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Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate Collection

There are countless Career Advice courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professional (2015)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate Collection Figuring out a career and getting a great job has never been more difficult. On top of that, today’s graduates are looking for not only good jobs but positions that will help them launch careers in which they can grow and prosper. But knowing what to look for and how to actually land a great job is exceptionally challenging when you’re trying to get an interview, make enough money, and position yourself for advancement. Based on an in-depth survey of thousands of graduates and young professionals, and hundreds of…
Author(s): James M. Citrin

2. The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do (2015)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate CollectionJeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose. The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It's about the task you were born to do. As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we…
Author(s): Jeff Goins

3. Lose the Resume, Land the Job (2018)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate Collection“‘Lose the Résumé’ breaks down every aspect of job hunting, explaining what matters and what doesn’t.” – The New York Times Book Review Gone are the days of polishing up your resume and sending it out at random. At every level today, you need to “lose the resume” in order to land the right job. In other words, you have to learn to tell a story about yourself that speaks to your competencies, purpose, passion, and values. Lose the Resume, Land the Job shares the new rules of engagement: How you must think, act, and present yourself so you can win. Based on inner exploration…
Author(s): Gary Burnison

4. Breaking Into the Game Industry: Advice for a Successful Career from Those Who Have Done It (2011)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate CollectionAspiring and professional game developers have a lot of questions: What should be in their portfolios? How do they make contacts? How do they negotiate salaries? How much do game designers make? What should they wear to interviews? In this fast-paced and humorous guide, the authors answer these questions and many more, including the ones you didn’t know to ask. BREAKING INTO THE GAME INDUSTRY: ADVICE FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER FROM THOSE WHO HAVE DONE IT, provides aspiring game developers the know-how and confidence they need to make it in the industry. Written in a unique and engaging…
Author(s): Brenda Brathwaite, Ian Schreiber

5. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success (Touchstone Books (Paperback)) (2012)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis classic bestseller is THE career-design bible for college graduates and midlife career-changers alike. Now fully revised and updated for the twenty-first century! Based on breakthrough techniques developed by Rockport Institute, an innovative and award-winning career-counseling network that has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, The Pathfinder offers invaluable advice and more than 100 self-tests and diagnostic tools that will help you choose an entirely new career—or view a current job from a new, more positive perspective. You’ll learn: Whether you’re a…
Author(s): Nicholas Lore

6. Career Development All-in-One For Dummies (2017)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate CollectionWant to get ahead in the workplace? Learn new skills and increase your visibility as a leader in your company with the help of this practical, hands-on guide to professional development. You’ll find new techniques for being a better leader, tips for writing better emails, rules for running more effective meetings, and much more. Plus, you’ll discover how to give presentations that will keep your audience engaged and learn to be a more mindful person. Combined from seven of the best For Dummies books on career development topics, Career Development All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop guide to taking…
Author(s): Consumer Dummies

7. ¿De que color es tu paracaidas? (Un manual practico para personas que buscan emp leo o un cambio de profesion) Edicion del 40 aniversario) (Spanish Edition) (2012)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate CollectionEl libro de búsqueda de empleo más vendido en el mundo. Diez millones de ejemplares vendidos. Éste no es el Paracaídas que leyó su padre, ni tampoco el que leyó su madre. Ambos se sorprenderían con los cambios. Por espacio de cuarenta años, las personas que buscan empleo o un cambio de profesión han recurrido al libro de búsqueda de empleo más popular del mundo, confiados en que cada edición les ofrecerá la información más actualizada sobre el mercado laboral y cómo encontrar un empleo…
Author(s): Richard N. Bolles

8. Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors, Second ed. (Great Jobs For… Series) (2005)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate CollectionIt isn’t always obvious what a chemistry major can offer to the workplace. But it does offer you valuable skills and training that can be applied to a wide range of careers. Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors helps you explore these possibilities….
Author(s): Mark Rowh

9. Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist: A Comprehensive Guide to Photo Shoots, Marketing, Business, Fashion, Wardrobe, Off Figure, Product, Prop, Room Sets, and Food Styling (Starting Your Career) (2012)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate CollectionHow to manage your business as an aspiring and working stylist, no matter your area of expertise.This invaluable career manual explores the numerous directions a career in photo styling can take. Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist prepares new and working stylists with in-depth information on food styling, fashion styling, and six other areas of specialization. Readers will also learn everything they need to know about practical aspects of the profession, including production, casting, location scouting, working with a photo crew, creating a portfolio, and marketing their work. Established stylists will benefit from…
Author(s): Susan Linnet Cox

10. Paralegal Career Guide (3rd Edition) (2001)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate CollectionFor paralegals….
Author(s): Chere B. Estrin

11. Winning Habits: 4 Secrets That Will Change the Rest of Your Life (2004)

 Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate CollectionWinning Habits is a powerful parable that identifies the four fundamental habits at the heart of success in business and in life–and shows exactly how readers can apply those habits in their own lives. The 4 secrets that will change the rest of readers' lives are: 1) Be first on, last off, and add extra value; 2) Never trade results for excuses; 3) Solve problems in advance; 4) Always make those around you look good. The book builds on the lessons and characters in Dick Lyles' bestselling Winning Ways to show readers how to make great things…
Author(s): Dick Lyles

Best Career Advice Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some career advice books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Leadership in Movement Disorders: Expert Advice and Crucial Career Moments

Author(s): Susanne A. Schneider, Cynthia Comella
ID: 2407404, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

The Ultimate Start-Up Guide: Marketing Lessons, War Stories, and Hard-Won Advice from Leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

Author(s): Tom Hogan, Carol Broadbent
ID: 1641819, Publisher: Career Press, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

The Aspiring Entrepreneurship Scholar: Strategies and Advice for a Successful Academic Career

Author(s): Dean A. Shepherd
ID: 1534523, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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