Unlocking the Hidden Job Market by Duncan Mathison and Martha I. Finney
In a tight job market, or any market for that matter, one's ability to uncover opportunities before they become public can make the difference between a short, successful search and a more protracted one. Mathison and Finney provide helpful strategies steps to enhance your search.
Do What You Are by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
Using the Myers-Briggs as a framework, the authors provide a rich chapter on each of the 16 preferences as they apply to career and career satisfaction.
Working Identity by Herminia Ybarra
Changing careers is perceived by many to be a daunting prospect. Ybarra shares strategies and identifies the success factors, discovered in her research, that make the process more effective.
Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham
Buckingham makes a compelling argument for emphasizing and developing our talents rather than focusing on improving weaknesses. A precursor to the book Strengthsfinder 2.0 written by Tom Rath (which you will need to buy if you want access to the most updated Strengthfinder questionnaire), Buckingham's book is richer in detail and a more compelling and motivating read.
What Should I Do With My Life by Po Bronson
A must read for anyone at a critical career juncture contemplating a change. There is no magic "here-are-the-6- steps-to-a successful-career-change' in his narrative. What you will find are 45+ stories of people who have either changed their career, wished they had, tried and couldn't. Most weren't neatly and tidily done, but all are a fascinating, motivating read.
Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
Anything Beck writes is a delight to read. Through her compelling and often humorous narrative and numerous exercises or questions that prod us to think, she helps the reader to identify their own "North Star" and how to get there.
The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins
Whether you've accepted a new position, or have taken a new role in your current organization, this is a must read before you start. Watkins provides the framework for creating a roadmap and plan that begins before Day 1 and can accelerate one's successful transition.
What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, et al.
Survival of the Savvy: High Integrity Political Tactics by Rick Brandon and Marty Seldman
The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey
Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead With Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell