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20 More Great Quotes from Crush Your Career: Ace the Interview, Land the Job, and Launch Your Future by Dee Ann Turner

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I recently read Crush Your Career: Ace the Interview, Land the Job, and Launch Your Future by Dee Ann Turner. You can read my review here.  This is a very helpful book for anyone looking for a job and growing their career. Reading this book was like sitting down for a personal mentoring session with the author in a favorite coffee shop on how to find a calling that is fulfilling and work that will help you reach your personal and professional dreams.

Here are 20 more great quotes from the book:

  • As leaders, it is sometimes easier for us to see potential for the future in others than it is for them to see it in themselves. It is the role of the leader to help others discover their paths.
  • Understanding our calling is critical to finding a career that gives our work life meaning. Without a calling, a job is just work.
  • One of the most significant roles that leaders in our lives play is helping us find our purpose.
  • Without a compass to guide us, it is easy to lose our way. Core values are the guideposts on the journey to living out our purpose and achieving our mission.
  • Your personal brand is how you represent yourself. It is the unique combination of capabilities, experiences, and personal values that you want others to know about you.
  • Most employers look for people with strong character. They want to select talent whose character matches the organization.

  • Organizations committed to developing their staff will be the best places to grow a career.
  • The first ninety days of any new job are critical. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that is exactly what the first ninety days are – a first impression.
  • The relationship with your new boss is the most critical element of success in your new job.
  • Of all the reasons I have seen people fail in their career, by far the most common is the inability to build positive and productive relationships in the workplace.
  • Developing self-awareness is a skill to be honed and one we can use throughout our careers to help us effectively manage relationships.
  • An organization with a lack of trust among its members is often characterized as competitive instead of collaborative. Such conditions are a threat to a healthy future.
  • Great leaders are masters at giving feedback, not just in formal performance reviews but also in daily coaching.
  • Anyone who wants to keep a job and grow a career will face negative feedback at one time or another. The most successful people understand how to receive it and respond to it in productive ways.
  • The best way to prepare for a new opportunity is before it happens. If you wait to prepare until the opportunity appears you have waited too long.
  • Resilient people overcome rejection by grounding themselves in an identity deeper than merely a role at work.
  • Volunteer service contributes more to growing our careers than an added category to the resume. The real value of volunteering is learning new skills and building relationships.
  • True leadership does not require leaders to have expertise in a specific subject matter. Instead, it requires them to lead people who do.
  • The most important role of a leader is developing more leaders.
  • Allowing our identities to be consumed by our professions sets us up for a crisis when the identity is no longer our vocation for whatever reason.

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence ~ married to my best friend for more than 40 years and a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Before retiring I served as a manager at a Fortune 50 company; I'm a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and in leadership at my local church. I enjoy speaking about calling, vocation and work. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop to their fullest potential and to utilize their strengths more fully. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinders themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony and Achiever, and my two StandOut strengths roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book and 2 Corinthians 5:21 my favorite verse. Some of my other favorite books are Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, The Prodigal Son (originally titled A Tale of Two Sons) by John MacArthur and Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I enjoy Christian hip-hop/rap music, with Lecrae, Trip Lee and Andy Mineo being some of favorite artists.

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