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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.


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What's Your Type of Career?: Find Your Perfect Career by Using Your Personality Type

by Donna Dunning

Match Your Personality Type to Your Perfect Career-and Find Success! The simple truth is that to be happy and successful in your work, you need a career that not only matches your interests but fits your personality type as well. In this approachable book, author Donna Dunning uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) to introduce eight distinct ways of working. Encouraging you to reflect on your own natural preferences-using checklists, exercises, strategies and tips-What's Your Type of Career? provides all the tools you need to discover your own natural preferences and find your ideal career. Are you a Contributor, Expeditor, Explorer or Responder? An Analyzer, Assimilator, Enhancer or Visionary? An Extravert or an Introvert? If you identify yourself as an Extravert and a Responder, you tend to like action, scenarios that are rapidly changing and are not inclined toward a desk job. A profession as an emergency worker, a fi re fighter or a police officer may be for you. This best-selling career guide-now in a fully updated second edition-has been expanded to include the training and educational requirements of a variety of different occupations, and highlights those most in demand. It also includes details on developing type differences later in life, advice for balancing your work and personal life and many, many more preference-based career suggestions.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

by Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose. The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It's about the task you were born to do. As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try. Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find their vocation and what to expect along the way.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Harvard Business Review on Advancing Your Career

by Harvard Business Review

If you need the best practices and ideas for achieving career growth and fulfillment--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 9 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.This collection of HBR articles will help you:- Break out of a career rut- Earn a spot on your company's high-potential list- Find out what's really holding you back- Get the kind of mentoring that leads to a promotion- Groom yourself for an external move- Turn the job you have into the job you want- Crack the code of C-suite entry- Take control of your career after being fired

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Do What You Are

by Paul D. Tieger and Kelly Tieger and Barbara Barron

The bestselling guide to finding career success and satisfaction through Personality Type is now thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated.DO WHAT YOU ARE--the time-honored classic that has already helped more than a million people find truly satisfying work--is now updated to include jobs in today's hottest markets, including health services, education, and communications technology.With the global economy's ups and downs, the advent of astonishing new technology, the migration to online work and study, and the ascendancy of mobile communication, so much has changed in the American workplace since this book's fourth edition was published in 2007. What hasn't changed is the power of Personality Type to help people achieve job satisfaction.This fifth edition is especially useful for millennials and for baby boomers experiencing midlife career switches. The book leads readers step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying Personality Type. Then it identifies occupations that are popular with each Type, provides helpful case studies, and offers a rundown of each Type's work-related strengths and weaknesses. Focusing on each Type's strengths, DO WHAT YOU ARE uses workbook exercises to help readers customize their job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

The Everything Career Tests Book

by A. Bronwyn Llewellyn and Robin Holt

A career advice book with the tests that make the difference!American workers are upwardly mobile movers and shakers who change careers often, always on the search for their perfect niche. But you can't follow your bliss unless you know what your bliss is.Enter The Everything Career Tests Book--your key to determining the career path you were destined for! This engaging, accessible guide boasts ten different tests that reveal the work habits, affinities, and interests you may not even realize you have!Ten tests help you find your way:Values TestSkills TestInterests TestPersonality TestWork Environment TestLocation TestWork/Life Balance TestEntrepreneurial Ability TestManagerial Ability TestEmotional Intelligence TestFeaturing extensive test result analysis and guidance as well as an easy-to-use format, The Everything Career Tests Book is all you need to make your dreams come true--at work!

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Career Quizzes: 12 Tests To Help You Discover And Develop Your Dream Career

by John J. Liptak

Career Quizzes helps readers look inside themselves and make better choices. A career counsellor for 20 years and one of the America's leading developers of career assessments, author John Liptak takes readers on a journey of self-discovery that will help them find work they love and develop their career from start to finish. Each chapter centers on an easy, fun, and revealing assessment that coaches job seekers through the successive steps in the career exploration and job search process. The book includes assessments of job satisfaction, work/life balance, career needs, interests and skills, work values, personality, entrepreneurial readiness, and much more. Most importantly, unlike many other assessment-based books on the market, Career Quizzes not only helps job seekers discover a rewarding career path, but it helps them walk that path as well.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Career Match

by Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou

Is your job just a way to pay the bills? It doesn’t have to be that way. You’ll find that when your career fits your personality, it becomes a source of tremendous satisfaction and success. Career Match is designed to help you discover your ideal work.Take the ten-minute self-assessment to determine your personality style and then turn to the corresponding chapter—the one that reads as if it’s written just for you—and:Identify career choices that will exhilarate youRecognize the type of work environment and boss you need to thriveLearn to leverage your natural strengthsCustomize and speed your job searchUpdated to include hot new careers in areas such as gaming, web design, alternative energy, cybersecurity, food science, and more, the second edition features expanded chapters for each personality type and fresh stories of people who have found fulfillment in work perfectly suited to them.If you’re looking for direction, this indispensable guide will help you match who you are with what you’re meant to do—for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Cool Careers For Dummies

by Marty Nemko and Richard N. Bolles

Every year, thousands of people change careers. Whether you are a recently graduated student looking to put what you studied to good use or an experienced professional looking for a change in routine, finding a career that really suits you can be a daunting task.Cool Careers for Dummies helps you discover what you really want out of life, what your passions are, and how well you perform in different environments, and then shows you how to use this information to find a career that suits you. Now revised and up-to-date, this easy-to-use guidebook helps you explore your job options and make clear-minded decisions. This new edition gives you the tools you need to:Search for and find a career that fits your talentsLand the job you wantTrain for your new found careerMold your resume into a masterpiecePut on a stunning interviewImprove your career by making the most out of your jobExplore the fun and profit of self-employmentAlong with these features, Cool Careers for Dummies provides a self-assessment section to help you identify your interests. After answering a few questions about yourself, you'll apply your answers to the Cool Careers Yellow Pages, which profiles more than 500 great careers. It also lets you in on some unwritten codes of the office, such as having integrity, defusing saboteurs, and maintaining office relationships. So what are you waiting for? Get Cool Careers for Dummies and find the job of your dreams today!

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Career Assessments & Their Meaning

by Ellyn Sanna

Find out what career assessments really mean... Career assessment tools can help you understand yourself and the world better by allowing you to match your interests and skills to the real-life world of employment. These tools include: *The Strong Interest Inventory; *The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey; *The Self-Directed Search; *Computer and Internet career guidance programs; and *Card sorts. These assessment tools can help get you started on your road to the future. Whatever career you choose, you'll need education, experience...and the core qualities of a good character. As you look toward the world of work, Career Assessments & Their Meanings can help you make a realistic plan based on character issues, career requirements, and your own unique talents and interests.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

The Career Adventure: Your Guide to Personal Assessment, Career Exploration, and Decision Making (4th edition)

by Susan M. Johnston

Focused solidly on "doing" rather than on "explaining," this book gets right to the heart of career decision making: It will 1) walk you through the process of self-knowledge and self-discovery, 2) encourage you to believe in yourself and in your own ability to influence outcomes and achieve career goals, and 3) guide you in working with various job/career-search and development tools. This edition offers expanded use of electronic and internet resources, an update of Maslow's Hierarchy, and a new perspective on decision-making, as well as covers the topics of self-assessment, exploring the world of work, and organizing the job search. Comprehensive appendices offer sample resumes and cover letters, as well as other job search resources. An excellent and valuable guide for all those involved in a job search or a career change.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

What You're Really Meant to Do

by Robert Steven Kaplan

How do you create your own definition of success-and reach your unique potential?Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to "success" as defined by those around us-and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied.Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing-for now-leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions?Harvard Business School's Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In this indispensable new book, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. Drawing on his years of experience, Kaplan proposes an integrated plan for identifying and achieving your goals. He outlines specific steps and exercises to help you understand yourself more deeply, take control of your career, and build your capabilities in a way that fits your passions and aspirations.Are you doing what you're really meant to do? If you're ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

StrengthsFinder 2.0

by Tom Rath

DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO BEST EVERY DAY?Chances are, you don't. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced StrengthsFinder in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped millions discover their top five talents.In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular online assessment. With hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, StrengthsFinder 2.0 will change the way you look at yourself - and the world - forever.AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 (using the access code included with each book):The StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, fine-tuned to be faster and more accurateA Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide featuring: a customized version of your top five theme report; 50 Ideas for Action for building on your top five themes; and a strengths-based action plan for setting goalsAnd much more on the StrengthsFinder 2.0 website: A strengths community area; resources, activities, and discussion guides; a strengths screensaver; and a program for creating display cards of your top five themes

