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Marcus Buckingham is a popular author of career advice that is upbeat, if a bit obvious. In this book, he encourages job seekers to focus on their strengths so they can find positions that suit them well. Buckingham provides five tips that he calls the “best advice you’ll ever get.” He lists them, explains them and lists them again to really reinforce them. This workbook even comes with a writing pad to make it easy for you to do the exercises Buckingham suggests. The advice will sound familiar if you have read his previous books, but if you’re stuck in a dead-end job, he explains how and where to start making changes. Buckingham writes for meek and inexperienced people, for job beginners and people who have stopped believing that a job can be fun. If a pep talk would spur you to ditch that painful pencil-pushing position and find something you’re glad to go do when you get up every morning, getAbstract suggests reading this book with your morning coffee.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to identify your primary strengths, interests and weaknesses;
  • How to find a job that meets them; and
  • How to mold your job to your personality.

About the Author

Marcus Buckingham, a former senior researcher at Gallup, is the author of Go Put Your Strengths to Work and First, Break All the Rules.



Work Your Strengths
You are unique. No one else has the same likes and dislikes, or the same combination of strengths, capabilities and weaknesses. The secret to finding fulfilling work is to focus on your unique strengths, likes and capabilities. Unfortunately, few people can do that...

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