Take a look at these great resources to help you with your career!

These are a few of the resources that have had a significant influence on my outlook on job search practices and career management.

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The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

I was quite surprised by all of the good career advice in this book from one of the co-founders of LinkedIn.  This is NOT a “how-to” book for LinkedIn.

If you aren’t sure about the book, check out the corresponding website and free resources at thestartupofyou.com

 

 

Interview Answers in a Flash: More than 200 flash card-style questions and answers to prepare you for that all-important job interview!

What I like about “Interview Answers in a Flash”, is it uses the SAR (Situation, Action, Result) method for answering interview questions in the examples it provides.  The book also has a place for you to write your answer.

Smart Networking: Attract a Following In Person and Online

I was impressed with Liz’s approach to networking.  Liz realizes not everyone is comfortable networking and this book provides a solid foundation how to start and maintain your network.

Miriam Salpeter, the founder of Keppie Careers (a great resource for FREE information), interviews Liz at Keppie Careers Interview With Liz Lynch

 

 

Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success

This book starts out with assessing your skills and walks you through step-by-step how to build and improve your networking skills. I agree with the quote in the book “a must-read for anyone who wants to get a job.”

They even have a free guide to how to use this book for your job search Job Hunt – 50 Networking Tips

Career Warfare: 10 Rules for Building a Successful Personal Brand on the Business Battlefield

This book has good insights and tips about building your personal brand and excelling in the workplace.  One of the key tips most people forget is your manager is the co-author of your brand.

Check out a good summary at Career Warfare – Executive Book Summary

Resume Magic, 4th Ed: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer (Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer)

This book, written by a professional resume writer, has been described by professional résumé writers as the definitive, holistic resource for writing and designing résumés that get people noticed and hired. 

This book provides solid before and after examples along with explaining the rationale of why the changes were made.

Podcasts

Manager Tools  – this site has a significant amount of excellent career and job search advice.  Some of the key podcasts are:

Job Interview Tips with Jules Halliday – Career Specialist – Jules Halliday, a UK based Career Specialist, explains how to answer job interview questions to maximize your chances of success.

 YouTube Videos

The Interview Guys – Good short videos on most interview topics

Andrew LaCivita’s YouTube channel – Andrew has a lot of GREAT content about the job search

Handouts

How To Start A Job Search Accountability Group

The Public You – Career Workshop – Next Steps