With job descriptions continuously expanding and employees are exposed to massive market competitions, the workplace has irrefutably evolved. In the past few years, existing knowledge from different industries and fields of interest exponentially grew. Employers began to seek and develop outstanding professionals inside and outside of their companies, searching for workers who can adapt to the ever-changing market and add value to their company. Therefore, whoever is not capable to effectively transition into this pace of competition is not going to survive the enduring business world.

Promote Yourself written by career expert Dan Schawbel is a book that practically explains the twists and turns of building the foundation of your career. It concretely describes how to achieve success to its readers in a manner that utilizes personal strengths and creating social connections. The importance of personal branding was also greatly emphasized in the book particularly in the form of social media. Above all, it is a book loaded with tips, advice, and Dan Schawbel’s expertise that can put you one step ahead against your competition.

Promote Yourself Book; Self Development

Perhaps, Promote Yourself is one of the most insightful career self-help reads that I ever had. What I love and respect most about the book is its straightforward writing and practicality. It does not exhibit any form of sugar-coating in the workplace setting resulting in an engaging way of storytelling. There are researches included in the book that are conducted by Dan Schawbel himself, creating a sense of credibility throughout the book. Sentiments of experts from different fields were also presented from the beginning of the book until the end, supporting the author’s principles while promoting cohesiveness.

It is also filled with real-life examples organized to guide the readers towards immediate application. I am impressed by how bullets and orders were utilized in the book, preventing the gloomy presentation of essential information. However, there were unedited words that I repeatedly encountered throughout the book like the word: manger (manager). Altogether, the book is a must-read for career starters particularly those in Gen Y, but I also recommend it for professionals who want to upgrade their careers. If you are an employee who wants to efficiently work in his strengths and passion to up his game—this book is for you.

I am giving Promote Yourself 4 out of 5-star rating because of its unique writing style that exhibits blunt descriptions and credible arguments. However, the unedited words took their toll on my reading and somehow destroyed the momentum of emotions that the book was generously giving. Nonetheless, this is not a reason for not getting the book—you absolutely should! It is a game-changer for everyone who wants to promote themselves in a way that exerts humility while building a long and lasting impact on your company.

Great things come to those who don’t wait.

Dan Schawbel

If you are interested in buying this book, you can get it from Amazon in Kindle and Paperback format.

9 thoughts on “Read This Book to Set Yourself Up for Success

  1. Hello,

    I am very glad to come to your article and see the book review on Promote Yourself. As your article has inspired me immensely, I cannot wait to read the book. Thank you for suggesting the book.
    I don’t want to miss out on your future writings, thus I have followed your blog. 🙂

    May I ask you for a small favor? As we write on similar topics, could you spare a minute of your time to look at my blog on proinvestivity.com and provide some feedback, it would be invaluable to me. Thank you very much.

    Regards,
    Kiran Kandel
    ProInvestivity

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      1. It’s my pleasure! 🙂
        Also, thank you for accepting our invitation. It mean a lot to me.
        From your post, I found out that you love to share your experience through the post and would love to share it with people. This is really impressive and learning comes when we share.

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      2. I have subscribed to your site for newsletters. And yes, I agree that learning comes when we share. Although I am still at the process of embracing the niche too. The passion about the topic helps a lot. Thank you so much buddy.

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