New Career Center Books

Are you hoping to start 2018 off on the right foot? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to reinvigorate your job search? The Career Center can help, with these new books full of career advice, job search strategies, and motivational tips.

100 Ways to Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever, Third edition
by Steve Chandler

Everyone has occasional struggles with how to stay motivated. This series contains 100 strategies for getting and staying on track to achieve your goals. The author, a Fortune 500 trainer and consultant, draws on research, the recommendations of professionals, and decades of personal and professional experience to create motivational tips. This new edition is an update on the original best-seller.

Best Job Ever! Rethink Your Career, Redefine Rich, Revolutionize Your Life
by Dr. C.K. Bray

Are you unhappy at work, but unsure why (or what to do about it)? Are you having trouble figuring out how to find the right career and get a job you’ll enjoy? You may benefit from checking out this book, which includes specific tools and personalized methods to identify your dream career, determine how to attain or create the right job for you, and achieve your career goals to get out of your career rut. The author is a Fortune 100 consultant specializing in career development, success, and engagement.

Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need
by Nicholas Wyman

Having a college degree is no guarantee that you’ll have a job. Sometimes other skills are more important. Despite high college graduation rates, millions of American jobs go unfilled because employers cannot find people with the right skills. This skilled-labor shortage can create a great opportunity for you to gain in-demand skills and build a lucrative career – without having to get a bachelor’s degree. This book provides detailed information on what skills are in highest demand, and what educational options you have for learning those skills. These options include: professional certifications, associate degrees, apprenticeships, and occupational training.

Overcoming Employment Barriers: 127 Great Tips for Burying Red Flags and Finding a Job that’s Right for You
by Dr. Ronald L. Krannich

Many people have “red flags” which make it harder for them to find employment. Some are obvious, like having a disability or a criminal record. Others are a bit subtler, such as having a difficult personality or a lack of commitment. This book addresses hundreds of potential red flags for jobseekers, including self-awareness exercises for recognizing your own red flags, strategies for changing any negative behaviors which may be hurting your chances, and ideas for overcoming the obstacles which are holding you back.

If any of these books catch your eye, you may place a hold on them through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library website.

Written by Lynnette Lee