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The Best Books Every Job Seeker Should Read

Technology continues to make life easier than ever, but at what price? Studies continue to show that people are reading fewer books every year. Newspapers and magazines are facing declining circulations because everything can be accessed with a click. People are going online instead of to print when they need help with anything in life.

This proves true in the job search. When you decide to look for something new, you might read articles (maybe like this one), detailing what you need to know to stand out and get hired fast. While these short snippets are good for quick reads, you could be missing the valuable insight still found in traditional books. Go against the trends and consider reading one or more of these books designed for the job seeker.

What Color is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters, by Richard N. Bolles

This book tops many lists because of the practical and applicable advice is provides job seekers about the current market. It’s updated annually to ensure the best insight for those considering or currently making a change.

How to Stress Less: Simple Ways to Stop Worrying and Take Control of Your Future, by Benjamin Bonetti

Whether you’re stressed about your current job or overwhelmed with the job search, this book can help you move past and remain steady even as your situation spirals.

Moving the Needle: Get Clear, Get Free and Get Going in Your Career, by Joe Sweeney

The longer you spend in the job search, the more discouraged you can become. Sweeney’s book is designed to help you keep moving even when you feel stuck by charting your path and establishing a plan.

Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, by Lindsey Pollak

The transition from college to the real world can be jarring. Graduates look back fondly on their most stressful day of school compared to trying to make it on their own. This novel will help them make the transition successfully.

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