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Shifting Into Higher Gear. An Owner's Manual for Uniting Your Calling and Career

  • ID: 2218018
  • Book
  • April 2005
  • Region: Global
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Shifting Into Higher Gear

"People who discover what they love and find ways to utilize their gifts and natural career strengths do all of us a favor. Tom Siciliano and Jeff Caliguire have created a great book and the tools to help you do just that. Read it and put these principles into practice."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager® and Whale Done!

"The common theme I see with top athletes and the business leaders I work with is their passion for what they do. When you take the time to prepare and educate yourself, your road to contentment in life becomes much clearer. Shifting Into Higher Gear picks up on this theme and offers vital insights into finding happiness through your career."
—Ron Shapiro, sports agent and coauthor, The Power of Nice and Tyrants, Bullies, and Impossible People

"This is a treasure map designed to point out what strengths are so perfectly buried inside you."
—Peter Leffkowitz, CEO, Morgan Consulting Group, and trainer and national speaker to the recruiting industry

"I see this book as a valuable tool for people both starting and deep within their career. Shifting Into Higher Gear blends faith and strategy nicely together. This is a must–read for anyone looking to find a fit between their calling and career."
—Ronald Short, Ed.D., director, Career Planning and Placement, Northern Illinois University

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Part One: Discovering Your Calling.

1. The Four Laws of Calling.

2. Spiritual Clues.

3. What Am I Passionate About?

4. What Do I Value?

5. Know Your Skills.

6. What Are Your Interests?

7. Reality Check.

Part Two: Finding the Job That Fits Your Calling.

8. The Résumé: Market Yourself with Words.

9. Create Your Action Room.

10. Doing Your Homework: Using the Library and the Web.

11. Networking: Who Do I Know Who Can Help?

12. Taking It to the Streets.

13. Step Up to the Plate: The Interview.

14. Closing the Deal.

Part Three: Keeping the Job That Fits Your Calling.

15. It’s Here—The First Day!

16. Foundations First: Your First Month.

17. Staying on Track Long Term.

18. Recall: When Change Happens.

19. Caring for Your Soul: Staying Balanced and Sane.

20. Giving Back.

Appendix: One Hundred Things to Remember.


About the Authors.

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Tom Siciliano is president and founder of Integrity Recruiting & Consulting Inc., a national recruitment and consulting firm, and a principal with the Cimmaron Group, a consulting company focused on leadership development. He also is the former senior coach of careers at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and regular speaker to career groups across the country.

Jeffrey Caliguire is a financial consultant with Smith Barney in Chicago. He works with individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to unite their passion, mission, and vision with a comprehensive financial strategy. Caliguire served as founding and senior pastor of Beacon Community Church in Boston, director of Boston Sports Fellowship, and founder of the Boston Vision.

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