Books by author Julie Jansen

Julie Jansen

The comprehensive and indispensable guide to finding the right career…


A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work

JulieJansen-I_Dont_Know_What_I_Want-cover-optFully Revised and Updated
by Julie Jansen
Even in a robust and active economy, many people are still unhappy with their work, especially with the job market as competitive as ever and the search process growing more complex.

In I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT, BUT I KNOW IT’S NOT THIS, career coach Julie Jansen addresses this work-dissatisfaction epidemic and the challenges of changing careers or finding a new job.

With this useful and down-to-earth resource, job seekers and career changers alike can dive into the pool with confidence and a clearer sense of direction.

Julie maps out strategies for job seekers to learn about themselves, explore roadblocks and opportunities, and create simple action plans. She looks at how to address shifting trends, such as using digital marketing and social media for career branding.


  • Career assessment quizzes
  • Personality exercises
  • Real-life examples
  • Updated resource section

It’s much more culturally accepted today than it was just 15 years ago to search for meaningful work. Whether you are a recent college graduate or an experienced professional who feels they have plateaued and need a change, I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT, BUT I KNOW IT’S NOT THIS is an excellent guide to navigating the ever-changing job market.


Praise for Julie Jansen and I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT, BUT I KNOW IT’S NOT THIS:

“Is it possible to improve an already wonderful classic? Apparently it is, because that’s exactly what Julie Jansen has done. This book could have saved me years of frustration at the start of my career!” — Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Work & Never Get Stuck

“A superb guide for career changers that will definitely improve your life. Jansen provides the tools, insight, and support you need to evaluate yourself and to develop and implement an effective action plan to move on to a job you will love or at least like a lot.” — Robin Ryan, author of 60 Seconds & You’re Hired!

“A must-read for anyone who is working and feeling dissatisfied, unfulfilled or unhappy with their current work situation.” — Paul Tieger, author of Do What You Are


Julie Jansen has made five career changes in order to find work that fulfills and satisfies her professional and personal needs. A career and executive coach, she has been featured in publications such as, Career Journal, Fortune,, Psychology Today, New York Post, and U.S. News & World Report. Julie is a frequent speaker for professional associations, non-profit organizations, and corporations throughout the United States.


I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT, BUT I KNOW IT’S NOT THIS: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work, Fully Revised and Updated
Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143128519

Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle, also available in Audio version, narrated by Julie Jansen)

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Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying and Successful Work Life… No Matter Who You Work With

by Julie Jansen
JulieJansen-WorkWithWho-05-optIs your new boss what some might call abusive? Is a new colleague a “toxic” employee? Is your new assistant a little difficult?

We’ve all worked with an unpleasant co-worker. Julie Jansen’s new book You Want Me To Work With Who? offers real-life advice on how to work effectively with even the most stubborn, incompetent, lazy, indecisive, irritating, lewd, and repugnant co-workers-whether they’re your boss, colleague, or underling.

In her amazing book, the bestselling author of I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This teaches readers how to recognize the root causes of problem behavior, effectively confront problem co-workers, and find real solutions to dealing with them in the future so they can meet their own goals without anyone standing in the way.

The secret is in the 11 Keys…There are eleven main character traits that inform our day-to-day workplace behavior. Often, difficult people can lack or have an over-abundance of some of these key traits which can make them act out in ways that almost always have a negative reverberating effect on their own work and those who work with them.

Practical, Hands–on Solutions

You Want Me to Work with Who? contains hands-on self-assessment exercises as well as truly viable solutions for even the most awkward situations. Julie gives readers tips for effective communication with everyone — whether above you or below you on the corporate totem pole.

This concise, comprehensive guide includes invaluable lessons on how to build and strengthen your own resilience to negative behavior so you can have a happy, productive work life — no matter who you work with.


YOU WANT ME TO WORK WITH WHO? Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying and Successful Work Life… No Matter Who You Work With
Penguin Books
ISBN 13: 978-0143036807

Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle)

“It’s time for good people to take back the workplace! With a full deck of exercises and practical tips, Julie Jansen’s Eleven Keys will help you work productively with even the most immature, annoying or just plain evil colleagues. Follow Julie’s insights and you’ll be more successful, less stressed, and happier on the job!”

— Doug Hardy
Manager, Monster Careers and co-author of How to Land the Job of Your Life

“Julie Jansen gives us the tools and insight into how to understand and handle these problem people. Instead of going home everyday thinking about the difficult people at the office, learn how to end the day with a quiet smile. Great practical advice about how to get on top of one of the biggest work issues you never thought you could conquer.”
— Gail Evans
Former Executive VP of CNN, Bestselling author of Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman!


