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Recommended Readings

In addition to online resources, we also have a handful of recommended readings from our career counselors.

Do What You Are by Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
Ever wonder how your personality is tied to finding the right job for you? Do What You Are provides insight into determining and verifying your personality type as well as identifying career fields that are common with your personality. Learn more about your work-related strengths and weaknesses while also understanding how to achieve successful results in your job search process by building off of your personality strengths.  This book is a must-read for anyone seeking more self-awareness and direction towards finding career satisfaction.

First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
Based on in-depth interviews of 80,000+ managers by the Gallup organization, learn more about the keys to being a successful manager, standing out as a leader in your organization, and how to enhance your managerial skills as you seek to move up the ranks within your company/organization.  This is a must-read for anyone aspiring to be an effective manager or to improve their leadership skills.

Guerrilla Marketing For Job Hunters 2.0: 1,0001 Unconventional Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job by Jay Conrad Levinson and David E. Perry
This book provides a lot of ideas for finding job leads, working with head hunters, leveraging social media in your job search and creating a personal brand. You can also utilize the “special features” of the book which include exercises to improve your employer research, networking and resume writing skills.

How to REALLY use LinkedIn by Jan Vermeiren
Widely regarded as the best networking site on the Internet, LinkedIn is becoming a critical part of any job search.  This book provides basic information on how to build your network on the LinkedIn site and it offers strategies to build the power and effectiveness of your LinkedIn network by joining groups, offering and earning recommendations, and more.

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It by Barbara Sher
If you are not happy in the job you have, but know a better life is out there waiting for you, this book is for you. Through a series of self-exploration exercises, you can discover your passion, then recognize and overcome barriers to pursuing the life you want. Whether you cannot identify your interests, have too many interests, are successful in something you hate, or think your interests are trivial or unattainable, this book offers encouragement and sound advice to help you conquer obstacles and create a life you will love.

The New Rules of the Job Search Game by Jackie Larson and Cheri Comstock
This resource offers sound advice to the highly motivated job seeker emphasizing the importance of making direct contact with people having hiring authority. Additionally, The New Rules of the Job Search Game explains techniques for phone conversations with possible employers as well as different strategies for identifying and researching companies worth pursuing.

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles
This indispensable resource is a complete handbook for people who are on a quest to find their mission in life.  The book explains the difference between the traditional and life-changing job search and helps you understand the importance of adequate reserves of energy and determination to do your job hunt.