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Many business experts have written books about career planning in the traditional sense of how to work your way up the corporate ladder. However, the days of working at one company for your entire career are long gone, so you need a new approach to navigating your career path. In this book, writer and consultant Patrick Forsyth expands on the interesting concept of “career management.” This is the “art and science” of attaining a state of constant preparedness for the next big thing, whether the opportunity comes along inside or outside your company. Embarking on this ongoing, lifelong process is essential to staying relevant and highly employable amid the constantly changing demands of the new millennium. You probably won’t experience any “aha!” moments reading this practical, commonsense guide, but it’s a helpful refresher about career-planning principles and pointers. getAbstract feels it serves as a good jumping-off point for anyone hoping to further his or her career.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to manage your career proactively,
  • How to optimize your performance reviews and
  • How to take advantage of personal development opportunities.

About the Author

Patrick Forsyth runs the U.K.-based Touchstone Training & Consultancy and has written several books, including How to Motivate People and Successful Time Management.



“The 21st-Century Workplace”
The only thing you can truly count on in business is that tomorrow will not be the same as today. Economic upheavals, rapid technological advances and other changes continually reshape the work world. Managers now face shrinking budgets, growing competition...

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