The clarity and wisdom in this book are amazing. Beverly Ryle reframes the task of finding work in a practical way that fits current times and helps the reader to be optimistic, proactive, and even excited about it. Chapter Four, "Throw Out Your Resume and Stop Networking," is worth the price of the book in itself. Ground of Your Own Choosing will be highly valuable to career counselors, as well as individuals who want to be more entrepreneurial about their careers. --Edwin C. Nevis, Co-Founder and Board Chair, Gestalt International Study Center, Author of Organizational Consulting: A Gestalt Approach and Intentional Revolutions: A Seven-Point Strategy for Transforming Organizations
Whatever your reason for being involved in job-search, you should read Ground of Your Own Choosing before you take another step.
This thought-provoking book offers hope to those caught in the job-search maze, struggling valiantly and often futilely to get hired. It lays out a clear path to follow to identify your personal skills and work preferences and align yourself with people and organizations that need and want you! It turns the job search process upside down and inside out and will revolutionize your thinking about how you define and find work in the 21st century.
This book should cause everyone who provides job search advice to reconsider what they are currently telling their clients. It points out what we already know that traditional approaches no longer work for many job seekers and lays out a fresh approach that does work.
Whether you are a career changer, a stay-at-home mom considering a return to the business world, a new graduate, or a recently outplaced seasoned professional, Ground of Your Own Choosing will help you view the job search in a whole new way. --Barbara Hyle, Senior Associate Director, Alumni and Graduate Career Development, Bentley College