15 Books to Help You Advance Your Career
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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We all spend time waiting. Maybe you’re at the hair salon or barber shop. Maybe you have a train or bus commute to work. Maybe you’re taking care of some business at the DMV or doctor’s office. Either way, you’re waiting. Why not use that time to read up on how you can advance your career and your life? Try out this list of hot reads for those who want to do more and do better in the new year:

1. The Start-Up of You
Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, and Ben Casnocha show you you don’t need to start a business to be an entrepreneur. Think of your career path as your own startup! They also suggest some LinkedIn strategies, as well as excellent networking advice.

2. Enchantment
Guy Kawasaki’s book demonstrates how you can enchant the people around you–not to mention your boss–in the same way you fell in love with your favorite product. Become more likeable and trustworthy right away! His writing will keep you both amused and intrigued.

3. How to Win Friends and Influence People
This classic book by self-improvement expert Dale Carnegie teaches you just what the title says: you can relate to and persuade anyone in a civil and even friendly way. This is a must-read for any networker.

Read the rest of the list at Brazen Careerist…

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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