The Shortcut to Purpose: A No-Fluff Guide to Choosing The Right Career is a well written, compact book on career selection. The primary target is more towards high school students who have not given much thought to a career path. A lot of the information contained in the book is fairly intuitive. However, it is presented in a structured manner that may be helpful for some individuals. There are also a variety of questions and prompts to help sort the priorities that a student has for the future. The writing is fairly well done. The words flow well and the topics are fairly structured and build on each other. The chapters are fairly short. This book will not provide a wealth of information. Instead it is more of a guide to thinking about career choices.
In my opinion, the downside of this book is that it unbiasedly helped students to look at their own measures of success. Then the last few chapters of the book practically told the reader that reasons that were valid in the beginning of the book, ie material possessions, were no longer valid reasons for picking a career. It also went on a moral rant about leaving a legacy and not being caught up in the present. This could have added value to the book if it was a consistent opinion and it did not came off as a rant.
The book itself is published by a company that runs a free career assessment. For fun I decided to take the assessment. For myself I found the results to be fairly accurate.
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