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Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for the best Career Planning books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

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

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should Read“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 more than 400 jobs in fields that…
Author(s): DK

2. Career Development and Planning: A Comprehensive Approach (2017)

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should ReadCareer development and planning book. Like new only used it for one semester. #112,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #33 in Career Development Counseling #36 in Vocational Guidance (Books) #111 in Education Counseling Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Robert Reardon, Janet Lenz, et al.

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

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should ReadDo 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…
Author(s): Paul D. Tieger , Barbara Barron, et al.

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

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should ReadWith 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 (See Top 100 in Books)…
Author(s): Peterson’s

5. Guide to Fashion Career Planning: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card (2016)

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should ReadGuide to Fashion Career Planning, Planning: Job Search, Résumés, and Strategies for Success, 2nd Edition, helps both students and individuals interested in entering the fashion industry prepare for successful careers – from self-assessment and goal setting all to landing the first job. This book presents a seamless and comprehensive approach to everything needed for professional and career development including résumé writing, interviewing, job search strategies, internships and portfolios for fashion design, merchandising or retail…
Author(s): V. Ann Paulins, Julie L. Hillery

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

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should Read“‘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 drawn…
Author(s): Gary Burnison

7. What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job (2015)

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should ReadNo idea what you want to be? No worries! This fun, rewarding guide draws on the time-tested principles of the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? to help you discover your passions, skills, and potential college majors and dream jobs.  Why now? Because when you identify your interests and passions early, you can make informed decisions on what additional schooling (and tuition debt) makes sense for your chosen field.  With fresh updates on the specific challenges of today’s job-market, this new edition features activities and advice on information interviewing,…
Author(s): Carol Christen, Richard N. Bolles

8. Hired! The Job Hunting and Career Planning Guide (4th Edition) (2010)

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should ReadThis goal-oriented text shows you that career choice is not a single event but a life-long process.  You are in charge of your career and your success.  ! helps you discover your own career philosophy.  This book will walk you through discovering your authentic self, creating opportunities, selling your talents, and balancing your career and personal life.  Students and career seekers alike are taught how to develop an ongoing, flexible portfolio of information about themselves and their work to prepare them for satisfying and productive lives in…
Author(s): Stebleton Ph. D., Michael, Michael Henle

9. I Inc.: Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship (2017)

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should ReadI Inc.: Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship teaches students how to market themselves effectively in today's competitive professional environment. Students begin to truly understand their personal interests, develop a plan that enables them to market those interests, and then launch their careers.  Students learn the critical distinction between searching for a job and developing a successful career strategy. They acquire the skills required to become entrepreneurs of their professional lives regardless of where or in what field they may choose to work.  While initially developed for students in business…
Author(s): Mike Callahan

10. Career Mapping: Planning Your Career on Purpose (2018)

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should ReadDo you know where you going professionally?The saying that if you fail to plan you are planning to fail is particularly true for your career. If you don’t like the direction your career has gone, a lack of a solid career plan is to blame. Maybe you never gave a career plan any thought before now. It’s never too late to put your career on track and finally enjoy the dreams you had in store for yourself. You can create the kind of career plan that takes into account job promotions, more responsibility or even a career change. Written as a workbook, you will…
Author(s): Dorothy Tannahill-Moran

11. Training for Life: A Practical Guide to Career and Life Planning (2009)

 Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should ReadActive involvement in establishing your career and life plans leads to greater happiness, satisfaction, and a sense of control over the direction of your life.Training for Life takes a personal approach to help you develop your career and life objectives. Taking an active role in career planning is important for you to grow and flourish not only in your career, but also in your life. This book integrates career and lifestyle, taking you through both traditional and non-traditional career planning topics such as: Enjoy the process this book takes you through as you achieve and maintain a rewarding career…

Best Career Planning Books Everyone Should Read

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 planning 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.

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

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

I Inc.: Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship

Author(s): Mike Callahan
ID: 2171313, Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Career Planning for Everyone in the NHS: the Toolkit

Author(s): Chambers, Ruth
ID: 1628383, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2016, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

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

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