Learning to Leap is a timely, practical guide that can help change your life, give meaning to your life more often and take back control of your life. By reading this book, you will find out the common set of personal attributes, skills and knowledge that every employer wants. This book is for you if
- you are a student or graduate entering the workplace for the first time
- you have been made redundant or are returning to work
- you want to change job or career
- you are seeking promotion
- you are in transition from one role to another
- you are interested in personal development and employability
This easy-to-understand guide will support your personal development using practical and proven tips, tools and techniques. There is a wide-ranging mix of resources for you to further explore. It’s also a commentary on current and future learning opportunities and challenges we all face in maintaining our employability.
By learning to leap, you’ll be rewarded by
- giving employers greater confidence in your quality as a candidate or an existing employee
- making more informed decisions for your career and future direction
- making the most of yourself so you can describe the kind of person you are and make links with personal strengths and achievements
- enhancing your job and career prospects so you can present yourself authentically and confidently to current or prospective employers.
The philosophy of the book is based on the principles of coaching and mentoring. It is designed to develop your awareness, build your confidence and capability, and encourage ownership of and responsibility for your actions. Use it as your critical friend to become the best you can be and increase your chances of success with employers.
10 Critical Attitudes For Exceptional Students
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This book is a quick read, but it’s packed with solid information. We dive into each topic above, explaining why these really are the 10 Critical Attitudes for Exceptional Students. At the end of each chapter, we’ve left quick thoughts on applying your newly developed skills and mindsets to your job search. They’ll serve you, the graduating senior, on your full-time job search when you graduate (and in the future). And they’ll also serve you, the current full-time student, when looking for an internship.
You’ll learn to build a foundation of self-awareness, to be resilient in your journey, and to always be appreciative of the process.
Download it here.
Click here to listen to the podcast with Mark Babbitt of YouTern who talks with David Shindler about their collaboration on the e-book.
It’s a no-nonsense look at the importance of internships to your early career; the development of soft skills that go well beyond what might have been learned in the classroom; and the impact of hands-on experience on your ability to become highly employable. Full of contemporary tips from the authors’ real world experience, this is a must-have book for higher education students, recent graduates, young professionals – and those career professionals and mentors who guide them.
Useful articles featuring Learning to Leap, published on Forbes.
- Hate Your New Job and Want To Go Back? Here’s What To Do
- How to Tell if You’re Stuck in a Dead-End Job, And What To Do If You Are
- 16 Things You Should Do On Your Lunch Break Every Day
- 16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day
- 16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day
LinkedIn Published Author and Guest Blogging
David publishes monthly thought leadership posts on LinkedIn. These are broader pieces on business, employment, careers and people development than the more ‘how to’ posts on his website blog.
David guest blogs and writes for magazines and other publications. To contact David in regard to editorial, please email email@example.com
- Featured in many Job Search and Career Advice articles on Yahoo
- Guest Blogs for The Savvy Intern
- Guest Blogs for Undergrad Success and free E-book, Critical Attitudes For Exceptional Students
- Guest Blogs for Careers in Government
- Guest Blogs for SwitchandShift
- Guest Blogs for The David Grossman Group
Some other guest posts and contributions:
- What On Earth Is Employability (And How Can It Get Me A Job)?
- 21st Century Learning For Employability (p12-13)
- How Does The World See You?
- Top Tips: How To Use Social Media To Get a Job
- Career Direction: From Storyteller To StoryDoer
- 6 Tips For Communicating In Writing
- What Every Potential Partner Needs To Learn From The British Olympic Cycling Team
- How To Call Meetings That Are Worth Everyone’s Time
- Mentors: How The Right One Can Fast Track Your Management Career
Webinar I recorded with Youth Employment UK CIC on lessons learned from a lifetime of work, plus advice and tips in response to questions from young people in YEUK’s network on mental health issues, apprenticeships v university and unpaid internships.
David is a Non-Executive Director of Youth Employment UK CIC, a not for profit membership and campaigning organisation dedicated to fighting youth unemployment. It is committed to making the UK the most “Youth Friendly” place to work. Sign up for free to show your commitment to a youth friendly workplace and get your company to pledge support for the Young Professional membership scheme and Youth Friendly Charter.