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10 Career Books To Inspire Your Next Career Move

10 Career Books To Inspire Your Next Career Move

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Transforming your professional life can feel overwhelming, sometimes even impossible, especially if you have children to take care of at home. To make an intangible idea an actual reality, you can start by reading books on the subject, which can help you strategize and prepare for any unforeseen obstacles. These 10 books provide inspire your career planning with wise and practical advice.

Reinventing You – Dorie Clark

Throughout her book, Clark helps those who want a career change, whether it means moving up the ladder, switching to a new field, or starting your own business. She uses a step-by-step method to find out your strengths and how you can communicate your unique and true values to others.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In is an amazing read for any ambitious employee. Sandberg shares her constructive and efficient tips on negotiating salaries, finding a compatible mentor, and stopping yourself from holding back from reaching your full and desired potential.

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard – Chip Heath & Dan Heath

We all want or need a change from time to time. It may just be a minor adjustment or a massive transformation. Authors Chip Heath, a professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and Dan Heath, a senior fellow at Duke University’s Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, know that it is very easy to give up but writing “big changes can start with very small steps” which can snowball. In this very well-researched book, the Heath brothers shed light on how to make successful changes.

Evolutionary Work: Unleashing Your Potential in Extraordinary Times – Patricia DiVecchio

DiVecchio, a business and work coach at International Purpose, presents a practical journal/workbook approach that pushes the reader to self-examine and see the possibilities for change for yourself and the opportunities it could lead to. As she writes in her book, “Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”

#GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso

As the founder of fashion retailer Nasty Gal, Amoruso opens up about her past from a college dropout to an insanely successful CEO. Amoruso’s story can be inspiring for people who want to branch out and start their own company or are just feeling a little lost in their career.

Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories – Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack

This book combines practical career advice and inspiring personal narratives from female tech professionals who succeeded in this male-dominated field. Including tips on how to dismantle the social bias against women in the tech industry, audiences will learn the best format for tech resumes, how to do well in a tech interview, how to start your own company, and more. This book is geared toward women who are considering getting into the tech field or who want to take their tech career to the next level.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol S. Dweck

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In this book, Dweck portrays how the way we think about our own abilities, such as our beliefs and attitudes, has an impact on our success. Mindset emphasizes the importance of having a growth mindset and finding opportunities throughout your career. Dweck proves that getting a promotion allows for your ongoing willingness to grow.

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well – Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

A promotion from your boss is a reflection of your quality of work, and there are ways to receive that positive and especially negative feedback productively. Thanks for the Feedback helps the reader learn to be an effective recipient of feedback and practical ways to use it to continue to grow.

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be – Jack Canfield

The Success Principles is a great resource book geared toward those who are looking to make a major career move in their lives. Canfield offers practical tips to build confidence and deal with life challenges, while also providing advice to live a more passionate and purposeful life.

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day – Todd Henry

Henry’s book is a powerful life and career development book that urges to leave a life of mediocrity. Exploring what it means to take advantage of the limited time of our lives, Die Empty makes the audience think about what it takes to fulfill your life goals.

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