Almost every person in the world has gone through the period of being a job seeker. Now is the time when you are full of zeal and enthusiasm to change the world. You think you can do what others cannot. When you have not started looking for a job yet, you might also believe that there are infinite opportunities ahead of you and you could just choose to pick any of them. The practical world is quite a different place and while the zealous approach is highly appreciable, things are not always how you might think they are.
Sometimes, jobseekers are making wrong career choices, and they don’t know about it. Sometimes, they are stuck with the decision of making a choice between two different careers. There are those who are looking for jobs and thinking of working as employees for the rest of their lives without realizing the true potential in them. It can be safely assumed that many of the employees working for companies have the potential in them to run their own companies and change the world. Here are 5 of the top reads for anyone looking for a job and an opportunity to look beyond their present scope of things.
A Paperboy’s Fable by Deep Patel
Deep Patel is quite young, yet he has written a book with superb insight, examining real-life principles that he learned from his father about jobs, job seeking and the world of business. The book contains 140 pages wherein Deep Patel continues to prove how his thinking well exceeds his age. The book unravels the secrets of success for jobseekers and guides them to a better direction, i.e. entrepreneurship.
A Paperboy’s Fable is a succinct, entertaining story that makes revolutionary points using age-old principles. Whether someone is opening a lemonade stand or leading a startup software company, the 11 Principles of Success, illustrated by a young paperboy named Ty, apply in varying measures. This broad appeal and relevance makes A Paperboy’s Fable a timeless tale, as fresh as it is universal.
A Paperboy’s Fable has already received noteworthy recognition from William Kerr, a Harvard Business School professor and faculty chair of the Launching New Ventures program for executive education. A Paperboy’s Fable will be available for purchase in June 2016.
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Not all books written on the subject in question are as researched as this one. This book has some great interviews in it as well as a research that strikes right in the middle. As you read through this book you come to know of many things that make some companies famous whereas some companies failures. It provides a great scope to jobseekers about what companies they should be interested in if they are really looking to have a great career. It is a punch of information for jobseekers.
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
The title of the book says a lot already. This is a classic book and so the style of this book would a little old. However, not many modern books can match the level of this amazing classic read. It is one of the bestsellers in the market and was sold out completely when it was first published in 1937. This is definitely going to become your favorite read and if you are preparing for a job these days, there will be no better time than this to read this one.
Getting from College to Career by Lindsey Pollak
When a college graduate comes out of the college, he/she does not know much about the outside world. It is quite okay to feel deserted and stranded in the first few months after coming out of college. However, with the right guidance from the experts of the industry, jobseekers can set the right foot towards their careers. Getting from College to Career has been written by Lindsey Pollak who speaks on behalf of LinkedIn all around the world and is also a career expert. LinkedIn is the biggest social network for professionals in the world.
What Color is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles
This is quite a different book from the rest of the books mentioned above. This particular book receives updates on yearly basis from the writer. It revolves around the job market in the present days so the readers are not just reading a book but looking through a window that tells them what’s going on in the job market in real time. By giving the recent job market updates the book informs the jobseekers with tips and tactics to have a successful career by choosing the right company.