Books & Websites

Here you will find career-related books and websites that can help you to get clear on your career path, in your job search strategy, networking, and other areas related to careers.

 

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Release Your Brilliance: The Four Steps to Transforming Your Life and Revealing Your Genius to the World, by Simon Bailey (2008). New York, NY: HarperCollins

From Average to Awesome: Lessons for Liviing an Extraordinary Life, by Jim Smith, Jr. (2008). Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press

Goal Setting: How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals, by Susan B. Wilson and Michael S. Dobson (2008). New York, NY: AMACOM

Smarts: Are We Hardwired for Success? by Chuck Martin, Peg Dawon, Ed. D., and Richard Guare, Ph. D. (2007). New York, NY: AMACOM

Reinvention: How to Make the Rest of Your Life Your Best Life, by Brian Tracy (2009). New York, NY: AMACOM

The Power of Positive Attitude: Discovering the Key to Success, by Roger Fritz (2008). New York, NY: AMACOM

Your Personal Renaissance: 12 Steps to Finding YourLife’s True Calling, by Diane Dreher 2008). Philadephia, PA: Da Capo Press, Perseus Books Group

The Greatness Guide (Powerful Secrets for Getting to World Class), by Robin Sharma (2006). New York, NY: Harper Collins

CAREER EXPLORATION AND DECISION MAKING

150 Great Tech Prep Careers, Second Edition (2009). New York, NY: Ferguson Publishing

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 14th Edition (2008). New York, NY: Ferguson Publishing

Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry, by Allan Taylor and James Robert Parish (2008). New York, NY: Ferguson Publishing

Top Careers in Two Years: Health Care, Medicine and Science, by Deborah Porterfield (2008). New York, NY: Ferguson Publishing

Real World Careers: Why College is Not the Only Path to Becoming Rich, by Betsy Cummings (2007). New York, NY: Warner Business Books

Be A Sales Superstar: 21 Great Ways to Sell More, Faster, Easier in Tough Markets, by Brian Tracy (2002). San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

The Top 100: The Fastest-Growing Careers for the 21st Century, 4th Edition (2008). New York, NY:  Ferguson Publishing

The Career Chronicles: An Insider’s Guide to What Jobs are Really Like.  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from over 750 Professionals, by Michael Gregory (2008). Novato, CA: New World Library

Discovering Careers for Your Future: Computers, Second Edition (2008). New York, NY: Ferguson Publishing

Professional Practice 101: Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture, by Andrew Pressman (2006). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons

SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES

What Color is Your Parachute? 2009: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, by Richard Nelson Bolles (2009). Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press

Job Search Bloopers: Every Mistake You Can Make on the Road to Career Suicide…and How to Avoid Them, by Laura DeCarlo and Susan Guarneri (2008). Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press

Career Game Championship…and how to win, by Larry J. Linden with Joseph Parker (2008). Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing

The Career Coward’s Guide to Job Searching: Sensible Strategies for Overcoming Job Search Fears, by Katy Piotrowski (2009). Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works

Job Search: The Total System. Achieve Your Better Job…Better Pay…Better Life!, by Kenneth M. Dawson and Sheryl N. Dawson (2008). Houston, TX: Total Career Resources

Job Search Navigator: Preparing for Your Voyage, Charting Your Course and Sailing Away, revised by Linda A. Henderson and Martha D. Adamson

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS THAT GET RESULTS

The Career Coward’s Guide to Resumes: Sensible Strategies for Overcoming  Job Search Fears, by Katy Piotrowski (2008). Indianapolis, IN: JIS T Works

Expert Resumes for Baby Boomers, by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark (2007). Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works

30-Minute Resume Makeover: Rev up your old resume in half and hour, by Louise Kursmark (2008). Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works

Top Notch Executive Resumes: Creating Flawless Resumes for Managers, Executives, and CEO’s, by Katharine Hansen (2008). Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press

Portfolio Power: The Most Effective Way to Showcase your skills and Experience, 4th Edition, by Martin Kimeldorf (2008). Tumwater, WA: SearchInc Press

Expert Resumes for Engineers, by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark (2009). Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works

Best Keywords for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, by Wendy S. Enelow (2003). Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications

Resumes for the Rest of Us: Secrets from the Pros for Job Seekers With Unconventional Career Paths, by Arnold Boldt (2008). Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press

CAREERS FOR DIFFERENT LIFE STAGES

Boomers Job Search Guide: You’re Not Old You’re Experienced, by Saundra Marling & Jill Pfaff Waterbury (2008). boomerjobsearch.net

Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage Generation Y, by Bruce Tulgan (2009). San Francisco, CA: Josesey-Bass

The Joy of Retirement: Finding Happiness,  Freedom, and the Life You’ve Always Wanted, by David C. Borchard with Patricia A. Donohoe (2008).  New Yor, NY: AMACOM

Working Longer: New Strategies for Managing, Training, and Retaining Older Employees, by William J. Rothwell, Harvey L. Sterns, Diane Spokus, and Joel M. Reaser (2008).  New York, NY: AMACOM

Generations at Work (Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace), by Ron Zemke, Claire Raines, Bob Filipczak (2000). New York, NY: AMACOM

Return of the Boomers, a Leader’s Guide: Crossing the Bridge to the Future with the Help of the Mature Workforce, by Carleen MacKay, Phil Newbold, and Brad Taft (2009). Scottsdale, AZ: Cambridge Media

Igniting Gen B and Gen V: The New rules of Engagement for Boomers, Veterans, and Other Long-Termers on the Job, by Nancy S. Ahlrichs (2007). Mountain View, CA: Davies-Blake Publishing

CAREERS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

The Christian’s Career Journey: Finding the Job God Designed for You, by Susan Britton Whitcomb (2008). Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works

Winning Letters that Overcome Barriers to Employment: 12 Quick and Easy Steps to Land Job Interviews, by Daniel Porot and Frances Bolles Haynes (2006). Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications

Pitch Like a Girl: How a Woman Can Be Herself and Still Succeed, by Ronna Lichtenberg (2005). New York, NY: Rodale Books

Overcoming Barriers to Employment: 127 Great Tips for Putting Red Flags Behind You, by Ron and Caryl Krannich (2006). Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications

Birthing the Elephant – the Womans Go-For-It! Guide to Overcoming the Big Challenges of Launching a Business, by Karin Abarbanel and Bruce Freeman (2008). Berkely, CA: Ten Speed Press

Asperberger Syndrome and Employment: A Personal Guide to Succeeding at Work, by Nick Dubin featuring Gail Hawkins (2007).  London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Successful Introvert: How to Enhance Your Job Search and Advance Your Career, by Wendy Goldberg (2008). Cupertino, CA: HappyAbout.info

CAREERS FOR TEENS AND RECENT GRADUATES

 Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Talking, Second Edition, by Diane Lindsey Reeves with Lindsey Clasen (2007). New York, NY: Ferguson Publishing

College Majors & Careers: A Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning, by Paul Phifer (2009). New York, NY: Ferguson Publishing

A Fork in the Road: A Career Planning Guide for Young Adults, by Susan Maltz & Barbara Grahn (2003). Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications

Great Careers with a High School Diploma, (2008). New York, NY: Infobase Publishing

The Virtual Apprenticeship Series, (2008). New York, NY: Ferguson Publishing

 

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