JOB SEARCH / JUN. 06, 2014
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The Best Books for Job Seekers

There are lots of books to choose from when it comes to job seeking tips, interview strategies, motivational quotes, and job hunting tools. The sheer amount of books about these and other job search related topics can be overwhelming for job seekers. Choosing the right books that can help you throughout your job search is very important.

If you are currently looking for a job and are in need of some excellent tips and strategies for your job hunt, here are some of the best books for your job search.

 

The 2-Hour Job Search 

Many books promise speedy and unrealistic results when it comes to job searches, but that isn’t the case with this book. The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton does exactly what it says on the tin.

The author’s job search advice is witty and wise so you’ll learn lots of productive job search tactics like how to apply time restraints to some aspects of your job hunt. This book will enable you to speed up your job search in no time at all and get the results you want at the same time.

Power Verbs for Job Seekers: Hundreds of verbs and phrases to Bring Your Résumés, Cover Letters, and Job Interviews to Life

Writing a strong cover letter and CV is crucial to any job search. Saying the correct things during a job interview is also vital. Sometimes, don’t you just wish you had a handy reference guide that contained all the right words?

Power Verbs for Job Seekers: Hundreds of verbs and phrases to Bring Your Résumés, Cover Letters, and Job Interviews to Life by Michael Lawrence Faulkner and Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford is the ideal book for you.

This book contains all of the correct words and phrases that every job seeker needs. With the help of this book you’ll have no trouble applying them to your CV, cover letter, or personal vocabulary either. With this book at your side your days of being short of words or tongue tied during an interview will be well and truly over.

Job Search Marketing: Finding Job Opportunities in Any Economy

Effective networking is perhaps something that some job seekers underestimate or overlook completely when it comes to their job search. Capitalising on key networking opportunities and knowing how to identify strong networking opportunities in regards to job hunting can boost your chances of landing a great job.

Job Search Marketing: Finding Job Opportunities in Any Economy written by David E. Dirks discusses job search techniques and strategies using diverse concepts that are inspired by marketing. This book will inspire you to think of your job search as huge marketing campaign and you, well, you’re the brand of course.

What Colour Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters & Career-Changers

Every job seeker is different, that’s why certain books that are written for job seekers don’t apply to all of them. If applying the latest fad job search techniques that are cooked up by the next Steve Jobs wannabe isn’t for you, What Colour Is Your Parachute? : A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters & Career-Changers written by Richard N. Bolles is a much more down to earth choice.

This book focuses on encouraging the reader to pursue jobs that are right for them and offers practical advice about job searches. The author publishes this book every year which ensures that its content is never outdated or riddled with the ramblings of a writer whose job search knowledge is as limited as their experience.

All of these books provide lots of competent direction for job seekers. No matter what stage of your job search you are currently in you’re likely to find information that is easily transferable to your job search in these books.

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