I have been doing a lot of interesting reading while I job hunt and I found a really great book at the library – The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People by Carol Eikleberry. I highly recommend it for an insightful and practical approach to career changes. She has some fabulous quotes – so many favourites but here are two:

“Sensitivity to something combines the potential for a sublime experience with the agony of confrontation with the ordinary” (Eikleberry, p.32)

and a quote from Barbara Sher:

“Above all, don’t improve yourself. Improve the world, so that your characteristics stop being problems.”

I enjoyed the fact that this is a book that provides practical solutions and self-assessment tools, and presents creative fields as a viable option. She writes frankly and encouragingly, and it inspired me to write a book review for Suite101 – feel free to read my review and make comments.

And for anyone thinking of a career change, or entering a creative field – I highly recommend The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People. You can also look at Carol Eikleberry’s website for more tips and advice.