Books to Help You Grow in Your Career

Whether you’re just starting your career, looking to take the plunge with a new job, or just need a little inspiration at the office, here are some book recommendations to help you up your game.

Born for This

by Chris Guillebeau

When people ask you the dreaded question of “what’s next?” for your career, your stomach may drop a little. Don’t worry though, Guillebeau’s New York Times Bestselling book, “Born for This,” will help you conquer that question for both you and others. “Born for This” will guide you through figuring out not only what it is you want to do, but what actions you should take to get there.


by Angela Duckworth

Ever feel like you’re down on your luck? This New York Times Bestseller teaches you that luck has nothing to do with success. Duckworth identifies “grit” – a combination of passion and persistence – as the key to achievement. Filled with personal anecdotes and interviews from high achievers such as Fortune 500 CEOs and West Point cadets, Duckworth shows how far hard work can take you.

Lean In

by Sheryl Sandberg

“Lean In” not only advocates for equal representation for women in business, but encourages both men and women to be actively engaged in their careers. Filled with her personal experience as Facebook COO and data centered around workplace leadership, Sandberg’s book has elicited praise from all over the country. “Lean In” has even lead to a national initiative to empower women in business. If you’re still not sold, check out Sandberg’s 2010 TED Talk that was the catalyst for her book.

Build Your Dream Network

by J. Kelly Hoey

What is networking in today’s digital age? Is it meeting with people for coffee? Messaging someone on LinkedIn? Or maybe networking is even liking a Facebook post. In “Build Your Dream Network,” networking expert Kelly Hoey gives advice on how to network in the business world today. “Build Your Dream Network” includes advice on connecting with people and dealing with always-packed schedules, and is loaded with infographics and charts on how to become a digital-age networker.

How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking

by Dale Carnegie

Being able to effectively and persuasively share information with people is key in business today. Famous lecturer Dale Carnegie, who also wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” has developed other advice and guide books on how people can better work and communicate in business. By the end of this book, any presentation or speaking event will be a breeze!

We hope you pick one of these books to guide you down your career path! What other career-oriented books have you gotten great advice from?

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