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Will leave you enlighted, motivated and happy!
on 20 January 2008
This book has helped me in so many ways to recognise my talents and has brought me comfort that its ok to be creative and still make a living from it. I decided to write a review for this book beause like me theres lots of people who feel lost out there and I know all to well how depressing and lonely it is.
I recently graduated from university on a business i.t course. I originally took this course because I felt that no matter what... there will always be a job for me within this field. But what I didn't realise when I was making my educational-choices was that eventhough I will be employed in a convetional office job doesn't mean I will be happy. Every since I was a child I have been very creative and passionate about thinking up bright new ideas and all the way up till university I was totally engroused in some of the creative aspects in business, but always pushed aside my natural talents as I thought "I can't make money out of this!"
This book has given me so much to look forward to. It includes short, pratical exercises help you discover your personality and how these unique traits can be applied to the job market. There's a list of 270 jobs which you can explore such as:
* Wedding planner
* Experimental Psychologist
* Art Coordinator
* Public Relations Counselor
* Travel Guide
* Display Designer
* Scientific Illustrator
* Multimedia Designer
The greatest comfort was that I FINALLY UNDERSTOOD WHY I DIDN'T FIT in a conventional office environment and that I CAN FIND THE PERFECT WORK ENVIRONMENT where people share the same values and ideas as me. This book is inspirational and it isn't one of those motivation books where it throws you a handful of obvious answers..... the author uses well known theories to help you understand what really drives you such as "Hollands code".
This IS AN AMERICAN BOOK however the information IS RELEVANT as it helps you analyse your personality, so its not a book solely dependant on information on the US job industry.
This book will take you on a journey of self discovery and make you realise that is ok to be who you are.