6 Books to Read During Your Job Search
Part of a successful job search is to stay in the right mindset. Job searching can be exhausting and if you’re new to job hunting, then you may also be feeling a little lost. Luckily books can be a great form of guidance. These books will keep you feeling motivated confident during the search, and will come in handy during those moments when you’re feeling discouraged.
Leave Your Mark, written by the global fashion communications executive at Donna Karan, also known as DKNY PR Girl who changed the way companies use Twitter, tells her story and experience in the workplace. Aliza offers advice and inspiration for those in search of landing their dream job to really make an impact in their chosen field. It’s a fun read with page-turning stories, that yes, actually did happen in the world of fashion.
Whether you’re ready for your next career move or your interviewing for your first job, this book written by Lauren aka The Intern Queen, will guide you through the process. Lauren teaches you the balance between making practical choices and taking risks so that you can take the steps needed to step into your Dream Career.
#GIRLBOSS is less about fashion and more about taking risks and following your passions. Sophia shares her story on how she went from job to job trying to uncover what it was that inspired her. She wasn’t afraid to make life changes if it meant that she’d be doing something that lit her up and motivated her to work hard. With this approach to career and life, Sophia created NastyGal, a $100 million fashion retailer that now employs over 350 employees.
What Color is Your Parachute has been one of the most sought out career guidance books for decades. If you’re worried that a book that has been published over this long of time won’t be relevant to your search today, don’t worry. Each year this book is updated so that it is relevant to the times. The book walks you through cover letters and resumes as well as networking and negotiating your salary.
If you’re looking for motivation and inspiration, Outliers will help you get there through the story of success. Author Malcolm Gladwell walks you through what it takes for people to maximize their potential so that they actually do reach the success that they’re aiming for.
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be creative, you might still be looking for something that inspires you and allows you to be innovative. Creative Confidence identifies how you can tap into your inner creative even if you don’t consider yourself one in the traditional sense. By tapping into your creativity, you’ll become a better problem solver and critical thinker - something that hiring managers look for regardless of the industry or job title.