A step-by-step guide to reinventing you
Are you where you want to be professionally? Whether you want to advance faster at your present company, change jobs, or make the jump to a new field entirely, the goal is clear: to build a career that thrives on your unique passions and talents. But to achieve this in today’s competitive job market, it’s almost certain that at some point you’ll need to reinvent yourself professionally. Consider this audiobook your road map for the next phase of your career journey.
In Reinventing You, branding expert Dorie Clark provides a step-by-step guide to help you assess your unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and ensure that others recognize the powerful contribution you can make. Mixing personal stories with engaging interviews and examples from well-known personalities - Mark Zuckerberg, Al Gore, Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and others - Reinventing You shows how to think big about your professional goals, take control of your career, build a reputation that opens doors for you, and finally live the life you want.
©2013 Dorie Clark (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
“Be forewarned...you need this audiobook! The good news is that you will love it and can make it the foundation of the next steps of your career and your life.” (Len Schlesinger, President, Babson College; former Vice Chairman and COO, Limited Brands; coauthor, Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future)
“At a time when social media have made it more important than ever to manage your reputation wisely, Dorie Clark has put together an essential guide to doing just that.” (Bo Burlingham, author, Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big; Editor at Large, Inc. magazine)
A reader can learn different aspects from either experience. I would recommend both!
I appreciate the various anecdotes that are told throughout the book to illustrate different career moves and considerations at pivotal points in the career journey. There are many key takeaways that are applicable to many different career paths. I plan to pull out the key points in a list and keep them on hand to remind myself.
I did not have a favorite character.
No, I preferred to listen section by section due to time constraints.
This book is a must read for student and practitioner alike! Dorie leaves the reader with critical takeaways that are both refreshing and insightful. I found this book very helpful in redirecting my career search in a meaningful and positive manner. I refer to this book periodically to remind myself of key points, as I negotiate my next move. This book gives you the tools to intelligently navigate your career with critial professional insights for the career of today.
I enjoy listening to the audio edition. The narrator was very clear and pleasant. I usually refer to the print edition after listening audiobooks, so that I can re-read specific pages or references.
There's a self-assessment questionnaire in the appendix of the print edition that doesn't appear to be available to audiobook customers.
I liked the step-by-step framework that the book provides for finding and preparing yourself for a new career. This includes learning about how you're perceived by colleagues and friends, seeking out informational interviews and mentors, test-driving potential professions, and explaining your career transition to others.This book provides a very well thought out approach for anyone considering a career change, whether or not they know what they want to do next. Many relevant examples and best practices of how others have succeeded in their career transitions are provided in each chapter.
No, but she is definitely one of the stronger narrators that I've heard.
Reinventing You by Dorie Clark. Nothing wrong with the title, but then again I'm not a filmmaker.
A lot of very practical advice and a framework to bring it all together. The way that people prepare for and find their next job has changed dramatically over the past few years. This book brought me up-to-date on how I can use this to my advantage.
Thought her framework for reinvention was strong. You will need to fill in the gaps with content from the likes of Ken Robinson. The biggest annoyance was the examples which were delivered as a passive aggressive way to advertise liberal causes the author believed in and fawn over progressive political candidate. One would be more confident in the example material if the worldview of the author was broader.
I'm a mom of a busy 10 year old daughter, manage a demanding career and depending on my morning read during my commute to improve my happiness!
I was disappointed in the book ... The ideas were obvious, the examples questionable, the narrative grating... Overall I had a really hard time justifying the time to finish it. The author states as one point that due to the Internet there is little cost to publish your intellectual property .... Well just because it's published doesn't mean you should spend your valuable time reading it. This is quite possibly the worst book I've read in years
Dorie shares some tremendous insights, and crystallizes many aspects of success into a simple action plan. Each chapter though left me feeling more and more alienated, thinking 'That's a whole lotta work'. For someone wholeheartedly into the title, it might change their life. For someone who enjoyed hearing Dorie on a podcast and curious about what this is all about, like me, it might seem like a uni textbook or workbook. It holds some interest, I got something from it, but I'm feeling I'm fine without following it completely.
No, because the information was easy to absorb and clear on the first listen. However, I could see someone re-listening to it easily. Also, it's not a book that you have to read from start to finish. It's easy to do a chapter or two one day and then another chapter the next. You won't get lost.
I have purchased books by Gildan Media before and been sorely disappointed in their production and content. But, since this book was recommended by a friend, I thought it would make a good commute book and if production disappointed, I'd just read the book. Either they came to the realization that they needed quality voice talent or it was just a stroke of luck, but Karen Saltus' read of the work was wonderful. Engaging, nice pace, a few mispronunciations or possibly regional pronunciations, but, nothing glaring or that I can even remember now. I'm not saying that I'd listen to Karen read the phone book, but I'd sit and listen to her read the Yellow Pages ads.
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