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Radical Careering : 100 Truths to Jumpstart Your Job, Your Career, and Your Life Paperback – Bargain Price, September 8, 2005
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From the Back Cover
--Marcus Buckingham, author of The One Thing You Need to Know, and Now, Discover Your Strengths
"Radical Careering is a jolt to the old way of thinking about careers; a handbook of new thinking that will help you survive, strive and thrive in the radically new world of work."
--Jeff Taylor, Founder and Chief Monster, Monster.com
"An innovative how-to manual for anyone wanting to be more successful and satisfied in their career."
--Andy Spade, CEO and co-founder, Kate Spade
"Hogshead's powerful strategies will teach you how to drive your own success, by having the fearlessness, daily courage, and curiosity to jump in the deep end and swim with real purpose."
--Lee Ann Daly, Executive VP of Marketing, ESPN
"Tomorrow's successful companies are in desperate need of radical careerists: career entrepreneurs with broad skill sets, fresh perspectives, and no regard for the status quo."
--Steven Wilheit, SVP of Global Marketing, Nissan Motors --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Hogshead presents ideas as aphorisms, one to a chapter, reflecting the contemporary mind that concentrates five minutes at a time. Each chapter and each aphorism could be a whole session of discussion with a career consultant, coach or counselor.
Best advice: Live in verbs. Worth ethic trumps talent. Avoid manufacturing buggy whips. Remain an underdog. Lose early. And (best) invent option C.
My only quibbles: I wish she'd omitted the research. Asking careerists what they believe isn't especially helpful.
And I must admit I get twitchy when career coaches say, "You always have options." Or as Hogshead suggests, "Being in a crap job isn't your fault. Staying in a crap job is."
Often you have to pay dues by staying in a "crap job" longer than you feel comfortable. And sometimes your options lie between a rock and a hard place. A fifty-something who's been laid off or who's made a wrong career turn will not have as many options as the twenty-something or even thirty-something. Yes, change is possible and happiness can come, but I wouldn't underestimate the price you pay.
Still, I plan to recommend this book to my Great Career Moves list as well as to many of my clients. Definitely worth buying, reading and sharing with your favorite career-frustrated friend.
This book may not have the answers (those are inside you) but it sure gives you the questions to ask.
Personally- the one "Truth" that made this book worthwhile to me- and gave me the kick in the pants to do something different- was "Aspire to be the dumbest person in the room"- in other words- if you are always the brightest- you aren't aspiring to your potential. I can't say this book made me smarter- but it did help in getting me out of a rut- and sometimes that's all you need.
Beautifully designed- it makes a great gift book.
I will say that this is a good everyday book. It's a good book to have around, whether in your office, or at home,to pick up and read a "truth" a day for that bit of inspiration to achieve your goals in the workforce. It's written in an enthusiastic tone, and I found that attitude to be infectious.
I couldn't read it straight through in one sitting, myself. But, I feel that it isn't quite meant for that. It is much more suitable for a tag along book, whether in your briefcase or handbag. But, I find you'll get the most use out of it that way, as well, so, that's a good thing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this little book. Its quirky and fun as well as educational.Published 18 months ago by Knowthis
I liked this book so much I bought 5 for family members. Like most of the best books out there, you've probably heard much of it before, or its common sense, but these little... Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Brian in Calgary
I bought this book after I was displaced from a job and found it to be filled with great advice and inspiration that kept me going. Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by ChrisBoivinKnows
Sally has creatively shared information that is easy to read, approachable, funny and so real-life and it is a MUST read for anyone who wants to grow their career. Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by Neen James Communications
Sally Hogshead selflessly shares her mojo about being a creative in the ad biz and the industry is better for it. Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by peter s. van bloem
I am 56 years old, and want to jump start many facets of my life. This isn't a book you "read". Rather it is a book filled with common sense ideas that stimulate you to think and... Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by BAC
Sally Hogshead has written one of the best career "counseling" books I have ever read. Actually, it is more a "kick in the seat of the pants" than any other book I know. Read morePublished on August 30, 2010 by John Hopkins
If you're considering purchasing this book (and can't get it at the library), I would highly recommend doing so if you're in a "life direction/purpose reassessment" mood. Read morePublished on April 16, 2010 by aeia