I don’t normally write book reviews, but I loved this book so much, I’ve decided to share about it here.
I wish I had read this book after I moved home from South Korea and decided to change my career path from being a teacher to working in non-profit. While it was a good decision that saved me from entering a career field that was not right for me, it was also a difficult decision, because basically, I’d be starting over. I’d be entering a career field that was not relevant to my college degree and one that I had no experience in. Heck, I didn’t even have any real full-time job or even office experience! So for the next three years, I had to figure out how to gain relevant job experience and skills on my own which eventually led me to the full time job I have today. However, I feel like if I had read this book after changing my career goals, I could have learned everything I’ve learned in the past 3 years in only the few days it took me to read the book and saved myself A LOT of time.
A few good lessons I learned from this book:
- How to get experience when you have no experience
- Resume, cover letter, networking, and interview tips
- How to make the most of an internship or a job you hate
- How to get a raise or promotion
- How to maintain professional work relationships with your boss and coworkers
- How to rock social media and create your brand
Bonus: this book is a quick, easy read!
While I can’t turn back time and convince my 27-year-old-self to read this book (it wasn’t even published back then), what I can do is share the wealth. I can’t recommend this book enough to anyone who is looking to change career paths, move up in their career, in need of professional development advice, or all of the above. If I could afford to buy a copy for sisters and all my lady friends, I would!
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think? What other professional development books would you recommend?