Ready For Life
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In this article, the writer discusses Dr. Mel Levine's book "Ready or Not, Here Life Comes" that focuses on the preparation of young people for work and a successful career down the road. The writer explores personal connections in relation to this book, and applies the specific lessons taught to the writer to both managerial and personal applications in the writer's life. The writer maintains that the struggle to grow from an extremely adept student to worker is a huge transitional gap and the problems associated with this growth cannot be ignored. The writer concludes that Dr Levine's insightful book mirrors the growth of many people as they begin to realize that parents are not going to be around to solve all the problems anymore.
From the Paper:"The aspect of the book that I can relate to the most is the concept of transition from college and school in general to the workforce. The key difference between school and the workforce is that development is not kept in records and no set career path exists. The implication is that there is no real way for anyone to keep track of their lives like in school where both the attainment of degrees and the attainment of units for credit are all regimental and as a result very efficient. In contrast, the workforce just as Dr Levine states does not have a set track record or grading system to let you know if you're doing well at work. When I first started working, the concept that I would have no gauge of how well I was doing nor any specific plan within the business culture was extremely daunting. This concept is especially strong when first entering the workplace, this is because not only is work culture an extremely hard adjustment but also every other part of one's life during this time."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Levine, Mel. Ready or Not, Here Comes Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.
Cite this Book Review:
Ready For Life (2009, November 26) Retrieved May 25, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/ready-for-life-117302/
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