There are many books to help you choose a career, but few to help you excel in the workplace once you are working.
Over the course of a lifetime, people can spend 80,000 hours on the job. With this much time invested, author Donna Dunning asserts that your career should be interesting, motivating and rewarding. And in our competitive, rapidly changing society, you need to know how to be effective and competent at work or you may find yourself unemployed or passed over for promotion.
Focusing on day-to-day behaviour and providing practical tips and strategies, 10 Career Essentials becomes your personal career coach by showing you how to work effectively, get recognition and steer your career in the direction you want to go. The ideas such as optimizing your outlook, exceeding expectation and thriving in uncertainty may sound simple, but applying them takes skill and practice. 10 Career Essentials provides the key self-assessment tools and tips to stimulate learning and improve your ability to implement your personal career strategy to its fullest.
Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as a starting point, Dunning helps you define your approach to work and your goals through your unique combination of interests, skills, values and personality preferences. - Jim Pawlak, Biz Books
Donna Dunning is one of my favorite interpreters of personality types, and here she uses the typology to offer fresh insights into 10 career success factors. A very insightful work. - Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute
A groundbreaking way of finding the right job! 10 Career Essentials is an invaluable tool for understanding how one s personality impacts the key components of career exploration and success. - Shoya Zichy, author of Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You ll Love To Do
This was the easiest book to endorse that I have ever come across. I was able to identify myself to a T in an instant and thereafter found plenty of ways to enhance my strengths and tackle my weaknesses. A great personality guidebook full of riches. - John Whitmore, PhD, Executive Chairman, Performance Consultants International and author of international bestseller Coaching for Performance
Donna Dunning's 10 Career Essentials is not a book about finding a career; rather, it addresses the all-important notion of matching personality type to career goals. This well-written and organized book guides the reader through ten essential career success strategies, each of which is thoroughly described and accompanied by specific examples. At the end of each success strategy is a Reflection and Action section which contains an exercise to help the reader with self-assessment.