So, you are looking for a new job? Maybe you are tired of what you were doing and looking to start something new? Or perhaps you are fresh out of school and trying to get your career started? Then again, maybe you are a seasoned worker, one who is looking to climb their way up the corporate later.
You know what, it doesn’t really matter the reason WHY you want the job, all the matters to you is HOW to get the job. And while a quick Google search will likely provide you with thousands of tips and tricks on how land a job, we thought we’d do the heavy lifting for you and go a little old school, by recommending 3 books that are sure to give you the edge in landing your next big (or even first) role.
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers By Richard N. Bolles
Where to begin on how great this book is. Should we start with the fact that it is updated annually so that you only get the latest and greatest information? Or maybe the fact that it is jam-packed with proven tips, all thoughtfully laid out, on how to write show-stopping resumes and cover letters? I know, it is because it expertly coaches you on effective networking, confident interviewing, and the best salary negotiating I’ve ever come across. And that is only scratching the surface of what is inside this gem of a book.
The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster By Steve Dalton
Technology is a beautiful thing. Not only is it what brought you here but it is also what is going to help you land your new job. Aside from going to a staffing agency, your best resource for finding a job is your computer, and this book will tell you how to sift through the vast internet and secure that interview faster. No vague tips here, Dalton tells you precisely what to do and how to do it.
How to Win Friends & Influence People By Dale Carnegie
It would be impossible to have a list of books that can help you get a job and not have this timeless classic. Published back in 1936 and just as relevant today as it was then, How to Win Friends & Influence People dives into six proven ways to make people like you and twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll even learn nine ways to change people peoples minds without causing them to resent you. This book is easily one of the most famous books used in the world of business and the fact that it still endures today is a testament to how good it really is.
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