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"Jump-Start Your Career" by Chris Fontanella - A Refreshing Perspective on Career Building

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

5 Star Review

by Lisa Patrick

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Chris Fontanella's book "Jump-Start Your Career" is not like other career guides. It doesn't include the standard advice on interview tactics, resume writing, or corporate ladder climbing approaches. Rather, it is a novel and stimulating manual that seeks to accomplish something even more profound: it assists you in molding your personal identity, which can have a big impact on your professional trajectory.

Many fresh college grads need a boost of encouragement as they start their first "real" job, and Fontanella's book provides it. "How will I do this for the next forty years?" is a basic concern that comes up at this point in life. It is addressed in this way. The author's strategy focuses on developing a mindset and viewpoint that can make your work genuinely fulfilling and meaningful rather than offering a step-by-step guide for career success.

Another wonderful idea in the book is the notion of identifying your "area of exploration". It exhorts readers to focus on finishing the task at hand—regardless of who receives credit—rather than settling for unimportant objectives. This change in viewpoint can be freeing as it enables you to concentrate on the intrinsic worth of your work instead of external praise.

Fontanella writes in an approachable, captivating, and transparent manner. He offers counsel and ideas that are profoundly philosophical in addition to being practically sound. The book is an invaluable tool for anyone looking for more from their career than just a paycheck because it presents a comprehensive approach to both professional and personal development.

"Jump-Start Your Career" is a refreshing guide that offers new perspectives on work and its significance in our lives, among a sea of conventional job advice. Chris Fontanella's book is a great option if you're searching for something that will inspire you to consider your profession in a different perspective. It's an invitation to set out on a path of self-discovery and personal development that could ultimately result in a more fulfilling and meaningful profession.

About The Author

Chris Fontanella is the founder of Encore Professionals Group, a professional services firm specializing in the identification and placement of accounting and finance professionals in temporary and permanent roles within many recognizable corporations in Greater Los Angeles. He previously served as Division Director for Robert Half International and Client Service Director for Resources Global Professionals. Prior to his employment in the staffing and consulting industry, he spent years studying and preparing for the ministry, having attended Oral Roberts University and Fuller Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master's.


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