  • JulieJansen-booklets-fanJulie Jansen’s popular series of eBooks on career management and leadership performance each present a key aspect of Julie’s insightful, practical wisdom and experience. The useful information they contain will help you take charge of your career and improve yourself or team member strengths in a variety of important areas, including delegation, image, organization, career management, networking, and time management.

They are downloadable from Amazon for Kindle, iPad and iPhone.


Delegation: Mastering the Art and the Science

Delegation-cover-04pvDelegation is an essential tool for effective managers. Assigning work to others — fairly, firmly and creatively — improves employee morale, boosts productivity and relieves stress. Yet many managers lack this valuable skill or the ability to wield it efficiently.

Julie has demystified delegation. Her practical strategies, tips and self-assessment exercises will show you how to successfully:

  • Match people and tasks
  • Identify which jobs can be delegated appropriately
  • Manage the communication of delegation
  • Motivate your staff to buy in, take ownership and increase productivity


Delegation eBook · Order via Amazon
$2.99 download for Kindle, iPhone, and iPad




Enhancing Your Image: How to Create a Positive, Lasting Impression

EnhancingYourImage-cover-04pvYour image can make or break your success in the business world and in everyday life. Julie shares her secrets for bringing out your strengths, talents and capabilities so that your managers, colleagues and business associates will take notice.

Julie draws on a wealth of practical knowledge from her successful career in sales and marketing and as an executive coach to show you how to:

  • Make the most of your physical appearance
  • Refine your verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills — including effective email and voice messages, and strong face-to-face interactions
  • Make a memorable impression when interacting with people in every kind of setting


Enhancing Your Image eBook · Order via Amazon
$2.99 download for Kindle, iPhone, and iPad





Getting Organized: No-Nonsense Strategies that Work!

Is the clutter in your workspace driving you crazy? Do you waste precious time looking for misplaced papers and files? Are you a chronic procrastinator, always arriving late to business meetings and appointments or missing deadlines?

This practical, step-by-step guide helps you  break the “cycle of disorder,”  develop improved organizational skills and find success, satisfaction and peace of mind in your work and in your personal life. Julie shows you how to:

  • Stop procrastinating, re-prioritize and start planning
  • Create easy-to-implement systems for managing your papers, computer files and important documents
  • Reduce distractions, including the amount of time you spend answering e-mail and voice mail
  • Bring a sense of calm and order to your workspace


Getting Organized eBook · Order via Amazon
$2.99 download for Kindle, iPhone, and iPad





Managing Your Career:  A Practical Guide to Getting What You Want from Work

ManagingYourCareer-cover-04pvMost people spend more time planning their vacations, weddings or new car purchases than they do planning their next career moves! Managing your career isn’t easy, but Julie, an acclaimed career coach, Jansen shows you how to make it less daunting, more rewarding and even fun!

Julie’s no-nonsense strategies, actionable tips and warm, down-to-earth style  makes you feel like you have your own career coach! In this booklet, you’ll learn how to:

  • Build your self-confidence
  • Become politically savvy
  • Improve your marketability
  • Sharpen your networking skills

Managing Your Career eBook · Order via Amazon
$2.99 download for Kindle, iPhone, and iPad





Networking:  How to Build Relationships and Thrive in Your Career

JJ001-NetworkingV2.qxpCultivating positive, mutually rewarding personal and business connections is a skill that savvy, successful business professionals use every day. But many people don’t network effectively, don’t realize how useful networking is, or are uncomfortable interacting effectively in networking situations.

In this concise, practical handbook, Julie shares proven tips for building a thriving career one relationship at a time — and clears up common misperceptions about networking. Julie shows you how to:

  • Prepare for a one-on-one meeting with someone you don’t know
  • Improve your conversation skills
  • Practice good networking etiquette
  • Expand your network, step by step


Networking eBook · Order via Amazon
$2.99 download for Kindle, iPhone, and iPad





Time Management Techniques: Stop Wasting and Start Maximizing your Most Precious Resource

jj006-timemanagment.qxpIn today’s fast-paced world, time is a critical asset. Yet good time-management skills elude most people. Julie’s straight-forward approach and valuable tips make it easy to gain control over this precious resource. Using Julie’s common-sense suggestions and techniques you’ll learn to:

  • Prioritize and deal efficiently with e-mail, junk mail and paper
  • Learn to say “no” diplomatically
  • Avoid common distractions
  • Find healthy, productive ways to blend work and personal time

Time Management Techniques eBook · Order via Amazon
$2.99 download for Kindle, iPhone, and iPad