.

Today's job landscape allows you more freedom to carve your own path than ever before. Along with this, however, comes the responsibility of shaping your mind and actions to make your career work for you. This audiobook shows you how.

©2020 James Reed (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Life's Work is a candid, practical and empowering book for those looking to find meaningful work at all stages of life...offers unique and unexpected insights into how to build and sustain a rewarding career." (FE News)

"Persuades you to think more deeply." (Bookbag)

"Helps young and not-so-young hopefuls get ahead." (Sunday Times)

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  • Basil
  • 05-03-20

Excellent well paced book that explains well culture at Reed

I know as I currently work at Reed. And no they haven’t paid me to write this and I did buy the book.

Sound advice from the owner of established UK family business about good company culture, how to keep your company afloat and advice on why long working hours are bad as well as long commutes.

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