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Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Recently ''Job U'' was recommended to me and I have to say that it turned out to be just what I needed. My career has been floundering for a while and I have begun looking for other opportunities, ones that would not only sustain me, but provide me with a solid career path and a flourishing life. The book was a great glimpse into new ways of considering reinventing my career and just how to do it, providing an informed foundation of information about what jobs are in desperate need of skilled workers, how to get the skills and the knowledge to get those jobs, and how to get motivated about changing your career path in a successful way. What I liked best about this guide is that it can relate to everyone... no matter where you are in your life path or what career you had before reading it. Nicholas Wyman does a great job of exploring the possibilities available to us all and just how to make it happen in a way that leads to success, wealth, happiness and a solid career path.
Putting skills to work… - While I happen to have an advanced degree, I am no longer under the delusion that this gives me any sort of big edge when it comes to professional success or getting the job of my dreams. In fact, I can't remember the last time that I have actually used the skills or knowledge that I gleamed from those years of ""higher learning"" in the workforce. If anything, they have occasionally served as roadblocks for me because I was pigeonholed into something that I no longer wanted to be. Nicholas Wyman has penned a very important book about a deficit that we are seeing in today's workforce. There is a deficit between thousands of open positions that have a need for specific skill sets and people who possess these skills, or are able to communicate that they do, and fill these jobs. While unemployment in this country may still be a record highs, there are unprecedented opportunities to be had if people simply knew where to look and had the resources to pursue them. The magical part about this whole thing is that the ""resources"" part has nothing to do with going back to college and getting another degree. Wyman stresses the importance of such novel things as professional certifications, apprenticeships and even occupational learning - either on-the-job or online. This out of the box thinking about developing the skills to fill an existing need, for some very rewarding and growing occupations, is what makes this book so refreshing and revolutionary. Some of the best parts for me were the numerous success stories that were given throughout - showing that these methods really do produce real world results.