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Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work

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Published January 21st 2020 by Entrepreneur Press
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Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Read this book at the right time! I’ve been in limbo for a while and just reading a book that covered a lot of the similar problem areas I’ve had was so refreshing. Plus, the fact that it was published recently really helped put fears aside about how applicable some of the advice would be.
Definitely 5stars and I recommend it to everyone who wants to build an amazing career.
Broadus Palmer
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gave me the power to realize my worth. Then I started interviewing with my well being in mind! Thank you so much Kanika
Naya Moss
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: frauvis-bookclub

Career Rehab has been one of the top 5 out of 17 books I have read so far this year in 2020! 😊

It was the career boost I didn't know I needed. I have followed Kanika for a few years now after hearing her on the Blacks in Technology Podcast. I love all of her interviews and work she puts out!

What I love the most about Career Rehab was the structure! She provided solutions, action items, and real-life case studies to prove her solutions are effective.

I appreciate that Kanika talks about depression
Tanja Brown
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Career Rehab was a worthy read on how to relate personal branding to one’s career journey. There are a few sections in particular that truly resonated with me. The first, “Network Like A Hustler,” relates back to the phrase that some now feel is cliche “your network is your net worth.” Kanika moves it beyond cliche and provides actionable steps on how to gain comfort around networking outside of the workplace in a way that’s not all about you but the creation of a beneficial relationship for bot ...more
Trevor McCray
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book so much during my recent job search. I really wanted to hear what people in industries similar to mine here in DC had to say, and after hearing Kanika interviewed on a podcast, I knew I had to read her book. I think that process of listening to her talk about it then reading the book was really beneficial for me to understand where she was coming from, internalize the message, and take the actions she suggests in the text. I love the concept of "dating" jobs! It has opened my m ...more
Vivian Acquah
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must-read for everyone. You can definitely tell, that this lady sharing valuable tips to boost your career. To do this you have to work on your career mindset before applying for your ideal job. She is also sharing that it is OK to date your job. Sometimes it is important to remind yourself that you are in a relationship with your job and if you are thinking about the Black Eyes Peas song "Where is love?" then it def time to grab this book and read the bite-sized tips she shares. ...more
Lanre Dahunsi
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Favourite Stats from Career Rehab Book by Kanika Tolver.

Adding 20 Minutes to Your Commute Makes You as Miserable as Getting a 19 Percent Pay Cut

Researchers have found a link between the time you spend commuting and how satisfied you feel at work.

The average commute time in the US is 50 minutes round trip, but some people spend far longer getting to and from work.
Researchers in England found adding an additional 20 minutes of commuting per day has the same negative effect on job satisfaction as r
Petty Lisbon
May 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vision-board
This was better than that usual career books I read. I was skeptical at first because Kanika said to think of yourself as a brand rather than a person and it made me roll my eyes because I thought this would be another late stage capitalism grind culture book but she emphasized that you need to take care of yourself first and look out for your interests, not just your job's. Whereas other books make you think you need to drive 90 minutes each way for crappy jobs and assume that you're always the ...more
Arnold Smith
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A friend of mine bought this book for me, Career Rehab, because I am on a quest to go to the next level. When I got the book, I started to read it. The book is a deep page turner. Every single page you will find incredible amount of gems on how to brand yourself, improve your life and your career. Kanika writes about the concept of dating and the way she explained the concept; and how it applies to finding a job. What an eye-opener. She writes about, "What you will contribute" and how to apply t ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kanika Tolver's Career Rehab should be required reading before young professionals go out into the workplace. For people looking to combine their careers with their passion, purpose, and life's goals, Kanika lays out a step-by-step playbook.

Her personal story, along with the case studies she outlines, make the principles she's created live for the reader. Black professionals in particular will find these narratives helpful, because many of us still suffer from being the first and/or only person
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The odds are good most of us will change careers several times during the 40 years most of us spend in the workplace. Successfully pivoting to a new profession, or position yourself to you move up in your current occupation, requires setting goals, creating and plan, and getting good at skills like personal brand.

This terrific book from career coach Kanika Tolver, a seasoned manager with deep experience in the worlds of government and high-tech, gives you the practical advice you need to reinve
Apr 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Where do I begin...Career Rehab has been a critical and effective tool as I’ve navigated rebranding myself and taking control of my career. This is a gem that speaks to someone starting a career or someone in the midst of a career change like myself. I learned how to value my skills & experiences. Career Rehab gave me permission to advocate for myself and craft a new and fulfilling career. Game Changer!
Julia Rock
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is truly a cheat code on how to build a powerful personal brand and seize the opportunities YOU want and deserve in your career. Kanika breaks down all the key pieces from networking and relationship building, interviewing, compensation, even leaving jobs, everything you need to ensure you are able to take and maintain control of your career. She reinforces the message that you are the CEO of your career, and your success is in your own hands. I will be re-reading this book!
Byron Tolver
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mrs.Tolver's book "Career Rehab" was very enlightening and a gamechanger! It gave me the tools and marketing tips to rehab my career. This book really spoke to me and countless others who feel like they are stuck in a rut. Its a very relatable book because Mrs. Tolver has been through some of the same trials that we all go through when you have a 9-5 career and she shows you ways that you can rehab your career by better promoting and marketing yourself to get the dream job you deserve.. ...more
Julie Long
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At first I thought this book may not be for me since I have been in the working world for more than 20 years. However, it is written for people in various stages of their lives whether you are beginning a career or are retired. This book is definitely a career book that you cannot read just one time! It is a great resource.
Chris Villanueva
Tolver does a fantastic job in conveying her message through the great use of extended metaphor. Houses: something that all of us can understand! And there is no better way to show how all of us can take control of our careers through breaking down the parts of the puzzle and doing this through metaphor. Inspiring and creative.
Brandi Suttles
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Job security is a thing of the past. Kanika's book provides a clear blueprint for anyone to build a successful career in these uncertain times. Don't be an employee, be a brand! ...more
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Career Rehab is a great book filled with practical tips and easy to follow steps to help reimagine your career. It's one of my favorite reads. ...more
Freddie Davis
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book very informative
Michael Legemah
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE this book!!!! Kanika has done an amazing job laying out how to navigate the gig economy. A must-read if you want to get ahead.
Danielle Torres
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an awesome read! Very helpful when making a career change.
Jacqueline Mcintyre
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Career change

Being a leader for your career. Take charge. Career opportunities the brand to sell yourself. Great book for all ages.
Jim Flores
Apr 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
totally laughable. Pure anecdotal and she even has a fail proof formula to succeed.
Eric Tomlinson Jr
Kanika provides a fresh outlook on how to take control of your career and expand your brand. I recommend this book for anybody who wants to know how to maneuver in today's job market. ...more
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