The Guide to Everlasting Employability

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)

£9.99

175 pages of ideas and strategies to help you bolster your skillset and maintain a stimulating and fulfilling working life. Are your skills in demand? How employable are you? Not just now, but in the future.

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175 pages of ideas and strategies to help you bolster your skill set and maintain a stimulating and fulfilling working life. Are your skills in demand? How employable are you? Not just now, but in the future.

“The Guide to Everlasting Employability” will help to plan your career, gain career success now and help you stay employable forever.

One-to-one career guidance for the price of a good lunch! 10Eighty’s CEO Michael Moran & MD Linda Jackson have written a guide unlocking the secrets to everlasting employability.

It will help you gain the skills, experience and qualifications you need to ensure you stand out from the crowd and maintain an invigorating and inspiring career for the four decades or so most of us spend in gainful employment.

It’s a short book, just right to revisit as you review and manage your career, it will help you build your career for your entire career, and support your career planning.

It’s not a quick fix, and has been devised to be useful throughout your career. Every time you carry out a Career MOT you’ll need this book.

“The Guide…” will help you to enjoy your work and enjoy the rest of your life.

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Weight 0.284 g
Dimensions 23.2 x 15.7 x 1.0 cm

17 reviews for The Guide to Everlasting Employability

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    This book is written by two experts who really know about getting people jobs – and it shows. Michael and Linda have drawn upon decades of experience of helping others manage their careers and have produced an outstanding practical guide to finding the right job and fulfilling potential. And before looking for that perfect role, they offer some really useful and practical guidance on how to be clear in your own mind what you want in life and how badly you want it while reminding the reader that no one is going to achieve success for them – It’s all about personal responsibility. The book is provocative and challenging and the authors have put into print things which to many in the recruitment and career management world are obvious but which have not been presented in such an easy to read, informative and positive fashion before. I can see this book becoming a vital part of the toolkit for anyone advising others on career management in 21st Century.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    This book is an indepensible guide for anyone who is either already serious about managing their career, not sure of their next steps or needs a wake up call about the dangers of complacency!

    It is very easy to read and the format allows the reader to skip to the sections they find most relevant at the time.

    Chapter 2 on the Career MOT is a good starting point and starts to challenge the reader to think about their current position and where they would like to get too (not only in their next position, but spanning the life of their career).

    The book isn’t a holy grail with all the answers, indeed surely one of purposes of the book is to highlight the need for personal responsiblity and accountability. However, it does signpost the reader to areas they need to think about if they are serious about career planning and challenges you to question where you want to go.

    Practical, accessible and challenging, I would strongly recommend this book.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Guide to Everlasting Employability – is not only full of hints and tips about career management, it also makes you think differently about your career and what you really want.

    It is an easy to read guide – with lots of simple to follow exercises that help you define what you are good at and take ownership of your career.

    I shall be using this guide not only for myself but also for my teenage son.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    There are already a lot of really good books on the market that aim to offer their readers some sound career management advice – what makes this one any different?

    It’s a really good book for anyone who is lacking motivation or focus. Written in a concise, conversational, accessible and persuasive way, it’s like having a motivational pep talk at your fingertips.

    It draws on the experience of the authors to provide some practical guidance for anyone looking to enhance their employability, treating this as a long-term and ongoing project rather than a remedial set of actions to help change jobs.

    As a result, it’s a really good and useful read for anyone needing to do some work on their personal brand or developing a workable career plan. It also contains a very practical and insightful section on using Linkedin really effectively.

    You’re likely to come away from reading this book feeling motivated to take action, fired up with self-belief and in possession of some tangible tools and guidance on how to get going. Recommended.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    For anyone looking to change jobs, start their own business, change direction or improve their networking skills this is a straightforward and practical guide. The book gives down to earth, realistic guidance on mapping out your career goals. It supplies inspiration and addresses motivation as well as including tools and advice to help you achieve what you want.

