Written by a venture capitalist, PayPal co-founder, and one of the early investors of Facebook, Zero to One is worth reading not just by job seekers, but by anyone interested in startups. Thiel’s book can help you during this period of your career change by challenging you to think differently and to go from “zero to one” (doing something that has never been done before) rather than “one to n” (doing more of what has already been done).
This book teaches job hunters how to work faster and smarter with the right technology. Dalton explains how to create an organized system that helps you efficiently and effectively target potential employers and secure the first interview.
New York Times’ bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek will show you how to “escape the traditional nine-to-five work life, live anywhere and join the rich.” This self-help book is especially useful for anyone thinking about a career move. Ferriss shows you how to change your mindset by creating a new “lifestyle design” by looking beyond the concept of retirement and the rest of deferred-life-plan.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) is a self-help book that will inspire you to plan and take actions that will enhance your career. Covey teaches you how to attain goals effectively by following the “true north” principles.
Start with Why shows that leaders who are successful always start by asking “why?” Bestselling author Simon Sinek explores a naturally occurring pattern: a way of thinking, acting and communicating that gives some leaders the ability to inspire those around them. This book will brush up your leadership skills and help you get ready for a career advancement.
Networking is an essential part of the job searching process. Given that, this is the book job seekers should not miss. Never Eat Alone explores the art of networking and reveals one of the best secrets to success – the right way to use the power of relationships. Ferrazzi lays out concrete steps and mindset he uses to build networks with the people who he has helped and who have helped him.