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10 Career Essentials

10 Career Essentials

Donna Dunning’s highly acclaimed first book, What’s Your Type of Career?, linked personality type to career choice and helped thousands of individuals achieve greater job satisfaction. In this follow-up book one of the few to help you excel in the workplace once you are working- 10 Career Essentials tells readers how to further use their personality type to excel at their career.

Over the course of a lifetime, people can spend 80,000 hours on the job. With this much time invested, your career should be interesting, motivating and rewarding. And in our competitive, rapidly changing society, you need to know how to be effective and competent at work or you may find yourself unemployed or passed over for promotion.

Focusing on day-to-day behavior and providing practical tips and strategies, 10 Career Essentials becomes your personal career coach by showing you how to work effectively, get recognition and steer your career in the direction you want to go. The ideas – such as optimizing your outlook, exceeding expectations and thriving in uncertainty – may sound simple, but applying them takes skill and practice.

In 10 Career Essentials, you will learn how to tailor your career success strategies to your personal preferences. Each chapter describes one career success strategy, providing the key self-assessment tools and tips to stimulate learning and improve your ability to implement your personal career strategy to its fullest.


“This was the easiest book to endorse that I have ever come across. I was able to identify myself to a T in an instant and thereafter found plenty of ways to enhance my strengths and tackle my weaknesses, and what is more, it helped me to better understand others. A great personality guidebook full of riches.”

—Sir John Whitmore, PhD, Executive Chairman, Performance Consultants International, author of Coaching for Performance

“Donna Dunning is one of my favorite interpreters of personality types, and here she uses the typology to offer fresh insights into ten career success factors. A very insightful work.”

—Dick Bolles, author, What Color Is Your Parachute, the bestselling job-hunting book in the world, in 20 languages, used in 26 countries, updated annually

“A groundbreaking way of finding the right job! 10 Career Essentials is an invaluable tool for understanding how one’s personality impacts the key components of career exploration and success.”

—Shoya Zichy, author of Career Match: Connecting Who You Are With What You’ll Love To Do

“By taking the MBTI instrument and reading 10 Career Essentials you will be well positioned to develop a plan to achieve long term career satisfaction and success that is customized to your personality type.”

—Betsy Kendall, Executive Director and Head of UK Business, OPP Ltd


getAbstract recommends this informative, highly accessible book to all professionals interested in applying a bit of practical psychology and cognitive science to their career
advancement plans.”

“Throughout 10 Career Essentials, the author offers excellent advice that can benefit anyone at any stage of their career.”

“This well-written and organized book guides the reader through ten ‘essential career success strategies,’ each of which is thoroughly described and accompanied by specific examples.”


“I would encourage you to get this book.”

“… this is one of those books that you will want to have on hand even after you have worked through it.”


Purchase 10 Career Essentials at:

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, Boston, USA


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