This book is for people who want to perform well in their jobs,
progress their careers and become the person every organisation
wants. It is also for unemployed people currently looking for a job.
From start to finish in your career you will be the chosen one for
the simple reason that you have chosen to get that job, whether
you are the chief executive of a large organisation or the new
graduate trainee in a prestigious company.
Your appointment, whatever it is, will be your choice – not the
choice of the selection panel delegated the task of filling a
vacancy. You will become so ‘wanted’ by an organisation that
they will have no option but to appoint you as opposed to the
other candidates whose ‘best’ is ‘second best’ compared to the
excellence you demonstrate. Such excellence is within reach of
everyone who reads this book, whether they be 15 or 65 years old.
There are no boundaries in ambition except the physical limita-
tions brought about by age.
Career success is not just about successful interviews and the
answers you provide in 45 minutes of questioning. More impor-
tant are the choices you make during the years preceding each
interview. These are the choices you make day by day in your
current work – or the choices you make in trying to get work or
the choices you make in pursuing promotion or whatever you
want. These day-by-day choices will, over the long term, influ-
ence your approach at those critical moments of the selection
process as well as when performing your current job. This book
is about those choices.
Anyone desirous of moving their work situation (or non-work
situation) forward from the status quo will benefit from the