I’m back with the book club and this time I’m here to stay! This week I’m talking about Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht. The PR and social media superstar talks all about her story, how she ended up as one of the top fashion publicists, and tips to help you rock your dream job.
I had originally come across this book when multiple bloggers had put it on their lists for entrepreneurs. And it was on those lists for good reason. While many of the tips were for those who are looking for a 9-5, it was truly inspiring to see her work ethic. I’ll be honest and admit to the fact that having a strong work ethic is something that I’ve always struggled with. Not to say that I am lazy but I struggle with staying focused, especially when working from home.
Licht on the other hand, always went above and beyond, no matter what role she was playing within a company. One of her biggest points throughout the book is too work your ass off and prove to yourself and others that you will kill it at every job.
Throughout the book, she gives the readers tip on how to craft the perfect resume and cover letter, how to create your own personal brand, how to approach getting a raise or promotion, how to write the perfect professional email, and more. Like I said, I think this book would help me a lot more if I was interested in getting a 9-5 but that’s not quite the case.
If you’re one of those people who are meant for the work force, this book is for you. And my bloggers, freelancers, and other creatives, don’t let this scare you away. Once finished, you will still feel that motivation to go and sit and crank out work for hours at a time.
Overall, I’d probably give this book a 7/10. Didn’t love it as much as You Are A Badass (which I reviewed here) but would still recommend it to all of those that want to be truly successful themselves.
Until next week, XO.