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Description: Looking to start your career? Pivot to a new one? Get out of a work funk? Check out these books to jump start your next move in your career. #general

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The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention

by Pamela Mitchell

Reinvention is the key to success in these volatile times—and Pamela Mitchell holds the key to reinvention!

In The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention, America's Reinvention Coach Pamela Mitchell offers every tool readers need to navigate the full arc of career change. Part I introduces the Reinvention Mindset, with what you need to know to be prepared mentally to get started. In Part II, you read the real-life stories of ten individuals who successfully made the leap to new and unexpected careers, using the 10 laws:

  • The 1st Law: It Starts With a Vision for Your Life
  • The 2nd Law: Your Body Is Your Best Guide
  • The 3rd Law: Progress Begins When You Stop Making Excuses
  • The 4th Law: What You Seek is on the Road Less Traveled
  • The 5th Law: You’ve Got the Tools in Your Toolbox
  • The 6th Law: Your Reinvention Board is Your Lifeline
  • The 7th Law: Only a Native Can Give You the Inside Scoop
  • The 8th Law: They Won't "Get" You Until You Speak Their Language
  • The 9th Law: It Takes the Time That it Takes
  • The 10th Law: The World Buys Into an Aura of Success
  • Each story is followed by an in-depth lesson that explains how to adapt these laws to your own career goals, and what actions and precautions to take. The lessons answer all your tactical concerns about navigating the roadblocks, getting traction and managing your fears. The final section provides workbook exercises for fine-tuning your reinvention strategies for maximum results.

    Clear-headed, calming, practical, and thorough, this is the ideal action plan for getting through any career crisis and ending up securely in the lifestyle you've always dreamed of having.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change


    by Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond

    Gold Medal Winner, Success and Motivation, 2011 Axiom Business Book Awards. Insight from leaders who experienced major setbacks and redefined success.

    In tough economic times, when careers are derailed and leaders are forced to rewrite their professional plans, this book enlightens and uplifts. Comebacks features an all-star cast of ten leaders who endured setbacks-for some a public fall in the midst of media scrutiny-then reassessed and moved ahead with new purpose. Based on revealing interviews, the book presents a behind-the–headlines glimpse into the lives of leaders; how they drew upon resources, both internal and external, to move on; and the lessons that helped them redefine success. Leaders profiled include:

  • Jacques Nasser, former CEO of Ford Motor Co., recently appointed Chairman of BHP Billiton, the world's largest natural resources company
  • Patricia Dunn, former Chair of Hewlett-Packard, vilified for her alleged role in corporate espionage only to be exonerated from all charges, today active in philanthropy
  • Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan), Herbert "Pug" Winokur (Enron Corp.), David Neeleman (JetBlue), and more
  • Redmond, a top executive recruiter, and Crisafulli, author of The House of Dimon, show how all leaders face adversity, but true leaders turn adversity into success.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    The Comeback

    by Cheryl Casone

    Karyn never intended to work full time again after leaving to raise her two children. But seven years later, when a divorce seemed imminent, she went job-hunting -- only to find that getting back was as daunting as climbing Mt. Everest. With no resume, no current contacts, and no transferable skills for the jobs she was applying to, Karyn didn’t even know where to start.

    Countless women face situations like this every day, with little or no guidance. They’re told to “lean in” and lobby for more sympathetic workplaces, but none of that solves the immediate practical problem: “I need a job. Now.”

    Fortunately, career expert and Fox Business anchor Cheryl Casone has written a comprehensive guide to making the comeback. After interviewing hundreds of women who are willing to share both their successes and their mistakes, Casone offers a one-stop shop for moms at every stage of the process. This is the perfect book if you’re….

  • Pregnant and wondering how to take an extended maternity leave without losing your contacts and momentum.
  • Trying to stay connected and relevant in your field while you’re away.
  • Planning the timing of your comeback
  • Thinking about what to say in interviews about the gaps in your resume.
  • Looking for creative alternatives if your former career just isn’t possible anymore.
  • Struggling with prejudice against working moms.
  • The many real-life stories in this book (including Karyn’s) prove that with a smart strategy and some determination, almost any mom can make a successful comeback. In the process she can improve her standard of living, her self-esteem, and probably also the well-being of her kids.

    As Casone writes, “No matter who you are, no matter why change comes into your life, I hope this book will help you to do what my mom did: to stare that change in the face and say with confidence, ‘Bring it!’”

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Career Comeback

    by Lisa Johnson Mandell

    Unfortunately, getting older can be a career killer. That's what entertainment journalist Lisa Johnson Mandell discovered when she sent out a resume that made her sound like an aged veteran. Her new career makeover guide-expanded from theWall Street Journalarticle about revamping her "older" image to land her dream job-acknowledges that experience matters, but looking and acting up-to-date matter just as much. Mandell provides ten strategies for putting a youthful spin on resumes, Web pages, and personal presentation. Looking young and staying technologically current is crucial to competing in an increasingly tough job market. THE COMPLETE CAREER MAKEOVER offers the ultimate makeover to-do list: From "botoxing" your resume by deleting dates and early jobs, tech-savvy tricks for starting and improving your website or blog and online networking, to updating your wardrobe, Mandell shares the secrets that will get mid-career job seekers noticed and on the payroll.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change


    by Jenny Blake

    Jenny Blake, author of Life After College and former career development program manager at Google, reveals how to methodically make your next career move by doubling down on what is already working.

    Careers are not linear, predictable ladders any longer; they are fluid trajectories. No matter our age, life stage, bank account balance, or seniority, we are all being asked to navigate career changes much more frequently than in years past. The average employee tenure in America is just four to five years, and even those roles change dramatically within that time. Our economy now demands that we create businesses and careers based on creativity, growth, and impact. In this dynamic world of work, the only move that matters is your next one.

    Drawing from her own experience and those of other successful pivoters, Jenny Blake has created a four-stage process that teaches anyone how to seamlessly and continually:

  • Double-down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences
  • Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to analysis-paralysis and compare-and-despair
  • Run small experiments to determine next steps
  • Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction
  • This book is for anyone searching for an answer to the question, "What's next?"

    Whether you have hit a plateau in your perfect-on-paper job, are considering taking on a new role in your current job, are thinking about starting your own business, or you want to move into a new industry altogether, one thing remains clear: your career success depends on your ability to determine your next best move.

    If change is the only constant, let's get better at it.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    The Pathfinder

    by Nicholas Lore


    Or is the work you once enjoyed now just a way to pay the bills? Perhaps you're even doubting your career choice altogether. Let The Pathfinder guide you to a more engaging, fulfilling work life. Based on breakthrough techniques developed by Rockport Institute, an innovative and award-winning career-counseling network that has changed the lives of over 10,000 people, The Pathfinder offers invaluable advice and more than 100 self-tests and diagnostic tools that will help you choose an entirely new career -- or view a current job from a new, more positive perspective. You'll learn:

  • How to design your new career direction step by step so that it fits your talents, personality, needs, goals, values, and is, at the same time, practical and attainable
  • How to deal successfully with the "yeah but" voices in your head that keep you going back to the same old ill-fitting job, day after day
  • How to land the perfect job in your new field, plus tips on writing a really exceptional résumé, personal marketing, and networking (even for those who hate to network)
  • Whether you're a seasoned professional in search of a career change or a beginner just entering the working world, you want to make the right choices from the beginning. No matter where you are in your journey, if you want work to be more of a dance than a drag, The Pathfinder will expertly coach you through the process of designing a career you will love.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Strategies for Successful Career Change

    by Martha E. Mangelsdorf

    Are you ready for a change?

    Whether you’re seeking a more fulfilling job or rethinking your career goals after a layoff, the questions you face are crucial. In Strategies for Successful Career Change, seasoned business and career journalist Martha E. Mangelsdorf distills lessons from a diverse group of people who have made the leap and landed on their feet. To help you navigate the challenges, pitfalls, and rewards of career transition, this book will show you how to:

  • Align your professional life with your personal goals
  • Identify your transferable skills, strengths, and constraints
  • Explore possible new careers in low-risk ways
  • Change careers while still paying the bills
  • You’ll assess your current work life and aspirations, while taking into account logistical realities such as finances, health insurance, and family obligations. Through exercises, resources, and inspiring stories from successful career-changers, this supportive and empowering guide will help you find your very best next work life.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Now is the Time to Do What You Love

    by Nancy Whitney-Reiter

    Millions of people hate their jobs. Nancy Whitney Reiter used to be one of them. After finding herself in the lobby of the World Trade Center on 9/11—and getting out safely—she quit. She spent a year traveling the world, figuring out who she really was and what she really wanted to do.

    In this book, Reiter distills all she learned rebuilding her life in a practical, proactive approach you can use to make the same changes in your own life. After transforming the lives of hundreds of unhappy clients (and her own), she has truly perfected the art of personalizing her three-part system to meet the needs of every individual. You don’t have to travel the world or have a lot of resources; with Reiter’s unique comprehensive system—which recognizes you as an individual with unique circumstances—you can customize your career path to accommodate virtually any dream, regardless of budget.

    Complete with checklists, quizzes, worksheets, and contributors’ success stories, you will find the advice and answers you need to embark on a new career tailored to your personal and professional goals. Whether a recent graduate, antsy thirty-something, or unfulfilled Baby Boomer, you have the guidebook necessary to make one of the biggest—and best!—decisions of your life.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Career Choices and Changes

    by Mindy Bingham and Sandy Stryker

    From best-selling authors with over 2 million books in print, this new edition of Career Choices and Changes updates and enhances the earlier expert-applauded versions to address the realities of the 21st-century workplace. Career Choices and Changes is unique because:

  • It provides a step-by-step workbook/journal format to help the reader discover for themselves the careers that will match their passions, lifestyle aspirations, skills, and aptitudes.
  • It promotes learning through questioning rather than through the didactic copy of traditional books, empowering the reader to consider and contemplate their own unique qualities and desires.
  • It introduces a process for career and lifestyle decision-making that can be used over and over again, thereby empowering the reader to productively navigate through a lifetime of workplace and personal change.
  • Combined with the optional My10yearPlan.com the learner comes away with a comprehensive planned portfolio to help chart their course for the life-long learning that change necessitates.
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Operation Job Search

    by John Weiss

    Operation Job Search is the ultimate guide for US military veterans seeking employment after discharge.

