Let’s start planning your future

Whatever your career challenge, we can help.
We offer personal and professional guidance on all aspects of your book industry career. 

Looking for a Job

NEW bookcareers Job Club
Career Development
CVs, Covering Letters and Applications
How to Job Search in Book Publishing
Interview Coaching
Job Vacancies
Redundancy Support / Outplacement

Building a Career

Building a Freelance Business
Career Management
Career Guidance
Developing Side-Hustles
Mid-Life and Menopause Career Planning
Work-Life Balance

Succeeding at Work

Business to Business Coaching
Career Coaching
Productivity and Time Management
Presentation Training
Salary Benchmarking
Work-Place Difficulties / Bullying / Stress
 

What we Do

We work with Individuals and Employers to deliver the very best in Career Guidance and Development

Individuals 

Whether you’re supporting your own career development or are supported by an employer, you are able to access the same quality service. If you’re unemployed and have qualifying experience from the UK Book Industry, your career support may be sponsored by The Book Trade Charity BTBS. 


Employers

We work with publishers, booksellers and organisations of all sizes, from small start-ups to large corporates. Whether it is a one-off project or ongoing support, from career support to productivity training, we adapt all our services to your needs and internal systems.


Fully Qualified RCDP Advisors

All our Careers Advisors are members of the Career Development Institute, are fully qualified (Level 6 or above) Registered Career Development Professionals (RCDP), work to a strict code of ethics, and are fully insured to assist you in making critical career decisions. 

CAREER RESOURCES

check our Latest news 

bookcareers Job Club Initiative

As a direct response to the current employment situation caused by Covid-19 we will be re-instating the bookcareers Job Club Initiative, in association with The Book Trade Charity (BTBS). Through...

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Jobseeking on Twitter

We are restarting the #bookcareers Jobseekers Hashtag. Once a week, (not more, Twitter's search function is very good) send out a tweet with the hashtag #bookcareers and a bit about you and your...

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bookcareers Job Club Initiative

As a direct response to the current employment situation caused by Covid-19 we will be re-instating the bookcareers Job Club Initiative, in association with The Book Trade Charity (BTBS). Through...

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Latest Podcasts

Our weekly careers podcast comes out every Monday. It covers a wide range of
topics and questions that rise from client meetings.
Subscribe via iTunes or Spotify.

Forum

Our bookcareers Forum enables you to join in career discussions and reach out to others without using your real identity. This is critical if you don’t want to alert your current employer.

Careers Library

Read our wide variety of blogs, articles and information pages about training, recruitment
and working in publishing or writing and getting published.

Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter

Every Monday we will bring you the latest career and training news for the book industry. Use the form at the foot of this page.

Your helpful discussion opened my eyes to new possibilities and insights regarding the industry, and your objective advice on my career path and CV continues to be invaluable.

CJ, Editorial

bookcareers supplies the career support for BTBS. We trust them to get our candidates back into work in the shortest possible time, and they always deliver even in the most complex of situations.

David Hicks, CEO
The Book Trade Charity (BTBS)

bookcareers helped me to feel much more at ease in my work. I’ve improved my efficiency, rate of productivity, organisational skills, and interpersonal relationships with their support and coaching.

NM, Marketing