I'm Ready, The 7 Signs That Show You're Right for the Job
I'm Ready, The 7 Signs That Show You're Right for the Job is the first book to be published by Social Publishing Project in partnership with Tangent Books.
Written by Jeff Mitchell drawing on his experience as Managing Director of The Big Issue and subsequently Clean Slate Training & Employment, the book is for long term unemployed people struggling to get their foot on the employment ladder.
I'm Ready was made possible by a number of Kickstarter pledgers and we'd like to acknowledge the following for their support:
Using the real life story of Jock, a jobseeker who came to Clean Slate for support following a period of homelessness, the book follows the 7 Signs training Jock undertook that not only turned his life around but enabled him to start supporting others to do the same.
The Big Issue founder, Lord John Bird of Notting Hill says of I'm Ready:
"I’m Ready – the 7 Signs That Show You’re Right for the Job is a timely intervention in how we help people out of destructive dependency. How we carefully, thoughtfully and in a supportive way help people who previously were stuck and outside of help to lift their game.
The job centre cannot do this transformational work on its own. The 7 Signs are that bridge that gets people ready to take on the challenge.
I was heartened by the tenderly described lives of people like Jock, a person who I feel I have known for much of the last 25 years. A man who was defeated and added daily to that defeat but in the end could use the 7 Signs to find a connection with his own potential and resilience, building on the fact that he had learned a rough kind of survival and turning that to good ends: his own transformation.
I have worked with Jeff Mitchell over the years and in his work with 7 Signs I can see the same no-nonsense thoroughness he brought to the development of The Big issue. It is accompanied by a profound belief in people often written off, that shines out of every page of this book.
We need more level-headed believing in people who misfortune has stalked; that is why this book is so vital and real and embraceable. Buy, read and grasp how essential it is for us to support programmes like the 7 Signs to turn help into opportunity for change."
Order I'm Ready from Tangent Books here.