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After spending the first 10 years of his career climbing the corporate ladder, Jeff Gothelf decided to change his approach to staying employed. Instead of looking for jobs, they would find him. Jeff spent the next 15 years building his personal brand to become a recognized expert, consultant, author and public speaker.

In this highly tactical, practical book, Jeff Gothelf shares the tips, tricks, techniques, and learnings that helped him become forever employable. Using the timeline from his own career and anecdotes, stories, and case studies from other successful recognized experts, Jeff provides a step-by-step guide to building a foundation based on your current expertise, ensuring that no matter what happens in your industry you'll remain forever employable. 

This handy guide to your career and professional development shows you how to create your own content, use it to build your expertise and credentials, and then scale it to build a continuous stream of income, interaction, and community.

As organizations seek to reduce costs, automate tasks, and increase efficiency, how do you ensure you don't end up outside of those plans? Forever Employable shows you how, so that you're always ready for the next step in your career.

Reduce stress, build your community, monetize your platform. That's being forever employable.

©2020 Jeff Gothelf (P)2020 Jeff Gothelf

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for those who are interested in a public career

unfortunately, the advice in this book is way too far from having universal applicability since the key scenario is around building a brand of your own through being on public via blogs, personal website, giving a speech at conferences etc.
while there's a mention of an attempt to do same within organizations (if you're not ok to do a wide reach), a person must be willing to pursue this kind of route if you will...

Thanks for the effort though!

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Very useful ideas

Jeff Gothelf introduces a framework for how you can future proof your career and think more like the modern tech companies instead of the old school company man.

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How Many Career will you face in your life ?

All futurologists align to say that no one will stay anymore all his life in the same company and neither Millennials or Generation Z want to do the same job all life long....so you will have to face various careers !
Jeff Gothelf shares with us his story and his learnings to manage your career. This book is for anyone who want to change his job, grow in his company or just want to rebrand.
Very easy to ready and practical..don't miss it .
@VinceTheReader

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a small time investment with great advice

a lot of great concepts that can be applied to any occupation. I like his honesty and that he says it won't be easy but it'll be worth it.

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Told to build our brand, these are the next steps

It seems so easy to understand because I guess, we all reflect around this topic.
The orientation found in this book is inspiring and set an order to those ideas we might be coming up to but not performing because inexperience or lack of reference. Would recommend this book also to recently graduated from college and joining to the workforce, it's a breakthrough to a new career path sequence.
It makes me think of how old civilizations honored wisdom by listening experience sharing which we are might be dismissing from our modern lives.

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Excellent Advice At Any Stage Of Your Career

What I enjoyed most about this book is that the lessons from start to finish can be applied to anyone at any point in their career.

Mr. Gothelf explains in simple terms that your voice, your knowledge, your experience has value whether you're an accountant or a cake decorator or software developer. All of us have a unique worldview whether you are just starting out, whether you failed in a job or you have been an absolute success story. All of these career experiences can be leveraged (through steps recommended in the book) to make yourself forever employable because businesses are willing to pay for (and find) talented, dedicated, unique and qualified workers.

Another aspect of this book that I enjoyed is the author gives you a step by step approach to becoming an employee that will be picked by companies rather than you searching for the next gig.

If you like James Altucher, Seth Godin, Brené Brown or Taylor Pearson books then add this one to your bookshelf.

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Consistently Reinventing <br />

I liked it so much that I listened to it twice! The lines that stick to me the most are 1) we have to not just invent; but consistently reinvent. and 2) step off the corporate ladder and build your own.

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  • 04-24-22

Not so much about employment strategy

I read an article from the author on HBR and purchased this book thinking it will talk about ways and strategy to enhance your capabilities as an employee and discover different ways to outshine in workplace.

The book mostly spoke about a series of topics that are in vogue for last 3-4 years in the Personal Development space - Topics like Thought leadership, publishing blogs, books, etc and marketing and monetizing them. And towards the end , literally in the last 4-5 sentences the author says these principles can also be applied while in employment.

Maybe I took the title in a literal sense but If you are one of those guys who can barely sit quite for a few moment and have read and listened to any book out there on Self Development, there is no novelty here.

Without sounding too negative, I'd like to add for those who haven't given much thought to the importance of thought leadership in your career, the author do provide a good primer on how to go about it.

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  • 08-16-21

Good advice & good narration

Good advice & good narration. Also just the right length. First two chapters are where the vital content sits.

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  • 01-24-21

Apply Lean UX thinking to your career

I’m an admirer of Jeff’s work. I’ve read his other books, heard him speak, and put Lean UX methodology into practice.

This is a neat little book, but holds no surprises if you are familiar with his philosophy.

I enjoyed it, it was very easy to listen to, and prompted some new thinking about my career.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-15-20

Life transforming...

Superbly written audio book with an authentic tone that really communicated well the incredible journey of determination, vision and commitment Jeff Gothelf has implemented so effectively. Clear messaging. Practical solutions. This will inevitably be life transforming for those that has have never really explored where they want to take their career. Highly recommend this book.