Suggested Reading List

Here are some great resources that you can get at a bookstore or borrow from the library that will help you along your Job Hunt Journey.

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Strengths Finder 2.0 Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, Strengths Finder, in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents.In its latest national bestseller, Strengths Finder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more (see below for details). While you can read this book in one sitting, you’ll use it as a reference for decades.

              Personal Skills Assessment

 Do What You Are Already a classic in the genre, Do What You Are has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Personality Type – how you process information, make decisions and interact with the world around you – and shows you which of the 16 types describes you best. It lists dozens of occupations that are popular with people of your type. Then, using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of each personality type, it shows you step-by-step how to use your unique strengths to customize your job search,ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.

 Self Assessment

What Color is Your  Parachute? The world’s most popular job-search book is updated annually to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today’s job-hunters and  career-changers.

 What Color is my parachute cover for 2015.Job Hunt

Self Marketing Power:  Branding Yourself As a Business of One In a competitive, global economy, you need to stand out. Whether you’re hoping for a promotion, trying to land a major client or striving to make a difference in your community, one thing is for sure: The world has no room for shrinking violets. Self Marketing Power is a book about business, career and life success. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to boost revenue, start a business, close more deals or move up the corporate ladder.

 Personal   Branding

Laid Off & Loving It for 2010: Rebuilding Your Career or Small Business with Social Media’s Help Laid Off & Loving It for 2010 can help conquer your career crisis with help from today’s revolutionary Social Media tools. You’ll learn how to create your essential “TwitterVator Speech” in order to tap into the power of Social Networking. No matter what the cause of your career transition, this book gives you the inspiration and the “nuts-and-bolts” you need to rebuild, reinvent, and achieve your ultimate vocational victory! Laid Off & Loving It for 2010 offers timely solutions to today’s record unemployment, underemployment, and the career fears faced by millions of professionals.

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 48 Days to the Work you Love In 2009, the U.S. unemployment rate approached ten percent. Today, when new work is found, it may not be traditional. Studies estimate half of the American workforce will soon consist of freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, entreprenuers, “electronic immigrants,” and so forth. Are you ready for the new normal?

Job Hunt and Self Assessment

 Encore: Finding work that matters in the second half of life  Until recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game (or better, change the game). They want to leave a mark. Make a difference—and continue to make money. From, the leading organization in the field, comes a road map to every step of the encore career journey. Here’s how to plan the transition. How much you need to make. The pros and cons of going back to school. When to volunteer, and when to intern.

encore Self Assessment

You’re Better Than Your Job Search The go-to source of job search advice for professionals from the top 6-figure job-search site with 4 million members.You’ve made the decision that it’s time to move on. Or, the decision may have been made for you. The basic goals remain the same, but parts of the process may have changed since your last real job search – and you’ve likely changed, too. You need the latest directions for advanced career management. You’re Better Than Your Job Search is an informative guidebook that provides easy-to-understand best practices and tools to help you keep your job search on track. • Crafting an Advertisement (Resume) • What’s your 30-Second Elevator Pitch? • Selling vs. Telling During Interviews • What You Can Learn From Politicians • Negotiating the Right Salary – You First! • The First 90 Days  Youre better than your job search

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