7 Best Job Search Books
There is a vast wealth of information on the internet to help you find a job and to give you tips on how to land a job. However, there is also a wealth of information in book form that is tragically going unnoticed.
We compiled seven of our favorite Job Search books along with the links to buy them on Amazon. Seriously, we can’t stress these books enough and we hope you give them a chance!
- Donald J. Wittman: Ignite Your LinkedIn Profile: Learn the Secrets to How LinkedIn Ranking Really Works
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: LinkedIn is arguably the best job search site out there. In this book, the author will teach you how to optimize your LinkedIn profile so that you can land the jobs you want.
The book will even help you found elusive jobs on LinkedIn that are not yet posted by building up your profile to the best it can be!
Wanna know what really sucks? Getting fired.
If you’ve ever been fired, you know all too well just how stressful this time can be in your life. If you are looking for a job or looking for your next move after you get fired, the doctor is in session.
Dr. Nancy Koury King does a great job of offering the modern approach to bouncing back after you get fired. At jobs where you feel like every day might be your last, the author teaches you how to stay ahead of the game should the worst happen.
It might sound a bit like a conspiracy theory, but scientifically speaking there is a mathematical way to optimize your results in your job search!
Want to know the best part? You don’t have to be a scientist to figure out how to how to crack the code! Ilker Cingillioglu will guide you through “The Job Hunting Algorithm” to help you make the best out of your job hunt!
WHAT? The ultimate job hunting guide is only number four? How can this be?
To say this book is comprehensive is a bit of an understatement. Each and every nook and cranny of looking for a job can be found in this book. It’s not a page-turner that you will read cover to cover, but it is a great guide to have in your office when you need to refer to something before making a move in your job hunt.
If you’re on the job hunt, having this book at the ready is a pro play!
The problem with most books on hunting for a job is that they were written for your parents. It’s harder to find one that helps with finding a job today with all of our modern tools. That’s where Benjamin Paul’s “Finding a Job in the 21st Century” comes in handy.
From the best practices for networking to modern interviews, Paul will take your hand through the modern world of job hunting.
Although it doesn’t cover searching for jobs specifically, Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is one of the best self-improvement books on the market if not THE best.
Chances are that you read excerpts of the book in college, but we can’t recommend buying a copy of this book for your own collection enough. Covey’s book will change your outlook on life and make you a much more effective individual at work and at home.
The phrase “best in the business” is used so often that it has almost lost all meaning, but please understand that we are not using it lightly. Martin Yate is the best in the business, and his book on the job search has literally helped millions of people find a job.
You will not put down this book without having first learned something about how to make the most out of your career.