Janine Moon, author and Master Certified Career Coach provides a much needed approach to marketing oneself in today’s economy and puts the responsibility for career management right where it belongs….with the individual. Whether you are in career transition or desire to improve your current job situation, Career Ownership: Creating ‘Job Security’ in Any Economy offers the resources you need to gain control of your career by adopting the mindset of an entrepreneur. It is a great kick start for those who so often take a passive approach to managing their own careers.
What is ‘career ownership’ and why does it matter? Career ownership means taking responsibility for updating our knowledge and skills through continuing education rather than depending on our employers to do it for us. Moon uses the analogy of renting versus owning a home; suggesting that many of us own our homes for a sense of control and financial security yet are willing to ‘give up’ our careers to someone else, namely our employers.
Living in a global economy where the rules have changed means adopting a new mindset, that of an entrepreneur. Renting our careers is no longer a viable option as companies continue to seek the most creative and innovative to join their ranks….the entrepreneurs or ‘home owners’, if you will.
Career ownership also requires us to understand our value to an organization and how to market ourselves. The book shows you how to do this by walking you through the process of ‘foundation and fit’. Nearly 20 assessment worksheets are provided for this purpose.
Moon also addresses the need for developing mentoring relationships to help uncover those ‘blind spots’ that may be holding us back. Not only is this book a valuable resource for individuals, it is a must read for managers, HR professionals, academic advisors and instructors. Career Ownership: Creating ‘job security’ in any Economy is available at Amazon. Follow us on Twitter