Title: Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need
Author: Nicholas Wyman
Publisher: Crown Business
Publication Date: January 13, 2015
Format: Paperback via Blogging for Books
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My review (published at Read, Run, Ramble):
Thank you, Crown Business via Blogging for Books for providing me with a copy of this book!
I found this book just as our family was discussing upcoming plans for my son who will enter his junior year in High School next fall. It is clear that the traditional route is probably not the one that is best for him.
Job U offers several examples of non-traditional paths out there along with many real-life examples. I found the examples helpful, but much of the book felt as if Wyman was trying to convince the reader that the traditional route really is a bit outdated and not as helpful as it once was. For someone not already convinced of this fact, that information is probably helpful; however, for me, it just slowed the book down because I’ve already arrived at that conclusion (and didn’t need any convincing).
If you or a family member are looking for alternatives to a 4-year college degree or maybe looking to reinvent yourself, I’d say pick this book up. The examples and non-traditional path information are helpful as well as inspiring. You may find YOUR path right here in this book!
I was provided with an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for any of my reviews.