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.
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