SPEAKING OF REVIEWS
SPEAKING OF REVIEWS
When I published “Crafting a Successful Career” I never thought about the impact of reviews. Now I see things from a different perspective and I appreciate the work these reviewers have done in behalf of potential readers. Thank you, reviewers.
Jessica Kramascz published one on the Amazon site and an unknown reviewer published another in James A. Cox’s Small Press Bookwatch. I’ve included them below, just in case you missed them. Quite favorable, I’d say.
1. Review by Jessica Kramascz in Amazon, 5/14/2011
In “Crafting a Successful Career: Eight Principles for Winning in a Challenging World” RA Kuffel provides the framework on which anyone can build a successful career.
With sound advice and a casual and humorous, yet to-the-point style, it’s like having a mentor beside you, guiding you through the minefield of the corporate world. At a time when many college graduates are discovering that jobs are hard to find and even harder to keep, the advice in this book may be what they need to succeed. The step-by-step approach is easy to follow and the insights that come from years of experience are invaluable. I wish I would have read this book fifteen years ago.
The principles in the book are timeless, and though it’s written from the perspective of a “corporate” employee, most of the principles apply to those in other situations as well. Starting a small business? You still need a mentor. Work independently? A network is still essential. The broad scope of the principles make this is a book that you can benefit from regardless of your particular occupation. I found that many of the situations he described were ones I could relate to both in the corporate world and now in a small ministry job.
No matter where you are in life, just starting out, midcareer, or looking for something new, this is a book you need to read.
2. Review in Small Press Bookwatch, 3/2011
A career is something that has to be planned and developed well. Crafting a Successful Career: Eight Principles for Winning in a Challenging World is a guide for planning one’s career and making the most of it. From starting strong, finding good leadership, being the best you can be, and having a fallback position, Crafting a Successful Career is a must for anyone who wants to have a career instead of a series of jobs.