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Interesting take on a careers self-help book
on 7 March 2011
Do What You Are does not profess to get you into your dream job, nor does it tell you you can do something you clearly can't. It is a guide, and sticks firmly to the principles of the medium.
What DWTA does do is provide an interesting insight into the psychology of the jobs search; it's aim is to categorise the reader into one of 16 'types' with the intention of narrowing down your possible strengths and weaknesses. Knowing this, according to the authors, will aid you in conducting a thorough and focused careers search; it will also help you find work that suits your abilities, desires, and disposition. The ultimate goal is not necessarily to earn lots of green paper, but to find happiness and fulfilment in the work you do, a refreshing objective (especially in the dire job market at present).
Personally, I have yet to find my 'dream career', but this book has helped me enjoy my current employment a little more. It has also given me some helpful advice and, fundamentally, focus. I would certainly read this if you are fresh out of university / college and don't have a clue where you're heading next...