Soaring on Your Strengths: Discover, Use, and Brand Your Best Self for Career Success

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Robin Ryan’s groundbreaking new book is designed to help readers take advantage of a paradigm shift in the workplace. Instead of hiring or promoting generally qualified people and improving their weaknesses, companies are now looking for workers who have the strengths that match particular jobs. Ryan shows readers how to identify those strengths and use that knowledge to advance their careers and better promote themselves to prospective employers. She shows how to establish an appealing career identity using ...

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Soaring on Your Strengths: Discover, Use, and Brand Your Best Self for Career Success

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Overview

Robin Ryan’s groundbreaking new book is designed to help readers take advantage of a paradigm shift in the workplace. Instead of hiring or promoting generally qualified people and improving their weaknesses, companies are now looking for workers who have the strengths that match particular jobs. Ryan shows readers how to identify those strengths and use that knowledge to advance their careers and better promote themselves to prospective employers. She shows how to establish an appealing career identity using self-branding tools like résumés, Mind Maps, and on-the-job success stories, and outlines fresh approaches to networking with colleagues and negotiating with bosses. Savvy and entertaining, Soaring on Your Strengths will be the job and promotion seekers guide for the twenty-first century.

In Soaring on Your Strengths, Ryan shows you how to:

  • identify your most marketable qualities and strengths
  • self-promote and brand yourself for the best jobs and promotions.
  • establish an appealing career identity
  • implement fresh approaches to networking with colleagues
  • improve your relationship with the boss

Filled with her client success stories, solid strategies, and smart, easy-to-follow advice, this book is the next best thing to having your own career coach on-call to advance your career and prosper.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143036500
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/27/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,434,514
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Ryan is one of the most visible figures in the employment field, a tireless lecturer and teacher whose career column appears in over 100 Gannett newspapers and their Web sites. She has been a guest on over 1,000 TV and radio programs including Oprah, Dr. Phil, CNN, and NBC Nightly News.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

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    Authors who write career-advice books have a problem, because every person¿s situation is different. Many such books stick to general, tried-and-true pointers, but Robin Ryan takes a different angle: advising job seekers to turn themselves into brands. Her idea is that since people excel at doing the things they like best, you should identify your preferences and promote your strengths. In addition to discussions of everything from personal grooming to finding a mentor, Ryan includes checklists and self-assessment questionnaires that some readers may find helpful. She omits some issues, such as the problems of older job seekers, or those confronted with nepotism and other career blockades, so we recommend her manual most strongly to young people looking for their first jobs. However, don¿t ignore it if you¿re a midcareer manager who is stagnating in your current position.

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