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Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & Ranked

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Career Guidance books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type (2014)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedDo What You Are — the time-honored classic that has already helped more than a million people find truly satisfying work — is now updated to include jobs in today’s hottest markets, including health services, education, and communications technology.With the global economy’s ups and downs, the advent of astonishing new technology, the migration to online work and study, and the ascendancy of mobile communication, so much has changed in the American workplace since this book’s fourth edition was published in 2007. What hasn’t changed is the power of Personality Type to help people achieve job satisfaction.This fifth…
Author(s): Paul D. Tieger , Barbara Barron, et al.

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

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedJeff 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 begin living for a larger purpose….
Author(s): Jeff Goins

3. Careers: The Graphic Guide to Planning Your Future (2015)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & Ranked“This is the prettiest, most well-organized, useful and up to date guide to careers that I have ever seen.” — Dick Bolles, author, What Color Is Your Parachute?It’s never too early for your teen or tween to start thinking about a career, and Careers is the perfect way to do it. Inspiring and imaginative as well as practical, Careers has charts and tables that help middle- and high-schoolers gauge interest about possible careers — it’s like having a personal college and career advisor by their side whenever they need it!Covering…
Author(s): DK

4. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions (2015)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedI am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it’s like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I’ve been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I’ve coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book. Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop…
Author(s): Gayle Laakmann McDowell

5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (2013)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedOne of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations across the world. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates his timeless wisdom, and encourages us to live a life of great and enduring purpose. #249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #17 in Business Leadership (Books) #12 in Business & Investing Skills #6 in Business Processes & Infrastructure Would…
Author(s): Stephen R. Covey

6. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2020: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (2019)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedWhat Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually with more than ten million copies sold. This newly streamlined edition features the latest resources, case studies, and perspectives on today’s job market, revealing surprising advice on what works—and what doesn’t—so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results. At its core is Richard N. Bolles’s famed Flower Exercise, a unique self-inventory that helps you design your career—and your life—around your key passions, transferable skills,…
Author(s): Richard N. Bolles

7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (2014)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedImagine you had a roadmap—a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans…they’re all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there. That’s what Sean Covey’s landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. Covey provides a simple approach…
Author(s): Sean Covey

8. How to Win Friends & Influence People (1998)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedYou can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your…
Author(s): Dale Carnegie

9. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (2018)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedThe daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines…
Author(s): Angela Duckworth

10. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (2018)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedIn today’s complex job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a changing economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work and which don’t. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking,…
Author(s): Richard N. Bolles

11. Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals (2015)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedUpdated to reflect the latest data in the field, the second edition of Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals remains the most comprehensive and accessible text for psychology majors available today. #325,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #240 in Psychology Education & Training (Books) #566 in Educational Psychology (Books) #3345 in Psychology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Jeffrey L. Helms, Daniel T. Rogers

12. Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning (Teen’s Guide to College and Career Planning) (2016)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedWith valuable input from teens, parents, and well-known experts, the knows how to talk to high school students about the important decisions for their plans after graduation. This user-friendly guide, with updated content by Justin Ross Muchnick (author of Peterson’s The Boarding School Survival Guide), enables busy students to focus on the right information for them. Whether teens are planning to head to: The is where they’ll find information on the options available and which ones may best suit their skills, needs and dreams. #154,647 in Books…
Author(s): Peterson’s

13. Exploring Future Options: A Career Development Curriculum for Middle School Students (2006)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedOffers teachers a curriculum that introduces middle school students to career development and teaches them the importance of planning for their future. In a series of 36 lesson plans that stress learning through activity, students gain self-knowledge, explore career and educational options, and begin basic career planning. A practical guide that links school to the ever-changing world of work by making education more relevant to future goals and helping students find direction in their lives. It teaches students how to make informed decisions and helps them develop a better…
Author(s): Nancy Perry, Zark Vanzandt

14. Career Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies (2019)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedCareer Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies illustrates the process, theories, and application of career development counseling through a series of rich case studies integrated throughout the text. Authors Jane L. Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad use this case study approach to highlight the similarities and differences between the featured theories, as well as to illustrate proper technique and application. The fully revised Fourth Edition reflects a major reorganization of foundational material to highlight the importance of ethical practice, updates to all theory chapters, and the addition…
Author(s): Jane L. Swanson, Nadya Fouad

15. Practical Strategies for Technical Communication (2015)

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & RankedIn Practical Strategies for Technical Communication, Mike Markel gives students the essentials they’ll need to communicate successfully in today’s workplace. The book offers concise and accessible yet thorough coverage of audience and purpose, research, style, and document design, and strategies for designing all of the major document types. For the second edition, Markel has worked with organizations to choose sample documents and annotate them with insights and advice from the employees who developed them. Throughout the text, a new set of engaging graphics provides visual…
Author(s): Mike Markel

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Career Guidance : A Handbook for Policy Makers.

Author(s): OECD
Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: Dec. 2004, Size: 563 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2148852

New perspectives on career counseling and guidance in Europe : Building careers in changing and diverse societies

Author(s): Valérie Cohen-Scali, Jerome Rossier, Laura Nota (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2153051

Narrative Interventions in Post-modern Guidance and Career Counseling: A Review of Case Studies and Innovative Qualitative Approaches

Author(s): Annamaria Di Fabio, Jean-Luc Bernaud
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311996

Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning across the Mediterranean: Challenging Transitions in South Europe and the MENA Region

Author(s): Ronald G. Sultana (eds.)
Publisher: SensePublishers, Year: 2017, Size: 29 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1700810

Career Guidance : a Handbook for Policy Makers (Greek version)

Author(s): OECD
Publisher: National Center For Vocational Orientation (EKEP), Greece, Year: 2009, Size: 364 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2170218

International Handbook of Career Guidance (Springer International Handbooks of Education)

Author(s): James A. Athanasou, R. Van Esbroeck
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 568039

International Handbook of Career Guidance

Author(s): Raoul Van Esbroeck, James A. Athanasou , James A. Athanasou, Raoul Van Esbroeck (eds.)
Publisher: Springer Netherlands, Year: 2008, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1025968

Evaluating career education and guidance

Author(s): Athanasou, James A.
Publisher: ACER Press, Year: 2007, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1610213

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, 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? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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