In Search of the Fun-Forever Job gives you strategies that work at any point in your career. Whether you’re looking for your next job or a new career, you’ll learn how to target and find a job that fits. You’ll find strategies you can use to:
• Identify the career that’s right for you
• Build your networks
• Approach interviews
• Negotiate your salary
• Cope with the emotional roller coaster
• Make smarter decisions
Targeted Age Group:
25 – 70
Some of the chapters in this book are drawn from articles published in business journals. When I was putting together the book, I realized I needed to be more conversational, create more or a narrative. What may be different about my genre is that there is a lot of career/job search advice available for free online. In order to make a book of any value to a reader, I knew I would have to make it clear that I offer a very different approach.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Probably what everyone says, don’t give up. I started this book almost 10 years ago, kept dropping it, then getting back to it. I was fortunate to have a few people who continued to encourage me. Somehow when I got back to it a year ago, I was ready to write and finish it. And I’m very glad I did.
Ellis Chase is an experienced career management consultant. He is a sought-after speaker, known for his ability to connect with and motivate his audience. Whether he’s talking to large groups or individuals, whether the subject is career development or executive coaching, his energetic style and his years of experience in private practice, consulting firms, universities, and corporations get results.
He has been a consultant to Columbia Business School for the past 11-plus years where he develops curricula and delivers workshops for the Business School’s Executive MBA Career Management and Alumni Relations Career Services; he coaches in the Program for Social Intelligence at the business school and advises EMBA students, and is a frequent speaker at other Columbia University colleges and graduate programs. He was an instructor at New York University’s Center for Career, Education, and Life Planning for almost 20 years and was an original Five O’Clock Club counselor, consulting in this national job search advising organization for 21 years.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve been working as a career management consultant and executive coach for more than 25 years and I’ve learned an awful lot about what really works in a job search. For the past 12 years, I’ve been consulting at Columbia Business School. So many of my private clients and my students have asked me to put my advice into a book, I thought it was worth a try.