Forging ahead in your career is not merely stipulated to resumes and interviews, there is a lot you can learn on your own as to how you can survive in the corporate world from other means as well. Books are a way to gain experience and knowledge on anything you wish to, be it fiction or factual. Even your progress on the professional front can be steered in the right way by investing some of your time in reading some good books for professional development.
If you are feeling lost and do not know which books to lay your hands on for the purpose, here is a list of a few of them that will surely help you in the long run. But let me ask you to not consider this as a task, instead consider this to be yet another way of prepping yourself, and enjoy it.
When you are low on self-confidence or are an entry-level applicant, get yourself “David & Goliath: Underdogs, Mistifs, And the Art of Battling Giants”. This will help you understand how being a tiny entity in this big world does not always serve as a disadvantage, it can be a huge advantage if you propel it in the right direction. The author illustrates the key idea by citing examples from the life of people who have had similar situations in their life.
The other book that could help boost your confidence is “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges”. After reading this book you will how your physical appearance can massively alter your mental status and how to boost your confidence level.
If you wish to grow professional and fast, consider putting your time to reading through “Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less”. It acts as a great motivator and talks about how you should know to flexibility in your mindset instead of being rigid and always trying to follow specific rules.
Pursuing your dreams is the primary driving force behind your career and hence you should know how to do so. Among the books for professional development, “Refuse to Choose: Use all your Interests, Passions, And Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams”, is the one that will assist you tremendously in this regard. You will learn how you need to identify your strengths and weakness after reading it.
“How to Win Friends and Influence People” – Author Dale Carnegie very vividly talks about how you can put forward your ideologies and ideas to influence people in doing the right things.
“What is the colour of your parachute?2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers” – the content of this book is an absolute delight for the entry-level candidates.
“The Power of Habit: Why Do We Do What We Do in Life and Business” – this among the books of professional development helps you change your mindset and eventually your habits, which in turn help you discipline yourself to achieve the best things in life.
“Die Empty: UnleashYour Best Work Every Day” – ‘carpe diem’ is the heart of this book, it offers you ways in which you can make every single second of your life worthwhile and fruitful.
These are the eight books I think you should have a read at, however, apart from them, there are several other books available that can keep you motivated to achieve and live the dreams of your professional life.
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