These books will help you build and manage your career, regardless of whether you are just starting out, reentering the workforce, or are ready to retire and do something different with your career.
Jason Alba's book, I'm on LinkedIn -- Now What??? is designed to help you use LinkedIn to its full potential. There's information on how to use LinkedIn to connect with others, LinkedIn Groups, using LinkedIn for job searching, as well as for personal branding. Even if you think you know a lot about using LinkedIn, this book will provide you with expert tips and suggestions for geting even more out of LinkedIn.
might think that a book that has been around since 1970, on topics like job hunting and career changing that have evolved tremendously (especially since the Internet came along) might be dated. It's not. One of the reasons that the book still works so well is that, even though how and where we look for jobs has changed signficantly over the years, the basic premise of the book remains the same. If you follow that premise: the secret to a successful job hunt starts with knowing ourselves - you will be well positioned to successfully job search or change your career.
Every college student and recent graduate who is even just thinking about what they might want to do in the future should read Lindsey Pollak's book. It's full of practical advice on how to get started, who to network with, how to communicate professionally, and how to get ahead of the crowd when you're job searching. There is also good advice on how to use the skills you might not even know you have to your advantage.
What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter, provides good insight on twhy people are successful, why they are not, including what holds them back, and offers advice on how to change and do things differently to help achieve success.
Back on the Career Track
by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin is a guide for stay-at-home moms who are returning to work. There's advice on considering career options, networking, and job hunting. You'll also find samples of stay-at-home mom resumes and insight on how to address the gap in your work history.
Personal branding is the latest buzzword in job searching and career management. Career Distinction
, by William Arruda and Kirstin Dixson, will help you create and manage your personal brand. There's information on why branding is important, and advice on how to brand your resume and cover letters, how to create, and how to manage your brand.
Retirement isn't what it used to be, and, in fact, it can mean a new career, a different career, or something else entirely. Even if you're not even thinking about retiring in the near future, Richard Bolles (author of What Color is Your Parachute
) and John Nelson's book What Color is Your Parachute for Retirement
will help you plan, consider options, and get on track for the future.
Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't and Why
is a little book with a big message. Written by acclaimed author and speaker Donald Asher, it is must-reading for anyone who is interested in building their career. It explains who gets promoted and how you can enhance your chances of moving up the career ladder. There's also advice on what to do if you get a promotion that means moving - and how to make it work.
This book is full of time saving tips and suggestions that every single one of us can use, if we want to change our career, change our life, if we want to make our life more manageable, and if we want to have more time (and money) for the things we enjoy doing.