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When to Jump:When the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want

Mike Lewis

Lewis, an Australian financial analyst turned professional squash player, gathers 44 case studies from career changers to help readers make their own career jumps. The stories range from small changes, such as an internal move within a company, to dramatic ones, such as a pro football player who became an HBO writer. The examples are a mix of famous people (Michael Lewis, American bond salesman turned #1 bestselling author) and not (Barbara Harris, PR person turned bishop). Lewis shares stories of his own “jump” as a preface to each of the book’s four sections: “Listen to the Little Voice,” “Make a Plan,” “Let Yourself Be Lucky,” and “Don’t Look Back.” A perfect book for New Year’s career resolutions.