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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
"Shifting Into Higher Gear" will help my counseling of young men and women who are pondering their career options. It not only includes "how to get a job," but starts the journey by breaking ground in the much harder "based on my values, passions, and calling, which job(s) should [I] seek?"

Many people I counsel use relatively few parameters to evaluate work options. Money, prestige, and expediency direct most people. But if you're trying to add the critical dimensions of self-actualization and/or expressing God's work through your gifts, this is the book for you.

Included are a recap of what Spiritual Gifts are and how to combine them with deep interests to find your sweet spot. I'd also recommend Marcus Buckingham's "Now, Discover Your Strengths," because it complements these efforts. But Siciliano and Caliguire reach further. Their appropriately named book is a valuable addition to the space because it will help many people in their quest for "Shifting Into Higher Gear."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
I think Shifting into Higher Gear can be the starting point for finally finding the job or position that a person can be excited and passionate about. The authors do a great job of laying out the process and mindset needed to prepare for, find and keep the "right job". The focus on a person's spiritual health and the role it plays in your career made a particularly important impact on me. I have bought several copies of this book to give to my friends and associates who need that little nudge to make a move for a better career.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book provides a practical guide to finding your "ideal" career. It doesn't focus on a job position, compensation, or power but rather focuses on which career/calling could truly make you happy. It is a book that can be used at any stage of your career or even in retirement. I have sent copies of the book to my son and son-in-law and they are already using it. The book works because it makes you think differently about how to look at your career.It will open your eyes to possibilities you may have never considered.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
Shifting Into Higher Gear offers a pragmatic, contemporary approach to finding meaningful employment that's right for you. Presented like a Road Map for Success, you'll find this book to be an excellent resource as you frame your thought process and plan your next career move upward and onward. Bought several copies as gifts for recent college grads. A great value at $16.95.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the authors translated theory into practical exercises and reflection, and how these tools naturally built on each other to deepen your insights. You will walk away from this book with a much better understanding of your core values and how to translate them into meaningful and fulfulling work and activity, even if you are not "looking" for a career move. This book makes a perfect gift for students or recent graduates, as well as producing a deeper understanding of self, and how to acutalize it in the most fulfulling ways, for those of us who are older.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is a masterpiece and a wealth of information - it is also a fun easy read that serves as a goal setting textbook as well. I intend to keep it within arms reach for reference - you should do the same - whether you are at entry level or a seasoned executive I am sure this informative planning and discover text will help grow your career. I purchased copies for each of my 4 children (2 working and 2 in College)so they too can find value in the advice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
I read it in just one weekend. This book was easy to understand, follow and relate to. It uses familiar examples and was a great read. And the spiritual aspect was refreshing and helped me take an authentic look at what matters most. I recommmend it highly for you or for someone you care about.
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on February 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is extremely superficial in its approach to defining a career and job search, so superficial as to possibly do more harm than good. Poorly written, this volume that might be of some use to the novice job seeker but of little use to anyone seeking more detailed and substantiated information. The chapter on writing resumes is almost useless.
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