There are a lot of factors when looking for a new job, and plenty of dispute about how exactly to do so. There is certainly no set formula, but following a few simple steps will almost definitely set the foundations for you to enhance your chances of finding work.
Below we’ve reviewed 5 books which we feel are a must in order enhance your job seeking knowledge. So make some coffee, and settle down to this insightful literature. Bring the bookworm out inside of you!
5. What Colour is your Parachute?
This fun to read book comes with a little bit of everything with regards to your job search. If you are looking for a way to develop an eye-catching CV and a powerful cover letter, then this book is definitely for you. The second half of the book goes into depth about finding your ideal career. You can find the book by clicking here:
2. How To Win Friends and Influence People
Although not typically out of the job seeking mould, this psychological classic will have your brain ticking, and your mind ready to go. Social skills are paramount during the job hunt, and this book will teach you to get people to like you and allow you to win them over. We don’t want to give too much away, but the author Carnegie instructs you to get others to talk about themselves, as well as emphasising the things you both agree on. You can find the book here:
3. Wait, How Do I Write This Email?
In today’s modern technological world, being able to write a well constructed email is an absolute necessity. Whatever job you’re looking for, demonstrating your professionalism through a well worded email will always get you a long way. In addition, the book puts you in virtually every job search situation you can think of so that you’re equipped for anything that’s thrown your way. Find the book here:
4. Two Hour Job Search
This book cuts out the theory and brings practical methods to how you can enhance your job search. It works through the various digital platforms you can exploit in order to match yourself with the perfect employer, speeding up the process and sky rocketing you straight to the interview stage. If you’re interested, here it is.
5. Getting To Yes
This book has no doubt stood the test of time. This 30 year old classic teaches you to negotiate properly and demonstrate your worth to others. If you are looking for work, this will give you an advantage in interviews and if you’re already working, it’s a great book for negotiating your salary and other benefits. If this one takes your fancy, took a look here.