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10 books essential to your career

Are you pursuing a corporate career, are you a budding entrepreneur, or are you still confused? You might see your career in many lights. Irrespective of where you are in life, you need to focus on your personal and professional growth.

Understand where you are heading or which direction should you follow to achieve your goal. Redefine your job into purposeful work, satisfying results, and profitable.

Here is a list of 10 books and their summaries which are essential for you to find out which career option embraces all your potential, will get opportunities in the future, and helps you build your expertise.

Don’t leave what you achieve to the fate. Act on it now.

Lose the Resume, Land the Job

Lose the Resume, Land the Job

Getting a job and, more importantly, building a career has never been more complex. Lose the Resume, Land the Job helps you score the positions that align with your passion and match your attributes ― and that will put you on a trajectory toward bigger and better things.
Get trusted guidance from the same firm that has shown 8 million executives how to achieve their career goals, and that puts a professional in a new job every three minutes. Learn to build a plan for the future so you can contribute more to the next employer.

Do Over

Do Over

We spend more than 18 years studying and preparing for college but little or no time honing our careers between graduation and retirement. This book offers an empowering tool ‘Career Savings Account’ which will change the way you think about your skills, relationships, character, and work ethic. If you’re on the wrong track, you already have what you need to change it – even if your family and mortgage mean you can’t simply pick up and move for a new opportunity. Everyone can benefit from Do Over, from new graduates to 50-somethings and beyond.

Rebel Talent

Rebel Talent

From an early age, we are taught to be rule followers, and the pressure to fit in only increases as we age. We accept them mindlessly rather than questioning and constructively rebelling against them, we ultimately end up stuck and unfulfilled, which leaves us less effective, overlooked for top assignments and promotions.
Packed with strategies for embracing rebellion at work and in life, and illuminating case studies ranging from the world of fine dining to fast food chains to corporations such as Google and Pixar, Rebel Talent encourages all of us to rebel against what’s comfortable, so that we can thrive.

The Future Leader

The Future Leader

There has been a lot written about leadership for the present day, but the world is changing quickly. What worked in the past won’t work in the future. How is leadership changing, and why? How ready are leaders today for these changes? What should leaders do now?
We need to know how to prepare ourselves to successfully navigate through the next decade and beyond. Learn from the interviews of over 140 CEOs from companies like Unilever, Mastercard, Best Buy, Oracle, Verizon, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and over a hundred others.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Much of the advice we’ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and, most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. This book draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn’t, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There in Sales

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

How Successful Salespeople Take it to the Next Level?
Learn simple-to-use tools for maintaining and leveraging quality personal connections by doing something much easier than learning new behaviors: simply stopping old ones. You have the power to change. This book helps you kick your bad habits to improve relationships, increase sales, and enjoy a more fulfilling, enriching career.

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

So Good They Can't Ignore You

For anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. This book provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love.
What you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. Matching your job to a preexisting passion does not matter. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before.

Platform

Platform

In the modern world, influence is everything and personal branding equals influence. Platform is an indispensable guide to developing a personal brand, building an audience, and nurturing followers. It explains the process of going from unknown to influencer by achieving personal proof, social proof, recognition, and association. People who wonder how their favorite influencers found their voices and built their audiences, will find the answers here and discover that the process is technical, creative, tactical, and much easier than they might have expected.

The Oz Principle

The Oz Principle

For anyone charged with obtaining results. It is a must-have, must-read, and must apply classic business book. Through its practical and invaluable advice, thousands of companies have learned just how vital personal and organizational accountability is for a company to achieve and maintain its best results. When people take personal ownership of their organization’s goals and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more invested and work at a higher level to ensure not only their own success but everyone’s.

10 Career Essentials

10 Career Essentials

Are you getting what you want from work? Are you excelling in your career? Learn to excel in the workplace once you are working. In our competitive, rapidly changing society, you need to know how to be effective and competent at work or you may find yourself unemployed or passed over for promotion. This book provides the key self-assessment tools and tips to stimulate learning and improve your ability to implement your personal career strategy to its fullest.

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