The perfect book for each stage of your career

The perfect book for each stage of your career.

Happy World Book Day! And what better way to celebrate than by compiling a list of all the titles that will help you through every significant stage in your career. Big shout out to the wonderful guys over at Business Insider who have done just that. So without further ado let’s check out this list. 

Career Moment: When you’ve graduated.
Book: ‘Designing Your Life’ by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.

The real world can be a terrifying place and as any recent graduate will tell you working out what to do next is scary.

Designing Your Life is essentially a continuation of a course both authors give at Stanford University, where they teach students how to apply design thinking to their real lives.

The book incorporates taught ideas such as “Odyssey Planning,” an exercise in which your life is mapped out into the number of different avenues it could unfold into so that untimely the reader can realise they can do a lot of things, all of which could bring happiness.

Career Moment:  Landing your first job.
Book: ‘Give and Take’ by Adam Grant.

In this book, Wharton professor Adam Grant argues that “giving” and being willing to help others is really the secret to advancing in your career and not the misconception of being ruthless.

He states it’s important to give effectively, as giving in ways that both support your own and your businesses needs are key.

Career Moment: Building Connections and Networking.
Book: ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie.

This 1937 bestseller is just as popular today as it was then. Which if anything highlights even more that this should be on your reading list.

The book teaches lessons such as to be interesting, be interested, acknowledge your own mistakes and encourage others to think they reached a conclusion on their own (even if it was in fact you).

Career Moment: First-time manager.
Book: ‘Radical Candor’ by Kim Scott.

Kim Scott, states there is only one effective way to manage: “radical candor.”

Radical candor is essentially about being straight with your employees, while still being understanding. Scott states, you simultaneously need to “challenge directly” while “caring personally.”

Career Moment: Career Change.
Book: ‘Pivot’ by Jenny Blake.

A career change or a “pivot,” as Blake defines, can be as big as changing jobs or small as changing departments.

Whatever it is you’re hoping to achieve, “Pivot” will deconstruct your dreams and your fears into attainable and manageable pieces.

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