Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Always be wary of career advisors who had stepped outside of the career path and are now running their own businesses. Most of us do not have the time or money for such bravery. On the other hand, when you read the somewhat self-congratulatory "Didn't-I-do-well" intro for books like this, I cannot help but wonder how perhaps an ordinary career might look to the writer. In the form of a "workbook", this is a sort of self-certificate of employment health, an assessment of where you are and where you want to be. If you want to be the kind of person who insists on having the perfect husband, job, house, baby and kitchen by a certain age then you'll probably be disappointed no matter what is happening in your life. On the other hand, it is good to have goals and ambitions. This is no magic bullet though, for it requires a sense of self-awareness and application if you want to fulfill the aims set for you within. For me however, the most important thing, and one sadly under-rated in this world, is happiness, and if you are at peace with who you are and where your life is, everything else is somewhat debatable. The contents are clearly and easily common sense, the kind of questions you should be asking yourself at all times and all points in your life : this book is a useful shortcut to thinking for yourself about your career and allows you to gain a sense of where you are in relation to everyone else, and if you want to be there.