By Rama Gaind
PS News Books
10 Career Essentials: Excel at Your Career by Using Your Personality Type
By Donna Dunning (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, $29.99, softcover, 213 pages)
How many of us can honestly say that they love their work?
Our careers should be “interesting, motivating and rewarding” especially when you realise that if you work full-time for over 40 years you will spend more than 80,000 hours on the job.
With this much time invested, Donna Dunning asserts that you just need to know how to be effective and competent at work. Ask yourself these questions: Are you getting what you want from work and are you excelling at your career?
As it turns out these two questions are related and unless you are using the strengths of your personality type, chances are you will not achieve both goals.
Focusing on day-to-day behaviour and providing practical tips and strategies, 10 Career Essentials is your personal career coach. It shows you how to work effectively, get recognition and steer your career in the direction you want it to go.
The 10 career essentials are: ask yourself for directions; optimise your outlook; put yourself in charge; learn from everyone; relate to anyone; cultivate your curiosity; disentangle your thoughts; exceed expectations; thrive in uncertainty; and promote your progress.
Since we live in a society that’s competitive and changing rapidly, we have to know how to be proficient and efficient in the workplace - otherwise you may be passed over for promotion or find yourself unemployed.
An award-winning psychologist, author and consultant, Donna defines how readers should use their personality type to tailor their career success strategies to their personal preferences. Each chapter describes one career success strategy with handy tips and self-assessment tools to stimulate learning and improve your ability to implement a personal career strategy to its fullest.
All this may sound simple, but you have to be diligent. Here’s to success!
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