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Top 4 Career books that work

Posted by Thao La on Mar 25, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Whether you are looking to find a job, switch into another field or just simply want to be more successful in your current career, then this article is for you. Here, we list 4 books recommended by Forbes magazine for people who are looking for the answer to their career life. The books are categorized into 2 parts: success strategies and job search.

Success Strategies

describe the imageSpringboard: Launching your personal search for success
Written by G. Richard Shell
Guide to define success, access your unique skills, and things you need to do to achieve your success.
Answers two questions: What is, for you, success? And how do you achieve it?

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describe the imageBefore Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieve Success, Sustain Happiness and Spread Positive Change
Written by Shawn Achor
It’s fresh, entertaining and based on compelling research. Technically not a career book, it reveals 5 actionable and proven strategies for changing your lens into positive one, helping you in your life-long career, as having a positive attitude is crucial in career and career search success. Master the strategies, renew your positivity, engagement and motivation and reach your fullest potential in things you do.

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Job Search

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Job Search with Social Media for Dummies
Written by Joshua Waldman
Intimidated or confused by Social Media? Then this is for you. Unlock the mysteries and learn the strategies to connect with potential employers. Waldman gives you a clear explanation of both Social Media basics and advanced strategies to gain the success in career and job. It also covers “must-know” topics, such as how to create an online profile / CV effectively, and how to build your personal brand and network.
When done, you should find yourself more confident when using social media and ready to answer employers calling you.

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describe the imageKnock ‘em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide
Written by Martin Yate
An updated edition every year with fresh and relevant content for your go-to job search. In this newest edition, Yate shares his proven and unique tactics for professional success, including: how-to create an effective resume; maximizing social network to get a job interview; turning job interviews into job offers, and negotiating the best salary. With various job advices, this will be a helpful career management guide.

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Read our next article to discover more books that can help you reinvent your own career.

Do you have any book that changes your career life? Share it in the comment box below. We would love to see what worked out for you.

                                                                                                 Credit: Nancy Collamer(Forbes)

Topics: Human resource, career orientation, career success, success strategies, job search

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