    It provides information about the civilian workforce, rubrics for navigating one's career, and a list of essential resources to consult during the job search. Also included are sections dedicated specifically to suggestions and resources available to female veterans. Weiss explains that hiring managers and human resources directors hire veterans who make the effort to build a professional relationship.

    He discusses the importance of leaving the house and meeting employers at venues such as job fairs, trade shows, office parks, and even Starbucks. Weiss offers practical instructions and crucial tips, such as: Establish an operations center (home office) for job hunting Don't be afraid to make cold calls Dress appropriately for job interviews and practice communicating in civilian-speak, not military jargon Target military-friendly companies that value the skills of returning military personnel If you are a US military veteran searching for a job, Operation Job Search will guide you every step of the way--from translating your skills into civilian-speak to negotiating your contract.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Working Identity

    by Herminia Ibarra

    Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just plain unhappy with what we're doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, white-knuckled, to the years of time and effort we've invested in our current profession.

    In this powerful book, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything we've learned from "career experts." While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of "possible selves" we might become.

    Based on her in-depth research on professionals and managers in transition, Ibarra outlines an active process of career reinvention that leverages three ways of "working identity": experimenting with new professional activities, interacting in new networks of people, and making sense of what is happening to us in light of emerging possibilities.

    Through engrossing stories from a literature professor turned stockbroker to an investment banker turned novelist Ibarra reveals a set of guidelines that all successful reinventions share. She explores specific ways that hopeful career changers of any background can:

  • Explore possible selves
  • Craft and execute "identity experiments"
  • Create "small wins" that keep momentum going
  • Survive the rocky period between career identities
  • Connect with role models and mentors who can ease the transition
  • Make time for reflection without missing out on windows of opportunity
  • Decide when to abandon the old path in order to follow the new
  • Arrange new events into a coherent story of who we are becoming.
  • A call to the dreamer in each of us, Working Identity explores the process for crafting a more fulfilling future. Where we end up may surprise us.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Customize Your Career

    by Roz Usheroff

    Techniques and strategies for professionals to bolster their job security by becoming a more valuable employee

    Today's smartest employees know that, to keep themselves from the "firing" line, they must constantly increase their value to their employers, customers, and clients. Customize Your Career presents readers with a twostep process for becoming an indispensable employee, by first defining one's personal mission and then using that mission as a blueprint to develop a professional success strategy.

    High-profile career builder Roz Usheroff has made her name by showing business professionals how to discover and develop their own intellectual property, even in uncertain and insecure economic climates. Here, she provides solid, workplace-proven strategies designed to help anyone:

  • Enhance interpersonal and communication skills
  • Become recognized as a leader and change-agent
  • Master the finer points of business protocol
  • Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Career Comeback

    by Bradley G. Richardson

    Career Comeback helps you create a powerful plan to get back on top

    The author of the national bestseller JobSmarts for TwentySomethings, Bradley Richardson is one of America’s top career experts. But he also knows what it is like to experience a career setback. When an entrepreneurial effort failed and he was forced to become a job seeker himself, Richardson discovered firsthand the emotional, social, and financial stress that comes with losing a job. In Career Comeback, Richardson shares his years of expertise along with the hard lessons he learned in the trenches to give readers a realistic action plan for taking control of their careers—and their lives.

    With empathy and humor, Richardson takes readers step by step through the challenging process of breathing life back into a languishing livelihood. Inside, readers will get indispensable, nuts-and-bolts advice on how to:

  • Find solid ground
  • Identify where things went wrong
  • Establish a support system and stay energized
  • Discover what matters most
  • Find a new job that’s even better than the last
  • Get in stride and stay on track
  • Job security is a thing of the past, but with Career Comeback readers learn how to rediscover their personal best.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Snap, Crackle, or Stop

    by Barbara Quinn

    Whether you've snapped or are crackling with discontent, this book will help you evaluate your current career state and guide you to make the necessary career change. Filled with examples of real people who have transformed their lives, Snap, Crackle, or Stop will inspire you to do the same. Momentum books are for people who want to make things happen in their career and their life, who want to work at something they enjoy and that's worthy of their talent and their time. Momentum people have values and principles. They question who they are and what they do. Wherever they work, they want to feel that what they do has meaning.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Change Your Career

    by Laura Gassner Otting

    How can you be certain that a new career is right for you? Change Your Career: Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector contains all the vital information that professionals will need to figure out if a career in the non-profit sector is right for them, and if it is, how to make a seamless transition into this sector. Topics include:

  • An overview of non-profits
  • Transferable skills
  • Searching for new jobs
  • Updating your resume
  • Real-life transition stories
  • Date Added: 05/25/2017

    Category: Transition and Career Change

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