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Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    A must read for anyone interested in building a successful caree

    A must read for anyone interested in building a successful career.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

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    Promote yourself gives you an inside look on how to effectively

    Promote yourself gives you an inside look on how to effectively brand...or in my case re-brand yourself into a successful employee. I always wanted to be better and do more than everyone else to get ahead. After following the steps dan laid out throughout the book I was able to improve my brand and online social presence within my company. (I created my own twitter and facebook page branded to my company and my name...and then some!) I also highly recommend pairing this book with Napoleon Hill's "Think & Grow Rich" 

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  • Posted December 7, 2013

    This book contains a lot of fluff, such as statements that "

    This book contains a lot of fluff, such as statements that "starting today, pay more attention to how other people see you" and that it is important to "Have good communication skills". Nothing in this book hasn't been stated time and time before in other career development books. The author wrote this book before he turned 30 and it shows.

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  • Posted September 16, 2013

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    Years ago, a friend told me about a book that would help me unde

    Years ago, a friend told me about a book that would help me understand how to advance my career by making headhunters aware of me and my work.  I read the book, applied much of the advice and it made a difference.  Promote Yourself, Dan Schawbel’s new book, is one of those difference-makers for Gen Y.  Really, its message is relevant to all ages in today’s work environment. The book is full of wise and practical ideas and advice to help you develop so that you will become a better employee and better known in your field of interest.  Both are important for career advancement.

    Promote Yourself covers all the relevant areas:  the hard, soft and online skills you need to develop; how to raise awareness of you and your work without coming off as a self-promotional jerk; what managers look for in promoting people; developing cross-generational relationships; building a network; turning your passion into a new position; moving up, sideways or moving on; and how to work toward starting your own business.    

    Good books can be like good mentors.  You learn from their advice and grow by applying it.  As you are reading Promote Yourself, I would recommend making a running list of potential action items.  When you’ve completed the book, read through your list and prioritize the action items into three categories: “must do,” “need to do,” and “like to do.” Focus on the must do list over the next year.  As you start, share your list with at least two people who know you well and whom you respect. Ask them to check off the items they see as being most important and to explain why.  Also ask them to encourage you and hold you accountable.  As you complete the action items on the must do list, write them down in the blank pages in the back of the book.  Check in after six months to discuss your progress. Next fall, read the list of action items you accomplished then re-read Promote Yourself and make a new list of the three categories to start the process again.

    Undertaking this annual process early in your career will be invaluable.  You will most assuredly learn and grow, and people in your field of interest will take notice.  As awareness of you and your abilities rise so will opportunities to advance your career.  Most important, Schawbel’s book, applied as part of an annual time of reflection and planning, will guide you to a satisfying career that benefits society  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    This is a great read that I would highly recommend, especially f

    This is a great read that I would highly recommend, especially for any college student or recent grad. In today's economy and competitive workforce, the ability to set yourself apart is paramount, and "Promote Yourself" provides the guidance to make that happen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Take this review with a grain of salt because I haven't read the

    Take this review with a grain of salt because I haven't read the book. The book says however
    “Promote Yourself is a perfect read for young people starting their ‘real’ job, or veterans who want to up their game.”
    That being said if you are a veteran of the game you should know better and if you are a young person you need some better advice. Working to promote yourself is all about you and has no lasting legacy or impact on anyone else's life but your own. Working together to form a company or helping to build a company together results in not only helping yourself and your coworkers but also has long lasting benefits for others. This is an opinion but I have worked in various positions for the past 28 years and I have seen the impact of those who want to build their resumes as opposed to building a company. My opinion.

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