What are the best books to help you with your career? Maybe you are thinking about a career switch, you want to write out your ideal career or you just want good advice about your career. The books from this list act as your personal career coach. Find out what you really want and read on for the top tips to make your career a success.

The best career books at a glance

This is an overview of the best career books. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Career of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

The Best Career BooksAuthor
Do What You Are Kelly Tieger
What Color Is Your Parachute?Richard N. Bolles
 Designing Your Work LifeDave Evans
So Good They Can’t Ignore YouCal Newport
The New Rules of WorkKathryn Minshew
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next OneJenny Blake
Drive:The Surprising Truth About What Motivates UsDaniel H. Pink
ive and TakeAdam Grant
What Got You Here Won’t Get You ThereMarshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges Amy Cuddy

The updated top 10 list: the best books about your career

The Careers Handbook: The ultimate guide to planning your future

Whether you yourself are looking for new job, or you are helping your child decide what his or her future is going to hold, this book comprises of over 400 careers and its characteristics.

Helping Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome Get and Stay Hired: Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism spectrum

Do you have child with Asperger’s? Then you might worry about it getting and keeping a job. Barbara A. Bissonnette is an expert on the subject, and she shares her advice on how people on the Autism Spectrum can still have a successful employment future.

The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living (Careers for kids)

This book is suitable for kids age 4 and up, and it is the perfect folk tale on what the value of working during your lifetime is. It manages to make the connection with not only work, but also business and finance. Helping others is a good starting point to develop yourself.

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success (Touchstone Books (Paperback))

We like this book, because it is appreciated by both college students and career-changers. The career design methodology from this book is a plan to make your own career choices. The tests and tools point you in the right direction.

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College, Career, and Life

In our opinion every student who starts college should read this book and do the tests. They will help you reflect on your current behavior pattern and beliefs, and by knowing them, you can change them.

Betting on You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career

Do you feel like you are not in control of your life and career? Then we think you should read ‘Betting on You’. This guide will assist you on your road of personal development. Stop blaming others and turning inwards; start taking action and change your own future.

Outsmarting Crazytown: A Business Novel About How Derailed Professionals Can Get Back on Track

This is the story about Mike, who starts having doubts about his future with a company when the company he works at changes owner. We love this story, because it makes perfectly clear what a good career or life coach can do for you.

The Salesforce Career Playbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Advancing Your Career on the World’s Friendliest and Fastest-Growing Tech Platform

There will be a lot of career opportunities in Salesforce, but how do you know which one suits you best? This book looks at the different jobs within the segment, and also what skills are needed to be hired.

Now What?: The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career

How do you choose a career and work on your personal development? Once you have made that choice, it can be hard to go back. This guide starts at the very beginning of the process, and the assignments in the book will help you discover your talent and with that, the jobs you will excel at.

Think and Grow Rich

This book has been around for ages, and its steps on how to grow rich are still the same nowadays. ‘Think and Grow Rich’ will never go out of style.

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