Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Book Review: Escape from Corporate America

Escape from Corporate America by Pamela Skillings is a practical and amusing guide for those who are seeking a new career.

The book is an easy and enjoyable read, mainly because it combines interesting anecdotes from a variety of industries with clear, to-the-point advice on the likely suspects of any frustrated worker's dreams. Employees who feel trapped in their jobs will see section after section that speaks to them, addresses their fears, and outlines avenues of escape.

The recognition of the fear factor (e.g., the section on "Worst Case Scenarios and Bag Lady Fantasies") is one of the book's major strengths because it tackles one of the prime reasons why people stay in jobs they hate.

If you are a frustrated worker and considering a career change, some time with Ms. Skillings's book will be time well spent.

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