Let’s be real… job-hunting sucks. It wasn’t fun back in high school, and it’s even worse now that we actually have some skin in the game...plus its a lot more difficult than just harassing restaurant managers and store owners to see if they're hiring.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite picks that are sure to help you out no matter what stage of the process you're at!
Getting in the Right Mindset: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
This book is truly a blessing—plus, let’s be real, it looks very cute on our nightstands. A feel-good read centered around believing in yourself, You Are a Badass is stuffed with tokens of wisdom: many of which we already know, but it challenges you to actually apply them. This is the ideal book to get you in a positive mindset to start out on your hunt, because it encourages us to have the confidence in ourselves to aim high and exceed all expectations.
Climbing Out of a Rut: Pivot by Jenny Blake
Pivot was written to an audience of professionals who are looking to make a career change: to a new role, at a different company, or even to a completely other industry. It challenges not to let fear of failure deter us from having a truly fulfilling career, and to break free from the carefully-molded plan of what we think we should be doing, and do what we want.
Job Hunting Workbook: What Color is your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles
Have you been out of the job-hunt game for a while? Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of opportunities out there and don’t know where to begin? If you answered yes to either of those, What Color is your Parachute? will be your bible in navigating the ever-changing ways we look for jobs. It’s all-encompassing and has more information about the art of finding the perfect job than any one person could ever need to know.
Getting-The-Job 101: The New Rules of Work by Alexandra Cavoulacos & Kathryn Minshew
The New Rules of Work has been a guide to me for nearly a year now. It’s resources are not just restricted to job-hunting, and include help with resume-building, interview prep, and building your professional brand. It should come as no surprise that the authors of The Muse are the ones that put out such a conclusive guide to navigating the work place, and I cannot recommend this book enough to everyone, regardless of current work-situation.
Am I missing some crucial titles from the list? Have you had any experience using the tactics in some of these books? Be sure to comment your thoughts below!