    The authors go beyond the usual advice about writing a CV and letter of application approach by discussing a broad range of current issues and the need to adopt new strategies that suit the modern job market.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    A modern inspiring book filled with clear messages and examples from the current job market, positive psychology and career management. Successful career planning and employability is a skill everybody can learn and enjoy as a process and outcomes.

    Employability includes lifelong career success, making money,job satisfaction and doing something good. The qualifiers of these depend on personal preferences, skills, knowledge, expertise, motivation and drive to succeed. I love the book’s user-friendly forms so that the reader can create their own qualifiers of employability, CV and action plans!

    It is empowering seeing so many examples of career progress from the media and the authors combined 35 year experience in career management within the private and public sectors.

    As HR Consultant, Business-Organisational Psychologist and avid reader I would strongly recommend this book for everybody who wants continuous career success for themselves and the people they know.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    A great guide to keeping yourself in the right job market, whether you’re just embarking on a career or looking for a change of direction, embarking on a portfolio career or considering changing your career through choice or otherwise.
    Broken down into useful sections the book is written in an engaging style and doesn’t shy away from the fact that it’s up to you and your effort to get where you want to go. I like the way the book concentrates on the importance of knowing your market and knowing your product (you). I also particularly liked the emphasis throughout the book on positive psychology. Section 2 is particularly useful with its section on Networking and how to Network effectively. There is also a section on social media by Lincoln Coutts. There is a chapter on CVs reflecting the co-authors differing views on them and useful appendices to help you practically plan your job search model and highlight your development areas. Even if you don’t find all the sections of the book useful you will certainly find most sections useful and the book is a handy guide that you can dip in and out of as and when required, and great value for money.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Written in an engaging and informal style, this guide to “Everlasting Employability” is a practical guide to keeping yourself in the job market.

    It has a strong emphasis on self-help and taking personal responsibility for your career. To get to where you want to go you mustn’t rely on others – your HR department, your professional body or blind luck – but instead be honest with yourself, find out what skills/qualifications you need to get to what you can call your “dream” role and then concentrate on closing any gaps.

    Taking a sales view of the process, this book emphasizes the importance of knowing your market (the companies that employ people in the type of role you are looking for), knowing your product (you and your skills) and creating a network that can help you reach these targeted organizations. Using a mentor is strongly recommended so that your sales pitch (the elevator pitch) and approach can be independently assessed for how they sound and “land” with the prospective employer. It is far too easy to be so focused on what you want to get that you don’t spend enough time finding out how it sounds/looks to the end user/customer

    Networking (something which most of us find awkward) is seen as essential for success but the emphasis is on building up relationships and not just LinkedIn contacts. It regards “relationships” as far more important than “contacts” and, correctly in my opinion, says that these take multiple meetings to build. The advice the authors give is to look to provide benefit to others with their own issues and to ask for advice, in turn, on challenging business issues inside your current role. This will help to build mutually beneficial relationships making any possible career opening conversation that much easier to start and then progress. The job seeker must look for those who could make the hire decision as well – these “purchase points” are vital if there is going to be a successful end result.

    What I found most reassuring, and relevant, was the realistic view of how difficult it is to find a new role. Start planning what you want a year in advance. When looking for a new role it is easy to think that only you are finding the process difficult, time consuming and frustrating. Here the book says that it takes at least 3 months of actively searching to find a new role. When applying for roles it advises that if you don’t have 90% plus of the required elements then don’t apply as you won’t be successful. And also spend the time identifying the organizations that want to hire people with your skillset. Then consider what characteristics define the kind of company you want to work for and where, equally importantly, you believe you would succeed and feel satisfied and fulfilled. This should narrow down the number enough for a meaningful focus and, hopefully, success!

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    A well written and clearly presented guide that provides the sort of information that can really boost your employability.

    Whether you are looking for a completely new job or simply a change of direction, this book lays out a number of useful tips that are easy to implement but extremely effective. A clear writing style, combined with exercises to force the point home, leaves you with a new way of looking at your career and an increased sense of confidence in an area that can often be quite intimidating.

