As you start to take on the new year, it's a great time to set your goals of what you want to learn and achieve this year. One way to get motivated is to find a top book that not only provides you with helpful information, but will also inspire you in your career.
We've previously shared seven excellent books that can help you with your professional growth and advancement. With so many books on these types of subjects published, we thought it was necessary to show you seven more! Take a look at the following books that provide powerful insights and materials that will assist you on your career path.
1. The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career, by Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew
The process of searching for a job and getting hired has changed. People aren’t staying in the same job as long, technological advances have created new roles, and employers aren’t finding applicants like they have in the past. This book, written by the founders of the career website TheMuse.com, provides you with a helpful guide to this new modern workplace and how you can succeed in it.
Regardless where you are in your career or job search, it’s crucial to always work on improving yourself. This book is compiled of industry leaders who show you how you can maximize your potential by stepping outside of your comfort zone and learning new skills. The advice provided will also guide you in how to navigate your own career and learn what success truly means to you.
Are you looking for inspiration to switch jobs or change career paths? In this book, Jenny Blake will show you how you can make that pivot into a new career. She speaks from personal experiences and provides you with strategies that will lead you as you take on a new chapter. Reading this book will also give you a better sense of what you want to get out of your job and which priorities matter most to you.
Throughout our professional careers, we will face a number of different challenges and worry about how we handled them. In this book, Amy Cuddy demonstrates how you can access your “personal power” in order to reduce your stress about these types of situations so we can perform our best. This way you can face any challenge head on and leave them satisfied with the decisions you’ve made.
Have you ever wondered about what captivates us? In his book, Ben Parr explains how attention works, and what actually keeps people fascinated by a subject or topic. Learning how to retain the attention of those around you, whether it be your coworkers, customers, or friends, will allow you to rise above the crowd. The skills you can learn from this book will not only help you in your job search, but will also give you practical advice to succeed in your career.
Discovering you career passion isn’t easy, but this book can help you on this path to determine what you’re true calling is. Jeff Goins uses a number of personal experiences and captivating research to show readers how they can find a role that fills your personal and professional needs. Whether you are just starting your career or are looking for your next move, this book will inspire you to discover what you truly want to do.
There are a number of successful people from history that we can learn from. Ryan Holiday showcases a variety of individuals, from Amelia Earhart to Steve Jobs, who faced challenges in their lives and transformed them into opportunities. Regardless of what type of job you have or which industry you work in, there will always be challenges to face. This book provides you with lessons and strategies to take control of those situations that come our way and turn them into advantages.
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