Career Success Without A Real Job Canadian Edition: The Career Book For People Too Smart To Work In…

Paperback | March 1, 2009

byErnie J. Zelinski

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A career guide to being successful without the nine-to-five grind.
Twenty-five years ago, Ernie J. Zelinski was fired from his engineering job for taking too much vacation time. Now, he works only five hours a day and earns more money than 80 percent of the corporate world. CAREER SUCCESS WITHOUT A REAL JOB provides practical tips and inspiration for creative and ambitious individuals looking to escape the rat race and make a good living on their own terms.
"Ernie Zelinski helps others find the time to live." "--Boston Herald"

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A career guide to being successful without the nine-to-five grind. Twenty-five years ago, Ernie J. Zelinski was fired from his engineering job for taking too much vacation time. Now, he works only five hours a day and earns more money than 80 percent of the corporate world. CAREER SUCCESS WITHOUT A REAL JOB provides practical tips and ...

Ernie Zelinski is an innovative ex-corporate worker who was blessed to have been fired from his job as a professional engineer over 20 years ago and to have leveraged his many years of struggles without a real job into a lifestyle of personal and financial freedom that is the envy of the corporate world. Ernie has dedicated his life to...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.86 × 6.6 × 0.64 inPublished:March 1, 2009Publisher:Visions International PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from If You Want to Work at Your Dream Job or an Unreal Job, Career Success Without a Real Job Is for You Just finished reading Career Success Without a Real Job by Ernie Zelinski ( http://www.erniezelinski.com/ ). WOW! I am a fan of Zelinski's retirement books 'How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free" and "The Joy of Not Working", that I recommend to my clients who are about to retire. "Career Success Without a Real Job", however, is directed at the "organizationally averse" who don't like working in corporations. This career guide will of course also appeal to retirees who want to keep working part time but not in a traditional "Cor-Pirate" setting. Zelinski in this book mentions that his writing isn't the best. That may be so but I can attest that his books are readable and offer good advice, That's the only standard that matters. Zelinski's style is very accessible, common sense, gently coaxing without being too preachy. While pointing out that Career Success Without a Real Job may not be for everyone, Zelinski proceeds to talk about the exciting realities that await those who dare to dream of a life lived on their own terms. This means having the freedom to decide on the hours we want to work, the amount of vacation time we want to take, with whom we want to work, and what we are going to do today. Zelinski reminds us that real success is not measured merely by the 'almighty dollar.' Here from the book are some "Irrefutable Signs That You Have Achieved Career Success Without a Real Job:" * You no longer know how to prepare for job interviews and don’t carebthat you don’t know. * You wonder why people get up before 9:00 A.M. * Most people with real jobs criticize or envy you. * You rely on job ads rather than the Dilbert cartoon for your laugh of the day. * You are always the last one to know when there is a holiday for working people and you happily work your usual four to five hours anyway. * You don’t ever need any job references. * You no longer have a Daytimer because you forget to look in it after making an entry. * Multitasking means working on your laptop in a coffee bar for two hours and watching attractive members of the opposite sex at the same time. * You know what resume means but have completely forgotten what résumé means. * You are confident that you will have no problem adjusting to retirement. * You get much more enjoyment out of the work you do than from the monetary rewards. * You know you are no longer employable in a real job and don’t care. * You try to keep an open mind about hard-working lawyers, executives, and doctors but you still can’t help feeling just a bit superior. * You wouldn’t trade your present livelihood for anything else — bar none! Above all, "Career Success Without a Real Job" is adventure, satisfaction, riches, and happiness all on your own terms! But as Zelinski points out early in the book: "The principles in this book will not work for everyone. One reason is that many people apparently don’t want freedom; they would rather be imprisoned by organizations that tell them what to do, when to do it, how to do it. As Lord Boyd-Orr once said, 'If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches, they will take sandwiches.' If you are one of those mundane people who would select sandwiches over personal freedom, "Career Success Without a Real Job" is definitely not for you. On the other hand, if you are trapped in the corporate world as the majority is, but would like to be liberated, then the success principles in this career book can inspire and help you to create a much more rewarding lifestyle for yourself." What Zelinski is saying is that living a life of career freedom is not easy. Indeed, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. But if you are prepared to put in a lot of effort with inspiration, ollowing the principles of "Career Success Without a Real Job" will make you envy of the corporate world. Note: You can download an E-book with sample chapters of "Career Success Without a Real Job" at: http://www.real-success.ca/free_ebooks.html at http://www.realcareersuccess.com/ and at http://www.unrealjob.com
Date published: 2009-11-04