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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?

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,…
Author(s): Paul D. Tieger , Barbara Barron, et al.

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.
Author(s): Jeff Goins

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.
Author(s): DK

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.
Author(s): Gayle Laakmann McDowell

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.
Author(s): Stephen R. Covey

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.
Author(s): Richard N. Bolles

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.
Author(s): Sean Covey

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.
Author(s): Dale Carnegie

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.
Author(s): Angela Duckworth

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.
Author(s): Richard N. Bolles

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

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.
Author(s): Peterson’s

Exploring Future Options: A Career 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.
Author(s): Nancy Perry, Zark Vanzandt

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.
Author(s): Jane L. Swanson, Nadya Fouad

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.
Author(s): Mike Markel

Best Career Guidance Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Career Guidance : A Handbook for Policy Makers.

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

International Perspectives on Research in Educational and Career Guidance: Promoting Equity Through Guidance

Author(s): Beatriz Malik-Liévano, Beatriz Álvarez-González, María Fe Sánchez-García, Barrie A. Irving
ID: 2820963, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Women Leaders in School Psychology: Career Retrospectives and Guidance

Author(s): Carol S. Lidz
ID: 2614125, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

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