books for jobseekers

Ankur Tandon is a marketeer by Skill, Passion & Profession. Leads the team on content marketing & works like a lead catalyst in Marketing function. #GrowthHacking

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Choosing, applying and getting selected for the right kind of job and especially one in your dream company is an art in itself. All the pieces need to be in perfect place but sadly it ceases to happen most of the times and let’s be honest we are another victim to this. Job hunting is one field where you need to be constantly updated with all the latest trends that’s why this International Book Day we bring you a list of 5 books for job seekers which will help you get your dream job.

Books for Job Seekers

What color is your parachute by Richard N. Bolles.

A perfect partner for anyone trying to find just a good job or on the larger note trying to find out their calling in life. Richard talks about 2 types of job searches (a). The traditional search, where you make a resume according to the employer; and (b). The life changing one where you sit down, introspect yourself thoroughly and then search for that one job which is all about being truly happy in your life.

With more than 10 million copies sold, the best part is that it is updated annually with new insightful features added.

Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer by Susan Britton Whitcomb

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Resume Magic is all about making a perfect resume for any job you want to apply for, the best part is that it includes guides, tricks with real life implementation of the same in your resumes. After reading this book and understanding things explained, you will be able to craft an exceptional, professional resume for yourself.

Interview magic by Susan Britton Whitcomb

Like the last book, it takes you through the complete interview process. It is filled with numerous response examples that can help you prepare completely for an Interview. More than just being an Interview guide, this book can help you understand certain very important things for your career like genuinely increasing your interview opportunities, providing value to the employer, promote yourself as a brand and also stating the ROI any organization will have after hiring you.

The confidence code by Katty Kay and Claire shipman

As a woman, if you hate it when less qualified men move up the ladder just because they speak more in office, react more to situations, then this book is for you; although many men may also relate to some of the points. The authors emphasize on various tools and ways by which women can have more confidence, especially in their professional lives. It doesn’t matter if you are a fresher or well experienced female professional after reading this book you can easily tackle the still male dominated corporate world.

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And if you like what you read they have also co-authored another great book “Womenomics” which is also on the same notes.

Guerrilla Marketing for Job hunters 3.0 by Jay Conrad Levinson and David E. Perry

Rarely does it happen that you get all the job related info in one complete book and this book is one of the exceptions. It is filled with techniques which you can easily use for your job search in this tech savvy, internet dependent world. It basically guides you through all the changes that the job search process has gone through for the last few years. The latest edition also includes strategies on how to include social media tools in your job search.

While these are the best 5 books for job seekers from our reading experience, there may be some good reads that we might have missed. Do share in the comments section if you think we’ve missed out on one such book that is a must read for job seekers.

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