Dr. Eli Joseph  “The Perfect Rejection Resume”

Dr. Eli Joseph’s new book is titled The Perfect Rejection Resume: A Reader’s Guide to Building a Career Through Failure. Asits christening would suggest, it is a detailed set of initiatives, psychological components, and practical methodologies to apply in the face of the real world. I stress the latter term, real world, because many books falling within the nonfiction subcategory Joseph deals with have a certain amount of faux certainty.

Many authors in leadership and business advice have certain removal from an actual reader, therefore an actual individual’s odyssey towards their goals based on initiatives they propose. Joseph smooths the potential bumps in the road by bucking said ‘certainty’ these authors promote. There isn’t certainty, as far as Dr. Joseph is concerned, when it comes to chasing one’s professional dreams. Replacing certainty is a matter of probability. “Always remember, you are the driver of your dreams,” he states. “It is up to you to determine if they are yours and if you’re qualified to pursue them. It is not an uncommon story for someone to become a doctor because their parents wanted them to be one, all while secretly wishing they were doing something different. This type of person may appear to be living a dream from the outside but if you were to ask them, they would admit they were living someone else’s dream. Your dream job is meant for your fulfillment, not someone else’s.”

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Probability continues to be a theme running rampant through Perfect Rejection Resume’s pages. The book is almost something of an extensive, analytical guide to coping with the realistic aspects of one’s life, juxtaposed with the planned realization of one’s dreams. Joseph respects his readers enough to say that while destination viscerally may remain vital, it is ultimately the process, not the actualization, that proves the most critical stage. While realization of one’s dreams may not be able to materialize entirely as anticipated, the opportunities arising from shifts in plan, lessons learned, falling and getting back up, and utilizing Plan B are limitless. “The active pursuit of goals is what makes life interesting…

However, at times you can get tripped up into thinking that what seems like a dream job is, in fact, your dream job. The hiccups come in from the influence others have over our thinking,” Joseph writes. “For example, if you hear someone else talking about their work and how much they enjoy what they do it can spark interest from you. Before you know it, you have latched onto this job as your dream job. It might be a perfectly wonderful job even, yet that does not make it the right one for you…Don’t hurt yourself by living in the hopes of a dream and forgetting all about the activity it takes to achieve what you desire.

People who believe in perfection live in the dream world until it adapts to them (which is never unless you are very lucky). Those people who take action work toward becoming their personal best and always see ways to learn and grow. They laugh at the thought of ever being perfect because they realize that type of thinking is a waste of time.”

Nicole Killian

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Nicole loves to go cross country skiing, swimming, reading and critiquing books, listening and critiquing music, some culinary arts, pottery, spending time with my daughter, cheesy horror films.

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