4 Great Reads to Jump Start Your Career

These books will enlighten and inspire

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Are you a young job-seeker fresh out of college? Are you an office baby looking to move up in your career? Are you a college senior who is months, weeks or even days away from walking across the stage? If you answered yes to any of those questions, here are four books that can help you jump start your career post college graduation.

Have No Career Fear: A College Grad’s Guide to Snagging a Job, Trekking the Career Path, and Reaching Job Nirvana (2007) by Ben Cohen-Leadholm, Ari Gerzon Kessler and Rachel Skerritt

Written and edited by three college graduates with contributions from more than 100 graduates, this guide teaches graduates how to be more aggressive, inventive and persistent in looking for a job and how to how succeed and gain respect once they enter the workplace. Advice includes how to network, negotiate a salary and deal with difficult bosses.

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College: The Know-How You Need to Succeed (2012) by Bill Coplin

College professor and adviser, Bill Coplin, lays down the essential skills grads need to survive and succeed in today’s job market. This handy, straightforward guide teaches college graduates how to acquire marketable job skills and real world know-how. It has been revised and updates for today’s economic and academic landscapes.

101 Tips for Graduates: A Code of Conduct for Success and Happiness in Your Professional Life (2010) by Susan Morem

This revised edition of “101 Tips for Graduates” is a must-read for anyone ready to move into a successful career. Career and workplace expert Susan Morem updated and revised her 101 essential tips to make them even more relevant to the current job market. This revised edition includes new tips on technology and also helps readers learn how to avoid the pitfalls of online activities like social networking while using them to aid job hunting.

When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent Graduates To Know (2007) by Nancy Barry

With 25 years of corporate experience under her belt, author Nancy Barry shares the secrets to professional success. Her helpful hints will help you to meet and exceed your manager’s expectations by revealing behaviors and tactics that are critically important in the workplace.

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