Career Books

  • What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters & Career Changers
    For nearly 30 years, What Color Is Your Parachute? has been the guiding light for those in pursuit of satisfying and fulfilling employment. Packed with time-tested advice, What Color Is Your Parachute? works as a good companion for those just starting out in the “real world” as well as for those who are thinking seriously about a career change.
  • The Complete Guide for Occupational Exploration: An Easy-To-Use Guide to Exploring over 12,000 Titles
    As anyone who’s gone on the job search knows the sheer abundance of the job titles can make it difficult to find the position that you’re looking for. Provides with completely revised information that reflects the latest job titles based on interests, experience, skills, and training, this book can super-change your search.
  • You’re Certifiable: The Alternative Career Guide to More Than 700 Certificate Programs, Trade Schools, and Job Opportunities
    700 paths to a job you love. Are you established in a career but feeling the need for a change? Interested in starting your own business and looking for an alternative to the more traditional enterprises? If you are searching for a different, soul-satisfying profession that offers more than just a paycheck, enrolling in a certification program could be the perfect first step to finding the job that is made for you. You’re Certifiable is packed with more than 700 ideas for alternative careers as well as all the information that you need to embark on your chosen field.
  • Department of Labor’s Occupational Handbook
    For hundreds of Jobs, this handbook tells you about training needed, earnings, expected job prospects, working conditions, and more. Great resource.
  • 202 High-Paying Jobs You Can Land without a College Degree
    Choose from 202 opportunities that can offer high income and long-term financial security.
  • Power Interviews: Job-Winning Tactics from Fortune 500 Recruiters
    Two experienced career counselors share their inside knowledge–and the expert advice of Fortune 500 recruiters–to offer the ultimate guide to successful interviewing. You will learn what interviewers are looking for and how to project the traits that can get you the job you want.
  • Welcome to the Real World: You’ve Got an Eduction, Now Get a Life!
    For every college graduate–this witty, smart, comprehensive survival guide makes sense out of the confusion called the Real World. This book gives you the answers you need to get your post-college life on track, from getting your first job, to renting an apartment, balancing the budget, paying back student loans, and haggling with car dealers.
  • Mondays Stink!
    Do you dread going to work every day? Has your career stalled? Have you lost all sense of satisfaction and challenge? Mondays Stink! engagingly describes 23 concrete ways in which you can revive your career and create the kind of work environment which energizes and excites you.
  • Just Promoted! How to Survive and Thrive in Your First 12 Months
    Tips, strategies, and practical advice for your crucial first year (Note: Although this book focuses on your first year in the workforce, it is an excellent resource and tool you can use at any level.) From moving in, to achieving an impact, to managing family and personal life, this book offers practical solutions to real problems, and shows how to avoid career-damaging pitfalls.
  • The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow
    Why do some people consistently inspire others to follow their lead? According to John C. Maxwell, author of 24 books and a regular speaker on the topic, it’s the “character qualities” they possess. In The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, Maxwell identifies these top traits as character, charisma, commitment, communication, competence, courage, discernment, focus, generosity, initiative, listening, passion, positive attitude, problem-solving, relationships, responsibility, security, self-discipline, servanthood, teachability, and vision–and then defines them in ways that readers can absorb and utilize.
  • Leadership by Rudolph W. Giuliana
    This highly anticipated book from New York’s once controversial, now beloved former mayor opens with a gripping account of Giuliani’s immediate reaction to the September 11 attacks, including a narrow escape from the original crisis command headquarters, and closes with the efforts to address the aftermath during his remaining four months in office. But, he argues, he did not suddenly become a great leader on September 11, and “had been doing [my] best to take on challenges my whole career.” The bulk of the book draws on his experiences as a corporate lawyer and U.S. attorney and then as mayor. The leadership principles he champions preparation, accountability and strong self-definition chief among them come as no surprise, but the stories he uses as examples are filled with vivid scenes and organized with a veteran trial lawyer’s flair for maximum effect.
  • Working Relationships: The Simple Truth About Getting Along With Friend and Foes at Work
    If you’ve been at loggerheads with a co-worker, calm down and read this. Bob Wall takes a close look at why the ubiquitous “personality problem” persists at work. His conclusions boil down to basics: Co-workers mix professional and personal relationships, confuse organizational roles and expectations, and simply clash due to dislike or incompatibility. He offers a number of familiar solutions to workplace conflict, advising you to pick your battles, agree to disagree and consider the possibility that you might be at fault. Not exactly rocket science, but Wall’s book is fresh, easy-to-read and reader-friendly.
  • 9 Steps to Financial Freedom
    In her nine-step program, Suze Orman covers the ingredients to financial success–confronting our beliefs and fears, learning the nuts and bolts (and insiders secrets!) of savvy management, and finding the spiritual trust that leads to abundance.
  • Living Without Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life
    Procrastination is a problem that can be difficult to solve: use this interactive workbook to address the issues, helping you understand why you procrastinate and how to stop. Examples, self-assessment exercises, and tips on how to change are included.
  • Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life
    In Organizing from the Inside Out, author Julie Morgenstern used three main strategies to whip a living space or office into shape: “analyze, strategize, attack.” Using the same system, Morgenstern now shows readers how to get rid of chaotic schedules in order to live more comfortable and productive lives.
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
    Dynamic and inspirational, FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY is filled with concrete techniques to turn passivity into asssertiveness. Dr. Susan Jeffers, teaches you how to stop negative thinking patterns and reeducate your mind to think more positively. You will learn: the vital 10-Step Positive Thinking Process; how to risk a little every day; how to turn every decision into a “No-Lose” situation, and much more.
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