What is The Career Explorer’s Journal?

The Career Explorer’s Journal is an eBook, written and developed to support anyone and everyone as they make work/career choices.

What does it do?

The aim of The Career Explorer’s Journal is to make you feel more confident about where you want your career to go.

How does it do this?

The book encourages you to really explore your career. To think and act the way a real explorer does. To take your time, pay attention to details, gather evidence and make choices based on facts.

How can it be personal to every reader’s career?

The book focuses on your career so the journey for every reader is different. You’re the one thinking and answering questions. You build up a unique body of evidence as you go.

What does The Career Explorer’s Journal ask me to trust?

Only your own judgement. From start to finish the book won’t take long to read but when you use it as a journal, you can keep coming back to the questions and adding to the evidence for as long as you want.

Is any additional support offered with the book?

You can ask questions on social media or through this site and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Author FAQ with Paul Diamond

Why did you write this book?

The truth is I never found a career book that I liked. They always seemed to be either too theoretical or else they were written by someone telling me to do things their way. I’ve spent most of my career working with people as they made career decisions. I started collecting their experiences and finding out what they had in common. After a lot of research and help from a number of people, this book was the result.

What else made this book possible?

I┬ástarted to believe the time was right for a next-generation approach to supporting and developing careers. Books like The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Dan Pink and Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss proved you could be creative, inspiring and fun with this subject. A new generation of people were also asking new career questions and thinking about their relationship with work in much more individual ways. All of this led to the idea for a new form of self-actualised, career-long support and The Career Explorer’s Journal was born.

What would you say to anyone thinking about reading this book and exploring their career?

Truthfully I’d say you have no idea how much you already know about your career. Most of it is already there it’s just we’re not in the habit of looking for it. Exploring your career helps you pay more attention and see more opportunity wherever you are. It also helps you go forward with more curiosity and confidence in the future. Every career has something new to discover.

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