Book Review of The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success

Pathfinder book jacket

Pathfinder book jacketBook Review of “The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success” by Nicholas Lore

This book is for one’s personal exploration of career development.


Summary – The chapters of the book include:

Section 1: Living a Life You Love

  1. This Can Be Your Guide
  2. You Are What You Do
  3. How To Decide
  4. Use the Pathfinder As Your Guide

Section 2: How To Get From Here To There (The Library)

  1. Why You Don’t Get What You Want
  2. The Power of Commitment
  3. Make Decisions – A Short Course
  4. Goals and Projects
  5. Questions
  6. When You Get Stuck
  7. The Bottom Line – Research
  8. Right Livelihood
  9. Seven Keys
  10. The Rockport Career Design Method

Section 3: Design Your Career

Part 1: Who Am I?  Personality, Talents, Roles, Functions

  1. Temperament and Personality
  2. Your Core Personality
  3. Natural Talents
  4. Natural Roles
  5. The Games of Life
  6. They Pay You To Perform Specific Job Functions

Part 2: Why Work?  Meaning, Purpose, Goals, Rewards

  1. Passions, Meaning, Mission, Purpose
  2. Values and Rewards

Part 3: Work Where?  Workplace Environment

  1. Workplace Environment

Part 4: Putting It All Together

  1. Which Careers Fit Best?
  2. Final Research and Make the Choice
  3. What If Nothing Fits or I Can’t Decide?

Section 4: Marketing and Job Search

  1. Personal Marketing Principles
  2. The Job Search
  3. Rockport Type and Talent Indicator

The Good: A great tool for exploring considerations and developing your focus.

The Bad: Most useful to individuals and coaches will want to extrapolate ideas to use in coaching work.

Conclusion: While it has the element of marketing a specific approach it is a great tool for awareness, exploration, and planning.

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