In Do Over, bestselling author Jon Acuff offers up his most important book yet, one that acts as a guide to making big career changes—by choice or necessity—and escaping the horrible feeling of being trapped in the wrong job. Acuff finds it amazing that people spend m... Read More
Acuff finds it amazing that people spend more than eighteen years studying and preparing for college, but little or no time honing their careers between graduation and retirement. His response: an empowering tool he calls the Career Savings Account, which will change the way readers think about their skills, relationships, character, and work ethic.
Throughout the book, inspiring and funny true stories are featured—not merely just from Acuff, but also from friends who restarted their careers after a layoff, an extended maternity leave, or simply the realization that they were suffering fifty weeks a year just to pay the bills and enjoy two weeks of vacation. Everyone can benefit from Do Over, from new graduates to fifty-somethings and beyond.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Apr 1, 2015
- UPC: 9781591847618
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 288
- Publish Date: Apr 7, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 18
- BISAC: "BUS012000"
- ISBN: 1591847613
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- Great book for anyone with a career by Jennifer on 3/11/2015
FTC disclaimer: I received an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.
Can a career book be funny? Laugh out loud funny? I never thought so until I read Do Over by Jon Acuff. This is a great book for anyone who has a career or who will ever have a career. (This would be a great book to get someone as a high school graduation gift so hopefully they don't have to "do over" their career and get it right the first time.) The four sections in it will help you see what areas you are strong and weak in so you can improve your weaknesses and use your strengths to your full advantage. Be sure and have lots of index cards handy. (Yes, he is one of "those" authors, but there is a reason he asks for index cards to be used.)
I highly recommend this book. I work at home for myself, but I constantly have to keep myself fresh and new to be able to do so. If I slack on any of the areas he describes, my income hurts. I've seen this first hand, so this is also a great book for the entrepreneur. While a few things didn't relate to me and a few things seemed quite obvious, the amount of information in this book is huge and it's well worth the read. I highly recommend it.