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The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A Good Compass

    You spend about a third of your life (or so) working, so it's a hefty chunk of your time. Therefore, it would be nice if your job was truly satisfying. That's why this is a such an important book for a lot of people- job satisfaction can definitely equal greater happiness in life. <BR/><BR/>At over 300 pages, the book is a bit on the long side. It also is quite detailed, so don't expect to pick it up and have all the answers in an hour or two- there are exercises and "things to do", so be prepared to put some elbow grease into it. But remember, if it was that easy to figure out how to have a satisfying career, we wouldn't need career counselors or books like these. In the end, you will get what you put into it. Besides, the book isn't just about having a great career, it's about having a great life. Also recommend "Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World" for more on setting specific goals that can bring one long-term happiness.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    Know Thyself First...

    After reading a couple of reviews below, I felt I needed to offer some balance. Perhaps people are looking for a shortcut. There is no magic that allows you to skip steps or cut to the chase. You will not be able to answer a series of questions and then magically come up with a list of jobs for you which are perfect for you personally. This book is not about taking tests to come up with a list of occupations. There are other resources out there. If you can be honest about who you are and what makes you tick, then patiently work through the exercises, the answers you seek will come to you through the journey of what you discover or uncover along the way. That is the purpose of this book. To help you get started with your journey. Your life is your own and your history has helped shaped you. You are a unique person... so unique that perhaps you don't fit on the so called 'lists.' I have recommeded this book over and over to friends and family who are searching. It was instrumental in helping me take the steps I needed to take, steps I already knew in my heart that I needed to take, but was too afraid to take them. If you feel that it is the books fault for not giving you the answers, then be advised that you can only find answers when you are truly open to finding them and they are already located in your heart. A book is simply a tool and maybe not the right tool for you at the time. Perhaps you needed a hammer instead of a screwdriver this time. This book was the perfect tool for me 6 years ago when I was searching. Bottom line is this: If you are looking to be able to plug in 2+2 so that it equals 4, then you'd be better of buying a math book. But if you are more interested in why 2+2 can equal more things than 4, then buy the book. It's an incredible journey. I give it 4 stars because no one or nothing is ever perfect.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2005

    boring, never gets to the point

    I bought this book in the hopes of getting help deciding on what kind of career fits me best. However, when reading this book it became pretty clear after a couple of pages that the author emphasized more on some kind of cheering like 'you can do it, just try harder' kind of. It is not helpful when you want some insight in what kind of career fits your personality, I mean we all agree on that we need to 'try harder' -that is why we buy books on this career-help theme, but the author just confirms this fact, he doesn't develop it. It just feels like reading bunch of facts we are already aware of and never getting to anything insightful. The first 50 pages are acctually full of just this facts allready known, repeated over and over again, it feels like the author never gets to the point! There is no point... The book actually made me a bit annoyed cause it makes you feel like a dummie and the same stuff is repeaded over and over again until you just wanna throw the book in the trash! That is where it belongs, by the way, in the trash...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2004

    Written to help narrow down your career options to a handfull

    I purchased this book expecting to have a series of tests which would progressively narrow down my career option. This book basically involved an intensive analysis of yourself. If you are an introvert like me, you have probably already narrowed down your career choice to 3 or so possibilities. I found it relatively useless. However, the book did confirm that the three career options that I was considering would fit my personality. -JS-

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

    Nothing new

    I received the book when I signed up for Career Counseling through Nick Lore's company. I was excited and jazzed but after a few months it all dissipated. The book has some interesting exercises. I received some personal insights but the entire process did not lead me anywhere new. It was a huge disappointment as I put a lot of energy and money into it. The counselor assigned to me did not seem particularly dedicated or innovative. I do not know what the answer is but at least for me this book and the program were not helpful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2008

    Main Reason I am Currently in a Job I Love

    I would not have the job I have today without reading and processing The Pathfinder. This book offers valuable information, motivation, and exercises, (sometimes difficult to complete), which is why this book is not for the faint of heart. It was created to work in the place of personal meetings with the author, Nicholas Lore, a professional committed to assisting others in their search for a job where their personality, temperament, and passions align. I gained invaluable insight into my life and strengths, plus skills to recreate my resume, all of which enabled me to enter the workforce after a long absence, and obtain a position I love, that fits me well. It¿s a fantastic resource, but not an ¿easy read.¿ It is designed a bit like a class. If you want results, you have to do the homework.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    Thought provoking

    Very interesting book. Seems that reading a bit from several is the way to go, cause they all approach the subject from a different point of view.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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