    This book represent a small investment with the potential for a big return.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    This short but invaluable text is a great source of practical and thoughtful advice for all those considering their career, whether through choice or redundancy. Other than the chapter on internet networking there is nothing particularly new here, but all the bases are covered in a straight forward and chatty style that neither condescends nor preaches.

    Moran & Jackson cover the basics and practicalities of finding that ‘ideal job’ in an increasingly competitive market but they also provide thought provoking frameworks and tools for deeper consideration about who we are and what excites and motivates us – the anchors for any rational decision on career choices. This is a great guide for both those just embarking on a career as well as for mid-lifers looking for a change of direction. It is also a simple and practical reference manual for HR professionals and career consultants. Far more valuable than many so called self help/motivational books and well worth a tenner!

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michel Moran and Linda Jackson have written an indispensible guide for those looking to unlock the secret of everlasting employability. They write in a winningly postive style: they pick you up and carry you through the book’s 3 parts, encouraging you to do the chapter exercises along the way. It is practical, sensible advice, well punctuated with inspiring case studies. The book is primarily aimed as a reference for employees looking to secure their employability. However, HR professionals, career consultants and managers will find much of interest in its content.

    The authors cover much ground with brio, but do not short change the reader. I was particularly engaged by Part 3 where Moran and Jackson discuss strategies for building second and third careers. The subject of developing a portfolio career resonated with me, as I am at that stage in my life where want to plan forward to accommodate a number of career activities. I would have like more here, especially on transitioning from employment to everlasting self-employment. But perhaps the authors are saving this up for their next book.

    Meantime, buy this book, read it, do the exercises and increase your employability.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    I don’t think we recognise, or take seriously enough, the time and motivation needed in today’s job market to find and keep a job.

    This well written book, full of really practical hints and tips really is a gem. Michael and Linda give such a useful guide based on their many years of experience.

    Get a job, keep your job – read this book!

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 5*

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    This book is aimed at people mid-way through their careers who are thinking about a change or are expecting to have one foisted on them. It’s not a step-by-step guide, but rather a book that will get you thinking about the issues and then give you some sensible tools to get going. It’s worth reading with a highlighter pen to hand, as some of the best advice is a little buried in the narrative.

    Section two, which covers short-term tactical actions you need to take is the strongest. There are good tips on networking, especially for those of us who think we hate it, while the chapter on LinkedIn, written in conjunction with Lincoln Coutts, will help anyone who knows they’re not making the most of social media. Chapter 12, entitled “The inevitable chapter on writing a CV” reflects the co-authors’ differing views on the importance of this document – but also gives a good summary on what a CV should, and shouldn’t include.

    A career book for grown ups.

    This review is taken from our Amazon site – 4*

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Guide to Everlasting Employability represents a valuable resource for any lawyer or other professional seeking to evaluate their own career status, progression and the professional and personal skills which provide them with the best platform for advancement both in their current position of employment and in the wider job market. A thoroughly recommended read.

    This review is taken from our LinkedIn Company Page

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is an excellent book. Thought provoking, easy to read and highly practical. The authors have demonstrated their wealth of experience in career management throughout. You can sense their enthusiasm to help! A very engaging guide in achieving career goals.

    This review is taken from our LinkedIn Company Page

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    This book is an indispensable guide for anyone who is either already serious about managing their career, not sure of their next steps or needs a wake up call about the dangers of complacency! Chapter 2 (Career MOT) is a good starting point and challenges the reader to think about their current position and where they want to get to in the future (not only in their next position, but spanning the life of their career). Practical, accessible and challenging, I would strongly recommend this book.

    This review is taken from our LinkedIn Company Page

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    After 35 years working in the field of Leadership I came across this book and believe it is one of the most accurate guides to that age old challenge – Everlasting Employability. With a wealth of knowledge, hints and tips it takes the reader through a series of challenges to look at themselves, invest in their future and ensure they remain ‘current’ in today’s fast changing world. Forget all the guru books – this is simple, practical and invaluable for anyone who seeks a long term career!

    This review is taken from our LinkedIn Company Page

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