Book Review

Book Review: Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success

I very much believe in finding work and a career you enjoy along with updating your skill set to stay up-to-date in your respective field or to enter a new one. Nancy is a career counselor and creativity coach who makes good suggestions to the reader. Her focus is on: learn your strengths; communicate effectively; expand your network; make a flexible plan; and take the required action. Your resume, biography, LinkedIn profile and website ‘about’ page should show case your unique strengths, values, and interests.

Questions/ideas to think about include, what are you passionate about? What is your preferred form of communication (written, verbal or non-verbal)? What are your strengths? What are your best skills? What type of job do you want (freelance, temporary, part-time, full-time, volunteer work)? Are you willing to update your skill set through training, online certification programs, a university course or degree, webinar or workshop? She delves further and asks one to think about all areas of their life using a holistic approach.

A wonderful list of characteristics, strengths, skills, opportunities and more are offered for the reader to describe oneself and begin the ‘About Me’ section which is important in order to know which jobs one should seek.

For individuals seeking employment, looking to change careers or jobs, wanting to learn more about oneself and to update or create a resume, this is a great book!

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By Victoria Brewster, MSW