Recommended Reading for Job Seekers

These may actually be REQUIRED reading for all job seekers

Attention all JOB SEEKERS! How’s your job search going? If you’ve done any research at all into how to conduct a job search, than you’ve already received a FREE critique of your resume, right?

Now what?

A quick Google search will provide you with hundreds of articles and suggestions on recommended reading for the job seeker. So, how do you know where to start when you don’t have a lot of extra time?

Self-help books and instruction manuals are a good way to help improve your life in general, but you have a specific goal here:

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Here are my top 3 recommended books for your down time (what’s that, right?)

Related: Recommended Job Search Sites

How to Win Friends & Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

Interviewing for jobs and networking are a major part of finding a new job, which means interacting with people a lot. Carnegie’s classic text will help you in your personal and professional lives. Importantly, you’ll learn how to make people like you and win them over to your side.

Carnegie’s advice focuses on maximizing your interactions with other people, and he instructs readers, for example, to encourage people to talk about themselves, instead of dominating the conversation, emphasizing the things you both agree on. Lot’s of good stuff here and it will help give you a boost of confidence should you need it to take your job search to the next level.

The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

By Steve Dalton

This is a great book for getting your first interview and for saving time. We could all use tips for that!  It provides practical tips for wading through the sea of internet job postings.

You’ll learn how to complete three important steps in very little time using:

  • Excel
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Alumni databases

Also, how to prioritize your target employers, contact them, and recruit people to provide you with internal referrals.

Getting To Yes

By Roger Fisher and William L. Ury

This is a great tool for job seekers to utilize in salary negotiations, interviews, and even interpersonal conflicts within the workplace once they get a job. It is the ultimate manual for learning the art of negotiation

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