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Strategic Career Engagement by Donn LeVie Jr. is for shaping a successful vocation path for employees, contractors, and consultants. The author reveals the tactics of a proven action plan designed to shorten the time necessary to get hired or promoted. The recommended style is to focus on and reinforce your unique competitive advantages. In four parts, this book proposes a fundamental shift in how you approach your career development: Part I making you aware of the motivations that influence evaluation; Part II guiding you how to shape a portfolio of documentation to fit that; Part III showing how to develop impression management; and Part IV addressing the issue of remaining continuously relevant, if necessary by switching careers.
Strategic Career Engagement by Donn LeVie Jr. is a very helpful book for managing one's career. The many years of experience in the field of hiring manpower can be clearly observed in the pragmatic advice, suggestions, and measures recommended by the author for sharpening one's faculties, as well as for shaping them to fit the required notch. Every possible question that can arise in one's career like how to approach the job market, which formats of resume to use, and how to become an expert are discussed in this book. In addition to that, many new concepts like Professional, Skills, Knowledge, and Experience Portfolio (PSKE Portfolio™), are introduced, which is of great value in seeking a new job or career. An index and a few review questions would have elevated the book to greater heights.