Whether you’re looking to start a brand new career path or advance through your current one, we all need some career advice from time to time. Maybe you’re still looking for the right type of job for you or maybe you know exactly what you want to do with your life but need an extra push to set it all in motion.
No matter what your career aspirations are, the library should have exactly what you need. Try out one of these guides to get started:
What Color is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles – The world’s most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually. This 2016 edition features the latest studies and perspectives on today’s job-market, including proven strategies for finding jobs even when everyone tells you there are none.
The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People by Carol Eikleberry – A career guide for offbeat individuals seeking work that suits their unique skills, talents, and passions.
Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do by Chris Guillebeau – Demonstrates how to enjoy greater career success and personal fulfillment by finding one’s life calling, with recommendations beyond the entrepreneurial sphere to outline an actionable method for rendering one’s passions profitable.
Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck by Jon Acuff – A consultant, public speaker and best-selling author describes how to make career changes and to avoid feeling trapped in the wrong job by changing the way workers view their skills, relationships and work ethics through the use of a “Career Savings Account.”
Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life by Ken Robinson – A guide to self-improvement, happiness, and creativity outlines practical steps for identifying personal talents, merging one’s passions with inherent abilities, and transforming interests into income.
Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job, Kill it in Your Career, Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht – The global fashion communications executive, draws on her experience to share advice, inspiration, lessons learned, and personal and professional guidance for people just starting their careers, as well as for people well on their way.
The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore – A 21st-century edition of a classic career design reference for college graduates and midlife career changers shares more than 100 self-tests and diagnostic tools for identifying a career suited to one’s aptitude and personality.