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Career Management & Work-Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers

by Douglas T. Hall and Brad Harrington

Career Management & Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to managing contemporary careers. Although grounded in theory, the book also provides an extensive set of exercises and activities that can guide career management over the lifespan. Authors Brad Harrington and Douglas T. Hall offer a highly useful self-assessment guide for students and other individuals who want to deal with the challenge of succeeding in a meaningful career while living a happy, well-balanced life.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Career Quest: A Practical And Spiritual Guide To Finding Your Life's Passion

by Mary Rose Remington

"Everyone is entitled to work they love!" ...states Mary Rose Remington, author and career expert who has helped thousands of clients find their true calling in life. Career Quest is packed with practical tips, emotional support and spiritual techniques for readers employed or unemployed—seeking meaningful, energizing work. This book shows you how to: *Overcome fear *Unlock your higher purpose *Discover hidden talents *Build a financial foundation to support change *Tap dreams, intuition and angels for guidance *Set tangible goals and overcome barriers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

The Authentic Career: Following the Path of Self-Discovery to Professional Fulfillment

by Maggie Craddock

Our inner emotional lives — who we really are — deeply influence the choices we make at work. Unfortunately, most of us never realize the profound effect exploring our inner selves can have on our professional choices and success. In The Authentic Career, a top executive coach presents a powerful four-stage process that combines professional, psychological, and spiritual resources for achieving career success and fulfillment. Maggie Craddock outlines a course filled with exercises, examples, and inspirational quotations that has proven successful for clients of all levels. She clearly shows how to separate our desires and needs from the external demands and expectations that family, society, and the workplace impose on us. Craddock uses real-life examples to show readers that they are not alone in wanting something more from their jobs and careers — or in not knowing how to get it. Whether you are unemployed and reassessing your career path or simply looking for more fulfillment, The Authentic Career is an invaluable guide for rethinking professional strategies and discovering your own inner truths. Maggie Craddock is an executive coach with clients across the professional spectrum. Formerly a Lipper Award—winning fund manager on Wall Street, Maggie now helps people find career happiness and success. Her work has been featured in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to O: The Oprah Magazine. Based in New York City, she speaks throughout the world on workplace issues.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Overnight Career Choice: Discover Your Ideal Job in Just a Few Hours

by Michael Farr

Eager to find a career you'll love? Don't fret and sweat. Overnight Career Choice comes to the rescue. Discover your best career fit quickly and enjoy career success and satisfaction for years to come. Mike Farr covers the nine essential factors for defining your ideal career quickly so you won't spend months or years on the wrong career path.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People

by Carol Eikleberry

You don't have to stifle your creative impulses to pay the bills. For anyone who's ever been told, "Don't quit your day job," career counselor Carol Eikleberry is here to say, "Pursue your dreams!" Now in its third edition, her inspiring guide provides knowledgeable career guidance, real-life success stories, and eye-opening self-evaluation tools to help artistic individuals figure out how to remain different, unconventional, and hard-to-categorize while finding work they love. The revised third edition of the popular guide for offbeat individuals seeking work that suits their unique skills, talents, and passions. Updated throughout, including new inspiration and tips for keeping a creative job notebook. Descriptions of more than 270 creative jobs, from the mainstream (architect, Web designer) to the unexpected (crossword-puzzle maker, police sketch artist). Previous editions have sold more than 60,000 copies.Reviews"What a great manual for young rebels and older freethinkers who are plotting their next career move."--Boston Globe From the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Targeting the Job You Want

by Kate Wendleton

The best book on the market to help you figure out who you are, what you enjoy doing, and what you want to do with your life. Landing the job of your dreams means you need to have a dream to begin with. TARGETING THE JOB YOU WANT helps you Identify that dream... make it specific... and figure out step by step how you can achieve it.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

The Play of Your Life: Your Program for Finding the Career of Your Dreams--And a Step-by-Step Guide to Making It a Reality

by Colleen A. Sabatino

In today's tough market, it is hard enough to land a job—let alone imagine and launch the career of your dreams. The problem is that while people are scrambling for success, they don't take the time to figure out what job is the right fit or what their true calling is. In The Play of Your Life, Colleen Sabatino provides a unique two-step program to help readers both identify their ideal career and make that career a reality. Framed within the apt and engaging metaphor of the theatre, this book first guides the reader through a series of entertaining and illuminating self- assessment quizzes that help each individual recognize his or her dream and translate that dream into a career path. The second part of the program is a master class on the tactical steps for making the dream come true. Providing instruction in all areas from resume writing to negotiating the deal, Sabatino reveals the secrets gleaned from her years as a career counselor and equips readers with everything they need to know to secure a job and start building a future. From setting the stage to crafting the life-script that will open the necessary career doors, The Play of Your Life provides all you need to become a star of your own life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Assessment and Choosing a Job

Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's

by Sander Hicks and Joe Biel and Joyce Brabner

In 1996, everything about Joe Biel's life seemed like a mistake. He was 18, he lived in Cleveland, he got drunk every day, and he had mystery health problems and weird social tics. All his friends' lives were as bad or worse. To escape a nihilistic, apocalyptic worldview and to bring reading and documentation into a communal punk scene, he started assembling zines and bringing them in milk crates to underground punk shows. Eventually this became Microcosm Publishing. But Biel's head for math was stronger than his ability to relate to people, and it wasn't until he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome that it all began to fall into place. This is the story of how, over 20 years, one person turned a litany of continuing mistakes and seeming wrong turns into a happy, fulfilled life and a thriving publishing business that defies all odds.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Lawyers, Lead On: Lawyers with Disabilities Share Their Insights

by Rebecca S. Williford and Carrie A. Basas and Stephanie L. Enyart

This inspiring book contains letters of encouragement and advice from lawyers with disabilities to law students and new lawyers with disabilities. The writers share their perspectives on work and disability, based on their own experiences of success and setbacks.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Disabilities and Employment

The Power of Dyslexic Thinking: How a Learning (dis)Ability Shaped Six Successful Careers

by Robert W. Langston

Robert Langston shares the inspirational stories of people who overcame the hurdles of living with dyslexia to become influential business and cultural leaders. From Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea to prominent financier Charles Schwab to Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters, Langston profiles some of the biggest players in the business world and elsewhere to paint amazing portraits of courage and dedication. Through both research and personal experience, Langston has come to believe that dyslexia is a condition that does not need curing, but rather a greater understanding of the different capabilities and skills it can provide those who have it. He hopes that understanding more about the creative and intuitive benefits of dyslexia will allow educators and parents, as well as dyslexic children, to see dyslexia not as a disability, but as a gift.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

by David B. Wiegan

In the United States alone, there are roughly three million individuals living with a developmental disability, but less than a third are active in the labor market. This book provides a comprehensive approach to developing a successful jobs program for persons with developmental disabilities, drawn from the author's extensive experience and real success. The majority of persons with developmental disabilities are unemployed, underemployed, or still work in sheltered programs where it is almost impossible to reach their full potential. Job success is possible, but it requires a system based on a business model based on proven economics, rather than the traditional social services model. By employing a step-by-step procedure for gaining insight into the client, analyzing market opportunities, matching the client to a job, and supporting the client after placement, service providers can help individuals make a successful transition into good community-based employment. Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities will be essential reading for profit and non-profit rehabilitation service organizations, private job development businesses, government funding agencies, special education job placement programs, transition specialists, and families of persons with developmental disabilities.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Different, Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment From Adults With Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD

by Temple Grandin and Tony Attwood

This book is a compilation of success stories from adults with autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Each shares what helped them during their childhood and young lives that made them the independent adults they are today. One of the most important missions Temple Grandin has is making sure people with autism and Asperger's make something of their lives. As Temple says quite bluntly, "Being on Social Security is NOT a job choice. " These unique individuals often have great potential in parts of their minds that neurotypicals never even start to tap. This needs to be shared with the world. However, in order to share their hidden genius, they have to overcome many social obstacles. The point of this groundbreaking work is - it is possible, and it is WORTH it. Let these crusaders, handpicked by Temple herself, show how it can be done. Let this work by Dr. Temple Grandin inspire you to your true potential. You will soon see why it means so much to her.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Disabilities and Employment

Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities (Second Edition)

by Cary Griffin and David Hammis and Beth Keeton and Molly Sullivan

As self-employment becomes a viable option for more and more adults with significant disabilities, give them realistic, practical guidance and support with the NEW edition of this popular guidebook. Updated with a new and improved assessment approach, more self-employment success stories, and the latest on policy changes and online opportunities, this book is your step-by-step guide to helping adults with disabilities get a small business off to a strong start. You'll discover the nuts and bolts of person-centered business planning, and you'll get concrete, step-by-step strategies for every aspect, from business plans to marketing to finances. A must-have resource for employment specialists, transition professionals, and individuals with disabilities and their families, this book is the go-to guide for turning a small business into a big success.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Disabilities and Employment


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