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This book helps you with self-reflection and self assessment. Helps on to identify your areas of strength and how to use it for driving one's growth. It helps to understand on how to get actionable feedback to get promoted at work. It helps to become a good learner.
I enjoyed this book for the very practical steps it gave about what we can all do to contribute to our own professional growth. Some of it is not new and we've probably heard it before in various formats but it helps to be reminded of them. I especially liked the chapters on how to get better at learning which I've re-read a few times and taken notes from as they gave me ideas on how to pick up new skills as an everyday occurrence and not as an event by itself that often requires taking out blocks of time in my schedule.
This is really a must have if you're serious about a corporate style career, but may apply to others as well. Just has so much actionable advice, examples, studies, etc. I will use this throughout my career, and focus on a few items at a time. There's just too much in here to tackle everything at once, even though it really motivates you and overwhelms you at the same time. At the end of the day you really need take action to make improvements. Simply reading a book is not going to cut it. This basically gives you all the advice you need in an quick and easy to read format without any BS.
The book is written in plain English and provides practical suggestions and solutions for managing your career. I would recommend to anyone who would like a blueprint on what they should do to get what they want out of their career.
I was very excited about this book because I felt it would help me as I start an internship/career, but boy did it let me down.
Pros: -It did contain some general good career advice such as seeking feedback, getting mentors, and continually learning. -The book feels great in your hands.
Cons: -It isn’t so much a book as it is a collection of online articles that someone decided to put together slap a $10 price tag on. -They have sections based on a subject, which isn’t necessarily bad, but it becomes repetitive when the articles don’t flow and work off one another.
Save your money and just spend time asking for career advice as you network.