Escape from Corporate America by Pamela Skillings

Book Review, Career-Quit

Many people spend hours stuck in jobs that they do not like- but hang on to just because the salary and benefits are good.

Pamela Skillings, a career expert and corporate escapee wrote the book Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams to provide inspiration for those who are stuck in a rut and wanted to escape but do not know how.  The book is written with a good dose of humor and a lot of scenarios that would have you saying “ahh….yess….I have experienced that too!” Told perfectly from the insider’s point of view.

It is practical, not a book about dreams and building castles in the air, neither it is a negative bitching the company/boss kinda book. Seriously, you need not be working in America to be able to relate to the universal problems that we all seemed to face- stuck in a job we do not like and wishing for more. Worldwide, corporate workers can really relate to what she is telling.

Her book will show you how to:

  • access your job’s “suck” factor.
  • identify your true calling
  • develop your Escape Plan
  • find jobs that don’t bite
  • be your own boss
  • follow your creative dreams
  • overcome any obstacle.

When you read her book, you will feel that you are not alone when you feel that you can’t seemed to fit in.

For instance, in the chapter, “True Callings and Wrong Number” (really humor in the title), she said that many people have the notion that a perfect career exists for each of us- equivalent of a job’s soul mate. But in fact, we may not have one true calling because we are all complex.

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