Summary: Who knew that reading a book could help you feel inspired and rejuvenated to get out there and tackle the job market?
The job search can be a challenge for anyone. Sifting through listings to find ones that match your criteria and qualifications take time and energy. Read one or all of these nine books to find the inspiration and energy you need to find a new job.
- The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance-What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. This book helps rebuild the lost confidence brought on by unemployment. Find what you need to be more confident, a risk taker, and less concerned with perfection.
- How to Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran. Read this story about a young girl setting out on a mission to rebuild herself.
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Take this actor’s training in improv and use it in your job search.
- What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles. This job-search guide is a must read for those searching for a job.
- A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. This collection of essays is great for women fresh out of college or not.
- How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric. This guide was listed as of the Best Books of 2013 for its enriching and thoughtful approach to job searching.
- The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay. You can only imagine what there is to learn from a clinical psychologist in relation to how your career affects your future.
- How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid. Structured as a self-help book, this literary novel explores a man journey from a poor child to a corporate tycoon.
- Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion. This collection of essays are powerful, self-assured, and heartfelt.
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