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Summer Must- Reads: More books to help your career development (Part II)

 

Stay on top of your game with these books all written to help you achieve your career goals. These bestsellers will change the way you see the world, interact and handle any obstacle that comes your way. Enjoy!

The Art of Mingling: Proven Technique for Mastering Any Room, by Jeanne Martinet

Don’t let your wallflower ways keep you from getting what you want. The Art of Mingling offers great tips on how to work any room. Trust us, after this you’ll be the life of the party… or at least be able to network better.

 

 

 

 

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, by Keith Ferrazzi & Tahl Raz

Want to know the key to success? According to Ferrazzi and Raz it is networking. Learning how to cultivate relationships is an important part of life. Never Eat Alone teaches readers how to make connections using their handy outlines and strategies. The important thing to remember is that it isn’t just about getting what you want; it’s also about making sure those who are important to you also get what they want.

 

 

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Their Careers, by Lois P. Frankel

 Who would have thought that everything your mother taught you is completely wrong in dealing with your career ambitions. Not to worry Frankel has you covered and will educate you on what you need as a woman to continue to make that climb to the top.

 

 

 

 

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, by Thomas L. Friedman

Understanding the world we live in is crucial in navigating today’s job markets. Whatever your career path The World is Flat gives the reader an understanding of the events that have shaped today’s ‘flat’ and fast globalized world. Friedman explains how this happened and demystifies complex foreign policy and economic issues that are currently shaping the global.

 

 

Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, by Martha C. Nussbaum

In Not for Profit, Nussbaum urges us to consider the issues that arise when we put economic growth ahead of humanitarian growth. For students interested in the Non-Profit sector this book is a must read because it takes a look at the impact that education focused on trade rather than knowledge has on our society.

 

 

 

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, by Kerry Patterson

Crucial Conversations offers readers a guide to handling life’s most difficult conversations. Learn how to be persuasive, talk about almost anything, and prepare for nearly every situation with Patterson’s six-minute mastery technique.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Must Reads: Five books to help your career development (Part I)

Below is a list of must read books that are filled with valuable career advice – no matter what your major or industry interest is. The best part is you can always read these while taking in the sun at your favorite park or beach.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, by Richard Nelson Bolles

This book (already in it’s 40th edition) is the go to guide for job searching. What Color is Your Parchute? 2012 is loaded with advice for job seekers in today’s market. Bolles gives advice on a variety of topics from how to use social media tools for your advantage to updated tips on networking, interviewing, salary negotiations and even entrepreneurialism. The best part is this is not specific to one industry everyone can take advantage of the advice here.

 

From Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t, by Jim Collins

Jim Collins set out to find out what makes a good company great. Through extensive research and years of studies the result is this book that suggests that leadership and discipline among other traits can turn even a bad company into a great one.

 

 

 

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type, by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger

Here is a radical idea, get a job based on your personality. Do What You Are is chock full of career advice based on your personality type; including advice based on each type’s strengths and weaknesses. The book also offers a comprehensive list of possible careers for each of the 16 different types of personalities.

 

 

Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States, by Daniel Beaudry

Often, students face the harsh reality that an American education isn’t enough to land you that dream job, however, the book is filled with great insight for international students on navigating the job market.

 

 

 

 

Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

Ever wonder if you can really trust your gut? Noble Prize winner, Daniel Kahneman, explains how we think in his book. Kahneman engages the reader with tips on how to use this scientific insight to make better decisions and understand how our decision-making process works.