Since work takes up the predominant amount of hours within everyone’s God-appointed life span, in the inspirational self-help primer FAST-STARTING A CAREER OF CONSEQUENCE, author Fred Sievert provides guidance towards making each day count while endeavoring to construct and advance within one’s chosen profession. Utilizing a faith-based approach that often refers to Christ and to the Bible, Sievert takes a look at facets of the work-life reality as applicable to those who are newly joining the work force, as well as anyone who is preparing to re-enter the job market after time away. Aspects such as identifying plus utilizing spiritual gifts at work are explored, along with recommendations to always remember to act in accordance with one’s integrity while calling upon Jesus as a ‘Workplace Partner’ when questions or conflicts occur.
As a book that is specifically built around Christian, Bible-based principles, this is resource most likely to appeal to followers of Christianity, though portions of the material could certainly easily apply also to those who follow other religions as well. However, any readers that genuinely feel at odds with the idea of habitually praying to any sense of Divinity/God may have difficulty ignoring the repeated exhortations to do just that, amidst the more secular direction concerning comprehension of an industry’s financial underpinnings or the embracing of a company’s general mission. Yet at a time in history when the various unforeseen events unfolding in contemporary society have been causing many people to struggle as humanity overall redefines the very concept of having a job/’career’ or ‘going to work,’ what with mandated health lockdowns regularly shuttering small businesses and those citizens who are still employed frequently needing to figure out ways they can now work from home…well, a good deal of the calming, Christ-Centered counsel included in this practical/spiritual guide might come in quite handy, regardless of one’s religious affiliation. Useful tools in the form of an Appendix at the close of the book provide additional helpful resources towards assessing one’s marketplace value and honing leadership skills.
Fred Sievert’s FAST-STARTING A CAREER OF CONSEQUENCE offers clear, God-centered advice in a breezy, no-nonsense style towards figuring out one’s gifts and putting them to use in a fulfilling vocation.
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